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Silver Explorer

Silver Explorer

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A purpose-built luxury expedition ship, Silversea's 132-guest Silver Explorer (previously named Prince Albert II), has been designed specifically to navigate through the waters of some of the world's most remote destinations. In fact, this all-oceanview vessel has a strengthened hull with a Lloyd's Register ice-class notation (1A) for passenger vessels, enabling it to safely and easily push through ice flows.

Being an all-inclusive product, gratuities, dining and beverages (including fine wines and spirits) are included in the price of each Silver Explorer cruise. Also included are hosted adventures ashore and special onboard events. During each cruise Silversea will provide a team of explorers, scientists, authors, photographers and destination experts at your side as you explore remarkable destinations.

Guests sailing on a Silver Explorer cruise can make use of the Zodiac boats aboard the ship, allowing them to visit off-the-beaten path locations as Silversea's Expedition Team provides expert insight and understanding of the destination being explored. Guests will be provided with a complimentary parka (on Polar voyages) and water-resistant backpack, adding to their authentic expedition experience.

A butler is available to pamper each guest sailing aboard Silver Explorer. This ship's accommodations are among the largest of any expedition cruise ship, and are appointed with luxurious amenities such as in-suite bar setups, and marble baths with tubs. Many suites also have a French balcony or large private veranda.

With a crew to guest ratio of nearly 1 to 1, each guest receives the exemplary service that Silversea Cruises is so well known for. Dining is open seating and there is casual attire worn on board, creating a relaxed atmosphere during the cruise. In fact, it's so casual on board Silver Explorer, that guests are welcome to visit the bridge during most hours of the day (while the ship is at sea). A convenient dining option is 24-hour room service, with no charge or tipping needed. The gourmet menus available in the ship's main dining venue, The Restaurant, have specialty dishes that are the result of a collaboration between Silversea and their preferred culinary partner, Relais & Cháteaux.

Silver Explorer Facts

Inaugural Year: 1989
Refurbished Year: 2008
Tonnage (GRT): 6,072
Country of Registration: Bahamas
Guest Occupancy*: 132
Crew: 111
Crew-to-Passenger Ratio: 1 to 1.2
Length: 354 feet
Width: 52 feet
Passenger Decks: 5
Cruising Speed: 14 knots

Staterooms
Total: 66
Suites, with balcony: 20
Suites, without balcony: 46
Ocean View, with balcony: 0
Ocean View, without balcony: 0
Inside: 0

Accessible Staterooms: 0

Dining Type: Open

Casino: Yes

*Based on double occupancy
Ship Highlights

All Ocean-View Accommodations
Every luxurious stateroom aboard Silver Explorer has an ocean view, a fantastic complement to the spaciousness and elegance of each room. Many staterooms and suites also have a veranda.

A Butler for Everyone
All guests sailing aboard Silver Explorer have the service of a butler available to them. This is a great perk, as it will ensure that you receive the personal attention that you deserve.

All-Inclusive Pricing
What makes a Silver Explorer cruise a great value is how much is included in the pricing of the cruise. As mentioned above, tipping is not expected on any Silversea cruise, and included in the price of each cruise are gratuities, select shore excursions, fine wines, champagnes, spirits, bottled water, soft drinks and specialty coffees.

Silver Explorer Deals

Check out the cruise deals that we have available on Silver Explorer cruises:
Low Price Guarantee on all Silversea Cruises

Low Price Guarantee on all Silver Explorer Cruises!

Book any Silver Explorer cruise with us and you'll get the best deal possible! Because of our "Low Price Guarantee," nobody beats our Silver Explorer cruise prices, so look around and you're sure to find the best Silver Explorer cruise deal possible when booking with us!
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Onboard Credit Sale!

Get up to thousands in Onboard Credit when you book a Silver Explorer cruise with us. The value of the Onboard Credit depends on the particular cruise and accommodations you book. Onboard Credit values are listed on Step 3 of the online booking process.
Silversea Cruise Deals

Low Single Supplements

Only available for a limited time, solo travelers that book select Silver Explorer cruises won't have to pay the typical single supplement fee. Contact us for applicable sailings.
No Booking Fees on Silversea Cruises

No Booking Fees!

