Silversea Cruises 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.
Silversea Expeditions guests will not only enjoy day after day of authentic adventure, but also be pampered by Silversea's trademark all-inclusive indulgences. All accommodations have ocean views and personalised butler service, and dining is always an exquisite affair. Combining true expedition cruising with an elegant onboard lifestyle, the Silver Explorer is one of the best ships to discover off-the-beaten track destinations.
A fleet of Zodiac boats allows guests to visit ashore and an expert Expedition Team provides insight and understanding to each Silver Explorer cruise adventure.
Behind Silver Explorer's ice-strengthened hull there exists a degree of luxury unmatched in expedition cruising. Enjoy exceptional amenities on your Silversea Expedition voyage...
- ALL OCEAN-VIEW ACCOMMODATION
The largest average accommodation size of any expedition ship, each with private bath and an elegant ambience of unrivalled luxury.
- A BUTLER FOR EVERYONE
Butler service in every suite, every stateroom.
- SUPERLATIVE SERVICE AND GENUINE HOSPITALITY
Staff to guest ratio of nearly 1 to 1
- COMPLIMENTARY ADVENTURES ASHORE
Unearth fascinating dimensions of culture, history, science and the environment through a diverse collection of complimentary shoreside experiences and distinctive onboard events.
- EXPERT EXPEDITION TEAM
Travel with historians, biologists, anthropologists, geologists, botanists, ornithologists, naturalists, photographers and destination experts at your side as you discover remote and remarkable environments.
- COMPLIMENTARY BEVERAGES SERVED THROUGHOUT THE SHIP
Choose from a premium selection of fine wines, champagnes, spirits, bottled water, soft drinks and specialty coffees - all with Silversea's compliments.
- GRATUITIES INCLUDED
All onboard gratuities are included - none are ever expected.
- OPEN-SEATING DINING
When and with whom you dine is up to you.
- CASUAL/INFORMAL ATTIRE
No tuxedos or formal evening dress required.
- MENUS INSPIRED BY RELAIS & CHÂTEAUX
Silversea's preferred culinary partner.
- COMPLIMENTARY 24-HOUR ROOM SERVICE
A late-night snack or full breakfast, lunch or dinner delivered at your request - with no charge and no tipping.
- COMPLIMENTARY PARKA
For guests aboard expedition itineraries bound for Polar regions.
- WATER-RESISTANT BACKPACK AND STAINLESS STEEL WATER BOTTLE
Professional gear for your authentic expedition.
- SHIP-WIDE WiFi AND MOBILE PHONE SERVICE
Author: Scott Anderson