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Silver Explorer

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Elegant luxury ship purpose-built to explore remote regions in first class comfort.

Silversea’s purpose-built luxury Silver Explorer expedition cruise ship, with its ice-strengthened hull, was designed to navigate the waters of some of the world’s most remote destinations, including both of the Earth’s polar regions.You can now travel with her throughout Latin America and Antarctica on an inspirational series of short expedition cruises.

With a guest to staff ratio of 144-117, this ship delivers a uniquely civilised and all-inclusive expedition experience, with the service you’d expect from a top-notch hotel. You may start your day with breakfast in bed, courtesy of your butler. Enjoy traditional afternoon teas, four-course gourmet dinners and quality wines served by immaculate, attentive staff. Round off with a nightcap in the piano lounge – or help yourself to something from the personalised mini-bar in your cabin. Choose from cosy and comfortable accommodation with port holes or picture windows to large two-roomed suites with French windows opening on to private terraces.

A fleet of motorised Zodiac boats ferries guests ashore or for coastal cruises, accompanied by an expert expedition team. Landings are imaginative, fulfilling and adventurous in spirit. Back on board, your guides will tell you about the natural and human history of the continent through revealing talks and workshops.

Silver Explorer’s relatively small size and agility means that the ship can navigate narrow waterways to get up close to glaciers and  icebergs and enter narrow or shallow harbours. This flexibility means she is as well at home negotiating the cliff-bound channels of ice-stifled Antarctica as the palm-fringed bays of the Caribbean.

See our Latin America Coastal Cruises pages for a selection of incredible voyages beyond Antarctica.

What our clients say

97% of our clients rated their experience with us as Excellent or Good.

enter via an Inca Doorway...can't fail. Certainly a superior tourist hotel. Very friendly and helpful.

MS, London

Tailor made holiday

Our specialists have been expertly crafting award-winning tailor-made holidays to Latin America for 40 years. We would be delighted to create a truly personalised trip which perfectly matches your wishes and requirements.

Hannah Waterhouse
Hannah Waterhouse - Travel Consultant

Hannah had an early introduction to Latin America when her family moved to Ecuador and she returned to study in Buenos Aires for a year before backpacking across the continent.

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Real Latin America Experts

  • Jamie Swan
    Jamie Swan - Product & Marketing

    Jamie backpacked across Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina and Brazil before joining us; he has a degree in politics and is also a keen sportsman..

  • Sophie Barber
    Sophie Barber - Travel Consultant

    Sophie lived in Chile before joining us and has travelled extensively across Latin America, from Mexico to the furthest tip of Patagonia.

  • Paul Winrow Giffen
    Paul Winrow-Giffin - Travel Consultant

    After graduating in Computer Science, Paul spent seven months travelling from Colombia to Argentina and came home hooked on Latin America.

  • Kathryn Rhodes
    Kathryn Rhodes - Travel Consultant

    Kathryn backpacked across Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru before joining us. She has a degree in Philosophy and French and is a keen netball player.

  • Ben Line
    Ben Line - Travel Consultant

    Ben fell in love with Latin America on a six month backpacking trip from Colombia to Mexico in 1995. Since then he has explored most of South America, including living in Peru for a year. He is now Manager of the Tailor-made Department.

  • Mary Anne Nelson
    Mary Anne Nelson - Travel Consultant

    Born in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile, Mary’s insider knowledge and dry sense of humour make her a highly valued member of the Tailor-made team.

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