Thursday, 4 April 2013

Avid Cruiser aboard Silver Explorer in the Caribbean

Silver Explorer and Zodiac (Ralph Grizzle)
Silver Explorer could be my favorite among the vessels in the Silversea fleet. There, I’ve said it. I love this tiny expedition vessel and the experiences it offers, both on board and ashore. “It’s expedition on the outside, and Silversea on the inside,” Hotel Director Marcus Path said to me one evening in the Panorama Lounge.

Certainly, Silver Explorer features all of the hallmarks of a Silversea cruise — personal and professional service, world-class dining and luxurious accommodations. Yet, on Silver Explorer you’re not just cruising, you’re on an expedition, meaning that you are visiting destinations that most other ships don’t and breaking the surface to explore, learn and in some cases, contribute back to the local society (in the San Blas Islands, for example, some passengers came with school supplies for the local children).


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