Spirit of Antarctica
Discover Antarctica like a true explorer on this expedition cruise aboard the Sylvia Earle
From: USD 9,916
A 12-day expedition cruise
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
Learn from industry experts
Your trip is 100% carbon offset
Expedition Parka to take home
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
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 November 2022, 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 of the most modern and elegant cruise ships.
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Citizen Science Laboratory
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.