The sister ship to the Greg Mortimer, the Sylvia Earle features the same cutting-edge design, superior comfort and environmentally friendly technology.
Maximum passengers: 126
This vessel honours the highly accomplished marine biologist, oceanographer and explorer, Sylvia Earle.
Like the Greg Mortimer, the Sylvia Earle features the same revolutionary X-BOW® design, an inverted bow concept which results in smoother sailing and increased efficiency. Rather than rising over and then dropping onto waves like a traditional ship, the X-BOW® cuts through the swell, minimising vibrations, allowing for quicker transits through waves, whilst helping to reduce fuel consumption.
The vessel also features the same environmentally friendly virtual anchoring technology, in which GPS and high-tech steering are used to hold position rather than using a traditional anchor. This ensures that the delicate sea floor remains undisturbed and undamaged. Reduced emissions into the air and sea, lower energy consumption, high fuel efficiency, reduced light pollution to minimise wildlife disruption and lower on-board plastic use are all in place to reduce the Sylvia Earle’s impact on the environment too.
Other innovative features of the ship include world class return-to-port safety equipment, which duplicates the propulsion system, enabling the ship to maintain operating systems in the event of engine failure. There are four sea-level Zodiac launching platforms, designed for speedy embarkation to help maximise time ashore. With a wide range of activities offered on board, the vessel includes a mudroom and a spacious activity preparation area alongside a separate activity launch platform.
Unique to the Sylvia Earle is the distinctive glass atrium lounge at the front of the ship, with huge windows allowing for stunning panoramic views. It’s the perfect place to sit with a drink and take in the passing scenery or watch for wildlife. Other high quality facilities include a state-of-the-art lecture theatre, multi-media room, observation lounge, library and restaurant. A Wellness Centre (featuring gym equipment, sauna and spa with massage therapist) and a heated saltwater open air swimming pool, plus two outdoor Jacuzzis allows for maximum relaxation in between landings.
Guest cabins offer exceptional comfort and most feature full length windows or private balconies. There are over 20 interconnecting cabins and many of these can accommodation a third person.
- Cabins with private ensuite bathrooms and ocean views
- X-BOW® and virtual anchoring technology
- 4 Zodiac platforms plus separate activity platform
- Environmentally friendly features
- Observation lounge & Glass Atrium lounge
- High-tech lecture theatre
- Multimedia room
- Spa offering massage treatments
- Heated outdoor saltwater swimming pool and outdoor Jacuzzis
- Expedition jacket – yours to keep
- Loan of rubber boots during voyage
- Optional activities such as kayaking, camping, climbing, skiing, snorkelling and diving available on selected departures
- Registered Ice Class 1A
Why choose the Sylvia Earle?
The state-of-the-art Sylvia Earle offers up comfort and style alongside unique design and environmentally friendly technology. This vessel is perfect for those wanting to combine an active and exciting Polar adventure with some on-board creature comforts.
Aurora Stateroom: two lower single berths or one double bed with exterior porthole and private bathroom, on deck 3
Aurora Stateroom Superior: two lower single berths or one double bed with French balcony and private bathroom, on deck 7
Balcony Stateroom: two lower single berths or one double bed with large window, balcony and private bathroom, on decks 4 and 6
Balcony Stateroom Superior: two lower single berths or one double bed with large window, balcony and private bathroom, on decks 4 and 6
Junior Suite: two lower single berths or one double bed with large window, balcony and private bathroom, on deck 7
Captain’s Suite: two lower single berths or one double bed with large window, balcony and private bathroom, on deck 4
Quad, triple or twin share cabins are available (on a same gender basis)
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