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Silversea Expedition Cruises Cruise Reviews

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38 Silversea Expedition Cruises Cruise Reviews


oldbluehooker avatar

oldbluehooker

3 Reviews Written

Luxury in the Galapagos

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We wanted the "Silversea Experience" in an Expedition cruise to the Galapagos. Silversea did not disappoint...everything from enough zodiacs to accommodate all guests, with no "downtime" waiting for transportation, ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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lilpfef

1 Review Written

22 Helpful Votes

It just doesn't get better than this, definitely a life changing experience

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 ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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Cliosophic

3 Reviews Written

46 Helpful Votes

Best Way to See Galapagos

I believe other reviewers miss the point in comparing their experience on Silver Galapagos with other cruises. The Galapagos is a closed, tightly regulated market; only ships exclusively dedicated to the Galapagos ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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Somerset17

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Some Expedition Trip

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 ...
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Sail Date February 2015


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


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craigch

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Highly Overrated Cruise

My family and I have been on many cruises and had reasonable expectations for the Silver Galapagos given the many negative reviews. The air conditioning on the ship did not work well most nights. We were informed ...
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Sail Date February 2015


herky avatar

herky

1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

You have to go to Antarctica, and you have to take this cruiseline!

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 ...
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Sail Date January 2015


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LBJ501

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Fabulous 5* Expedition, Dire 3* Service From Silversea

We have just returned from Voyage 8440 and although the Expedition Staff on and off the Silver Galapagos were 10 out of 10, we amongst many of the guests were appalled with the quality of the food and service. The ...
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Sail Date November 2014


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Otis

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Classic Antarctica

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, ...
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Sail Date December 2014


flydc avatar

flydc

5 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

Best Possible Way to do the Galapagos

Was worried when I saw that only half (or so) of cruisers liked Silver Galapagos. Then after sailing I realized that's because this ship is not for everyone. Those who have sailed with Silversea need to recognize ...
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Sail Date November 2014


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Mocamps

2 Reviews Written

20 Helpful Votes

Completely new cruise experience

This was our first expedition cruise and our first cruise with Silverseas. We have previously cruised with Celebrity, Royal Caribbean, Carnival and Star Clippers. Our favourite (before this one) was the one with ...
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Sail Date October 2014


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llam

2 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

If You are Looking for an Adventure, this may be the trip for you.

My husband enjoyed our amazing vacation on the expedition ship, Silver Galapagos. This was not a relaxing luxury vacation and we knew this when we planned our adventure. Adventure is the key experience we were ...
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Sail Date August 2014


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SMCruiseControl

3 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Galapagos Cruise

Visiting the Galapagos was at the top of my bucket list, and this cruise was a dream come true. We got a chance to see all the wildlife we'd hoped for, plus more. The onboard naturalists did an excellent job of ...
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Sail Date July 2014


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cruiselover220

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Fabulous and interesting experience for the whole family

I read all of the reviews of this ship and i just don´t understand why the reviews aren´t higher than they are. The exhibition team was just fabulous. They were knowledgeable, patient, and really knew their stuff ...
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Sail Date July 2014


AhoyLady avatar

AhoyLady

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Wonderful trip on Silver Galapagos

Wow, I disagree with a lot of the review below. We had a spectacular time and thought the service was first rate. The waiters were very responsive and polite - super professional. Juanito, one of our room stewards, ...
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Sail Date June 2014


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helenhin

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

5 star cruise activities on a 3 star ship

We sailed out of Baltra on the Silver Galapagos for the 7 night Western Itinerary on May 31 to June 7. Our hotel stay at the Marriott prior to the cruise was great, transfers and flights from Quito went smoothly. ...
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Sail Date May 2014


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wisewoman15

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Galapagos: awesome...Silversea: apologetic

Overall, our Galapagos vacation was unforgettable - definitely a "MUST DO" experience. My review focuses on Silversea's claim to offer an ultra-luxury version of the Galapagos on its "new" ship, the Silver. The ...
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Sail Date April 2014


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Keen Sailor

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

A complete let down in no way matched Silversea's description

The Silver Galapagos is a sad old vessel fit only for low budget travellers or the breakers. Neither it nor the service and quality on it lived up to any of Silversea’s descriptions. To avoid serious ...
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Sail Date December 2013


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radbob48

4 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Great Galapagos expedition - not so great Silversea cruise ship

The good part: The Galapagos expedition team was superb w excellent lectures and informative land tours. They were extremely solicitous of everyone and enthusiastic. Wildlife was amazing. There are multiple ...
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Sail Date March 2013


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rikitee

1 Review Written

Galapagos beautiful despite disappointment from cruise line.

Our 6th journey on Silversea and although we expected an 'expedition' type vacation, we were disappointed with the quality of the ship and the service. We did expect more from this stellar company. The 25 year old ...
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Sail Date February 2014


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Capcityman

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Trip of a Lifetime Aboard Silver Galapagos

I am writing this as we pull into the harbor at Baltra, after a glorious week traveling 435 miles around the Galapagos aboard Silver Galapagos. We came to the Galapagos to see pristine beaches and exotic wildlife, ...
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Sail Date February 2014


ajgeb avatar

ajgeb

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Magical Journey to Antarctica

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 ...
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Sail Date January 2014


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