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Max Passengers: 126
Ship Type: Expedition Cruise Ship

Activities will play a major part in the passenger experience – with expert-led kayak expeditions, Polar ski touring, climbing, snowshoeing, hiking and exploration by Zodiac placing guests at the heart of the destinations in which they are sailing.

In addition to a stellar line-up of highly qualified expedition guides, there are plans for marine researchers, scientists and conservationists to join the expedition team on board the Sylvia Earle.

The 126-passenger ship will be the second in the fleet to sail with the patented ULSTEIN X-BOW®, whose inverted bow design, in combination with Rolls Royce dynamic stabilizers offers unrivaled stability and comfort on ocean crossings. As well as improving comfort at sea the inverted Ulstein X-BOW® offers an enhanced viewing experience by bringing passengers much closer to the immediate environment than that which can be achieved on ships with a traditional, bulbous shaped bow.

This design will feature a unique two-level glass atrium lounge in the bow, offering extraordinary views to the front to the ship. In Polar regions this means that passengers will be able to appreciate the majesty of an iceberg immediately as it appears on the horizon.

With this revolutionary technology to cross oceans more comfortably, expansive observation decks to bring you closer to the environment, inviting communal areas and unsurpassed environmental credentials, Aurora Expeditions’ ships offer the perfect base camp for adventures at the outer limits of human exploration.
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Itineraries

$28,695
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South Georgia & Antarctic Odyssey feat. South Sandwich Islands

feat. South Sandwich Islands - 25 Day Itinerary aboard Sylvia Earle
  • Encounter a colony of penguins
  • Celebrate holidays on the cruise
  • Visit South Sandwich Islands
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
On this epic voyage, not only will you explore the famed white continent and far-flung South Georgia, you will also sail to the South Sandwich Islands, a chain of seldom-visited volcanic islands located 740 kilometres south-east of South Georgia. True to our spirit of adventure, we aim to explore …
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$13,315
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Spirit of Antarctica

12 Day Itinerary aboard Sylvia Earle
  • Hone your photography skills
  • Search for orcas and whales
  • Observe penguin colonies
Activities:
Adventure Options, Camping, Kayaking, Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embrace the spirit of polar exploration on this classic expedition to the coveted white continent. Sail across the famed Drake Passage, admiring spectacular seabirds and approaching the ice as the explorers of old did: by sea. With a chance to Zodiac-cruise through pack ice, set foot on the …
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Solar Eclipse in Antarctica
$26,300
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Solar Eclipse in Antarctica & South Georgia

Ushuaia Rountrip - 22 Day Itinerary aboard Sylvia Earle
  • Witness a total solar eclipse
  • Encounter largest king penguin
  • Encounter fur seal beach masters
  • Watch Adélie penguins
Activities:
Kayaking, Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
In December 2021, a full solar eclipse will occur in the Weddell Sea region, offering people the rare and historic opportunity to witness this remarkable spectacle in antarctic waters. On this unique voyage aboard Sylvia Earle, you will visit Antarctica and experience the incredible white continent …
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$13,595
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Antarctic Explorer - Ushuaia to Punta Arenas - Sail/Fly Cruise

Ushuaia to Punta Arenas - 11 Day Itinerary aboard Sylvia Earle
  • See a penguin city
  • Chance to spot leopard seals
Activities:
Adventure Options, Fly Cruise, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Easy Active
Early Antarctic explorers returned from their voyages to the deep south with tales of a magnificent, ice-covered land teeming with life. Experience the awe-inspiring immensity of Antarctica and immerse yourself in the unimaginable beauty of the Antarctic Peninsula, where vast glaciers tumble into …
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Mirrored reflection on our kayak excursion
$14,795
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Antarctic Explorer - Punta Arenas Roundtrip - Fly/Fly Cruise

Punta Arenas - Punta Arenas - 12 Day Itinerary aboard Sylvia Earle
  • See the activity of a penguin city
  • Chance to spot leopard seals
  • Cruise on a Zodiac
Activities:
Adventure Options, Fly Cruise, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Easy Active
Early Antarctic explorers returned from their voyages to the deep south with tales of a magnificent, ice-covered land teeming with life. Experience the awe-inspiring immensity of Antarctica and immerse yourself in the unimaginable beauty of the Antarctic Peninsula, where vast glaciers tumble into …
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$14,895
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Wild Antarctica - Ushuaia to Punta Arenas - Sail/Fly Cruise

