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Aurora Expeditions reveals shots of new ship Sylvia Earle

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Aurora Expeditions has released a range of images showcasing the interiors of its second purpose-built expedition ship, Sylvia Earle.

The ship, which follows in the footsteps of Greg Mortimer, is scheduled to sail its maiden voyage in November 2021.

Sylvia Earle is the second ship to feature the Ulstein X-BOW, which is designed to improve environmental performance and fuel efficiency.

Set within the bow of the ship is a two-level glass lounge, which will be home to the Sylvia Earle Science Centre, the hub of the line’s citizen science programme.

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The Sylvia Earle Science Centre

A swimming pool on the top deck will be heated by repurposing engine heat, while the line says that the ship’s “neutral colours¬†and a sleek exterior will make the ship instantly recognisable as its voyages around the world”.

Aurora Expeditions CEO Monique Ponfoort said: “It is really exciting to see a second X-BOW ship coming into market for Aurora Expeditions. Its innovative, eco-sensitive design captures the essence of small-ship expedition travel pioneered by Aurora Expeditions.

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Staterooms feature neutral colours

“Exploring the natural world is at the heart of what we do and elements of nature have been brought into the interior design of the Sylvia Earle. Education and conservation are integral to our DNA, and ensuring passengers immerse themselves in a destination is of paramount importance to us.

“Our goal has always been to create lifelong ambassadors for the protection of the wilderness areas we travel to and we know that the Sylvia Earle is in a strong position to help us achieve those goals.”

Sylvia Earle’s sun deck

Aurora’s global head of marketing Victoria Primrose added: “The sleek exterior livery of the Sylvia Earle¬†makes use of our signature teal colour, making the ship instantly recognisable as an Aurora Expeditions vessel.

“For the interiors we deliberately chose a simple, natural colour palette, taking inspiration from the remote and pure natural areas that we travel to.”

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