Health & Safety
Aurora Expeditions has carefully considered the potential impacts and risks to our expeditioners, staff, and crew associated with COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and we have proactively implemented the following in depth policies and practices to ensure the safety and well-being of everyone. These measures have been put in place following consultation with The World Health Organization (WHO), IAATO*, AECO^, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), our marine healthcare partner, Vikand, and our crew management partner, CMI Leisure. These will be regularly revised in line with the latest medical advice, advancements and guidelines.
You can find the latest updates on our future voyages here. We look forward to welcoming our expeditioners back on board when it is responsible to do so.
Screening & Testing
Cleaning & Sanitation
Ship Health & Safety Features
Medical Team & Resources
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Aurora Expeditions is pleased to launch our new Deposit Protection Program. When you book and place a new deposit with Aurora Expeditions your funds are automatically placed into a separate trust fund (escrow account), which means your deposit is secure and protects your funds at this time of uncertainty. The funds we receive from you for your future travel are safely held by the Aurora Passenger Trust and used only for payments related to your expedition if required*.
* Terms & Conditions: Only valid for new deposits from the 1st of July 2020 onwards and doesn’t apply to previous bookings made prior to the 1st of July 2020. Deposits will be released from the trust fund at the time of final payment, 90 days prior to departure and is subject to our terms and conditions at time of booking. Trust fund deposits can’t be used by Aurora Expeditions, except when required to make expedition pre-payments to third party suppliers in order to secure trip related arrangements.
If they wish, expeditioners travelling with us on voyages up until 29th March 2021 are able to rebook onto later voyages in 2021/2022 at no cost, or take up a lifetime travel credit to use on any voyage in the future.
*IAATO (International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators) is a member organisation founded in 1991 to promote the practice of safe and environmentally responsible private-sector travel to the Antarctic.
^AECO (Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators) is an international association founded in 2003 to manage responsible, environmentally friendly and safe tourism in the Arctic.