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Sea lion pup found during a wildlife tour of Chile
$5,950
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Along the Humboldt Current

15 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Explorer
Watch for playful dolphins as you cruise the Pacific’s nutrient-rich Humboldt Current. With ample opportunities to spot birds and wildlife, fascinating history and areas of unrivaled beauty like Moon Valley, this comprehensive cruise offers something for everyone. A stupendous Nazca Lines flight over the ancient geoglyphs is not to be missed.
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Chile, Peru, South America, Alejandro Selkirk Island, Antofagasta, Arequipa, Arica, Ballestas Islands, Callao, Coquimbo, Isla Chanaral, Pan de Azucar, Paracas, Putre, Robinson Crusoe Island, Toconao, Valparaiso
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 	Mountains rising behind Ushuaia on Argentina trip
$9,950
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Cape to Cape Adventure

23 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Explorer
  • Spot penguins & albatross
  • Zodiac around South Georgia
  • Take guided walks with locals
  • Learn about the flora & fauna
  • Explore Boulder's Beach
Visit the most remote archipelago in the world on this mind-stretching adventure. Be prepared for astounding diversity: sea-lions, seals, dolphins, albatrosses and penguins are just some of the wildlife you can expect to see. Absorb the vastness of the South Atlantic Ocean with unforgettable views as you sail from Ushuiai
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Africa, Antarctica, Falkland Islands, South Africa, South America, South Georgia, Cape Town, Port of Ushuaia, Stanley, Tristan da Cunha, West Point Island
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View the pristine beauty of Antarctica
$9,950
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Classic Antarctica

11 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Explorer
There is a reason travelers rave about this journey. Embark from and return to the “city at the end of the world”—Ushuaia—as you explore the Earth’s seldom-seen southern extremes. Cruise through the legendary Drake Passage and admire nature’s handiwork as you sail past sculpted icebergs and calving glaciers. The …
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica, Aitcho Island, Brown Bluff, Cuverville Island, Deception Island Antarctica, Drake Passage, Paradise Bay Antarctica, Paulet Island, Port of Ushuaia
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Photograph the blue waters reflecting off the glacial formations
$6,950
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Expedition Greenland

11 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Explorer
Greenland is an unsullied wilderness that also happens to be the largest island in the world. On this journey, take a look around this rarely visited wilderness: discover sites where ancient Vikings roamed, explore deep fjords, steaming hot springs and impressive icebergs. While here, chat with residents of remote Greenlandic towns and learn about …
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Arctic, Asia, Canada, Europe, Greenland, Iceland, North America, Scandinavia, Western Europe, Kangerlussuaq, Maniitsoq, Nanortalik, Nuuk, Prince Christian Sound, Qaqortoq, Qassiarsuk, Reykjavik, Skoldungen, Uunartoq
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Arctic village
$24,850
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Expedition High Arctic

19 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Explorer
Journey into the land of the midnight sun, stopping at some of the most pristine destinations in the Arctic. Explore the colorful villages of western Greenland and see the 1,000-foot cliffs that are home to hundreds of thousands of nesting seabirds. Visit the ruins of the ill-fated Franklin expedition on Beechey Island. Search the majestic fjords …
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Arctic, Asia, Baffin Island, Canada, Europe, Greenland, Iceland, North America, Northwest Passage, Scandinavia, Western Europe, Cape Dyer, Clyde River, Cumberland Peninsula, Ilulissat, Iqualirtuuq (Isabella Bay), Kangerlussuaq, Lady Franklin Island, Milne Inlet, Pond Inlet, Prince Leopold Island, Sisimiut, Upernavik, Uummannaq
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Coastal village in the arctic
$9,950
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Expedition North

