Launched in October 2019 the Greg Mortimer, with a revolutionary X-Bow design, is one of the most dynamic and state of the art purpose-built expedition vessels on the seas. The revolutionary X-bow is designed to slice through the water rather than riding over the waves making for comfortable and fast travels through the polar seas.
Designed to carry a maximum of 160 passengers, polar voyages will be restricted to 120 passengers.
Other features include two hydraulic side viewing platforms on deck five, water level zodiac launching platforms on deck three and at the rear an activity platform for launching kayaks, divers and snorkelling groups along with a changing room. There is a gym with wellness centre and sauna along with rear sundeck. A forward observation lounge and rear observation deck along with a lounge used for lectures and presentations.
The 80 cabins spread over four decks all feature private facilities, bed can either be twin or double configuration, ample storage, power outlets and a daily cabin service, as well as all the basic amenities that you'll need onboard.
Aurora Staterooms: Lead in category. 23.2 square metres and located on deck three, all have portholes, a comfortable seating area, some can be converted into a triple cabin with the use of a sofa bed.
Balcony Staterooms: 23.1 – 28.9 square metres combined cabin and balcony, they are located on decks four and six and have floor to ceiling windows and a small balcony area with seating. Several cabins are available as interconnecting so work perfectly for families.
Balcony Suites: Located on deck four, the cabins are 36 square metres with a 10 square metre balcony, they offer a more spacious option for those who wish to spread out with a little more gear.
Junior suites: All four are located on deck seven, the rooms are 30.1 square metres and the balconies 14.3 square metres, the cabin is laid out with a separate lounge and sleeping area and have the capacity for a third passenger on a sofa bed.
Captain's suite: Located portside midship on deck four with a very spacious 35.9 square metres in the cabin and 10.42 square metres balcony accessible from both the bedroom and the lounge area.
WHY WE LIKE IT
The Greg Mortimer is a purpose-built expedition ship using innovative design offering a high level of comfort and speed along with a wide range of optional off ship activities.
- Sea-level zodiac platforms
- Lecture theatre
- Dining room
- Photography and art room
- Jacuzzi/ plunge pool
- Sun deck
- Observation lounge
- Viewing platforms
- Hydraulic platforms
- Zodiac cruising
- Polar Plunge
Sign up activities include:
- Skiing – alpine and touring
- Diving (Advanced)
- Kayaking (Limited)
- Camping (Limited)
A wide range of itineraries throughout the Arctic and Antarctic are available.