Have a ‘Happy Penguin Christmas’ when Antarctica is at its liveliest. If you feel the festive season is a great time to get away from it all, join our special celebratory voyage. Combine the best of the Antarctic Peninsula and South Georgia on one incredible voyage. Antarctica offers spectacular frozen landscapes, lively penguin colonies, feeding whales and unsurpassed adventure activities. Cross the majestic Scotia Sea to visit the world’s largest king penguin colonies and for some, follow Shackleton’s epic walk across South Georgia on foot.

Expedition highlights:
› Experience the ultimate white Christmas in Antarctica
› Look out for humpback whales driving krill to the surface of the water and straining them with baleen sieves in their mouths
› Marvel at huge king penguin colonies breeding, feeding and chicks mounting into adult plumage in South Georgia
› Experience beaches in South Georgia crammed with elephant seals and Antarctic fur seals
› Experience the thrill of Antarctica kayaking or snorkeling and retrace Shackleton’s mountain crossing on foot (additional cost)

This expedition will be operated by Aurora Expeditions. Click the following link for their detailed itinerary.

The Greg Mortimer is being launched in late 2019. The ship utilizes some of the latest advancements in naval design & technology, including a dramatic new X-Bow design (for smoother and faster sailing). A virtual anchoring system uses GPS and high-tech steering to hold the ship’s position so the sea floor is protected. Inside, the ship features gracious accommodations, including many cabins with balconies, and state-of-the-art amenities.

Expedition pricing is based on cabin selection

Aurora Stateroom Triple: $19,800
Aurora Stateroom Twin: $22,000
Balcony Stateroom Category C: $23,500
Balcony Stateroom Category B: $24,100
Balcony Stateroom Category A: $24,700
Balcony Suite: $30,400
Junior Suite: $36,700
Captain’s Suite: $42,900

Rates are per person, based on double occupancy. Single supplement: 1.5x for the Staterooms (single supplements not available for the triple share cabins). All prices are listed in USD.

Pre-voyage hotel night in Ushuaia is included.

Sea Kayaking in Antarctica: USD$1,470
Shackleton 3-day land crossing: USD$2,220
Snorkeling: $740
Snowshoeing: $370

When you travel with Aurora Expeditions you will receive a 3-in-1 waterproof Polar jacket, your’s to keep after the voyage. On loan the ship carries insulated rubber boots to wear on excursions.


photography by Mark Grantham