The renowned marine conservationist is set to join the expedition line next year on the new vessel that bears her name
Aurora Expeditions is giving guests the chance to cruise with Sylvia Earle, the renowned marine conservationist, on board the ship that will bear her name.
The company’s latest newbuild vessel, Sylvia Earle, will join the Greg Mortimer as Aurora’s second X-Bow ship. The cruise with Dr Earle will be the nine-day sailing in and around Baja California and the Sea of Cortez and will take place from May 4-12, 2022.
“By travelling with Aurora Expeditions on Sylvia Earle, I feel it is an incredible opportunity for people to learn about these extraordinary marine habitats in situ and, as a result, become ambassadors for protecting them,” said Dr Earle.
“Ninety-seven per cent of the Earth’s water is the ocean, it is our life support system, and we need to learn everything we can about it,” she adds. “I see great synergies 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.”
Dr Sylvia Earle was the first female chief scientist of the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; has been a National Geographic explorer-in-residence since 1998, and was named by Time magazine as its first ‘Hero of the Planet’ the same year.
“Our goal is literally to inspire a network of hope – one place, one community, one vision at a time – but together around the world,” added Dr Earle. “And by linking people, sharing stories and carrying evidence of success or problems from one place to another, we get this global ‘brains trust’ working to get us from where we are to a better place.”
The Norwegian line has introduced nine new no-fly itineraries taking in some of the most remote areas of the British Isles and Scandinavia
Expedition cruise line Hurtigruten has launched its Dover 2022/23 season, extending its existing programme to include nine new itineraries taking guests to the Norwegian coastline and fjords.
The 10 to 21-night itineraries will see guests travel onboard the refurbished MS Maud to destinations such as the Norwegian Lofoten Islands; North Cape, one of the northernmost points in Europe; and the fjords. Hurtigruten’s showcase voyage for the 2022/23 season is a journey along the Norwegian coast to the Svalbard archipelago.
The nine new sailings will join the existing five expedition itineraries departing from Dover exploring some of the best and remote locations around the British Isles, Norway and, for the first time in Hurtigruten’s 127-year history, Southern Scandinavia.
Anthony Daniels, UK general manager at Hurtigruten, said: “Since launching our Dover departure sailings, we’ve seen an increased demand and appetite for no-fly cruises that venture closer to home. We’re delighted to be expanding on our inaugural Dover season with a series of new and unique itineraries offering our guests the opportunity to experience the Norwegian coastline and beyond like never before.”
More information can be found at hurtigruten.co.uk/dover-cruises.