CLASSIC ANTARCTICA PENINSULA

Silver Cloud Expedition

It is the journey of a lifetime in the truest sense of these words.

Traversing Drake’s eponymous passage is a must for any explorer. With diverse seabirds attracted to the area, have your binoculars and cameras ready and as you sail closer to the Antarctic Peninsula, look for seals basking on ice floes, Macaroni penguin, and the prodigious Orca whale. Begin and end your expedition at the “world’s end”, Ushuaia.

DATES: November 30 2017
December 07 (SE), 10 2017
January 08, 18, 28 2018
February 07, 14 (SE), 17, 2018
November 21 2018
December 01, 06 (SE), 11 2018

DURATION: 13 DAYS/12 NIGHTS (SE)

12 DAYS/11 NIGHTS (SC)

EMBARK: USHUAIA, ARGENTINA

Classic Antarctica Route Map

DISEMBARK: USHUAIA, ARGENTINA

SHIPS: SILVER EXPLORER (SE)
SILVER CLOUD EXPEDITION (SC)
Download Silver Cloud Antarctica Peninsula PDF

Download Silver Explorer Antarctica Peninsula PDF 


Expedition Highlights

• Marvel at spectacular iceberg sculptures and calving glaciers
• Set foot on the continent and mainland of Antarctica
• Encounter Gentoo, Chinstrap and Adelie Penguins
• Spot elephant seals, Antarctic fur seals, Weddell seals, leopard seals and crabeater seals
• Watch for whales – humpback, Minke, orca, pilot, and beaked whales
• Identify seabirds – Snowy Sheathbill, Antarctic Cormorant, Kelp Gull, Antarctic Tern, Cape Petrels, Wandering Albatrosses, Southern Fulmars, Blue-eyed Shags, Southern Giant Petrels, skuas, Black-browed Albatrosses, Wilson’s Storm Petrels, Sooty Shearwaters

Silver Explorer Itinerary

Buenos Aires

Day 1: Arrive Santiago, Chile (Silver Cloud), or Buenos Aires, Argentina (Silver Explorer)
You will be met and transferred to your deluxe hotel. Remainder of the day is free.

Day 2: Flight to Ushuaia – Embarkation
Transfer from your hotel to the airport for your included flight to Ushuaia. Meet and transfer to ship. Capital of Argentina’s Tierra del Fuego province, Ushuaia lies in a bay opening into the Beagle Channel, at the country’s southernmost tip.

Embark your ship, settle in and attend a mandatory safety drill before leaving port. During the afternoon you will be introduced to some of the important crew members and your Expedition Team. At sail-away bid farewell to Tierra del Fuego, the ‘Land at the End of the World’.

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Ushuaia

ong>Days 3-4 — Drake PassageThe Drake Passage has a notorious reputation for its turbulent seas due to the westerly winds and the funneling 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. 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. Have your camera ready to capture the magical color of a late night sunset.

Attend wildlife, geography and history discussions hosted by our expert naturalists and guest lecturers that will prepare you for the exciting adventures that lie ahead. When available, visit the Bridge and meet our Captain and officers; information will be posted in the “Chronicle”, our daily onboard newsletter.

Whales are often sighted

Day 5 – 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 were 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.

Days 6–8 — 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, vastglaciers and a few places where whalers or scientists have worked.

“Tabletop” Icebergs

Day 9 – Antarctica South Shetland Islands
Some 770 kilometers (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.

Days 10-11 — Drake Passage Return
Navigating our return through the Drake Passage, we will watch for seabirds and wildlife we may have missed on the first leg. Take this opportunity to attend additional presentations offered by the Expedition Team lecturers and to swap photos with new friends as we travel towards Ushuaia.

Antarctica Penguins

Day 12 — Ushuaia, Argentina
After breakfast, disembark and transfer to airport or hotel. Stay longer to explore Patagonia, Torres del Paines, El Calafate and Santiago; or the vineyards of Chile and Argentina – so much to see and experience.

INCLUDED IN THE CRUISE FARE

  • Included one night pre-cruise hotel
  • Included transfers (between airport/hotel and ship)
  • Included charter flight to/ from Ushuaia
  • Included luggage handling
  • Highly qualified expedition team with experts in their field (marine biologists, ornithologists, historians and more)
  • Excursions and activities, including explorations by Zodiac®
  • Complimentary expedition gear: backpack and water bottle on every voyage, Haglöfs parka for polar expeditions
  • Personalised service with a butler for all suites and the highest crew to guest ratio in the industry
  • Fine dining even in the most remote places of the planet
  • Comfortable amenities with the largest expedition suites at sea
  • Inclusive room-service, select wines, spirits and soft drinks throughout the ship
  • Free WIFI throughout the ship
  • Onboard Gratuities
  • Exclusive partnership with The Royal Geographical Society

