Who didn’t see this coming? Seabourn enters the fray with two new expedition vessels, with the first scheduled to enter service in June 2021.
For those who love adventure – think ice, icebergs, ice sheets, glaciers, and some of the most incredible scenery north and south of the Arctic Circle – consider a Poseidon Expeditionary Cruise to West Greenland. Expect to see the Midnight Sun north of the Arctic Circle, Inuit villages and culture, whales and fluking tails, as… [Read More]
Last week, I sailed from Buenos Aires aboard Silversea’s fully-refitted Silver Cloud Expedition on what was to be her first voyage to Antarctica as part of Silversea’s luxury Silversea Expeditions brand of adventure cruises. Her recent two-month conversion into a proper, ice-strengthened luxury expedition ship marks a major milestone for the Silver Cloud, which debuted… [Read More]
In less than a month’s time, Silversea’s completely-refurbished Silver Cloud Expedition will set sail from Buenos Aires, Argentina on her first-ever expedition voyage to Antarctica. Her conversion from a luxury cruise ship into a luxury, ice-strengthened expedition ships is the most expensive and technologically-advanced refits in the history of Silversea. While her conversion is still… [Read More]
Crystal Serenity returns to the Arctic north for the second transit of the Northwest Passage, she will navigate a route through territories of Alaska, Canada and Greenland that are rarely explored by recreational travelers. During Crystal’s 2017 “Northwest Passage Explorer” voyage, guests will have more opportunities than ever to immerse themselves in local communities and… [Read More]
Coming Soon: An Armada Of Expedition Ships There was once a time when those looking to take an expedition cruise were left with few choices. Old Soviet-era icebreakers and decommissioned research ships that were pressed into adventure cruise service offered little in the way of creature comforts, and cruisers had to make compromises on everything… [Read More]
One thing that surprised me when I ventured up to Arctic Svalbard with Silversea Expeditions last month: the number of comparisons between the Arctic and that other famous polar destination, Antarctica. Guests who had never been to Antarctica were curious as to how the two compared. Guests who had previously been to the famous White… [Read More]
Fog Shuts Down Svalbard … And Silversea Rises to the Challenge Sunday, July 12, 2015 This morning, guests aboard Silversea Expeditions’ Silver Explorer disembarked our adventuresome expedition ship in Longyearbyen, Svalbard. We bid the crew – our friends – farewell. We shook hands. We descended the gangway. We left Silver Explorer, and our voyage, behind… [Read More]