Silversea Silver Explorer
A high-end, luxury cruise offering all inclusive & a personalised butler service
At a Glance
Team of expedition experts share insights and knowledge with you
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Admire the staggering abundance of wildlife
Cruise the Antarctic peninsula or voyage onward to South Georgia and the Falklands
Comprises 66 comfortable suites, all with butler service
Educational talks and Zodiac explorations with a highly qualified expedition team
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Antarctic weather is a lesson in extremes. Antarctica is the world’s coldest, windiest and driest continent. During the summer months the winds abate considerably and the weather is surprisingly comfortable, averaging between 20 and 50F. Summertime also means 18-24 hours of sunlight which allows life to flourish for a brief summer period. Long days also allow extensive exploration by small ship cruise to Antarctica. Antarctic weather allows for a short season of cruising from November to March each year.
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Discover Antarctica in absolute comfort and style with Silversea's premium expedition ship, Silver Explorer. Travel on this ice-breaker vessel around the Antarctic Peninsula, South Georgia and the Falkland Islands, accompanied by specialist guides.
The purpose-built luxury Silver Explorer is equipped with a strengthened hull to handle both of the Earth's polar regions. Accommodating up to 132 guests in total, and with almost one crew member per guest, the attention to detail and level of service is exceptional, as you'd expect from a Silversea cruise.
The ship's expedition leaders have a wealth of knowledge and expertise to ensure you get the most out of your time on the icy continent, with wildlife, geology and marine specialists to name a few. As well as leading shore excursions and Zodiac® trips, they hold regular talks and lectures in the ship's theatre to enrich your Antarctic experience.
The facilities on board are impressive for a ship of this size, including a spacious observation lounge, theatre, library, internet cafe, spa, fitness centre, beauty salon and two whirlpool Jacuzzis on the back deck.
All of the 66 suites on board have premium fittings, fine bed linens and all have ocean views. Each comes with butler service and a refrigerator and bar stocked with drinks of your choice.
There are two Antarctic cruises available on the Silver Explorer - a 10 day voyage exploring the Antarctic peninsula and an 18 day voyage combining the peninsula with South Georgia, Elephant island and the Falkland islands. Whichever you choose, you can be assured of awe-inspiring scenery, remote penguin-covered beaches and some unforgettable wildlife encounters. Highlights you can hope to see include albatross, elephant seals, numerous penguin species and if you're particularly lucky perhaps a humpback whale or orca!
The Silver Explorer is a haven of luxury in one of the most remote oceans.
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Even guests who plan to spend only sleeping hours in their stateroom will appreciate the distinctive touches of this comfortable suite. After a busy day exploring, relax in the cosy sitting area or rejuvenate with a soak in the marbled bathroom’s tub. Watch passing ocean scenes through two porthole windows. Keep your travel journal updated at your writing desk. Watch a movie on the flat-screen tv, drift off in the comfort of fine bed linens with your choice of nine pillow types.
This spacious room has panoramic views and surrounds you with distinguished luxury. Enjoy a private teak-style balcony with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors.
Rejuvenate in the marble bathroom with full-sized bath and separate shower, or catch up with writing your travel journal at the writing desk. The suite also enjoys a flat screen television with interactive video, on-demand movies and music, and satellite news programming. Guests are welcomed to dine at the officer's table after afternoon canapés.
Guests can enjoy the spectacular scenery from the comfort of their separate seating area through a full view window. Explorer Suites accommodate three guests and exude cosy opulence, perfect for relaxing after a day of exploring ashore.
Expertly designed and well appointed, this suite is ideal for entertaining while you cruise or enjoying a quiet dinner in the comfort of your room. The suite comprises a teak style balcony with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors, a living room with sitting area, marbled bathroom with full-sized bath and separate shower, walk-in wardrobe with vanity table, writing desk, two flat screen televisions with interactive video, movies and music, and satellite news programming. Guest are welcomed to dine at the officer's table after afternoon canapés. Leap up to date with affairs with four hours of Internet service per suite, per voyage segment, plus two hours of worldwide phone use from your suite, per voyage segment.
