Douglas Mawson | Aurora Expeditions

Douglas Mawson

  • Vessel details

    Named after the legendary Australian geologist and explorer, the new small ship embodies Mawson’s pioneering spirit and is designed for global discovery. Featuring the revolutionary Ulstein X-BOW® and purpose-built with enhanced sustainability features, it takes on average 154 adventurers to the world’s wildest places in smooth, quiet comfort. It boasts the most extensive range of cabins yet, including a range of single cabins.
     

    Features & Facilities
    • Highly qualified and experienced expedition team and international crew.
    • The Douglas Mawson is at the cutting edge of nautical technology: robust and powerful - the ultimate base camp for off-ship adventures.
    • The latest Ulstein X-BOW® hull allows the ship to pierce through waves to maintain speed of travel thus offering faster, more comfortable travel, lower fuel consumption and reduced emissions.
    • All cabins feature twin or king bedding, with single cabins featuring single bed configuration and private bathrooms. 79% of cabins include a private balcony. Over 58 interconnecting Balcony Staterooms. Two cabins can accommodate a third person (triple and single share on request).
    • Observation lounge and viewing platforms offer spectacular panoramic views of scenery and wildlife.
    • Purpose-built activity preparation areas including two Zodiac embarkation areas for fast and safe transition off the ship as you embark on multiple daily excursions.
    • State-of-the-art lecture theatre, Citizen Science Centre and library. In between landings, enjoy our jacuzzis and pool or experience our gym & sauna.
    • With huge windows and superb views to the front of the ship, the library or the atrium lounge is the perfect place to sit with a drink and watch for wildlife or admire impressive scenery.
    • Starlink Wi-Fi - Free
    Key Facts
    Luxury star rating:
    Guests #: 154
    Crew #: 23
    Ice Class: A1 Ice Class
    Speed: 12
    Refurbished:
    Technical Specs
    Year built: 2025
    Length: 104m
    Width: 18
    Draft: 5
    Tonnage: 8500
    Registry: Madeira, Portugal
    Elec Outlets:
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  • Cabin options
    aurora stateroom single douglas mawson

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    aurora stateroom single douglas mawson

    Aurora Stateroom Single

    9m2 / 96ft2

    • Private en-suite • Porthole window • Closet space • Room-controlled thermostat • Room safe • 42" flat-screen TV • Mini bar

    Description

    • Private en-suite • Porthole window • Closet space • Room-controlled thermostat • Room safe • 42" flat-screen TV • Mini bar

    Cabin Features

    Aurora Stateroom Single

    9m2 / 96ft2
    Many facilities
    • Private en-suite • Porthole window • Closet space • Room-controlled thermostat • Room safe • 42" flat-screen TV • Mini bar
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    aurora stateroom superior single douglas mawson

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    Aurora Stateroom Superior Single

    15m2 / 161ft2

    • Private en-suite • Porthole window • Closet space • Room-controlled thermostat • Room safe • 42" flat-screen TV • Mini bar

    Description

    • Private en-suite • Porthole window • Closet space • Room-controlled thermostat • Room safe • 42" flat-screen TV • Mini bar

    Cabin Features

    Aurora Stateroom Superior Single

    15m2 / 161ft2
    Many facilities
    • Private en-suite • Porthole window • Closet space • Room-controlled thermostat • Room safe • 42" flat-screen TV • Mini bar
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    aurora stateroom triple douglas mawson

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    Aurora Stateroom Triple

    22m2 / 236ft2

    • Private en-suite • Porthole window • Closet space • Room-controlled thermostat • Room safe • 42" flat-screen TV • Mini bar

    Description

    • Private en-suite • Porthole window • Closet space • Room-controlled thermostat • Room safe • 42" flat-screen TV • Mini bar

    Cabin Features

    Aurora Stateroom Triple

    22m2 / 236ft2
    Many facilities
    • Private en-suite • Porthole window • Closet space • Room-controlled thermostat • Room safe • 42" flat-screen TV • Mini bar
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    aurora stateroom twin douglas mawson

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    Aurora Stateroom Twin

    15m2 / 161ft2

    • Private en-suite • Porthole window • Closet space • Desk area • Room-controlled thermostat • Room safe • 42" flat-screen TV • Mini bar

    Description

    • Private en-suite • Porthole window • Closet space • Desk area • Room-controlled thermostat • Room safe • 42" flat-screen TV • Mini bar

    Cabin Features

    Aurora Stateroom Twin

    15m2 / 161ft2
    Many facilities
    • Private en-suite • Porthole window • Closet space • Desk area • Room-controlled thermostat • Room safe • 42" flat-screen TV • Mini bar
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    aurora stateroom superior douglas mawson

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    Aurora Stateroom Superior

    16m2 / 172ft2

    • Private en-suite • French balcony • Closet space • Desk area • Room-controlled thermostat • Room safe • 42" flat-screen TV • Mini bar

