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Silversea Silver Explorer Cruise Reviews for Senior Cruises to Arctic

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Disappointing

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mcdonaldg
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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 however to have hot dishes served luke warm from the buffet at breakfast and lunch was a complete turn off. By the end of the week I was reduced to eating from the pasta station as this ...
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Sail Date: July 2017

Cabin Type: View Suite


Expensive for a bus trip

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DC69
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

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 tired and sad hotel in need of a lot of TLC. Poor room - too hot to sleep, terrible breakfast once you had fought your way through the swarms of people on coach tours. Poor service with ...
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Sail Date: August 2015


Nice ship and staff - horrible expedition

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PaulMCO
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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. We did not pay to visit Iceland – we paid to visit Greenland. For some unknown reason they did go to the southern part of Greenland and made this second half and Iceland tour. I blame ...
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Sail Date: August 2015

Cabin Type: View Suite


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

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Victator
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

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 ...
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Sail Date: July 2015

Cabin Type: Silver Suite


This was an expedition cruise and expeditions were very poor

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Jean Reed
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

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 Longyearbyen was not able to land because of fog. They flew us back to Oslo and put us up in the local airport hotel. I'm not upset as to the weather as I know that can happen at any ...
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Sail Date: July 2015

Cabin Type: Expedition Suite


A team on Top of its Game in an unpredictable location

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tharma21
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

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 for a nice morning to get acquainted with the arctic whilst waiting to board. There are two harbours at Tromso, and on our voyage the Silver Explorer was moored at the smaller , in ...
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Sail Date: July 2014

Cabin Type: Grand Suite

Traveled with children


Don't waste your money.

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Always at Sea
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

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 officer who overstepped the boundaries by telling us to stand back. No Silverseas person in sight. Not the greatest start. We walked up the gangway. First impressions were terrible. It ...
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Sail Date: June 2014


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