Brand new for 2019, the Greg Mortimer is a custom-built expedition ship featuring cutting-edge design, superior comfort and environmentally friendly technology.
Maximum passengers: 120
Named for an Australian mountaineer, the Greg Mortimer is a modern, purpose-built vessel designed specifically for expedition cruising. As such every detail has been carefully thought through to enhance your overall experience, providing an unrivalled level of comfort, safety and efficiency on board.
The Greg Mortimer’s most striking feature is the X-BOW®, an inverted bow concept which results in smoother sailing and increased efficiency. Rather than rising over and then dropping onto waves like a traditional ship, the X-BOW® pierces through them, splitting the wave’s energy. This has multiple benefits – it enables the ship to remain much more stable in rough seas, it makes the ship faster and more energy efficient, with fewer emissions and lower fuel consumption, and the decks are kept drier with less ocean spray.
The X-BOW® also features state-of-the-art virtual anchoring technology, in which GPS and high-tech steering are used to hold position rather than using a traditional anchor. This means that the delicate sea floor remains undisturbed and undamaged. Reduced emissions into the air and sea, lower energy consumption, high fuel efficiency, reduced light pollution to minimise wildlife disruption and lower on-board plastic use are all in place to reduce the Greg Mortimer’s impact on the environment too.
Other innovative features of the ship include two unique hydraulic observation platforms, which fold out for unobstructed views. There are four sea-level Zodiac launching platforms, designed for speedy embarkation to help maximise time ashore. And a separate activity launch platform has been carefully designed to provide plenty of space for kayakers, divers, skiers and climbers to prepare equipment and make their way off the ship.
Guest cabins offer exceptional comfort and many feature full length window or private balconies, ideal for keeping an eye out for passing wildlife. There are also two lounge/bars with floor to ceiling windows, and plenty of outside deck space.
With creature comforts and high quality facilities like the Wellness Centre (featuring gym equipment, sauna and spa with massage therapist), a well-stocked library, a lecture theatre, restaurant and multimedia room, the Greg Mortimer sets a new standard for modern expedition vessels.
- Cabins with private ensuite bathrooms and ocean views
- X-BOW® and virtual anchoring technology
- 4 Zodiac platforms plus separate activity platform
- Hydraulic viewing platforms
- Environmentally friendly features
- 2 observation lounge/bars
- High-tech lecture theatre
- Spa offering massage treatments
- Multimedia room
- Expedition jacket – yours to keep
- Loan of rubber boots during voyage
- Optional activities such as kayaking, camping, climbing, skiing, snorkelling and diving available on selected departures
- Registered Ice Class 1A
Why choose the Greg Mortimer?
The state-of-the-art Greg Mortimer redefines expedition cruising, setting a new benchmark in comfort, efficiency and safety whilst retaining the spirit of polar adventure.
Aurora Stateroom: two lower single berths or one double bed with exterior porthole and private bathroom, on deck 3
Balcony Stateroom: two lower single berths or one double bed with large exterior window and private bathroom, on decks 4 and 6
Balcony Suite: two lower single berths or one double bed with large exterior window and private bathroom, on deck 2
Junior Suite: two lower single berths or one double bed with large exterior window and private bathroom, on deck 7
Captain’s Suite: two lower single berths or one double bed with large exterior window and private bathroom, on deck 4
Twin share cabins are available (on a same gender basis). Sole occupancy of a cabin incurs a supplement.
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