In 2007, ultra-luxury line Silversea made a bold move: it acquired a small, unassuming vessel built nearly 20 years earlier as the Sally Clipper before being passed around to various cruise lines. But after an extensive multi-million dollar refit, she emerged prouder than ever as the lead vessel in Silversea’s new Expeditions product: Prince Albert II.
Quickly winning praise for her diverse itineraries and the same kind of onboard luxury and elegance that Silversea is known for, the line elected to bring her name in line with the rest of the fleet, renaming her Silver Explorer in 2011.
With an ice-class rating of 1A, there are few places on earth that this intimate, 132-passenger vessel cannot sail to. She is every bit the modern-day explorer, going where few ships before her have gone and managing to turn heads in the process. With her sleek black hull, red pin striping and white superstructure, she is an ambassador not just for the Monaco-based luxury line, but for modern-day adventurers everywhere.
Equipped with a fleet of inflatable Zodiac rafts, guests aboard Silver Explorer can literally come ashore in some of the most remote regions of the world, going where even their nimble “mother ship” cannot. Far from simply acting as a mode of transportation, the Zodiacs are an adventure in their own right, and the dedicated Expedition Team aboard the Silver Explorer takes every opportunity they can to ensure that you are wowed and amazed during your time aboard them.
This isn’t just a ship to take a vacation on. This is a ship that will whisk you to places that will change you forever, with a sense of style and sophistication that is undeniably Silversea. Make no mistake about it; you’re not on a cruise aboard Silver Explorer.
You are on an Expedition.