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    Antarctica Discovery Luxury Expedition Cruise
    10 nights
    from $18,300* per person twin share
    US$1,000 shipboard credit per suite, a category suite upgrade, 15% reduced deposit and more
    This all-encompassing Silversea journey is what dreams are made of. Begin with discovering the wild tranquillity and diverse birdlife of the Falkland Islands. Enjoy a relaxing two days at sea, before arriving at one of the most breathtaking places on Earth – South Georgia. After three days amongst incredible wildlife, you'll head farther south to the white continent of Antarctica. Wild, surreal, stunning, and yes, the air is fresh and invigorating. The five days spent here will surpass your wildest dreams.
    Your package includes: Package highlights:

    Your package includes:

    Package highlights:

    Your package includes:

    Your package includes:

    • 10 nights in a Vista Suite aboard the Silver Cloud
    • Return international economy airfares
    • US$1,000 shipboard credit per suite
    • A category suite upgrade
    • Pre- and post-cruise hotel accommodation in Santiago
    • Door to door private executive transfers
    • All meals in a range of restaurants with diverse cuisines
    • All beverages including champagne, selected wines and spirits
    • 24-hour dining service
    • Shore excursions
    • Personalised service – nearly one crew member for every guest
    • Butler service
    • 15% reduced cruise deposit
    • Expedition gear
    • Wi-Fi
    • Onboard entertainment
    • Onboard gratuities
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    On this 10-night voyage you’ll visit these incredible destinations:

    • Puerto Williams, Chile
    • Drake Passage
    • Antarctic Sound, Antarctica
    • Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica
    • South Shetland Islands, Antarctica
    Valid for travel
    Departing 19 Nov 2024. Subject to availability. Seasonal surcharges may apply. Ask your personal travel manager for a quote.
    Offer expires
    31 Aug 2023 unless sold prior

    Itinerary

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    Day 1

    Puerto Williams, Chile

    Puerto Williams is a Chilean city located on Navarino Island on the southern shores of the Beagle Channel. It claims to be the “southernmost city in the world”, however owing to its small size – approximately 2,500 residents – the much larger Argentinean city of Ushuaia, which sits on the northern side of the same channel, also claims that title.

    Day 2

    Drake Passage

    Sailing the legendary Drake Passage is an experience that few are ever lucky enough to experience. The southern tip of the Americas already feels like a wild enough environment – but the sensation of watching the distant cliffs of the peninsular known as the ‘End of the World’ fade into the horizon, is one that’s equal parts epic, eerie and magical. Set sail, to slowly drop off the bottom of the map from Cape Horn, and voyage on an expedition down into the icy underworld of Antarctica. Drake Passage is an extraordinary voyage of romantic ocean faring legend, as you aim for Antarctica’s icy realm. On arrival, skyscraper sized icebergs salute you, as you traverse the waters of this continent where snow and ice dwelling creatures like penguins and whales roam undisturbed.

    Day 3

    Drake Passage

    Your first sight of this most-unexplored place will most likely be the South Shetland Islands. Walk in the footsteps of some of history’s greatest and bravest explorers as you explore famed, snow-covered landmasses like Elephant and Deception Island. If the journey across Drake Passage sounds daunting, don’t worry – even in rough seas you’re never alone, and will often be accompanied on this spine-tingling adventure by soaring albatrosses and maybe even a protective pod of humpbacks and hourglass dolphins or two. Converging warm and cool ocean currents attract some spectacular animal life to the passage.

    Day 4

    Antarctic Sound, Antarctica

    Few voyages ignite the imagination like a journey down to one of the planet’s most remote, extreme and enchanting wilderness, Antarctica. An adventure in its purest form, only a handful of people will ever be lucky enough to experience the majestic beauty of these monochrome landscapes first-hand. The Antarctic Sound will be one of your first encounters of this whitewash kingdom, located at the northerly tip of the Antarctic Peninsula – which sprawls up like a tentacle towards Tierra del Fuego, South America’s most southerly point, otherwise known as the ‘End of the World’. Taking its name from the first ship to brave the passageway between the peninsular and the Joinville Island groups back in 1902, the Sound is a raw, sensory assault of imposing iceberg slabs, broken away from the disintegrating Larsen Ice Shelf. Come face-to-face with stadium-sized islands of ice and meet the extraordinary birdlife that call this whitewash kingdom home. Watch on, as colonies of Gentoo penguins hop around, and cape petrels sweep overhead, as the continent’s unique wildlife thrives around you. If you’re planning your first venture into Antarctica, you’ll want to brush up on your photography skills in advance, to capture this unforgiving continent in all of its unrestrained glory.

    Day 5

    Antarctic Peninsula, Antartica

    The Antarctic Peninsula unravels upwards towards South America, reaching out a beckoning finger to the adventurous, who dare to explore this untamed realm. Stretching up from the heart of the world’s southernmost continent, the Antarctic Peninsula lies a mere 620 mile from Tierra del Fuego and, for many, offers a spectacular first taste of the snow-blanketed landscapes and colossal ice sculptures, which make up Earth’s least-explored continent.

    Day 6

    Antarctic Peninsula, Antartica

    Unseen by humans until 1820 – a blink of an eye ago in relative terms – this is an adventure sure to make your hairs stand on end, as you experience the thrill of the truly unknown and extraordinary. The vast peninsula is sprinkled with research bases, which are at the frontline of human scientific endeavour, pushing to study and understand this unique landscape, its exceptional wildlife, and the impact that humans are having on this pristine continent.

