Why we like the Sylvia Earle

  • The sleek X-bow is designed with passengers' comfort in mind, reducing pitching and allowing the ship to cut through the waves
  • One of the smaller polar expedition ships, with an average of 132 passengers, this allows for speedy disembarkation and to maximise your time exploring off-ship
  • Most cabins have balconies and all are generously proportioned with large windows, so you never miss a spectacular vista
  • An impressive range of optional add-on activities are available, from kayaking and camping to polar snorkelling!
  • An unusual double height glass atrium in the bow floods the expedition lounge with polar light
  • Two jacuzzis and a sauna help you to warm up after a chilly day out exploring
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Lizzie says

I travelled below the Antarctic Circle on Sylvia Earle in January 2023 and loved the relaxed yet highly comfortable feel of the ship along with the “ask any question” attitude of the expedition staff, who were extremely passionate and knowledgeable.

Lizzie Williams Polar Product & Partnerships Manager

Voyages aboard the Sylvia Earle

Cabin Categories

Cabin categories for Sylvia Earle, Antarctic vessel

*Note that the above measurements are approximate averages and exact cabin size can vary

Captain's Suite

  • Located on Deck 4
  • Cabin and balcony combined size of 473ft² / 44m²
  • Private balcony, ensuite and lounge 
  • 1 free pair of binoculars per suite
  • 1-hour spa treatment per person (valid on 1-hour massage or facial treatment only)
  • Free stocked mini bar (replenished as needed)
  • 1 free bottle of champagne per suite

Junior Suite

  • Located on Deck 7
  • Cabin and balcony combined size of 441ft² / 41m²
  • Private balcony, ensuite and lounge 
  • 1 free pair of binoculars per suite
  • 1-hour spa treatment per person (valid on 1-hour massage or facial treatment only)
  • Free stocked mini bar (stocked once only)
  • 1 free bottle of champagne per suite

Superior Balcony

  • Located on Decks 4 & 6
  • Cabin and balcony combined size of 280 - 387ft² / 26 - 36m²
  • Private balcony, ensuite and lounge 
  • Some of these rooms are equipped with wheelchair accessible bathrooms

Balcony Stateroom

  • Located on Deck 4 and on Deck 6
  • Cabin and balcony combined sized of 215 - 301ft² / 20 - 28m²
  • Private balcony, ensuite 

Superior Stateroom

  • Located on Deck 7
  • Cabin size of 215ft² / 20m² 
  • King or twin beds, en suite 

Triple

  • Located on Deck 3
  • Cabin size of 236ft² / 22m² 
  • Porthole, en suite 

Onboard Communications & Facilities

Facilities include:

  • Plugs: European 220V two-round-pinned sockets, but they can also accommodate plugs from most countries
  • USB sockets 
  • Towels, toiletries and hair dryers
  • Laundry service (additional cost)

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