Aurora Expeditions Announces New 2023-24 Voyages

Aurora Expeditions has launched its 2023-24 Antarctica season alongside 2023 Arctic and British Isles voyages aboard the new Sylvia Earle. The adventure travel company’s new Antarctica season includes several departures across two purpose-built expedition ships, Greg Mortimer and Sylvia Earle, which will make its maiden voyage on the “Subantarctic Safari” from November 4-20, 2022.

To celebrate the season’s launch, the company is offering early-bird savings of up to 25 percent on bookings made by June 30.

Aurora’s new voyages comprise six itineraries, including the “Antarctic Explorer Express,” a nine-day voyage that's a condensed version of the longer “Antarctic Explorer Voyage,” appealing to those seeking a briefer adventure to the Antarctic Peninsula. Travelers can also venture below the Antarctic Circle and attempt 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 offer five new itineraries for travelers to choose from. The new “Svalbard in Depth” itinerary offers extra time for deeper exploration in this region where icy landscapes and wildlife encounters await. The 15-day “Iceland, Jan Mayen, Svalbard” voyage offers a combination of 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.

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 opportunities to witness the natural phenomenon of the Aurora Borealis, and “Across the Arctic Circle,” combining three unique worlds on one journey from Scotland to Norway.

Antarctica 2023-24

  • The “Falklands~Malvinas and Antarctic Peninsula” itinerary will sail from Santiago to Ushuaia from October 22-November 6, 2023 on the Greg Mortimer.
  • The “Antarctic Peninsula in Depth” itinerary will sail roundtrip from Ushuaia from November 28-December 12, 2023 on the Sylvia Earle.
  • The “South Georgia & Antarctic Odyssey” featuring South Sandwich Islands will sail roundtrip from Ushuaia between January 19 and February 11, 2024 on the Sylvia Earle.
  • The “Antarctic Explorer Express” itinerary will sail from Ushuaia to Punta Arenas from February 10-18, 2024 on the Sylvia Earle.
  • The “Deep Weddell Following Nordensköld” itinerary will sail roundtrip from Ushuaia, from March 24-April 6, 2024 on the Sylvia Earle.
  • The “Circle and Weddell” itinerary will sail roundtrip from Ushuaia, between March 8-25, 2024 on the Sylvia Earle

Arctic & British Isles 2023

  • The “Svalbard in Depth” itinerary will sail roundtrip from Longyearbyen between June 26-July 10, 2023 on the Sylvia Earle.
  • The “East Greenland Explorer” voyage will sail roundtrip from Reykjavik between August 15-28, 2023 on the Sylvia Earle.
  • The “Iceland, Jan Mayen, Svalbard” itinerary will sail from Reykjavik to Longyearbyen from June 13-27, 2023 on the Sylvia Earle.
  • The “Complete Northwest Passage” itinerary will sail from Toronto to Anchorage on August 24-September 22, 2023 on the Sylvia Earle.
  • The “Ireland & Scotland Discovery” itinerary will sail from Dublin to Aberdeen on May 17-June 2, 2023 on the Sylvia Earle. 

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