Silversea built its reputation as an operator of luxury cruise holidays on small ships, but since acquiring Silver Explorer (formerly Prince Albert II) it has opened up a whole new world to adventure-seeking travellers looking for exhilarating experiences with its programme of expedition cruises.
The Silver Explorer roams the world from pole to pole. Some of her adventure cruise itineraries are truly remote and off-the-beaten track. Others focus on an in-depth exploration of better known areas, opening up regions which are totally inaccessible despite being quite close to home.
Each expedition cruise features a team of leaders and lecturers whose expertise lies in the region you are visiting: they include historians, anthropologists, marine biologists, photographers, polar experts and many more. So if you have an afternoon or a day free as your vessel takes you to some even more remote island, you can spend that time listening to presentations, attending seminars, or joining an ornithologist on deck to watch the seabirds.
With a maximum of only 132 guests on board, and standards of comfort, food and service which are at the top of their game, when you travel on Silver Explorer you return from days of remarkable wildlife and cultural encounters to evenings of nurturing and self-indulgence – the perfect combination for the adventurous yet discerning traveller. Your accommodation will be spacious, with a sea view and maybe a verandah, a well-equipped bathroom, and a choice of pillows!
And if you think all this comes at a price, Silversea value is unbeatable, with all meals, drinks and gratuities included in the fare, not to mention all the zodiac expeditions, lectures and adventures ashore, and a new destination to explore every day.
In September 2013, Silversea will launch its year-round schedule of 7-day expedition voyages aboard the 100-guest, all-suite Silver Galapagos.
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