Sylvia Earle


Introduction to the Sylvia Earle

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.

Sylvia Earle Swimming Pool


Sylvia Earle Early Booking Offer

Enjoy an early bird saving of up to 25% 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 13 March 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Offers are not available in conjunction with any other offer and may be withdrawn at any time.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 ItineraryStart DateEnd DateDaysStarts / EndsAurora Stateroom TripleAurora Stateroom DoubleAurora Superior StateroomBalcony Stateroom CBalcony Stateroom BBalcony Stateroom ABalcony Stateroom SuperiorJunior SuiteCaptain's Suite
Spirit of Antarctica 29 Oct 219 Nov 2112Ushuaia$11,795$13,095$13,895$14,295$14,595$14,995$18,095$21,795$25,495
Early Booking Offer*$10,721$10,947$11,246$13,572$16,346$19,121
Sub-Antarctic Safari 8 Nov 2124 Nov 2117Ushuaia$16,995$18,895$19,995$20,595 $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 Peninsula23 Nov 218 Dec 2116Ushuaia$16,995 $18,795$19,895$20,495 $20,895$21,495 $26,095$31,395$36,695
Early Booking Offer*$13,596$15,036$19,895$16,396$16,716$17,196$20,876$25,116$36,695
Spirit of Antarctica 7 Dec 2118 Dec 2112Ushuaia$12,295 $13,595$14,395$14,795 $15,195 Limited$15,595$18,895$22,695$26,495
Early Booking Offer*$9,836$10,876$14,395$11,836 $12,156 Limited$12,476$15,116$18,156$26,495
South Georgia, Antarctic Odyssey & South Sandwich Islands 17 Dec 2110 Jan 2225Ushuaia$28,695 $31,795$33,695$34,695 $35,395 $36,395$44,195$53,395$62,395 On Request
Early Booking Offer*$22,956$25,436$33,695$27,756$28,316$29,116$35,356$42,716$62,395 On Request
Spirit of Antarctica 9 Jan 2220 Jan 2212Ushuaia$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 2229 Jan 2211Ushuaia/Punta Arenas$12,495$13,595$14,935$14,695 Limited$14,995$15,395$18,295$21,695$25,095
Early Booking Offer*$9,996$10,876$11,756 Limited $11,996$12,316$14,636$17,356
Antarctic Explorer (Fly South) 5 Feb 2216 Feb 2212Punta Arenas/Ushuaia$14,495 On Request$15,895 $16,795 $17,295 Limited$17,595 $17,995 $21,595 $25,795 $29,895
Early Booking Offer*$14,495 On Request$15,895$16,795$15,566 Limited$15,836$16,196$21,595 $25,795$29,895
Wild Antarctica (Fly North) 15 Feb 2226 Feb 2212Ushuaia/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 228 Mar 2213Punta 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 2215 Mar 2210Punta Arenas/Ushuaia$10,895$11,895$12,595$12,895 $13,095 On Request$13,395$15,995$18,995$21,995
Early Booking Offer*$8,716$9,516$12,595$10,316$10,746 On Request$10,716$12,796$15,196$21,995
Antarctica Complete - with South Georgia & the Falklands 14 Mar 225 Apr 2223Ushuaia$22,795 $25,295$26,795$27,595$28,095$28,095$35,095 $42,295$49,495
Early Booking Offer*$18,236 $20,236$26,795$22,076$22,476$23,116$28,076$33,836$49,495

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.



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 Greg Mortimer

Camping (US$150)

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.

For more information on the voyages and activities available, call 1300 668 112 or email

Sylvia Earle Cabins

Sylvia Earle - Aurora Stateroom Triple
Sylvia Earle - Aurora Stateroom Triple - Render

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.

Syliva Earle - Aurora Stateroom Twin
Sylvia Earle - Aurora Stateroom Twin - Render

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.

Sylvia Earle - Aurora Stateroom Superior
Sylvia Earle - Aurora Stateroom Superior - Render

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.

Sylvia Earle - Balcony Stateroom
Sylvia Earle - Balcony Stateroom Category C - Render

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.

Sylvia Earle - Balcony Stateroom
Sylvia Earle - Balcony Stateroom Category B - Render

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.

Sylvia Earle - Balcony Stateroom
Sylvia Earle - Balcony Stateroom Category A - Render

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.

Sylvia Earle - Balcony Stateroom Superior
Sylvia Earle - Balcony Stateroom Superior - Render

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.

Sylvia Earle - Junior Suite
Sylvia Ealre - Junior Suite - Render

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.

Sylvia Earle - Captains Suite
Sylvia Earle - Captains Suite - Render

The Captain’s Suite is 44.5 square metres with a private balcony, en-suite, walk-in wardrobe, en-suite and lounge.

Deck Plan

Sylvia Earle Deck Plan

Ship Details

Sylvia Earle - Exterior Ship Render

Lounge / lecture theatre
Photography and art room
Gym, sauna and wellness centre
Sun deck
Jacuzzi’s / plunge pool
Observation lounge

Changing room/Mudroom

Viewing platforms
Hydraulic platforms
Zodiac launching platforms

Chinstrap & gentoo penguins

Fully-serviced accommodation in your chosen stateroom
Daily shore excursions, guided walks, Zodiac cruises and some activities*
Comprehensive pre-departure information kit and destination
resource guide
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
Luggage transfers.

Sylvia Earle Swimming Pool

Guests:                  120

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)

We will tailor the perfect holiday to suit your needs.