Whether it’s attending a briefing, exploring by Zodiac©, or hiking on terra firma, an expedition cruise with Silversea will immerse you immediately in your destination. One day you could be snorkelling with sea turtles, the next day blazing a trail through an old growth rain forest while long-tailed macaques screech overhead.
Every moment can amaze: a Wandering Albatross lifting its enormous wings to take flight, a whale so close you can count the barnacles on its back. Silversea Expeditions’ complimentary activities guarantee close-up encounters with a region’s unique flora and fauna, its most remote landscapes and habitats … and with the insight of expert guides who are always at hand.
This is the joy of expedition cruising. Incredible scenery awakens the photographer, wild adventure beckons the explorer, close-up encounters with Stone Age cultures await the adventure traveller. No matter what your special interest, there’s an expedition with Silversea that can satisfy your passion for true discovery in a highly personal and immersive way.
A fleet of Zodiacs allows guests to explore even the most off-the-beaten locations. Or go deeper on a snorkelling, scuba diving or kayak expedition. Every nautical mile in these remote regions offers opportunities to uncover nature’s secret wonders.
Discover the ruins of ancient castles, or hike through the natural wonders that surround you. More than mere sightseeing, these on-land expeditions offer remarkable insights. Each land exploration is in small groups of like-minded adventure travellers and is always accompanied by a specialist who is there to describe the nature formations and wildlife.
Daily briefings, recaps and lectures are presented by an Expedition Team of the highest calibre hand-picked for their expertise in a variety of fields and first-hand experience of the destination. You can join a guide on deck to identify the seabirds, or chat with the navigational officers on the Bridge.
Come face to face with a Galápagos Penguin. Admire the pelagic wonderlands of New Zealand’s Sub-Antarctic Islands. Glimpse a Stellar Sea Lion in the Sea of Okhotsk. From polar bears in the Arctic to pygmy hippos in Borneo to iguanas in the Galapagos, the world’s wild creatures await your discovery.
A picture is worth a thousand memories, and there’s no better place to pick up pointers from the pros on how to point and shoot than a photo expedition cruises with Silversea.
Music, dance and warm smiles welcome us to the remote, rarely visited places we visit. Hospitality is such that special invitations with local people are often extended. It may be a funeral celebration in Torajaland, for example, or a melanggan feast in Melanesia. Each expedition cruise destination contains a rich heritage of local communities, and the thrill of adventure is a cultural one, too.
Informative seminars broaden our understanding of cultures, past and present, and in the company of expert guides our cruise excursions explorethe human history of our destinations — a private opening at the Guggenheim museum in Bilbao, a recent dig in Peru revealing pyramids of the Mochica culture. From medieval abbeys in the British Isles to “slave castles’ on Africa’s western coast, history intersects with the present on your Silversea Expedition.
Thundering waterfalls, plunging gorges, undulating desert dunes as far as the eye can sea — our three expedition ships sail to some of the most exquisite corners of the planet. What do you dream of? Giant, blue-tinted icebergs that sparkle like diamonds? Misty volcanoes and coral wonders? Low-lying atolls afloat in a turquoise sea? Your choice.