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Silver Explorer

Capacity
144
Crew
118
Tonnage
6,130 GT
Length
108 m
First voyage
1989
Decks
5

Silver Explorer is an expedition ship operated by Silversea Cruises. The ship typically hosts cruises to Norway, the South Pacific, and Antarctica. It is the first ship of Silversea involving in expedition cruising.

Design and construction

Silver Explorer is a 1A ice-rated vessel. She carries up to 144 passengers in 72 cabins. The ship was built by the yards of Rauma-Repola,... Read more

Silver Explorer

Cruiseline: 
Capacity (DO): 
144
Crew: 
118
Tonnage: 
6,130 GT
Length: 
108 m
Beam: 
15.6 m
First voyage: 
1989
Decks: 
5

Silver Explorer is an expedition ship operated by Silversea Cruises. The ship typically hosts cruises to Norway, the South Pacific, and Antarctica. It is the first ship of Silversea involving in expedition cruising.

Design and construction

Silver Explorer is a 1A ice-rated vessel. She carries up to 144 passengers in 72 cabins. The ship was built by the yards of Rauma-Repola, of Rauma, Finland, and launched on 3 February 1989. She operated under several names before being acquired by Society Expeditions, who operated her under the names World Adventurer and World Discoverer. the ship was launched service in 1994, and it was the first luxury to branch off in the expedition market in 2008 with the Silver Explorer.

She was purchased by Silversea Cruises in autumn 2007, and underwent a multimillion-pound refit at Fincantieri, Trieste. In June 2008, at a ceremony in Monte Carlo attended by Prince Albert II of Monaco, she was re-christened Prince Albert II. She then sailed to London to embark passengers for an inaugural cruise. Silver Explorer was refurbished in 2017, expanding its passenger capacity to 144 in 72 cabins, While on 21 April 2020, Silversea launched a new measures for the ship to offer unprecedented flexibility to the passengers.

Prince Albert II was renamed Silver Explorer in late April 2011 in order to align with the fleet's other vessels which all have the word Silver in their name.

Silversea launched an event Sell and Sail Free promotion, inviting also U.S. and Canada travel agents in February 2020.

Service

Silver Explorer operates polar adventure cruises lasting between 10 and 27 days. In the summer she cruises in the Arctic Circle and the Northeast Passage with calls at the Svalbard archipelago, Iceland and Greenland. During the northern hemisphere autumn and winter, she cruises off South America and Antarctica. She is the world's first ultra-luxury cruise ship to sail to Antarctica.

In 2018, the ship anchored at Coos Bay and docked in North Bend, chartered by a group of golfers of 130 golfers. In 2019, the ship was successful for crossing the Northwest Passage for the first time in Arctic pack ice, being also accompanied by a Russian icebreaker. In December 2019, the ship made a maiden voyage to Sokcho, South Korea as the first Silversea ship to visit the port.

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Attractions on Silver Explorer


Boutique

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Exceptional shopping experiences do not end in the cosmopolitan cities we visit. Silversea’s striking new shipboard boutiques, reimagined and redesigned by famed Italian architect Tiziano Vudafieri...

Panorama Lounge

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The Panorama Lounge is specially designed to provide an uninterrupted view of the day’s destination from the comfort of the cruise ship’s interior. This is an ideal place to unwind, listen to the p...

Connoisseur's Corner

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The Connoisseur’s Corner offers exceptional cognacs along with a premium selection of cigars for purchase.

Tor-s Observation Library

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Located on Deck 6 high atop the ship, the Tor’s Observation Library offers panoramic views. Here you will find comfortable seats to enjoy a beverage and watch the ever-changing view throughout your...

Explorer Lounge

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Gather in The Explorer Lounge to hear fascinating tales of adventure or to learn about the region’s endemic wildlife and remarkable nature. Lectures and seminars are presented by knowledgeable expe...

Zagara Spa

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Relax your body and mind with a wide range of soothing spa therapies including facials, body wraps and massages. Sauna and steam rooms are perfect for relaxing before your spa treatment or after a ...

Reception

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This reception area welcomes guests to speak with a staff member should they have a question or require any service during the cruise. Assistance is available 24 hours a day.

The Grill

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One of the healthiest cuisines to exist, The Grill features lava stone cooking at its finest. Sourced from volcanic rock and placed in an oven to reach an optimum temperature of 400?C, The Grill in...

Lobby

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This central lobby area welcomes guests to speak with a Guest Relations specialist should they have a question or require any service. Assistance is available 24 hours a day on the best cruise line.

Whirlpool

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Chaise lounges arranged in the sun or shade. Bubbling whirlpool.