Silversea Silver Explorer

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Silversea's purpose-built Silver Explorer expedition ship (formerly the Prince Albert II) has been designed specifically for navigating waters in some of the world's most remote destinations, including both of earth's polar regions. A strengthened hull with a Lloyd's Register ice-class notation (1A) for passenger vessels enables Silver Explorer to safely push through ice floes with ease. A fleet of Zodiac boats allows Silversea Expedition guests to visit even the most off-the-beaten path locations, and an expert Expedition Team provides insight and understanding to each unforgettable Silver Explorer cruise adventure.
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Onboard Features

The Restaurant

The Restaurant


Outdoor Grill

Outdoor Grill


In-Suite Dining

In-Suite Dining


Panorama Lounge

Panorama Lounge


Observation Lounge

Observation Lounge


The Theatre

The Theatre


Fitness Centre

Fitness Centre


Connoisseur's Corner

Connoisseur's Corner


Boutiques

Boutiques


Beauty Salon

Beauty Salon


Internet Caf?

Internet Caf?


Library

Library


The Spa

The Spa


Activities & Services

There's plenty of deck space for viewing the wonders of the world on Silver Explorer. And when you're not whale watching or sighting something rare and endemic, you might be comparing notes with fellow travelers or exchanging ideas with one of the enthusiastic and knowledgeable guides and lecturers.

Fares include onboard gratuities, with the exception of gratuities for Spa services.

  • Minibar and/or Refrigerator
  • Spacious Closet(s)
  • Suites
  • Sitting Area
  • Showers and/or Bath Tubs
  • Television / Radio
  • In-Stateroom Movies
  • Private Safe
  • Direct Dial Phone
  • Hair Dryer
  • Bath Amenities/Toiletries
  • Bath Robes
  • Binoculars
  • Butler Service
  • Complimentary Bottled Water (and/or Other Beverages)
  • Luxury Bedding
  • Nightly Turndown Service
  • Slippers

  • Library
  • Internet Caf?
  • Bar(s)/Lounge(s)
  • Cigar Bar
  • Show Lounge

  • Guest Lecturers
  • Educational/Enrichment Programs
  • Live Music

  • Whirlpool(s)
  • Fitness Center
  • Spa

  • Elevators
  • Beauty Salon
  • Boutique(s) (duty-free)
  • Self-Service Laundromat
  • Concierge Desk
  • Infirmary / Medical Center
  • Dry Cleaning/Laundry

  • 24-hour Room Service
  • Dining Style: Open Seating
  • All Beverages Included In Cruise Fare
  • Dining Style: All Casual
  • Al Fresco Dining


  • Internet Access - Silversea ships are equipped to offer wireless (Wi-Fi) Internet access. Guests can use their own laptop to surf the Internet and check emails at Wi-Fi locations throughout the ship, or from the comfort and privacy of their suite. Computers, email and Internet access are also available on board at the Internet Caf?. However, it is important to understand that telecommunication services while at sea are via satellite and significantly different than high-speed connections on land back home. The signal travels in a similar manner to radio waves but at much greater distances. Therefore, onboard Internet access is not guaranteed at all times. Satellite communications are also affected by weather and the ship's location. In particular, Internet service is extremely sporadic while in the Arctic. Guests aboard expedition cruises to/from Svalbard should be prepared to be out of communication for the duration of their time on board. (Please be assured that Silver Explorer always has emergency communication capabilities.)

    Internet Service Fees
    The same rates apply, whether accessing the Internet via personal laptop or via the Internet Caf? computers. All charges are posted directly to guests' onboard account. No credit is given for unused Time Plan minutes. Rates shown are in US dollars and are subject to change.

    • Basic Rate: $0.50 per minute (pay as you go)
    • Time Plan 1: 100 minutes for $45 ($0.45 per minute)
    • Time Plan 2: 250 minutes for $85 ($0.34 per minute)
    • Time Plan 3: 1000 minutes for $250 ($0.25 per minute)

  • Medical Emergencies - Each Silversea ship is equipped with a Medical Centre, which is customarily staffed by a doctor and nurse on 24-hour call when at sea. When docked, supplementary emergency care may also be obtained through local medical facilities.

