Silver Explorer

Silversea Cruises

Silver Explorer has been designed for navigating in some of the world’s most remote destinations, including both of earth’s polar with technology that enables her to push through ice floes with ease. A fleet of 12 Zodiac boats allows you to visit the most remote locations. An expert Expedition Team provides insight and understanding to each adventure.


Beauty Salon
Butler Service
Complimentary Wi-Fi Access
Fitness Center
Laundry/Dry Cleaning
Zodiac Excursions

Ship Info

What's Included


  • Intimate Ships for 296 to 540

    Spacious Ultra-Luxury Suites

    Butler Service - All Ships  

    All Suites

    Complimentary beverages served throughout the ship

    Gratuities Included

    Open-Seating Dining

    In-Suite Dining and 24-Hour Room Service

    In-Suite Beverages

    Transportation into town

    Port charges, government fees and taxes

Not Included

  • Airfare


    Items or services of a personal nature

    Anything not noted as included

Ship Overview

Inaugural Sailing
6072 Tons
Public Decks
Passenger Capacity
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My Favorite Cruise Line

By: C.J.

Reviewed on: 25 Sep 2013

I HIGHLY recommend the Explorer, the Cloud, the Wind, the Shadow and the Whisper. I will have sailed over 350 days by the end of my next cruise on the Wind from Rome to South Africa (beginning Nov. 19).
Travel Advisor:  Jonathan Phillips

Outstanding 10 out of 10

By: Dr. AJG

Reviewed on: 16 Feb 2014

Outstanding service. We had a crew of 110 for 125 guests.  Food excellent. Hard to believe we were in Antarctica. Our room was comfortable and commodious.Implementation of daily trips in zodiacs and back lectures and daily briefings enjoyable  The experience was ten stars out of ten.
Travel Advisor:  Vivian Rubenstein

highly recommended

By: jeanne

Reviewed on: 17 Mar 2014

the entire trip from departure at lax thru dfw & the 5 star park towers hotel in BA    & the lan chile charter to ushaia ..everything was amazing..the staff ..the parka which we really needed..the clothes we ordered from ship to shore ..we used all of it & donated the h20 proof pants to the crew...cannot say enough about the staff..all knew our names...the guides..the scenery was otherworldly..another planet ..although the trip costs 2/1/2 yrs of hou se payments was worth it .american was really good..many thanks to the penguins,seals,birds,icebergs & all who made it possible 
Travel Advisor:  Nancy Porthan


By: deb

Reviewed on: 04 Jul 2015

the trip was perfect from the initial planning stages through the return home. Everything was arranged and executed with perfection. Sandy made a complicated adventure a wonderful experience. We can't wait to do it again. The cruise was perfect except for the disappointment about not getting in to the distillery in Toberary that was preplanned and expected. The merrion hotel was beautiful, comfortable and luxurious , however we could not get into high tea any of the days we w were there because none told us at the desk, at check in, that it had to be booked in advanced. that was disappointing
Travel Advisor:  Sandy Bove

Superb ship and expedition team

By: High Hikers

Reviewed on: 17 Jun 2016

With so many companies jumping into the "expedition" business, we cruise with this company and this ship[ because of the incredible expedition team, operating from this safe, ice hardened, ship. Silversea has outstanding leadership and crews. We think we get our moneys worth and will be returning for a third Silver Explorer cruise this year.
Not Recommended

Very friendly crewe

By: Char

Reviewed on: 26 Nov 2016

While well appointed, this is an old shhip ready to go to exploration next year. We had little or no air conditioning for the first 7 days of the cruise. Their lecture and entertainment programing were excellent. The free shore excursions were minimal.

Awesome Antarctica

By: Bez

Reviewed on: 02 Feb 2017

Phenomenal Antarctica, South Georgia and Falkkand cruise. Phenomenal APEX expedition staff
Travel Advisor:  Victoria Seltzer

West Africa

By: West Africa

Reviewed on: 11 May 2017

The staff, accommodations and meals were great. It was going into drydock.
Travel Advisor:  Jonathan Phillips


By: plewin

Reviewed on: 11 Jul 2017

Very luxurious and great fun.
Travel Advisor:  Jonathan Phillips

Siversea Scotland/Iceland

By: No nickname

Reviewed on: 12 Jul 2017

Excellent! We have traveled many times on this ship and with Silversea. We plan to go again.
Travel Advisor:  Birgit Navarre

Artic Expedition

By: Mike

Reviewed on: 31 Aug 2017

Excellent. Very good resources and hotel staff. The education was first rate. The itinerary was special in that we went to remote places.
Travel Advisor:  Marion Hager

Silver Explorer

By: garuda55

Reviewed on: 07 Sep 2017

Excellent! Wonderful, comfortable facilities and world-class crew and staff.
Travel Advisor:  LynnDee King


By: William

Reviewed on: 14 Oct 2019

Ship was OK. It needs to be upgraded, worn in many ways. Crew and Expedition people were excellent.
Travel Advisor:  Donna Hall
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By: Frances

Reviewed on: 21 Sep 2017

Enjoyed the ship, which I've sailed on quite a few times. However, the company is constantly making changes, eliminating things to which I've become accustomed, with no notification, and this takes away from the pleasure of the voyage. A case in point: there always were, in all of Silversea ships, binoculars. So I didn't take mine with me, expecting to find a pair in my suite. They've been eliminated, so I either had to borrow a pair for a few moments to view wildlife or miss seeing it altogether. Also, all ships used have libraries that included works of fiction. On this voyage, all fiction had been removed. I'd like to know about these changes beforehand, so I can be prepared. Other than that, and being unable to regulate temperatures in the suites, I found the ship very pleasant.
Travel Advisor:  Stefan Bisciglia

Great Trip to Antarctica!

