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Home | Ships | Sylvia Earle

Due to sail in October 2021 our new ship 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 or the Denmark Strait, our expeditions face some of the most intense conditions nature can throw at us. The Sylvia Earle is at the cutting edge of nautical technology: robust, powerful and up to the task.

Ulstein X-BOWX™ & Lounge

The streamlined Ulstein X-BOW® cuts through the swell so you feel fewer vibrations and disturbances*, and makes quicker transits through waves. It also helps reduce our fuel consumption by up to 60%. Experience the Glass Atrium Lounge inside the bow, featuring huge windows and superb views to the front of the ship.

Swimming Pool & Wellness Center 

In between landings, enjoy the heated saltwater open air swimming pool and jacuzzis on board the Sylvia Earle and watch the world go by, or experience our gym, sauna or enjoy a massage (additional cost) in the Wellness centre.

Safety Features

The Sylvia Earle will feature industry-leading safety technology that exceeds the requirements for a ship of this size with a world class return-to-port equipment, which duplicates the propulsion system, enabling the ship to maintain operating systems and comfort in the event of engine failure.

The ship will also feature a fully-stocked medical clinic designed for use in remote areas.

Responsible Travel Features

We believe that preserving and protecting the environment is of the utmost importance and this is reflected in several features of the Sylvia Earle.

The Sylvia Earle will boast one of the lowest polluting marine engines in the world due to low energy consumption, high fuel-efficiency and a streamlined design to deliver an 80% reduction in emissions.

The ship can also utilise virtual anchoring to hold its position using a combination of GPS, steering technology, propellers and thrusters. This protects the sea floor and minimises the damage caused by conventional anchors.

Zodiac Launching Platform

Our ships carry many Zodiacs, which you can board via four dedicated, sea-level launching platforms. These platforms make boarding the Zodiacs as quick, efficient and safe as possible, minimising wait times and getting you closer to the action for longer.

Whether you’re Zodiac cruising through awe-inspiring fjords in search of wildlife or making a quick transit from ship to a shore landing site, these sturdy crafts will play an integral role in your expedition experience.

Activity Preparation Area

We offer a range of add-on adventure activities from kayaking and diving to climbing and ski touring, and the Greg Mortimer is designed to support these activities, making the transition from ship to sea or shore as smooth as possible. We built the spacious activity preparation areas and loading platforms in consultation with our expert activity guides.

You will also have access to lockers and rapid drying areas for dry suits and wet suits, to give your gear the best chance to dry between excursions.

Features

  • Passengers: 126

  • Staff & crew: 70

  • Length: 104.4 meters

  • Breadth: 18.2 meters

  • Draft: 5.3 meters

  • Ice class: 1A

  • Tonnage: 7400 GT

  • Speed: 15.5 knots max / 12 knots cruising speed

Accomodation Details

Captain's Suite

  • 464 Sq Ft / 43.1 m² including balcony

  • One suite on Deck 4

  • 2 twin beds or 1 king bed

  • Private en-suite

  • Full size window

  • Desk area

  • Closet space

  • Private balcony

  • Sofa bed (can sleep 3rd passenger)

  • Room-controlled thermostat

  • Safe for storing valuables

  • Separate lounge area

  • 42" flat-screen TV

Junior Suite

  • 448 Sq Ft / 41.6 m² including balcony

  • Total four suites on Deck 7

  • 2 twin beds or 1 king bed

  • Private en-suite

  • Full size window

  • Desk area

  • Closet space

  • Private balcony

  • Sofa bed (can sleep 3rd passenger)

  • Room-controlled thermostat

  • Safe for storing valuables

  • 42" flat-screen TV

  • Separate lounge area

Balcony Stateroom Superior

  • 314-379 Sq Ft / 29.2-35.2 m² including balcony

  • Deck 4 or 6

  • 2 twin beds or 1 king bed

  • Private en-suite

  • Full size window

  • Desk area

  • Closet space

  • Private balcony

  • Room-controlled thermostat

  • Safe for storing valuables

  • 42" flat-screen TV

Balcony Stateroom A

  • 257-309 Sq Ft / 23.9-28.7 m² including balcony

  • Total 23 cabins on Decks 4 & 6

  • 2 twin beds or 1 king bed

  • Private En-suite

  • Floor to ceiling window

  • Desk area

  • Closet space

  • Private balcony

  • Sofa bed (can sleep 3rd passenger in select cabins)

  • Room-controlled thermostat

  • Safe for storing valuables

  • 42" flat-screen TV

Balcony Stateroom B

  • 257-260 Sq Ft / 23.9-24.2 m² including balcony

  • Total 17 cabins on Decks 4 & 6

  • 2 twin beds or 1 king bed

  • Private En-suite

  • Floor to ceiling window

  • Desk area

  • Closet space

  • Private balcony

  • Room-controlled thermostat

  • Safe for storing valuables

  • 42" flat-screen TV

Balcony Stateroom C

  • 225-260 Sq Ft / 20.9-24.2 m² including balcony

  • Total 11 cabins on Deck 6

  • 2 twin beds or 1 king bed

  • Private En-suite

  • Floor to ceiling window

  • Desk area

  • Closet space

  • Private balcony

  • Room-controlled thermostat

  • Safe for storing valuables

  • 42" flat-screen TV

Aurora Stateroom Superior

  • 214 Sq Ft / 19.9 m²

  • Deck 7

  • 2 twin beds or 1 king bed

  • Private En-suite

  • French balconies

  • Floor to ceiling windows

  • Desk area

  • Closet space

  • Room-controlled thermostat

  • Safe for storing valuables

  • 42" flat-screen TV

Aurora Stateroom Twin

  • 244 Sq Ft / 22.7 m²

  • Total 2 cabins on Deck 3

  • 2 twin beds or 1 king bed

  • Private En-suite

  • Porthole window

  • Desk area

  • Closet space

  • Sofa bed (can sleep 3rd passenger in select cabins)

  • Room-controlled thermostat

  • Safe for storing valuables

  • 42" flat-screen TV

Deck Plan

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