Here, Silversea offers the opportunity to explore one of the world’s most remote and mysterious destinations on the ultimate Antarctic exploration.
On this 18-day cruise, guests will spend a night in Buenos Aires before journeying to the heart of the untouched Antarctic region, in the height of comfort on board the purpose-built Silver Explorer expedition ship.
Heading south from Ushuaia, the once-in-a-lifetime journey will include passing through South Georgia and it's king penguin colonies over Christmas and ringing in the New Year from the Antarctic peninsula. The expedition will circumnavigate the peninsula with stops at Elephant Island, Antarctic Sound, South Shetland Islands, before heading back north to Argentina.
With the aid of an onboard Expeditions Team and excursions to research stations, guests will meet plenty of local wildlife both on and off the ship during ventures inland via zodiac, and learn all there is to know about the ever-transient natural wonders of this spectacular continent.
Prices are per person, based on two sharing and includes a 1 night pre-cruise hotel stay in Buenos Aires on a room only basis, 18 nights in a in a Veranda Suite on Silver Explorer on an all-inclusive basis, return charter flights from Buenos Aires to Ushuia and private transfers.
Price based on departures 15 December 2019. Price correct at time of publishing on 17 September 2018.
Itineraries are subject to change. Single supplements available on request.
|16 Dec 19||1 night stay in Buenos Aires||-||-|
|17 Dec 19||Ushuaia, Argentina||-||1700|
|18 Dec 19||Day at sea||-||-|
|19 Dec 19||West Point Island, Falkland Islands (Malvinas)||0630||1100|
|19 Dec 19||Saunders Island, Falkland Islands (Malvinas)||1500||1930|
|20 Dec 19||Stanley, Falkland Islands (Malvinas)||0730||1630|
|21 - 22 Dec 19||Day at sea||-||-|
|23 - 25 Dec 19||South Georgia, Georgia & Sandwich Islands (overnight in port)||0930||1900|
|26 - 27 Dec 19||Day at sea||-||-|
|28 Dec 19||Elephant Island, Antarctica||0900||1400|
|29 Dec 19||Antarctic Sound, Antarctica||-||-|
|30 - 31 Dec 19||Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (overnight in port)||-||-|
|01 Jan 20||South Shetland Islands, Antarctica||-||-|
|02 - 03 Jan 20||Drake Passage, at sea (overnight in port)||-||-|
|04 Jan 20||Ushuaia, Argentina||0800||-|
Silversea's purpose built Silver Explorer was specifically designed to navigate the waters of some of the world's most remote destinations, including both of the earth's polar regions. Silver Explorer can push through ice floes with ease, whilst a fleet of zodiac boats allows guests to visit even the most off the beaten path locations. An expert expedition team provides insight and understanding to each adventure.
Silver Explorer holds 144 guests, and offer spacious suites, highly personalised service and the ability to slip into ports off the beaten path. Enjoy the services of a highly trained butler in every suite, as well as walk in wardrobes, stocked refrigerators, and flat screen TVs with movies and music. Spacious decks and panoramic public rooms mean the drama of the unexpected is never far from view, and the outstanding Expedition Team is composed of experts in the culture, history and wildlife of the destinations. Additional amenities include a pool deck, an internet cafe, a fitness centre, and a beauty and massage centre - particularly alluring after an adventurous day ashore.
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