This purpose built expedition vessel, honours the highly accomplished marine biologist, oceanographer and explorer, Sylvia Earle and is the sister ship to the revolutionary Greg Mortimer. Accommodating on average 126 guests for each voyage, those lucky enough to experience an Antarctic journey can be assured of comfort and luxury coinciding with exploration and adventure.
Besides the same revolutionary Ulstein X BOW hull design like her sister ship the Greg Mortimer, the Sylvia Earle features a distinctive Glass Atrium Lounge at the bow of the ship with a stunning panoramic view on both port and starboard side, Lecture theatre and lounge, a swimming pool and jacuzzi where you can admire impressive scenery while watching the world go by.
Please Note: The Sylvia Earle is currently under construction so all images are renders.
Enjoy an early bird saving of up to 30% on the 2021-22 Sylvia Earle Antarctic Voyages.
*Early Booking Offer prices are outlined below and are subject to availability at the time of booking. Early Booking Offers are capacity controlled and once discounted cabins are exhausted prices will be amended. Please contact us to confirm current offers and price.
Prices are correct as of 17 January 2020.
Offers are not available in conjunction with any other offer and may be withdrawn at any time. Offer valid until 31st of March.
All prices are in US$ per person, twin share (triple in triple cabins).
Click on Cruise Name below to view itinerary.
|Cruise Itinerary||Start Date||End Date||Days||Starts / Ends||Aurora Stateroom Triple||Aurora Stateroom Double||Aurora Superior Stateroom||Balcony Stateroom C||Balcony Stateroom B||Balcony Stateroom A||Balcony Stateroom Superior||Junior Suite||Captain's Suite|
|Spirit of Antarctica||29 Oct 21||9 Nov 21||12||Ushuaia||$11,795||$13,095 Limited||$13,895||$14,295||$14,595||$14,995||$18,095||$21,795||$25,495|
|Early Booking Offer*||$10,721||$10,946||$11,246||$13,572||$16,346||$19,121|
|Sub-Antarctic Safari||8 Nov 21||24 Nov 21||17||Ushuaia||$16,995||$18,895||$19,995||$20,595 Limited||$20,995||$21,595||$26,195||$31,495||$36,795|
|Early Booking Offer*||$15,446||$15,746||$16,196||$19,646||$23,621||$27,596|
|Solar Eclipse: Antarctic Peninsula||23 Nov 21||8 Dec 21||16||Ushuaia||$16,995 Limited||$18,795||$19,895||$20,495 Limited||$20,895||$21,495 Limited||$26,095||$31,395||$36,695|
|Early Booking Offer*||$15,371||$15,671||$16,121||$19,572||$23,547||$27,522|
|Spirit of Antarctica||7 Dec 21||18 Dec 21||12||Ushuaia||$12,295 Limited||$13,595||$14,395||$14,795 On Request||$15,195 On Request||$15,595||$18,895||$22,695||$26,495|
|Early Booking Offer*||$11,097 On Request||$11,397 On Request||$11,696||$14,172||$17,021||$19,871|
|South Georgia, Antarctic Odyssey & South Sandwich Islands||17 Dec 21||10 Jan 22||25||Ushuaia||$28,695 Limited||$31,795||$33,695||$34,695 On Request||$35,395||$36,395||$44,195||$53,395||$62,395|
|Early Booking Offer*||$26,022 On Request||$26,547||$27,297||$33,146||$40,047||$46,797|
|Spirit of Antarctica||9 Jan 22||20 Jan 22||12||Ushuaia||$13,395||$14,795||$15,695||$16,095||$16,495||$16,895||$20,495||$24,695||$28,795|
|Early Booking Offer*||$12,072||$12,372||$12,672||$15,372||$18,522||$21,597|
|Antarctic Explorer (Fly North)||19 Jan 22||29 Jan 22||11||Ushuaia/Punta Arenas||$12,495||$13,595||$14,935||$14,695 Limited||$14,995||$15,395||$18,295||$21,695||$25,095|
