UNLOCK THE HEART OF THE ARCTIC WITH OUR PIONEERING POLAR EXPERTISE
Since pioneering luxury expedition voyages, we’ve been perfecting the experience. Now we invite you to explore the awe-inspiring Arctic with our incomparable expertise, venturing deeper into this remote region to reveal its fragile beauty. Our intimate ice-class ships are small enough to go where others can’t, yet spacious enough to make your expedition personal. Whether trekking across tundra, gliding over icy waters, encountering rare wildlife, or immersed in local culture, it’s a journey of a lifetime to see the Arctic – but an experience that’s only truly unlocked with Silversea.
Immersive voyages, from early June to late September
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THE SVALBARD ARCHIPELAGO: Norway’s magical lands at sea
Embark on an extraordinary voyage to witness Europe’s last great wilderness. A frozen wonderland of majestic mountains, icy deserts, untouched tundra and vast glaciers inhabited mainly by wildlife including the King of the Arctic: the Polar Bear.
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SAVOUR AWE-INSPIRING ARCTIC EXPERIENCES
Surrounded by silence all you’ll hear is the creaking of the ice as towering blue-green icebergs shine in the midnight sun and Polar Bears can sometimes be spotted roaming free. Witness landscapes that are so remote that they have never been explored before and get right up close to the incredible and rare wildlife of this unforgettable region. Whether you’re exploring this remote and remarkable wilderness by land on foot, by air while flightseeing in a helicopter, or by sea in a Zodiac ®, our expert Expeditions Team will ensure you get to know the Arctic like a local.
Enjoy adventure like never before
Savour the unforgettable thrill of flying on a helicopter tour of the Ilulissat Glacier. Explore Arctic landscapes on guided hiking and tours: See the tundra, fjords, and glaciers
Spectacular scenery, rare wildlife
The Arctic is home to abundant, spectacular wildlife, including Narwals, Whales, Polar Bears, Arctic Foxes, Caribou, Muskoxen, and an incredible variety of bird species.
Get to know the locals
Guided by Silversea anthropologists and Arctic historians connect to the Inuits. Learn their essential skills for survival, culture and art and immerse yourself in their traditional values.
Midnight sun and northern lights
Witness the magical Aurora Borealis lights which flash red, green, and blue. Experience The Midnight Sun that never sets below the horizon in summer, even at midnight.
TAKE YOUR ARCTIC ADVENTURE FURTHER WITH OUR EXPEDITION EXPERTS
The Arctic can be unpredictable, so an experienced Expedition Team is key to unlock an incredible experience. Expedition onboard, on land, and on ice,guided by our anthropologists, glaciologists, wildlife, and expedition leaders to travel deeper.
Bernardo Alps - Marine Biologist
Bernardo Alps is the Adjunct Research Scientist at the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium in San Pedro and a member of the West Coast Large Whale Entanglement Team. His formal education was in journalism before transitioning to the fields of seabird and marine mammal research. His love of exploring faraway places and the wonders of discovery and adventure has led him to Silversea.
Lea McQuillan - Marine Biologist
Lea McQuillan has an honours degree in Environmental Management, she worked on various international research projects including coral reef habitat mapping on the second biggest barrier reef, in Belize. Lea has worked all over the world on expedition ships and is passionate about the marine environment and the natural biodiversity.
Alexander Frel - Historian
Alex (Sasha) Frel is a US and Czech national who graduated from Moscow State University with a Master’s degree in Russian literature. Alex is an avid traveller with a keen interest in desert environments. Alex enjoys sailing, bird watching, visiting historical and archaeological sites, and working as a historian on Silversea expedition cruises all over the world.
Andrew Webb - Wildlife guide
Andy Webb is a Zoology graduate from Durham University who worked as a seabird ecologist for the UK Government to survey the distribution and abundance of seabirds at sea in north and west Scotland. Andy works for Silversea Cruises as a wildlife guide and ornithology lecturer in the South Atlantic and Antarctica and in north and west Scotland.
Victoria Salem - Lecturer
Victoria Salem has travelled extensively in Northern Europe, the Arctic and Antarctica for the past 21 years. She has worked in expedition cruising for 38 seasons at both ends of the earth and many places in between; she has held several different positions within the expedition team, but her main role has been as a lecturer - on history, culture, and exploration.
Hedda Andersen - Glaciologist
Hedda Andersen was born and raised in the countryside outside Oslo, Norway and now lives on Svalbard in the Arctic. She graduated from the University Centre in Svalbard and University of Oslo with a master’s degree in glaciology in 2023 after completing her undergraduate in Geology in 2021. Hedda is an experienced nature guide in the polar regions.
Mila Lassuy - Expedition leader
Mila Lassuy has enjoyed and respected the outdoors well before she knew she could make it a career. During her time studying archaeology at the University of Oregon, she had the privilege to visit and conduct research on a variety of Pacific Islands, including Rapa Nui (Easter Island), where she conducted her thesis research on small stone tools on the island.
Chris Harbard - Ornithologist
Chris Harbard is a well-known British ornithologist and conservationist who lives in Cambridgeshire. After working for 24 years with the world’s largest bird conservation organisation, the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, Chris has worked as a naturalist lecturer on board ships for over six years in the Arctic, Antarctic, North Atlantic and North Pacific.
Margaret Bertulli - Guest lecturer
Margaret Bertulli has worked in the Canadian Arctic (Nunavut and the Northwest Territories) for over 35 years. Formerly, the Arctic Archaeologist with the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre in Yellowknife and Senior Archaeologist with Parks Canada she conducted projects in cultural resource management and participated in research projects in Canada’s Northern National Parks as well as many other remote locations.
Kevin Morgan - Wildlife guide
Kevin Morgan carries out wildlife surveys in the UK, has lead whale watching trips since 1987 and has worked regularly on expedition cruise ships since 2004, completing over 240 cruises and 2,600 days of exploration. Over this time, he has observed most of the world’s cetaceans and seabirds, with the knowledge of where to lookout for them - such as the ‘drop off!’
Michael Callaghan - Expedition leader
Michael Callaghan studied in Tourism at Concordia University and Outdoor Leadership at College Mérici in Quebec, Canada. He has over 20 years of experience in all polar regions, as well as the Caribbean, Alaska, and Mexico. Having Michael’s easy-going style combined with his love of the natural world will help ensure that your experience is unforgettable.
Kristian Pedersen - Researcher
Kristian Pedersen is an academic at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland whose in-depth research covers maritime adaptations in northern Europe from the Stone Age to the Viking Age. He has investigated the development of commercial fisheries and the whaling industry. Kristian is keen to give talks to Silversea guests and answer questions on archaeological subjects.
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A SEAMLESS JOURNEY, FROM DOOR TO EXPLORE
Silversea offers you the most complete and seamless experience possible. All your transfers, charter flights, shore excursions are included, leaving you wonderfully free to enjoy stress-free travel.
Our expedition ships
Intimate yet spacious, our expedition ships only accommodate up to 274 guests to ensure you always experience the highest level of personal service.
From the chauffeur who arrives at your front door to charter flights and complimentary daily excursion ashore, everything is included.
Your every need is anticipated and every wish fulfilled. With a staff-to-guest ratio of almost 1:1, Silversea’s service is unequalled.
Wherever you dine, delicious influences from each of our destinations will be mouth-wateringly apparent in the diversity and freshness of every dish.
Magnificent oceanview suites
Sumptuously designed to satisfy your sense of space, our elegant suites offer a private balcony for a spectacular panoramic view across The Arctic.
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