Silversea Cruises: Silver Explorer

 

30-night Arctic & Greenland Cruise


 

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.

 

 

Itinerary

Destination

Arrival

Departure

Tromso

9/5/2019

9/5/2019 10:00:00 PM

Enjoy the appealing frontier atmosphere at this ancient whaling capital and base for expeditions to the North Pole.

At Sea

9/6/2019

9/6/2019

No information currently available.

Bjornoya

9/7/2019 8:30:00 AM

9/7/2019 1:00:00 PM

There are polar fox and polar bear on the island. Probably known to Norsemen in the 12th cent., it was rediscovered by Willem Barentz, the Dutch navigator, in 1596, and was formally annexed by Norway in 1915. It is also known as Bear Island.

Svalbard

9/8/2019

9/8/2019

Svalbard is an archipelago lying in the Arctic Ocean north of mainland Europe, about midway between Norway and the North Pole. It consists of a group of islands ranging from 74° to 81° North, and 10° to 35° East. The archipelago is the northernmost part of the Kingdom of Norway. Three islands are populated: Spitsbergen, Bjørnøya and Hopen. The largest settlement is Longyearbyen.

Svalbard

9/9/2019

9/9/2019

Svalbard is an archipelago lying in the Arctic Ocean north of mainland Europe, about midway between Norway and the North Pole. It consists of a group of islands ranging from 74° to 81° North, and 10° to 35° East. The archipelago is the northernmost part of the Kingdom of Norway. Three islands are populated: Spitsbergen, Bjørnøya and Hopen. The largest settlement is Longyearbyen.

Svalbard

9/10/2019

9/10/2019

Svalbard is an archipelago lying in the Arctic Ocean north of mainland Europe, about midway between Norway and the North Pole. It consists of a group of islands ranging from 74° to 81° North, and 10° to 35° East. The archipelago is the northernmost part of the Kingdom of Norway. Three islands are populated: Spitsbergen, Bjørnøya and Hopen. The largest settlement is Longyearbyen.

Svalbard

9/11/2019

9/11/2019

Svalbard is an archipelago lying in the Arctic Ocean north of mainland Europe, about midway between Norway and the North Pole. It consists of a group of islands ranging from 74° to 81° North, and 10° to 35° East. The archipelago is the northernmost part of the Kingdom of Norway. Three islands are populated: Spitsbergen, Bjørnøya and Hopen. The largest settlement is Longyearbyen.

Svalbard

9/12/2019

9/12/2019

Svalbard is an archipelago lying in the Arctic Ocean north of mainland Europe, about midway between Norway and the North Pole. It consists of a group of islands ranging from 74° to 81° North, and 10° to 35° East. The archipelago is the northernmost part of the Kingdom of Norway. Three islands are populated: Spitsbergen, Bjørnøya and Hopen. The largest settlement is Longyearbyen.

At Sea

9/13/2019

9/13/2019

No information currently available.

At Sea

9/14/2019

9/14/2019

No information currently available.

Scoresby Sund

9/15/2019

9/15/2019

Scoresby Sund is the largest fjord system in the world. This destination is located on the eastern coast of Greenland. The name honors the English explorer William Scoresby, who mapped the fjord area in great detail in 1822. Some of the core activities in Scoresby Sund include whale watching, wildlife spotting as a variety or shore excursions.

Scoresby Sund

9/16/2019

9/16/2019

Scoresby Sund is the largest fjord system in the world. This destination is located on the eastern coast of Greenland. The name honors the English explorer William Scoresby, who mapped the fjord area in great detail in 1822. Some of the core activities in Scoresby Sund include whale watching, wildlife spotting as a variety or shore excursions.

Scoresby Sund

9/17/2019

9/17/2019

Scoresby Sund is the largest fjord system in the world. This destination is located on the eastern coast of Greenland. The name honors the English explorer William Scoresby, who mapped the fjord area in great detail in 1822. Some of the core activities in Scoresby Sund include whale watching, wildlife spotting as a variety or shore excursions.

