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Luxury Antarctica 10 Days – Ushuaia to Ushuaia with Silversea2021-12-22T14:52:11+10:00

Luxury Expedition to Antarctica – Ushuaia to Ushuaia

Luxury Expedition Cruise

While Antarctica’s wildlife is no doubt its star attraction, this 10-day cruise offers so much more. Once you clear the legendary Drake Passage, jump into a Zodiac or kayak and glide through the frozen waters for an up close glacier inspection – you’ll be surprised at how colourful they are. And for those that are brave enough, why not take the (in)famous Polar Plunge? With lots to do and more than a little magic, this voyage is adventure and serenity in equimeasure.

ALL-INCLUSIVE FARES

It’s all included with Silversea. Yes, that’s right. Everything. The earlier you book the better! Prices are valid until February 28th, 2022.

SUITES

Silversea’s oceanview suites are some of the most spacious in luxury cruising. All include the services of a butler thanks to the highest service ratio at sea and almost all have a private teak veranda so that you can breathe in the fresh sea air by merely stepping outside your door. Select your suite and Request a Quote – guests who book early are rewarded with the best fares and ability to select their desired suite.

10 Days/ 9 Nights from

$16,200*Door-to-Door pp twin
  • Departure date 15 February 2023

Ushuaia

WED, FEBRUARY 15

DEPARTURE 17:00

A southerly frontier – on the cusp of wild nature and extraordinary adventures – the excitement in Ushuaia is palpable. Prepare for memorable exploits amid the extremes of this southerly location – as you adventure into the colossal scenery of the fractured Tierra del Fuego and beyond. Known as the ‘End of the World’ Ushuaia looks out across the Beagle Channel, and is surrounded by the Martial Mountains to the north. Despite its remote location, Ushuaia is a surprisingly busy and lively resort, with lots to keep its visitors entertained. For many people, Ushuaia is their last glimpse of anything resembling a city, before they jump off the map into the wilderness, to answer the call of immense national parks or Antarctic expeditions. One of the most dramatic landscapes on the planet – Argentina’s land of fire, National Park Tierra del Fuego, is a place of titanic natural forces and limitless beauty. Snow-covered mountains poke the sky, while glaciers spill down between peaks, and gaping fjords open up. With incredible wildlife – from penguins to whales – the park offers some of South America’s most amazing hiking opportunities and panoramas. When it comes to food in Ushuaia, locals cook up fierce flavours using the freshest ingredients. King crab is one of the most popular dishes, while sea bass – hauled freshly from the waters – and mounds of meaty mussels – known as cholgas – are also on the menu here.

Drake Passage

INTERNATIONAL WATERS

THU & FRI, FEBRUARY 16 & 17

Antarctic Sound

ANTARCTICA
3 EXCURSIONS

SAT, FEBRUARY 18

ARRIVAL 05:30
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. Read our blog for tips on how to ensure that your photos do justice to the adventure of a lifetime.

Antarctic Peninsula

ANTARCTICA
3 EXCURSIONS
SUN, MON & TUE, FEBRUARY 19, 20 & 21
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. 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. 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.

South Shetland Islands

SOUTH SHETLAND ISLANDS, ANTARCTICA
1 EXCURSION
WED, FEBRUARY 22
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. Discover even more reasons to visit this incredible icy kingdom and find out why many consider the South Shetland Islands to be the jewel in Antarctica’s Crown, by reading our blog.

Ushuaia

ARGENTINA

SAT, FEBRUARY 25

ARRIVAL 08:00
A southerly frontier – on the cusp of wild nature and extraordinary adventures – the excitement in Ushuaia is palpable. Prepare for memorable exploits amid the extremes of this southerly location – as you adventure into the colossal scenery of the fractured Tierra del Fuego and beyond. Known as the ‘End of the World’ Ushuaia looks out across the Beagle Channel, and is surrounded by the Martial Mountains to the north. Despite its remote location, Ushuaia is a surprisingly busy and lively resort, with lots to keep its visitors entertained. For many people, Ushuaia is their last glimpse of anything resembling a city, before they jump off the map into the wilderness, to answer the call of immense national parks or Antarctic expeditions. One of the most dramatic landscapes on the planet – Argentina’s land of fire, National Park Tierra del Fuego, is a place of titanic natural forces and limitless beauty. Snow-covered mountains poke the sky, while glaciers spill down between peaks, and gaping fjords open up. With incredible wildlife – from penguins to whales – the park offers some of South America’s most amazing hiking opportunities and panoramas. When it comes to food in Ushuaia, locals cook up fierce flavours using the freshest ingredients. King crab is one of the most popular dishes, while sea bass – hauled freshly from the waters – and mounds of meaty mussels – known as cholgas – are also on the menu here.
DOOR-TO-DOOR FARES
Deposit refundable until 150 days pre cruise

PRIVATE EXECUTIVE TRANSFERS

Take your Silversea all-inclusive experience to new heights.

