This 11-day Antarctic cruise offers the chance to discover the amazing sites of the Antarctic Peninsula in style. Enjoy a full-on expedition with 2 landing opportunities per day aboard the ships fleet of exciting zodiac boats but enjoy the sumptuous facilities equivalent to a 5* hotel when you return. From fine dining to sumptuous suites, you can be assured of an expedition with luxury!

Highlights

Full-on expedition cruising, with all the facilities of a 5* hotel when you return
Fleet of exciting zodiac boats will get you up close to all the action in Antarctica
Fine dining, spa treatments, Jacuzzis and sumptuous suites aboard the ship
All-Inclusive cruising with all your drinks and gratuities included

Quick Itinerary

Day 1: Ushuaia, Argentina
Days 2–3: Drake Passage
Day 4: Antarctic Sound
Days 5–7: Antarctic Peninsula
Day 8: South Shetland Islands
Days 9–10: Drake Passage
Day 11: Ushuaia, Argentina

Day 1: Ushuaia, Argentina
Today your exciting cruise to Antarctica begins and you will embark your ship in the late afternoon. After some time to settle and the necessary safety drills, you will bid farewell to Tierra del Fuego by sailing down the famous Beagle Channel towards open sea. Enjoy the views along the way before being introduced to some of the important crew members in your expedition briefing and then enjoying your first sumptuous dinner. 

Days 2–3: Drake Passage
Over the next 2 days you will make your way to Antarctica and the excitement builds. During these days at sea you can enjoy the facilities of the ship or partake in wildlife, geography and history presentations hosted by the expedition team. 
The Drake Passage has a notorious reputation for its turbulent seas, but with modern navigational aids and stabilizers your ship will bring you safely across these infamous southern waters.

Day 4: Antarctic Sound
Today is the day you have been waiting for as you will get your first experiences of Antarctica. The programme for exploring Antarctica is always flexible to adapt to the environment including wildlife, weather and sea conditions. Each evening your expedition leader will outline the plan for the following day. 
Your time exploring the continent will normally begin at the top of the Antarctic Peninsula, venturing into Antarctic Sound and its magnificent array of tabular icebergs, historical sites and Adelie and Gentoo Penguin rookeries. Depending on weather and ice conditions your ship may go on to visit Brown Bluff, Hope Bay and cruise the Antarctic Sound.

Days 5–7: Antarctic Peninsula
Over the next 3 days the ship normally sails south along the Peninsula and the captain and expedition leader will decide on the best places to make exciting landings in the zodiac boats. All the landings are included in the cost of your cruise (except specialist activities) and there are so many sites that you may visit during your time here. 
Paradise Bay is named for its spectacular scenery of mountains, glaciers and icebergs. Cuverville Island is home to nesting sites for Gentoo Penguins. Pleneau Bay is located at the southern end of the beautiful Lemaire Channel (nicknamed Kodak Valley) which was first explored during Charcot’s French Antarctic Expedition in 1903. Petermann Island is a great place to observe rookeries of Adelie Penguins, Gentoo Penguins and Blue-eyed Shags. The penguin post office is a working British post office in Antarctica where you can send a postcard home (though expect to arrive home before it does as it often takes 4 weeks!)
Remember that expedition cruising is all about adventure and flexibility, so we can’t guarantee exactly where you will stop, but be assured that you will be getting up close to the environment your sailing through and it will all be spectacular! 

Day 8: South Shetland Islands
Your Antarctic sojourn will end in the South Shetland Islands. Port Foster, Whalers Bay and Telefon Bay are all located in Deception Island which is an excellent example of a caldera that can be reached from the sea. From whaling to scientific studies, the Island’s history is very interesting, and you can discover more of the unique volcanic features during a hike.

Days 9–10: Drake Passage
The time has come for you to return towards the mainland and the next 2 days will be spent navigating the return across the Drake Passage. Watch for seabirds and any wildlife you may have missed on your initial crossing. There will be additional presentations offered by the Expedition Team lecturers and time to begin editing the many photos you’ll have taken. During the last afternoon, the onboard photographer will show the Voyage DVD.

Day 11: Ushuaia, Argentina
After breakfast, its time to disembark the ship.

Silver Cloud

Rating
3
Standard
Luxury
Capacity
260

After an extensive refurbishment, Silver Cloud will be one of the most comfortable ice-class expedition ships sailing to the polar regions. You’ll discover all the signature features people love most about Silversea: spacious all-suite accommodations with butler service, open bars, award-winning cuisine and the only Ice Class expedition ship with five dining options.

