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Kayaking in Antarctica
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Aurora Expeditions is Simply the BEST!!!

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1_wild_kayaker
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

I originally found Aurora Expeditions on the internet a couple of years ago when we did a Scottish sea kayaking expedition with them. We realized at that time that Aurora was BY FAR the best expedition organization we had ever traveled with anywhere. The lectures, personnel, the superb experts of Scottish history and archeology that traveled with us, the food and everything else were simply ...
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Sail Date: January 2018


Fantastic trip round Svalvard

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Joportland
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

I chose Polar Pioneer for the round Svalbard trip because a smaller ship would have less environmental impact, would be friendlier and would feel more like an expedition. The Aurora team were completely fantastic - knowledgeable, experienced, careful about our safety, efficient getting us into and off the zodiacs, friendly and looked after us really well. They worked hard to avoid other ships also ...
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Sail Date: July 2017


Antarctica with Aurora

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MGuc
2-5 Cruises • Age 30s

This was my first time booking with Aurora Expeditions and I decided to take a leap of faith in booking one of the bigger and pricier trips: Antarctica. I couldn't have better things to say! I'm a very well traveled woman in my 30s- traveled on this trip solo. The experience was flawless from start to finish. Amazing itinerary which the crew needed to adjust during the trip due to weather ...
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Sail Date: December 2016


Polar Pioneer Jewels of the Artic

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Keentraveller1234
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

I was to undertake the Jewels of the Artic cruise embarking Reykjavik (Keflavik Port) and disembarking Longyearbyen. The ship provided by Aurora Expeditions is Polar Pioneer and I am in a triple share (cabin 301) and had made acquaintance with my roomies on the bus to Keflavik. I had chosen this cruise for the small number of passengers (54) and the fact that the smallness of the ship allows ...
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Sail Date: August 2016


Polar Pioneer - Spitsbergen Odyssey

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gayengarry
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We chose Polar Pioneer mostly because it was a small ship with maximum 54 passengers as well as the fact that it was able to go to many places that the bigger ships could not & that they would change the route depending on weather, wildlife sightings etc. …..this turned out to be an excellent choice!! The Ship: Being a smaller ship the cabins & communal areas were basic but very comfortable. ...
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Sail Date: July 2016


Can't Get Much Better

Review for Polar Pioneer to Arctic

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cogent
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

Aurora looked after us from start to finish booked everything the trip itself was far beyond our expectations the Russian crew went out of their way to make the trip great, the guides were outstanding , knowledgeable and friendly and had our safety in mind at all times with out being police like. We went with some reservations about the trip with things we had read on the internet but they were ...
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Sail Date: July 2015


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