Start your cruise as soon as you leave home with our new chauffeur service. Taking you from home to your domestic airport and back again, this luxury service is included as part of our all-inclusive offer on this voyage.

All-inclusive and all exclusive, there is simply no better way to travel.

In case Executive Private Transfers are not available or for guests not utilizing the service, we are pleased to offer A$125 non-use-credit.

ECONOMY CLASS FLIGHTS OR BUSINESS CLASS AT A$2,249 EACH WAY

The air promotion is only available for the first and second full-fare paying guests. Guests could also choose to upgrade to roundtrip business class for A$2,249 each way.

In case the booking includes more than two guests, they will need to purchase roundtrip economy class airfare.

Airline baggage fees are not included.

In case Promotional Flights are not available or for guests not utilizing the promotional bundle offer, we are pleased to offer an Air credit of A$1,750.

Flights to Santiago on Silver Cloud and Silver Explorer Expedition Voyages.

For cruises with the following code xxxxxxxxCxx, in the event you require Air one way only instead of Roundtrip, the supplement for Business Class Air may vary lower or greater than the advertised price – please contact your travel professional for a formal quote..

TRANSFERS BETWEEN AIRPORT, HOTEL AND SHIP

Silversea will offer to all guests using the Silversea Air offer complimentary transfers between the airport, the hotel and the ship, and vice versa.

Luggage handling is included.

We regret that we cannot extend this offer to guest travelling under their own arrangements.

HOTEL

Silversea will offer a pre-cruise hotel night/s prior to embarking or returning home, depending on Silversea’s air programme flight schedule.

In the case that your flight is the same day, we will offer a hotel day-use. Most of our hotels are centrally located in the city centre, however, we also partner with several airport properties to accommodate guests on very early/late flight schedules.

Specific hotel names and room categories will become visible for guests at approximately 180 days prior to sailing.

IN-COUNTRY FLIGHTS

In-country flights where required by the itinerary are included as part of the Silversea all-inclusive package. Flights will be in economy class, and standard baggage fees are included.

FOOD AND BEVERAGES

Each ship features an array of dining venues.

We provide you with a wide choice of restaurants, diverse international cuisine, open-seating dining, 24-hour room service, beverages in-suite and throughout the ship, including champagne, selected wines and premium spirits.

BUTLER SERVICE

Silversea offers round-the-clock, butler service in all suites.

Silversea guests can be assured that their every need will be well served – with thought, surprise and charm.

Our team of butlers, trained to our superlative standards, will guide you through every aspect of your cruise, from ship to shore and back again.

All embarking crew will be fully vaccinated prior to sail date in order to board our ships.

(This requirement may differ according to region and country obligations.)

SHORE EXCURSIONS

All shore excursions on expedition cruises form part of our all-inclusive offer (except when noted).

Shore excursions can be booked at least 180 days prior to sailing on a “first-come-first-served” basis, although a pre-reservation period will be dedicated to Venetian Society guests.

EXPEDITION GEAR

Sometimes the remote and remarkable needs a bit of preparation. In order to get the best out of your expedition voyage, Silversea will make available all necessary equipment and gear needed so you can get the best out of your trip. This includes: wetsuit and snorkelling gear when in snorkeling voyages, outer wear and boots* for Antarctica and a branded Silversea parka (yours to keep) when required by the itinerary. What’s more, we’ll even throw in a Silversea backpack and water bottle for you to take home!

* Some equipment needed for Antarctica must be hired at a supplementary cost. This excludes Antarctica Bridge sailings, which are 100% all-inclusive.

HOTEL

Silversea will offer a post-cruise hotel night/s prior to embarking or returning home, depending on Silversea’s air programme flight schedule.

In the case that your flight is the same day, we will offer a hotel day-use. Most of our hotels are centrally located in the city centre, however, we also partner with several airport properties to accommodate guests on very early/late flight schedules.

Specific hotel names and room categories will become visible for guests at approximately 180 days prior to sailing.

All-Inclusive Benefits

  • Butler service in every suite
  • Unlimited Free Wifi
  • Personalised service – nearly one crew member for every guest
  • Choice of restaurants, diverse cuisine, open-seating dining
  • Beverages in-suite and throughout the ship, including champagne, select wines and spirits
  • In-suite dining and room service
  • Onboard entertainment
  • Onboard gratuities
Ship – Silver Cloud

After extensive refurbishment, Silver Cloud is the most spacious and comfortable ice class vessel in expedition cruising. Her large suites, her destination itineraries and her unparalleled service make her truly special. Her four dining options will tantalise your taste buds and as 80% of her suites include a veranda, watching a breaching whale or a few cavorting penguins has never been so personal. A limited number of guests in polar waters, mean that Silver Cloud has one of the highest crew to guest and space to guest ratios in expedition cruising. With her 20 zodiacs, 10 kayaks, possibilities are almost limitless with ship-wide simultaneous explorations.

15 February 2023

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