We have updated our health and safety protocols effective from 1st October 2023.

Vantage requires all travelers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to travel. If you are unvaccinated, your participation on an excursion or activity is subject to a medical review. 

In the event that any passenger was to test positive for COVID-19 onboard, we will require a 5-day isolation period in your cabin on the vessel.

Vantage highly recommends that all passengers have an Influenza vaccine prior to travel.

All health and safety protocols are subject to change and may vary due to local regulations in the countries visited.

The Greg Mortimer Ship

Travel Insurance

It is mandatory by Vantage Explorations that all travellers have comprehensive travel insurance with a minimum of US$250,000 cover including medical. Proof of insurance will be required ahead of travel and we will require that it be emailed to Vantage no later than 60 days prior to departure. 

Ship Health & Safety Features

100% Fresh Air on Board

Our vessels have ultra-modern systems that includes 100% fresh air in every cabin – passenger and crew. There is no recirculation of air throughout our vessels.

Expedition Experiences

As part of our continued commitment to providing expedition experiences in the safest and most enjoyable way possible, in each landing passengers will be accompanied by a medic.

Medical Team and Fully Equipped Medical Centre

An emergency medical team including a doctor and a nurse with current training in public health protocols, outbreak prevention and management protocols will be aboard every voyage.

Our ships have a fully equipped Medical Centre with facilities for emergency care. All passengers are required to have Travel Insurance with suitable Medivac. In addition, we have dedicated isolation cabins should they become necessary during a voyage.


Aurora Expeditions has further enhanced all cleaning and sanitisation procedures on board. All of our crew are extensively trained in the latest public health sanitation methods and will wear suitable PPE (Personal Protection Equipment).

If you happen to test positive onboard for COVID-19, you will be required to isolate in your cabin for 5 days. Close contacts will undergo a period of isolation for 24 hours and will be released following a negative test result.

Clean Expedition Ships

The frequency of cleaning and sanitisation has been increased in all public spaces with an emphasis on high touch surfaces and spaces including elevators, handrails, public furniture and fitness equipment, as well as intensive cleaning of cabins with disinfectants with proven effectiveness. All vessels will undergo extensive cleaning in between voyages in accordance with COVID-19 Controls & Prevention protocols.