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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
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
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 …
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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
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Sail from Cape to Cape on this epic 23-day South Atlantic Ocean crossing. Embark in Ushuaia and set sail for the Falkland Islands and South Georgia where you will encounter pengiuns, albatross, and learn about the regions history. In Tristan Da Cunha, the most remote inhabited archipelago in the …
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View the pristine beauty of Antarctica
$9,950
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Classic Antarctica

11 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Explorer
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
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 …
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Reflection of colorful houses in Greenland
$9,650
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Expedition Greenland

11 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Explorer
  • Learn about Inuit culture
  • Explore Norse and Viking sites
  • Cruise along Skoldungen Fjord
  • Admire Qaqortoq's colorful houses
  • See the famous Qilakitsoq mummies
Activities: Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
On this 11-day journey, take a look around Greenland, an unsullied wilderness that also happens to be the largest island in the world. Discover sites where ancient Vikings roamed, cruise into deep fjords with active glaciers and spectacular icebergs, soak in a natural steaming hot springs, and …
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Coastal village in the arctic
$9,950
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Expedition North

13 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Explorer
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
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 …
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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
Activities: Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Svalbard showcases the earth’s northern limits at their most impressive. Traversing this archipelago is a treat for any intrepid traveler, and this Arctic cruise brings forth its most spellbinding facets. This region teems with vast ice fields, towering icebergs, massive glaciers and a …
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Walking through vast arctic landscapes.
$7,750
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Expedition Svalbard

11 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Explorer
Activities: Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
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 …
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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
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Explore the path taken by several early exporers before you. Hike the Falkland Islands, zodiac South Georgia, and explore research stations on the Antarctic Peninsula. As you sail watch for whales, seals, and penguins plus a myriad of seabirds. Learn about the history of this remote region from …
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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
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Spa & Relaxing, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Look for Polar Bears and thousands of birds, while you wonder at the spectacular wilderness of the Torngat Mountains National Park. A unique opportunity to see the magnificent Jakobshavn Icefjord by air is not to be missed.
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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
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
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 …
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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
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Local Market, Rainforest Exploration, Village Visit, Volunteering, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Panama, Ecuador and Colombia each offer their own delights on this trip. 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 …
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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
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
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 …
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Icebergs in Greenland
$10,950
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Svalbard & Scoresby Sund

15 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Explorer
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
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 …
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2016
EmbarksDays 
Dec 1211Classic Antarctica
Dec 2218Explorer's Antarctica
2017
EmbarksDays 
Jan 0918Explorer's Antarctica
Jan 2711Classic Antarctica
Feb 0611Classic Antarctica
Feb 1611Classic Antarctica
Feb 2611Classic Antarctica
Mar 0823Cape to Cape Adventure
Jun 1912Remote Isles On the Way to Iceland
Jun 3013Expedition North
Jul 128Expedition Spitsbergen
Jul 1911Expedition Svalbard
Jul 2911Expedition Svalbard
Aug 0815Svalbard & Scoresby Sund
Aug 2211Expedition Greenland
Aug 3116North Atlantic Adventure
Oct 179Rainforest Cultures & Natural Ecosystems
Oct 2515Along the Humboldt Current
Nov 0813Patagonia & Chilean Fjords
Nov 2018Explorer's Antarctica
Dec 0811Classic Antarctica
Dec 1818Explorer's Antarctica
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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Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!
Meyer Smolen

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