Silver Explorer

Silversea’s purpose-built Silver Explorer expedition cruise ship 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 12 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 luxury cruise adventure.

  • Size boutique
  • Style Expedition
  • Type ocean
  • Year of launch 1989
  • Year of last refit 2017
  • Gross tonnage 6072t
  • Length 107.9m
  • Width 15.8m
  • Speed 14kts
  • Decks 5
  • Language English
  • Currency US Dollar ($)
  • No. of passengers 144
  • No. of crew 118
  • No. of cabins 66
  • -wheelchair access 0
Unique Features
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Onboard gratuities are included in your cruise fare, assuring a level of service motivated solely by a desire to see you smile. Beauty salon and spa treatment gratuities not included.

Children not advised
Designated areas only
Not available

All suites and staterooms feature: Butler service, champagne upon request, refrigerator and bar setup stocked with your beverage preferences, European bath amenities, fine bed linens and down duvets, premium mattresses, a choice of nine pillow types, spa robes and slippers, personalised stationery, umbrella, hair dryer, WiFi Internet access (fee applies) and daily suite service with nightly turndown.


Cap off each day of adventure with yet another unforgettable activity onboard your expedition cruise – dinner in The Restaurant. While this elegant venue also serves breakfast and lunch, it is the evening meal that guests look forward to most. This is the time to recount experiences ashore with fellow guests and discuss lecture topics with Expedition Team members while savouring fine cuisine and perfectly paired wines. When possible, the Captain will manoeuvre the ship so as to enjoy spectacular sunset views or to follow the flukes of migrating whales.


The ocean views and soothing sound of the surf can be quite intoxicating at sea, so it’s not surprising that daydreaming on deck is one of the most popular pastimes. However, every Silversea all inclusive cruise also includes a considerable number of more active pursuits — some for the body, some for the mind … and some just for fun.

Health and fitness

Although the emphasis onboard Silversea's Expedition cruises is the adventure it doesn't mean you have to miss out on the chance to lie back, relax and treat yourself to a massage. Or if staying active is more your thing than hop onto one of the ships treadmills and work up a sweat.

Kids and Teens

Carrier is unable to accommodate children less than one (1) year of age. No children under the age of five (5) years will be allowed onboard Zodiacs®. Children under the age of five (5) years will be unable to participate in any expeditions which require the use of Zodiac® transfer to go ashore. As Silversea does not provide babysitting services, an adult family member will be required to remain on board Silver Explorer and Silver Discoverer with their child(ren) during Zodiac excursions. For Silver Galapagos voyages: Carrier is unable to accommodate children less than five (5) years of age.


Silver Explorer has an enthusiastic and informative Expedition Team on board, and each voyage is hosted by leading naturalists who share their expert knowledge of each area’s unique wildlife, history, ecology and geology. From educational lectures and expedition recaps in the Lecture Room, to guided field studies ashore, they offer great insight on the nature and culture of the day’s destination.

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