Our commitment

Aurora Expeditions is committed to travelling respectfully and providing “a trip of a lifetime” experience, while aiming to create lifelong ambassadors for the protection of our planet and the diverse places we visit around the world.


Our Ships

Lowest Polluting Marine Engines

Our fleet boasts one of the lowest polluting marine engines in the world, and our state-of-the-art engines deliver an 80% reduction in emissions.*

Reduced Fuel Consumption

The revolutionary Ulstein X-BOW® cuts through the swell, reducing vibrations and making quicker transits through waves, which helps reduce fuel consumption by up to 60%*.

Marine Oil

Our ships utilise marine gas oil rather than diesel.


On board

Responsible Dining

All our seafood on board is sustainably sourced in accordance with the Marine Stewardship Council guidelines.

Plastic: Towards Zero

On board we’ve placed many single-use plastic products with sustainable alternatives and provide multiple water stations throughout the ship to refill water bottles.

Recycling Program

We use recycling bins on board to separate waste and reduce our landfill, and aim to recycle our waste at every port.

Eco-friendly Cleaning Products

We aim to use biodegradable, phosphate free and nonbioaccumulative cleaning products as much as possible.

Coral Safe Sunscreen

We are proud to provide Stream2Sea’s mineral-based sunscreen for use on board, tested and proven safe for fish and coral larvae.

Environmental Initiative Support

Join our onboard auctions for the South Georgia Heritage Trust, support Geolocation Journeys in our ship shop or participate in citizen science and learn about our impact on the natural world.



Small Ships

We carry some of the lowest numbers of expeditioners in the industry on each of our voyages.

IAATO Founding Member

Aurora Expeditions was the first Australian member of the International Association of Antarctic Tour Operators (IAATO) which issues guidelines for environmentally responsible travel to Antarctica, which we operate by.

AECO Member

Aurora Expeditions was the first Australian member of the Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO). AECO is dedicated to managing responsible, environmentally friendly tourism in the Arctic and sets the highest possible operating standards.

Beach Clean Ups

We are proud to participate in ‘Clean Up Svalbard’, contributing to the removal of approximately 20 tons of waste from Svalbard’s beaches, as well as staff-run beach clean ups.

Hope Spots

Join us in support of Mission Blue as several of our voyages visit ‘Hope Spots’, part of Sylvia Earle’s legacy to protect marine conservation areas.

*Tier 3 compared to the older Tier 1 engine