Luxury Antarctic Explorer

5* Expedition Cruising to Antarctica

Experience the best of the Antarctic Peninsula on this 11 day itienrary and discover a frosted wilderness of glistening white as far as the eye can see. Natural ice sculptures like enormous works of avant-garde art. This is the modern explorer’s final frontier. A place unlike anywhere else on earth where unique nature and wildlife species exist and in fact thrive despite the harsh climate. An Antarctic cruise will bring you through the wonders of the surreal landscape.

Marvel at calving glaciers and experience up-close encounters with marine mammals. During your Antarctica cruise, you will observe seals sunbathing on slow-moving ice floes, perfectly at ease in the company of visitors. Hear the cries of penguins multiplied by the thousands. Feel the unspeakable magnificence of a whale surfacing from beneath the frigid waters. These astounding animal encounters are opportunities found nowhere else on earth, and yours to experience with Silversea Expeditions and an Antarctic cruise aboard Silver Explorer.

Why Book Your Antarctic Cruise With Us?

  • Prices the same or better than the cruise operators directly
  • Fully packaged protection, so everything booked with us is protected should any cruise arrangements be disrupted
  • Great Offers and Promotions throughout the year
  • 100% financial protection with ATOL and ABTA
  • Extensive knowledge of Antarctica and the Cruise Companies to help you decide on the right cruise
  • Tailor your Antarctic Holiday and explore South America while you are there

Day 1: Buenos Aires / Ushuaia

Departing from Buenos Aires, fly to Ushuaia and transfer to the port. Embark Silver Explorer and bid farewell to Tierra del Fuego, the ‘Land at the End of the World’. This evening, after settling in and setting sail, you will be introduced to your Expedition Team.

Day 2 - 3: Drake Passage

The Drake Passage is a natural boundary where cold polar water flows northward and warmer equatorial water moves southward. When they meet, nutrients are pushed to the surface, often attracting a multitude of seabirds and whales. Spend some time on deck watching the horizon and the variety of seabirds that glide in the air currents of our ship’s wake such as the black-browed albatross, sooty shearwaters and white-chinned petrels. 

As you set sail on the initial transit, familiarise yourself with the elegant Silver Explorer and the friendly Expedition Team members. Attend wildlife, geography and history discussions hosted by the expert naturalists and guest lecturers that will prepare you for the exciting adventures that lie ahead.

Day 4 - 8: Antarctic Peninsula

While sailing to Antarctica, every turn can reveal a new and breath-taking adventure. As the pack ice becomes thicker, it’s apparent to everyone that we are moving closer into Antarctica’s vast white wilderness.

Remote and otherworldly, Antarctica is irresistible for its spectacular iceberg sculptures and calving glaciers, and for the possibility of up-close encounters with marine mammals. Watch for seals sunbathing on slow-moving ice floes and for humpback, Minke, and orca whales to surface from below the frigid waters.

Each day we will attempt Zodiac landings including cruising amidst colourful icebergs or stepping ashore to visit a variety of penguin rookeries and perhaps scientific research stations. Each landing is led by the team of natural history experts.

The overall itinerary is flexible which allows the ship to take advantage of favourable sea and weather conditions. Each day the Expedition Leader and Captain will determine the best course depending on weather, ice conditions and the wildlife. Some of the places you may visit include South Shetland Islands, Paradise Bay, Paulet Island, Wilhelm Archipelago, Deception Island and Port Lockroy.

Day 9 - 10: Drake Passage

Navigating the return through the Drake Passage is another oppourtunity to watch for seabirds and wildlife you may have missed on the first transit. Take this opportunity to attend additional presentations offered by the Expedition Team lecturers and to swap photos with new friends as you travel towards Ushuaia.

Day 11: Ushuaia / Buenos Aires

After breakfast, disembark Silver Explorer and transfer to Ushuaia International Airport for your return flight to Buenos Aires.

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29 Jan 2018 (Silver Cloud)
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08 Feb 2018 (Silver Cloud)
• Standard suites from £7,550 per person
• Veranda Suites from £10,150 per person
• Luxury Suites from £19,450 per person
• Owner’s Suite from £28,650 per person

15 Feb 2018 (Silver Explorer)
• Standard suites from £7,550 per person
• Veranda Suites from £10,150 per person
• Luxury Suites from £19,450 per person
• Owner’s Suite from £28,650 per person

18 Feb 2018 (Silver Cloud)
• Standard suites from £7,550 per person
• Veranda Suites from £10,150 per person
• Luxury Suites from £19,450 per person
• Owner’s Suite from £28,650 per person

22 Nov 2018 (Silver Cloud)
• Standard suites from £7,550 per person
• Veranda Suites from £10,150 per person
• Luxury Suites from £19,450 per person
• Owner’s Suite from £28,650 per person

02 Dec 2018 (Silver Cloud)
• Standard suites from £7,550 per person
• Veranda Suites from £10,150 per person
• Luxury Suites from £19,450 per person
• Owner’s Suite from £28,650 per person

07 Dec 2018 (Silver Explorer)
• Standard suites from £7,550 per person
• Veranda Suites from £10,150 per person
• Luxury Suites from £19,450 per person
• Owner’s Suite from £28,650 per person

12 Dec 2018 (Silver Cloud)
• Standard suites from £7,550 per person
• Veranda Suites from £10,150 per person
• Luxury Suites from £19,450 per person
• Owner’s Suite from £28,650 per person


Inclusions

  • Full board - breakfast, lunch & dinner every day on the ship
  • Beverages in-suite and throughout the ship
  • Guided Zodiac, land and sea tours, and shoreside activities
  • Enrichment lectures by a highly qualified Expedition Team
  • Gratuities
  • Complimentary Haglöfs Parka
  • The best crew-to-guest ratio in expedition cruising
  • Butler service in every suite

Exclusions

  • Any airfare,
  • Pre- and post land arrangements;
  • Transfers to / from the vessel;
  • Passport and visa expenses;
  • Government arrival and departure taxes;
  • Meals ashore;
  • Travel insurance
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Gratuity (approx US$10 - US$15 pp per day)

Silver Explorer

The purpose-built Silver Explorer expedition ship  has been designed specifically for navigating waters in some of the world’s most remote destinations, including both of earth’s polar regions. A strengthened hull with a Lloyd’s Register ice-class notation (1A) for passenger vessels enables Silver Explorer to safely push through ice floes with ease. A fleet of Zodiac boats allows Silversea Expedition guests to visit even the most off-the-beaten path locations and an expert Expedition Team provides insight and understanding to each unforgettable Silver Explorer cruise adventure.

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