Aurora Expeditions to launch the Sylvia Earle in November

Aurora Expeditions to launch the Sylvia Earle in November

The line is offering up to 20% off voyages on the ship, for bookings made up to June 30

Aurora Expeditions will launch its purpose-built expedition ship, the Sylvia Earle, on November 4. The ship will be christened by its namesake, the marine biologist, oceanographer and explorer Dr. Sylvia Earle, prior to its Subantarctic Safari itinerary to South Georgia and the Falkland Islands.

The 17-day maiden voyage to the Subantarctic Islands will commence in Santiago and end in Ushuaia. The ship will then sail around Antarctica, followed by Costa Rica, the Canadian Arctic, Norway, Greenland, Iceland, Ireland and Scotland.  

To celebrate the ship’s inaugural season the Australian adventure cruise company is offering up to 20% off Sylvia Earle voyages, for bookings up to June 30, 2022.

Chief marketing officer Hayley Peacock-Gower said the ship will be “a floating ambassador for the conservation of the planet.” She added: “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.”

The ship has been certified 100% carbon neutral and is outfitted with a Citizen Science Centre. The ship also pays tribute to six pioneering female conservationists from around the world alongside Dr Earle, who are honoured on each of the ship’s public decks: Jo Ruxton, Dr. Asha de Vos, Hanli Prinsloo, Dr. Carden Wallace, Bernadette Demientieff and Sharon Kwok.

Dr. Earle said: “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. I am very much looking forward to christening the ship, connecting with Aurora Expeditions’ passengers, and following its journey in providing countless life changing and eye-opening experiences to many of the planet’s most biodiverse regions.”

Dr. Earle will join an Antarctic Climate Expedition in February 2023 during the ship’s maiden season. The voyage will host a collection of thought leaders in the fields of conservation, science, art, education and economics. Expedition members will be expected to help formulate 23 resolutions to inspire changes for global net-zero emissions by 2050.

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