Ushuaia to Punta Arenas - 12 Day Itinerary aboard Sylvia Earle
  • Be awed by the array of wildlife
  • Marvel at enormous tabular icebergs
  • Learn about volcanic islands
Activities:
Adventure Options, Kayaking, Land & Sea, Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Easy Active
Famed for its tremendous tabular icebergs, year-round sea ice, fascinating fossils and the pivotal role it played in Shackleton’sEnduranceexpedition, the Weddell Sea offers unsurpassed opportunities for exploration. Embark on a true Antarctic expedition as you not only explore the west …
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$14,495
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Antarctic Explorer - Punta Arenas to Ushuaia - Fly/Sail Cruise

Punta Arenas - Ushuaia - 12 Day Itinerary aboard Sylvia Earle
  • See the activity of a penguin city
  • Chance to spot leopard seals
  • Cruise on a Zodiac
Activities:
Adventure Options, Fly Cruise, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling
Activity Level:
Easy Active
Early Antarctic explorers returned from their voyages to the deep south with tales of a magnificent, ice-covered land teeming with life. Experience the awe-inspiring immensity of Antarctica and immerse yourself in the unimaginable beauty of the Antarctic Peninsula, where vast glaciers tumble into …
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$16,195
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Across the Antarctic Circle - Punta Arenas Roundtrip

13 Day Itinerary aboard Sylvia Earle
  • Enjoy a splendor of wildlife
  • Visit fascinating historic sites
  • Zodiac cruises
Activities:
Adventure Options, Fly Cruise, Kayaking, Land & Sea, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Easy Active
Venturing below the Antarctic Circle is about more than just earning bragging rights. It is the chance to enter a different world more rarely seen, it feels more isolated and colder than further north, with great swathes of pack-ice and dreamlike icebergs. Thread through pack ice and narrow …
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$25,295
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Antarctica Complete

23 Day Itinerary aboard Sylvia Earle
  • Step ashore on the Antarctic
  • See the king penguins
  • Cross the Antarctic Circle
Activities:
Adventure Options, Kayaking, Land & Sea, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Easy Active
Experience unparalleled adventure and discovery on your ultimate Antarctic voyage. If you want to see it all, this is the trip for you. Be transported to enthralling subantarctic islands rich with human history and unique wildlife. Then venture into the deep south of the Antarctic Peninsula, …
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$10,895
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Antarctic Explorer - Punta Arenas to Ushuaia - Fly/Sail Cruise

Punta Arenas to Ushuaia - 10 Day Itinerary aboard Sylvia Earle
  • Fly across the Drake Passage
  • Zodiac-cruise in search of whales
  • Chance to spot leopard seals
Activities:
Adventure Options, Kayaking, Land & Sea, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Easy Active
Early Antarctic explorers returned from their voyages to the deep south with tales of a magnificent, ice-covered land teeming with life. Experience the awe-inspiring immensity of Antarctica and immerse yourself in the unimaginable beauty of the Antarctic Peninsula, where vast glaciers tumble into …
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Emperor penguins on Snow Hill Island
$22,590
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Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctic Peninsula

21 Day Itinerary aboard Sylvia Earle
  • Photograph the beauty of birds
  • Experience kayaking in Antarctica
  • Watch elephant seals battle
  • Observe spectacular wildlife
Activities:
Adventure Options, Kayaking, Photography Seminars, Skiing, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Combine Falkland Islands~Malvinas with the dazzling scenery and wildlife of South Georgia, and the Antarctic Peninsula for a truly unforgettable voyage. The Falklands~Malvinas offers rich history, sensational landscapes and outstanding bird-watching opportunities. Even though you’ve seen it …
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Kamchatka brown bear and cubs
$16,395
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Kamchatka and Chukotka

16 Day Itinerary aboard Sylvia Earle
  • Encounter Kamchatka’s brown bears
  • Meet Koryaks of Tymlat village
  • Zodiac up swift-flowing rivers
  • Delight in walks through forests
Activities:
Kayaking, Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
During this 16-day cruise aboard Sylvia Earle, soak in coastal hot springs serenaded by thundering waterfalls. Zodiac cruise along black-sand beaches, where Kamchatka brown bears and cubs forage, and share swift rivers with Steller’s sea eagles diving on salmon. Visit the Commander Islands …
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Tropical Island and Underwater Paradise for Divers
$11,995
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Raja Ampat & West Papua Islands

