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Aurora Expedition Antarctica

Spirit of Antarctica expedition cruise aboard the Sylvia Earle

Discover Antarctica like a true explorer on this 12-day expedition cruise.

Spirit of Antarctica
A 12-day long expedition cruise, 1-130 people
First Class Ship

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A 12-day long Cruise

First Class Ship
The Trip Highlights

Improve your photography skills

Search for Orcas and Minke whales

Witness penguins in their natural habitat

Take the Polar Plunge

Your Polartours 'Plus' Experience

Adaptable itineraries

Learn from industry experts

Your trip is 100% carbon offset

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Embrace the spirit of polar exploration on this classic expedition to the elusive white continent. Sail across the infamous Drake Passage, admiring seabirds and approaching the ice as past explorers did: by sea. With a chance to Zodiac-cruise through pack ice, set foot on the continent, choose from a range of adventure options and even perhaps camp under pastel polar skies, this is the ultimate Antarctic voyage for adventure lovers.

Your ship: Sylvia Earle

All images of the Sylvia Earle are artist’s impressions only and final results may vary.

Welcome aboard the Sylvia Earle, a brand-new cruise ship named after the first female chief scientist of the U.S. National and Atmospheric Administration. Sylvia Earle was also named by Time Magazine as its first Hero for the Planet in 1998. Set to sail in October 2021, this powerful new ship honors Sylvia’s long-standing marine conservation efforts. Built for intense weather conditions, the Sylvia Earle is a pioneer in nautical technology. Sail the Arctic or the Antarctic like never before aboard one o … Read more about Sylvia Earle

Amenities

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Fitness Center
Bar
Mudroom
Lecture Theater
Pool
Zodiac Fleet
Observation Lounge
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Spa
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Sauna
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Citizen Science Laboratory
Library

Food & Drinks

Arguably the most important part of any trip- The food! A Sylvia Earle polar cruise offers hearty delicious cuisine with a variety of options and courses for each meal. Mealtimes are a great way to get to know your fellow travelers in the open seating dining room. Tea, coffee, and various snacks are available 24 hours a day. Enjoy a wide range of house wine, beers, and soft drinks included with dinner, perfect after a long day of exploration.

Every passenger is also invited to join the cruise ship captain and expedition team for Welcome and Farewell drinks, which include complimentary cocktails and appetizers. The bars and lounges aboard the Sylvia Earle are a tasteful, yet inviting place to gather with new friends. Enjoy the sunset through the floor-to-ceiling windows that offer stunning views. The friendly bartenders aboard the ship will quench your thirst and entertain you with tales of previous adventures.

Aurora Expedition Antarctica
Aurora Expedition Antarctica
Aurora Expedition Antarctica