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Antarctica Expedition - Savings

Save up to $1670 per person

Departs
Wednesday, 12th December 2018
Ship
Silver Cloud Expedition
Silversea Cruises
Pricing is From and Per Person
Cabin Type Rate
VI - Vista Suite
VR - Veranda Suite

Please note, while prices and inclusions are accurate at time of loading they are subject to change due to changes in cruise line policies and pricing and due to currency fluctuations. Currency surcharges may apply. Please check details of price and inclusions at time of booking.

Special Validity Dates

Special is valid from 13th April 2018 to 31st May 2018.

Special Inclusions

- 1 night pre-cruise accommodation in Santiago, Chile
- Return charter flight from Santiago to Ushuaia
- 10 night expedition cruise onboard Silver Cloud
- Highly qualified expedition team
- Excursions and activities, including explorations by Zodiac
- Spacious suites with butler service, inclusive room-service
- Select wines, spirits and soft drinks throughout the ship
- Onboard gratuities

BONUS:
- Save up to $1670 per person*
- PLUS pay in full by 30 Jun 2018 & save a further 10%

Special Conditions

*Valid for sales until 31 May 2018, unless sold out prior. Offer subject to availability at time of booking. Prices are per person in NZD based on best available cruise fare, inclusive of all discounts unless otherwise stated. Prices are subject to currency fluctuations and are based on cash or cheque. Cruise deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions apply. Travel agent service fees may apply. Special conditions apply - please ask for full details at time of enquiry. A 25% deposit of the total booking cost is required within 2 days of booking. Full payment is due no later than 120 days prior to departure unless taking 10% pay in full discount, full payment is due by 30 Jun 2018. 10% discount is not included in advertised price.Cancel and re-books do not qualify. Fares are capacity controlled and subject to change at any time without notice. Fares and offers are correct at time of publication and are subject to availability and may change at any time. Further conditions apply, check at time of booking. Included in the Package are charter flights to/from Ushuaia plus one-night’s pre-cruise hotel in Santiago at the Grand Hyatt and applicable transfers. Hotels are subject to change. Applies to new bookings on select voyages made at least 60 days prior to departure. Offer for bookings made within 60 days of departure will be on request and pricing may vary. Offer applies to the first two full-fare guests per booking. Airline and routing are at the sole discretion of Silversea. No credit of any kind will be given for unused components of the Package. Voyage highlights, excursions and enrichment programs shown are subject to change and/or cancellation without prior notice. Silversea reserves the right to correct any errors or omissions. Cancel/re-books do not qualify. Other restrictions apply. Savings is included in advertised prices. For full terms and conditions please ask your travel agent.

Cruise Description

10 Night Cruise sailing from Ushuaia roundtrip aboard Silver Cloud.

After extensive refurbishment, Silver Cloud will be 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 five 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. Broad sweeping decks with multiple open spaces and a swimming pool complete what is surely the most distinctive expedition ship sailing today.

A limited number of guests, particularly with just 200 in polar waters, mean that Silver Cloud has the highest space to guest and crew to guest ratios in expedition cruising. With her 16 zodiacs, possibilities are almost limitless with ship-wide simultaneous explorations. Finally, a team of 19 passionate and dedicated experts are always at hand to ensure your voyage is enhanced every step of the way.

Highlights of this cruise:

Ushuaia
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.

Drake Passage
The 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. Black-browed Albatross, Sooty Shearwaters and White-chinned Petrels glide in the air currents alongside and in the wake of the ship.

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. .

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.

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.

Cruise Itinerary
Date Activity Arrive Depart
12/12/18 Ushuaia, Argentina
13/12/18 Drake Passage
14/12/18 Drake Passage
15/12/18 Paulet Is, Antarctica
16/12/18 Antarctic Peninsula
17/12/18 Antarctic Peninsula
18/12/18 Antarctic Peninsula
19/12/18 South Shetland Islands, Antarctica
20/12/18 Drake Passage
21/12/18 Drake Passage
22/12/18 Ushuaia, Argentina
Itinerary may vary by sailing date and itineraries may be changed at the cruise lines discretion. Please check itinerary details at time of booking and before booking other travel services such as airline tickets.

Available Sailing Dates