China’s Arctic Policy And Aurora’s Greg Mortimer – St Helena’s Last Voyage – Voyage of the Week

The Cruise Examiner for 12th February 2018

Greg Mortimer

Artist’s rendering of Aurora Expeditions’ new 160-berth Greg Mortimer, now being built in China

A fortnight ago China, as a Near Arctic State, released its new Arctic Policy, which happens to coincide with the construction of up to ten polar expedition ships at the China Merchants shipyard near Shanghai. The first of those ships will be Aurora Expeditions’ Greg Mortimer, one of four such ships now being built for SunStone Ships of Miami, who have options for up to six more. In another realm, the supply ship St Helena made her last departure from the island of St Helena on Saturday, but had to make one last visit today with a medical emergency. And this week we look at an extended 27-night two-ship three-voyage cruise being offered by Imagine Cruising in the UK on board Queen Mary 2 and Anthem of the Seas.

FOR THIS WEEK’S STORY                                                                                                    (See previous columns)

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