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Sea lion pup found during a wildlife tour of Chile
$6,450
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Along the Humboldt Current

15 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Explorer
  • Watch for South American wildlife
  • Drink fine Chilean wines
  • Cruise the Ballestas Islands
  • Explore the Atacama Desert
  • Fly over the Nazca Lines
  • Discover Arequipa, The White City
Activities: Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Accompany Silver Explorer on a journey looking into the natural and cultural wonders of coastal Peru and Chile. Explore by land, by sea, and by air. Apart from all the different highlights, take your time to sample the different food and wine offered in special venues ashore. Aboard you have the …
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A brightly colored toucan in the forest
$7,350
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Ancient Worlds and Natural Wonders

Peru to Panama - 15 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Explorer
  • Witness a Peruvian Paso horse show
  • Visit Buenaventura cloud forest
  • Observe Isla de la Plata's wildlife
  • Explore Utria National Park
  • Discover Manuel Antonio NP
Activities: Archaeological Sites, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Village Visit, Whale Watching, Whitewater Rafting, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Four magnificent destinations are waiting to be uncovered and explored on this 15-day voyage. Aboard the Silver Explorer, venture to Puerto Quepos, ideal for its varied fauna. Visit Manuel Antonio National Park, with its 109 mammal and 184 bird species. Explore Golfo Dulce – Costa …
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Hide and seek with a young seal
$12,400
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Antarctic Circle Expedition

13 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Explorer
  • Cross the Antarctic Circle
  • Follow early explorers' footsteps
  • Marvel at spectacular icebergs
  • Meet Adelie and gentoo penguins
Activities: Hiking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Spend 13 days exploring the icy wilderness of the world’s most remote continent. Cross the fabled Drake Passage and discover the natural wonders of the Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands. Spy seals, whales and a vast array of seabirds, and marvel at the dreamlike landscape of …
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View the pristine beauty of Antarctica
$9,950
Save $900-$1500
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Classic Antarctica

11 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Explorer
Activities: Small Ship Cruise, 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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A reindeer relaxes in the Arctic tundra
$15,280
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East Siberian Sea Exploration

Nome to Nome - 20 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Explorer
  • Hike to Cape Dezhnev's lighthouse
  • Spot bowhead whales
  • Visit the splendid Bear Islands
  • Meet the locals of remote villages
  • Search for extraordinary wildlife
Activities: Archaeological Sites, Hiking, Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
The beauty of a pod of whales and splendor of the majestic polar bear plunging for prey are never to be forgotten. The widest of all the Arctic Ocean shelf seas, the East Siberian Sea is a rare chance to witness nature in all her raiments. Beautiful tundra walks in almost infinite daylight, …
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Steaming landscape of the Kuril Islands.
$10,250
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Expedition Kurils and Kamchatka

Otaru to Petropavlovsk - 13 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Explorer
  • Admire Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk Cathedral
  • Learn about the Aleut people
  • Discover Makanrushi Island
  • Spot unique Steller sea eagles
  • Observe sea mammals and birds
Activities: Hiking, Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Take advantage of the mid-summer sun and travel on nature’s terms on this 13-day Russia and Japan voyage. This is one of the world’s great journeys, an expedition that beckons nature lovers, history buffs, and the intrepid explorer within. Marvel at spectacular natural landscapes, …
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Relax in the magnificent beaches of Fiji
$7,700
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Expedition to the Islands of the South Pacific

Lautoka to Apra - 17 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Explorer
  • Relax at Champagne Beach
  • Snorkel at a fish hot spot
  • Visit small communities
  • Ride an ocean-going outrigger canoe
Activities: Snorkeling, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
From underwater wonders to blue lagoons to active volcanos, Melanesia is an island paradise forgotten by most of the world's travellers. During this 17-day expedition be charmed by the stunning, fascinating an above all authentic, gem-like islands. This is travel at its very best: the …
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Icebergs reflected in Antarctica's Paradise Bay
$17,550
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Explorer's Antarctica

19 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Explorer
  • Visit historic sites of explorers
  • See mighty glaciers and icebergs
  • View several species of penguins
  • Watch for seals and whales
  • Identify polar seabirds
Activities: Hiking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Explore the path taken by several early explorers 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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Paradise Bay, Antarctica
$27,650
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Explorer's Antarctica

