Founded nearly 200 years ago to advance geographical science, The Society, whose patron is Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, is partnering with Silversea to share some of the world’s most important geographical research and archive material with Silversea Expeditions guests. The Royal Geographical Society is a respected professional body for geography and geographers and is one of the largest societies of its kind in the world, as well as the biggest in Europe. It has a powerful history associated with exploring, documenting and understanding the world’s environments, people and places. Throughout its history, the Society has enhanced geographical and environmental education, been a champion of fieldwork and scientific expeditions and raised public understanding of the changing world.The Society has been a notable supporter and communicator of the work of explorers and scientists, including those of Charles Darwin, David Livingstone, Robert Scott, Sir Ernest Shackleton and Sir Edmund Hillary.
Dating back as far as 1472, there are more than two million items in the Society’s historic collection, including a million maps, half a million photographs, 250,000 books and many journals, manuscripts and iconic artefacts.
Silversea guests will benefit from a wide range of specialist visual and written content from the Society, enabling guests on our cruises to learn even more about their expeditions to destinations including Antarctica, the Arctic, the Galapagos Islands, South America, Africa, Europe, the Russian Far East and Asia Pacific.
Shackleton’s Endurance Centenary
Join us, as we celebrate the centenary of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s 1914 – 1917 Endurance expedition. Thanks to our long-term partnership with the Royal Geographical Society you can access archival material and photographs that dramatically capture Shackleton’s inspirational story of survival against all odds. Click here to discover more.