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Summary

Silversea’s purpose-built Silver Explorer expedition cruise ship has been designed specifically for navigating waters in some of the world’s most remote destinations, including both of earth’s polar regions. A strengthened hull with a Lloyd’s Register ice-class notation (1A) for passenger vessels enables the Silver Explorer to safely push through ice floes with ease. A fleet of Zodiac boats allows Silversea Expedition guests to visit even the most off-the-beaten path locations and an expert Expedition Team provides insight and understanding to each unforgettable Silver Explorer luxury cruise adventure.

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Distinctions

All-Inclusive Luxury. Signature Silversea Style.

Behind Silver Explorer’s ice-strengthened hull there exists a degree of luxury unmatched in expedition cruising. Enjoy exceptional amenities on your Silversea Expedition voyage:

ALL OCEAN-VIEW ACCOMMODATION

The largest average accommodation size of any expedition ship, each with private bath and an elegant ambience of unrivalled luxury.

A BUTLER FOR EVERYONE

Butler service in every suite, every stateroom.

SUPERLATIVE SERVICE AND GENUINE HOSPITALITY

Crew to guest ratio of nearly 1 to 1

COMPLIMENTARY HOSTED ADVENTURES ASHORE

Unearth fascinating dimensions of culture, adventure, history, science and the environment through a diverse collection of complimentary shoreside experiences and distinctive onboard events.

EXPERT EXPEDITION TEAM

Travel with explorers, scientists, authors, photographers and destination experts at your side as you discover remote and remarkable environments.

COMPLIMENTARY BEVERAGES SERVED THROUGHOUT THE SHIP

Choose from a premium selection of fine wines, champagnes, spirits, bottled water, soft drinks and specialty coffees – all with Silversea’s compliments.

GRATUITIES INCLUDED

All onboard gratuities are included – none are ever expected.

OPEN-SEATING DINING

When and with whom you dine is up to you.

CASUAL/INFORMAL ATTIRE

No tuxedos or formal evening dress required

GOURMET MENUS BY RELAIS & CHATEAUX

Silversea’s preferred culinary partner.

COMPLIMENTARY 24-HOUR ROOM SERVICE

A late-night snack or full breakfast, lunch or dinner delivered at your request – with no charge and no tipping.

COMPLIMENTARY PARKA (for Polar voyages) AND WATER-RESISTANT BACKPACK

Professional gear for your authentic expedition.

OPEN BRIDGE POLICY

Visits are welcome 24 hours a day, except when in port, during periods of inclement weather, and for safety reasons at the Captain’s discretion.

SHIP-WIDE INTERNET ACCESS AND CELLULAR PHONE SERVICE
Fee applies.

Public Areas

Beauty Salon
A full range of Beauty Salon services is available for both men and women including hairstyling, manicures and pedicures.

Appointments for these chargeable services may be made on board the ship.

Expedition Boutiques
We have sourced some of the highest quality products for you to keep or take home to your loved ones. Hand-picked for their pertinence to your Silver Explorer experience, the enhanced on board boutique stocks logo items, perfumes, jewellery, souvenirs plus much, much more…

Connoisseur’s Corner
The Connoisseur’s Corner offers exceptional cognacs along with a premium selection of cigars for purchase.

Fitness Centre
The Fitness Centre is open daily and offers a treadmill, elliptical trainer, stationary bike and a weight machine.

Internet Cafe
Email friends and family back home or surf the web for a nominal fee. Headphones and complimentary black and white laser printing are also available.

Library
The Library has an extensive selection of hardcover books, magazines, reference materials and newspapers, as well as audio listening stations. On-Demand Movies are available and can be viewed on your in-suite entertainment centre.

Tor’s Observation Library
The Tor’s Observation Library offers panoramic views. Here you will find comfortable seats to enjoy a beverage and watch the ever-changing view throughout your cruise.

Panorama Lounge
The Panorama Lounge is specially designed to provide an uninterrupted view of the day’s destination from the comfort of the ship’s interior. This is an ideal place to unwind, listen to the pianist and enjoy a nightcap with new friends.

