Silversea Silver Explorer
Cruise 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.
At a Glance
Team of expedition experts share insights and knowledge with you
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
Discover the world's most southerly continent, following in the footsteps of great explorers such as Shackleton.Scott Dunn team
Meet our specialists
Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation to Silversea Silver Explorer or take a look at our itineraries to Antarctica
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 theater to enrich your Antarctic experience.
The facilities on board are impressive for a ship of this size, including a spacious observation lounge, theater, library, internet cafe, spa, fitness center, 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!
There are 66 suites, all en suite, with either twin or queen-sized beds. Every suite features butler service, living area, refrigerator and bar stocked with your drink preferences, iPod docking station, fine linens, bathrobes and slippers and a pillow menu.
The Adventurer Suite is the entry level room type, measuring 157-167 sq ft and with two portholes. The next step up is the Explorer Suite, at 175-190 sq ft with a view window. The View Suites are slightly larger, with view windows and measuring 192 sq ft. The Vista Suites are the same size as the view suites, but have a larger panoramic picture window. The Veranda Suites measure 206 - 216 sq ft and feature a private french balcony. The Expedition Suites measure 388 - 397 sq ft and have two view windows with separate living area, and the Silver Suites measure 422 sq ft, also with a separate lounge, and two french balconies. Both the Expedition and Silver Suites feature a sofa bed to accommodate a third guest. The Medallion Suite measures 400 sq ft and includes a spacious teak style balcony with patio doors. The Grand Suites 618 sq ft, with a teak balcony and patio doors, walk-in wardrobe and en suite bathroom with separate shower and bath tub. The Owner's Suites are the most spacious, measuring 728 sq ft with a huge teak style balcony with patio doors, en suite bathroom with separate tub and shower.
Guests in the Silver Suite category or higher can enjoy dinner at the officer's table and afternoon canapés on request.
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.
Settle in to luxury surroundings and feel instantly “at home” in the Expedition Suite. With a spacious layout and two view windows, comfort is a given in this cosy and well-designed space. Relax in your very own living room, complete with a convertible sofa for an additional guest. Journal the day’s incredible shore excursion experiences while seated at your writing desk. Re-vitalise with a hot shower or soak in the marbled bathroom’s bath tub. Rest in comfort in fine bed linens.
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 specialties 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.
Location & Directions
The starting point of your voyage to Antarctica is Ushuaia, the southern most city in South America.
When to go
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.