24 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Explorer
  • Cruise the scenic Beagle Channel
  • Explore the remote Falkland Islands
  • Discover West Point Island wildlife
  • Tour the charming city of Stanley
  • Visit Brtitish South Georgia
Activities: Hiking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Embark on a journey to the end of the earth like nothing you have ever experienced before. On this Shackleton-infused trip, the Expedition Team’s expert lecturers present ornithological and historical insights into the Falkland Islands, your first destination. In Stanley, stroll through the …
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Blue ice of Antarctica
$10,300
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Explorer's Antarctica

11 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Explorer
  • Admire Antarctica's natural beauty
  • Enjoy expert-led discussions
  • Watch for seals, whales & birdlife
  • Observe research & whaling stations
Activities: Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Join a team of passionate and expert professionals on an unforgettable 11-day Antarctic adventure. Bid farewell to Tierra del Fuego, the ‘Land at the End of the World’, as you sail the Drake Passage en route to the Antarctic Peninsula. Visit Paradise Bay, well named for its spectacular …
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Pristine landscape found in Alaska
$14,950
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In the Footsteps of Vitus Bering

Seward to Otaru - 18 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Explorer
  • Visit Kenai Fjords National Park
  • Cruise along Kukak Bay
  • See bald eagles at Dutch Harbour
  • Admire the Alaid volcano
  • Enjoy a traditional Cossack dance
Activities: Hiking, Local Market, Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
On this wide-ranging 18-day journey, follow in the footsteps of traders and explorers through the wilds of Russia and Alaska. Enjoy spectacular birding opportunities and keep an eye out for brown bears, among other creatures. Admire the rugged beauty of surrounding landscapes: rocky headlands, …
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Kodiak bears in Alaska
$9,050
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Islands of the Bering Sea and Alaskan Peninsula

Nome to Seward - 13 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Explorer
  • Hike to Proliv Senyavina springs
  • Visit the famous “Whalebone Alley”
  • Cross the International Dateline
  • Admire Dutch Harbour's history
Activities: Hiking, Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Get as close to your Alaskan experience as possible. Leaving the Russian Far East, travel to Alaska as never before, observing seals, sea lions, and sensational land and seascapes along the way. Enjoy the legendary ornithology at Cape Kuyveveen and in the Pribiloffs and Aleutians, relax in the hot …
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Road along coastline of Valparaiso
$3,400
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Islands of the Pacific Ocean

Valparaiso to Easter Island - 10 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Explorer
  • Tour the Reserve of Juan Fernandez
  • Look for endemic fauna
  • Enjoy Zodiac cruise excursions
  • Sail along Easter Island’s coast
Activities: Hiking, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
This 10-day expedition makes your childhood games of Robinson Crusoe and Easter Island come true. Visit mysterious, majestic monoliths of Rapu Nui, and discover sites famous in history and literature, but rarely seen or even visited. With a chance to explore UNESCO sites, spot rare and endangered …
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Bird perched upon the rocky shoreline
$5,250
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Lands of the Humboldt Current

11 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Explorer
  • Visit the recognized Tabalí winery
  • Explore Isla Pan de Azucar
  • Hike through La Chimba
  • Discover the Atacama Desert
  • Admire Arequipa, \"The White City\"
  • Fly over the mysterious Nazca Lines
Activities: Archaeological Sites, Hiking, Local Market, Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing, Wine Tasting
Activity Level: Relaxed
Explore some of the world’s most spectacular scenery and discover the very best of South America. Archaeological Incan remains, Pisco Sour tastings plus local boat excursions to "Peru's Galapagos" to spot cormorants, blue-footed boobies, terns, pelicans and Humboldt penguins …
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Exploring the ice on a Patagonia trekking tour
$7,550
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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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Los Glaciares in Patagonia
$6,700
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Patagonia & Chilean Fjords

15 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Explorer
  • Visit Alberto de Agostini NP
  • Explore a Magellanic forest
  • Hike across Cordillera de Sarmiento
  • Enjoy a traditional Pulmay meal
Activities: Hiking, Local Market, Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Discover the magical Chilean Fjords on a magnificent 15-day voyage aboard the Silver Explorer. Join a journey from the “End of the World” to “the Jewel of the Pacific”. Experience a remarkable medley of landscapes, from steep streets and jumbled buildings of Ushuaia to …
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Snorkel the clear waters of Tahiti
$7,100
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Pearls of the Pacific

