Glacier hike at 14th of July Glacier

Birthday Bonanza at the Glacier Day 8 – June 28, 2015 Visit to The 14th of July Glacier, Krossfjord, West Coast, Spitsbergen, Svalbard.  Technically we are just outside the settlement of Longyearbyen, the administrative centre of the Svalbard archipelago in one of the little fjords in the area. Located on the west coast of Spitsbergen at […]

A Day on an Adventure Cruise with Silver Explorer

Discover Andoyane and Monacobreen Day 7 – June 27, 2015 During the morning Silver Explorer anchored in Andoyane, Svalbard. The small islands of the area are home to numerous sea and land birds. During the morning we took Zodiac boats out to explore the little islands. It was rainy but that did not deter eager […]

Ice Cruising the Polar Ice Cap with Silversea

Northern Latitudes – ice cruising at 80 degrees north The Quest for the Ice: The entire success of a Silver Explorer expedition centers around wildlife encounters. Finding Svalbard’s rich wildlife that includes Polar Bears, walruses, whales, Svalbard reindeer, seals, and birds depends on many factors. Perhaps the most sought after encounter is with a Polar […]

Silver Explorer: Svalbard: Raudfjorden, Virgohamna, and Amsterdamoya

Day 2 – June 23, 2015 Days 2-8 will be spent in search of wildlife encounters. We have a flexible itinerary and a lot of what we are able to discover is contingent upon ice conditions. We head north to where there is fast ice, which is where polar bears hangout eating seals (if they […]

Silver Explorer: Oslo, Norway to Longyearbyen, Svalbard

Day 1 Embarkation: June 22, 2015 Northern latitudes: Reporting from Silversea Expeditions in the Arctic.   Getting to Silver Explorer I took a United flight from Los Angeles International Airport to Gardermoen Airport in Oslo, Norway where I would overnight at one of the hotel options available from Silversea. My transfer to the hotel was […]

Silver Explorer Arctic Cruise Review

Silver Explorer:  Onboard Impressions and Experiences The Silversea Experience Silversea Cruises’ buzz words are: Italian warmth. European sophistication. All-inclusive lifestyle. Exquisite cuisine. Guests are invited to enjoy the brand standards and to treat the ship like a home away from home. Whether enjoying my spacious suite under the watchful care of Romeo, my experienced butler, […]

iVoyage: Silversea Cruises Athens to Venice

Cruise Buzz heads to Eastern Med Cruise on Silversea Piraeus (Athens), Greece to Venice, Italy on Silver Spirit Get ready to sail Aug 3 -12, 2014. Live iVoyage cruise report aboard Silversea Cruises’ Silver Spirit. Experience Athens, Corfu, Dubrovnik, Hvar, Kotor, Venice and more. Join Carrie Finley-Bajak, the chief experience officer at as we […]