Silversea Expedition Cruises
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Silversea Expeditions Adventure

Adventure-seeking travellers, with discerning tastes, are thrilled to discover Silversea Expeditions offer journeys that are just as exhilarating as they are luxurious. With a fleet of three purpose-built expedition ships that sail from pole to pole, you can explore much of the unknown world with Silversea — and all while enjoying the signature distinctions that have made Silversea the icon in luxury travel. All suites and staterooms are ocean-view, many with private verandas and butler service for all suites. Superb culinary offerings include both regional selections and dishes inspired by Relais & Châteaux. Fine wines and spirits are served en suite and throughout the ship — hardly what you would expect on expedition ships.

In the company of an outstanding team of naturalists, sail to some of the most remote and isolated corners of the globe, landing on beaches undisturbed by tourists and islands uninhabited by man. Enter the realm of the polar bear. Glimpse an orang-utan in the wild or an elephant bull staking out his claim. Share in the traditions of Stone Age cultures while enjoying an all-inclusive lifestyle that is the ultimate in civility — the hallmark of Silversea.

Expedition Cruise Destinations

Every journey is new and unique, every day unlike any that has come before. Itineraries are unstructured by design. Following only a tentative schedule allows for moment-by-moment flexibility. Stay longer at expedition destination sites of particular interest, or make slight detours whenever weather, nature or mere curiosity dictate. Your Expedition Leader will work closely with the Captain to ensure opportunities for adventure and exploration are the best possible, based on prevailing weather, wildlife activity and sea/ice conditions.

  • Antarctica Expedition Cruises
    Awesome, Amazing, Life-Changing Experience Antarctica with an expedition cruise and discover a frosted wilderness of glistening white as far as the eye can see. Natural ice sculptures like enormous works of avant-garde art. This is the modern explorer's final frontier.
  • Arctic Expedition Cruises
    Explore remote regions at the top of the world. Marvel as multitudes of seabirds pattern the sky. Cross the Arctic Circle and toast the midnight sun. Enter the realm of the polar bear.
  • Central America Cruises & South America Expedition Cruises
    Venture into lush tropical jungle in search of monkeys and rare bird species. Swim amongst colourful marine life. Participate in the traditions of a native Kuna community.
  • Africa Expedition Cruises
    Discover Africa’s Atlantic coast. Spot rare birds and wild monkeys. Visit places infamous for their historic role in the slave trade. Meet the school children of a traditional village.
  • Europe & British Isles Expedition Cruises
    Contemplate mystical standing stones and explore sea caves by Zodiac. Identify diverse species of seabirds and capture the beauty of this fascinating region.
  • East Asia and Russian Far East Expedition Cruises
    Because of its remoteness and impassable ice floes in winter, the Sea of Okhotsk is one of the world's least-explored and most biologically productive seas. The Kuril Islands are a haven for huge colonies of seabirds. Northern fur seals and Steller sea lions haul out on rocky outcrops.
  • Galapagos Expedition Cruises
    Silversea's new 100-guest expedition ship, Silver Galapagos, will offer 7-day adventure cruises throughout the remote Galapagos Islands beginning late September 2014.
  • Micronesia, Melanesia & Polynesia Expedition Cruises
    The islands at the western end of the Pacific are some of the most idyllic on Earth, lush, tropical edens with a dazzling diversity of cultural and natural landscapes. There are four states in Micronesia, each with its own distinctive culture and rich traditions, yet with common cultural bonds such as the importance of the clan system, and a traditional lifestyle centred on gardens, reefs and ocean ancestors.
  • Secrets of Southeast Asia Expedition Cruises
    For today's traveller, the great adventure lies East – east to Indonesia, islands of infinite diversity and home to some of the most intrepid travel destinations on the planet. There are the rain forests of Borneo, the richest and most biodiverse on Earth and last stronghold for such wild and wonderful creatures as the pygmy elephant, the shy Borneo rhino and the remarkable orang-utan, "old man of the jungle."
  • Australia and New Zealand Expedition Cruises
    Whether you choose the blazing sun and seascapes of The Kimberley or the spectacular icescapes of New Zealand's Sub-Antarctic islands, you'll experience some of the most pristine landscapes this planet has to offer.

The Ships

Silver Explorer - Expedition Cruise Ship

Silversea's purpose-built Silver Explorer expedition cruise ship 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 luxury cruise adventure.

Silver Galapagos Cruise Ship

Meet the second Expedition Ship in Silversea's Expedition Fleet: the 100-guest Silver Galapagos. With sleek lines and a proven skill for navigating the waterways throughout the Galapagos Islands, she is naturally suited for in-depth explorations of this spectacular region.

Silver Galapagos offers intimate conviviality and comfort for today's discerning travellers. All accommodations are ocean-view suites, most feature private balconies – relax completely and sail away on your unforgettable adventure. Like-minded guests from across the globe are your travelling companions, and the intimate ambience is much like a country club where conversations flow as easily as the complimentary drinks.

Silver Discoverer

Silversea's loyal following of adventure travellers can now explore the remote archipelagos of the vast Pacific aboard the sleek, 120-guest Silver Discoverer. She's the perfect platform for viewing these untamed landscapes, with all ocean-view suites and plenty of deck space so that a breaching whale or a pod of dolphins is always within sight. Her shallow draft allows her to navigate closer to shore, and with a fleet of 12 Zodiacs and a glass-bottom boat, guests can land on isolated shores and explore wetlands and submerged ecosystems, up-close and in-depth.

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