Ittoqqortoormiit

9/18/2019 7:00:00 AM

9/18/2019 3:00:00 PM

One of the most remote areas of Greenland, Ittoqqortoormiit is accessible only by air or, a few months a year due to the sea being frozen nine months out of the year, by boat. The Scoresbysund Fjord on the the side of Ittoqqortoormiit is the largest and longest fjord complex in the world. One of the last hunter societies in the world, Ittoqqortoormiit is south of the world's biggest National Park, where visitors can view polar bears, narwhals, and arctic foxes.

At Sea

9/19/2019

9/19/2019

No information currently available.

Reykjavik

9/20/2019 7:00:00 AM

9/20/2019

The fire, frost and water symbolized by the red, white and blue of Iceland’s flag are manifested in this land. Reykjavik, or Smoky Bay, was so named in 874 A.D. by Ingolf Arnarson when he sighted the numerous hot springs on the Seltjarnarnes Peninsula. Today this remarkably pollution-free city is wrapped around a sweeping bay and has managed to retain its charming Old-World atmosphere. A pastiche of red-blue-and green-roofed houses together with the tall gray tower of Hallgrim’s Church dominate the skyline. In Old Town, many of the wooden buildings have been lovingly restored and stand side by side with modern timber and concrete structures. There are fine museums and art galleries; historic pubs present activity in late afternoon. The beautiful countryside outside of Reykjavik includes such natural wonders as volcanoes, geysers, glaciers, mountains and spectacular waterfalls.

Suggested Private Excursions

Reykjavik - The Golden Circle - FD Tour

Reykjavik - Bathing in the Blue Lagoon - HD Tour

Reykjavik - A Taste of Iceland - FD Tour

Reykjavik - Glacier Safari with Optional Snowmobiles - FD Tour

Reykjavik Highlights - HD Tour

 

At Sea

9/21/2019

9/21/2019

No information currently available.

Skjoldungen Island

9/22/2019 12:00:00 PM

9/22/2019 3:30:00 PM

Skjoldungen Island is located in the eastern coast of Greenland. This destination offers some of them most beautiful picturesque mountains covered in white snow. Polar Bears are to be found in the island, as well other forms of wildlife sightings are common. There is a small abandoned Eskimo settlement in Skjoldungen Island. Enjoy a day discovering fjords, icebergs and glaciers along this beautiful island, or take advantage of the unique hiking opportunities this land has to offer.

Prince Christian Sound

9/23/2019

9/23/2019

This narrow 70-mile-long channel across the southernmost tip of Greenland is breathtakingly dramatic. Huge glaciers tumble down towards the rugged coast from the Greenland ice cap-exactly the kind of scene that inspired one Greenlandic poet to declare: 'I get dizzy of all this beauty'. A thousand years ago, just north of here at Narsarsuaq, Eric the Red established his farm amid 6,000-foot mountains and glaciers.

Aapilattoq

9/23/2019 4:00:00 PM

9/23/2019 9:00:00 PM

Aapilattoq is a remote, yet picturesque settlement in South Greenland. It’s located approximately 50km north of Cape Farewell – one of the most scenic fjords in the world. Due to the surrounding mountains and remote location, it’s virtually inaccessibly by land. Visitors come by sea or air to take in the sights

Nanortalik

9/24/2019 6:30:00 AM

9/24/2019 11:30:00 AM

Nanortalik means 'place of bears'. It is Greenland's southernmost town, the district border extends all the way from the island Qeqertarsuaq, north west of Alluitsup Paa to the Cape Farewell area and to the 60 kilometers long Lindenow Fjord in East Greenland. The area is approx. 15,000 square kilometers.

The most renowned feature in the area is the Nanortalik skyscrapers - the steep peaks and sheer mountain walls lining the Tasermiut Fjord, Pamiagdluk, Prins Christianssund and Lindenow Fjord. Names like Ketil Mountain and Ulamertorsuaq are well known to most rock and mountain climbers in the world. The mountains in this area are just as challenging as the Alps and only experienced climbers should give it a go.