This warm, spacious and welcoming suite is sure to make you feel 'at-home' with its marbled bathroom, walk-in wardrobe, vanity table, writing desk, separate living room, plus two French balconies with floor-to-ceiling glass doors.
Silver Suites can accommodate three guests.
The View Suite provides a relaxing haven for adventure-hungry guests. Complete a day spent exploring onshore with an evening unwinding in the comfort of your sitting area. Capture passing ocean scenes through your view window. Freshen up in your beautiful marbled bathroom or slip into the fine bed linens to watch a movie on the flat-screen television.
It's in the name: a stylish apartment, with both prestige and comfort. This is the suite for those whose standards are higher than most - those who expect the finest from a luxury cruise. The suite comprises a teak style balcony with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors, a living room with sitting area, marbled bathroom with full-sized bath and separate shower, walk-in wardrobe with vanity table, writing desk, two flat screen televisions with interactive video, movies and music, and satellite news programming. Guest are welcomed to dine at the officer's table after afternoon canapés. Keep up to date with affairs with four hours of Internet service per suite, per voyage segment, plus two hours of worldwide phone use from your suite, per voyage segment.
A quiet sanctuary for peace and quiet, the suite’s sitting area has plenty of room to relax after a day onshore. Large picture windows frame panoramic ocean views.
Some Vista Suites accommodate three guests.
A Silversea cruise signature suite, the Veranda suite comes complete with floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open onto your own private balcony. The marbled bathroom with tub/shower combination is the perfect place to unwind after a busy day onshore.
Veranda Suites accommodate three guests.
The restaurant serves contemporary, international cuisine with regional specialities to reflect the voyage destination. For a real treat, choose something from La Collection du Monde, a series of signature dishes created exclusively for Silversea by the Grands Chefs of Relais & Châteaux.
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Visit the fitness centre which offers world-class equipment and classes. There is also a luxurious Zagara Beauty Spa and Zagara Beauty Salon which has a range of treatments such as facials, body wraps and massages.
Gather in The Explorer Lounge to listen to interesting tales of adventure or to learn about the region’s endemic wildlife and remarkable nature.
There is a fleet of 12 Zodiac boats which will allow you to visit the most off the beaten track locations.
Exploring the Lemaire Channel
Boasting some of the most spectacular mountain scenery and icebergs, the Lemaire Channel is a truly beautiful part of the Antarctic Peninsula to explore, both on your ship and on Zodiac excursions.
Spectacular South Georgia
Longer Antarctic expeditions include time exploring South Georgia, arguably the highlight of your cruise. With breathtaking scenery, huge congregations of king and macaroni penguins and amazing birdlife, there is so much to discover here.
The Drake Passage
The stretch of sea between the southern tip of South America and Antarctica is the Drake Passage, an often turbulent stretch of sea that marks the beginning and end of your journey south. Take in the midnight sunset and watch albatrosses fly alongside you.
The Falkland Islands
With clear skies, seamless horizons and large numbers of penguins and albatross to be found on white sand beaches and amongst tufts of vibrant tussock grass, The Falkland Islands are rich in natural beauty and a visit here is culturally fascinating too.
Visiting Port Lockroy
Port Lockroy is a British-built research station situated on Goudier Island and restored into a museum about the early explorers in 1996. A fascinating place to explore, and plenty of gentoo penguins outside to entertain you, too.
Whales & Seals
Whilst most visitors find the penguins the primary draw in terms of Antarctic wildlife, the marine life includes numerous species of seal and whale. Species include humpback whales, orcas, elephant and leopard seals, and Antarctic fur seals.
One of the real highlights of an Antarctic cruise is getting out on the water in small Zodiac vessels, the ideal way to get up close to the icebergs, wildlife and marine life.
Antarctica Bridge Fly-Cruise on Silver Explorer
Santiago, Punta Arenas, Antarctica
from £14800 pp inc flights & transfers for 10 nights
- Fly over the Drake Passage in style saving on time and the Drake Passage experience
- Onboard enrichment lectures by a highly qualified Expeditions Team
- Immerse yourself in four areas of the wonderful continent in just six days
- 100% financial protection
- 24/7 emergency assistance
- Firsthand knowledge
- Renowned service
- Award-winning tour operator