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Silversea Silver Explorer Cruise Reviews

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79 Silversea Silver Explorer Cruise Reviews


David1250 avatar

David1250

2 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Silver Explorer. Badly in need of a refit

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We loved our Silverseas Inside passage cruise from Vancouver to Anchorage and couldn’t wait to get on board the Silver Explorer for a Broome to Darwin cruise. Now we realise that this is a smaller ship and ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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statusquobuster

3 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

Over priced, poor quality

For our second cruise in Antarctica we chose Silversea and, sadly, paid a lot of money for what turned out to be lower quality than our first cruise on Seabourn, Contrary to the spin from the company, this ship ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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edk

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Wonderful Antarctica Cruise

Our travel started out very poorly, with American Airlines execution failures causing us to arrive in Buenos Aires 12 hours late with half our baggage. Bags didn't catch up to us until we returned to Ushuaia after ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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Charles Martel

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Antarctica Expedition Cruise

We always wanted to cruise the Antarctic. Traveling below the Antarctic Circle is on my wife's "bucket list". Very few cruises advertised as "Antarctic", even attempt to get close to the Antarctic circle. Ships ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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kathy9

6 Reviews Written

21 Helpful Votes

Amazing cruise to Antaractic!

Our cruise onboard the SilverSeas Explorer was spectacular from start to finish. The ship, crew, food, Captain and Expedition staff were all first rate. It is very hard to describe the feeling you get when visiting ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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Travelgal 2323

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Antarctica, the Falklands & South Georgia - a High Value, Great Service Winner

I am active travel and a luxury travel fan, but I also look for good value in both. When I went to research this particular itinerary, I compared three of the top brands and for me, Silversea was a hands-down ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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grangeview

2 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Nome to Nome, the positives. Sadly some people cannot be satisfied.

We were also on the Nome to Nome cruise and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. it was an expedition that could not do what it planned for a number of good reasons, the main one being a totally unpredicted and ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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PJSphotog

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Worst experience of our lives

This was to be a "cruise of a lifetime." I hope it is, because I never want to experience something so bad again, ever. The cruise was to be Nome to Nome, up to Wrangell Island, and along the Russian Arctic ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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tonyo_747

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Luxury indeed but so little wildlife and so much time spent at sea

We chose the cruise because a previous trip to Antarctica has been great - luxurious, such wonderful and unique landscape and plenty of wildlife (albeit emphasis on penguins). The good points of this cruise were ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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PAllinson

4 Reviews Written

42 Helpful Votes

The big disappointment

Just finishing our Alaska to Eastern Russia and Japan cruise on the explorer. Probably the worst cruise of my life. The ship was very nice, crew and ship's staff great. The expedition team for the most part was good ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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cindilouwho

6 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Antarctica NO .... Chilean Fjords YES

I chose this cruise because I wanted to see this part of the world. A better name would have been Patagonia and Chilean Fjords. Antarctica was not really covered. Ushuaia was a loveley port, but the ship did not ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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Garth Ramsey

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Ushuaia to Valparaiso, Chile on Silver Explorer

Its the only way to see the Chilean coast inlets and scenery short of having your own boat. There are no roads or habitation in most of the areas we visited. Excursions by zodiac to see wildlife and glaciers were ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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Cruising94404

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Absolutely amazing scenery and very friendly natives.

The sights, both from the ship and on shore, were absolutely spectacular. The natives - Penguins - were very friendly and would approach us without any fear. I took over 800 pictures (I'm glad we are not shooting ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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Cathy Leonard

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Antarctica Adventure

Overall, it was a great cruise. Silversea did very well with the cruise portion of our trip. Expedition leaders were excellent, ship staff very attentive, food was great and service was terrific. Two big ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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urecf1

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Timid captain led to a very disappointing Antarctic leg

We chose this cruise because it was an "Expedition" cruise to the Antarctic, including stops in the Falklands and South Georgia before reaching over to the Antarctic Peninsula. Everyone knows that expedition cruise ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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kim_debby

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Anarctica Full Monty

As retired Biologists, we wanted an extensive Antarctica cruise that catered to our interests in wildlife and wilderness habitats. We also wanted an science-oriented trip shared with adults. We were not ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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aowatson

4 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Little to Improve

We'd been on a National Geographic expedition cruise to Alaska with our family this summer. Though we enjoyed that a great deal, we wanted to try another cruise line just for the experience. This was a cruise to ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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Geraf

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Mesmerizing

Why this cruise? Bucket list item, been many other places, last continent to visit, friends going, too! It was a great trip blessed with incredible weather - both crossings of the Drake Passage were fairly ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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FauxNom

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Expedition cruising with a gourmet twist

This was our first time cruising with Silversea, and we were impressed by the highly organized program, comfortable ship, delicious food, and terrific crew. Our fellow passengers were almost uniformly smart, ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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mcdonaldg

2 Reviews Written

43 Helpful Votes

Disappointing

We choose SilverSea to experience a luxury expedition. The staff and the Arctic lived up to reputation but the ship was a huge disappointment. See our review of the cabin. The quality of food was excellent ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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Shoeshine

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Save your money

Arrived at the Wharf to find out the ship was still in drydock in another country and wouldn't be ready for 2+ days. Not only did we lose this time, two ports were eliminated and time cut short in three ports. ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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Dan Roby

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Serene off the beaten path cruising

We chose this cruise for it's itinerary through Scotland, St Kilda, Orkneys, Shetlands though 24 hour daylight cruising in Norway was a fabulous bonus. For me the hikes, the bird life (they set you down right in ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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mountaindog

4 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Lovely SA Trip

Everything was perfect. Excellent food. Wonderful organization. Nice service. Good rooms. Lot of activities. Clean. Ports and shore excursions were affordable but we like to tour alone with a small group of friends ...
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Sail Date January 2014


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British cruise critic

1 Review Written

40 Helpful Votes

Excellent staff on a very tired ship.

This cruise was subcontracted to a British company. The good bits. The exploration staff are excellent keeping the passengers up to date and work really hard. Their safety procedures were impeccable both for ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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giffenk

2 Reviews Written

25 Helpful Votes

Lots of Birds, Sun & Polar Bears if You are Lucky

Loved the ship & the cruise. We had previously done an Antarctic cruise on the same ship and the Arctic cruise held a few surprises for us. But it was all great. The land excursions in the Arctic are VERY short. ...
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Sail Date July 2016


Silver Explorer Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins5.04
Dining5.04.1
Entertainment3.03.2
Public Rooms5.03.9
Fitness Recreation4.03.2
Family2.01
Enrichment5.04.2
Service5.04.6
Value For Money4.03.6
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