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Adventure travelers can now explore the world’s most remote destinations – including the earth’s polar regions, eco-archipelagos off the coast of South America and remote archipelagos of the Pacific. Once inaccessible to most, purpose-built luxury expedition cruise ships can now bring you to the most isolated places in the world where you can have personal encounters with the world’s wonders. A strengthened hull with ice-class registration for passenger vessels enables ships to safely push through ice floes with ease. Accompanying expert Expedition Teams of naturalists and biologists, scientists, divemasters, cultural specialists, historians and photographers provide insight and understanding to each unforgettable adventure. Complimentary exploration activities include Zodiac tours, snorkeling, kayaking and nature hikes led by highly experienced guides. These expeditions foster active participation, most suitable for those who don’t want to be passive tourists. Acquire a passion to preserve what you will see with your own eyes, and take home incredible stories to share, priceless memories, and even the best photos of your life.

7 Continents - Infinite Possibilities

Silversea’s three purpose-built expedition ships - with a 4th soon to follow - can transport you to the furthermost boundaries of the planet. Silversea offers an excellent introduction to the world of expedition - active, educational, multi-generational, all-inclusive. Discover the world’s most intriguing ports while travelling in extraordinary style and comfort aboard Silversea’s intimate luxury expedition cruises.


On Silversea Expedition Cruises, every journey is new and unique. Fully immerse yourself in the world’s most unspoiled landscapes, from the primeval Galápagos Islands to the lush, tropical edens of Polynesia to the frosted wilderness of Antarctica. Silversea's Specialty Expedition Cruises allow you to fulfill your desire to explore remote destinations with the care of expert guides while igniting your own passions and interests. Each voyage has been expertly crafted with unique added features – diving to explore underwater flora and fauna, photography workshops to capture memorable moments, ornithology experts to help you spot rare birds, culinary tours to fully savour authentic cuisine, and yoga classes to relax and rejuvenate. Incredible scenery awakens the photographer; awe-inspiring marine life beckons the diver; rich, exotic aromas entice the culinary connoisseur. Whatever your special interests may be, Silversea has an expedition that can satisfy your passion for discovery. This is the joy of expedition cruising! Browse Silversea's Specialty Expeditions below and begin planning your voyage of exploration.


Birding Expeditions will inspire your sense of adventure, introducing you to exotic landscapes and exceptional wildlife. You'll encounter wild animals, exotic flora and fauna, fascinating cultures, and large varieties of bird species. The experiences you'll have on your voyage aboard Silver Discoverer, Silver Explorer or Silver Galapagos will create a lifetime of memories. 

> Experience the best pelagic birding on the planet in the Sub-Antarctic islands of New Zealand, home to 126 species including the rare yellow-eyed penguin.
> Witness the awkward flight forays of young albatross.
> Look for bald eagles in Alaska.
> Identify countless birds in the Russian Far East: puffins, guillemots, cormorants, Steller’s sea eagles, brown-headed thrush, Siberian rubythroats, black-legged kittiwakes, and crested or whiskered auklets.
> Visit Bird Island in the Galápagos, home to over 30 bird species.
> Search for the Galápagos short-eared owl.
> Admire the antics of red-footed and blue-footed boobies.



Silversea Expeditions offers a series of highly immersive Photo Expeditions voyages to mesmerising destinations. Together with our professional photographers, you can enjoy onboard lectures, workshops and receive informal tips to help you get the best out of your photography equipment and capture some of nature’s unexpected moments.

> Join our professional photographers on photo walks and Zodiac® tours.
> Learn how to photograph enchanting destinations like a Pro.
> Discover how to get the best out of your camera equipment.
> Review and learn to edit the images you’ve taken.




