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Editor's Note: Prince Albert II was renamed Silver Explorer in April 2011. Silver Explorer, a purpose-rebuilt expedition ship, makes it possible for the first time to say "polar bears and penguins" in the ...
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46 Silversea Silver Explorer Cruise Reviews

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lilpfef
Member Since 2013
1 review
23 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Silversea is one class act. All possible categories to review were excellent, so no need to spend time with details. The Captain, his crew and the Expedition team exceeded every expectation that I had for the adventure. Chef Pia ... Read more
petlover
Member Since 2003
2 reviews
1,340 forum post
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
We are experienced cruisers (over 600 nights most of these on Regent) but this was our first experience on an Expedition cruise. It was amazing and surreal seeing all the beauty and wildlife Antarctica offers. We quickly fell in love ... Read more
lithlith
Member Since 2009
10 reviews
309 forum posts
6 helpful votes
My husband and I were on the Silversea Explorer for the December 22, 2015 to January 3, 2016 trip to the Falkland Islands and Antarctica. We flew in a few days early to Buenos Aires to just in case there were any issues with our ... Read more
DallasMaui
Member Since 2013
1 review
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
Where to begin...We have gone on 10 Cruises with Silverseas and have always been satisfied..but this was totally different. If you are not the explorer / outdoors type of person then maybe you should not do this cruise. Here is my ... Read more
DC69
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
This cruise was greatly anticipated after a fantastic experience on Silver Explorer in Antarctica. Started off badly with the hotel we stayed in as part of the package in Oslo. The Radisson Blu - what a dump. A tired and sad hotel in need ... Read more
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PaulMCO
Member Since 2008
10 reviews
1,896 forum post
1 helpful vote
General Overall Impression: We were deeply disappointed in the expedition portion of the cruise. We missed 50% of the cruise due to excessive ice in Scoresbysund. Silversea’s answer was to do more in Iceland. We did not pay to ... Read more
Victator
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
The cover of the Silverseas brochure features a polar bear and when you book an Arctic cruise that's what you expect to find.Yes, we were privileged to sight a bear or two, but no we didn’t have crowds of bears queueing up on the ... Read more
Jean Reed
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We went on a Silver Sea expedition cruise to Svalbard in July 2015. Our ship the Silver Explorer was a beautiful ship and our service by the crew was wonderful. The issue started when our mandatory charter flight to Longyearbyen was not ... Read more
tgh
Member Since 2005
1 review
229 forum posts
0 helpful votes
With many SilverSea negatives in the forums ,and the memories of the Silver Discoverer hotel dept shortcomings still fresh ; our recent Silver Explorer cruise provides a timely opportunity to review. We found the ship and it's crew to ... Read more
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labrasett
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2015
We sailed from Ushuaia to Cape Town via Falklands, South Georgia and Tristan da Cunha. The ship was less than half full, probably because there are many sea days and it is basically a re-positioning cruise but with such a difference. ... Read more

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Somerset17
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2015
The Explorer is we feel the best of the 3 Silversea Expedition Ships Having said that I think it is important to say that some passengers/guests expect the Expedition Fleet of Silversea to mirror in terms of service and food and ... Read more
herky
Member Since 2008
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We went with Celebrity Expeditions to the Galapagos about 8 years ago and thought that experience could not be topped. We were wrong. I did extensive research on all the different Antarctic cruises. Most cost the same, all have zodiacs ... Read more
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Otis
Member Since 2001
2 reviews
88 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2014
We selected the Explorer for our Classic Antarctica cruise, a bit apprehensively, as our only previous SS experience was a disappointing cruise on the Shadow. Still, we were looking for that sweet spot of comfort, education and adventure ... Read more
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tharma21
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We travelled as a family of 5 on the Explorer for a 10 day cruise , from Tromso and ended on Svalbard. Our time in Tromso was independent of Silversea, its a small northern city. Small arctic museum which makes for a nice morning to ... Read more
ahp2123
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We took the 14-cruise, which started with a charter flight from Oslo to Longyearben, and included Svalbard, Greenland and Iceland. Although we received numerous extreme warnings from Silversea about how luggage limitations would be ... Read more

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rosec168
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
It is one of the most boring cruise I have been on. Program is poorly executed and pre and post cruise program and schedule waste a lot of time for nothing. Charter flight to Longbyen is inconvenient for both embarkation and ... Read more
Always_at_Sea
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
It was much trepidation that we booked this Silverseas cruise in the Arctic. Marketing and brochures were fantastic. We arrived in Tromso. Tried boarding the ship, but first hurdle was a harbour security officer who overstepped the ... Read more
Prouss1
Member Since 2012
5 reviews
4 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I’ll start this review so that readers have an understanding of my background: late 30s couple, travel 3 months of the year, and have done over 100 cruises in my lifetime. I can enjoy the finer things in life as well as an outdoor ... Read more
ajgeb
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was my third cruise on a Silversea ship, and the second on the Explorer. The itinerary was fabulous, and the expedition staff was utterly superb; many of them were PhDs. There were frequent lectures, and many of the lecturers were at ... Read more
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noscare
Member Since 2007
1 review
30 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Transfers seemed well organized and someone was always there to answer questions should you have any. It was a smooth process from us flying into Quito to embarkation. Cabins were not redone (I believe bathrooms were). Quite tired, and ... Read more

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carefreecruise
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
279 forum posts
0 helpful votes
SHIP  100 Passenger with a crew of 70, recently refurbished during a quick two week wet dock. Ship looks tired and miss kept with rust showing on many parts, broken stair parts, brass parts not shined left to turn green, holes in the ... Read more
bc9966
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2013
The Silver Explorer is a nice ship with an excellent crew. The food was as good as on other Silversea ships which means it was very good. The service was outstanding. This was the least expensive cabin category and the cabin was more than ... Read more
Mike2131
Member Since 2004
12 reviews
2,721 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I want to state right up front that we have to take part of the blame for our dissatisfaction with the cruise. We booked the itinerary. Silver Explorer was our favorite ship, but her capabilities were totally wasted on this fully ... Read more
summerinitaly
Member Since 2009
6 reviews
27 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I recently returned from an amazing foodie experience that included tasting ports in Portugal, tapas and seafood in Galicia, oysters in Brittany, Calvados in Normandy, grand Cru wine in Bordeaux and regional cheeses, fish, sausages, ... Read more
fudge
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
250 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Day 1 After a very long journey from Cyprus (Europe) we arrived at BA EZE international airport. We may have been unlucky, but the queues for passport control were very long, one hour to get through (eye and fingerprint recognition). ... Read more
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