Why we like the Sylvia Earle

  • With an average of 132 passengers, it is one of the smaller polar expedition ships, allowing for speedy disembarkation and maximising your time exploring off-ship
  • The sleek X-bow reduces pitching and allows the ship to cut through the waves; it is designed with passengers' comfort in mind
  • All cabins are generously proportioned with large windows, so you never miss a spectacular vista and most have balconies
  • Optional add-on activities are available, from kayaking and camping to polar snorkelling!
  • The unusual double height glass atrium in the bow floods the expedition lounge with polar light
  • To help you to warm up after a chilly day out exploring: two jacuzzis and a sauna
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Alex says

The Sylvia Earle is sister ship to the Greg Mortimer, and follows in the same impressive footsteps; she is as remarkable to look at and sail aboard as the design and technology which went into her build.

Alex Mudd Head of Swoop Antarctica

Voyages onboard the Sylvia Earle

Spitsbergen Circumnavigation

Maximise wildlife sightings with the chance to circumnavigate Spitsbergen island. Search for walrus, arctic fox, whales and of course the ‘King of The Arctic'. Sail through the Hinlopen Strait and visit abandoned trapping stations and experience glaciers up close all…

  • 11 or 13 Days
  • $10,537
Arctic Odyssey: Svalbard & Greenland In-Depth

For the ultimate Arctic experience this unparalleled 24 day voyage is hard to beat. Created by splicing together two popular voyages, it maximises on wildlife sightings, with exploration of East Greenland’s deep fjords and towering icebergs and delivers extended time…

  • 24 Days
  • $23,489
Arctic bound: Scotland to Svalbard

Beginning in Scotland and finishing in Svalbard, deep inside the High Arctic, experience the changing habitats as you push into the Land of the White Bear. At every step of the way the richness of the local history and wildlife…

  • 15 Days
  • $10,058
High Arctic Explorer: Svalbard, Greenland & Iceland

Beginning in Svalbard before sailing west across the Greenland Sea and exploring Greenland’s long eastern coastline to finish in Iceland, this is an audacious Arctic journey of startling diversity and contrast. Spectacular landscapes, towering glaciers and once-in-a-lifetime wildlife encounters will…

  • 13 or 15 Days
  • $6,200
Iceland to Jan Mayen and Svalbard

What a taste of the Arctic this is! Explore the jagged coastline of Iceland and spot whales on your way to the most northely active volcano. Beerenberg dominates the tiny island of Jan Mayen and makes for a spectacular backdrop…

  • 11 Days
  • $4,822
Arctic Inuit Explorer: Iceland, Greenland and Labrador

A journey steeped in Viking and Inuit history that takes you from Iceland to the Torngat Mountains of southern Greenland and on to the east coast of Canada. Learn about these remote cultures from the people who live there and…

  • 21 Days
  • $10,265
West Greenland Safari

Explore the rugged and often ice-bound coastline of West Greenland, count the whales of Disko Bay, visit remote communities and sail through mighty fjords. Along the way you'll meet the locals, learn about their history and modern survival in the…

  • 11 Days
  • $9,094
Northwest Passage Revealed

In the icy and labyrinthine channels of the legendary Northwest Passage, explore the archipelago of islands and channels that form Canada’s High Arctic region; meet local indigenous people; encounter enigmatic Arctic wildlife, including walrus, beluga whale, polar bear, musk ox…

  • 17 Days
  • $17,426
Iceland Explorer

In the ‘Land of Ice and Fire’ where snow-capped peaks rise above glaciers and active volcanoes rumble, you will stroll along black-sand beaches strewn with glittering icebergs and walk amongst geysers and bubbling mud pools. Explore spectacular fjords and impressive…

  • 11 Days
  • $10,195

Cabin Categories

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
  • 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
  • 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 


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

Onboard Communication & 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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