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Silversea Arctic Cruise Reviews

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23 Silversea Arctic Cruise Reviews


RobC1116 avatar

RobC1116

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Loved our Greenland and Canadian Arctic cruise!

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We are experienced travelers (we've done treks in Nepal, independent travel throughout Europe, guided small-group hikes and tours in South America and Africa, and some large and small-ship cruises, including an ...
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Sail Date August 2019


markham avatar

markham

4 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Uninspiring and flat

The idea was to see a new part of the world which we did. And to learn about the climate, people and history. Firstly, we sorta enjoyed the cruise. It was what it was and we had few expectations about the ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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lpennacchi

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Very Disappointing

This was our first Silversea cruise and unfortunately it will also be our last. We recently took their 17 day cruise to Greenland, which turned out to be very disappointing. The scenery ws nice at first, but very ...
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Sail Date August 2019


sssxguy avatar

sssxguy

7 Reviews Written

49 Helpful Votes

Another great cruise but dreadful last day arrangements

Booked this cruise from Reykjavik to Greenland while onboard Silver Cloud’s first Antarctic cruise (reviewed December 2018). It was great to see familiar faces among the crew. In spite of its refurbishment, the ...
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Sail Date August 2019


gogo65 avatar

gogo65

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Enjoyable

This was our first Silversea cruise, although we have done many cruises on other lines, including an expedition cruise to Antarctica on Ponant. We had originally booked another Ponant cruise, however it was ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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BRANDYTHINGS

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Nothing short of amazing.......

We managed to book our cruise/expedition at a very good price due to a late booking, our previous cruise with Scenic Eclipse was cancelled at very short notice. Which was disappointing at the time, but Silverseas ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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bajadenny

13 Reviews Written

100 Helpful Votes

Silver Cloud Expedition Operations tarnish Silverseas service standards

Over many months prior to the cruise, my TA asked the same question of Silverseas central offices: “What are the charter flight departure and arrival times in and out of KEF?” Each time he asked, there was a ...
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Sail Date August 2018


Deb Vickers avatar

Deb Vickers

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Iceland and Greenland

We had a bucket list wish to travel to Greenland. We had been to Iceland previously and wanted to experience more of these two beautiful and remote islands. The Silver Cloud is a comfortable and sleek ship with ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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Savebythesea

2 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

The ship is perfect and the Expedition is Holiday Inn

Fabulous ship. The ship was appointed well, luxurious, clean, well serviced. The crew and management were perfect. The cuisine was remarkable. The Captain was out of the movies elegant and efficient. The expedition ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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scottmacd

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Did not live up to expectations

Since my wife and I live 6 months a year on our trawler I am not a huge fan of cruise ships. Did one Royal Carib with family years ago (eh) and one 16 passenger to Galapagos which was superb. Chose Silver Cloud ...
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Sail Date July 2018


Stac2 avatar

Stac2

2 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Not an exciting expedition

We’ve sailed several times on SilverSea and have had mixed experiences. Our favorite expedition was Antarctica; our favorite ocean cruise was The Baltic’s where we spent 3 days in St. Petersburg. We ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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ivy1819

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Perfect combination of expedition and luxury

We chose this cruise because we wanted to see polar bears and we did (along with whales, walrus, seals, arctic fox, reindeer and puffins)! The wildlife and scenery surpassed expectations. Although our departure post ...
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Sail Date July 2018


mcdonaldg avatar

mcdonaldg

2 Reviews Written

43 Helpful Votes

Disappointing

We choose SilverSea to experience a luxury expedition. The staff and the Arctic lived up to reputation but the ship was a huge disappointment. See our review of the cabin. The quality of food was excellent ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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giffenk

2 Reviews Written

25 Helpful Votes

Lots of Birds, Sun & Polar Bears if You are Lucky

Loved the ship & the cruise. We had previously done an Antarctic cruise on the same ship and the Arctic cruise held a few surprises for us. But it was all great. The land excursions in the Arctic are VERY short. ...
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Sail Date July 2016


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Victator

1 Review Written

21 Helpful Votes

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

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 ...
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Sail Date July 2015


DC69 avatar

DC69

4 Reviews Written

36 Helpful Votes

Expensive for a bus trip

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 ...
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Sail Date August 2015


tharma21 avatar

tharma21

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

A team on Top of its Game in an unpredictable location

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 ...
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Sail Date July 2014


PaulMCO avatar

PaulMCO

12 Reviews Written

44 Helpful Votes

Nice ship and staff - horrible expedition

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. ...
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Sail Date August 2015


Jean Reed avatar

Jean Reed

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

This was an expedition cruise and expeditions were very poor

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 ...
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Sail Date July 2015


Vespagal avatar

Vespagal

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Poor Value

I have written a review for this cruise on a previous occasion and it does not seem to show up. We meet at the hotel in Oslo for a flight north, there was complete chaos at the hotel with people pushing and shoving ...
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Sail Date June 2011


Always at Sea avatar

Always at Sea

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Don't waste your money.

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 ...
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Sail Date June 2014


Seryna avatar

Seryna

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Good Cruise But Very Poor Land Arrangements

Our Silversea's Arctic cruise on the Silver Cloud Expedition was very good. The ship is lovely and very comfortable; expedition crew is excellent; accommodations and food very good. The service on board is ...
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Sail Date June 2018


lzabet avatar

lzabet

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Pratesi sheets aren't enough to make a 'luxury' experience

We were intrigued by the idea of a 'luxury' expedition on a 'small' ship. Unfortunately, the ship chose(despite the brochure's promise to have a maximum of 200 passengers) to embark fully booked, creating lines for ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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