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 a maximum 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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Antarctic Peninsula Explorer

Explore the White Continent aboard one of the newest additions to the polar fleet, a state-of-the-art expedition vessel combining adventure with comfort. As well as being limited to only 132 passengers, there’s also a wide range of optional activities on…

  • 12-15 Days
  • $12,795
Crossing the Antarctic Circle

Spend 6 full days exploring Antarctica with the Polar Circle at 66 degrees south as your most southerly objective, on board one of the most exciting new vessels. A maximum of just 132 passengers, with spacious cabins, state-of-the-art technology and…

  • 13-14 Days
  • $16,195
Discover South Georgia, Antarctica and Falklands

This voyage stands out by visiting the Antarctic Peninsula first and keeping the wonders of South Georgia for the second half. You’ll travel on board one of the most exciting new polar ships with spacious cabins, state-of-the-art technology and optional…

  • 19-25 Days
  • $22,595
Antarctic Fly & Sail Combination

A rare and popular voyage which flies to Antarctica in just two hours, then sails back across the Drake Passage, maximising both expediency and experience. Spend 5 to 7 days exploring Antarctica on a small, purpose-built expedition ship, with kayaking…

  • 9-13 Days
  • $17,895
Fly & Cruise the Antarctic Peninsula

For maximum time in Antarctica with flights both ways, this trip really stands out. An extended fly & cruise voyage spending eight full days actually in Antarctica onboard a small, state-of-the-art expedition ship. Optional kayaking & polar…

  • 12 Days
  • $14,795
Immense Discovery: Falklands, South Georgia & the Peninsula

This fantastic trip covers all the must-see highlights of an extended Antarctic expedition. With 21 nights aboard, you will venture far south past vast icebergs to cross the Antarctic Circle before taking in jaw-dropping king penguin colonies in the wildlife…

  • 23 Days
  • $31,495
Active Antarctic Adventure

Ideal for active travellers with an adventurous spirit. The voyage cost includes the chance to kayak past sculptural icebergs and spend a night open-air camping in Antarctica. Dip below the surface with a unique snorkelling activity and snowshoe past waddling…

  • 15 Days
  • $16,995
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What our customers think of Greg Mortimer

10/10 - Our staff, both the expedition team and ship staff, were outstanding. Nothing was overlooked. The attention to detail was second to none. The joy and positive attitude of staff each and every day was infectious. Read the full review

Travelled: February 2024

Julia Balogh - USA

Fantastic high quality food. Restaurant wait staff was exceptional. Absolutely loved the free wi-fi that worked for most of the trip. Read the full review

Travelled: January 2024

David Flack - Japan

5 stars all around. Food was great. The ship was immaculate. Room was superb - I mean, nearly everyone had balconies! I would definitely embark on another expedition on the Greg Mortimer. Read the full review

Travelled: December 2023

Katie Hantke - USA

What a beautiful ship! New, clean, great food (A+), well designed and the "theater" was well designed and comfortable to use for many events. (Loved the freshly made cookies that were out all day!!!!) My room was the nicest I've ever had on a ship (of any size) and made me jealous I hadn't thought to have floor heaters in MY bathroom at home! Heaven!! Read the full review

Travelled: December 2023

Wendy Williamson - USA

This ship is beautiful. My suite was great, with a balcony to step out on. Service was above and beyond, with staff who I believe really enjoy their job. The food was excellent and they were always willing to accommodate one's preferences. I would definitely go on this ship again. Read the full review

Travelled: December 2023

Susan Merryfield - USA

Beautiful. Quiet. No vibration. Always felt safe. F&B first class every time. Hospitality always very caring. Read the full review

Travelled: November 2023

Fiona McConnell - Canada

Our expedition team had to be the absolute best ever assembled. Led by Daniel - perfect for the role in every way. Assisted by Isabel - works magic for her leader and is an amazing person. Read the full review

Travelled: November 2023

Paul Tobery - USA

Definitely would choose and recommend the Greg Mortimer again. Our cabin was what we requested and housekeeping was exceptional. Food was yummy. Special thanks to Captain Maxium and his officers for our safe and exceptionally beautiful journey. Read the full review

