SYLVIA EARLE

The brand new Sylvia Earle ship is designed with the protection and observation of Antarctica’s rich marine wildlife in mind.

Due to sail in October 2021, Greg Mortimer’s new sister 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.

Whether it’s gathering in the modern lecture theatre to learn about the wildlife that you are about to see, photographing whales from its viewing platforms or preparing for your next shore excursion, the Sylvia Earle takes expedition cruising to a new level.

At just 104 metres (340 feet) long, the Sylvia Earle ship carries a maximum of 120 expeditioners to the polar regions. As one of the smallest ships in the polar expedition cruising fleet, its size and modern ice-strengthened hull (Class 1A, one category below a full ice-breaker) give you the ability to explore those places that larger ships can’t reach. In addition, thanks to its unique, patented X-Bow®, it is capable of fast, comfortable transit speeds with less fuel consumption and reduced emissions.

Why we like the Greg Mortimer

  • Honours the marine biologist, oceanographer and explorer, Sylvia Earle

  • X-BOW technology, which pierces waves for a smoother voyage

  • The ship carries a maximum of 126 passengers, ensuring everyone can land together

  • Exclusively designed for expedition cruising, providing an authentic experience

  • Less fuel consumption and reduced emissions than other Antarctic ships

DECK PLAN

Sylvia Earle Deck Plan

Features

  • Guests: 126

  • Crew: 100

  • Cabins: 79

  • Ice Class: 1A

  • Length: 104.4m

  • Draught: 5.3m

  • Speed: 15.5 knots

  • Max tonnage: 7400

  • Passenger decks: 6

  • Flag: Bahamas

CABIN CATEGORIES

Owner's, Suite at  Greg Mortimer Ship

Captain’s Suite

  • There is 1 Captain’s Suite located on Deck 4
  • Cabin and balcony combined size of 44.5 m2 (480 sq. ft.)
  • Private balcony, en-suite and separate lounge area
  • Features a king or twin beds
  • Thermostat, safe, flat screen TV and more
Junior Suite, Greg Mortimer- Antarctica Cruise

Junior Suite

  • There are 4 Junior Suites located on Deck 7
  • Cabin and balcony combined size of 43 m2 (460 sq. ft.)
  • Private balcony, en-suite and separate lounge area
  • Features a king or twin beds
  • Thermostat, safe, flat screen TV and more
Balcony Suite, Greg Mortimer-Antarctica Cruise

Superior Balcony Stateroom

  • The Superior Balcony staterooms are located on Decks 4 and 5
  • Cabin and balcony combined size of 28-37 m2 (300-405 sq. ft.)
  • Private balcony, en-suite and comfortable desk area
  • Features a double or twin beds
  • Thermostat, safe, flat screen TV and more
Balcony Stateroom, Greg Mortimer-Antarctica Cruise

Balcony Staterooms A, B and C

  • The Balcony Staterooms are located on Decks 4 and 6
  • Cabin and balcony combined size of 21-24 m2 (225-270 sq. ft.)
  • The 23 Balcony Staterooms A are premium cabins, located in preferred positions
  • The 17 Balcony Staterooms B are standard cabins, fitted with interconnected features
  • The 11 Balcony Staterooms C are economical cabins
  • Private balcony, en-suite and comfortable desk area with double or twin beds
  • Thermostat, safe, flat screen TV and more
Porthole Suite, Greg Mortimer -Antarctica Cruise

Superior Stateroom

  • The Superior Staterooms are located on Deck 7
  • Cabin size of 20-22 m2 (215-240 sq. ft.)
  • Features porthole windows
  • En-suite bathroom and comfortable desk area with double or twin beds
  • Thermostat, safe, flat screen TV and more
Triple Cabin, Sylvia Earle

Aurora Stateroom

  • There are three Aurora Stateroom Twin cabins and four Triple cabins located on Deck 3
  • Cabin size of 16-22 m2 (170-245 sq. ft.)
  • Shared options available, perfect for adventure seekers
  • Features porthole windows
  • En-suite bathroom and comfortable desk area with twin or triple
  • Thermostat, safe, flat screen TV and more

SAILING DATES

Embarkation Start Date Destination Disembarkation No. of Days
Ushuaia 29th October 2021 Spirit of Antarctica Ushuaia 12
Ushuaia 8th November 2021 Falklands & South Georgia Ushuaia 17
Ushuaia 23rd November 2021 Spirit of Antarctica (Solar Eclipse) Ushuaia 16
Ushuaia 7th December 2021 Spirit of Antarctica Ushuaia 12
Ushuaia 17th December 2021 Falklands, South Georgia, Sandwich Islands & Antarctica (Holiday Package) Ushuaia 25
Ushuaia 9th January 2022 Spirit of Antarctica Ushuaia 12
Ushuaia 19th January 2022 Antarctic Explorer (Cruise/Fly) Punta Arenas 11
Punta Arenas 5th February 2022 Antarctic Explorer (Fly/Cruise) Ushuaia 12
Ushuaia 15th February 2022 Wild Antarctica (Cruise/Fly) Punta Arenas 12
Punta Arenas 24th February 2022 Across the Antarctic Circle (Fly/Fly) Punta Arenas 13
Punta Arenas 6th March 2022 Antarctic Explorer (Fly/Cruise) Ushuaia 10
Ushuaia 14th March 2022 Antarctica Complete (Falklands & South Georgia) Ushuaia 23

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