|Early Booking Offer*||$11,022 Limited||$11,247||$11,547||$13,722||$16,272||$18,822|
|Antarctic Explorer (Fly Cruise)||27 Jan 22||7 Feb 22||12||Punta Arenas||$14,795 Limited||$16,095||$16,895||$17,295||$17,595||$17,995||$21,195||$25,095||$28,795|
|Early Booking Offer*||$12,972||$13,197||$13,497||$15,897||$18,822||$21,597|
|Antarctic Explorer (Fly South)||5 Feb 22||16 Feb 22||12||Punta Arenas/Ushuaia||$14,495 On Request||$15,895||$16,795||$17,295||$17,595||$17,995||$21,595||$25,795||$29,895|
|Early Booking Offer*||$12,972||$13,197||$13,497||$16,197||$19,347||$22,422|
|Wild Antarctica (Fly North)||15 Feb 22||26 Feb 22||12||Ushuaia/Punta Arenas||$13,595||$14,895||$15,795||$16,195||$16,495||$16,895||$20,095||$23,895||$27,695|
|Early Booking Offer*||$12,147||$12,372||$12,672||$15,072||$17,922||$20,772|
|Across the Antarctic Circle (Fly-Cruise)||24 Feb 22||8 Mar 22||13||Punta Arenas||$14,895||$16,195||$16,995||$17,395||$17,695||$18,095||$21,395||$25,295||$29,095|
|Early Booking Offer*||$13,047||$13,272||$13,572||$16,047||$18,972||$21,822|
|Antarctic Explorer (Fly South)||6 Mar 22||15 Mar 22||10||Punta Arenas/Ushuaia||$10,895||$11,895||$12,595||$12,895||$13,095||$13,395||$15,995||$18,995||$21,995|
|Early Booking Offer*||$9,672||$9,822||$10,047||$11,997||$14,247||$16,497|
|Antarctica Complete - with South Georgia & the Falklands||14 Mar 22||5 Apr 22||23||Ushuaia||$22,795 Limited||$25,295||$26,795||$27,595||$28,095||$28,095||$35,095||$42,295||$49,495|
|Early Booking Offer*||$23,881||$24,561||$29,831||$35,951|
No single supplement applies for passengers willing to share. If you would prefer your own room the single supplement is 1.5 x the published twin rate.
For more information on the voyages we offer, call 1300 668 112 or email email@example.com
Sea Kayaking (From US$1,260)
Immerse yourself in the incredible scenery of Antarctica onboard a kayak. Cruise past ice formations and see wildlife swim past as you glide along. You will be in groups of up to 12 with an experienced kayak guide who will take you to interesting locations, many that can only able to be reached by kayaks.
Available on all voyages.
Snowshoeing (From US$320)
Explore the remote wilderness of Antarctica by donning a pair of snow shoes and taking a hike with your guide just how intrepid explorers traversed in the years gone by. Having these shoes enables the ability to walk across the soft powder and climb the gentle slopes with ease.
Available on departures:
Spirit of Antarctica 29 Oct & 7 Dec 2021, 9 Jan 2022.
Falklands & South Georgia 8 Nov 2021, Solar Eclipse Voyage 23 Nov 2021, South Georgia & Antarctic Odyssey 17 Dec 2021.
Camping has become one of the most popular optional activities, with some passengers camping for the first time in their lives in Antarctica! All the equipment you need is provided for you to be able to experience a night on shore in Antarctica. Numbers are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.
Available on departures:
Spirit of Antarctica 29 Oct, 7 Dec 2021 & Solar Eclipse Voyage 23 Nov 2021.
Polar Snorkelling (From US$640)
Float through crystalline waters and discover the underwater worlds few have experienced. Your diving specialist guide will take you to the best sites for snorkelling to see wildlife and the underside of icebergs. You will explore offshore islands, tranquil bays and even shipwrecks.