By: Rockne

Reviewed on: 13 Jan 2018

The Silver Explore is an older ship that has been recently refurbished. We had a nice suite on deck 7, which was convenient to the Explorer Lounge, where talks and daily recaps were held. The food was very good at dinner and breakfast -- a little less so at lunch. The service in the restaurant and in the cabin was outstanding. Our butler and cabin steward were excellent. The itinerary was perfect for us, covering visits to the Falklands, South Georgia, Elephant Island, the Antarctic Peninsula and Deception Island. The naturalists and guides were very good and approachable throughout the journey. We would recommend Silver Sea for this itinerary.
Travel Advisor:  Michele Benigno
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By: Nene

Reviewed on: 07 Feb 2018

Having never sailed on Silverseas, didn’t know quite what to expect. They exceeded my expectations. We traveled to Antarctica on an Expedition ship. From the Captain who was always put our concerns first to the well everyone . Superb! We had the most educated and experienced expedition/guides I think around anywhere. They made the cruise Magical
Travel Advisor:  Linda Winslow
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By: Busy

Reviewed on: 27 May 2018

The Staff on the ship is as good as any ship you’ll ever want to go on . excursions were just wonderful the zodiacs were a great experience and the food was very good but most importantly I can’t say enough about how attentive the staff is. .
Travel Advisor:  Wendy Goodenow
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Arctic Cruise

By: Simon

Reviewed on: 16 Jul 2018

Arctic cruise is a very different experience Crew good. Ship good. Well organised. Wildlife was a little disappointing - saw polar bears at a distance and a few whales.
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Seward, AK to Otaru, Japan through Aleutian and Kuril Is.

By: Conrad

Reviewed on: 26 Jul 2018

The Silver Explorer is an excellent expedition ship, with a superb staff. Our only complaint was that the island stops and excursions were all scheduled early in the morning when it was invariably cold, foggy, and/or raining. It would have been a far better trip if the stops had been scheduled for later in the day when the weather often improved substantially. We went on both the pre-cruise land excursion to Winterlake Lodge, AK, and the post-cruise land excursion in Hokkaido, Japan. Both were excellent!
Travel Advisor:  Teresa Skeim
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Great Ship

By: Mavis

Reviewed on: 17 Jan 2019

Great ship, great service. I am recommending it and the Antarctica experience to all my friends. Service was amazing.
Travel Advisor:  Irene Fulrath
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Silverseas Explorer Expedition

By: Minnie

Reviewed on: 11 Apr 2019

Excellent. Nice ship, great crew, a good time.
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Great service. Old ship.

By: Rep

Reviewed on: 30 May 2019

The Explorer holds less than 200 passengers, and I like that. But it’s an older ship that could use some upgrades. The staff are amazing in all departments. I’d travel with them again based on destination.
Travel Advisor:  Ajay Karah
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Perfect, well-run cruise ship with excellent staff and food.

By: Rami

Reviewed on: 11 Sep 2019

Silversea Explorer is an ideal ship to travel on. The staff, the food, the excursions and lectures were excellent. This was my second cruise either this company and will not be the last—I am hooked.
Travel Advisor:  Angela Walker
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Great Trip

By: Jim

Reviewed on: 01 Jan 2020

This was our first experience with Silversea and we were very pleased and very impressed. Crew was very qualified and the chemistry between them all seemed great. Captain and officers were very present and involved and it felt like they enjoyed their jobs and interacting with guests. Any issues (there were very few other than weather-caused etc.) were handled quickly and professionally. Food and server staff was very good and hot rocks dinner on deck was a highlight. Unbelievable scenery and animals - the crew including naturalists, were engaged and actively sought and identified views and animals for the guests.. Highly recommend Silversea to anyone interested in Antarctic trip.
Travel Advisor:  Beth Skypeck

Quaint but adequate ship

By: Sue

Reviewed on: 15 Feb 2020

time aboard the ship was fabulous. Most lectures were quite good. Lunches were amazing. Dinner food and menu was just ok. Butler was hard working and wanted to please.
Travel Advisor:  William Hall

Silver Explorer

By: Bill

Reviewed on: 20 Feb 2020

Expedition crew were excellent and very knowledgeable. All other crew members were very friendly and always helpful. Nothing was too much trouble. Dining and food were top class and our cabin was comfortable and well serviced.