Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Aurora Expeditions Polar Voyages For 2013/14

Aurora Expeditions has launched its first ever Polar Voyages Brochure for 2013/14. In keeping with the company's continued efforts to be environmentally friendly, they have produced just one brochure encompassing all of their spectacular voyages to Antarctica and The European Arctic over the next 18 months.

Available in ebook and printed format, the new brochure showcases some of the most spectacular Polar regions on earth, introducing readers to the concept of enriching travel through close encounters with wildlife, breathtaking scenery, informative talks and small group camaraderie (groups of 54 or less).

The Polar Voyages 2013 and 2014 are expected to fill fast, with Fly/Sail options to the Antarctic Peninsula already showing strong demand. Departing South America, these voyages have been designed to reduce sea time and increase time at the destination. The new 'Across the Arctic Circle' voyages are also showing particularly strong demand, giving passengers the opportunity to sample the Scottish, Norwegian and Spitsbergen coasts over 14 days. With adventure levels to suit all tastes, exciting activities across the programme include sea kayaking, camping, photography, climbing and polar scuba-diving.

Aurora, the pioneers of ship-based adventures, are committed to small, low-impact groups keen to experience the Polar Regions in many ways whether by walking, scuba-diving, sea kayaking or sitting quietly and absorbing the surrounding magnificence. The 2013/14 itineraries reflect this commitment. Voyages to The European Arctic start from AU$6,700 and to the Antarctic Peninsula from $6,365.

Aurora can also book your full travel arrangements: flights, hotel accommodation, tours and transfers, making them a one-stop shop for your trip of lifetime.

Voyage prices include:
  • Ship accommodation. All public areas are open to passengers.
  • All meals on board.
  • All Zodiac and shore excursions from the ship.
  • Lectures, videos, slide and film shows and guide services.
  • Medical services. There is a resident medical officer and well-equipped clinic on board.
  • Port taxes and port charges imposed by government authorities.
Not included:
  • Air transport to and from the ship.
  • Visa, passport and vaccination charges and airport departure taxes.
  • Hotels and meals not included in cruise itinerary.
  • Optional excursions not included in cruise itinerary.
  • Laundry, postage, personal clothing, medical expenses, travel insurance and items of a personal nature such as bar charges, phone calls and optional end of voyage tips.
  • Credit card surcharge, if making your final payment by credit card.
  • Emergency evacuation charges.
For more info, see Aurora Expeditions, or, for more adventure-cruise ideas, follow this link to the Cruise Line Ltd, the UK's adventure cruising specialists.