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Max Passengers: 144
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
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Itineraries

Relax in the magnificent beaches of Fiji
$11,600
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South Pacific Expedition: Cairns to Lautoka

17 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Explorer
  • Experience a Melanesian welcome
  • Explore the Great Barrier Reef
  • Witness Vanuatu’s traditions
  • Swim at Sawa-i-Lau
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Village Visit
Activity Level:
Relaxed
If the Great Barrier Reef was not already on your bucket list, then it is now. Join the Silver Explorer as it follows the coral south to Middleton Reef and deep dive – literally – into an underwater world of prismatic beauty. If all the subaquatic activity gets too much for you, then …
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King George River Gorge, Kimberley, Australia
$10,800
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The Great Australian Adventure - Darwin to Broome

11 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Explorer
  • Meet members of aboriginal groups
  • Discover the King George Falls
  • Visit the Hunter River Region
  • Observe Australia's exotic wildlife
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Escape to a land of thunderous waterfalls, winding canyons of sandstone, and dazzling wildlife. Encounter famed wildlife like saltwater crocodiles, whales, and sea eagles, before witnessing the Horizontal Falls unleashing its raw power. Perhaps you will take an exhilarating flight over the Bungle …
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Rock formations along the coast of Kimberly
$10,170
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The Great Australian Adventure - Broome to Darwin

11 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Explorer
  • Explore the Buccaneer Archipelago
  • Visit King George Falls
  • Join in traditional local rituals
  • Observe unique Australian wildlife
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the treasures of Western Australia - from the pocked landscape of the Bungle Bungle Range to the roaring exuberance of the Horizontal Waterfalls. This voyage is for the adventurous and offers endless extraordinary experiences – from soaring above Mitchell Falls in a helicopter to …
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Penguin and landscape
$17,900
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Round-trip King George Island

7 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Explorer
  • Fly straight to Antarctica
  • Discover King George Island
  • Explore the Antarctic Peninsula
  • Observe Adelie Penguins
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Fly in style to the last continent and indulge in 100% Antarctic beauty. Antarctica can be closer than you think. Skip the Drake Passage to fly Business Classfrom Punta Arenas straight to Antarctica. Let the Silver Explorertake you across the continent, immersed in the otherworldly beauty of the …
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Enjoy the beautiful Kimberley Coast
$10,350
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The Great Australian Adventure - Darwin to Broome

2022 - 11 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Explorer
  • Meet members of aboriginal groups
  • Discover the King George Falls
  • Visit the Hunter River Region
  • Observe Australia's exotic wildlife
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Escape to a land of thunderous waterfalls, winding canyons of sandstone, and dazzling wildlife. Encounter famed wildlife like saltwater crocodiles, whales, and sea eagles, before witnessing the Horizontal Falls unleashing its raw power. Perhaps you will take an exhilarating flight over the Bungle …
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Sunrise in Papua New Guinea Highlands
$11,070
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South Pacific Expedition: Cairns to Lautoka

2022 - 17 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Explorer
  • Experience a Melanesian welcome
  • Explore the Great Barrier Reef
  • Witness Vanuatu’s traditions
  • Swim at Sawa-i-Lau
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Village Visit
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Both humongous and humbling, Melanesia has been topping wanderlust wish lists for years. Join our team of onboard experts aboard Silver Explorer and explore this lesser known region. Leaving Cairns, travel to hot springs and birds of paradise of Papua New Guinea, exploring the island’s …
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Seals!
$14,220
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King George Island Roundtrip

2022 - 6 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Explorer
  • Fly straight to Antarctica
  • Discover King George Island
  • Explore the Antarctic Peninsula
  • Observe Adelie Penguins
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
The seventh continent beckons travellers with its promise of snowy plains and unparalleled wildlife, but many fear the (in)famous Drake Passage crossing. But that is no longer the case! Travel aboard our Antarctica Bridge sailings and get set to fly straight to King George Island, just a 2-hour …
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An old iceberg on the beaches of Deception Island
$23,220
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King George Island Roundtrip

10 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Explorer
  • Observe Adelie Penguins
  • Explore the Antarctic Peninsula
  • Fly straight to Antarctica
  • Discover King George Island
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Very few people who travel to Antarctica make the decision to fly. Now it’s your turn to be among that mythic number. Join Silver Explorer directly in just two hours from Puerto Williams and set sail for the time of your life! This luxury option is reserved for those who enjoy their creature …
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Gentoo penguins on islands surrounding the Antarctic peninsula
$17,010
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King George Island Roundtrip

