Silversea’s first state of the art, ultra-luxury expedition ship is now named Silver Explorer. Escorting guests in unsurpassed luxury, it sails to some of the world’s most fascinating locations, including the wilderness of Antarctica with its natural beauty.

Silversea has stepped into the gap between the educational, adventure expedition type of voyage and the conventional type of cruise. At the same time, they use their vast experience of the luxury cruise market to offer a unique experience.

Explore while enjoying ultra luxury attention and service

All the spacious suites have ocean view and a marble bathroom. Carrying only 132 guests, Prince Albert II is specifically designed for navigating some of the most remote destination_blogs, including both Polar Regions. With eight Zodiac boats (sturdy, flat-bottomed vessels), guests can visit the most ‘off the beaten track’ locations and beaches.

The ship also provides many of the facilities usually found on larger ships, including a spacious library with an Internet Cafe, boutique shopping, a full-service spa and fitness centre, entertainment and top-deck whirlpools. It even features the Humidor, where connoisseurs may enjoy the finest cigars and cognacs.

Silversea Expeditions offer adventure and education

The cruises offer adventure combined with education, providing experts in ornithology, maritime biology, botany and geology, depending on the itinerary.

Apply for details of the latest itineraries and offers on this unique ship – some journeys are in warm climates!

Silver Explorer was originally named Prince Albert II, being an ‘ice rated’ ship was initially named after the Sovereign Prince of Monaco in recognition of his efforts in raising awareness of the effects climate change is having on The Arctic. However the line decided to rename the vessel Silver Explorer to reinforce the Silversea brand in this important ultra luxury expedition sector.

Silversea Expeditions new ship – Silversea Galapagos

Silversea acquired tourism company Canodoros and its expedition ship Galapagos Explorer ll in June 2012 along with its licence to operate in the islands. The 100 passenger vessel was rebranded Silversea Galapagos in Autumn 12 following a one month refit. The ‘new’ ship will have 50 suites, 24 with private balconies as well as 2 outdoor whirlpools. Plans for itineraries include operating to the western islands (mainly for reptile life and land based animals) one week and the north and central region (mainly those interested in bird life) the next,

All the cruises offer adventure combined with education, providing experts in ornithology, maritime biology, botany and geology, depending on the itinerary.

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All details quoted are thought to be correct at time of posting but are always subject to confirmation at time of booking

Photo: Antarctic – Zodiac off Silversea Explorer (SS) 62


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