Papeete, Tahiti to Lautoka - 14 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Explorer
  • See Bora Bora's underwater wonders
  • Relax on beautiful beaches
  • Visit small Melanesian communities
  • Look for colorful reef fish
Activities: Hiking, Snorkeling, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Look for the Pearls of the South Pacific on this 14-day voyage from Papeete to Lautoka. Discover the underwater wonders, blue lagoons and raised coral islands of French Polynesia and Oceania. Board the Silver Explorer in Tahiti and be transfixed by the awe-inspiring beauty of Bora Bora, Cooks …
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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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Sunset on Easter Island
$9,100
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South Pacific Islands Expedition

Easter Island to Papeete - 15 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Explorer
  • Meet the locals of Pitcairn Island
  • Swim and snorkel at remote reefs
  • Explore the spectacular Bora Bora
  • Visit St. Michael's Cathedral
Activities: Archaeological Sites, Helicopter Tour, Hiking, Snorkeling, Village Visit
Activity Level: Relaxed
Join a 15-day journey that reverses part of the odyssey of the mutineers of the Bounty. Board the Silver Explorer in the magnetic Easter Island, stop at the Pitcairn Islands before exploring the Gambier and Austral Islands, Bora Bora and Tahiti. Enjoy the opportunity to see rare endemics birds and …
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Enjoying a hiking excursion in Alaska
$9,550
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Splendors of Alaska

Seward to Vancouver - 13 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Explorer
  • Explore the unusual Elfin Cove
  • Enjoy Alaska's emblematic wildlife
  • Admire Point Adolphus
  • Discover Tsimshian totem poles
Activities: Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
From searching for the tiny hummingbird to the mighty bald eagle, a wide and varied program is promised. Expert lecturers take you on thrilling excursions to show you the remarkable wildlife, indigenous cultures, and magnificent landscapes of these remote lands. As mighty glaciers rise up from the …
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Steller's sea eagle
$10,250
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Wilderness of Kamchatka

Petropavlovsk to Nome - 13 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Explorer
  • Explore Petropavlovsk's highlights
  • Spot the rare Steller sea eagles
  • Discover Aleut culture & traditions
  • Admire Yttygran's natural beauty
Activities: Archaeological Sites, Hiking, Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
A geothermal wonderland of volcanoes and hot springs await as you follow in the footsteps of Vitus Bering. Remote and rarely visited destinations offer sensational wildlife spotting opportunities with countless birds nesting in the area. Magical Zodiac tours through fascinating, extraordinary …
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2017
EmbarksDays 
Oct 179Rainforest Cultures & Natural Ecosystems
Oct 2515Along the Humboldt Current
Nov 0813Patagonia & Chilean Fjords
Nov 2019Explorer's Antarctica
Dec 0811Classic Antarctica
Dec 1819Explorer's Antarctica
2018
EmbarksDays 
Jan 0519Explorer's Antarctica
Jan 2324Explorer's Antarctica
Feb 1511Explorer's Antarctica
Feb 2515Patagonia & Chilean Fjords
Mar 1111Lands of the Humboldt Current
Mar 2115Ancient Worlds and Natural Wonders
Jun 1418In the Footsteps of Vitus Bering
Jul 0213Expedition Kurils and Kamchatka
Jul 1413Wilderness of Kamchatka
Jul 2520East Siberian Sea Exploration
Aug 1313Islands of the Bering Sea and Alaskan Peninsula
Aug 2513Splendors of Alaska
Nov 1919Explorer's Antarctica
Dec 0711Explorer's Antarctica
Dec 1719Explorer's Antarctica
2019
EmbarksDays 
Jan 0419Explorer's Antarctica
Jan 2213Antarctic Circle Expedition
Feb 0319Explorer's Antarctica
Feb 2115Patagonia & Chilean Fjords
Mar 0710Islands of the Pacific Ocean
Mar 1615South Pacific Islands Expedition
Mar 3014Pearls of the Pacific
Apr 1317Expedition to the Islands of the South Pacific
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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