Aurora Expeditions, the Australia-based adventure operator, has joined Clia.
The company, which specialises in small-group voyages to the Polar Regions and other remote destinations, is looking to expand its presence in the UK and Ireland and across Europe.
Aurora will welcome its new ship, Greg Mortimer, in October 2019.
Craig Upshall, Aurora Expeditions’ UK and Europe sales director, said: “Aurora Expeditions is absolutely delighted to be joining Clia, this has come at a great time for Aurora, as we prepare for the launch our new ship the Greg Mortimer next year. Clia brings expedition cruising to life through its incredible connections throughout the global cruise community, and Aurora look forward to welcoming the visibility we hope to gain through this.”
Andy Harmer, Clia senior vice-president membership, said: “We are thrilled to welcome Aurora to Clia. The expedition sector is one of the most dynamic elements of the global cruise industry and the addition of Aurora’s expertise in this arena is great news for Clia travel agents.”