2022 - 7 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Explorer
  • Explore the Antarctic Peninsula
  • Fly straight to Antarctica
  • Discover King George Island
  • Observe Adelie Penguins
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Antarctica has been luring savvy travellers for decades, yet only a very few are brave enough to take on the Drake Passage. This confluence of seas makes the Drake perhaps the world’s roughest crossing, with waves up to 15 metres at times. If that is not your idea of holiday heaven there is an …
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King George River Gorge, Kimberley, Australia
$11,970
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Singapore to Darwin

17 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Explorer
  • Visit Singapore's botanical gardens
  • Enjoy Belitung’s many beaches
  • Discover Komodo National Park
  • Explore Buccaneer Archipelago
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise
Activity Level:
Relaxed
If you are looking for a taste the exceptional, then this cruise is it. Sailing from Singapore to Darwin, few words can describe the scope of diversity that is this voyage. Taking in Indonesia’s iconic Komodo dragons, cerulean sea days, the red rocks of Australia’s Kimberley plus the …
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Nights in Ushuaia
$11,920
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Antarctic Expedition - Ushuaia Roundtrip

11 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Explorer
  • Marvel at spectacular icebergs
  • Meet Antarctica's diverse wildlife
  • Enjoy Drake Passage
  • View the wildlife from sea
Activities:
Adventure Options, Kayaking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board the Silver Wind for a 11-day adventure to the Earth's frozen frontier. Sail past sculpted icebergs and calving glaciers, and be on the lookout for some of the region’s captivating wildlife: penguins, seals, whales, and seabirds. Make your way through the legendary Drake Passage and …
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Dates

2021
EmbarksDays 
Jun 2411The Great Australian Adventure - Broome to Darwin
Jul 0411The Great Australian Adventure - Darwin to Broome
Jul 2411The Great Australian Adventure - Darwin to Broome
Aug 0311The Great Australian Adventure - Broome to Darwin
Aug 1311The Great Australian Adventure - Darwin to Broome
Sep 1017South Pacific Expedition: Cairns to Lautoka
Dec 117Round-trip King George Island
Dec 177Round-trip King George Island
Dec 237Round-trip King George Island
Dec 297Round-trip King George Island
2022
EmbarksDays 
Feb 1611Antarctic Expedition - Ushuaia Roundtrip
May 1917Singapore to Darwin
Jun 0411The Great Australian Adventure - Darwin to Broome
Jun 1411The Great Australian Adventure - Darwin to Broome
Jun 2411The Great Australian Adventure - Darwin to Broome
Jul 0411The Great Australian Adventure - Darwin to Broome
Jul 1411The Great Australian Adventure - Darwin to Broome
Jul 2411The Great Australian Adventure - Darwin to Broome
Sep 2417South Pacific Expedition: Cairns to Lautoka
Nov 286King George Island Roundtrip
Dec 036King George Island Roundtrip
Dec 086King George Island Roundtrip
Dec 1910King George Island Roundtrip
Dec 2810King George Island Roundtrip
2023
EmbarksDays 
Jan 067King George Island Roundtrip
Jan 187King George Island Roundtrip
Jan 247King George Island Roundtrip
Jan 306King George Island Roundtrip
Feb 046King George Island Roundtrip

Cabins

Expedition Suite
Adventurer Class
6 cabins on Deck 3, 180 sq. feet, Twin or Queen beds, 2 portholes.
Explorer Class
4 cabins on Deck 4, Twin or Queen beds, 180 sq. feet with view window.
Vista Suite
16 suites on Deck 4, 194 - 230 sq. feet with large window, Twin or Queen beds.
View Suite
12 suites on Deck 3, 230 sq. feet with view window, Twin or Queen beds.
Veranda Suite
8 suites on Deck 5, 215 sq. feet with French balcony, Twin or Queen beds.
Medallion Suite
2 suites on Deck 7, 358 sq. feet with private veranda, Twin or Queen beds.
Silver Suite
6 suites on Deck 5, 430 sq. feet with 2 French balconies, Twin or Queen beds.
Grand Suite
2 suites on Deck 7, 650 sq. feet with large private veranda, Twin or Queen beds.
Owner
2 suites on Deck 7, 540 sq. feet with large private veranda, Twin or Queen beds.

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