Why we like the Greg Mortimer

  • The first expedition ship to pioneer the groundbreaking X-BOW technology, it will pierce waves making for a smoother overall voyage
  • We love the fact that in spite of being crammed with technology, this petite ship carries an average of 132 passengers, ensuring an intimate atmosphere and smooth landing operations".  
  • 80% of the cabins benefit from having outer balconies and all are spaciously proportioned, ranging from 180 - 385 square feet
  • A panoramic observation deck with floor to ceiling windows and spacious outer decks means you’ll never miss out on the action wherever you are on the ship
  • For active travellers, optional activities are available: kayaking, camping, snowshoeing, scuba diving & polar snorkelling

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Voyages aboard Greg Mortimer

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What our customers think of Greg Mortimer

The Greg Mortimer provided first class accommodations in my private cabin. There were fine dining choices, perhaps too many, as I was concerned about wasting food. Definitely would recommend this ship. Read the full review

Travelled: March 2022

Doris Sweet - USA

The whole expedition team was awesome! My favorites were John and Daniel. I’m a marine biologist so we bonded over nerdy things. They were extremely knowledgeable and Dan’s lectures were incredible. Read the full review

Travelled: March 2022

Kiera Rumbough - USA

Beautiful ship. The staff and crew were excellent and so friendly. Read the full review

Travelled: March 2022

Kiera Rumbough - USA

The expedition team's chemistry and expertise were outstanding, and the food/beverage and hospitality crew were excellent. Read the full review

Travelled: February 2022

Jamal Perry - USA

Very impressive vessel. My cabin was always cleaned, and the food was consistently on point! Would definitely recommend. Read the full review

Travelled: February 2022

Jamal Perry - USA

It's good to take a exhibition trip on a purpose-built ship. Everything about the ship is designed to make expeditions (kayak, zodiac cruising, whale-watching etc.) easy. The food was surprisingly good, with many choices, each expertly prepared. We were surprised that there were so many fresh vegetables and fruit. Read the full review

Travelled: February 2022

Tom Hoster - USA

Expedition team were extremely knowledgeable and on task with any inquiries you might have. There were years of experience as the team had been in Antarctica a number of times. Read the full review

Travelled: February 2022

Tom Crowley - USA

The Greg Mortimer was the perfect size ship for this adventure and the cabin was quite nice. Food was good but probably ate too much! Most important was the staff - they were absolutely wonderful. Read the full review

Travelled: February 2022

Tom Crowley - USA

The staff on the Greg Mortimer exceeded any expectations for the entirety of the trip with their desire to give us the best experience possible in every way, from caring for us, our comfort, our nutrition to our desire for fun, and to see the micro and macro fauna. Read the full review

Travelled: February 2022

Teresa Targosz - USA

I expected it to be an amazing trip and it was even better than expected. I don't think you can really be prepared for the experience. Read the full review

Travelled: February 2022

Jennifer Ruth - USA

The expedition team were incredible! Flo made every day an adventure, kept us up to date on the various options for each day (everything is dependent on the weather); Dan, Frank and Eamon on the kayak team were so knowledgeable and shared so much information; Lauren and Dot were my two favorite of the zodiac drivers and you could always count that Sergey was listening to the conversation in the boat and then changing his path from there. They really made the trip incredible. Read the full review

Travelled: February 2022

Jennifer Ruth - USA

I was really impressed by the ship, by the crew, by the menu options and I think all showers should come with heated floors now. Would absolutely travel on this ship again if given the chance. Read the full review

Travelled: February 2022

Jennifer Ruth - USA

Take advantage of all the floor to ceiling windows - whales and seals just slide by when you're not expecting it! Do all the things you possibly can and be open to all the experiences, ask questions: the expedition crew is so passionate and knows so much. Read the full review

Travelled: February 2022

Jennifer Ruth - USA

Ship was excellent. Loved the floor to ceiling windows. Food was great. Balcony was so nice. Yes, I'd choose this ship again. Read the full review

Travelled: February 2022

Tama Serfoss - USA

I thought the expedition team was fantastic. I loved the daily reflections and enjoyed the humour the team brought to them, especially Steve and John. Flo was brilliant - her wake up calls were incredible. I miss them to this day. Read the full review

Travelled: February 2022

Lauren Woosey - UK

Cabin was gorgeous; loved the balcony. The food was delicious and the catering staff and cleaning staff were excellent - everyone was friendly and helpful. Read the full review

Travelled: February 2022

Lauren Woosey - UK

The team were so energetic and passionate. Howard the expedition leader was a marvel and having him was truly special. Read the full review

