7 Night Arctic Cruise on the Silver Explorer


The Silver Explorer, formerly the Prince Albert II, conveys the ambience of a private yacht as she takes adventurous expedition cruises to remote destinations.

Silver Explorer 7 Night Arctic Cruise Schedule & Itinerary

Silver Explorer Ship Profile and Statistics


  • Cruise Line: Silversea
  • Ship Type: Expedition/Cultural Ship
  • Line Class: Luxury
  • Former Name: Prince Albert II, World Discov
  • Registry: Bahamas
  • Year Built: 1989
  • Year Last Refurbished: 2017
  • Capacity: 144 passengers
  • Decks: 5
  • Gross Tonnage: 6,072
  • Length: 354 ft
  • Beam: 52 ft
  • Average Speed: 14 knots
  • Outside Cabins: 66
  • Nationality of Officers: International
  • Nationality of Crew: Filipino
  • Number of Crew: 118

Silver Explorer On-Board Recreation
  • Spa: Yes
  • Casino: No

Silver Explorer Dining Choices
  • The Restaurant
    Cuisine: Continental
    Room Capacity: 144
  • The Grill
    Room Capacity: 50

Silver Explorer Entertainment
  • The Restaurant
    Cuisine: Continental
    Room Capacity: 144
  • The Grill
    Room Capacity: 50
  • Connoisseur's Corner
    Description: Cigars, cognac

Silver Explorer Deck Plans


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Silver Explorer Cabin and Stateroom Photo Gallery


  • Silver Explorer Adventurer SuiteAdventurer Suite
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    Even guests who plan to spend only sleeping hours in their stateroom will appreciate the distinctive touches of this cosy suite. After spending the day on a dynamic shore excursion, unwind in the ample sitting area or rejuvenate the mind with a soak in the marbled bathroom's tub. Here you can watch passing ocean scenes through two porthole windows. Reminisce the day's travels by journaling at your writing desk. Or fall sound asleep within the comfort of fine bed linens.

  • Silver Explorer Discovere SuiteDiscovere Suite
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    460 Sq. Ft. / 43 M2 (2 Large Picture Windows) Includes two large picture windows providing panoramic ocean views. Living room (with convertible sofa to accommodate an additional guest). Sitting area. Twin beds or queen-sized bed. Marbled bathroom with full-sized bath and separate shower. Walk-in wardrobe with personal safe. Writing desk(s). Flat screen television(s) with interactive video, on-demand movies and music.

  • Silver Explorer Discoverer SuiteDiscoverer Suite
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    Oceanview suite features 2 large windows. Approximately 430 sq. ft.

  • Silver Explorer Explorer SuiteExplorer Suite
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    Deck Four forward is home to eight Explorer Suites. Enjoy a separate sitting area and the passing scenery through a view window. Explorer Suites accommodate up to two guests and exude cosy opulence, perfect for unwinding after a day of exploring ashore.

  • Silver Explorer Expedition SuiteExpedition Suite
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    Oceanview suite features 2 windows. Approximately 430 sq. ft.

  • Silver Explorer Expedition SuiteExpedition Suite
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    Two large picture windows (Deck 4 suites), Two view windows (Deck 3 suites). Living room (with convertible sofa to accommodate an additional guest), Twin beds or queen-sized bed, Marbled bathroom with full-sized bath and separate shower, Walk-in wardrobe with personal safe, Writing desk, Two flat screen televisions.

  • Silver Explorer Grand SuiteGrand Suite
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    Teak veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors, Living room with sitting area, Twin beds or queen-sized bed, Marbled bathroom with full-sized bath and separate shower, Walk-in wardrobe with personal safe, Vanity table with hair dryer, Writing desk, Two flat screen televisions with on-demand movies and music, and satellite news programming, Two hours of worldwide phone use from your suite, per voyage segment, Free WiFi.

  • Silver Explorer Grand SuiteGrand Suite
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    Features floor-to-ceiling window that open to a large private verandah.

  • Silver Explorer Medallion SuiteMedallion Suite
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    Teak veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors, Sitting area, Twin beds or queen-sized bed, Marbled bathroom with full-sized bath and separate shower, Writing desk, Flat screen television with interactive video, on-demand movies and music, and satellite news programming, Special chocolate welcome and afternoon canapes upon request, Dinner at officer's table,

  • Silver Explorer Medallion SuiteMedallion Suite
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    Features floor-to-ceiling window that opens to a private verandah. Approximately 323 sq. ft. including balcony.

  • Silver Explorer Owner's SuiteOwner's Suite
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    The name says it all. A stylish apartment. Prestigious and classic. For those who seek the superlative level of space, comfort and service on board. For those who expect the finest from a luxury cruise.

  • Silver Explorer Owner's SuiteOwner's Suite
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    Features floor-to-ceiling window that open to a large private verandah.

  • Silver Explorer Silver SuiteSilver Suite
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    Spacious, with a welcoming sitting area, a marbled bathroom and your own private balcony. Silver Suites can accommodate three guests.

  • Silver Explorer Silver SuiteSilver Suite
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    Features 2 French Balconies. Approximately 430 sq. ft.

  • Silver Explorer Vista SuiteVista Suite
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    Oceanview suite features a large window. Approximately 215 sq. ft.

  • Silver Explorer View SuiteView Suite
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    Oceanview suite features a window. Approximately 215 sq. ft.

  • Silver Explorer Vista SuiteVista Suite
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    Large picture window, sitting area. Twin beds or queen-sized bed, Marbled bathroom with tub/shower combination. Writing desk, Flat screen television with interactive video, on-demand movies and music, and satellite news programming, Free WiFi.

  • Silver Explorer Veranda SuiteVeranda Suite
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    A Silversea cruise signature, complete with floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open onto a private balcony.

  • Silver Explorer Verandah SuiteVerandah Suite
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    Features a French Balcony. Approximately 215 sq. ft.

  • Silver Explorer View SuiteView Suite
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    Welcoming and comfortable, the View Suite provides a relaxing haven for even the utmost adventure-seeking guests. Complete a day spent exploring onshore with an evening unwinding in the comfort of your sitting area. Capture passing ocean scenes through your view window. Freshen up in your beautiful marbled bathroom before enjoying an elegant onboard dinner. Fall asleep easily, dreaming of the incredible experiences that await you the following day.

Silver Explorer Photos


Silver Explorer travel42 Professional Ship Review


This expedition ship offers guests innovative itineraries in an upscale environment. Formerly the Prince Albert II and before that the World Discoverer II, the ship was previously operated by the now-defunct Society Expeditions. Purchased by Silversea, it underwent a multi-million-dollar renovation and emerged as the Prince Albert II in June 2008. It was renamed Silver Explorer in 2011.

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