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A humpback whale breaches from Alaskan waters
$11,970
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Across the Bering Sea

Seward to Nome - 17 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Explorer
  • Hike across Peter Bay's waterfalls
  • Admire Anastasiya Bay beauty
  • Cruise Cape Kuyveveem's bird cliffs
  • Discover the Katmai National Park
Activities: Hiking, Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
When Vitus Bering left to see whether a land bridge existed that connected the New World, he could not know that his expedition would open up an area rich in wildlife and spectacular scenery. For the adventurous traveler, this is one of the world’s great journeys that beckons nature lovers …
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Hide and seek with a young seal
$12,510
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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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Mountains coming straight out of the Antarctic waters
$12,150
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Classic Antarctica

Ushuaia to Ushuaia - 13 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Explorer
  • Discover the Antarctic Sound
  • Watch out for Penguins
  • Learn more about Antarctica
  • See whales at the Drake Passage
Activities: Hiking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Join the Silver Explorer for an extended journey to the last untouched continent. Antarctica will show spectacular icebergs and calving glaciers and the possibility of up-close encounters with penguins ashore, seals sunbathing on slow-moving ice floes and humpback or minke whales surfacing close to …
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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
$19,170
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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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Blue ice of Antarctica
$12,600
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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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Greenland hiking views
$10,800
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Following the Route of the Norse

Reykjavik to St. John's - 16 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Explorer
  • Keep an eye out for whales
  • Cruise the Prince Christian Sound
  • Visit Uunartoq's hot springs
  • Stroll through Qaqortoq
Activities: Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Follow in the footsteps of the early Norse exploration of Greenland and Canada and go beyond your boundaries in a region that is unparalleled in bucolic loveliness. From the outstanding pieces of Inuit art in Qaqortoq, Nuuk and Iqaluit to small fishing communities of Aappilattoq to relaxing in hot …
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Enjoy the beautiful Northern Mariana Islands
$8,280
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Guam to Japan

Apra to Kobe - 14 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Explorer
  • Discover the Ogasawara Islands
  • Visit Yakushima, a UNESCO site
  • Pay your respects at Hiroshima
  • Explore the Koraku-en Garden
  • Observe a variety of wildlife
Activities: Small Ship Cruise, Urban Exploration, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Considered a traveler’s bucket-list must, the Pacific Ring of Fire stretches your horizons to their limits. Stand in silent awe at the foot of an active volcano, yet experience a different kind of wonderment as you gaze, amazed, at the famous floating Torii gate, considered one of the …
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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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Night view of Kobe Port, Japan
$7,290
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Japan to Korea

Kobe to Busan - 10 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Explorer
  • Discover the Koraku-en Garden
  • Stand at Hiroshima Ground Zero
  • Visit Hagi's Samurai Quarter
  • Explore Soraksan National Park
Activities: Small Ship Cruise, Urban Exploration, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Accompany the Silver Explorer on this 10-day semi-circumnavigation of Japan and visit some of the most outstanding natural and man-made sites this strange and wonderful country has to offer: National Parks and three of Japan’s highest-ranked gardens and traditional buildings. Imbibe in the …
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Alaskan totem poles
$12,500
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Kuril and Aleutian Islands

Otaru to Seward - 18 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Explorer
  • Admire Tyuleniy Island's wildlife
  • Hike across Yankicha Island
  • Visit Russia's Orthodox Chuches
  • Experience the local culture
Activities: Helicopter Tour, Hiking, Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
With magical scenery and rugged beauty, it is hard not to be impressed by the Russian Far East. Seldom visited, you will not find any tourist traps here, rather seals, Brown bears and Red and Arctic foxes are far more likely to be your travel companions. The tiny island of Yankicha is yours alone …
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A mother polar bear and her young relax on the Arctic landscape
$30,870
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Northeast Passage

Nome to Tromsø - 27 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Explorer
  • Visit Cape Dezhnev
  • Explore Wrangel Island
  • Admire incredible Arctic wildlife
  • Walk the tundra over permafrost
Activities: Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
The first Northeast Passage traverse ever for the Silver Explorer, this is your chance to become the polar pioneer you have always dreamed of becoming. Retrace the voyages of famous explorers Nordenskiöld, Nansen, DeLong, and Amundsen and travel as far north as the ice lets you. A wealth of …
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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
$7,400
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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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Enjoying a hiking excursion in Alaska
$10,440
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Sailing the Inside Passage from Vancouver to Seward

14 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Explorer
  • Experience the Tsimshian culture
  • Visit the capital city of Juneau
  • Cruise along Hubbard Glacier
  • Observe cultural ceremonies
Activities: Hiking, Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Known for their striking designs, the Metlakatla and Tsimshian totem poles are gravity-defying works of art like no other. The imprint of the tribes is everywhere, and their native art carvings on everything. Yet the historic past is dwarfed by the natural majesty of the region – from the …
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Glacier streams wind across the Alaskan landscape
$8,730
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Seward to Vancouver

12 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Explorer
  • Cruise along Hubbard Glacier
  • Discover Ketchikan
  • Visit Metlakatla
  • Experience cultural presentations
Activities: Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
From Seward, Alaska to Vancouver, British Columbia, experience the dynamic culture and natural splendor this region has to offer. Cruise past the six-mile-wide Hubbard Glacier and through the labyrinth of the incredible Misty Fjords. See the totem poles of Metlakatla and learn of the Tsimshian and …
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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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Homes in Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway
$12,870
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Svalbard & East Greenland

Tromsø to Reykjavik - 16 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Explorer
  • Admire Bear Island's wonders
  • Sail through southern Svalbard
  • Enjoy Scoresbysund unique wildlife
  • Explore East Greenland
Activities: Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Combine a journey to the Svalbard archipelago with the rarely visited East Greenland, in search of the King of the Arctic – the indomitable polar bear. Noble, robust and monumentally large, any sighting of these beasts is sure to set pulses racing. With the midnight slowly sun sinking in the …
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Rockhopper penguins
$19,170
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The Untouched Continent

Ushuaia to Ushuaia - 19 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Explorer
  • Visit West Point Island
  • Observe Rockhopper Penguins
  • See Stanley's whalebone arch
  • Discover the Antarctic Peninsula
Activities: Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Join a journey to the last untouched continent. First, visit several of the Falkland Islands, looking for Black-browed Albatross, Rockhopper Penguins and Imperial Cormorants. Then continue to breathtaking South Georgia for Christmas. Huge King Penguin colonies, its whaling history and Sir Ernest …
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2018
EmbarksDays 
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
Apr 2914Guam to Japan
May 1210Japan to Korea
Jun 1418Kuril and Aleutian Islands
Jul 0112Seward to Vancouver
Jul 1214Sailing the Inside Passage from Vancouver to Seward
Jul 2517Across the Bering Sea
Aug 1027Northeast Passage
Sep 0516Svalbard & East Greenland
Sep 2016Following the Route of the Norse
Dec 0513Classic Antarctica
Dec 1719The Untouched Continent
2020
EmbarksDays 
Jan 0413Antarctic Circle Expedition
Jan 0413Classic Antarctica
Jan 1619Explorer's Antarctica
Jan 1619The Untouched Continent
Feb 0319The Untouched Continent
Feb 0319Explorer's Antarctica
Feb 2113Antarctic Circle Expedition
Feb 2113Classic Antarctica
Apr 1014Pearls of the Pacific
Aug 2227Northeast Passage
Nov 1715South Pacific Islands Expedition
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
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.
Owner
2 suites on Deck 7, 540 sq. feet with large private veranda, Twin or Queen beds.
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