We do not charge booking fees on any cruises! You're sure to enjoy an affordable Silver Explorer cruise when booking with us!
Our special offers on Silversea Explorer may not be combinable. Certain restrictions apply to each offer. View terms and conditions during the online booking process.
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Pricing listed above is per person, based on double occupancy in the least expensive accommodations available, are subject to change, may not reflect the most recent pricing, and get updated daily at 4:00 am. Prices don't reflect discounts and special promotions that you may qualify for. Go to Step 3 of the online booking process to view the live pricing and latest sales. Government taxes and fees are additional (viewable on Step 5).
Suites
Guests staying in a suite aboard Silver Explorer benefit from the following special amenities:
• Pommery Champagne upon arrival
• Twice daily suite service plus turndown nightly
• Large picture window or balcony
• Fresh fruit and flowers
• European bath amenities
• Fine bed linens
• Personal safe
• Premium mattresses your choice of pillow
• Beverage cabinet stocked daily to your preferences
• Writing desk with personalized stationary
• Expedition binoculars
• Hair dryer
• Plush robes and slippers
• Direct-dial telephone
Grand Suite Grand Suite (Category GS)
Approximate Size: 675 square feet
Located on: Deck 7

Silver Explorer's most premium suites are located in premier corner locations on deck 7, ensuring that each moment is pure bliss. Grand Suites feature teak veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors, living room with sitting area, twin beds or queen-sized bed, separate dining area, Marble appointed bathroom one with full-sized bath and separate shower, walk-in wardrobe with personal safe, vanity table with hair dryer and writing desk. Additional stateroom amenities include Flat screen television with interactive video, on-demand movies and music, and satellite news programming, direct-dial telephone, WiFi Internet access for a nominal fee, complimentary butler service, and complimentary laundry service.
Owner Suite Owner Suite (Category OS)
Approximate Size: 625 square feet
Located on: Deck 7

These are among the most coveted suites on board Silver Explorer, with sweeping views, they also present a wealth of amenities, ensuring that each moment is a pure delight. These staterooms feature teak veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors, living room with sitting area, twin beds or queen-sized bed, separate dining area, Marble appointed bathroom one with full-sized bath and separate shower, walk-in wardrobe with personal safe, vanity table with hair dryer and writing desk. Additional stateroom amenities include Flat screen television with interactive video, on-demand movies and music, and satellite news programming, direct-dial telephone, WiFi Internet access for a nominal fee, complimentary butler service, and complimentary laundry service.
Silver Suite Silver Suite (Category SS)
Approximate Size: 460 square feet
Located on: Deck 5

Silver Suites feature two French balconies with floor-to-ceiling glass doors, living room (with convertible sofa to accommodate an additional guest), sitting area, two twin beds that can be converted to a queen-sized bed, Marble appointed bathroom with full-sized bath and separate shower, walk-in wardrobe with personal safe, vanity table with hair dryer, writing desk, Flat screen television with interactive video, on-demand movies and music, and satellite news programming, direct-dial telephone and WiFi Internet access for a nominal fee.
Expedition Suite Expedition Suite (Category ES)
Approximate Size: 460 square feet
Located on: Decks 3 and 4

Located exclusively on decks 3 and 4 of Silver Explorer, the Expedition Suites are designed for maximum space with 460-square-feet. All Expedition Suites feature two view windows, living room (with convertible sofa to accommodate an additional guest), sitting area, twin beds or queen-sized bed, Marble appointed bathroom with full-sized bath and separate shower, walk-in wardrobe with personal safe, writing desk, flat screen television with interactive video, on-demand movies and music, and satellite news programming, direct-dial telephone and WiFi Internet access for a nominal fee.
Medallion Suite Medallion Suite (Category MS)
Approximate Size: 351 square feet
Located on: Deck 7

