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Mawson's Antarctica

Ship: Greg Mortimer  
Departure: Saturday, December 11, 2021
Nights: 24 nights
Departs: Hobart
Returns: Hobart
Return Trip
Return
trip
Duration
24
Nights
Days at Sea
13
Sea Days
Ports
6
Ports
Countries Visted
4
Countries
  • Itinerary

    Mawson's Antarctica

    Ports of call

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    Day Date Port of Call Arrival Departure
    1 Saturday, December 11, 2021 Hobart, Australia
    View of Hobart, Australia

    Take a stroll along the waterfront and enjoy the view of the river lined with sailing boats, whilst admiring the sandstone architecture warehouses throughout the city centre. Make your way through the iconic and most visited Salamanca market which operates every Saturday showcasing Tasmania’s local artisans, designers and producers. Heading west of the city centre, Mount Wellington is a spectacular site to visit and one not to be missed! Take a tour or a scenic drive up to the summit and stroll along historic walking trails. Read more about Hobart, Australia

    2 Sunday, December 12, 2021 At Sea
    3 Monday, December 13, 2021 At Sea
    4 Tuesday, December 14, 2021 At Sea
    5 Wednesday, December 15, 2021 Auckland Islands, New Zealand

    The Auckland Islands, or Motu Maha, form an archipelago of the Antipodes Subantarctic Islands tundra ecoregion, and they lie 465 km from the South Island port of Bluff. From the early 19th C whalers and sealers set up temporary bases there, and explorers included Dumont D’Urville (giving name to a future Ponant Yacht Cruises explorer vessel) and James Ross. Intermittent efforts were made to permanently settle the islands. Today they have no permanent human inhabitants, though scientists visit regularly, and limited tourism on Enderby and Auckland Islands is allowed. Read more about Auckland Islands, New Zealand

    6 Thursday, December 16, 2021 Auckland Islands, New Zealand

    The Auckland Islands, or Motu Maha, form an archipelago of the Antipodes Subantarctic Islands tundra ecoregion, and they lie 465 km from the South Island port of Bluff. From the early 19th C whalers and sealers set up temporary bases there, and explorers included Dumont D’Urville (giving name to a future Ponant Yacht Cruises explorer vessel) and James Ross. Intermittent efforts were made to permanently settle the islands. Today they have no permanent human inhabitants, though scientists visit regularly, and limited tourism on Enderby and Auckland Islands is allowed. Read more about Auckland Islands, New Zealand

    7 Friday, December 17, 2021 Campbell Island, New Zealand
    View of Campbell Island, New Zealand

    Campbell Island lies 600 km due south of New Zealand, the most southerly of NZ’s subantarctic islands. This uninhabited UNESCO World Heritage site is surrounded by numerous stacks, rocks and islets. The island is mountainous, rising to 569 metres in the south. It lies on the Campbell Plateau, a submerged portion of the New Zealand continental landmass, and the largest portion of submarine continental crust in the world. Read more about Campbell Island, New Zealand

    8 Saturday, December 18, 2021 At Sea
    9 Sunday, December 19, 2021 At Sea
    10 Monday, December 20, 2021 At Sea
    11 Tuesday, December 21, 2021 At Sea
    12 Wednesday, December 22, 2021 Cape Denison, Antarctica

    Cape Denison is situated is a rocky point at the head of Commonwealth Bay, in the Australian Antarctic Territory. It was discovered by the Australian Antarctic Expedition (AAE) under Douglas Mawson, who established it as the main base, and named it after a patron of the expedition in 1912. Read more about Cape Denison, Antarctica

    13 Thursday, December 23, 2021 Cape Denison, Antarctica

    Cape Denison is situated is a rocky point at the head of Commonwealth Bay, in the Australian Antarctic Territory. It was discovered by the Australian Antarctic Expedition (AAE) under Douglas Mawson, who established it as the main base, and named it after a patron of the expedition in 1912. Read more about Cape Denison, Antarctica

