Explore the Breathtaking Wildlife of Antarctica & The Arctic
Visiting Antarctica with thousands of penguins and the Arctic with the majestic polar bears and Walrus offers a wonderful and unforgettable adventure. Keene Luxury Travel's recommended expedition ships are offered by Silversea Cruises. The luxurious Silversea Silver Cloud Expedition or the classic Silver Explorer. Ngaire Keene, Linda Litteken, and Susan Walsh have all cruised both Antarctica and the Arctic area of the Svalbard Islands, collectively thirteen times to Antarctica and nine times to the Arctic. Keene Luxury Travel has the expertise to assist you in this incredible adventure! Email your Keene Luxury Travel Consultant to secure a place on one of these voyages!
The Silver Endeavour was purchased by Silversea in 2022 and it is a great addition to the Silversea Expedition Fleet. This is an amazing ship! One of the most expensive expedition ships ever built costing almost double the price of other new expedition ships. The ship is stunning without being glitzy and has multiple dining options. Suites start at 357 square feet and are one of the most amazing designs I have ever seen on cabin of this size. A desk with two chairs and a shelf above the desk for storage and more outlets than you can imagine. Two sinks and a toilet in a separate room with a sink and two entry doors. One from the bathroom and one from the cabin. Massive vanity for the ladies with lots of drawers. Along with a wet closet to hang up your parka and store your life vest. Please see the ship review for more details.
Launched late 2017, Silversea has created a "game changer" in the expedition cruise market when they adapted the Silver Cloud to be an expedition ship. In 2021 the Silver Wind was also adapted. These unique Silversea's luxury small expedition ships have all the trimmings of a luxury ocean liner. The ship has been outfitted with an Ice Hull in order to navigate the polar regions as well as a completely refurbished interior. While onboard, I could not wrap my head around the fact that this is truly an expedition ship. The cabins are wonderfully spacious starting at 240 square feet for a Vista cabin and 297 square feet for a Veranda cabin. Most cabins feature a spacious walk-in shower and there are some cabins with a bathtub/shower combination. There are all of the facilities that you usually find on a luxury ocean liner such as a Main Show Lounge with great sight lines, a Panorama Lounge, an Observation Lounge, a Library, large Beauty Salon, Spa Facilities, Exercise Facilities, Guest Laundry, Card Room, Boutique, Internet Cafe, Connoisseurs Corner, Swimming Pool and a Jacuzzi. Dining options include the main restaurant, La Terazza for casual dining, Le Champagne (French restaurant for an extra charge), and a deck grill which features "Hot Rocks" at night. The ship is equipped with a new style of zodiac (see the picture at left). This makes for a more comfortable zodiac ride with less bumping in the water. The boot room and loading area is really large and if you have been on an expedition ship before then you know how much difference that will make to your expedition experience. A maximum of 200 guests for the Polar Regions on a ship that holds 260 guests. The Expedition Team includes some of the best expedition team experts in the business. Fares are all-inclusive of beverages in the dining rooms and the lounges (excluding fine wines and liquors) and tips for the staff.
New Ships are on the Horizon: It is Keene Luxury Travel's belief that the Silversea success with the expedition product has spurred a whole new group of ships coming to the expedition marketplace. Time will tell if these new ships will be able to capture the essence of expedition cruising in the same manner that Silversea has done. Competition is always good!
Everything you need to know as you plan an expedition cruise: Full details on all aspects of expedition cruising are available on our Antarctica and Arctic reports. We cover all the relevant details with both written information and pictures including links to Ken Hutyra's pictures taken on the cruises we have experienced.
The Consultants at Keene Luxury Travel look forward to helping you plan an expedition cruise - an experience you will never forget.
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