SILVERSEA Expeditions' beautiful 2013 brochure will have the adventure-cruiser chomping at the bit to join one of the remarkable voyages this year.
While never forgetting the all-inclusive cruising indulgence Silversea is renowned for, these journeys will take you to some of the world's most remote and extraordinary destinations: the polar circle, Central American jungles and Africa's rarely explored western coast.
Expedition itineraries are geared for flexibility so you can stay longer at sites of particular interest or make detours if weather, nature or curiosity dictates.
On-board expedition leaders work closely with the captain to ensure no opportunity for discovery - whether it be a polar bear sighting or a close encounter with a walrus - is lost.
Zodiac boats give you close-up explorations in shallow waters and narrow passages.
Expert naturalists, local guides and small groups really let you enjoy an eco-adventure.
While exploration is one thing, comfort and extravagance are quite another so it's reassuring to know that Silversea Expedition has luxurious ships.
At the end of each day, it is back on board to a welcome from your personal butler who has stocked your elegant state-room fridge with your choice of tipple, and will then be at your call as you prepare for a sumptuous dinner.
If you are tired from your adventures, 24-hour room service is available (breakfast in bed, before another big day?) and comfort waits in every corner of the ship.
Your local travel agent will give you the Silversea Expedition's 2013 brochure and it's my bet, you'll be making travel plans within moments of perusing it. For more information visit silversea.com.
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