AE Expedition’s newest ship honours the highly accomplished marine biologist, oceanographer and explorer, Sylvia Earle. As the first female chief scientist of the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and named by Time Magazine as its first Hero for the Planet in 1998 – this vessel pays tribute to Sylvia’s long-standing conservation efforts for marine protected areas and ocean wildlife.
The 104-metre purpose-built Expedition ship features a state-of-the-art ‘x-bow design’ which has a piercing effect on smaller waves, making for a smoother voyage, a wonderful glass atrium extends to the bow. The ship accommodates on average 132 passengers on all journeys, the Sylvia Earle has one of the smallest capacities in expedition cruising, which makes for a truly intimate experience.
All staterooms have private bathrooms, personal storage options, twin and double-bed configuration options, ample storage, international power outlets, a daily cabin service, and a range of amenities. Some of the rooms also offer floor-to-ceiling windows and balconies.
The ship has a wide range of dedicated observation points including an indoor 180-degree lounge and a 360-degree open deck. Meals are served in a large restaurant with family-style dining. Other facilities include two bars/lounges with floor-to-ceiling windows, a library with books and maps, a mud room and a Wellness Centre complete with gym equipment, sauna and spa. Sylvia Earle also features a dedicated Citizen Science area, with microscopes and a heated saltwater swimming pool.
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