Aurora Expeditions adds Cape Verde and round-UK sailing for 2023 - Cruise International

Aurora Expeditions adds Cape Verde and round-UK sailing for 2023

By Katie McGonagle | 8 Mar 2022

Cape Verde. Picture: Unsplash/Victor Svistunov

Aurora Expeditions is offering up to 25% off journeys in its newly released Arctic & Global Voyages programme

 

The new range from polar cruise specialist Aurora Expeditions features sailings to the Arctic, Alaska, Antarctica, Oceania, Latin America, British Isles and Atlantic islands.

There are seven new itineraries for 2023, including the Islands of Macaronesia, which is a 15-day voyage to Cape Verde, the Canary Islands and the Azores, departing next April. Highlights include whale watching, coastal and mountain scenery and learning about marine conservation in Tenerife and La Gomera. Prices for the voyage onboard the Greg Mortimer start at £7,120, round-trip from Lisbon.

Other new itineraries include a 14-day Jewels of Coastal UK sailing from London to Aberdeen with calls at Fowey, Cornwall, the Isles of Scilly and the Welsh islands of Skomer, Skokholm and Grassholm.

There’s also a chance to cross the famous Arctic Circle on a 15-day voyage from Scotland to Longyearbyen in Svalbard via the Norwegian coast; and a Northern Lights Explorer sailing on new ship the Sylvia Earle, set to depart from Kirkenes in Norway and call at Jan Mayen, East Greenland and Iceland, before concluding in Bergen.

Hayley Peacock-Gower, chief marketing office for Aurora Expeditions, said: “We are thrilled to launch our 2023 Arctic and Global season, featuring many returning favourites, as well as fantastic new itineraries and destinations that showcase our continued dedication to exploring the wildest and most remote reaches of the planet.

“We are especially delighted to add the Jewels of Coastal UK and the Islands of the Atlantic to our expeditions for the new season, with both voyages offering a mix of exceptional wildlife encounters, rich culture and history.”

The new UK itinerary is the company’s first to feature ports of call in England, alongside existing itineraries taking in Scotland and Ireland. UK managing director Jos Dewing said: “[This] is a demonstration of the company’s commitment to the market, offering local travellers the opportunity for a no-fly cruise exploring some of the UK’s most unique locations, such as the lesser-known Lundy Island in the Bristol Channel.”

The new global range also furthers the line’s Sustainability in Action programme, which includes 100% carbon neutral certification and a series of conservation projects, and offers a preview of its Citizen Science Programme which is being rolled out across various voyages this year.

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