13 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Explorer
Learn Viking lore and legends on this voyage north to the Arctic Circle. Behold the majesty of the silent landscapes as you search for Polar Bears, walrus, Arctic fox and seals. Explore deep fjords and lava caves, sulfur pits and boiling mud pools. A trip to the remote Jan Mayen Island completes this fascinating and unforgettable cruise.
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Arctic, Asia, Canada, Europe, Greenland, Iceland, North America, Norway, Scandinavia, Svalbard, Western Europe, Edgeøya, Grimsey Island, Hornsund, Husavik, Isafjordur, Jan Mayen, Kongfjord, Longyearbyen, Reykjavik, Siglufjordur, Vigur Island
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Arctic village
$5,750
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Expedition Spitsbergen

8 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Explorer
  • Cruise pristine glacial landscapes
  • Search for Polar Bear, Walrus & Fox
  • Watch for whales including Beluga
  • Observe unique arctic birds
  • Enjoy cruises among bird cliffs
  • Discover whaling operation ruins
  • Explore deep fjords lined with rugg
Search for polar bear, navigate deep fjords, view vast ice fields, and view massive glaciers all part of a typical day in the high Arctic. Board the Silver Explorer for an 8-day trip of a lifetime!
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Arctic, Asia, Canada, Europe, Greenland, Iceland, North America, Norway, Scandinavia, Svalbard, Western Europe, Longyearbyen
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Walking through vast arctic landscapes.
$7,750
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Expedition Svalbard

11 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Explorer
Experience a journey into one of the last major European wilderness areas with pristine mountains, fauna, deep fjords, picturesque icebergs, and massive ice sheets. The goal on this voyage is to explore the eastern and least-visited sections of Svalbard’s breathtaking and dramatic Spitsbergen. Once there, locate wildlife and spend the maximum …
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Arctic, Asia, Canada, Europe, Greenland, Iceland, North America, Norway, Scandinavia, Svalbard, Western Europe, Bear Island, Edgeøya, Longyearbyen, Tromso
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Icebergs reflected in Antarctica's Paradise Bay
$17,550
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Explorer's Antarctica

18 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Explorer
  • Visit historic sites of explorers
  • See mighty glaciers & icebergs
  • View several species of penguins
  • Watch for seals & whales
  • Identify polar seabirds
Follow in the footsteps of early explorers on this 18-day expedition cruise on board the Silver Explorer. Encounter a myriad of wildlife and learn about the history of each region as you visit the Falkland Islands, South Georgia Island, South Shetland, and the Antarctic Peninsula.
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica, Falkland Islands, South America, South Georgia, Brown Bluff, Carcass Island, Deception Island Antarctica, Drake Passage, Elephant Island, Paradise Bay Antarctica, Paulet Island, Port of Ushuaia, Saunders Island, Stanley
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Walking through vast arctic landscapes.
$7,850
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North Atlantic Adventure

13 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Explorer
  • Cruise around isolated islands
  • Learn of Inuit culture & tradition
  • Look for Polar Bears and birds
  • Visit UNESCO World Heritage sites
This journey from Greenland to Newfoundland allows travelers to experience some raw and remote northern gems. In addition to marveling at the natural splendor, you will get to know the history and culture of the places you visit.
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Arctic, Asia, Baffin Island, Canada, Europe, Greenland, Iceland, North America, Scandinavia, Western Europe, Akpatok Island, Iqaluit, Kangaamiut, Kangerlussuaq, Kangiqsualujjuaq, L'Anse aux Meadows, Lower Savage Islands, Nuuk, Red Bay, St. John's, Twillingate
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Caribou antler laying on ground of Baffin Island
$9,350
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North Atlantic Adventure

16 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Explorer
  • Cruise among floating icebergs
  • Learn about Inuit culture
  • Visit Torngat National Park
  • See polar bears
Float effortlessly amidst nature’s works of art in ice and stone, and experience European culture meshed with Inuit tradition.
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Spa & Relaxing, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Arctic, Asia, Atlantic Coast, Baffin Island, Canada, Europe, Greenland, Iceland, North America, Scandinavia, Western Europe, Akpatok Island, Cap-aux-Meules, Ilulissat, Iqaluit, Kangerlussuaq, L'Anse aux Meadows, Lower Savage Islands, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Saqqaq, Sisimiut, St. John's, Torngat Mountains National Park, Woody Point
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Exploring the ice on a Patagonia trekking tour
$5,950
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Patagonia & Chilean Fjords

