Silversea has four ships in its expedition fleet. Silver Explorer heads to polar regions, Silver Galapagos explores the pristine Galapagos, Silver Discoverer has itineraries in the Pacific, and Silver Cloud is undergoing a major refurbishment to make voyages to Antarctica starting in late 2017.
The Adventure Part: The ships are intimate, with 100 to 130 passengers who will take on activities like Zodiac tours to get ashore on rocky areas in the Galapagos to see boobies, fur seals and turtles, deepwater snorkeling, scuba diving in Indonesia or bird-spotting in Alaska.
The Luxe Part: Cruises on Silversea are all-inclusive: Everything from excursions to drinks are part of the fare. The ships are comfortable, too. Marble suites feature showers decked-out with rainfall shower heads. Plus, there's a spa, beauty salon, a fitness center, and even afternoon tea.