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Watch the dramatic moment Ocean Explorer is pulled free in Greenland

Ocean Explorer has finally been pulled free after three-days stranded among the fjords of Greenland.

WORDS BY Tallis Boerne Marcus . Sep 15 2023
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Covid adds to grounded Ocean Explorer’s woes in Greenland

Australian-operated cruise ship Ocean Explorer, carrying 206 people including Australians, has run aground in remote eastern Greenland.

WORDS BY Grant Jones . Sep 14 2023
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Aurora’s Ocean Explorer runs aground in Greenland with 90 Australians on board

Australian-operated cruise ship Ocean Explorer, carrying 206 people including Australians, has run aground in remote eastern Greenland.

WORDS BY Grant Jones . Sep 13 2023
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Aurora reveals adventurous 2024 Arctic Expedition itineraries

Aurora Expeditions wants you to take you to the icy cold corners of the world in style, releasing their 2024 Arctic & Beyond sailings. With sailings to remote regions like Greenland and Patagonia, itineraries are […]

WORDS BY Tallis Boerne Marcus . Nov 16 2022
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Aurora Expeditions suspends operations until November

 Aurora Expeditions has suspended its operations in Australia until November in another blow to hopes that more ships might sail in our waters this year. Hope isn’t totally lost as CEO Monique Ponfoort described the […]

WORDS BY Tallis Boerne Marcus . Jul 6 2021
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Cruise can come back now, says leading Australian health expert as lines await a Kimberley decision

One of Australia’s leading experts in communicable diseases says cruise can now return safely with new health protocols – even before the vaccine program is completed. Dr Ian Norton told Cruise Passenger: “As long as […]

WORDS BY Teresa Ooi . Apr 23 2021
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Survey reveals 90 per cent of cruisers want crew and passengers vaccinated

An overwhelming number of Cruise Passenger readers have said they want both crew and their fellow passengers to be vaccinated before they step aboard. Close to 90 per cent of readers said they believe vaccinations […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Mar 5 2021
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Scenic makes it official: We’ll cruise the Kimberley in June

The government’s move to continue the ban on international cruise vessels under the biosecurity act hasn’t deterred the six cruise lines determined to sail the Kimberley and other Australian itineraries this year. This morning, Scenic […]

WORDS BY Peter Lynch . Mar 4 2021
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Aurora Expeditions unveils new ships interiors and deposit protection

Aurora Expeditions has unveiled the sleek design of its second purpose-built expedition ship, the Sylvia Earle – and new protection for its passenger deposits. Along with a sneak peak of the new ship, CEO Monique […]

WORDS BY Teresa Ooi . Nov 17 2020
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Aurora Expeditions announces new chief executive

Aurora Expeditions, the 28-year-old Australian adventure cruise company, has a new chief executive – one of the most senior Australasian executives from luxury adventure line Ponant. Monique Ponfoort (centre in our picture) takes on the […]

WORDS BY Peter Lynch . Jul 13 2020
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Passengers to sue Aurora Expeditions after claims they were “forced to sail”

Passengers on the Australian owned adventure ship, Greg Mortimer, are set to launch a class action after 128 people became infected with COVID-19. Sydney-based Aurora Expeditions has been accused in a statement of claim, of […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . May 14 2020