Cruise Ship Profiles

Ship specifications, photos, itineraries, accommodations, dining venues, notable rooms, activities, children's areas, deck plan, enhancements, incidents, accidents and more.

Tropical Weather

Atlantic

ALL CLEAR for cruisers

 

Eastern Pacific

ALL CLEAR for cruisers

Silver Explorer News

One of our website visitors sent us this message on 1/14/13 at 12 pm EST, alerting us to a situation on the Silver Explorer.

"There has been an incident on the Silver Sea Explorer of its way to Antarctica during an Abercrombie & Kent cruise.

At around 5:00 pm Saturday a large wave smashed into the ship, sending a surge of water into the bridge, smashing one of the big windows, injuring four members of the crew, and taking out the electronic suite on the bridge.

Very intense weather. No passengers reported to be injured."

Report confirmed on 1/16/13 by Silverseas.

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Itinerary

The Silver Explorer leaves from Ushuaia, Argentina sailing the  Drake passage and Antarctic Circle. Visit the Silversea website for a complete schedule.

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CDC Ratings

Aug 2008 Rating 98

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Deck Plan

Deck 7

Viewing Deck, Passenger Suites

Deck 6

Whirlpools, Outdoor Grill, The Spa, The Theater, Observation Lounge

Deck 5

Panorama Lounge, The Humidor, Library/Internet Cafe, Passenger Suites, Navigational Bridge

Deck 4

The Restaurant, Boutique, Fitness Center, Salon, Laundry, Passenger Suites

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Silver Explorer

silver explorer photo courtesy of Silversea

Silversea’s purpose-built Silver Explorer expedition ship (formerly the Prince Albert II) has been designed specifically for navigating waters in some of the world’s most remote destinations, including both of earth’s polar regions. A strengthened hull with a Lloyd’s Register ice-class notation (1A) for passenger vessels enables Silver Explorer to safely push through ice floes with ease. A fleet of Zodiac boats allows Silversea Expedition guests to visit even the most off-the-beaten path locations and an expert Expedition Team provides insight and understanding to each unforgettable Silver Explorer cruise adventure.

Onboard, savor a convivial cosmopolitan ambience and many special amenities usually found only on larger ships, including a spacious library with an Internet Café, boutique shopping, a full-service spa, beauty salon, fitness center, sauna, live evening entertainment and two top-deck whirlpools. The Silver Explorer even features Connoisseur's, where guests can enjoy the finest cigars and cognacs — a diversion offered by no other expedition ship.

Specifications

Launched as:

1989 -1990 MS Delfin Clipper
1990–1992: MS Sally Clipper
1992: MS Baltic Clipper
1992–97: MS Delfin Star
1997–2002: MS Dream 21
2002–04: MS World Discoverer
2004–08: MS World Adventurer
2008: MS Prince Albert II

Refurbished: 2008

GRT: 6,072

Length: 354 ft.

Draft: 14.4 ft.

Speed: 14 Knots

Passengers: 132

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Accommodations

Stateroom Amenities

All suites and staterooms feature: Butler service, champagne upon arrival and replenished as you desire, fresh fruit and flowers, refrigerator and bar setup stocked with your preferences, down duvets, fine bed linens, firm or soft mattresses, a choice of nine pillow types, Italian marble bathroom with full-size bath and European bath amenities, plush robes and slippers, personalized stationary, expedition binoculars, umbrella, flat-screen TVs, interactive video, on-demand movies and music, and satellite news programming, WiFi Internet access (fee applies) and daily suite service with nightly turndown. Many Silver Explorer suites also offer French balconies or large private verandas.

Stateroom sizes

Adventure Class 154-163 Sq. ft.
Explorer Class 152-175 Sq. ft.
View Class 230 Sq. ft.
Vista Suite 230 Sq. ft.
Veranda Suite 245 Sq. Ft. w/veranda
Expedition Suite 460 Sq. ft.
Silver Suite 490 Sq. ft. w/veranda
Medallion Suite 437 Sq. ft. w/veranda
Grand Suite 762 Sq. ft. w/veranda
Owner's Suite 780 Sq. ft. w/veranda
     

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Dining Venues

The Restaurant

Sophisticated elegance. Impeccable service. Contemporary international cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Outdoor Grill and Whirl Pool

Alfresco dining in the soft ocean breeze. Menu options include healthy CruiseLite selections, fresh-from-the-oven pizza and lighter fare.

Room Service

Complimentary 24-hour room service is available on all Silversea voyages. Selections from The Restaurant menu are served course by course during regular dining hour. 

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Notable Features

The Theater

silver explorer theater

Gather in The Theatre to hear tales of adventure or to learn about the region’s endemic wildlife and remarkable nature. Lectures and seminars are presented by knowledgeable experts in a variety of scientific fields. 

Connoisseur's Club

Cigars and cognacs for the connoisseur on deck 5.

The Connoisseur’s Corner

Offers exceptional cognacs along with a premium selection of cigars for purchase.

Panorama Lounge

The Panorama Lounge is specially designed to provide an uninterrupted view of the day’s destination from the comfort of the ship’s interior. This is an ideal place to unwind, listen to the pianist and enjoy a nightcap with new friends.

The Spa at Silversea

Relax your body and mind with a wide range of soothing therapies including facials, body wraps and massages. Sauna and steam rooms are perfect for relaxing before your spa treatment or after a long nature hike. Appointments for chargeable services may be made on board the ship, or in advance via My Voyage.

Internet Café

Email or surf the web for a nominal fee. CD burners, headphones, digital camera media readers, and complimentary black and white laser printing are also available.

Library

silver explorer library

The Library has an extensive selection of hardcover books, magazines, reference materials and newspapers, as well as audio listening stations. Movies are also available and can be viewed on your in-suite entertainment center.

Observation Lounge

silver explorer observation lounge

Located on Deck 6 high atop the ship, the Observation Lounge offers panoramic views. Here you will find comfortable seats to enjoy a beverage and watch the ever-changing view.

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