The Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers), founded nearly 200 years ago to advance geographical science, is to enhance Silversea voyages even further by providing detailed scientific and historical information to guests embarking on some of the greatest journeys around the globe.
The Society whose Royal Patron is Queen Elizabeth II, is partnering with leading luxury expedition cruise operator Silversea to share some of the world’s most important geographical research and archive material with guests travelling on Silversea expedition ships, including Silver Explorer and Silver Galapagos.
There are more than two million items in the Society’s historic Collections, including over one million maps, 500,000 photographs, 250,000 books and journals, manuscripts, and iconic artefacts which date back as far as 1482.
The Society has always been a notable supporter and communicator of the work of geographical explorers and scientists, including that of Charles Darwin, Dr David Livingstone, Robert Falcon Scott, Sir Ernest Shackleton and Sir Edmund Hillary. Its support for geographical research to understand our changing world — its environments, peoples and places — continues actively today, informing issues that range from sea level change to migration.
Silversea guests will benefit from a wide range of specialist visual and written content from the Society, enabling them to learn even more about their expeditions to destinations including Antarctica, the Arctic, the Galápagos, South America, Africa and Europe – they really are what one would call voyages of a lifetime.
Founded in 1830, the Royal Geographical Society is a respected professional body for geography and geographers and is one of the largest and most innovative geographical societies in the world, as well as the biggest in Europe. Its objective is to advance geographical science. To do so, it champions and supports field research and scientific expeditions, enhances geographical and environmental education, and raises public understanding of the world.
We wanted to share the below video with you all today, which outlines the partnership between Silversea and the Royal Geographical Society and gives more insight into what you can expect aboard Silver Explorer, Silver Galapagos and Silver Discover – Silversea’s three superb expedition ships.
For more information on Silversea Cruises and their partnership with the Royal Geographical Society, please call one of our Cruise Experts on 0800 008 6677.