The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) in a landmark partnership with Silversea provides guests with informative and engaging enrichment resources, based on unrivalled access to its 2-million strong collections of maps, charts, atlases, archives, images, artefacts and other items which date back to 1482 and chart earlier journeys and explorations.
Founded in 1830, the Royal Geographical Society is a respected professional body for geography and geographers and is one of the largest and most innovative geographical societies in the world with one of the largest international geographical holdings to document the history of exploration and geographical understanding of our world, its people and places, past and present.
The Society has always been a notable supporter and communicator of the work of geographical explorers and scientists, including that of Charles Darwin, Dr David Livingstone, Robert Falcon Scott, Sir Ernest Shackleton and Sir Edmund Hillary. Its support for geographical research to understand our changing world – its environments, peoples and places - continues actively today, informing issues that range from sea level change to migration.
Silversea guests will benefit from a wide range of specialist visual and written content from the Society, enabling guests to learn even more about their expeditions to destinations including Antarctica, the Arctic, the Galapagos, South America, Africa and Europe.
Charles Robert Darwin 1809-1882 — Portrait photograph by Elliot, 1880 © RGS-IBG