Exploring the secrets of the world is not a task for an ordinary cruise - especially when the secrets are about uncharted wonders and extreme latitudes.
Silversea Expeditions Cruises allow one to fulfil the desire to explore remote destinations with the care of expert guides while igniting your own passions and interests on your expedition. Each voyage has been expertly crafted with unique added features - diving to explore underwater flora and fauna, photography workshops to capture memorable moments, ornithology experts to help you spot rare birds, culinary tours to fully savour authentic cuisine and yoga classes to relax and rejuvenate.
The team at Sovereign have been selling Silversea Expeditions since Silversea announced their pioneering specialist luxury expedition spin off. It has quickly become one of our most popular luxury expedition products and new ships such as the incredible Silver Origin will only help to cement Silversea Expeditions place as a market leader in this rapidly expanding travel sector.
We have a very close working relationship with Silversea Expeditions and Peter Shanks, Silversea's Managing Director UK, Ireland, Middle East and Africa recently kindly endorsed Sovereign as follows. “Silversea and Sovereign have enjoyed a strong partnership for many years. As experts in their field, the team at Sovereign excel both in their destination knowledge and in the pride that they take in looking after their customers. At Silversea we are all about the destination - and with over 1,000 to choose from across our fleet - Sovereign are perfectly placed to provide the very best recommendation as to the right cruise for you.”
Expedition cruises are for the curious traveller who longs to see an orang-utan in the wild or what lies behind the next mountain ridge. But it is not just about wildlife or mountains. It is about immersing yourself in the culture, landscape and habitat of a region with the help of experts who can illuminate all you see. From the lush rainforests of the equatorial Pacific to the polar extremes at the very edge of the world, our expedition ships sail to all seven continents. You can explore pelagic wonderlands, admire volcanic plateaus gushing with geysers, or enter the realm of the Polar Bear.
But no matter where you go, you will enjoy a uniquely immersive experience, expanding your global perspective and prompting you to re-evaluate what really matters. And rest assured- no creature comfort will be denied on a Silversea Expedition cruise with Silversea.
A Silversea Expedition cruise permits one to completely engage with world‘s most unspoiled landscapes, from the primeval Galápagos Islands to the lush, tropical Eden’s of Polynesia to the frosted wilderness of Antarctica. Escape to pristine hideaways in the Lesser Antilles, embrace ancient splendours of the Far East, and be awed by Alaska's magnificent Hubbard Glacier. Or delve into all the wonders of the wide world on an expedition Grand Voyage or World Cruise.
This is the joy of expedition cruising. Incredible scenery awakens the photographer; awe-inspiring marine life beckons the diver; rich, exotic aromas entice the culinary connoisseur. Whatever your special interests may be, there is an expedition with Silversea that can satisfy your passion for true discovery in a highly personal and immersive way.
Whether it is attending a briefing, exploring by Zodiac, or hiking on terra firma, an expedition cruise with Silversea will immerse you immediately in your destination. One day you could be snorkelling with sea turtles, the next day blazing a trail through an old growth rain forest while long-tailed macaques screech overhead.
Every moment can amaze: A Wandering Albatross lifting its enormous wings to take flight, a whale so close that you can count the barnacles on its back. Silversea Expeditions‘ complimentary activities guarantee close-up encounters with a region’s unique flora and fauna, its most remote landscapes and habitats … and with the insight of expert guides who are always at hand.
One of the most eagerly anticipated luxury expedition cruise ships has been the new Silversea Expedition ship the Silver Origin. The beauty of the Galapagos Islands and the beauty of luxury cruising come together with the birth of the Silver Origin. Never has a luxury cruise ship been designed with a specific destination in mind and she is one of only two ships designed and built for the Galapagos. Silver Origin's unique design guarantees a more intimate Galapagos experience for all her guests.
The Silver Origin is also a pioneering testament to Silversea Expeditions commitment for deeper, more immersive travel experiences. Her state of the art technology and revolutionary static positioning system will insure total environmental protection, whilst floor-to-ceiling windows in all public areas and all suite accommodation mean that Silver Origin will be by far the most engaging and stylish way to see the Galapagos Islands. With just 100 guests on board, she proves that smaller really does get you closer to the authentic beauty of this fascinating part of our fragile world.
Marine Exploration - A fleet of Zodiacs allows guests to explore even the most off-the-beaten locations. Or go deeper on a snorkelling, scuba diving or kayak expedition. Every nautical mile in these remote regions offers opportunities to uncover nature's secret wonders.
Land Adventures - Discover the ruins of ancient castles, or hike through the natural wonders that surround you. More than mere sightseeing, these on-land expeditions offer remarkable insights. Each land exploration is in small groups of like-minded adventure travellers and is always accompanied by a specialist who is there to describe the nature formations and wildlife.
Onboard Learning - Daily briefings, recaps and lectures are presented by an Expedition Team of the highest calibre, hand-picked for their expertise in a variety of fields and first-hand experience of the destination. You can join a guide on deck to identify the seabirds, or chat with the navigational officers on the Bridge.
Wildlife - Come face to face with a Galápagos Penguin. Admire the pelagic wonderlands of New Zealand‘s Sub-Antarctic Islands. Glimpse a Stellar Sea Lion in the Sea of Okhotsk. From polar bears in the Arctic to pygmy hippos in Borneo to iguanas in the Galapagos, the world’s wild creatures await your discovery.
Photography - A picture is worth a thousand memories, and there is no better place to pick up pointers from the pros on how to point and shoot than a photo expedition cruise with Silversea Expeditions.
Local Cultures - Music, dance and warm smiles welcome us to the remote, rarely visited places that we visit. Hospitality is such that special invitations with local people are often extended. It may be a funeral celebration in Torajaland, for example, or a melanggan feast in Melanesia. Each expedition cruise destination contains a rich heritage of local communities, and the thrill of adventure is a cultural one, too.
History - Informative seminars broaden our understanding of cultures, past and present, and in the company of expert guides our cruise excursions explore the human history of our destinations — a private opening at the Guggenheim museum in Bilbao, a recent dig in Peru revealing pyramids of the Mochica culture. From medieval abbeys in the British Isles to “slave castles‘ on Africa’s western coast, history intersects with the present on your Silversea Expedition.
Scenery - Thundering waterfalls, plunging gorges, undulating desert dunes as far as the eye can see — our luxury expedition ships sail to some of the most exquisite corners of the planet. What do you dream of? Giant, blue-tinted icebergs that sparkle like diamonds? Misty volcanoes and coral wonders? Low-lying atolls afloat in a turquoise sea? It is your choice and all possible with a luxury Silversea Expedition cruise specifically planned for you by the luxury expedition cruise experts at The Sovereign Cruise Club, at the guaranteed best fare.