Silver Explorer

Thrilling, awe-inspiring and unforgettable – Silver Explorer takes just 144 privileged travellers on genuine adventures to some of the most remote regions of the planet.

What we love

The intimate Silver Explorer gives you a magical home from home as you visit places with no tourism infrastructure whatsoever. Without the ship, you simply wouldn't be able to get there. But as it is, you can travel like an intrepid explorer, but without any compromise on style or comfort.

Capacity 144 Guests
Crew 117 International Staff

Cosy, welcoming, stimulating, exciting - this ship has it all! If you enjoy the finer things in life but have an adventurous spirit, you will find yourself in congenial company on board.

  • All meals including room service and Hot Rocks on deck in the evening
  • All drinks including wines and spirits
  • Stimulating lecture programme with expert naturalists and guides
  • All excursions and zodiac rides
  • Snorkel equipment on warm water cruises
  • Silversea complimentary parka for polar itineraries
  • Voyage DVD
  • Gratuities
Year built 1989
Last refurbished 2017
Tonnage 6,072 grt
Length 354 feet
Breadth 52 feet
Cruising speed 14 knots


Silver Explorer - The Restaurant
The Restaurant
Silver Explorer - Hot Rocks restaurant
Hot Rocks
Silver Explorer - Afternoon tea in the Panorama Lounge
Panorama Lounge

You wonder how they manage to provision when sailing in such remote areas, but expect high standards of cuisine with lots of fresh fruit and vegetables, and don’t miss the al fresco alternatives.

The Restaurant

With sweeping ocean views and plenty of window seats, this stylish restaurant accommodate all guests at one leisurely open seating, enabling you to dine when and with whom you please. A lavish breakfast and lunch buffet is supplanted by a la carte dining in the evening.

Outdoor Grill

Freshly cooked grills, salads and sides are available to order at lunchtime, whilst in the evening, cook your own steaks, chops or giant prawns outside on deck, on hot rocks - plastic bib supplied! Even at zero degrees this can be great on a fine 'night' with 24 hour daylight.

Panorama Lounge

A generous afternoon tea is served in the Panorama Lounge after a busy morning ashore.

Bars and lounges

Silver Explorer - Observation Lounge

On Silver Explorer it’s all about what’s going on outside, so enjoy panoramic views from all the bars and lounges.

A social experience par excellence, you will enjoy mulling over the day's activities in the Panorama Lounge, whilst all lectures and briefings take place in the comfortable Theatre. The Observation Lounge is the perfect option when sailing somewhere exciting, but for a bit of peace and quiet or to check out the atlas, hang out in the library.


Silver Explorer - Owner's Suite
Owner's Suite
Silver Explorer - Grand Suite
Grand Suite
Silver Explorer - Vista Suite
Vista Suite
Silver Explorer - Veranda Suite
Veranda Suite

Accommodation has been beautifully designed and equipped to Silversea’s normal high standards. Every room has a view of the sea, and attentive butler service.

Owner's Suite

728 square feet of space include a teak style balcony with patio furniture plus a marbled bathroom, with full-sized bath and separate shower.

Grand Suite

618 square feet of private space including private balcony and bathroom with full size bath and separate shower.

Medallion Suite

400 square feet of private space including private balcony and bathroom with full size bath and separate shower.

Silver Suite / Exploration Suite

388 - 422 square feet of space, choose the Silver Suite with balcony or the Expedition Suite with two view windows. Bathrooms have full size bath with separate shower.

Veranda/Vista/View Suite

192 - 216 square feet of space - the Veranda suites have a French balcony, the others window only. Bathrooms have a tub/shower combination.

Explorer Suite/Adventurer Suite

157-190 square feet of space and window or porthole and bathroom with tub/shower combination.

All rooms and suites include
  • Sea view
  • Minibar
  • Butler service
  • Fine bed linens and pillow menu
  • Television with interactive video, on-demand movies and music
  • Writing desk, hair dryer and personal safe
  • iPod docking station, robes and slippers, umbrella

Onboard experiences

Silver Explorer - Going ashore in Antarctica

A Silver Explorer cruise is all about the destination, so the expedition team is key, working hard on board and ashore.

The expedition team present a daily briefing in the airy theatre, combined with quick lectures from different individuals, and more in-depth presentations during sea time. Experts in many fields - including naturalists, historians, anthropologists, biologists and more - enhance time on board and ashore.

Tours, talks and more
  • Shoreside programme including zodiac excursions, ship cruises and time ashore
  • Hikes, visits and exploration on land
  • A full programme of lectures on board
  • Daily briefings
  • Tips from the photographer
  • Special themes on certain voyages
  • Exclusive partnership with the Royal Geographical Society

Onboard facilities

Silver Explorer - Sauna

This tiny ship nevertheless is well equipped with facilities and amenities to enable you to undertake your intrepid voyage in the height of comfort.

  • Small equipped gym
  • Two whirlpools on deck
  • Tiny spa and salon
  • Comfortable lounge for meeting friends
  • Theatre for lectures and local entertainment
  • Small shop
  • Zodiacs on board for all guests to go ashore at one time
  • Boot room
  • Plenty of deck space for viewing or relaxing

Deck plans

See the deck plans

Get in touch & let us tailor-make your perfect adventure holiday

Call us on 020 7399 7630 or visit us at our comfortable offices just off London's Regent Street.

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Mundy office, Wells Street, London