Raja Ampat & West Papua Island - 14 Day Itinerary aboard Sylvia Earle
  • Enjoy Raja Ampat.
  • Experience Cenderawasih.
  • Amaze with Arfak Mountains.
  • Explore Fort Belgica.
Activities:
Adventure Options, Fly Cruise, Land & Sea, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling
Activity Level:
Relaxed
The tropical archipelago of West Papua is ideal for expedition cruising.Raja Ampat andthenearby islands of the Indonesianarchipelago are a melting pot of culture, history and nature. Discover the influence of Melanesia, Islam,and thePortuguese explorers and Dutch traders who ventured to the …
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baja california sur mexico
$9,095
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Baja California Odyssey : San Jose del Cabo, Mexico Roundtrip

San Jose del Cabo Roundtrip - 13 Day Itinerary aboard Sylvia Earle
  • Delight with flying Mobula ray.
  • Immerse in the Sea of Cortez
  • Hike along Cacti Forest.
  • Experience extra-ordinary animals.
Activities:
Land & Sea, Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
In the Sea of Cortez, one of Dr Sylvia Earle’s designated marine Hope Spots, experience the area’s rich marine biodiversity,which ishome toover 900 species of fish,including sharks–90 of them endemic–and roughly30 per cent of the world’scetaceans.Hikeamongcoastal …
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baja california sea lion
$6,295
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Baja California & Sea of Cortez : San Jose del Cabo, Mexico Roundtrip

San Jose del Cabo, Mexico - 9 Day Itinerary aboard Sylvia Earle
  • Explore Gulf of California.
  • Immerse in the Sea of Cortez
  • Hike overlooking Isla San Francisco
  • Savor Mexico’s world-famous cuisine
Activities:
Land & Sea, Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Itis one of the most productive ocean regions in the world–home to over900 species of fish,including sharks–90 of them endemic–more than2,000 invertebrate species and a variety of whales, dolphins, rays, sea turtles and sea lions.Hike amongcoastalcactus forests, enjoyingsplendid …
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Breaching Orca Whale
$15,495
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Aleutian Islands : Anchorage to Tokyo

Anchorage to Tokyo - 17 Day Itinerary aboard Sylvia Earle
  • Explore Fjords of Alaska.
  • Sail through Aleutian chain.
  • Enjoy tundra walks of wildflowers.
Activities:
Kayaking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This natural boundary separates the Pacific Ocean from the Bering Sea—a designated Mission Blue Hope Spot—creating a dynamic environment that supports amazing biodiversity, including caribou, sea otters, Steller sea lions, orca and gray whales. Delight in black-legged kittiwakes, tufted …
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Hiking with a group
$11,695
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Alaska Odyssey : Vancouver to Anchorage

Vancouver to Anchorage - 14 Day Itinerary aboard Sylvia Earle
  • Experience the Tsimshian culture.
  • Explore Prince William Sound.
  • Experience Alaska’s iconic glaciers
  • Enjoy wildlife viewing.
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Along the famed Inside Passage, visit small communities such as the Metlakatla Indian Community on Annette Island. In wilderness areas including Misty Fjords and Tracy Arm-Fords Terror, Zodiac-cruise and kayak amongst glittering icebergs keeping your camera at the ready for encounters with whales, …
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Explore beautiful Alaska
$10,895
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Alaska Adventure : Vancouver to Sitka

Vancouver to Sitka - 13 Day Itinerary aboard Sylvia Earle
  • Admire unique wildlife
  • Discover Chichagof Island
  • Visit Metlakatla Indian Community
  • Discover Haines.
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Village Visit, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
In Misty Fjords National Monument, pull into quiet coves to view marine wildlife without the worry of crowds. Marvel at the towering trees of old-growth forests. Along the shoreline, keep watch for brown bears and their cubs while whales patrol the waters. Hike in the world’s largest …
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Polar bear in the Arctic
$15,995
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Wrangel Island : Anchorage Roundtrip

