(PRESS RELEASE)_SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA, JUNE 9, 2022 – Australia’s 100% carbon neutral adventure travel company Aurora Expeditions has announced its 2023/2024 Antarctica season and 2023 Arctic and British Isles voyages aboard the new Sylvia Earle, giving intrepid travelers even more options to explore the white continent and beyond.
Aurora Expeditions’ new Antarctica season features dozens of departures across two purpose-built expedition ships, the Greg Mortimer and brand-new Sylvia Earle, which will make her debut voyage on the Subantarctic Safari Nov. 4 - 20, 2022.
“We are thrilled to launch our new Antarctica season, where we have continued to build on our pioneering heritage in exploring this region,” said Hayley Peacock-Gower, Chief Marketing Officer of Aurora Expeditions. “Alongside our well-loved classic itineraries, we have continued to innovate and offer new and varied ways for our expeditioners to discover this awe-inspiring destination, whether it be via our numerous fly-sail options, voyages ranging from nine to 24 days, or the introduction of new itinerary combinations that are not offered by other operators in the market. In the Arctic and British Isles, Aurora Expeditions’ expeditioners are also being given a wealth of new wild and remote voyages to choose from, all sailing on our brand-new vessel, the Sylvia Earle.”
Aurora’s new voyages feature six innovative itineraries including the Antarctic Explorer Express, a nine-day voyage featuring a condensed version of the longer itinerary of the fully-grown Antarctic Explorer Voyage, appealing to those seeking a briefer adventure to the Antarctic Peninsula. Travelers can now explore regions in Antarctica that most people who have visited the region have never experienced by venturing below the Antarctic Circle and attempting to forge a path through the ice in the Weddell Sea via the 18-day Circle and Weddell voyage.
In addition, Aurora Expeditions’ 2023 Arctic and British Isles voyages will feature five new itineraries for travelers to choose from. The new Svalbard in Depth itinerary offers extra time for deeper and genuine exploration in this magical region where jaw dropping icy landscapes and hope for unforgettable wildlife encounters await. The 15-day Iceland, Jan Mayen, Svalbard voyage offers a combination of breathtaking contrasts as passengers sail across the Arctic Circle to the High Arctic, while the Complete Northwest Passage voyage will attempt to sail the full length of the Northwest Passage from West Greenland to Nome, Alaska over a 30-day period. In the British Isles, a new Ireland & Scotland Discovery voyage will explore Ireland’s rugged west coast, the Hebrides, Orkney and Shetland Islands over 17 days.
“We look forward to bringing out the adventurer in each of our expeditioners across our upcoming voyages, with our Expedition Team helping to push their boundaries and inspiring deeper exploration, understanding and connection to some of the most important and awe-inspiring locations within the natural world,” said Peacock-Gower.
The new season complements the previously announced new 2023 voyages, including the company’s first expedition to the Islands of the Atlantic, including Cape Verde, the Canary Islands and the Azores. Other new highlight itineraries include the Northern Lights Explorer, offering superb opportunities to witness the natural phenomenon of the Aurora Borealis, and Across the Arctic Circle, combining three unique worlds on one unforgettable journey from Scotland to Norway.
To celebrate the season launch, expeditioners can enjoy early bird savings of up to 25% off bookings made by June 30. New itineraries include:
Arctic & British Isles 2023
For more information, visit https://www.aurora-expeditions.com/
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