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Max Passengers: 144
Ship Type: Luxury Expedition Ship
Operated by: Silversea Cruises

Luxury expedition cruise ship Silver Explorer was designed to navigate the world's most remote waterways, including both of the planet's polar regions, in comfort and style. The Silver Explorer Expedition Cruise Ship can quickly push through ice floes thanks to its reinforced hull, which has been given the Lloyd's Register ice-class notation (1A) for passenger vessels. Each spectacular Silver Explorer luxury cruise journey is enhanced by a fleet of 12 Zodiac boats and an Expedition Team of experts that provide insight and expertise.

The 144-capacity Silver Explorer, formerly known as Prince Albert II, has the feel of a private yacht as she embarks on thrilling expedition trips to the most remote corners of the planet. This is Silversea's first ship to take part in expedition cruises. 

Plug/ Voltage type Onboard: 220V/Type F


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Lounge on the Silver Explorer Rest inside the Silver Explorer


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.
View Suite
12 suites on Deck 3, 230 sq. feet with view window, Twin or Queen beds.
Vista Suite
16 suites on Deck 4, 194 - 230 sq. feet with large 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.
2 suites on Deck 7, 540 sq. feet with large private veranda, Twin or Queen beds.


Silver Explorer Deck Plan
Silver Explorer Cabins, Staterooms, and Suites

Silver Explorer's all-suite, ocean-facing luxury accommodations include a personal butler to cater to your every need and in-room service and dining. See cabin photos and deck plan above.

Owner’s Suite: 728 ft²  including private balcony
Grand Suite: 618 ft² including a private balcony
Silver Suite: 422 ft² including 2 French balconies
Medallion Suite: 400 ft² including a private balcony
Veranda Suite: 216 ft² including a French balcony
Vista Suite: 192 ft² with large picture window
View Suite: 192 ft² with view window
Explorer Suite: 190 ft² with view window
Adventurer Suite: 167 ft² with two portholes

Personalize your stay by adding optional amenities like bath items, stationery, and chilled drinks in your suite bar. Choose from nine pillow types for the most comfortable night's sleep. 


The Restaurant, the ship's magnificent, window-rimmed dining room, serves all three meals on exquisite china. There is a buffet for breakfast and lunch, but you can also order from a waiter. It's a multi-course meal, just like on Silversea's more traditional cruise ships, delivered by attentive waiters. Signature cuisine made by Relais & Châteaux chefs for Silversea is served, complimentary wine is available, and expedition team members dine with passengers, bringing a fun twist to the dinner table dialogue.

The Observation Lounge offers continental breakfast; the outdoor grill serves lunch, and room service offers a complete lunch or dinner served course-by-course in your cabin (during Restaurant hours) or the standard room-service menu.

Amenities Onboard

Panorama Lounge. Offers a panoramic view of the day's destination from the ship's interior. Relax, listen to the pianist, and enjoy a nightcap with new acquaintances.

Explorer Lounge. Discover the region's rare animals and stunning natural beauty. Throughout the voyage, professionals in several scientific subjects deliver lectures and seminars to passengers. 

Zagara Beauty Spa. Relax with calming spa treatments like facials, body wraps, and massages. Saunas and steam rooms are ideal for unwinding before or after a spa treatment.

Zagara Beauty Salon. Men and women can enjoy hairstyling, manicures, and pedicures at Zagara Beauty Salon.

Boutique. Silversea's beautiful new and expanded onboard boutique has been completely rebuilt and refurbished to give guests an expertly picked variety of merchandise. Expect everything from cutting-edge fashion, jewelry, accessories, premium perfumes, and cosmetics to Royal Geographical Society postcards, books, and images. 

The Connoisseur's Corner. Sells only the finest cognacs and cigars in the market.

Fitness Centre. A treadmill, elliptical trainer, stationary cycle, and a weight machine are available at the Fitness Center, which is open 24 hours a day.

Silver Explorer Ship Specifications

Year Built: 1989
Age: 33
Former names: MS Prince Albert II, World Adventurer, World Discoverer,
Dream 21, Delfin Star, Baltic Clipper, Sally Clipper, and Delfin Clipper
Passenger: 144
Flag: Bahamas
Built-by: Rauma Shipyard (Rauma, Finland)
Cost: USD 50 million
Decks: 7
Decks with cabin: 4
Speed 28 kph / 17 mph
Length 108 m / 354 ft
Beam 15 m / 49 ft
Gross Tonnage 6130 gt

Silver Explorer Itinerary 2023-2024 

Silver Explorer's Antarctica itineraries visits Puerto Williams, and King George Island. It also cruises to Norway, Australia, the South Pacific, Colombo, and Indonesia.

About Silversea

Silver Explorer joins the fleet of Silver Muse, Silver Nova, Silver Cloud, and Silver Whisper. Voyages feature butler service in every suite category, a choice of restaurants on every ship, as well as in-suite dining around the clock, complimentary sustainable caviar on-demand 24/7, and premium beverages served throughout the ship. Silversea's visitors explore over 900 destinations on all seven continents, taking in a selected range of immersive experiences.

Silver Explorer Reviews

Guests are pleased that all passengers are assigned butlers, regardless of room category, which is an uncommon luxury on an expedition. Excellent service, crew, accommodations, and food, all with passenger safety at the top of the priority list.

Take time to read our Silver Explorer reviews above and contact our Adventure Life Antarctica experts when you are ready to start planning your all-inclusive cruise to Antarctica.


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