  • Pregnancy Policy - At the time of booking, expectant mothers are required to supply a medical certificate establishing their fitness for travel at the time they are due to travel. Silversea is unable to accommodate women who have entered their twenty-fourth (24th) week of pregnancy during their voyage, and will not be responsible or liable for any complication relative to any pregnancy during the entire duration of the cruise or thereafter. Additionally, airlines may have restrictions that may differ from Silversea?s. Please contact your travel professional or airline.

  • Smoking Policy - In consideration of evolving consumer trends, and to further promote a safe, comfortable and enjoyable environment for all Silversea guests, staff and crew, the smoking policy was updated on January 1, 2013.

    Smoking is NOT allowed in:

    • Guest suites and guest suite verandas
    • All Public Areas, Lounges and Bars

    Smoking (including Cigars, Pipes and Cigarettes) is allowed in:

    • The Connoisseur's Corner.
    • In addition, tables and seating have been made exclusively available outside the Panorama Lounge, the Pool Bar, and specified areas of open decks.
    • Tables and seating have been made available outside La Terrazza for cigarette smoking exclusively.

  • Wheelchair Access & Special Needs - Guests who rely upon wheelchairs must bring their own. Please note that not all shore excursions are suitable for guests with impaired mobility.

    All guests are required to report in writing to Silversea at the time their reservation is made:

    • Any physical or mental condition that may require medical or professional treatment or attention during the voyage
    • Any condition that may render the guest unfit for travel, or that may require special care or assistance
    • Any condition that may pose a risk or danger to the guest or anyone else onboard the ship
    • Any condition that may require oxygen for medical reasons
    • Any intention or need to use a wheelchair aboard ship.

    By booking passage and by boarding the ship, the guest represents and warrants that they are physically and otherwise fit to travel, and that the guest will comply at all times with applicable rules and regulations of the ship and orders and instructions of the ship's officers and medical staff. Silversea reserves the right, without liability, to require a guest to disembark and/or to refuse to board and transport a guest who, in the judgment of Silversea or the ship's Master, is unfit to travel or may require care beyond that which Silversea is reasonably able to provide. Those guests requiring wheel-on and/or wheel-off access must contact Silversea prior to making a booking. Silversea reserves the right to deny boarding to any guest who failed to notify Silversea of such requirement at the time of booking.

Ship Staterooms

Silver Explorer offers a degree of luxury unmatched in expedition cruising and some of the largest accommodations of any expedition cruise ship. Select suites even have French balconies or large private verandas. Also included: Butler service, refrigerator and bar stocked with your preferences, down duvets, fine bed linens, European bath amenities, spa robes and slippers, personalized stationery, binoculars, and umbrella. Please click on the appropriate deck below for more information.

Information provided within these pages has been updated as of January 2020. While we do our best to ensure that stateroom descriptions and deckplans appearing in this website are complete and accurate, we cannot be responsible for inaccurate representations, which may or may not be under our control. Please reconfirm stateroom accommodations and deck placement prior to booking.

Ship Deckplans

Deck 7

Stateroom Key

  • Owner's Suite - O1
  • Grand Suite - G1
  • Silver Suite - SL
  • Medallion Suite - ME
  • Explorer Suite - EC
  • Vista Suite - VI
  • View Suite - VS
  • Adventurer Suite - AC
  • Veranda Suite - VR
Deck 7
Deck 7

Deck 6

Stateroom Key

  • Owner's Suite - O1
  • Grand Suite - G1
  • Silver Suite - SL
  • Medallion Suite - ME
  • Explorer Suite - EC
  • Vista Suite - VI
  • View Suite - VS
  • Adventurer Suite - AC
  • Veranda Suite - VR
Deck 6

Deck 5

Stateroom Key

  • Owner's Suite - O1
  • Grand Suite - G1
  • Silver Suite - SL
  • Medallion Suite - ME
  • Explorer Suite - EC
  • Vista Suite - VI
  • View Suite - VS
  • Adventurer Suite - AC
  • Veranda Suite - VR
Deck 5
Deck 5

Deck 4

Stateroom Key

  • Owner's Suite - O1
  • Grand Suite - G1
  • Silver Suite - SL
  • Medallion Suite - ME
  • Explorer Suite - EC
  • Vista Suite - VI
  • View Suite - VS
  • Adventurer Suite - AC
  • Veranda Suite - VR
Deck 4
Deck 4