Silver Explorer

Rating
4
Standard
Luxury
Capacity
144

Silver Explorer is a purpose-built, luxury expedition ship offering a full expedition experience and is designed specifically for navigating waters in some of the world’s most remote destinations.

Silver Cloud from 22nd November 2018 to 2nd December 2018

Vista Suite: £10,200.00
Veranda Suite: £12,300.00
Medallion Suite: £22,900.00
Silver Suite: £25,700.00

Silver Cloud from 6th January 2019 to 16th January 2019

Vista Suite: unavailable
Veranda Suite: £14,500.00
Medallion Suite: £25,300.00
Silver Suite: £26,600.00

Silver Cloud from 16th January 2019 to 26th January 2019

Vista Suite: unavailable
Veranda Suite: £14,700.00
Medallion Suite: £26,200.00
Silver Suite: unavailable

Silver Cloud from 26th January 2019 to 5th February 2019

Vista Suite: £12,400.00
Veranda Suite: £15,000.00
Medallion Suite: £26,200.00
Silver Suite: £27,300.00

Silver Cloud from 5th February 2019 to 15th February 2019

Vista Suite: £12,000.00
Veranda Suite: £14,200.00
Medallion Suite: £25,100.00
Silver Suite: £26,500.00

Silver Cloud from 15th February 2019 to 25th February 2019

Vista Suite: £12,100.00
Veranda Suite: £14,700.00
Medallion Suite: £26,200.00
Silver Suite: £26,600.00

Silver Cloud from 25th February 2019 to 7th March 2019

Vista Suite: £11,800.00
Veranda Suite: £14,100.00
Medallion Suite: £24,300.00
Silver Suite: £25,500.00

Silver Cloud from 10th December 2019 to 20th December 2019

Vista Suite: £8,100.00
Veranda Suite: £9,990.00
Medallion Suite: £16,830.00
Silver Suite: £18,810.00

Silver Cloud from 19th January 2020 to 29th January 2020

Vista Suite: £9,630.00
Veranda Suite: £11,970.00
Medallion Suite: £20,430.00
Silver Suite: £22,680.00

Silver Cloud from 29th January 2020 to 8th February 2020

Vista Suite: £8,370.00
Veranda Suite: £10,440.00
Medallion Suite: £17,730.00
Silver Suite: £19,710.00

Silver Cloud from 8th February 2020 to 18th February 2020

Vista Suite: £8,280.00
Veranda Suite: £10,260.00
Medallion Suite: £17,460.00
Silver Suite: £19,530.00

Silver Cloud from 18th February 2020 to 28th February 2020

Vista Suite: £7,830.00
Veranda Suite: £9,720.00
Medallion Suite: £16,560.00
Silver Suite: £18,540.00

Silver Explorer from 22nd January 2019 to 3rd February 2019

Adventurer Suite: unavailable
Explorer Suite: unavailable
View Suite: unavailable
Vista Suite: unavailable
Veranda Suite: £22,000.00
Medallion Suite: £29,800.00
Silver Suite: £31,600.00

Silver Explorer from 5th December 2019 to 17th December 2019

Adventurer Suite: £8,820.00
Explorer Suite: £9,270.00
View Suite: £10,260.00
Vista Suite: £10,890.00
Veranda Suite: £14,220.00
Medallion Suite: £19,350.00
Silver Suite: £20,700.00

Silver Explorer from 4th January 2020 to 16th January 2020

Adventurer Suite: £9,540.00
Explorer Suite: £9,990.00
View Suite: £11,160.00
Vista Suite: £11,700.00
Veranda Suite: £15,300.00
Medallion Suite: £20,880.00
Silver Suite: £22,320.00

Silver Explorer from 21st February 2020 to 4th March 2020

Adventurer Suite: £8,820.00
Explorer Suite: £9,180.00
View Suite: £10,260.00
Vista Suite: £10,800.00
Veranda Suite: £14,130.00
Medallion Suite: £19,260.00
Silver Suite: £20,610.00

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CHOICE
  • We can compare a huge selection of expedition ships, cruises and operators.
  • From former Russian research vessels to larger and luxurious ships - there is an expedition cruise to suit you. 
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SPECIALISTS
  • We are the expedition cruise specialists and know all the polar destinations inside out.
  • Our expert team of Travel Specialists have extensive knowledge of all the expedition ships & operators.
  • All of our Travel Specialists have first-hand experience of expedition cruising to the polar regions.
VALUE
  • Never pay more! Our prices are the amongst the best in the business, with full package protection as standard.
  • Our holidays are protected by ATOL and ABTOT, for your complete peace of mind.
  • As supporters of the Marine Conservation Society, booking with us helps support the protection of our oceans.