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Congratulations on booking your expedition to Arctic!

 

Information for passengers travelling on board the Polar Pioneer and The Greg Mortimer.

 
We are thrilled you will be traveling on this incredible adventure to the Arctic. Here you will find additional details that we require from you and information to help you plan for your trip. At any time if you wish to discuss the details or your expedition cruise or additional travel arrangements including flights, insurance, pre and post tour travel arrangements please contact your booking agent.

 

 

 

⬤ IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Embarkation and Disembarkation

Arctic voyages embark and disembark in a number of different cities. Please refer to your Confirmed Itinerary or contact your booking agent for information regarding the best arrival and departure flights to book in conjunction with your cruise. Please be aware that we will not be held responsible for the late arrival of the ship from your voyage.

Fuel Surcharges

Please note that your cruise booking may be subject to fuel surcharges should world oil prices increase significantly prior to the time of your departure. Cruise operators do attempt to factor this price into your tour cost. However, unexpected rises in the cost of marine fuel can result in a fuel surcharge that will depend on the cost of oil per barrel and the individual ship operator. By booking a tour with us, you agree that this may be the case with your booking. You will be advised of any surcharge once we have been notified of the surcharges from the cruise operator if this situation arises.

Terms and Conditions
By making the booking, he or she has read and has agreed to be bound by these terms and conditions. Please click HERE to view.

 

International Flights to meet your cruise

International flights to join your Arctic cruise will be available for booking approximately 11 months prior to tour departure date. Please contact your booking agent to discuss flight options available for your travel arrangements.

 

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is compulsory for all travellers and policy details must be provided prior to your final documentation being issued. We strongly recommend you obtain a policy for the level of cover at the time of booking you are comfortable with ensuring it meets our minimum guidelines. For more information on Travel Insurance please refer to the Arctic Travellers Guide below or contact your booking agent.

 

 

 

⬤ FORMS

 

 

International Maritime Regulations require that we create a manifest for each expedition. To fulfil our obligation certain information is required. Please complete and return the form below NO MORE THAN 100 days prior to departure.

Click on each document to download them:  


> Aurora Medical Form, CLICK HERE


Aurora Personal Information Form, CLICK HERE

 

 

 

EXPEDITION CLOTHING

 

Each passenger aboard our Antarctic and Arctic expeditions will receive an expedition jacket when you board the ship. Designed exclusively for Aurora Expeditions, the 2-in-1 jacket offers sophisticated expedition-styling and both the inner and outer jacket include all of the important features for travelling to the polar regions, complete with an included ‘drop seat’ allowing for additional comfort when sitting in Zodiacs. Your expedition jacket is designed to be worn over your essential base layers and provides a versatile layering system suitable for the conditions to be encountered on our polar expeditions. 
Your jacket will be ready and waiting for you in your cabin when you board your expedition.
 
We also loan you a pair of rubber boots for you to use during the voyage. They are great for getting in and out of Zodiacs and are plenty warm with a good pair of thermal socks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

⬤ OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

 

The following activities are available on selected voyages. Please see below for more information. Contact your booking agents to check availability and pricing:

-Kayaking in the far-flung corners of the world is an experience guaranteed to refresh your soul. Paddling in small groups, you will glide between ice flows, brash ice and icebergs dotted with wildlife. Previous kayaking experience is required.

-Photography Work Shops- on selected expeditions specialised photography programs and workshops for both amateurs and more experienced photographers are offered.

Limited availability. Price dependent on your voyage, please contact your booking agent for price and availability. See below for more information.

 

 

*Each Arctic trip offers a variety of activities at extra cost. Please contact or agent to discuss.

 

 RESOURCES & CRUISE EXTENSIONS

We have some additional resources to help you prepare for your upcoming trip to Arctic, as well as some excellent itinerary ideas to explore South America pre or post your cruise.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Optional Activity
Kayaking

Paddle through the majesty of the icebergs with your guide and live the experience of seeing varied birds and whales in their natural habitat. 

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Optional Activity
Snowshoeing

Head off the beaten track to walk atop fresh snow and visit places that are inaccessible by foot with our showshoeing excursions available on this voyage.

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About the
Greg Mortimer

As a modern and custom-designed ship, the Greg Mortimer is at the cutting edge of nautical technology. This ship is robust, powerful and built with our guests in mind. 

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About the
Polar Pioneer

Originally built as an ice-strengthened research vessel in Finland in 1982, she was refurbished in 2000 and converted into a passenger ship for expeditions to the polar. 

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Travellers Guide
The Arctic

Check out our Arctic Travellers Guide to help you prepare for your Arctic adventure. Includes information about joining cities, what to pack and more.

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