Travelled: November 2023

Judith Tobery - USA

Great ship, great food. Loved the heated floors in the bathroom. Read the full review

Travelled: March 2023

Helen Trop-Zell - USA

I would absolutely choose this ship again. It was super comfortable, the room was amazing and the food was fabulous and endless! Read the full review

Travelled: March 2023

Tanya Crosbie - Ireland

The boat was awesome and food was excellent. Staff was uniformly friendly and happy. Read the full review

Travelled: March 2023

David Feldshon - USA

The best folks to be with, love their passions and trust them completely. Read the full review

Travelled: February 2023

William Lai - USA

My wife was very pleased with the cabin, and, particularly, the toilet was a welcome luxury compared to other ships we had been on. The cabin was well situated and made our sunset cruising absolutely amazing with full patio window viewing. The ship is perfectly built for purpose, and smaller than others, which makes it nimble and ready to adjust to weather conditions incredibly quickly. Read the full review

Travelled: February 2023

Chuck Strawn - USA

Beautiful boat! Our cabin was very comfortable and there are great common spaces with views and comfortable seating. Food was very good and very plentiful! Read the full review

Travelled: February 2023

Eleanor Linnen - USA

I can't imagine a trip going smoother! There were zero issues and everything was so well organized and coordinated. Everyone was very friendly and fun with a great sense of humor. You always felt safe in their decision making and the guides and expedition teams are highly professional. Read the full review

Travelled: February 2023

Eleanor Linnen - USA

The ship was great. The rooms were beautiful; everything was very modern and the food was amazing. Read the full review

Travelled: February 2023

Maria Linnen - USA

Absolutely would recommend this ship. Cabin was plenty roomy. Appreciated the balcony – thank you John! Food was very good and more than plentiful. Staff was excellent. Read the full review

Travelled: February 2023

Pamela Morris - USA

Greg Mortimer could not have been more delightful. Every part of the ship was beautifully designed and tastefully furnished. And our room was totally lovely, spacious and comfortable. We would choose this ship again. Read the full review

Travelled: February 2023

Violetta Gianaras - USA

The ship was everything we could expect. The cabin, the food, the housekeeping staff, the restaurant staff. Only good things to say about all of them. We would definite choose the Greg Mortimer if we ever went again. Read the full review

Travelled: February 2023

Michael Sanders - USA

Nice, comfortable ship. Appreciate the casual atmosphere Read the full review

Travelled: January 2023

Lisa Bandola - Canada

The ship, the itinerary, the service, and the expedition team and lecturers were all excellent. Really outstanding. Read the full review

Travelled: January 2023

Rebecca Klein - USA

Great food, fantastic friendly service - a state of the art ship with excellent stabilisation technology. Read the full review

Travelled: December 2022

James Castleden - Hungary

The snorkelling option was well worth it and it was great being able to be one of the first groups of people to land. Read the full review

Travelled: December 2022

James Castleden - Hungary

Amazing ship. Can't fault it. Read the full review

Travelled: December 2022

Ivett Papista - Hungary

I thought the ship accomodations were excellent and the support staff were attentive. Professionals to a tee! Read the full review

Travelled: December 2022

Paul Herd - USA

Our cabin was much bigger than expected and the food was great. The chef was Indian and there were amazing vegetarian options at all meals. Read the full review

Travelled: November 2022

Lynda Frost - USA

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 Head of Swoop Antarctica

Cabin Categories

Cabin specifications 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 479ft² / 44.5m² 
  • Private balcony, ensuite and lounge 
  • 1 free pair of binoculars per suite
  • 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 419ft² /  38.9m² 
  • Private balcony, ensuite and lounge 
  • 1 free pair of binoculars per suite
  • 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 301 - 430ft² / 28-40m² 
  • 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 247 - 269ft² / 23 - 25m² 
  • Private balcony, ensuite 
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Porthole Stateroom

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

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

Onboard Communications & Facilities

Facilities include:

  • Plugs: European 220V two-round-pinned sockets, but they can also accommodate plugs from most countries
  • USB sockets 
  • Towels, toiletries and hair dryers
  • Laundry service (additional cost)
  • WiFi -  Complimentary Starlink internet access is included (subject to connectivity)

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