    Day 7

    Antarctic Peninsula, Antartica

    Witness cathedral-sized icebergs up close, and blue-hued glaciers, slowly slipping from imposing locations like Hope Bay. Blanched mountain peaks cover the peninsula, and you’ll find thousands of adorable Adelie penguin pairs thriving undisturbed in this peninsula’s unique setting.

    Day 8

    South Shetland Islands, Antarctica

    The ice-coated Antarctic Peninsula forms perhaps the most accessible region of mainland Antarctica, lying a mere 480-miles away from South America, across the fabled waters of Drakes Passage. Lying close to the northwestern tip of the Antarctic Peninsula, separated by the Bransfield Strait, the South Shetland Islands fall under the jurisdiction of the Antarctic Treaty, suspending claims on their sovereignty. Several countries maintain research bases here, and with plump elephant seals, and crowds of Gentoo, Chinstrap and Adelie Penguins also calling the islands home, it can even feel a little crowded at times. King George Island is the largest and most hospitable island, hosting the majority of the research stations – some of which are populated all-year-round by tiny, hardy crews. Don’t be fooled though, these islands offer extraordinary adventure in one of the most remote locations on earth. The triple peaks of Mount Foster tower above the archipelago, and you’ll feel your heart pumping a little quicker, as you sail into the core of Deception Island’s magnificent collapsed volcano caldera. Hike the luna landscapes within, and even dip into the improbably warm, geothermally-heated waters of Pendulum Cove. Elephant Island, meanwhile, is written deep into the annals of Antarctic expedition legend, as the site where Ernest Shackleton and the stricken crew of the Endurance miraculously survived a harsh Antarctic winter, in 1916.

    Day 9

    Drake Passage

    Sailing the legendary Drake Passage is an experience that few are ever lucky enough to experience. The southern tip of the Americas already feels like a wild enough environment – but the sensation of watching the distant cliffs of the peninsular known as the ‘End of the World’ fade into the horizon, is one that’s equal parts epic, eerie and magical. Set sail, to slowly drop off the bottom of the map from Cape Horn, and voyage on an expedition down into the icy underworld of Antarctica. Drake Passage is an extraordinary voyage of romantic ocean faring legend, as you aim for Antarctica’s icy realm. On arrival, skyscraper sized icebergs salute you, as you traverse the waters of this continent where snow and ice dwelling creatures like penguins and whales roam undisturbed. Your first sight of this most-unexplored place will most likely be the South Shetland Islands. Walk in the footsteps of some of history’s greatest and bravest explorers as you explore famed, snow-covered landmasses like Elephant and Deception Island. If the journey across Drake Passage sounds daunting, don’t worry – even in rough seas you’re never alone, and will often be accompanied on this spine-tingling adventure by soaring albatrosses and maybe even a protective pod of humpbacks and hourglass dolphins or two. Converging warm and cool ocean currents attract some spectacular animal life to the passage.

    Day 10

    Puerto Williams, Chile

    The surrounding scenery is magnificent. The wild windswept mountains rise above the tree line and are regularly dusted with snow. The city itself has the dramatic backdrop called “Dientes de Navarino” (literally “teeth of Navarino”), which rival the famous Torres del Paine further to the north.

    Day 11

    Puerto Williams, Chile

    Puerto Williams was originally used by the Yaghan people, hunter-gatherers who despite enduring the harsh regional climate, could not weather the arrival of Europeans. The current city was established as a naval base in 1953 and honours the British-Chilean naval commander John Williams Wilson of the 16th century. Initially it served to protect territorial possessions and fishing rights of the area, as well as offering logistical support to Antarctic bases. More recently it has become a departure point for scientific and tourism trips to the Antarctic region. In contrast to the bustle and traffic of a very commercial Ushuaia, Puerto Williams offers a quieter, more relaxed experience. It charms the visitor with a small village feel, complete with rustic buildings and the homely smell of drifting wood smoke. A haven of peace at the end of the world.

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    Advertised prices are per person twin share, correct at time of publication and are subject to availability and change and can be withdrawn or amended at any time without notification due to fluctuations in charges, taxes and currency. Offer is not combinable with any other offer. All pricing is in Australian Dollars per person twin share based on Silversea Cruises Door to Door All Inclusive and listed inclusions in Vista Suite category and correct as of 18 August 2023, prices will increase on 31 August 2023 if not before. Listed fares include Roundtrip Economy Class flights and door to door transfers. Fares are capacity controlled and subject to change at any time without notice. Promotional Included Economy Class is offered from select Australian/New Zealand gateways. Promotional air offer is only applicable to specified voyages. Silversea reserves the right to select the air carrier, routing and departure airport from each gateway city and any deviations may attract a fee. In the event air is unavailable (determined at Silversea’s sole discretion) or for guests not utilising promotional flights, a non-use air credit in the amount of up to A$1750 per person may be applied. Silversea cruises reserves the right to correct any inaccuracies or ommissions or to change or remove offers at anytime without notice, for full terms and conditions of promotions https://www.silversea.com/terms-and-conditions.html. Itineraries subject to change. Change and cancellation fees may apply. Your personal travel manager may charge additional service fees. Please check current COVID-19 travel restrictions for the destination you wish to visit before departure. Other conditions apply. Please view the TravelManagers general terms and conditions here and contact your personal travel manager for more details.

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