    Description

    • Private en-suite • French balcony • Closet space • Desk area • Room-controlled thermostat • Room safe • 42" flat-screen TV • Mini bar

    Cabin Features

    Aurora Stateroom Superior

    16m2 / 172ft2
    Many facilities
    • Private en-suite • French balcony • Closet space • Desk area • Room-controlled thermostat • Room safe • 42" flat-screen TV • Mini bar
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    balcony stateroom category c douglas mawson

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    balcony stateroom category c douglas mawson

    Balcony Stateroom Category C

    26m2 / 279ft2

    • Private en-suite • Full size window • Private balcony • Closet space • Desk area • Room-controlled thermostat • Room safe • 42" flat-screen TV • Mini bar

    Description

    • Private en-suite • Full size window • Private balcony • Closet space • Desk area • Room-controlled thermostat • Room safe • 42" flat-screen TV • Mini bar

    Cabin Features

    Balcony Stateroom Category C

    26m2 / 279ft2
    Many facilities
    • Private en-suite • Full size window • Private balcony • Closet space • Desk area • Room-controlled thermostat • Room safe • 42" flat-screen TV • Mini bar
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    balcony stateroom category b douglas mawson

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    balcony stateroom category b douglas mawson

    Balcony Stateroom Category B

    26m2 / 279ft2

    • Private en-suite • Full size window • Private balcony • Closet space • Desk area • Room-controlled thermostat • Room safe • 42" flat-screen TV • Mini bar

    Description

    • Private en-suite • Full size window • Private balcony • Closet space • Desk area • Room-controlled thermostat • Room safe • 42" flat-screen TV • Mini bar

    Cabin Features

    Balcony Stateroom Category B

    26m2 / 279ft2
    Many facilities
    • Private en-suite • Full size window • Private balcony • Closet space • Desk area • Room-controlled thermostat • Room safe • 42" flat-screen TV • Mini bar
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    balcony stateroom category a douglas mawson

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    balcony stateroom category a douglas mawson

    Balcony Stateroom Category A

    26m2 / 279ft2

    • Private en-suite • Full size window • Private balcony • Closet space • Desk area • Room-controlled thermostat • Room safe • 42" flat-screen TV • Mini bar

    Description

    • Private en-suite • Full size window • Private balcony • Closet space • Desk area • Room-controlled thermostat • Room safe • 42" flat-screen TV • Mini bar

    Cabin Features

    Balcony Stateroom Category A

    26m2 / 279ft2
    Many facilities
    • Private en-suite • Full size window • Private balcony • Closet space • Desk area • Room-controlled thermostat • Room safe • 42" flat-screen TV • Mini bar
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    balcony stateroom superior douglas mawson

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    balcony stateroom superior douglas mawson

    Balcony Stateroom Superior

    36m2 / 387ft2

    • Private en-suite (wheelchair accessible) • Full size window • Private balcony • Closet space • Desk area • Room-controlled thermostat • Room safe • 42" flat-screen TV • Mini bar

    Description

    • Private en-suite (wheelchair accessible) • Full size window • Private balcony • Closet space • Desk area • Room-controlled thermostat • Room safe • 42" flat-screen TV • Mini bar

    Cabin Features

    Balcony Stateroom Superior

    36m2 / 387ft2
    Many facilities
    • Private en-suite (wheelchair accessible) • Full size window • Private balcony • Closet space • Desk area • Room-controlled thermostat • Room safe • 42" flat-screen TV • Mini bar
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    junior suite douglas mawson

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    Junior Suite

    41m2 / 441ft2

    • Private en-suite • Full size window • Private balcony • Closet space • Separate lounge area • Desk area • Room-controlled thermostat • Room safe • 42" flat-screen TV • Mini bar

    Description

    • Private en-suite • Full size window • Private balcony • Closet space • Separate lounge area • Desk area • Room-controlled thermostat • Room safe • 42" flat-screen TV • Mini bar

    Cabin Features

    Junior Suite

    41m2 / 441ft2
    Many facilities
    • Private en-suite • Full size window • Private balcony • Closet space • Separate lounge area • Desk area • Room-controlled thermostat • Room safe • 42" flat-screen TV • Mini bar
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    captain’s suite douglas mawson

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    Captain’s Suite

    45m2 / 484ft2

    • Private en-suite • Full size window • Private balcony • Closet space • Separate lounge area • Desk area • Room-controlled thermostat • Room safe • 42" flat-screen TV • Mini bar

    Description

    • Private en-suite • Full size window • Private balcony • Closet space • Separate lounge area • Desk area • Room-controlled thermostat • Room safe • 42" flat-screen TV • Mini bar

    Cabin Features

    Captain’s Suite

    45m2 / 484ft2
    Many facilities
    • Private en-suite • Full size window • Private balcony • Closet space • Separate lounge area • Desk area • Room-controlled thermostat • Room safe • 42" flat-screen TV • Mini bar
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