Brodick, Greenock, and 1245 Nautical Miles of Adventure

This morning, I find myself aboard Silversea’s Silver Explorer for a few more hours here in the port of Greenock, Scotland, where Voyage 7212: Blooming Gardens & Medieval Castles draws to a close.  It’s the first cloudy, overcast day we have encountered since our call to [...]

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The Hebrides – Magical Staffa and Iona, Scotland

Today was another action-packed day onboard Silversea’s Silver Explorer, as we spent time exploring Scotland’s Hebridean Islands.  And that is a woefully inadequate description of just how stunning this day was.

Some statistics for Monday, May 28, 2012 onboard the Silver Explorer, courtesy of the [...]

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Our Greatest Adventure Yet: Rathlin Island & Portrush, Northern Ireland

Today marked the start of one of our most adventurous days here onboard Silversea’s Silver Explorer, with an early-morning call on remote Rathlin Island before sailing over lunchtime to Portrush, Northern Ireland and two of County Antrim’s most spectacular sights: Dunluce Castle and the [...]

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Killybegs, Glencolmcille, and some Scenic Cruising

Guests aboard Silversea’s Silver Explorer awoke to another gloriously sunny morning today, as we made our way to the small village of Killybegs, Ireland for an afternoon call and excursion.

Captain Golubev continued to impress this morning, altering course to take us on an unexpected sail-past of the [...]

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Galway City, the Connemara Countryside, and a Memorable Arrival

This morning just after 8AM, Expedition Leader Robin West came across the PA to let us know that at around 8:30, we’d be passing through a lock in order for Silversea’s Silver Explorer to berth in the town centre of Galway, Ireland. But I doubt [...]

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Glengarriff, the Ring of Kerry, and a Silvery Sunny Day

The cold and damp of Waterford did a complete 180 today, as Silversea’s Silver Explorer dropped anchor outside of the village of Glengarriff, Ireland on one of the warmest, sunniest days the region has had all week, rising to a stunning 26 degrees Celsius.

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Crystal, Skeletons & Waterford, Ireland

Today, Silversea’s Silver Explorer continued her “Blooming Gardens and Medieval Castles” itinerary as she made her way from the Celtic Sea and up the River Suir to Waterford, the oldest city in Ireland. With a population of roughly 50,000 residents within the city itself, Waterford is the fifth-largest city [...]

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A Day of Exploration in the Isles of Scilly

A little after 8AM this morning, Silversea’s Silver Explorer let her starboard anchor go with a thunderous rattle, announcing our arrival at the remote Isles of Scilly.  On our port side was our morning destination, the island of Tresco.  To our starboard, the Island of [...]

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Dartmouth, the Royal Navy and Silver Explorer

Silversea’s Silver Explorer sailed into a bright, sunny day today as we made our way up the River Dart to Dartmouth, England.  The extraordinary maneuverability of the ship was evident as Captain Alexander Golubev used the thrusters to turn us in a complete circle in the small [...]

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Lyme Regis welcomes the Silver Explorer

This morning at 6:30AM, Silversea’s adventurous Silver Explorer dropped anchor roughly six cables off the West Dorset coastal town of Lyme Regis, England.  Not only did it mark another maiden port for both Silversea and the Silver Explorer, our arrival was also the occasion of great celebration for [...]

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