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Aurora Expeditions reveals details of Sylvia Earle maiden season

Aurora Expeditions has revealed that its new purpose-built expedition ship Sylvia Earle will make its debut in November.

The ship will depart on 4 November for a 17-day maiden voyage to the Subantarctic Islands, starting in Santiago, Chile, and ending in Ushuaia, Argentina.

Following this, Sylvia Earle will operate voyages to Antarctica, Costa Rica, the Canadian Arctic, Norway, Greenland, Iceland, Ireland, and Scotland.

The ship is due to be named by marine biologist, oceanographer and explorer Dr Sylvia Earle, before sailing to South Georgia and the Falkland Islands.

Dr Earle will join a special Antarctic Climate Expedition in February 2023.

Aurora is offering up to 20 per cent off on Sylvia Earle voyages for bookings made up until 30 June.

Aurora Expeditions focusing on conservation

Aurora Expeditions CMO Hayley Peacock-Gower said: “We are thrilled to confirm the inaugural season of the Sylvia Earle, and to be debuting her on such a magnificent voyage whose destinations are so representative of Aurora’s spirit of exploration, discovery and education.

“This highly anticipated vessel is intended to be a floating ambassador for the conservation of the planet, with a large focus on marine education and conservation in line with Dr Earle’s own longstanding efforts.”

Dr Earle added: “Travelling with Aurora Expeditions on the Sylvia Earle will be an incredible opportunity for people to learn about the planet’s extraordinary marine habitats and the importance of protecting them.

“I see great synergy in working closely with a company that shares my vision for the future and which is, from the top down, passionate about the marine environment.”

Sylvia Earle – a sister ship to Greg Mortimer – features the Ulstein X-BOW for smoother sailing and can accommodate up to 140 guests.

It will also have a two-level glass atrium lounge in the bow, lecture lounge, multiple observation areas, and zodiac launching platforms.

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