Aurora Expedition’s newbuild Sylvia Earle will launch in late 2021.
Aurora Expeditions will launch a second purpose-built expedition ship, named Sylvia Earle, in October 2021, the cruise line has announced.
Debuting in Ushuaia, Argentina, the ship will be built to world-class polar standards.
Carrying 126 passengers, Sylvia Earle will be the second in the fleet to sail with the patented Ulstein X-BOW, which will feature a unique two-level glass atrium.
The ship will also feature “expansive observation decks”, “inviting communal areas” and “unsurpassed environmental credentials”.
The newbuild is named for famed marine biologist Sylvia Earle, who will lead a fully immersive on-board guest experience, with passengers to also enjoy expert-led kayak expeditions, climbing, snowshoeing, hiking, Zodiac exploration and polar ski touring.
“We are proud to be working with Sylvia on plans for the new ship,” said Aurora Expeditions Managing Director Robert Halfpenny.
“Our ships are designed primarily to connect people with the environment and everything Sylvia does encapsulates what lies at the core of Aurora Expeditions own beliefs and practices.”
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