1. Wildlife expectations. Don’t travel expecting to see Polar Bears, Blue Whales, Narwhal or any other specific wildlife. If and when you do see them, it will make the experience even more special.
2. Pack accordingly. Your Silversea Parka is included. Waterproof gum/muck boots and waterproof boots are recommended and can be hired or bring your own.
3. Take a camera. Bring a good digital camera with a good zoom lens. This will ensure you come home with the best pictures possible for lasting memories.
4. Know your limitations. Some shore excursions such as a hike may be difficult. You can expect to see an option to join a fast-paced hiking group or a more leisurely-paced hiking group.
5. WiFi. The Wi-fi coverage in some of the most remote areas of the planet was excellent. I was able to FaceTime my children every day. If you want to stream your favourite Netflix show while you are away, you will need to upgrade to Premium wifi.
6. Plan to Be flexible. In a region where the itinerary is so dictated by weather, and sea conditions which changes by the moment and is often unpredictable, embrace the unexpected.
7. English onboard. Silversea Expeditions are managed and run in English which is a big advantage for Australian travellers.
8. Know what’s important to your clients. Silversea have superior focus on – Destination, Service, Dining, Suite Size and Personalized Experience
9. Classic and Expedition cruising. Ensure guests understand the difference between a Classic and Expedition voyage with Silversea.
10. Small ship cruising. Know what sort of ship your clients want to travel on. Silversea offer 12 Intimate Luxury Ships with no more than 728 guests