13 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Explorer
Get a glimpse of Chile’s medley of cultures, from native Mapuche to German immigrants. Experience what life is like on a Patagonian estancia and navigate some of the region’s awe-inspiring fjords. Chiloe Island’s unique character charms, while th region's lakes, glaciers and mountains dazzle. This is a remarkable introduction …
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Chile, Patagonia, South America, Caletta Tortel, Castro, Garibaldi Glacier, Niebla, Pio XI Glacier, Port of Ushuaia, Puerto Chacabuco, Puerto Montt, Punta Arenas, Santiago, Valparaiso
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Zodiacs take guests for an up close view of the ice sculptures
$17,150
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Patagonia, the Chilean Fjords & Antarctica

19 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Explorer
  • Learn of Chile's immigrant history
  • Visit Chile’s beautiful Lake Region
  • Visit Chiloé Island
  • See Penguins
  • Set foot on Antarctica
  • See icebergs and glaciers
Get a glimpse of the remarkable medley of landscapes here, from Patagonia’s lakes, glaciers, mountains and fjords to the icebergs and tundra of the Antarctic Peninsula.
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica, Chile, Patagonia, South America, Brown Bluff, Castro, Niebla, Paulet Island, Petermann Island, Pio XI Glacier, Pleneau Bay, Puerto Chacabuco, Punta Arenas, Valparaiso
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Nice mountain views during Ecuador vacation
$4,350
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Rainforest Cultures & Natural Ecosystems

9 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Explorer
  • Learn of Sir Francis Drake
  • See the largest Frigatebird colony
  • Discover Colombia’s Pacific coast
  • Visit the Darien Jungle
Traverse the legendary Panama Canal and roam the Darien Jungle, one of the most diverse ecosystems on the planet. Scan your surroundings for wildlife—such as spider monkeys and jaguars—as you explore Utria National Park.
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Local Market, Rainforest Exploration, Village Visit, Volunteering, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Central America & Mexico, Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, South America, Colon, Darien Jungle, Guayaquil, Isla de la Plata, Machala, Panama Canal, Utria National Park
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Coastal village in the arctic
$7,650
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Remote Isles On the Way to Iceland

12 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Explorer
  • Observe various seabird species
  • Visit Neolithic and medieval sites
  • Experience the unique Faroe Islands
  • See dolphins, seals and porpoises
  • See Neolithic Heartland of Ork
  • See Europe’s largest bird cliff
The captivating history of these remote islands will astound, as you discover Neolithic sites, medieval ruins, and historic homes. Perhaps spot puffins, Grey seals, or even Orcas as you travel northwards to the Faroe Islands. Zodiac cruises, stunning natural parks and delicious local cuisine are all just parts of this multi-faceted trip.
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Arctic, Asia, Canada, Denmark, Europe, Greenland, Iceland, North America, Scandinavia, Scotland, United Kingdom, United Kingdom & Ireland, Western Europe, Akureyri, Bass Rock, Djupivogur, Grimsey Island, Isafjordur, Isle of May, Kirkwall, Latrabjarg, Leith, Lerwick, Mykines, Reykjavik, Torshavn
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Icebergs in Greenland
$10,950
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Svalbard & Scoresby Sund

15 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Explorer
Discover the majestic icebergs and glacier-filled bays of the largest fjord system in the world during this unforgettable 2-week adventure. Ice cruise by Zodiac® and search the shoreline for polar bears. With 24-hour daylight, jagged peaks and glacier filled bays as your backdrop, this is a voyage filled with wonder and exhilaration.
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Arctic, Asia, Canada, Europe, Greenland, Iceland, North America, Norway, Scandinavia, Svalbard, Western Europe, Bellsund, Hornsund, Longyearbyen, Prins Karls Forland, Reykjavik, Scoresbysund
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Passengers: 132
Ship Type: Luxury Expedition Ship

