Sylvia Earle

Revolutionary  X-Bow ship, sister ship to Greg Mortimer

Launching October 2021, Sylvia Earle has a unique glass atrium lounge inside the bow, heated saltwater open air pool and jacuzzis, four dedicated sea level Zodiac launch platforms and array of adventure options.

This revolutionary new ship honours the highly accomplished marine biologist, oceanographer and explorer, Dr Sylvia Earle.  As the first female chief scientist of the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and named by Time Magazine as its first Hero for the Planet in 1998 – this vessel pays tribute to Dr Earle’s long-standing conservation efforts for marine protected areas and ocean wildlife. Dr Sylvia Earle will be involved in the development of her namesake.

Sylvia Earle is purpose-built for expeditions to the most remote places on earth. Featuring the revolutionary Ulstein X-Bow, this allows the ship to cross oceans more comfortably and efficiently, and with expansive observation decks brings you closer to the environment. She has inviting communal areas and unsurpassed environmental credentials. The Sylvia Earle offers the perfect base camp for adventures at the outer limits of human exploration.

Accommodating an average of 132 expeditioners per voyage within 70 cosy, comfortable cabins, the ship also features a modern lecture lounge, multiple observation areas, Zodiac launching platforms, a restaurant serving excellent meals, a gym and wellness centre, jacuzzis, a mudroom and many other amenities.

Passengers:     132 in en-suite cabins

Itineraries:       Antarctic

Operator:         Aurora Expeditions

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