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Silversea Silver Explorer Cruise Reviews for Luxury Cruises to Antarctica

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Over priced, poor quality
"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..."Read More
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Over priced, poor quality

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statusquobuster

10+ Cruises

Age 80s

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 does not offer five star luxury; at best it is probably a three star experience. Our very large cabin (we got a two level upgrade) like most of the ship is not well designed or decorated. ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Grand Suite


Wonderful Antarctica Cruise

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edk

10+ Cruises

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 the cruise. It was all AA's fault,but Silversea really stepped up to make the cruise a roaring success for us. They waited for us at the EZE airport for over an hour while I argued ...
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Sail Date: January 2019

Cabin Type: Vista Suite


Amazing cruise to Antaractic!

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kathy9

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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 Antarctica. I was just in awe of the beauty and power of nature. We arrived independently so I can not speak to the travel arrangements made by SilverSeas. The port of Ushuaia is a ...
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Sail Date: January 2019

Cabin Type: Silver Suite


Antarctica Expedition Cruise

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Charles Martel

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

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 with a low ice rating never do. It would not be safe. So based on our research and our good experience on the Silver Galapagos in 2016 we booked a Silver Seas Expedition cruise. We ...
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Sail Date: January 2019

Cabin Type: Explorer Class Oceanview Stateroom


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

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Travelgal 2323

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

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 winner. In addition, because I booked early, I was bumped to Business Class on my flights - nice. I also blog about my travel experiences as a hobby, so if you'd like to see a more ...
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Sail Date: December 2018

Cabin Type: View Suite


Antarctica NO .... Chilean Fjords YES

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cindilouwho

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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 provide an overnight or even an option to discover Antarctica. Luckily I decided to stay an extra day and forgo the charter flight from BA on the same day. Silversea provided an ...
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Sail Date: February 2018

Cabin Type: Vista Suite


Lovely Antarctica cruise

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cadair1968

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

This was our first Silversea cruise. We were a little nervous about the dress code as it seemed a little crazy to be on an "expedition" cruise and have to go to dinner in a jacket for the men. Fortunately they were not strict - not that we went in shorts or anything. We wore dress pants and dress shirts. The service and staff was excellent. The expeditions were wonderful (why wouldn't they ...
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Sail Date: February 2018


Absolutely amazing scenery and very friendly natives.

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Cruising94404

10+ Cruises

Age 80s

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 with film any more), one new friend took over 1,200 pictures. It is almost impossible to describe the scenery and the surroundings in pictures and/or words - you have to see it to ...
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Sail Date: February 2018

Cabin Type: Explorer Class Oceanview Stateroom


Antarctica Adventure

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Cathy Leonard

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

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 disappointments: we had 3 hours of dead time in Ushusia our first day with the tour. They should have arranged to take us into town. and on our return to Usushia, we had nearly 3 hours in the town ...
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Sail Date: February 2018


Two discoveries: The cruise and Antarctica

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Ellepage

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

A cruise aboard a luxury ship is a first. Everything went fine and beyond all expectations. Two things that we have appreciated especially was the quality of the conference room and accompanying services during the outstanding presentations and daily wrap-ups and the room service available for food at night (since we don’t drink alcohol or wine at all, we really appreciate being able to dine ...
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Sail Date: February 2018

Cabin Type: View Suite


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