CLASSIC ANTARCTICA - Silver Explorer

 DEC 07 2017FEB 14 2018DEC 06 2018
SUITE - RATES PER PERSONREGULAR RATEEARLY PAYMENT RATE*
REGULAR RATEEARLY PAYMENT RATE*REGULAR RATEEARLY PAYMENT RATE*
ADVENTURER SUITE$11,880WAIT LIST$12,880WAIT LIST$10,300$9,270
EXPLORER SUITE$12,680WAIT LIST$13,500$12,150$11,000$9,900
VIEW SUITE$13,680WAIT LIST$14,600$13,140$12,100$10,890
VISTA SUITE$14,280WAIT LIST$15,300$13,770$12,800$11,520
VERANDA SUITE$16,480WAIT LIST$18,980WAIT LIST$16,300$14,670
MEDALLION SUITE$22,880WAIT LIST$25,680WAIT LIST$23,000$20,700
SILVER SUITE$24,280WAIT LIST
$27,380WAIT LIST$24,700$22,230
GRAND SUITE$27,180WAIT LIST
$31,200$28,080$28,100$25,290
OWNER SUITE$30,080WAIT LIST$34,280WAIT LIST$31,500$28,350
*If paid in full by October 31, 2017 SAVE 10%
SINGLE +75% - 100%
$899 Airfare available from US gateways.
INCLUDED IN THE CRUISE FARE
Highly qualified expedition team with experts in their field (marine biologists, ornithologists, historians and more); Excursions and activities, including explorations by Zodiac®; Complimentary expedition gear: backpack and water bottle on every voyage, Haglöfs parka for polar expeditions; Personalized service with a butler for all suites and the highest crew to guest ratio in the industry; Fine dining even in the most remote places of the planet; Comfortable amenities with the largest expedition suites at sea; Inclusive room-service, select wines, spirits and soft drinks throughout the ship; Free WIFI* throughout the ship; Onboard Gratuities; Exclusive partnership with The Royal Geographical Society

CLASSIC ANTARCTICA - Silver Cloud Expedition

  NOV 30 AND DEC 10 2017JAN 08 & 18 2018JAN 28, 2018FEB 07, 2018FEB 17, 2018NOV 21, 2018DEC 01 & 11, 2018
SUITE - RATES PER PERSONREGULAR RATEREGULAR RATEEARLY PAYMENT RATE*REGULAR RATEEARLY PAYMENT RATE* REGULAR RATEEARLY PAYMENT RATE* REGULAR RATEEARLY PAYMENT RATE* REGULAR RATEEARLY PAYMENT RATE*REGULAR RATEEARLY PAYMENT RATE*
VISTA SUITEWAIT LISTWAIT LIST
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$13,800
$12,420
WAIT LISTWAIT LIST$12,200$10,980$11,000
$9,900
$11,000$9,990
VERANDA SUITE$17,800$17,700
$15,930
$16,900
$15,210
$15,800$14,220$15,300$13,770$13,800
$12,420
$14,000$12,600
DELUXE VERANDA SUITE$18,500WAIT LIST
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$17,600
$15,840
$16,500$14,850$16,000$14,400$14,400
$12,960
$14,600$13,140
MEDALLION SUITEWAIT LISTWAIT LISTWAIT LIST
$26,500$23,850$27,100$24,390WAIT LISTWAIT LIST$24,100
$21,690
$24,400$ 21,960
SILVER SUITE$30,900WAIT LISTWAIT LIST
$29,800
$26,820$30,300$27,270$29,500$26,550$27,200
$24,480
$27,400$24,660
1 BEDROOM
ROYAL SUITE
WAIT LISTWAIT LISTWAIT LIST
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WAIT LIST
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2 BEDROOM
ROYAL SUITE
WAIT LISTWAIT LIST
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$38,280
WAIT LIST$39,900$35,910$38,800$34,920$36,000
$32,400
$36,300$32,670
1 BEDROOM
GRAND SUITE
WAIT LISTWAIT LISTWAIT LIST
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WAIT LISTWAIT LIST
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2 BEDROOM
GRAND SUITE
$41,500WAIT LISTWAIT LIST
$40,800$36,720
$41,600$37,440$40,400$36,360$37,400
$33,660
$37,700$33,930
1 BEDROOM
OWNER SUITE
WAIT LISTWAIT LISTWAIT LIST
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2 BEDROOM
OWNER SUITE
WAIT LIST$43,900$39,510
$42,780
WAIT LISTWAIT LISTWAIT LIST$43,500$39,150$40,200
$36,180
$40,600$36,540
*If paid in full by October 31, 2017 SAVE 10%
SINGLE +25%
$899 Airfare available from US gateways.
INCLUDED IN THE CRUISE FARE
Highly qualified expedition team with experts in their field (marine biologists, ornithologists, historians and more); Excursions and activities, including explorations by Zodiac®; Complimentary expedition gear: backpack and water bottle on every voyage, Haglöfs parka for polar expeditions; Personalized service with a butler for all suites and the highest crew to guest ratio in the industry; Fine dining even in the most remote places of the planet; Comfortable amenities with the largest expedition suites at sea; Inclusive room-service, select wines, spirits and soft drinks throughout the ship; Free WIFI* throughout the ship; Onboard Gratuities; Exclusive partnership with The Royal Geographical Society

 

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