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Sylvia Earle

Comfortable basecamp for adventures across the globe

The 2022 built Sylvia Earle, with its remarkable bow, is robust and powerful, yet elegantly designed for up to 132 passengers. Sylvia Earle is the sister ship of Greg Mortimer, both state of the art modern expedition vessels. 

The streamlined X-bow design of Sylvia Earle cuts through the ocean swell, making passages through rough polar waters quicker, less fuel consuming and more comfortable. The ship also features a virtual anchoring system that can hold its position without dropping a heavy anchor. This protects the sea life on the ocean floor and prevents damage caused by conventional anchors.

A unique feature of Sylvia Earle is the large glass atrium lounge inside the bow, with big windows that offer great views of the surrounding landscape. Something else many guests will appreciate, are the heated jacuzzis on the top deck. Here you can enjoy a moment of relaxation inbetween landings, without having to miss any of the beautiful scenery as the ship sails on to the next location.

To explore the polar destinations up close, Sylvia Earle features a sea-level activity platform and four zodiac boarding areas. These make boarding the zodiacs very easy and safe, minimising waiting times so that you can have more time to explore. On board, a fully equipped Citizen Science Centre, expert lectures and science programs are available to enrich your knowledge and connection to the places we travel to.

The ships name pays tribute to Dr. Sylvia Earle, a highly accomplished marine biologist, oceanographer and explorer. She was the first female chief scientist of the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and was named Hero for the Planet in 1998 by Time Magazine. Dr. Sylvia Earle has been actively involved in the development of her namesake.

Impression

Accommodation

All rooms have a natural look and feel and amenities including a 42″ TV, a safe and a room controlled thermostat.

Captain’s Suite

The Captain’s Suite is the largest and most luxurious suite on board Sylvia Earle. Conveniently located on deck 4, ...

Captain’s Suite

The Captain’s Suite is the largest and most luxurious suite on board Sylvia Earle. Conveniently located on deck 4, this suites offers you the ultimate way to enjoy the polar regions in style and comfort. Complete with a seperate lounge area, king-size bed, private balcony, walk-in wardrobe and en-suite bathroom.

Cnvenient extra’s of this luxury suite include a free pair of binoculars, free mini bar (replenished as needed) and a complimentary bottle of champagne.

Junior Suite

The Junior Suites provide unparalleled views from their positions on Deck 7. Within these suites, you’ll find a...

Junior Suite

The Junior Suites provide unparalleled views from their positions on Deck 7. Within these suites, you’ll find ample space to unwind in a separate lounge area, or simply enjoy the passing scenery from your private balcony or spacious king-size bed.

Your Junior Suite experience includes complimentary binoculars, a stocked mini-bar (initially provided), and a complimentary bottle of champagne.

Balcony Stateroom Superior

The Balcony Stateroom Superior cabins aboard the Sylvia Earle are ideal for polar enthusiasts seeking additional room...

Balcony Stateroom Superior

The Balcony Stateroom Superior cabins aboard the Sylvia Earle are ideal for polar enthusiasts seeking additional room.

Situated on decks 4 and 6, these cabins boast floor-to-ceiling windows, a king-size bed or twin beds, en-suite bathrooms, ample storage, and a cozy desk area. Notably, these are the only cabins where the bed is positioned to face the windows.

Certain rooms within this category have wheelchair-accessible bathrooms.

Balcony Stateroom

On board Sylvia Earle, Balcony Staterooms come in three categories: A, B, or C, which vary based on their size. All t...

Balcony Stateroom

On board Sylvia Earle, Balcony Staterooms come in three categories: A, B, or C, which vary based on their size. All these staterooms, found on decks 4 and 6, feature a king-size bed or twin beds, a private bathroom, floor-to-ceiling windows, a desk, ample storage, and, notably, a private balcony. One of the perks of having a balcony suite is the ability to enjoy views and step outside for a breath of fresh air as soon as you wake up.

Additionally, some cabins are interconnected, making them an excellent choice for families or groups.

Stateroom Superior

Offering a nice bit of extra space for those who like to travel with ample gear, the Superior Staterooms on board Syl...

Stateroom Superior

Offering a nice bit of extra space for those who like to travel with ample gear, the Superior Staterooms on board Sylvia Earle are an ideal choice.  Situated on Deck 7, these staterooms are equipped with French balconies, floor-to-ceiling windows, en-suite bathrooms, and a convenient desk area.

