6* Silversea Antarctica Expedition

from€10400
for 12 nights

Sail past sculpted icebergs and calving glaciers while on the lookout for some of the region’s captivating wildlife: penguins, seals, whales and seabirds.

What's Included
  • Overnight flight from Dublin to Santiago, Chile
  • All transfers airport / hotel / port
  • 1 nights pre-cruise in Santiago hotel with room only
  • Flight from Santiago to Ushuaia, Argentina
  • 10 nights on board 6-star Silver Explorer based on two sharing
  • Personalised service – the best crew-to-guest ratio in expedition cruising
  • Butler service in every suite – all guests are pampered equally
  • Open-seating dining options – dine when and with whomever you please
  • Beverages in-suite and throughout the ship – select wines, premium spirits, specialty coffees, and soft drinks, plus your own tailored mini-bar
  • In-suite dining and 24-hour room service – available 24 hours
  • Enrichment lectures by a highly qualified Expeditions Team
  • Guided Zodiac, land and sea tours, and shoreside activities led by the Expeditions Team
  • Gratuities always included in your fare
  • Onboard entertainment
  • Flight from Ushuaia to Santiago, Chile
  • One night in a Santiago hotel
  • Return flight from Santiago to Dublin
  • One check-in bag of 20kg per person
  • Taxes and gratuities

Prepare to be astounded by exploring the mountainous South Shetland Islands and enjoy the chance to see pelagic seabirds as you cross the Drake Passage. This is not just a journey, this is your chance to explore one of the most remote place on the planet.

Follow in the footsteps of Irish hero Tom Crean on this stunning 6* cruise to explore the Antarctic. This fantastic offer includes 2 nights in a 4 star Santiago hotel.

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Silver Explorer

With all-inclusive dining, service and shore excursions, Silver Explorer is expedition cruising at its very best. Award-winning itineraries make this ship the perfect combination of adventure and comfort.

Silversea’s purpose-built luxury Silver Explorer expedition cruise 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 the Silver Explorer Expedition Cruise Ship to safely push through ice floes with ease. A fleet of 12 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 luxury cruise adventure.

  • Guests capacity: 144
  • Crew capacity: 118
  • Last refurbishment: 2018
  • Tonnage: 6,072 Tons
Silversea
Prices
Dates Cabin Type Price
26 Nov 2021 Adventurer Suite €13000€10400 Book Now
26 Nov 2021 Medallion Suite (Balcony) €19520 Book Now
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Booking Remarks
Prices shown include all reductions and offers
Inclusive of taxes and service charges as indicated
Non-refundable or transferable booking deposit of 25%
Optional Insurance from €31 (conditions apply)
Beverages in-suite and throughout the ship – select wines, premium spirits, speciality coffees and soft drinks, plus your own tailored mini-bar
Gratuities always included in your fare with Silversea
These prices are guidelines only and are subject to change and availability. Pricing will be confirmed at time of booking.
Silversea Terms and Conditions apply
Duration Notes
10 night cruise and 2 nights in a hotel in Santiago, Chile
Itinerary
Day 1-2

Santiago (San Antonio), Chile

Following your overnight flight to Santiago, you will be transferred to the hotel for your one-night stay before your cruise.

After your night in the hotel, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Ushuaia on Argentina’s southern tip to board the Ultra Luxury Silver Explorer.

Day 3

Ushuaia (Tierra del Fuego), Argentina

This morning, after breakfast at your hotel, you will be collected and transferred to the dock to board the magnificent 6* Silversea Silver Explorer. You will have the day to settle in and explore the facilities on board before your ship departs this evening. At 55 degrees latitude south, Ushuaia (pronounced oo-swy-ah) is closer to the South Pole than to Argentina’s northern border with Bolivia. It is the capital and tourism base for Tierra del Fuego, the island at the southernmost tip of Argentina. Although its stark physical beauty is striking, Tierra del Fuego’s historical allure is based more on its mythical past than on rugged reality. The island was inhabited for 6,000 years by Yámana, Haush, Selk’nam, and Alakaluf Indians. But in 1902 Argentina, eager to populate Patagonia to bolster its territorial claims, moved to initiate an Ushuaian penal colony, establishing the permanent settlement of its most southern territories and, by implication, everything in between.

Day 4-5

Drake Passage

The Drake Passage has a notorious reputation for its turbulent seas due to the westerly winds and the funnelling effect of the passage. The Antarctic Convergence, a natural boundary where cold polar water flows northward and warmer equatorial water moves southward, is within the Drake Passage. When these two currents meet, nutrients are pushed to the surface, often attracting a multitude of seabirds and whales. Black-browed Albatross, Sooty Shearwaters and White-chinned Petrels glide in the air currents alongside and in the wake of the ship.

Day 6

Antarctic Sound

The Antarctic Sound is a stretch of water named after the first ship to have passed through this body of water from the Bransfield Strait to the Weddell Sea in 1902. The Antarctic eventually sank and crew and scientists had to spend quite some time in this area before they could be rescued. Sites that have to do with this story – like Hope Bay or Paulet Island – are sometimes visited. At Paulet, Hope Bay and Brown Bluff Adelie and Gentoo Penguins breed, as do Kelp Gulls and Cape Petrels, Snow Petrels and Skuas. The Sound’s main attractions are the spectacular tabular icebergs that come from the Larsen Ice Shelf further south

Day 7-9

Antarctic Peninsula

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 and the iconic penguins. The Antarctic Peninsula – the main peninsula closest to South America – has a human history of almost 200 years, with explorers, sealers, whalers, and scientists who have come to work, and eventually intrepid visitors coming to enjoy this pristine and remote wilderness. It is a region of protected bays, unscaled snow-capped mountains, vast glaciers and a few places where whalers or scientists have worked.

Day 10

South Shetland Islands, Antarctica

Some 770 kilometres (478 miles) south of Cape Horn, the South Shetland Islands are usually the first land seen in Antarctica. Separated from the Antarctic Peninsula by the Bransfield Strait, nine major islands make up the group. The region was the first to be exploited by sealers in the early 19th century, and because of its proximity to South America, it still is the most visited by scientists and tourists. Chinstrap, Adelie, Gentoo and Macaroni Penguins all breed here. In addition, because it is the warmest part of the continent, large moss beds as well as orange, black, grey and green lichens grow –even hair grass and pearlwort manage to survive.

Day 11-12

Drake Passage

The Drake Passage or Mar de Hoces—Sea of Hoces—is the body of water between South America’s Cape Horn and the South Shetland Islands of Antarctica. It connects the southwestern part of the Atlantic Ocean with the southeastern part of the Pacific Ocean and extends into the Southern Ocean.

Day 13

Ushuaia (Tierra del Fuego), Argentina

Santiago (San Antonio), Chile

On arrival in Ushuaia, after you disembark the cruise ship you will be met at the port and transferred to the airport for your flight to Santiago for your one night stay.

Day 14

Santiago (San Antonio), Chile

A chance to further explore the delightful Chilean city of Santiago.

You will be transferred from the hotel to the airport for your flight back to Dublin.

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