The Spa At Silversea
Relax your body and mind with a wide range of soothing spa therapies including facials, body wraps and massages. Sauna and steam rooms are perfect for relaxing before your spa treatment or after a long nature hike.

Appointments for spa services may be made on board the ship.

The Theatre
Gather in The Theatre to hear fascinating tales of adventure or to learn about the region’s endemic wildlife and remarkable nature. Lectures and seminars are presented by knowledgeable experts in a variety of scientific fields throughout the cruise.

Dining

  • The Restaurant
    The Restaurant serves contemporary, international cuisine in a warm and elegant ambiance. Whilst breakfast and lunch are served buffet style, dinner is served à la carte. The Restaurant offers open-seating, meaning you are free to dine where and with whom you please during your cruise.
  • The Grill
    Poolside convenience for lunch and dinner. When the stars come out, this popular eatery is transformed into an interactive Hot Rock dining venue where fresh seafood and prime cuts are grilled table side on a heated volcanic plate.

Facts

  • Lloyd’s Register
  • Ice-class rating: 1A
  • Crew: 117
  • Officers: International
  • Guests: 130
  • Tonnage: 6,072
  • Length: 354 ft/ 107.9 m
  • Width: 52 ft/ 15.8 m
  • Speed: 14 knots
  • Passenger decks: 5
  • Refurbished: 2009
  • Registry: Bahamas
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18 Night Antarctica CruiseSilver ExplorerUshuaiaUshuaia$999,999Select
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12 Night Antarctica CruiseSilver ExplorerUshuaiaUshuaia$17,460Select
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13 Night Expedition CruiseSilver ExplorerKobeOtaru$10,864Select
20200304
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14 Night Expedition CruiseSilver ExplorerUshuaiaValparaiso (Santiago)$11,349Select
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14 Night Expedition CruiseSilver ExplorerEaster IslandPapeete$999,999Select
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10 Apr 20
13 Night Expedition CruiseSilver ExplorerPapeeteLautoka$12,610Select
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24 Apr 20
17 Night Expedition CruiseSilver ExplorerLautokaCairns$18,139Select
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16 Night Expedition CruiseSilver ExplorerCairnsApra$13,968Select
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27 May 20
11 Night Expedition CruiseSilver ExplorerApraKobe$9,797Select
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11 Night Expedition CruiseSilver ExplorerKobeOtaru$9,797Select
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18 Jun 20
18 Night Expedition CruiseSilver ExplorerOtaruOtaru$21,534Select
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06 Jul 20
18 Night Expedition CruiseSilver ExplorerOtaruSeward$20,370Select
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23 Jul 20
18 Night Expedition CruiseSilver ExplorerSewardNome$20,370Select
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10 Aug 20
12 Night Expedition CruiseSilver ExplorerNomeNome$15,714Select
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22 Aug 20
25 Night Arctic CruiseSilver ExplorerNomeTromso$47,433Select
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17 Sep 20
14 Night Arctic CruiseSilver ExplorerTromsoReykjavik$19,885Select
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13 Night Arctic CruiseSilver ExplorerReykjavikHalifax$16,781Select
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31 Oct 20
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17 Nov 20
14 Night Expedition CruiseSilver ExplorerEaster IslandPapeete$17,266Select
20201211
11 Dec 20
10 Night Expedition CruiseSilver ExplorerAucklandDunedin$9,506Select
20201221
21 Dec 20
14 Night Expedition CruiseSilver ExplorerDunedinDunedin$19,400Select
20210104
04 Jan 21
14 Night Expedition CruiseSilver ExplorerDunedinDunedin$18,721Select
20210118
18 Jan 21
22 Night Antarctica CruiseSilver ExplorerDunedinDunedin$36,375Select
20210209
09 Feb 21
15 Night Expedition CruiseSilver ExplorerDunedinMelbourne$19,788Select
20210224
24 Feb 21
25 Night Expedition CruiseSilver ExplorerMelbourneDarwin$999,999Select
20201020
20 Oct 20
11 Night Expedition CruiseSilver ExplorerFort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)Colon$8,924Select
20190521
21 May 19
11 Night Expedition CruiseSilver ExplorerBusan (Kyongju)Kobe$999,999Select