True to its name, the Silver Explorer has been designed to be able to penetrate some of the most remote and most inaccessible places on earth, with several unique features enabling it to boldly go where other ship's can only dream of venturing. For a start, its compact size - with room for just 132 passengers - makes it much more mobile than most cruise liners, while the specially reinforced hull allows it to push through ice floes when sailing in the polar regions.
This experience is far removed from a typical Mediterranean cruise holiday, as passengers become explorers. The ship features several aspects which enable all guests to make the most of their shared thirst for adventure, with public spaces such as the Observation Lounge on the top deck and the Panorama Lounge providing the perfect views of the surrounding landscape, while also bringing fellow passengers together. Swapping stories and talking through the day's experiences are great ways to fully immerse oneself in the spirit of the Silver Explorer, and make for a much more riveting time than any traditional cruise ship entertainment could.
Dining on the Silver Explorer is about so much more than simply eating, with dinner providing a chance to relive the day's excitement. Indeed, the Restaurant is the place where passengers and expedition team members come together to socialise and talk through their amazing experiences, whilst at the same time enjoying exquisite food accompanied by fine wines. The nature of the cuisine helps to reinforce the spirit of the voyage, with regional specialties that are unique to the cruise destination being served up. What's more, the captain will often manoeuvre the ship in order to provide the most spectacular sunset views during meal times.
Of course, if you want to get even closer to the scenery then you could choose to dine al fresco on the outside deck, while 24-hour room service is also available for when you fancy just relaxing in your cabin.
The activities on offer will be largely determined by the destination of your voyage, with daily expeditions on zodiac boats enabling passengers to get off the main ship and explore their surroundings close up. In the evenings, expedition team members give talks and presentations in the onboard theatre, with most voyages carrying scientists such as marine biologists, anthropologists and geologists, to help provide information that will enrich your experience.
If you're looking to relax and be pampered, be sure to pay a visit to the ship's spa, or simply take a dip in the whirlpool by the Outdoor Grill.