The sealhunters move to the outermost islands in the spring to hunt the big hooded seal, because the seals' migratory route passes through these islands along with the field ice. Here, the hunter culture remains unspoilt for many generations. The supply for summer and winter is prepared on the islands.

The place got its name, Nanortalik, because the polar bears drift by on big ice floes in the field ice from East Greenland. Each year several polarbears are spotted in the area, but they are of no danger to the inhabitants.

In the spring and in the late summer the waters surrounding the municipality are filled with whales, of which the most frequent is the minke whale.

Uunartoq

9/24/2019 3:30:00 PM

9/24/2019 11:00:00 PM

In September 2005, an American Explorer, Dennis Schmitt, discovered an island off the coast of Greenland, Uunartoq Qeqertoq, Inuit for “warming island”. The island has always existed but covered by a glacier which melted exposing the island. On Uunartoq Island near the town are Inuit ruins from the 18th and 19th centuries, a nunnery and geothermal springs. Offshore are drifting icebergs and whales that frequent these waters.

Qaqortoq

9/25/2019 7:00:00 AM

9/25/2019 1:30:00 PM

Qaqortoq means "The White Place", and the town is the educational and cultural center of Southern Greenland. The sheep farms give this part of Greenland special character. Qaqortoq has a sculpture park "Stone and Man" made by 18 Nordic sculptors. The result is 24 sculptures and reliefs spread all over town. Greenland's only public fountain is in the town square. The square is the historical part of town, with many buildings from colonial times and a museum concentrating on Greenlandic culture, the Norse period and the history of Qaqortoq. Close to the square is "Brædtet" market where local fishermen and hunters sell the days catch. There are 2 churches in town; "Frelserens" from 1832 and "Gertrud Raschs" from 1973. "Frelserens" hans the lifebuoy and memorial tablet with the names of those missing from M/S Hans Hedtoft, which went down in January 1959. "Gertrud Raschs" has one of Greenlands most beautiful altar pieces made by artist Maria Haagen-Müller.

Hvalsey

9/25/2019 4:00:00 PM

9/25/2019 8:00:00 PM

Hvalsey is the site of Greenland's largest, best preserved Norse ruins. History enthusiasts will be interested in the archaeological history of the region and will want to visit Hvalsey Church, built by Viking settlers, before their disappearance from Greenland in the 15th Century. The church itself is located on a beautiful green hill surrounded by picturesque mountains.

At Sea

9/26/2019

9/26/2019

No information currently available.

Nuuk

9/27/2019 6:30:00 AM

9/27/2019 4:00:00 PM

Nuuk was founded by the unfailingly optimistic Hans Egede - the Danish missionary with soul-conversions on his mind - who promptly named the settlement Good Hope. Today Nuuk is small by modern standards, with a total population of only 14,000. Despite a wealth of land and a paucity of people, Nuuk has insisted on housing the population in immense apartment blocks with imaginative names like Blok P - a kind of Gulag on ice - and the urban sprawl is now spreading out along the road to the airport. Kolonihavnen is a pleasant exception to the rest of Nuuk's Lego-city look: it's a picturesque 18th-century fishing village in the heart of Nuuk and gives some idea of what the town looked like before the industrial harbour was built. Nuuk's real attraction lies in its proximity to any number of excellent day hikes into the hinterland and the fabulous views from the tops of the nearby mountains. Organised tours, boat trips and the rental of equipment is easier from the capital.

At Sea

9/28/2019

9/28/2019

No information currently available.

Iqaluit (Nunavut)

9/29/2019 1:30:00 PM

9/29/2019 6:00:00 PM

Iqaluit, formerly known as Frobisher Bay, is the capital and administrative center of Canada's newest territory, Nunavut. Situated in the hills overlooking the Koojesse Inlet, and is only accessible via aircraft, dogsled, snowmobile and some boats. There are a number of cultural attractions in Iqaluit including, the Nunatta Sunakkutaangit Museum, which showcases an impressive collection of Inuit and Arctic items. Iqaluit also has a number of galleries showcasing Inuit art work, available both for viewing and for purchase. Visitors may also want to explore the stunning arctic landscape and the ruins of structure built by the Thule people at nearby Qaummaarviit Territoria Historic Park.

