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Silver Explorer
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38 Antarctica Silver Explorer Antarctica Cruise Reviews


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statusquobuster

3 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

Over priced, poor quality

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For our second cruise in Antarctica we chose Silversea and, sadly, paid a lot of money for what turned out to be lower quality than our first cruise on Seabourn, Contrary to the spin from the company, this ship ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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edk

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Wonderful Antarctica Cruise

Our travel started out very poorly, with American Airlines execution failures causing us to arrive in Buenos Aires 12 hours late with half our baggage. Bags didn't catch up to us until we returned to Ushuaia after ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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Charles Martel

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Antarctica Expedition Cruise

We always wanted to cruise the Antarctic. Traveling below the Antarctic Circle is on my wife's "bucket list". Very few cruises advertised as "Antarctic", even attempt to get close to the Antarctic circle. Ships ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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kathy9

6 Reviews Written

21 Helpful Votes

Amazing cruise to Antaractic!

Our cruise onboard the SilverSeas Explorer was spectacular from start to finish. The ship, crew, food, Captain and Expedition staff were all first rate. It is very hard to describe the feeling you get when visiting ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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Travelgal 2323

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Antarctica, the Falklands & South Georgia - a High Value, Great Service Winner

I am active travel and a luxury travel fan, but I also look for good value in both. When I went to research this particular itinerary, I compared three of the top brands and for me, Silversea was a hands-down ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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cindilouwho

6 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Antarctica NO .... Chilean Fjords YES

I chose this cruise because I wanted to see this part of the world. A better name would have been Patagonia and Chilean Fjords. Antarctica was not really covered. Ushuaia was a loveley port, but the ship did not ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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Cruising94404

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Absolutely amazing scenery and very friendly natives.

The sights, both from the ship and on shore, were absolutely spectacular. The natives - Penguins - were very friendly and would approach us without any fear. I took over 800 pictures (I'm glad we are not shooting ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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Cathy Leonard

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Antarctica Adventure

Overall, it was a great cruise. Silversea did very well with the cruise portion of our trip. Expedition leaders were excellent, ship staff very attentive, food was great and service was terrific. Two big ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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urecf1

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Timid captain led to a very disappointing Antarctic leg

We chose this cruise because it was an "Expedition" cruise to the Antarctic, including stops in the Falklands and South Georgia before reaching over to the Antarctic Peninsula. Everyone knows that expedition cruise ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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kim_debby

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Anarctica Full Monty

As retired Biologists, we wanted an extensive Antarctica cruise that catered to our interests in wildlife and wilderness habitats. We also wanted an science-oriented trip shared with adults. We were not ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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aowatson

4 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Little to Improve

We'd been on a National Geographic expedition cruise to Alaska with our family this summer. Though we enjoyed that a great deal, we wanted to try another cruise line just for the experience. This was a cruise to ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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Geraf

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Mesmerizing

Why this cruise? Bucket list item, been many other places, last continent to visit, friends going, too! It was a great trip blessed with incredible weather - both crossings of the Drake Passage were fairly ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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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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lithlith

12 Reviews Written

42 Helpful Votes

Falkland Islands and Antarcica on the Silversea Explorer

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 ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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petlover

2 Reviews Written

25 Helpful Votes

The BEST Cruise Ever!

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 ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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DallasMaui

1 Review Written

32 Helpful Votes

Very Different Silverseas Experience

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 ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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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


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labrasett

3 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Wonderful

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 ...
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Sail Date March 2015


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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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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


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labrasett

3 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Wonderful trip to Antartica

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 ...
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Sail Date November 2011


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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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noscare

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Silver GALAPAGOS - December 2013

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 ...
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Sail Date December 2013


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fudge

2 Reviews Written

21 Helpful Votes

An adventure not to be missed!!

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 ...
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Sail Date February 2013


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cocol

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Best trip of my life

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 ...
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Sail Date December 2012


Silver Explorer Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins5.04
Dining5.04.1
Entertainment3.03.2
Public Rooms5.03.9
Fitness Recreation4.03.2
Family2.01
Enrichment5.04.2
Service5.04.6
Value For Money4.03.6
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