Silversea Expeditions offers a series of Scuba Diving Expeditions to fully explore the remote destinations we visit, both on land and underwater. Together with our Expedition Team and Dive Masters, we will offer experienced divers the opportunity to see the top diving sites of Asia Pacific and the South Pacific. Silver Discoverer, the latest addition to the Silversea Expeditions fleet, features a series of scuba-diving opportunities on select voyages offering experienced divers the opportunity to see Asia Pacific and the South Pacific’s top diving sites. You will visit such regions as the Solomon Islands, the Palau archipelago and the Marquesas islands, which have been celebrated as some of the world’s most spectacular diving hotspots - featuring blue holes, hidden caves and tunnels, and an astonishing spectrum of coral fish and rare sea creatures. The Silversea Expeditions Team has carefully crafted these unique itineraries to provide you with the most awe-inspiring deep sea adventures in the Southern Hemisphere. In addition, aboard Silver Discoverer, a team of experts which includes marine biologists, environmentalists, ecologists and geologists will be on hand to share their extensive knowledge of the region.


Silversea Expeditions offers a series of Wellness Expedition voyages specifically designed to improve your well-being. In addition to taking you to some of the most remote and unexplored places in the world, we provide a complete onboard program of yoga and stretching classes, spa treatments and healthy daily menus supported by our Wellness partner, Technogym. By day, you’ll journey to destinations off the beaten path in South East Asia and the South Pacific encountering magnificent landscapes, fascinating new cultures and unique wildlife. Once back aboard Silver Discoverer, the ship becomes a sanctuary for mind, body and spirit.

> Combine the thrill of exploration with a holistic approach to rejuvenation.
> Yoga, stretching, pilates and aquagym classes.
> Fitness programs designed by Technogym.
> Healthy menus and nutritional counselling.
> A complimentary spa treatment.



Silversea Expeditions offers epicurean journeys to discover some of the most authentic cuisine Europe and South America have to offer. From Portugal all the way up the Atlantic coast of France, you will sample some of the finest delicacies. With cannelés and wines in Bordeaux, crêpes in Mont Saint Michel, and fresh  oysters in the medieval town of Saint Malo, you are sure to find something that satisfies the most curious of your taste buds. Or, accompany us on a journey looking into the natural and cultural wonders of coastal Peru and Chile. Aboard you will have the opportunity to enjoy and savour some of the outstanding food and wines Peru and Chile have to offer – prepared by specially invited executive chefs and our Culinary Director, Rudy Scholdis. Partake in workshops and discussions about the gastronomical specialties of South America’s West Coast. It’s one thing to visit a place, but it’s another to immerse yourself in it. Not just to see the sights, but also to meet the people, understand the history and drink in the culture.



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. Silversea has assembled a team of experts from all relevant fields. 

Africa & Indian Ocean - Antarctica - Arctic - Australia & New Zealand - Galapagos Islands - Micronesia, Melanesia & Polynesia - Russian Far East



  • Highly qualified expedition team with experts in their field (marine biologists, ornithologists, historians) 
  • Excursions and activities, including explorations by Zodiac®
  • Complimentary expedition gear: backpack and water bottle on every voyage, Haglöfs parka for polar expeditions
  • Personalised service with a butler for all suites
  • Open seating and speciality restaurants
  • Champagne, wines and spirits served throughout the ship
  • Intimate ultra-luxury ships for 100+ guests with the highest guest-to-staff ratio in the industry
  • In-suite bar with your preferred beverages
  • Onboard gratuities
  • Lecture and enrichment programmes
  • Free Wifi for every guest
  • Air - Special Offers on Select Sailings
  • Promotion: Two-Category Suite Upgrade or 50% Off a Second Suite


Customize Your Journey

Explore the ships and cruising options. Tell us when and where you want to go and what you want to see and do at the outset and at the conclusion of your cruise ~ pre and post. You may want to take a few, or more than a few additional days on either end of your cruise to explore and enjoy the cities and regions where you will embark and disembark. We can customize a personal journey around your cruise itinerary with best pricing based upon your travel dates and the number of persons in your party.

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