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Silver Explorer Cruise Review to South America

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Overall rating:

4.6 out of 5
Silver Explorer

18 Night Antarctica Expedition (Ushuaia Roundtrip)

Sail date: January 16, 2020

Ship: Silver Explorer

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Great expedition team consisting of scientists who were helpful, hard working and fun. They were able to get us off the ship twice a day with wonderful sights and incredible sightings. Respect for environment and safety was impressive.


5 out of 5
No waiting. Camera not working so they sent us to our cabin and we had photos taken later. Luggage already delivered.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Very nice. Food was good but selection actually better at lunch than at dinner.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Expedition cruise-lectures and wildlife watching was great


Expedition cruise

Children's Programs

Not that kind of cruise

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Butler always there when needed. Waiters were wonderful

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Strange to have to go outside sometimes since it was in Antarctica but otherwise fine.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Perfect for our needs. Loved all the hooks to hang our gear. Bathroom dried items quickly with circulation of air.

Ship tip

Get cabin in the middle as seas can get rough. Stabilizers worked well.

Ports of call

Ushuaia, Tierra Del Fuego, Argentina

4 out of 5
Nice lunch with roasted lamb at a roadhouse before embarking.

West Point Island, Falkland Islands

4 out of 5
Great viewing of albatross and Rockhopper penguin colonies. Tea and treats at local farm.

Saunders Island, Falkland Islands

5 out of 5
Incredible hike to albatross, cormorants and penguin colonies

Stanley, Falkland Islands

4 out of 5
Nice tour of the city and museum plus good shopping

South Georgia Island

5 out of 5
Gold Harbour, Grytviken , Salisbury Plain, Prion Island, Ocean Harbour. All wonderful wildlife sightings.

Elephant Island, South Shetland Islands

5 out of 5
Great wildlife everywhere.

Cruise The Antarctic Sound

5 out of 5
Whales, seals, penguins

Antarctic Experience

5 out of 5

Cruise South Shetland Islands

5 out of 5

Cruise Drake Passage

3 out of 5
Easy crossing


4 out of 5
Very organized and well handled like the rest of the cruise

Traveler Photos

Penguin captain of zodiac King Penguin Rare white fur seal
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