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Launched in December 2022, The Sylvia Earle is a floating ambassador for the conservation of the planet. Paying tribute to Dr. Sylvia Earle and six pioneering conservationists with public decks honouring their contributions and shining a light on their important conservation causes.

Certified 100% climate neutral, with a fully equipped Citizen Science Centre, expert lectures and participate in Citizen Science Programmes to enrich your knowledge and connection to the places the ship travels to.

The Sylvia Earle is a comfortable base camp for adventure. With a maximum of 132 travellers, their aim is to get you off ship experiencing the natural environment as much as possible; smaller groups also mean we can tread lightly, making a positive impact to the environment.

Each of the vessel’s public decks bear the names of six pioneering female conservationists – Dr. Carden Wallace AM, Joanna Ruxton, Sharon Kwok, Bernadette Demientieff, Dr. Asha de Vos and Hanli Prinsloo – along with a deck dedicated to Dr. Earle herself. The scientists are inspiring leaders in their fields, and as part of the deck theming, will educate you on the impressive and important conservation work they continue to do.

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Balcony stateroom


Choose from a choice of balcony cabins to fit your requirements.

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220901 SE A3 Deck Plan 2

Sylvia Earle Deck Plan

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View of the stern

Antarctic Explorer Express

Experience the beauty of Antarctica with less sea travel; cruise only once across Drake Passage, flying back to Punta Arenas in Chile.

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Sylvia Earle Experience

Why choose a Sylvia Earle Antarctica Cruise:

  • Brand new ship, built in 2022
  • Smaller groups and ships
  • Among the smallest ships in expedition cruising
  • Average 132 passengers per voyage
  • 30 years experience
  • Long history & heritage as a polar operator
  • Highly experienced and skilled expedition team
  • Advanced, modern expedition ships
  • Second passenger ship with the unique Ulstein X-BOW®
  • Purpose-built for expeditions
  • Maximum adventure
  • More time on shore and more excursions due to lower passenger numbers
  • Most extensive activities program
  • Relaxed onboard atmosphere
  • Approachable expedition team
  • 15 zodiacs

What's included:

  •  All airport transfers. 
  • Onboard 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 receptions including four-course dinner, house cocktails, house beer and wine, non-alcoholic beverages.  
  • All shore excursions and Zodiac cruises.  
  • Educational lectures and guiding services provided by Expedition Team.  
  • Complimentary access to onboard expedition doctor and medical clinic (initial consultation).  
  • One 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. 
  • Gratuities for ship’s crew. 

The Silvia Earle also leads the world in sustainable cruising to Antarctica, with:

- Industry-leading safety technology

- Ice Class 1A and Polar Code 6 compliant

- Fully-stocked medical clinic

- The lowest polluting marine engines in the world

- Virtual anchoring protects the sea floor

- Unique hydraulic viewing platforms

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