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Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Rare Deals on Aurora Expeditions' Cruises to The Kimberley Coast, Russian Arctic and Scotland





For a limited time, Aurora Expeditions is offering the chance to travel on a number of its iconic expedition cruises to the Kimberley, Russian Arctic and Scotland in 2012 at special discounted rates.

Russian Arctic - 2 for 1 Deal! Prices from US$4,445 (including discount)
2 for 1 Discount on 14 day Novaya Zemlya and Franz Josef Land 'Voyage to the End of the Earth' departing 8 - 21 September, 2012.
With only one other voyage being run to this region in 2012, Aurora Expeditions is the only 'small ship' tour operator visiting the undiscovered region of Novaya Zemlya in the Russian Arctic in 2012.
An area shrouded in secrecy, the ability to visit the far reaches of the Russian Arctic is almost impossible to most. Akademik Shokalskiy carries a maximum of 54 passengers, providing intimate exploration of this region. The Novaya Zemlya archipelago comprises one large island and many small, stretching 1000km in an elongated crescent between the Barents and Kara seas. A veritable feast of wildlife and history, it is the easternmost point in Europe and remains one of Russia's most restricted regions; which is why so few operators have permission to travel there. Whereas, Franz Josef Land is an archipelago of 191 ice covered islands, the planet's last major landmass to be discovered and the modern day realm of the polar bear. This spectacular voyage promises to deliver adventure by the bucket-load. One night's accommodation in Murmansk pre-voyage (7 September 2012) is included in the voyage price, along with airport transfers and a Murmansk city tour.
Prices start from US$4,445 (including discount)

Kimberley Coast - AU$500 Discount
$500 Discount on all new bookings on 11 day Broome - Broome voyages departing in 28 May - 7 June and 8 - 18 June, 2012*
To celebrate the $1 million refurbishment of their Kimberley ship Coral Princess, Aurora Expeditions are offering $500 OFF* all new bookings on Broome - Broome voyages departing in 2012. Voyages will be led by the original Kimberley adventurer, Mike Cusack (of Australian Geographic's first Wilderness Couple) and his experienced team including Art Historian Garry Darby and expert Naturalist Dan Balint. Travelling aboard the newly refurbished Coral Princess with a maximum of 44 passengers, Aurora's innovative itineraries ensure passengers explore new locations each day, discovering all the highlights (and a few hidden gems) of the Kimberley Coast. Activities include fascinating rock art interpretation, night time croc spotting cruises, Horizontal waterfalls, bush walks, beach BBQ's and shark feeding.
Prices start from AU$6490 (including discount)


Wild Scotland and Faroe Islands - Savings of up to AU$1,050
Receive 10% discount off the 14 day Wild Scotland and the Faroe Islands voyage departing 11 - 24 June, 2012 *
Imagine seabird-speckled cliffs, towering sea stacks, mysterious standing stones, secret waterways, glorious mountains and windswept moors. From the mournful beauty of the Outer Hebrides to mountainous Skye, the remote outliers Foula and St Kilda to the Orkney's fertile farmlands and Shetland's rocky shores, the Scottish Isles offer remarkable diversity. The Faroe Islands are all this, steeped in a Viking past that survives today. Kayaking and scuba diving are also available on this voyage. Prices start from AU$6750 (including discount) This 14 day voyage departs Oban, Scotland on 11 June 2012, return to Copenhagen, Denmark on 24 June 2012.
Price includes flight from Torshavn, Faroe Islands to Copenhagen Denmark.

*All discounts valid to new bookings only. Not valid in conjunction with any other offer. Subject to availability. Other terms and conditions may apply.

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