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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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fudge
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
266 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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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cocol
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2012
It was my second cruise with Silversea but my very first time experiencing an expedition voyage. I must say it has been the best trip of my lifeDestination: extraordinaryCrew staff: incredibleCaptain: extremely friendly and very ... Read more
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BFelix
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Not rated Sailed December 2012
We travelled as one of 4 couples - of the eight of us, we were the only Silversea/cruising novices. Turns out many of the passengers were returning guests, and/or planned to book again on the Silver Explorer for future expeditions. We ... Read more
stealthcritic
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2012
We booked this cruise to West Africa as soon as it was advertised. The ports of called were just what we were looking for. Stops in West Africa that were no easily accessible. We were not expecting great luxury since this is Silver seas ... Read more
celticruiser
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2012
We spent 1 1/2 days in Tromso on our own prior to embarking. The Arctic Church and the cable car to top of mountain to overlook all of Tromso and surrounds are musts! From embarkation to debarkation, this was a terrific trip. ... Read more

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boomerone
Member Since 2010
21 reviews
602 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2012
We decided to book the Arctic expedition on Silver Explorer with 2 other couples we met during our December 2010 Antarctica expedition on Prince Albert II (these are the same vessels). The Arctic expedition was spectacular for many ... Read more
GoWithGrace
Member Since 2011
1 review
6 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2012
Cruised on the Silverseas Explorer leaving Longyearbyen Norway 25 June 2012 and finishing in Tromso Norway on 5 July 2012. I greatly enjoyed the "expedition" aspect of this cruise and the itinerary covering hard to reach territory in the ... Read more
HDS
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
511 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We traveled back-to-back cruises, Antarctica and the Chilean fjords, on the Silver Explorer in February/March 2012. The brilliant expedition team; marine biologist, geologists, ornithologist, botanist, historian were available to answer ... Read more
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mdbasile
Member Since 2010
1 review
17 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Antarctica is a very special place. We very much wanted to go, but as someone who does not cruise we were a little ?? about having to take a cruise to do it. Note: there are other options, but they are extraordinarily expensive, one ... Read more
bevbr
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2012
This was a trip we had been planning for some time and our expectations were very high. the transfer flight to Ushaia was fine and boarding was a quick as possible onsidering all the passengers arrived at once. Our Expedition Suite was ... Read more
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ssmith98
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
50 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I want to first state the expedition quality of this cruise was fantastic. The scientists onboard, lectures, zodiac tours and landings were beyond wonderful. The cabin was equal to any onboard Holland America or a Viking or Avalon river ... Read more
labrasett
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2011
I feel compelled to write a review although it is now 2 1/2 years since we went on the ship. I am amazed at some of the poor reviews the ship has received. If you go on an expedition cruise on a small expedition ship you cannot expect the ... Read more
worldtrav
Member Since 2011
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Pros's: Well kept ship, Some very experienced expedition leaders; Klaus (knew his birds and loved sharing his knowledge, worked around the clock to spot wildlife), Peter (experienced and knew his stuff), Claudia and Chris (he spotted the ... Read more
johnz2@sympatico.ca
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Antarctica is a once in a lifetime experience. Having read the critiques preceding ours we expected much more from Prince Albert II. Yes, Antarctica is breathtaking, a natural wonder affordable only to a minuscule percentage of the world's ... Read more
boomerone
Member Since 2010
21 reviews
602 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We have realized the thrill of visiting Antarctica, our 7th continent, and thanks to the weather, new friends we made on the sailing, the professional crew, and the extraordinary service we received each day, we doubt this cruise will ever ... Read more

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Mike2131
Member Since 2004
13 reviews
2,738 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Never having been to the Arctic, taken an expedition cruise of any kind, or sailed with Silversea, this was a true voyage of firsts for us. The experience was incredible and I can assure you it will not be our last expedition cruise or ... Read more
Lirio
Member Since 2009
1 review
337 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2010
Prince Albert II Review Ushuaia - Antarctic Peninsula - South Georgia - Falkland Islands 16-day Cruise March 8 to 26, 2010 Background This was our second cruise ever - the first one was a 4-night/3-day expedition cruise through the ... Read more
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jpalbny
Member Since 2009
1 review
2,943 forum posts
0 helpful votes
DW and I had done 19 previous cruises to the usual places (Caribbean, Mediterranean, Alaska, etc) and recently visited Iceland and Greenland on a Transatlantic cruise. The scenery was fantastic and got us thinking about visiting ... Read more
acesupp2001
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Trip of a Lifetime II - Prince Albert II The Prince Albert II is a luxurious expedition ship with 5 star cuisine and outstanding attention to detail and service. It offers the ambiance and beautiful lines of a large private yacht, not a ... Read more
acesupp2001
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2008
Silversea Prince Albert II My wife and I sailed on the Silversea Prince Albert II to Antarctica December 11 to December 21st 2008. This was the trip of a lifetime for us. My wife and I are both in our mid 50's and have been on several ... Read more

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hemisflower
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The Prince Albert II reigns as the best expedition ship afloat. Despite her name, she - no ship can be male - is the Queen of expedition vessels. This isn't surprising as the Prince Albert II is the latest vessel added to the Silversea ... Read more
jjjbr
Member Since 2006
1 review
85 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We embarked in Reykjavik, Iceland, a lovely city, on a clear summer day with temperatures well into the 70's, after following SS's Arctic packing list for long underwear, layers, and sweaters, wondering if we would have occasion to use any ... Read more
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