Anchorage Roundtrip - 16 Day Itinerary aboard Sylvia Earle
  • Observe majestic polar bears
  • Experience the Yupik and Chukchi.
  • Amaze with iconic wildlife
  • Explore Russia.
Activities:
Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the world’s highest concentration of polar bear dens (home to both parents and cubs), the largest population of Pacific walrus, nesting grounds for 100 migratory bird species including snowy owls, snow geese and long-tailed skuas; and reindeer, musk oxen and arctic fox. Having …
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Kamchatka-Stellar Sea Eagle
$14,095
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Kuril Islands

15 Day Itinerary aboard Sylvia Earle
  • Explore the Kamchatka Peninsula
  • See abundant wildlife
  • Discover Soviet history and culture
  • Experience unique landscapes
Activities:
Adventure Options, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Nutrient-rich waters washing this ‘Pacific Rim of Fire’ teem with marine life, from sea otters to harbor seals, Steller sea lions to orca, Dall’s porpoise to beaked and sperm whales. The islands form a natural ‘flyway’ for migratory birds including both horned and tufted puffins, …
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Kamchatka brown bear and cubs
$16,395
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Kamchatka and Chukotka

18 Day Itinerary aboard Sylvia Earle
  • Encounter Kamchatka’s brown bears
  • Meet Koryaks of Tymlat village
  • Zodiac up swift-flowing rivers
  • Delight in walks through forests
Activities:
Kayaking, Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
During this 18-day cruise aboard Sylvia Earle, soak in coastal hot springs serenaded by thundering waterfalls. Zodiac cruise along black-sand beaches, where Kamchatka brown bears and cubs forage, and share swift rivers with Steller’s sea eagles diving on salmon. Visit the Commander Islands …
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Calm waters disturbed only by the flick of a whale's tail
$10,895
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Alaska Adventure & Haida Gwaii

13 Day Itinerary aboard Sylvia Earle
  • Explore Dean River Channel
  • Discover Chichagof Island
  • Experience Tongass National Forest
  • Amaze with Haida Gwaii culture
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Village Visit, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Encounter iconic Alaskan wildlife around Chicagof Island. Sail along Tracy Arm towards the twin Sawyer Glaciers, keeping your eyes peeled for whales, harbor seals, and bears. Visit the Metlakatla Indian Community on Annette Island, and with special permission, we visit Haida Gwaii, where Haida …
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$19,495
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Subantarctic Safari

Santiago, Chile - Ushuaia - 17 Day Itinerary aboard Sylvia Earle
  • Photograph bird life in Falklands
  • Learn about the history and culture
  • Trace the history of South Georgia
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Steeped in history, the Falklands~Malvinas is also a beacon for bird lovers. Discover an incredible diversity of charismatic penguin species including king, macaroni, rockhopper, magellanic and gentoo. Watch as black-browed albatross wheel overhead, with approximately 65% of their global population …
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Blue ice of Antarctica
$16,995
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Across the Antarctic Circle - Ushuaia Roundtrip

13 Day Itinerary aboard Sylvia Earle
  • Cross the Antarctic Circle
  • Take a Zodiac cruise
  • Tour scientific research stations
  • Dive and snorkel in the Antarctic
Activities:
Adventure Options, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Venturing below the Antarctic Circle is about more than just earning bragging rights. It is the chance to enter a different world more rarely seen, it feels more isolated and colder than further north, with great swathes of pack-ice and dreamlike icebergs. Thread through pack ice and narrow …
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1800's whaling station
$27,095
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South Georgia & Antarctic Odyssey

21 Day Itinerary aboard Sylvia Earle
  • Visit Point Wild
  • Discover South Georgia
  • Lookout for wondrous wildlife
  • Watch for whale-sightings
Activities:
Kayaking, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Summer comes to South Georgia’s remote, untamed landscape like a freight train. Famed for its abandoned whaling stations and Shackleton’s heroic journey, South Georgia is home to millions of fur seals and penguins, wallows of elephant seals, and nesting albatross. We arrive at the …
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Dates

