Aurora Expeditions launches Antarctic 2022/23 voyages

by Jessica Pook

Aurora Expeditions plans to operate 26 departures for 2022/23 under its Antarctica’s Greatest Hits Voyages.

The 2022/23 season launches with early bird deals of up to 30% off and marks the highest number of expedition voyages that Aurora Expeditions has operated in one season.

The new expeditions will be operated by two purpose-built expedition ships, Greg Mortimer and Sylvia Earle.

Each sailing will feature several add-ons including snorkeling, diving, kayaking, camping on the ice, walking Shackleton’s Crossing in South Georgia, ski touring and snow shoeing as well as hikes and zodiac excursions.

The programme includes the 12-day Sprit of Antarctica, described as “the quintessential Antarctic voyage for adventure lovers”. Departing throughout November 2022, passengers will sail across the famed Drake Passage with the chance to Zodiac-cruise through pack ice, set foot on the continent and camp under polar skies.

Clients can go in search of king penguins on a 21-day South Georgia and Antarctic Odyssey voyage, with departure dates from October 2022 – March 2023. They will explore the Falklands Islands, home to the world’s largest king penguin colonies in South Georgia. Sailing Antarctica, one of the most remote place on earth, passengers can watch for penguins, whales and seals.

Those that want to reduce their time at sea have the chance to fly at least one way across the Drake Passage as part of the 12-day Antarctic Explorer voyage. Sailing time will be spent searching for humpback and minke whales in the Antarctic Peninsula. Departure dates range from January 2023 – March 2023.

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