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Antarctica expedition cruises

Silver Explorer

Silver Explorer was designed specifically as an expedition cruise ship for navigating in some of the world's most remote destinations, including both polar regions.

Class: Antarctic Category 1
Style: Luxury polar expedition
Passengers: 144 maximum
Length: 354 ft
Cruising speed: 14 knots

Cabin prices:

Introducing 'Silver Explorer'

A strengthened hull with a Lloyd's Register ice-class notation (1A) for passenger vessels enables the Silver Explorer Expedition Cruise Ship to safely push through ice floes with ease. A fleet of Zodiac boats allows guests to visit even the most off-the-beaten path locations and an expert Expedition Team provides insight and understanding to each unforgettable Silver Explorer luxury cruise adventure.

On board 'Silver Explorer'

Cabins

Silver Explorer cabin Owner's Suite

Owner's Suite

Number of cabins of this type: 2

Bed configuration: twin beds, or a double bed

Silver Explorer cabin Grand Suite

Grand Suite

Number of cabins of this type: 2

Bed configuration: twin beds, or a double bed

Silver Explorer cabin Silver Suite

Silver Suite

Number of cabins of this type: 6

Bed configuration: twin beds, or a double bed

Silver Explorer cabin Medallion Suite

Medallion Suite

Number of cabins of this type: 2

Bed configuration: twin beds, or a double bed

Silver Explorer cabin Expedition Suite

Expedition Suite

Number of cabins of this type: 8

Bed configuration: twin beds, or a double bed

Silver Explorer cabin Veranda Suite

Veranda Suite

Number of cabins of this type: 8

Bed configuration: twin beds, or a double bed

Silver Explorer cabin Vista Suite

Vista Suite

Number of cabins of this type: 12

Bed configuration: twin beds, or a double bed

Silver Explorer cabin View Suite

View Suite

Number of cabins of this type: 12

Bed configuration: twin beds, or a double bed

Silver Explorer cabin Explorer Suite

Explorer Suite

Number of cabins of this type: 8

Bed configuration: twin beds, or a double bed

Silver Explorer cabin Adventurer Suite

Adventurer Suite

Number of cabins of this type: 5

Bed configuration: twin beds, or a double bed

Decks

Silver Explorer deck Deck 3

Deck 3

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Silver Explorer deck Deck 4

Deck 4

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Silver Explorer deck Deck 5

Deck 5

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Silver Explorer deck Deck 6

Deck 6

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Silver Explorer deck Deck 7

Deck 7

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Voyages in detail

Important

Everyone visiting Antarctica and the South Atlantic must recognise the obvious: that conditions can intervene at short notice and a voyage's planned itinerary must be altered. Make sure you read 'A very important note on published itineraries' in 'How to choose an Antarctic cruise'.

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Some of the sites that may be visited

West Point Island

(planned for Day 3)

West Point Island lies of the northwest of West Falkland. Its rich wildlife, beautiful coastline and scenic settlement and harbour make this a quintessential Falklands experience. Devil's Nose, a jagged bluff, teems with over 2000 pairs of Black-browed albatross, 500 pairs of Rockhopper penguins and a variety of sea birds including Rock cormorant. There is also a picturesque settlement and gardens on the island. If you are staying on Carcass Island, West Point island is accessible as a day excursion on MV Condor, which carries about 10 passengers and crosses to West Point in about an hour. Dolphins and birds swooping down to feed in the rich seas will keep you entertained during the crossing. On the return journey MV Condor circumnavigates West Point Island with spectacular photo opportunites.

Saunders Island

(planned for Day 3)

Saunders Island, off the north-west coast of West Falkand, draws wildlife enthusiasts from around the world.

The main attraction is the island's large Black-browed albatross colony.

Four species of breeding penguin breed here: Gentoo, Rockhopper, Magellanic and King. Rare sightings of Macaroni and Chinstrap have also been recorded.

The islands two high areas are joined by a sandy isthmus known as 'The Neck'. The northern beach is stunning, with white sand pounded by rolling surf.

Further along the coast is Rookery Mountain, where fresh water runs down cliffs to create a spray where Rockhopper penguins jostle for a spot to shower and preen.

Four species of raptor, King and Rock cormorant, Black-necked swan and other shorebirds are easily accessible from the settlement or around the island. Fin and Sei whale have been seen offshore.

Saunders Island is the location of the first settlement on the Falklands which dates from 1765. The ruins of that settlement can be seen today 2 km from Port Egmont. The island is run as an active sheep farm by its present-day owners.

Elephant Island

(planned for Day 12)

Elephant Island is where Ernst Shackleton's second-in-command, Frank Wild, sheltered together with 21 men for 105 days while Shackleton and five others sailed off to look for help after their ship "The Endurance" was crushed by ice. They had landed on the part of the island, which did not get swept by the waves and therefore hosted also a penguin community, so they were able to store food for the forthcoming wait. They were eventually rescued by a Chilean ship and there is a bust erected to its captain, Luis Pardo, at Point Wild (named after Frank), which is where they sheltered. It is difficult to land here but from the boats you can get a perspective of how tiny this island was, which saved the men's lives, and you might get closer via Zodiac boats, weather permitting. Possibly, the odd glimpse of a Macaroni penguin nesting among Chinstraps or of Weddell seals that you initially mistake for rocks! Weddell seal pups are born late September to early November.

  • Reception area
  • Medical room
  • Beauty salon
  • Launderette
  • Fitness centre
  • Dining room
  • The bridge
  • Library and internet cafe
  • Panorama Lounge
  • Observation lounge
  • Theatre
  • Spa
  • Outdoor grill
  • Viewing deck
  • Butler service

Maximum number of passengers

144

Naturalist guides

Crew members

117

Overall length (ft)

354

Cruising speed

14

Gross tonnage

6072

Draft

Other technical information

Lloyd's register
Ice-class rating:1A
Crew:117/113
Officers: International
Guests: 144
Tonnage: 6,072
Length: 354 Feet/107.9 Metres
Width: 52 Feet/15.8 Metres
Speed: 14 Knots
Passenger Decks: 5
3rd Guest Capacity
Fixed Queen beds
Connecting suites
702/704, 703/705, 500/502, 501/503,
504/506, 505/507, 510/512, 511/513
Refurbished: 2009
Registry: Bahamas

This information has been provided by the boat operator and is subject to alteration

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Our prices

Prices are per person. The prices shown here are the current prices charged locally by each boat in their chosen currency. We charge our UK customers the equivalent price converted to British pounds at the current exchange rate. This helps keep prices low and protects you from currency fluctuations.

Our price promise

Our prices should be the best available anywhere. If you find a better price elsewhere please let us know: we will certainly try to match or beat it.

Complete trips

An expedition cruise is only part of your complete trip. Discuss your ideas with us. Our well-travelled experts can arrange your international flights from the UK, and design all the other parts of your trip in Argentina, Chile or elsewhere to fit the exact dates of your cruise and the things you want to do, and to make the best use of your time and budget. There is no obligation until you are ready to go ahead.

Your financial protection

By booking your trip with us you also benefit from our 100% financial protection and the knowledge that if anything goes wrong, or your plans change, our friendly experienced and resourceful travel specialists are here to help you.

Special offers

Special offers are often available (some are very generous) but they may only be open for short periods. Contact us to find out which offers are available now.

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