Silver Explorer: Ship Details and Overview


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Formerly known as the Prince Albert II, the Silver Explorer is a purpose built luxury expedition vessel that brings a stunning blend style and comfort.

Built to sail the remotest regions on earth, the Silver Explorer has an ice-strengthened hull with a Lloyd’s Register ice-class notation (1A). The ship comes with a small fleet of zodiacs so passengers can visit every possible landing spot and wildlife haven.

The Silver Explorer is one of the most luxurious vessels operating in Antarctica. Carrying only 132 passengers, the Silver Explorer has the feel of a super luxury yacht. Its small size allows the ship to sail through narrow channels that larger ship can’t and the quality and comfort on board make each sailing an absolute joy.

With over 115 crew on board, the service aboard the Silver Explorer is second to none. However, although small, the Silver explorer boast a host of facilities usually only found on much larger vessels. Facilities include a large library with an adjoining Internet Cafe, a full spa service, beauty salon, fitness center with treadmill, bicycle, skiing machine and multi gym, sauna and several top-deck Jacuzzi’s, boutique shopping.

On top of this, the Silver Explorer also features live entertainment each evening and ‘The Humidor’ – a room where cigar connoisseurs can enjoy the finest cigars and cognacs!

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Silver Explorer Ship Overview

Specifications

Ship Type: Luxury Expedition

Passengers: 144

Cabins : 66

Length : 354

Voltage :220V/50hz; Suites have 110V

Route Map of the Silver Explorer

Facilities

Dining Room, Two Lounges, Large Lecture Hall, Library with wifi Cafe, Open Bridge, Boutique, Full-Service Spa, Beauty Salon, Gym, Sauna, two Jacuzzis, Medical Center, WiFi

Equipment

Zodiacs

Cabin Options

​Adventurer Suite
Deck 3 – Approx. 160 sq ft with queen or 2 twin beds. Cabin comes with 2 portholes, sitting area, private en suite bathroom with tub and shower combo, desk, TV (on-demand movies) and sat phone.
​Explorer Suite
Deck 4 – Approx 180 sq ft with queen or 2 twin beds. Cabin comes with window, sitting area, private en suite bathroom with tub and shower combo, desk, TV (on-demand movies) and sat phone.
Vista Suite
Deck 3 – 190 sq ft with queen or 2 twin bed. Cabin comes with window, sitting area, private en suite bathroom with tub and shower combo, desk, TV (on-demand movies) and sat phone.
Vista Suite
Deck 4 – 190 sq ft with queen or 2 twin beds. Cabin comes with large window, sitting area, private en suite bathroom with tub and shower combo, desk, TV (on-demand movies) and sat phone.
​Veranda Suite
Deck 5 – Approx. 200 sq ft with queen or 2 twin beds. Cabin comes with balcony, sitting area, private en suite bathroom with tub and shower combo, desk, TV (on-demand movies) and sat phone.
Expedition Suite
Decks 3 and 4 – Approx. 390 sq ft with queen or 2 twin beds. Cabin comes with 2 windows, living room with sofa bed, private en suite bathroom with tub and shower, walk-in wardrobe, 2 TVs with on-demand movies, safe, desk, and sat phone.
Medallion Suite
Deck 7 – 400 sq ft with queen or 2 twin beds. Cabin comes with veranda with patio furniture and glass doors, sitting area, private en suite bathroom with tub and shower, desk, TV (on-demand movies) and sat phone.
​Silver Suite
Deck 5 – 422 sq ft with queen or 2 twin beds. Cabin comes with balcony with glass doors, walk-in wardrobe, safe, living room, sofa bed, private en suite bathroom with tub and shower, desk, 2 TVs with on-demand movies and sat phone.
Grand Suite
Deck 7 – 618 sq ft with queen or 2 twin beds. Cabin comes with veranda with furniture and glass doors, living room, private en suite bathroom with tub and shower, walk-in wardrobe, safe, desk, 2 TVs (on-demand movies) and sat phone.
Owner’s Suite
Deck 7 – 728 sq ft with queen or 2 twin beds. Cabin comes with 158 sq ft veranda with glass doors, living room, private en suite bathroom with tub and shower, walk-in wardrobe, safe, desk, 2 TVs (on-demand movies) and sat phone.

On-Board Facilities

Public Area Facilities

The Silver Explorer is a luxury cruise ship designed to give people an unforgettable Antarctic experience within luxury 5 star comfort.

The Silver Explorer is a relatively small ship which allows the vessek to make daily shore landings. With 8 zodiacs on board, passengers will never miss a single photo opportunity or wildlifeviewing.

With luxury in mind, the facilities on board the Silver Explorer are unmatched with only the finest fittings and furnishings used throughout. Facilities include large Dining Room, several Lounges, Lecture Hall, spacious Library with adjoining Internet Cafe, Boutique shop, Full-Service Spa, Cigar room, Beauty Salon, Gym, Sauna, several Jacuzzi, Medical Center, Open Bridge and WiFi throughout.

Cabin Facilities

Like the public areas, the cabins on the Silver Explorer are luxurious, spacious and well appointed.

The Silver Explorer’s accommodation suites include private facilities, flat screen monitor offering on demand movies and music, hairdryer, bathrobe/slippers, personalized stationery, umbrella, writing desk, and a safe. 

You will also get expedition binoculars, European bath amenities, refrigerator/mini-bar stocked with your choice of beverages, WiFi, sitting area with either two chairs or sofa and a 24 hour butler service.

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Activities Offered

Activity Details Offered?
Camping

$180 per person on average – camping info

Kayaking

$465 per person on average

Skiing

Adventure itineraries only

Photography Workshop

Selected itineraries only

Shore-based walking

Included in price

​Snowshoeing

Included in price

​Zodiac Trip

Included in price

Helicopter Ride

Price varies

Scuba-diving

Price varies

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