Congratulations on booking your expedition to Arctic!
Information for passengers travelling on board 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.
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.
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 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.
International Maritime Regulations require that all passenger information is collected and a manifest is kept for each expedition. To fulfill these obligations, certain information is required from you. We will send you forms as they become available for your voyage, please fill these out in a timely manner and send them back to us NO LATER THAN 100 days prior to departure (or as the form states). Some forms can be submitted directly online.
Some examples of the forms you may need to fill out are: 'Passenger Details Form', 'Medical Form', 'Parka Size Form', and 'Optional Activity Form'. You will receive the required forms for your expedition from your booking agent.
Each passenger aboard our Antarctic and Arctic expeditions will receive an expedition jacket when you board the ship. Designed exclusively for Aurora Expeditions, the 3-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.
The following activities are some options available on selected voyages. All activities have limited spots and are subject to availability. Contact your booking agent for more information, 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.
-Polar Scuba Diving is a truly inspiring and unforgettable experience, in 1998 Aurora Expeditions offered the world-first commercial dive trip to Antarctica. Arctic diving reveals a world of ice, where glaciers, gigantic icebergs and a unique blend of marine life greet us, making for a very special experience.
-Rock Climbing (Greenland) Explore the remote and rugged summits of East Greenland, scaling sheer granite cliffs and glacial remnants in pursuit of breathtaking views of Scoresbysund’s ice-filled fjords.
RESOURCES AND 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.