    14 Friday, December 24, 2021 Dumont D'urville, Antarctica

    Dumont d’Urville, is a French research base, named after the explorer of the same name, at Adélie Land, named after the explorer’s wife. It is situated between Pourquoi Pas Point and Point Alden. Discovered in 1840, It is best known for the French research base, rebuilt in 1952. Read more about Dumont D'urville, Antarctica

    15 Saturday, December 25, 2021 Dumont D'urville, Antarctica

    Dumont d’Urville, is a French research base, named after the explorer of the same name, at Adélie Land, named after the explorer’s wife. It is situated between Pourquoi Pas Point and Point Alden. Discovered in 1840, It is best known for the French research base, rebuilt in 1952. Read more about Dumont D'urville, Antarctica

    16 Sunday, December 26, 2021 Dumont D'urville, Antarctica

    Dumont d’Urville, is a French research base, named after the explorer of the same name, at Adélie Land, named after the explorer’s wife. It is situated between Pourquoi Pas Point and Point Alden. Discovered in 1840, It is best known for the French research base, rebuilt in 1952. Read more about Dumont D'urville, Antarctica

    17 Monday, December 27, 2021 At Sea
    18 Tuesday, December 28, 2021 At Sea
    19 Wednesday, December 29, 2021 At Sea
    20 Thursday, December 30, 2021 Macquarie Island, Australia
    View of Macquarie Island, Australia

    Macquarie Island is a sub-Antarctic island (54.5 deg.S) that is part of the state of Tasmania, Australia, located in the Southern Ocean. It lies 1500 km from Tasmania, and 1000 km from New Zealand. The island is rectangular, 32 km by 5 km, running N-S. The Australian Antarctic Division maintains a permanent base, the Macquarie Island Station, on the 130 m wide isthmus at the northern tip of the island at the foot of Wireless Hill. Read more about Macquarie Island, Australia

    21 Friday, December 31, 2021 Macquarie Island, Australia
    View of Macquarie Island, Australia

    Macquarie Island is a sub-Antarctic island (54.5 deg.S) that is part of the state of Tasmania, Australia, located in the Southern Ocean. It lies 1500 km from Tasmania, and 1000 km from New Zealand. The island is rectangular, 32 km by 5 km, running N-S. The Australian Antarctic Division maintains a permanent base, the Macquarie Island Station, on the 130 m wide isthmus at the northern tip of the island at the foot of Wireless Hill. Read more about Macquarie Island, Australia

    22 Saturday, January 1, 2022 At Sea
    23 Sunday, January 2, 2022 At Sea
    24 Monday, January 3, 2022 At Sea
    25 Tuesday, January 4, 2022 Hobart, Australia
    View of Hobart, Australia

    Take a stroll along the waterfront and enjoy the view of the river lined with sailing boats, whilst admiring the sandstone architecture warehouses throughout the city centre. Make your way through the iconic and most visited Salamanca market which operates every Saturday showcasing Tasmania’s local artisans, designers and producers. Heading west of the city centre, Mount Wellington is a spectacular site to visit and one not to be missed! Take a tour or a scenic drive up to the summit and stroll along historic walking trails. Read more about Hobart, Australia

  • Ship

    Greg Mortimer Overview

    Greg Mortimer

    With centuries of collective experience in expedition cruising, the state-of-the-art Greg Mortimer has been revolutionised to be purposed built to reach the most remote places on earth. The first ship designed with the distinctive Ulstein X-BOW® allows the ship to sail the expansive oceans more comfortably and efficiently. Designed with adventure at heart, the sweeping observation decks bring you closer to nature while offering inviting communal areas and unsurpassed environmental credentials. Guests can enjoy intimate voyages with only 132 expeditioners per cruise with 85% of cabins have their own balcony. The Greg Mortimer features a modern lecture lounge, multiple observation areas, zodiac launching platforms, gym and wellness centre, jacuzzis, a mudroom and many other amenities.

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