Regions operating in: Antarctica, South Georgia, Falkland Islands, Greenland, Spitsbergen, Iceland, Franz Josef Land, North East Passage, Russia Far East , Papua New Guinea, Kimberley Coast & more

Aurora Expeditions is an Australian-owned adventure cruise company specialising in small group voyages to Antarctica, Arctic and other wild, remote destinations such as Russian Coast, Papua New Guinea and the Kimberley Coast. We offer passengers an intimate experience of the destination, with the support of expert staff and flexible, innovative itineraries. The small numbers on the vessels allow passengers to visit outside the reach of conventional ships, while Zodiacs allow for up close exploration.

Deeply committed to education and preservation of the environment, Aurora Expeditions’ philosophy is to respectfully visit these wilderness areas in turn creating ambassadors for their protection.

Having pioneered a number of adventure activities in remote destinations, Aurora Expeditions offers an extensive program of activities including mountain climbing, sea kayaking, scuba diving, camping and photography on selected voyages.  All voyages are run under the guidance of experienced expedition staff, expert naturalists, historians and crew, who give illustrated lectures on board and are on hand to answer your questions. Your security, well-being, enjoyment and understanding of the region are their priorities.

So come and unlock the secrets of mysterious Russia; see your first polar bear sighting in the European Arctic; Zodiac around icebergs looking for penguins and seals in Antarctica or witness ancient rock art along the Kimberley Coast. Aurora Expeditions voyages will stir the soul, push the boundaries of adventure travel and deliver personal attention on unforgettable expeditions.


Cabins are spacious with ample storage space. All cabins have outside portholes or windows. There is a choice of cabins with shared or private facilities.


Delicious, wholesome meals are prepared by Western chefs. Tea and coffee are available 24 hours. Open seating in the dining rooms.


Fleet of Zodiac cruises / Explorer vessels, Open-bridge policy, Lecture room, Library, Spa and sauna on selected vessels, Bar.


Pioneers in expedition travel, Aurora Expeditions lead small groups to remote regions accompanied by expedition teams with impressive credentials. There is a relaxed, casual atmosphere on board, fascinating lectures, open-bridge policy and viewing decks to observe the stunning scenery and wildlife. Camping, climbing, sea kayaking and scuba diving are offered on selected voyages.


  • Vessels: Polar Pioneer, Greg Mortimer, Coral Expeditions I, Isabella II
  • Passengers: 46-72
  • Entered service:  1985 onwards
  • Months of operation: Year-round


  • Comfortable and spacious cabins
  • All meals, port taxes and charges
  • All shore excursions from the ship including Zodiacs
  • Lectures, film shows and guide services
  • Services of resident medical office
  • Pre-departure booking service


Aurora Expeditions