Sylvia Earle heads to Antarctica
Launched in November 2022, Aurora’s second purpose-built small ship, Sylvia Earle, embarks on her inaugural voyage from Ushuaia, Argentina to Antarctica on December 10, 2022.
Named after the renowned marine biologist, oceanographer, explorer and conservationist Dr Sylvia Earle, this state-of-the-art expedition ship will be a floating ambassador for the protection and preservation of the planet.
With its strong focus on education and conservation, the new ship is designed to accommodate an average 132 passengers per voyage in a relaxed, fun and informal onboard environment.
Featuring the revolutionary Ulstein X-BOW®, an inverted bow designed for smoother and faster ocean crossings which helps to reduce fuel consumption, the ship offers stylish and comfortable staterooms and suites, most with private balconies.
Public spaces include multiple dining, bar, relaxation and wellness areas; an outdoor heated pool and Jacuzzis; gym, spa and sauna; a library and lecture theatre, and expansive decks offering panoramic views of wilderness and wildlife, making it the ideal ‘base camp’ for exploring.