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Silversea Expeditions

Expedition Cruises

Adventures in the world's wildest regions

Introduction

An expedition cruise combines the luxuries of life on board a superbly appointed expedition-class vessel with exciting excursions by inflatable Zodiac dinghy and onshore explorations of local wildlife and landscape.

Scandinavian and Arctic cruises are a spectacular way to view the Norwegian fjords and watch for polar bears, while South American and Antarctic cruises sail through the fjords of Chile, or past towering glaciers and innumerable penguins and other birdlife. Whale watching is superb at either pole, depending on the season.

Cruising deep into the rainforest surrounding the Amazon is an exciting option with a growing number of cruise lines, often coupled with a multi-port tour of the Caribbean. Alternatively, a voyage to the Galápagos is a fantastic way to view abundant wildlife, with sailings out of Ecuador and Argentina. In Asia, Papua New Guinea and Borneo cruises embark in Australia and New Zealand and can be combined with extended stays amid the regions' unique nature and tribal communities, while in Africa, safari cruises can easily be coupled with a spot of beach relaxation in Mauritius or the Maldives.

Top destinations for Expedition Cruises

Antarctica, Seabourn Quest

Antarctica

Exclusive and rarely visited, Antarctica can be inhospitable, making an exploration cruise here a genuine expedition, where the rewards in terms of sights and experiences are well worth the effort to travel to the end of the Earth.

Aurora Expeditions - Svalbard

Europe & Scandinavia

Exploration cruises in Europe are the best way to explore Norway and the dramatic, rugged coastline here, whilst you can also push north above the Arctic Circle to discover Spitsbergen and Svalbard.

Pinnacle Rock, Bartolome Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

South America

It's fair to say that South America and expedition cruising make for a happy marriage. After all, the continent's coastlines, and indeed its outlying islands, are packed full of out-of-the-way gems, tailor-made for the adventure-minded traveller.

Coral Expeditions, Great Barrier Reef

Australasia & Pacific

Australasia and the South Pacific are ideal destinations for an expedition cruises, with plenty of opportunity for discovering wild coastlines, remote islands and kaleidoscopic coral reefs teeming with life.

Borneo, Malaysia

Asia

Historic and culturally rich, Asia is an exceptional destination for an exploration cruise, with the Spice Islands of Indonesia, Borneo and islands off Japan all waiting to be discovered.

Skeleton Coast, Namibia

Africa

With an enormous coastline, several vast inland lakes and a number of idyllic islands to discover, adventure cruises in Africa are an intimate and unusual way to explore countries such as Egypt, Madagascar, Mozambique and Tanzania and Zanzibar.

Top itineraries for Expedition Cruises

Anchorage, Alaska skyline at sunset

Alaskan Wilderness, Glaciers and Culture

15-day cruise from £5,050 pp incl. flights

This expedition cruise ranges from gold rush outposts to native lands where totem poles are in abundance. Call on towns of Russian and Norwegian heritage as well as lively fishing villages, as the captain takes every opportunity to truly explore Alaska.

Silver Discoverer

Silver Discoverer

Luxury cruise ship

The 120-guest Silver Discoverer is the perfect ship from which to explore the enchanting archipelagos of the vast Pacific. For an expedition vessel, Silver Discoverer is fabulously stylish, yet efficient.

Silver Explorer

Silver Explorer

Luxury cruise ship

Silversea’s purpose-built expedition ship Silver Explorer is designed specifically for navigating the waters of some of the world’s remotest destinations; it’s just as comfortable in the earth’s polar regions as it is here in the tropical waters of the Caribbean.

Silver Galápagos

Luxury cruise ship

Designed to navigate the waterways throughout the world famous Galápagos Islands, the Silver Galápagos allows just 100 guests at a time to sail on a unique adventure un-like no other

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