If you’ve always yearned to explore the icy wilderness of Antarctica, then 2021 could be the year you do just that. Book now to guarantee your spot on the Greg Mortimer, a strengthened vessel tough enough to break through icebergs, with revolutionary nautical technology. A new smooth, streamline bow cuts down on seasickness, even in the roughest conditions – a game-changer when crossing the infamous Drake Passage.
The Greg Mortimer
The Greg Mortimer has been purpose-built for expeditions to the most remote places on earth. On board, you’ll discover spacious communal areas including a state-of-the-art lecture theatre, an open-seating dining area, a gym, sauna and a library filled with books on pioneering adventurers.
However, we predict you’ll be glued to the windows, especially in the observation lounge, awaiting your first iceberg sighting. The boat also has two outdoor jacuzzis with amazing views, and innovative hydraulic viewing platforms, which fold out to offer unobstructed views of passing marine life, be it whales, seals, wandering albatross or giant petrels.
The stylish suites and cabins, most with private balconies, come in a range of sizes, with twins, doubles, triples and even interconnecting rooms available for families – a rarity on expedition ships of this calibre.
SIR CHRIS BONINGTON CBE
What makes this cruise really special is that accompanying you on board will be legendary mountaineer, writer, photographer and all-round adventure expert Sir Chris Bonington CBE. As guest lecturer, Sir Chris will share stories of a lifetime of adventure, including his various attempts on the South West Face of Everest, both successful and not. Tales of his expeditions to Antarctica, including his part in the first British ascent of Mount Vinson, the highest peak on the White Continent, are sure to whet your appetite for your own adventures to come.