Travelled: January 2022

Stephanie Krolick - USA

It was a great ship. Really with the number of people aboard, it felt more like a big yacht than a cruise ship. Read the full review

Travelled: January 2022

Stephanie Krolick - USA

We were lucky regarding weather and conditions but the team helped make the luck by monitoring the weather and adjusting the schedule to maximize the experience. Read the full review

Travelled: January 2022

Mark Golan - USA

Edwin and Liz were great with the snorkeling team. It's tough seeing things underwater given the visibility and the speed with which the animals move but I did get some good videos of penguins swimming underwater. The two of them did a nice job maximizing our opportunities while keeping us safe. Read the full review

Travelled: January 2022

Mark Golan - USA

Really great team. Howard did a nice job as leader of the expedition. The staff was friendly and very approachable. Really enjoyed John's insights into the birds and other animals. All expedition staff really seemed to enjoy their jobs and interacting with the guests. Read the full review

Travelled: January 2022

Mark Golan - USA

Great boat. Perfect combination of being large enough to have amenities such as the fitness room, library, and spa while being small enough to be personal and allow for comfortable offshore excursions. Still new and the room and other facilities felt modern and comfortable. Read the full review

Travelled: January 2022

Mark Golan - USA

Wonderful ship and excellent food on all the days. Read the full review

Travelled: January 2022

Guillermo Blugerman - Argentina

All one could ask for in an expedition ship. Read the full review

Travelled: January 2022

Doug Behan - USA

The expedition team were top-notch! Read the full review

Travelled: January 2022

Doug Behan - USA

The SS Greg Mortimer was a great ship - very new and offering wonderful amenities. The cabins were spacious and offering lovely views and a deck, the food was spectacular and the gym was great as well, top notch, I'd sail aboard again! Read the full review

Travelled: December 2021

Christopher Norton - USA

John and Isabelle were great, extremely knowledgeable, and fun! The rest of the staff were great as well, each offering unique perspectives and fun tales along the way. Wes led a great camping trip. Alena was a great spa manager. David was a hilarious lecturer. Howard ran a tight ship. They were all fantastic. Read the full review

Travelled: December 2021

Christopher Norton - USA

The entire ship's staff was AMAZING. Peter (snorkel), Edwin (snorkel), and Jared (photography) stood out above all, but the entire staff was so friendly and helpful. Read the full review

Travelled: February 2020

Andrea Ehrhardt - United States Of America

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Alex says

The first of this new generation of X-bow ships to arrive in Antarctica, make no mistake this is a groundbreaking ship setting the pace in the smaller ship category.

Alex Mudd Polar Specialist

Cabin Categories

Cabin categories for Greg Mortimer, Antarctic vessel

*Note that the above measurements are approximate averages and exact cabin size can vary

Captain's Suite

  • Located on Deck 4
  • Cabin and balcony combined size of 44.5m² / 479ft²
  • Private balcony, ensuite and lounge 
  • 1 free pair of binoculars per suite
  • 1-hour spa treatment per person (valid on 1-hour massage or facial treatment only)
  • Free stocked mini bar (replenished as needed)
  • 1 free bottle of champagne per suite

Junior Suite

  • Located on Deck 7
  • Cabin and balcony combined size of 38.9m² / 419ft²
  • Private balcony, ensuite and lounge 
  • 1 free pair of binoculars per suite
  • 1-hour spa treatment per person (valid on 1-hour massage or facial treatment only)
  • Free stocked mini bar (stocked once only)
  • 1 free bottle of champagne per suite

Superior Balcony

  • Located on Deck 4 & Deck 6
  • Cabin and balcony combined size of 28-40m² / 301 - 430ft²
  • Private balcony, ensuite and lounge 
  • Some of these rooms are equipped with wheelchair accessible bathrooms
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Balcony Stateroom

  • Located on Deck 4 and on Deck 6
  • Cabin and balcony combined sized of 23 - 25m² / 247 - 269ft²
  • Private balcony, ensuite 
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Porthole Stateroom

  • Located on Deck 3
  • Cabin size of 15 - 23m² / 161 - 247ft²
  • Porthole, en suite 
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Triple

  • Located on Deck 3
  • Cabin size of 22m² / 237ft²
  • Porthole, en suite 
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Deck Plan

Onboard Communications & Facilities

Facilities include:

  • Plugs: European 220V two-round-pinned sockets
  • Towels, toiletries and hair dryers
  • Laundry service (additional cost)
  • WiFi -  per cabin USD $250 (access for up to three devices)

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