Embark on a luxurious expedition to the best far-flung destinations in the world aboard Silver Explorer (formerly known as the Prince Albert II), a purpose-built expedition cruise ship unlike any other. Designed specifically for navigating waters in some of the world’s most remote destinations, including both the Arctic and Antarctica waters, the 6,072-ton vessel boasts a strengthened hull with a Lloyd’s Register ice-class notation (1A) for passenger ships. With eight Zodiac boats, her 132 privileged guests can visit even the most off-the-beaten path locations. Experience the thrill of a true expedition aboard the Silver Explorer. Venture deep into regions where other vessels cannot go whilst enjoying a privileged lifestyle that is simply second-to-none.

Onboard, savor a convivial cosmopolitan ambiance and many special amenities usually found only on larger ships, including a spacious Library with an Internet Café, boutique shopping, a full-service spa, beauty salon, fitness center, sauna and two top-deck whirlpools. The Silver Explorer even features live evening entertainment and The Humidor, where connoisseurs can enjoy the finest cigars and cognacs — diversions offered by no other expedition ship.

All Ocean-view Accommodation
The largest average size accommodation of any expedition ship, each with private bath and an elegant ambiance of unrivaled luxury.

Complimentary Beverages Served
Choose from a premium selection of fine wines, champagnes, spirits, bottled water and soft drinks — all with the ship's compliments.

Besides the chilled bottle of champagne that awaits you, every accommodation includes a beverage cabinet stocked with your preferred assortment of beverages.

Gratuities Included
All onboard gratuities are included — none are ever expected.

Dining
Open Seating: when and with whom you dine is up to you. Gourmet menu's are provided by a preferred culinary partner. Enjoy delicious cuisine in casual resort attire - no tuxedos or formal evening dress required.

Complimentary 24-Hour Room Service
Late-night snack or full breakfast, lunch or dinner delivered at your request — with no charge and no tipping.

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. Travel and interact with leading explorers, notable scholars, renowned authors, photographers and destination aficionados at your side as you learn the nuances of these exotic environments.

Open Bridge Policy
Visits are welcome 24 hours a day except when in port and weather permitting.

Ship Specifics
Crew: 111
Officers: International
Guest Capacity: 132
Tonnage: 6,072
Length: 354 Feet
Width: 52 Feet
Speed: 14 Knots
Passenger Decks: 5
Refurbished 2008
Register: 1A Ice-Class
Registry: Bahamas
Silver Explorer's Adventurer Cabin
Adventurer Class
6 cabins on Deck 3, 180 sq. feet, Twin or Queen beds, 2 portholes.
Silver Explorer's Explorer Cabin.
Explorer Class
4 cabins on Deck 4, Twin or Queen beds, 180 sq. feet with view window.
Silver Explorer's View Suite.
View Suite
12 suites on Deck 3, 230 sq. feet with view window, Twin or Queen beds.
Silver Explorer Vista Suite.
Vista Suite
16 suites on Deck 4, 194 - 230 sq. feet with large window, Twin or Queen beds.
Silver Explorer's Veranda Suite
Veranda Suite
8 suites on Deck 5, 215 sq. feet with French balcony, Twin or Queen beds.
Silver Explorer's Expedition Suite.
Expedition Suite
4 suites on Deck 3, 430 sq. feet with 2 view windows, Twin or Queen beds.
Silver Explorer Medallion Suite.
Medallion Suite
2 suites on Deck 7, 358 sq. feet with private veranda, Twin or Queen beds.
Silver Explorer's Silver Suite.
Silver Suite
6 suites on Deck 5, 430 sq. feet with 2 French balconies, Twin or Queen beds.
Silver Explorer Grand Suite.
Grand Suite
2 suites on Deck 7, 650 sq. feet with large private veranda, Twin or Queen beds.
Silver Explorer's Owner's Suite.
Owner
2 suites on Deck 7, 540 sq. feet with large private veranda, Twin or Queen beds.
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