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Silver Explorer Review

5.0 / 5.0
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More Than Just a Cruise; the Experience of a Lifetime.

Review for Silver Explorer to the Arctic
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6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Jul 2015
Cabin: Silver Suite
Ice cruising
On the ice cap - 1,000 kilometres south of the North Pole
Grazing reindeer
On the Polar Watch
Walking on thin ice
Our polar bear
A bevvy of sunbaking walruses
On the ice cap - 1,000 kms south of the North Pole
Hot Rock dining
Someone floating past our cabin window

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 deck all hours of the night and day.

An Arctic cruise is more about the beauty of nature. The wildlife you meet on the way are a special treat. I would like to share a few precious Arctic memories which have enriched our lives.

“The essence of our journey was encapsulated on Day Two. We were sitting in the zodiac surrounded by glaciers. “Let’s take a moment to listen to the silence” whispers Franz our guide. We put the present on pause, to exist in this special place in time where only glaciers can bear the brunt of history and gulls soaring overhead shriek with laughter at the funny humans in zodiacs below.

Cabin Review

Silver Suite

I hugely recommend to pay extra an ensure you have a cabin with a balcony.

There's nothing like leaning overboard to photograph the insides of those icebergs close up!

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