Greg Mortimer: Ship details and Overview

Greg Mortimer ship

Designed exclusively for expedition cruising, the Greg Mortimer is a brand new ship setting sail in the 2019/20 season. 

With her new patented X-Bow®, the Greg Mortimer is probably the smoothest ship in the Polar regions, cutting through waves like butter. This is particularly good news for people who suffer from seasickness

The new patented X-Bow® also means that the Greg Mortimer cuts through the water more efficiently, using less fuel and reducing emissions significantly. Because of this, the Greg Mortimer is one of the most environmentally friendly cruise ships currently sailing today.

At only 340 feet (104 meters) in length, the Greg Mortimer is also one of the smallest expedition cruise ships available. Carrying just 120 passengers, the Greg Mortimer offers guests a very intimate experience with plenty of shore excursions and extra activities such as camping and kayaking.

Custom-built hydraulic platforms provide dedicated observation areas on both sides of the ship, whilst the floor to ceiling windows on deck 8 provide exceptional wildlife watching opportunities from inside. Facilities also include a modern lecture theatre, gymnasium, massage room, spa, and sauna. Not only this, but 80% of the suites onboard come with private balconies. 

Greg Mortimer Ship Overview


  • Ship Type: Expedition Ship
  • Crew : 90
  • Passengers: 120
  • Length : 340
  • Speed : 15.5
  • Beam : 18.4m
  • Draft : 5.3m
Greg Mortimer deck plan

Cabin Options

Aurora Stateroom  Twin & Triple (Deck 3)

Balcony Stateroom-A, Balcony Stateroom-B, Balcony Stateroom-C (Deck 4 & 6)

Balcony Suite (Deck 4)

Junior Suite (Deck 7)

Captain's Suite (Deck 4)

On-Board Facilities

Public Area Facilities

Due to its modern build (including X-Bow® technology), the Greg Mortimer has exceptional public facilities onboard. The wellness centre offers a large gymnasium, sauna, spa, and massage room. There is also a jacuzzi and plunge pool for extra relaxation. The lecture theatre is state of the art, and if you have some free time you can visit the polar library.

In terms of wildlife viewing, there is plenty of options. Custom-built hydraulic platforms provide the perfect platforms for whale watching, whilst the floor to ceiling windows on the deck 8 lounge offer the perfect environment to watch the world go by in warmth and comfort.

Cabin Facilities

Like the public areas, the cabins are modern and very well-appointed.

Unlike most expedition ships, the Greg Mortimer offers private balconies on 80% of her rooms. 

All rooms are en-suite and come with 42in flat-screen tv's. There is closet space and desks in each room, and the suites all come with floor to ceiling windows. 

24-hour complimentary coffee, tea, and snacks are also available.

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Activities Offered





Free on selected itineraries


$1,200 per person for Antarctica Peninsula cruises


$1,200. Adventure itineraries only

Photography Workshop

Free on selected itineraries only. Find tips here

Shore-based walking/hiking

Included in price


$280 on selected itineraries

Polar Plunge and Zodiac Trip

Included in price

Helicopter Ride

Price varies


Price varies

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