• Sylvia Earle

  • Sylvia Earle

  • Sylvia Earle

  • Sylvia Earle

  • Sylvia Earle

  • Sylvia Earle

Sylvia Earle: A new, modern polar expedition vessel with extensive amenities

Sylvia Earle is a comfortable basecamp for your next polar adventure, whether you are heading north to summer in the High Arctic or traveling south to explore the waters of Antarctica. This premium expedition ship is built to world-class polar standards and is ready to contend with the possibility of adverse weather and sea conditions while also ensuring full comfort and confidence out on the open ocean. Averaging 132 passengers per voyage, the Sylvia Earle is designed to facilitate easy access to each destination for every guest. The expedition cruise is set up to accommodate up to 100 passengers on all land excursions while also launching groups of kayakers and divers for active explorations along each route. Guests traveling on board the Sylvia Earle will enjoy multiple landings, flexible itineraries, and a family atmosphere as well as a heated saltwater swimming pool, gym, sauna, a glass atrium lounge offering spectacular views, a library, and state-of-the-art lecture facilities.

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Vessel Information

Accommodations

Captain’s Suite – The largest of all the rooms, the singular Captain’s Suite will take you to the polar regions in ultimate style and comfort. Complete with a large lounge area, balcony, walk-in wardrobe, and ensuite bathroom, you’ll need to get in early to secure this suite.

Junior Suite – The four Junior Suites take in some impressive scenery from their vantage points on Deck 7. When you aren’t enjoying a landing, you can relax in the suites’ separate lounge area, or just watch the world float by from the private balcony.

Balcony Stateroom Superior – With a bit more room to stretch the legs, the Balcony Stateroom Superior cabins are perfect for polar adventurers who travel with plenty of gear. Located on Deck 4 and 6, the Staterooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows, ensuite bathrooms, and a comfortable desk area.

Balcony Stateroom Category A – The 23 Balcony Staterooms A premium cabins are the most abundant on board and found in preferred positions on Deck 4 and 6 which provide easy access between Decks via the internal stairs or elevator.

Balcony Stateroom Category B – The 17 Balcony Stateroom B Cabins are standard cabins, many fitted with interconnecting features making them great for families or groups. These cabins are located at the fore and aft of Deck 4 and 6.

Balcony Stateroom Category C – The 11 Balcony Stateroom C cabins are the most economical, fitted with all the necessities, and comfortable for up to 2 people. These cabins are scattered throughout Deck 6.

Aurora Stateroom Superior – With a bit more room to stretch the legs, the Aurora Stateroom Superior cabins are perfect for polar adventurers who travel with plenty of gear. Located on Deck 7, the Staterooms feature French balconies, floor-to-ceiling windows, ensuite bathrooms, and a comfortable desk area.

Aurora Stateroom Twin Share – There are three Aurora Stateroom Twin cabins featuring portholes, all with private ensuite bathrooms. 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.

Aurora Stateroom Triple Share – There are four Aurora Stateroom Triple cabins featuring portholes, all with private ensuite bathrooms. Located on Deck 3, they’re close to the mudroom and loading platforms. *Please note the Aurora Stateroom Triple cabins are only available on certain departures.


Yacht Specifications

Guests: Average of 132
Cabins: 71
Decks: 8
Length: 343 feet (104 meters)
Speed: average 10-12 knots, up to 15.5 knots

Arctic Itineraries & Pricing

Svalbard In Depth (15 days)

From: $15,995/per person

Day 1
Arrive in Lonyearbyen

Day 2
Embarkation

Days 3 – 14
Svalbard Archipelago

Day 15
Disembark in Longyearbyen

Jewels of the Arctic (15 days)

From: $15,995/per person

Day 1
Arrive in Longyearbyen, Norway

Day 2
Embarkation

Days 3 – 5
Svalbard

Days 6-7
Greenland Sea

Days 8-13
East Greenland

Day 14
Denmark Strait

Day 15
Disembarkation Reykjavik, Iceland

Iceland Circumnavigation (11 days)

From: $10,995/per person

Day 1
Arrive in Reykjavik, Iceland

Day 2
Embarkation

Day 3
Stykkisholmur / Snaefellsnes Peninsula

Day 4 -6
Westfjords

Day 7
Hjalteyri

Day 8
Grímsey Island

Day 9
Seydisfjordur

Day 10
Westman Islands

Day 11
Disembarkation Reykjavik, Iceland

Iceland, Jan Mayen, Svalbard (15 days)

From: $14,295/per person

Day 1
Arrive in Reykjavik, Iceland

Day 2
Embarkation

Day 3-5
Westfjords, Iceland

Day 6
At Sea

Day 7
Jan Mayen

Days 8-9
At Sea

Days 10 – 12
Svalbard Archipelago (please note the 15 day version of this itinerary spends 2 more days in Svalbard and ends on Day 15)

Day 13
Disembarkation Longyearbyen, Norway

Northwest Passage

From: $20,295 (17 Days)/per person

Day 1
Arrive in Calgary, Canada

Day 2
Embarkation, Cambridge Bay

Days 3-6
Expedition Cruising

Days 7-8
Beechey Island, Devon Island, Lancaster Sound, Canada

Days 9 – 11
Baffin Island, Canada

Day 12
At Sea

Day 13
Qeqertarsuaq (Disko Island)

Day 14
Ilulissat, Greenland

Day 15
Sisimiut, Greenland

Day 16
Disembark in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland. Fly to Toronto, Canada

Day 17
Depart Toronto, Canada

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Displayed itineraries are only summaries. Our travel specialists will help you select the best cruise based on your interests, timing and budget.

Pricing

Pricing varies based on departure date, trip length, and cabin type. Listed pricing is per person, based on double occupancy (unless otherwise noted) and subject to change. Please contact us for current pricing and availability.

Included: All meals onboard, guides & activities

Not included: International airfare, domestic airfare, gratuities, adventure activities such as sea kayaking or camping

Extras (pricing varies):

  • Snorkeling (not available on all departures)
  • Snowshoeing (not available on all departures)
  • Sea Kayaking
  • Scuba Diving
  • Camping
  • Ski/Snowboard (not available on all departures)

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