Medallion Suites feature every imaginable creature comfort, much like world-class hotel, featuring a teak veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors, sitting area, twin beds or queen-sized bed, Marble appointed bathroom with full-sized bath and separate shower, writing desk, Flat screen television with interactive video, on-demand movies and music, and satellite news programming, Direct-dial telephone and WiFi Internet access for a nominal fee.
Veranda Suite Veranda Suite (Category VH)
Approximate Size: 230 square feet
Located on: Deck 5

All Veranda Suites feature a private French balcony with floor-to-ceiling glass doors to enjoy beautiful oceanic views, sitting area, twin beds or queen-sized bed, Marble appointed bathroom with tub/shower combination, writing desk, flat screen television with interactive video, on-demand movies and music, and satellite news programming, direct-dial telephone and WiFi Internet access for a nominal fee.
Vista Suite Vista Suite (Category VS)
Approximate Size: 230 square feet
Located on: Deck 4

Vista Suites feature a large picture window providing panoramic ocean views located midship, and view window cabins located by the forward deck area, comfortable sitting area, queen-sized bed or two twin beds, Marble appointed bathroom with tub/shower combination, writing desk, flat screen television with interactive video, on-demand movies and music, and satellite news programming, direct-dial telephone, WiFi Internet access for a nominal fee.
View Suite View Suite (Category VS)
Approximate Size: 230 square feet
Located on: Deck 3

View Suites feature every imaginable creature comfort, much like world-class hotel, featuring a view window, sitting area, queen-size bed or two twin beds, Marble appointed bathroom with tub/shower combination, writing desk, flat screen television with interaction video, on-demand movies and music, and satellite news programming, direct-dial telephone and WiFi Internet access for a nominal fee.
Explorer Class Explorer Class (Category EC)
Approximate Size: 185-275 square feet
Located on: Deck 4

All Explorer Class cabins feature every imaginable creature comfort featuring a view window, sitting area, queen-size bed or two twin beds, Marble appointed bathroom with tub/shower combination, writing desk, flat screen television with interaction video, on-demand movies and music, and satellite news programming, direct-dial telephone and WiFi Internet access for a nominal fee.
Adventurer Class Adventurer Class (Category AC)
Approximate Size: 175-184 square feet
Located on: Deck 3

All Adventurer Class cabins feature every imaginable creature comfort featuring two porthole windows, sitting area, queen-size bed or two twin beds, Marble appointed bathroom with tub/shower combination, writing desk, flat screen television with interaction video, on-demand movies and music, and satellite news programming, direct-dial telephone and WiFi Internet access for a nominal fee.


All stateroom descriptions are subject to change. Photos provided are not guaranteed to accurately represent the room listed. Some staterooms in the same category may have different furniture arrangements or be a different size than listed. We reserve the right to correct errors. Please verify all details with the cruise line directly.

Silver Explorer Deck Plans

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Deck 7
Deck 6
Deck 5
Deck 4
Deck 3


Category Legend
Grand Suite Grand Suite
Owner Suite Owner Suite
Silver Suite Silver Suite
Expedition Suite Expedition Suite
Medallion Suite Medallion Suite
Veranda Suite Veranda Suite
Vista Suite Vista Suite
View Suite View Suite
Explorer Class Explorer Class
V3 Adventurer Class


Deck Plan Key
Symbol Third Guest Capacity Suite


The deck plans of Silver Explorer provided on this page are subject to change. We reserve the right to correct errors. Please verify all information with Silversea Cruises directly.
Deck 6
Silver Explorer Deck Plans

Silver Explorer Photo Gallery

Here's a look at some of the highlights of Silver Explorer:
For photos of staterooms, please click the accommodations tab provided above. Ship is subject to modifications.
The Restaurant
The Restaurant
Outdoor Grill
Outdoor Grill
Internet Café
Internet Café
Connoisseur's Corner
Connoisseur's Corner
Observation Lounge
Observation Lounge
Panorama Lounge
Panorama Lounge
Fitness Center
Fitness Center
The Spa at Silversea
The Spa at Silversea
The Theater
The Theater
 
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