Sylvia Earle

Aurora Expedition Ship

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Sylvia Earle

Small (138 Guests)
5* Luxury
High Rating (2 or more landings a day)
Optional Extras:
Many available

Due to sail in November 2021 the brand new ship, Sylvia Earle honours the highly accomplished marine biologist, oceanographer and explorer, 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 Sylvia’s long standing conservation efforts for marine protected areas and ocean wildlife. Sylvia Earle will be actively involved in the development of her namesake.

Crossing the notorious Drake Passage, these expeditions face some of the most intense conditions nature can throw at you. The Sylvia Earle is at the cutting edge of nautical technology: robust, powerful and up to the task. Drawing on centuries of collective experience to map out the Sylvia Earle it 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 to bring you closer to the environment, inviting communal areas and unsurpassed environmental credentials, this ship 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. On board there are many Zodiacs, which you can board via four dedicated, sea-level launching platforms. These docks make boarding the Zodiacs as quick, efficient and safe as possible, minimising wait times and getting you closer to the action for longer.

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Deck Plans


  • Aurora Stateroom Twin Share

    Aurora Stateroom Twin Share
    Deck 3 - 22.7m2
  • Aurora Stateroom Superior

    Aurora Stateroom Superior
    Deck 7 - 19.9m2
  • Balcony Stateroom Category C

    Balcony Stateroom Category C
    Deck 6 - 20.9m2 - 24.2m2
  • Balcony Stateroom Category B

    Balcony Stateroom Category B
    Deck 4 & 6 - 23.9m2 - 24.2m2
  • Balcony Stateroom Category A

    Balcony Stateroom Category A
    Deck 4 & 6 - 23.9m2 - 28.7m2
  • Balcony Stateroom Superior

    Balcony Stateroom Superior
    Deck 4 & 6 - 29.2m2 - 35.2m2
  • Junior Suite

    Junior Suite
    Deck 7 - 41.6m2
  • Captain’s Suite

    Captain’s Suite
    Deck 4 - 43.1m2



  • Arrival transfer from airport to hotel on Day 1
  • One night’s hotel accommodation with breakfast in Ushuaia on Day 1
  • City tour in Ushuaia on Day 2 (lunch not included)
  • Luggage transfer from your hotel in Ushuaia to ship on Day 2
  • Flight between Punta Arenas and King George Island for Fly and cruise itineraries
  • Disembark transfer from Ship to either hotel or port
  • 1 night post voyage accommodation
  • On-board accommodation during voyage including daily cabin service
  • All meals, snacks, tea and coffee during voyage
  • Beer, house wine and soft drinks with dinner
  • Captain’s Welcome and Farewell reception including four-course dinner, house cocktails, house beer and wine, non-alcoholic beverages
  • All shore excursions and activities throughout the voyage by Zodiac
  • All shore excursions and Zodiac cruises with an expedition team-to-passenger ratio of at least 1:8,
  • Educational lectures and guiding services from expedition team
  • Complimentary access to onboard expedition doctor and medical clinic
  • A 3-in-1 waterproof polar expedition jacket
  • Complimentary use of muck boots during the voyage
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information
  • Port surcharges, permits and landing fees
  • Note: A $15 USD per person per day gratuity for the crew is automatically added to your onboard account. It is at your discretion if you would like to remove the tip (or increase/decrease the amount) when you settle your bill. It is not necessary to tip the expedition team members. This gratuity amount is included for suites as part of their ‘Suite Benefits’.”

Not Included

  • International or domestic flights, unless specified
  • Transfers not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Airport arrival or departure taxes
  • Passport, visa, reciprocity and vaccination charges
  • Travel insurance or emergency evacuation charges
  • Hotels and meals not included in itinerary
  • Optional excursions not included in the itinerary
  • Optional activity surcharges
  • All items of a personal nature including but not limited to: alcoholic beverages and soft drinks (outside of dinner service), laundry services, personal clothing, additional medical expenses such as medication, gratuities, Wi-Fi, email or phone charges
  • Personal travel  insurance

*Note that we will quote flights for you when provided with your desired travel dates. Costs will vary depending on your travel dates. 

Sylvia Earle Itineraries