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Greg Mortimer christened in Argentina

Aurora Expeditions has christened its new ship Greg Mortimer the first passenger ship utilising the Ulstein X-BOW.

Co-founder of Aurora Expeditions and godmother to the ship, Margaret Mortimer, christened the ship in a ceremony set against the mountains of Ushuaia, Argentina, smashing a ceremonial piece of Antarctic ice against the X-BOW.

“It never crossed my mind that I would one day be Godmother to a ship named after my husband,” Margaret said.

“I am so proud to be launching his namesake and pay tribute to all those hard-working people who have made this ship a reality.

“For future expeditioners, I hope you enjoy many hours of life changing moments on Auboard the Greg Mortimer.”

Mortimer is the first passenger vessel in the world to utilise the X-BOW® technology, an inverted bow design enabling a ship to pierce waves with much greater stability than a traditional bow.

“We are so proud to be launching this first in expedition cruising here today,” said Aurora MD Robert Halfpenny.

“We are excited to invite our guests to experience mother nature at her best and visit the most remote areas in the world, all whilst in the refined and relaxed comfort of the Greg Mortimer.

“Integral to Aurora Expeditions’ DNA is sustainability and preservation of natural areas, and that is showcased in the design of the Greg Mortimer with anchorless technology and reduced emissions. “Aurora Expeditions really is leading the way in expedition cruising.”

Source: Cruise Weekly

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