Vessel Type: Luxury Expedition
Length: 108 metres
Passenger Capacity: 132
Built / refurbished: 1989 / 2008
Silversea’s purpose-built Silver Explorer expedition ship (formerly the Prince Albert II) has been designed specifically for navigating waters in some of the world’s most remote destinations, including both of earth’s polar regions. A strengthened hull with a Lloyd’s Register ice-class notation (1A) for passenger vessels enables Silver Explorer to safely push through ice floes with ease. A fleet of Zodiac boats allows Silversea Expedition guests to visit even the most off-the-beaten path locations and an expert Expedition Team provides insight and understanding to each unforgettable Silver Explorer cruise adventure.
3NT POST-CRUISE: SANBONA SAFARI
Situated in the Western Cape, Sanbona Wildlife Reserve, resting at the foot of the Warmwaterberg Mountains, pays homage to the San people who trekked this earth in the heart of South Africa’s Little Karoo. Sanbona, often referred to as the ‘Arizona of Southern Africa’ and the spirit of the San people, invites you to stay and explore a special wilderness sanctuary call Dwyka Tented Camp, offering five star accommodation surrounded by ancient volcanic mountains and endless vistas. Wildlife that may be viewed on the reserve includes lion, elephant, leopard, buffalo, white rhino, brown hyena, black-backed jackal, cheetah, hippopotamus, giraffe, springbok, zebra, eland and many more.
2NT POST-CRUISE: WINES & WILDLIFE
The Cape Peninsula on the tip of the African continent is unquestionably one of the most beautiful places in the world. Travel down to the Cape of Good Hope. Discover the penguins of Boulders Beach. Then sip and savour your way through the vineyards, cellars and breathtaking scenery of Cape Wine lands, South Africa’s largest wine region, and admire the oak-lined streetscapes and Dutch architecture of historic Stellenbosch.
3NT POST-CRUISE: NGALA WILDLIFE SAFARI
Ngala Game Reserve shares an unfenced boundary with the world renowned Kruger National Park, South Africa’s largest wildlife sanctuary and one of the biggest game reserves in the world. As one of the first concessions to be officially incorporated into the exclusive greater Kruger National Park, it enjoys otherwise unheard of traversing rights to this spectacular area. With luxury facilities, and a genuine sense of the adventure native to the Kruger, Ngala is a stunning safari getaway.
4NT PRE VINTAGES OF ARGENTINA
Spend two nights at the historic Posada Salentein in the heart of Argentina’s most prolific wine region. In addition to Merlot and Pinot Noir, the region is notable for its Malbecs. Enjoy tastings at award-winning wineries.
3NT PRE-CRUISE: IGUAZU FALLS
A must see – stand face to face with one of the world’s great natural wonders – Iguazú Falls. Experience the combined 275 ft. falls in a massive cascade stretching for nearly 1.7 miles. See its waters cascading over luscious subtropical greenery.