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Purpose-built for navigating the most far-flung corners of our world, the eco-conscious Sylvia Earle takes its passengers on enchanting, minimal-impact polar expeditions.

Named after acclaimed marine biologist and conservationist Dr. Sylvia Earle, this vessel boasts world-class environmental credentials, including a streamlined design, a low-polluting engine and the use of virtual anchoring to protect the sea floor.

Whether navigating the infamous Drake Passage or the Denmark Strait, the Sylvia Earle is equipped with the latest in nautical technology to ensure a smooth and safe passage. Expansive observation decks bring you closer to the spectacular environment, while the inviting communal areas ensure a comfortable base camp for your adventures. There are four Zodiac launching platforms to make the transition from ship to sea is smooth as possible.

130 passengers are accommodated in stylish cabins that come with ocean views and many with balconies. As well as a heated saltwater swimming pool to dip into between landings, you can enjoy a massage in the Wellness Centre or make use of the on-board gym. Excellent hearty meals are served in the sociable dining room.

Sylvia Earle, at a glance

  • Stylish, cutting-edge expedition vessel accommodating an average of 132 passengers
  • Excellent environmental credentials, including one of lowest polluting marine engines in the world, high fuel-efficiency and a streamlined design
  • 71 stylish cabins with room-controlled thermostats, private ensuites and desk areas
  • Four dedicated, sea-level launching platforms
  • Spacious activity preparation areas with lockers and rapid drying areas for dry suits and wet suits
  • Inviting communal areas, including convivial bars and lounges with floor-to-ceiling windows
  • State-of-the-art lecture lounge and well-stocked library
  • Swimming pool, gym, sauna, spa and two Jacuzzis
  • Array of add-on adventures including kayaking, diving, climbing and ski touring

Where will the Sylvia Earle take you?

  • Antarctic Peninsula
  • Arctic
  • Weddell Sea
  • South Georgia and the Falkland Islands
  • Norway
  • Greenland
  • Russia
  • Alaska and Canada



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    JR & AR, November 2021