Available on departures:
South Georgia & Antarctic Odyssey 17 Dec 2021, Spirit of Antarctica 9 Jan 2022, Antarctic Explorer 19 & 27 Jan, 5 Feb & 6 Mar 2022, Wild Antarctica 15 Feb 2022, Across the Antarctic Circle 24 Feb 2022, Antarctic Complete 14 Mar 2022.
There are four Aurora Stateroom Triple cabins featuring portholes, all with private en-suites. Located on Deck 3, they’re close to the mudroom and loading platforms.
The Sylvia Earle features three Aurora Stateroom Twin cabins featuring portholes, all with private en-suites. Located on Deck 3, they’re close to the mudroom and loading platforms, perfect for adventurers who are looking for a comfortable base that’s close to the action.
The Sylvia Earle features four Aurora Superior Stateroom cabins featuring french balconies, all with private en-suites. Located on Deck 7. The cabin size is between 20.1-22.3 square metres.
There are 14 Balcony Stateroom C cabins – which are the most economical, fitted with all the necessities and comfortable for up to 2 people. These cabins are scattered throughout Decks 4 and 6. The cabin and balcony combined size is between 21-24.8 square metres.
There are 17 Balcony Stateroom B cabins on board the Sylvia Earle. They are a standard cabin,with private en-suites and balconies. These cabins are located at the fore and aft of Decks 4 and 6. The cabin and balcony combined size is 21-24.8 square metres.
The 23 Balcony Stateroom A cabins are premium cabins and the most abundant on board. These cabins are located in preferred positions on Deck 4 and 6, which provide easy access between decks via the internal stairs or the elevator. The cabin and balcony combined size is between 24.1-31.3 square metres.
There are five Balcony Stateroom Superior on board the Sylvia Earle measuring 28-37.7 square metres with a private balcony and en-suite. These suites are located on deck 4 and deck 6 with floor to ceiling windows and a comfortable desk area.
There are four Junior Suites on the Sylvia Earle and they feature a private balcony with an en-suite and a lounge and are located on Deck 7. The cabin and balcony combined size is between 42-43.5 square metres.
The Captain’s Suite is 44.5 square metres with a private balcony, en-suite, walk-in wardrobe, en-suite and lounge.
Lounge / lecture theatre
Photography and art room
Gym, sauna and wellness centre
Jacuzzi’s / plunge pool
Zodiac launching platforms
Fully-serviced accommodation in your chosen stateroom
Daily shore excursions, guided walks, Zodiac cruises and some activities*
Comprehensive pre-departure information kit and destination
An experienced team of destination specialists and activity leaders
An informative and entertaining lecture program by our team of experts
Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner including house wines, beer and soft
drinks, afternoon tea and snacks
Captain’s Welcome and Farewell drinks including four-course dinner, house
cocktails, house beer and wine, non-alcoholic beverages
Pre-dinner drinks including canapés and bar snacks
Complimentary 3-in-1 polar jacket
Complimentary use of gumboots
Complimentary use of fitness centre
Complimentary access to onboard expedition doctor and medical clinic
Personalised photo book (post-voyage) 1 issued per booking
Entry fees to historic or tourist sites
Port, pilotage charges and landing fees.
The following inclusions are also part of select voyages. Please refer to the specific voyage Trip Notes for inclusions pertaining to the voyage of your choice:
All Antarctic voyages include one night’s pre-voyage accommodation (included in itinerary)
and arrival airport transfer (on selected preferred flights)
Flights mentioned as per itinerary
Guided town tour and activities as per voyage itinerary
Dimensions: Length: 104.4m Width: 18.2m Draft: 5.3m
Speed: 15.5 knots maximum
Built: To be completed in 2021
Operator: Aurora Expeditions
Ice-Class: 1A (The hull is one category below a full ice-breaker)