Triple Porthole Stateroom

There are just two Triple Statrooms on board Sylvia Earle. These have porthole windows, a king-size bed (or twin beds...

Triple Porthole Stateroom

There are just two Triple Statrooms on board Sylvia Earle. These have porthole windows, a king-size bed (or twin beds), an extra single bed, a private bathroom, a desk, and ample storage space.

Strategically positioned on deck 3, they offer proximity to the mudroom and zodiac loading platforms.

Facilities

Zodiac boarding Area

The design of the Sylvia Earle is geared towards facilitating a diverse array of expedition activities. To ensure a s...

Zodiac boarding Area

The design of the Sylvia Earle is geared towards facilitating a diverse array of expedition activities. To ensure a seamless transition from ship to sea, it incorporates expansive activity preparation spaces and boarding areas. Four large doors offer easy access to the zodiacs. Lockers and drying areas are provided for your wet gear when returning from off-ship excursions.

The additional sea-level activity platform allows for a range of add-on activities from diving and snorkeling to paddling and kayaking.

Science Centre

On board, a fully equipped Citizen Science Centre, expert lectures and science programs are available to enrich your ...

Science Centre

On board, a fully equipped Citizen Science Centre, expert lectures and science programs are available to enrich your knowledge and connection to the places we travel to. The onboard naturalist and expedition team are happy to tell you all about their area of expertise.

Sauna, Jacuzzis & Gym

Take a break in between landings or on sea days, by either visiting the gym for a workout or indulging in the panoram...

Sauna, Jacuzzis & Gym

Take a break in between landings or on sea days, by either visiting the gym for a workout or indulging in the panoramic sauna for relaxation. It’s an excellent way to unwind or warm up after the exhilarating Polar Plunge! Additionally, on the top deck, you’ll discover two jacuzzis providing breathtaking views of the polar landscape.

Sylvia Earle also features a pool on the top deck, however, this is not in use during polar expeditions.

Lecture Room

During every expedition, you’ll have the opportunity to interact with naturalists and onboard specialists who w...

Lecture Room

During every expedition, you’ll have the opportunity to interact with naturalists and onboard specialists who will share insightful presentations in their respective fields, enhancing your knowledge of the visited region.

Participate in informative sessions in the lecture theatre that span a wide range of subjects, including history, culture, biology, and climate change. While diverse in topics, these presentations share a common goal: to captivate, educate, and entertain, ensuring an enriching experience for all.

Lounges & Bars

Serving as the expedition ship’s heart, the communal meeting areas provide a venue for individuals to come toge...

Lounges & Bars

Serving as the expedition ship’s heart, the communal meeting areas provide a venue for individuals to come together, share stories from the day, exchange photos, spot wildlife, and witness the breathtaking sunset.

The onboard bars and lounges are elegantly designed yet retain an inviting atmosphere for socializing. Adorned with floor-to-ceiling windows that provide spectacular views, they also feature amiable bartenders ready to engage in friendly conversations.

Restaurant

An important aspect of every expedition is undoubtedly the culinary experience! On board Sylvia Earle you will find t...

Restaurant

An important aspect of every expedition is undoubtedly the culinary experience! On board Sylvia Earle you will find two restaurants. The main dining area, serving buffet-style breakfast and lunch, with an à la carte menu for dinner and the top deck restaurant with great views.

In addition to tea, coffee, and snacks, the restaurant team presents diverse menu options for each meal. A selection of house wine, beers, and soft drinks, all included with dinner.

Cap off your expedition with an informal Captain’s Dinner, featuring complimentary cocktails, followed by a three-course meal.

Activities

Expedition ship Sylvia Earle presents a diverse array of additional activities for you to choose from. The seasoned Expedition Team is committed to ensuring that each activity becomes a memorable adventure. Regardless of your experience or skill level, there are activity options catering to everyone, with the added allure of trying something entirely new:

  • Kayaking or Paddling
  • Polar Diving
  • Polar Snorkeling
  • Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP)
  • Camping

Zodiac excursions and shore landings are always included on expedition cruises with Sylvia Earle.

Dates & rates

Classic Antarctica Expedition Cruise

Optional diving & snorkeling activities
Dates and duration
22 Nov - 03 Dec 2024 12 days
Sylvia Earle 132 passengers

From $ 14395 per person
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Classic Antarctica Expedition Cruise

Optional diving & snorkeling activities
Dates and duration
24 Mar - 04 Apr 2025 12 days
Sylvia Earle 132 passengers

From $ 13395 per person
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