Monumental Island

9/30/2019 1:45:00 PM

9/30/2019 2:30:00 PM

Monumental island is located located in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago off the coast of Baffin Island.  Visitors may approach the island via Zodiac and watch the colonies of walruses on the colorful rocky landscape. Visitors will also have the chance of witnessing the Aurora Borealis.

Lady Franklin Island

9/30/2019 4:30:00 PM

9/30/2019 8:00:00 PM

Lady Franklin Island is an uninhabited island in the Canadian Arctic.

At Sea

10/1/2019

10/1/2019

No information currently available.

At Sea

10/2/2019

10/2/2019

No information currently available.

L'Anse Au Meadow

10/3/2019 12:30:00 PM

10/3/2019 6:30:00 PM

L'Anse-aux-Meadows is the oldest European habitation site in North America. Led by Leif Eriksson, son of the Eric the Red, the Scandinavian Vikings crossed the North Atlantic in 1000 AD, becoming the first known Europeans to land in North America. Now protected as a national park, the historic site is set on the edge of the Strait of Belle Isle, across from Labrador, in a rough, rocky northern environment. It's a fascinating place, made special by the unobtrusive, low-key approach taken in its development. The Viking settlement includes replicas of sod buildings, complete with smoky scent, and there are also eight unearthed originals of wood and sod. There's an interpretive center to help make sense of things, and some Viking snacks might even be offered. Two-hour tours on a replica Viking ship are also offered.

Twillingate

10/4/2019 6:30:00 AM

10/4/2019 2:00:00 PM

No information currently available.

St. John's, Newfoundland

10/5/2019 8:00:00 AM

10/5/2019

St. John's, a classic harbor city, is capital of Newfoundland. Old accents and customs are common, yet Saint John is still modern. The city recently celebrated its 500th anniversary as a modern city with preserved heritage and culture. It offers old world charm, unique architectural and historic landmarks, fine cuisine and many other attractions. Historic downtown features unique sites, such as Cabot Tower on Signal Hill overlooking the harbor and the city. The famous friendliness, hospitality and charm of the people of Saint John, plus the Newfoundland folk music found in many of the lively waterfront bars, ensure a perfect visit. A 3 mile Rennies River Trail cuts through the city along a wooded stream and ends at the only public fluvarium in North America, where in late October/early November one can observe spawning brown and brook trout in their natural habitat through underwater windows. The Bowring Victorian park was donated by the wealthy Bowring family in 1911, and resembles the parks of London after which is was modeled.

Itinerary subject to change without notice. Please confirm itinerary at time of booking.

Rates are capacity controlled, subject to availability and change without notice.

 

 

Stateroom Description & Pricing Info

Suite

Cruise Only Price

 

VI - Vista Suite

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VS - View Suite

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VR - Veranda Suite

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SL - Silver Suite

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O1 - Owner's Suite

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ME - Medallion Suite

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G1 - Grand Suite

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EC - Explorer Suite

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AC - Adventurer Suite

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Port, security and handling fees, government fees and taxes are included in the fare. Price does not include airfare, transfers and airline government fees and taxes.

 

 

Departure Date: 9/5/2019
Number of Nights: 30
Cruise Inclusions:
  • Spacious Ultra-Luxury Suites - over 85% with Private Verandas
  • Butler Service - All Suites
  • Complimentary Beverages Served Throughout the Ship
  • Gratuities
  • Open-Seating Dining
  • In-Suite Dining and 24-Hour Room Service
  • In-Suite Beverages
  • Free Wi-Fi Throughout the Ship*
  • Transportation into Town

*Every guest will receive one free hour of Wi-Fi per day, with select suites receiving unlimited Wi-Fi.

Available Addons:
  • Optional shore excursions
  • Air/Hotel Program
  • Hotel-Only Program
  • Extra Night Accommodations
  • Transfer-Only Package
  • Air Upgrades and Special Requests

 

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