2021
EmbarksDays 
Oct 2921Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctic Peninsula
Nov 1712Spirit of Antarctica
Nov 2722Solar Eclipse in Antarctica & South Georgia
Dec 1725South Georgia & Antarctic Odyssey feat. South Sandwich Islands
2022
EmbarksDays 
Jan 0912Spirit of Antarctica
Jan 1911Antarctic Explorer - Ushuaia to Punta Arenas - Sail/Fly Cruise
Jan 2712Antarctic Explorer - Punta Arenas Roundtrip - Fly/Fly Cruise
Feb 0512Antarctic Explorer - Punta Arenas to Ushuaia - Fly/Sail Cruise
Feb 1512Wild Antarctica - Ushuaia to Punta Arenas - Sail/Fly Cruise
Feb 2413Across the Antarctic Circle - Punta Arenas Roundtrip
Mar 0610Antarctic Explorer - Punta Arenas to Ushuaia - Fly/Sail Cruise
Mar 1423Antarctica Complete
Apr 2313Baja California Odyssey : San Jose del Cabo, Mexico Roundtrip
May 049Baja California & Sea of Cortez : San Jose del Cabo, Mexico Roundtrip
May 1913Alaska Adventure : Vancouver to Sitka
May 3013Alaska Adventure & Haida Gwaii
Jun 1014Alaska Odyssey : Vancouver to Anchorage
Jun 2217Aleutian Islands : Anchorage to Tokyo
Jul 0616Kamchatka and Chukotka
Jul 1916Wrangel Island : Anchorage Roundtrip
Aug 0116Wrangel Island : Anchorage Roundtrip
Aug 1418Kamchatka and Chukotka
Aug 2915Kuril Islands
Sep 2114Raja Ampat & West Papua Islands
Nov 0417Subantarctic Safari
Nov 1912Spirit of Antarctica
Nov 2912Spirit of Antarctica
Dec 0912Spirit of Antarctica
Dec 1921South Georgia & Antarctic Odyssey
2023
EmbarksDays 
Jan 0713Across the Antarctic Circle - Ushuaia Roundtrip
Jan 1811Antarctic Explorer - Ushuaia to Punta Arenas - Sail/Fly Cruise
Jan 2612Antarctic Explorer - Punta Arenas Roundtrip - Fly/Fly Cruise
Feb 0412Wild Antarctica - Ushuaia to Punta Arenas - Sail/Fly Cruise
Feb 1411Antarctic Explorer - Ushuaia to Punta Arenas - Sail/Fly Cruise
Feb 2212Antarctic Explorer - Punta Arenas Roundtrip - Fly/Fly Cruise
Feb 2812Wild Antarctica - Ushuaia to Punta Arenas - Sail/Fly Cruise
Mar 0312Antarctic Explorer - Punta Arenas to Ushuaia - Fly/Sail Cruise
Mar 1323Antarctica Complete

Cabins

Sylvia Earle Aurora Stateroom Twin
Aurora Stateroom Twin
There are two Aurora Stateroom Twin cabins featuring portholes, all with private en-suites. Located on Deck 3, they're close to the mudroom and loading platforms, perfect for adventurers who are looking for a comfortable base that's close to the action.
May be converted into a Triple Share cabin with additional bed on request.
Aurora Stateroom Superior
Located on Deck 7, the Staterooms feature french balconies, floor to ceiling windows, en-suite bathrooms and a comfortable desk area. Perfect for polar adventurers who travel with plenty of gear.
Greg Mortimer-Balcony Stateroom
Balcony Stateroom C
11 Balcony Stateroom C cabins - most economical, fitted with all the necessities and comfortable for up to 2 people. These cabins are scattered throughout Deck 6.
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Balcony Stateroom B
17 Balcony Stateroom B Cabins - standard cabin, many fitted with interconnecting features making them great for families or groups. These cabins are located at the fore and aft of Deck 4 and 6.
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Balcony Stateroom A
23 Balcony Stateroom A cabins - premium cabin, and the most abundant on board. These cabins are located in preferred positions on Deck 4 and 6 which provides easy access between Decks via the internal stairs or elevator.
Balcony Stateroom Superior
Located on Deck 4 and 6, the Staterooms feature floor to ceiling windows, en-suite bathrooms and a comfortable desk area. Some of these rooms are equipped with wheelchair accessible bathrooms.
Junior suite
Junior Suite
4 Junior Suites take in some impressive scenery from their vantage points on Deck 7. When you aren't enjoying a landing, you can relax in the suites' separate lounge area, or just watch the world float by from the private balcony.
Greg Mortimer-Captain's Suite
Captain’s Suite
Captain's Suite - the largest of all our rooms, will take you to the polar regions in ultimate style and comfort. Complete with large lounge area, balcony, walk-in wardrobe and en-suite, you'll need to get in early to secure this suite.

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