Silver Explorer is a purpose-built expedition ship offering itineraries in several of the world’s most remote regions, including Antarctica, the Arctic, and the Pacific Islands.
Silver Explorer joined the Silversea Cruises fleet in 2007 and was the luxury cruise operator’s first expedition vessel. Equipped with an ice-strengthened hull and a fleet of 12 Zodiacs, she offers a high standard of service and comfort for no more than 144 guests.
Although small, Silver Explorer provides guests with a luxurious onboard experience. The all-suite accommodation is spacious, with many of the available categories boasting a sizable private balcony. The onboard dining venues offer enough variety to satisfy even the most discerning palettes, while the ship’s public areas and various lounges allow enough room for personal time or mingling with fellow travellers.
Exploration is at the heart of the Silver Explorer experience. Therefore the ship is ideal for couples and solo travellers looking to discover off-the-beaten-path regions on an all-inclusive ship. To further enhance your adventure, all Silver Explorer cruises are accompanied by an Expedition Team who will lead daily briefings, Zodiac trips and shore excursions.
To find out more about Silver Explorer, please call our Voyage Consultants on 0800 008 6677. Alternatively, please make an online enquiry for your preferred cruise.
Silver Explorer Accommodation
There are eight suite categories on Silver Explorer. All of the suites provide a comfortable space to relax and sleep, with in-suite dining available should you choose to do so.
The suite categories are as follows:
- Adventurer Suite
- Explorer Suite
- View Suite
- Vista Suite
- Veranda Suite
- Medallion Suite
- Grand Suite
- Owner’s Suite
Every suite includes an array of amenities, including a marbled ensuite bathroom, flatscreen television, sitting area, minibar, and ample storage space.
Silver Explorer Dining
There are two dining venues on Silver Explorer. Located on Deck 4, The Restaurant is the ship’s main dining room and is open for all meals throughout the day. Breakfast and lunch are buffet-style, while dinner is table service. The cuisine served in The Restaurant is a mix of regionally-inspired dishes and international favourites.
The second dining venue is The Grill. During the day, The Grill serves burgers, sandwiches and gourmet salads, with alfresco dining available should you choose to do so. In the evening, The Grill offers an excellent alternative to The Restaurant and offers fresh meats, fish, and vegetables prepared and cooked on a lava stone at your table.
Activities, Entertainment & Facilities
The majority of the day-to-day activities you can enjoy on a Silver Explorer cruise revolve around the itinerary and the region you are sailing. Therefore, the ship’s Explorer Lounge is a popular spot and is where most of the Expedition Team’s daily briefings take place.
Silversea endeavours to provide Zodiac trips twice daily, and – weather permitting – these represent the best way to explore and witness landscapes and wildlife many seldom see. Depending on the itinerary, you may also enjoy hikes and kayaking excursions to landmarks and places of interest.
Should relaxation be a priority – especially after a days’ adventures – you’ll find no shortage of options on Silver Explorer. Tor’s Observation Lounge provides bar service and sweeping panoramic views of the ocean and passing landscapes, while the Panorama Lounge is the perfect spot for a nightcap or a catch up with your fellow explorers. Best of all is the ship’s Zagara Spa, which offers a range of high-end treatments, including massages, facials and body wraps.
With discovery and adventure at the forefront of the experience, you will find that the evening entertainment on Silver Explorer is relatively low key. Cocktails in one of the ship’s lounges are popular with many guests, while others decide to get an early night so that they are fresh and ready for the next day.
Other facilities include a beauty salon, the Connoisseur’s Corner (for cigars and cognac), a fitness centre, a boutique and a swimming pool.
Suite Area: 167 sq. ft (15 sq m)
The Adventure Suite offers a cosy environment in which to relax following a day of exploration. Natural light is provided via two porthole windows, while the marbled bathroom benefits from a shower and a choice of luxurious amenities.
The Adventurer Suite facilities on Silver Explorer also include a flatscreen television, a minibar, personalised stationery, and a sitting area.
Suite Area: 190sq. ft (18 sq m)
Located on Deck 4 in a forward position, the Explorer Suite offers a large picture window and a sitting area slightly more spacious than the one found in the Adventurer Suite.
The Explorer Suite facilities on Silver Explorer also include a flatscreen television, a minibar, personalised stationery, and a sitting area.
Suite Area: 192sq. ft (18 sq m)
The View Suite on Silver Explorer offers the same amenities as the Explorer Suite, albeit on a larger scale.
Suite Area: 192sq. ft (18 sq m)
The exact size as the View Suite, the Vista Suite benefits from a larger panoramic window. Cosy and comfortable, the Vista Suite is located on Deck 4 of Silver Explorer.
The Vista Suite facilities on Silver Explorer also include a flatscreen television, a minibar, personalised stationery, and a sitting area.
Suite Area: 216sq. ft (20 sq m)
The lowest suite category with a private veranda on Silver Explorer, the Veranda Suite is a firm favourite with many Silversea enthusiasts. Enjoy the views provided by floor-to-ceiling glass doors and savour the space of the sizable sitting area.
The Veranda Suite facilities on Silver Explorer also include a flatscreen television, a minibar, a writing desk with personalised stationery, and a sitting area.
Suite Area: 390-400 sq. ft. (36-37 m sq)
The Expedition Suite is the biggest accommodation option without a private balcony on Silver Explorer and instead boasts two large windows. The bathroom benefits from a bath/hot tub combination and an overhead shower.
The Expedition Suite facilities on Silver Explorer also include a flatscreen television, a minibar, a writing desk with personalised stationery, and a sitting area.
Suite Area: 400 sq. ft. (37 m sq)
The spacious Medallion Suite on Silver Explorer will provide everything you need for a comfortable voyage. Boasting a private veranda that stretches along the length of the suite, there’s nothing quite like waking up to a different view every day.
The Medallion Suite facilities on Silver Explorer also include a flatscreen television, a minibar, a writing desk with personalised stationery, and a sitting area.
The Discoverer Suite on Silver Explorer is available as a one-bedroom configuration, or as two-bedrooms when connected to an adjacent Veranda Suite. The Discoverer Suite boasts two large picture windows, a separate master bedroom and a sizable living area.
Suite Area: 390-400 sq. ft. (36-37 m sq)
The Silver Suite on Silver Explorer offers the same facilities as the Expedition Suite, albeit with 2 French balconies.
Grand 1 Suite
Suite Area: 618 sq. ft. (57 m sq)
Elegantly indulgent, Silver Explorer’s Grand Suite offers a separate master bedroom and ample living room space, complete with an extensive veranda and ensuite bathroom boasting a full-size bath.
The Grand Suite facilities on Silver Explorer also include a flatscreen television, a minibar, a writing desk with personalised stationery, and a sitting area.
Owner’s 1 Suite
Suite Area: 728 sq. ft. (67 m sq)
The Owner’s Suites found on Silversea ships are some of the most luxurious at sea. Choose to cruise in an Owner’s Suite on Silver Explorer and enjoy an apartment-style living space boasting a large master bedroom and spacious ensuite facilities. You will also be treated a nice of dining at the Captain’s Table.
The Owner’s Suite facilities on Silver Explorer also include a flatscreen television, a minibar, a writing desk with personalised stationery, an Illy® espresso machine, and a sitting area.