Deck 3

Stateroom Key

  • Owner's Suite - O1
  • Grand Suite - G1
  • Silver Suite - SL
  • Medallion Suite - ME
  • Explorer Suite - EC
  • Vista Suite - VI
  • View Suite - VS
  • Adventurer Suite - AC
  • Veranda Suite - VR
Deck 3
Deck 3

Featured Sailings

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$9,900

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$12,420

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$18,630

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$8,550

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$18,900

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$15,750

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$16,650

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Ratings & Reviews

Overall Experience
Ship Staff
Dining/Food
Entertainment
Activities
Staterooms
Itinerary/Ports
Value

Ushuaia

| Pacific coast of Chile from Valparaiso to Ushaia
If we remember correctly the wines served on our earlier trip were better. The ship is still very nice and partly refurbished. The expedition staff were great as were most of the wait staff. We asked for sugar free desserts and they tried to make desserts that were gluten free and sugar free at the same time. The results: lots of boring compotes.They could certainly do better. Overall,the food was very good.

Superb experience

| Japan and South Korea
This was my first visit to Asian countries, and I learned a great deal. The daily excursions were superb. The expedition staff and guides were knowledgeable and personable. On the ship, the room attendants and dining staff provided excellent service.

Lisbon expedition

| Portugal, Spain, France
This is a very small ship so there was not entertainment other than piano and speakers(wine, cheese, history). Also no pool and the exercise room is tiny. Expedition leader got a little overbearing with her announcements. I have been on the Cloud &Whisper, and this is my least favorite ship of Silver Seas. Eric the piano player was outstanding. Last stop in France the mooring rope got tangled in the prop and delayed departure 6 hours. Some people missed their connecting flights.

Excellent Itinerary

| Japan and South Korea
Overall this was an exceptionally good cruise. The food, service, amenities, and excursions exceeded our expectations. The choice of destinations was top notch and included ports not visited before by the ship. The use of QuietVox technology on the excursions was a great idea and enhanced the enjoyment of our trip.

If you crave the thrill of adventure, and desire to explore some of the world’s most remote destinations, then you must take a trip on the Silversea Silver Explorer. Designed to navigate small spaces, you can travel to some of the world’s most remote locations in unsurpassed luxury. Whether you’re interested in exploring the dramatic natural beauty of Antarctica or the island cultures hidden in the tranquil Pacific Ocean, the Silver Explorer is the only choice for you. When you book a cruise aboard the Silver Explorer, you’ll venture deep into regions where other vessels cannot go, enjoying a privileged lifestyle that is simply second-to-none.

Hosting only 132 guests, and staffed with an enthusiastic and informative expedition team, each voyage is hosted by leading naturalists who share their expert knowledge of each area's unique wildlife, history, ecology and geology. From educational shipboard lectures to guided field studies, these experts offer great insight on the nature and culture of the day's destination. Enjoy the warm camaraderie of these intimate group outings as you gain a deep appreciation for the rugged yet fragile beauty that surrounds you.

The suites on the Silver Explorer have all been designed to ensure that travelers reach their destinations from the most luxurious surroundings imaginable. Luxury is found in every detail of the Silver Explorer: cut crystal, crisp linens, personalized stationery, shampoo, and lotion. Whether you opt for the cozy opulence of the Explorer Suite, the quiet sanctuary of the Vista Suite, or the prestigious and stylish Owner’s Suite, the accommodations aboard the Silver Explorer are sure to delight. Many suites feature a teak-style balcony, flat screen televisions, living rooms, walk-in wardrobes, and other luxurious amenities. With a range of different entertainment and dining options, your time on the ship will be as incredible as your adventures on land.

In the interest of providing travelers the opportunity to explore, the Silver Explorer carries eight inflatable Zodiac boats, allowing you to reach places that would otherwise be inaccessible. In Antarctica, where there are no piers, Zodiacs are the perfect solution. They are not only incredibly safe and secure, but also allow for up-close explorations; close enough to examine the varied textures and crystallized patterns in a vivid blue iceberg, close enough to make a beach landing and exchange greetings of welcome with native islanders.

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