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Antarctica Bridge, Silversea

Antarctica Bridge with Silversea

11-day expedition fly-cruise from £11,970 pp incl. flights

Special offer: Fly the Drake Fares and save 10%

Summary

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Fly the Drake Passage to take in the wilds of Antarctica in utmost comfort

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Highlights

  • Explore Antarctica aboard a luxury expedition ship
  • Fly across the Drake Passage, maximising both time and comfort
  • Seek out Antarctica's unique wildlife, from breaching whales to huge colonies of penguins and seals
  • Experience all the luxuries of a Silversea cruise
  • Enjoy a pre- and post-cruise stay in Punta Arenas

In Brief

  • 1 Night Punta Arenas
  • 1 Night King George Island
  • 5 Nights Antarctica
  • 1 Night Punta Arenas

About

Recommended for:
Expedition cruise

There's no getting away from it, Antarctica is remote. Flung out at the Earth's very southern tip, the closest accessible departure point is Ushuaia in Argentina, more than 1,000 kilometres away. And, even then, what lies between you and the White Continent is one of the most challenging stretches of ocean anywhere in the world – the Drake Passage. But, while cruise ships have long sailed these waters, now there's the chance to give your sea legs a rest with an exclusive flight from Punta Arenas to King George Island, from where the wildlife and wonders of the Antarctic Peninsula are within easy reach. This itinerary, with Antarctica specialists Silversea, includes just such a service, as you relax in the comforts of business class before boarding expedition ship Silver Explorer for six unforgettable days of expert-led exploration.

Day by day itinerary

Day 1
UK to Punta Arenas

Having made the most of your complimentary UK airport lounge access, you'll board an overnight flight to Punta Arenas in Chile.

Day 2
Punta Arenas

Located in the heart of Chilean Patagonia on the shores of the Strait of Magellan, sprawling Punta Arenas pairs modern malls with wool-boom mansions and a bustling port-city atmosphere. On arrival, you'll transfer to your hotel before enjoying a free afternoon to explore at your own pace. This evening, you'll be treated to the first of your included dinner, so perhaps take the chance to meet some of your fellow adventurers who'll be joining you on your journey south.

Stay: Hotel Cabo de Hornos (Superior)


Meals: D

Day 3
Fly to King George Island

Check out this morning and transfer to the airport for your exclusive business class flight to the King George island. Soaring over the infamous Drake Passage, you'll get your first taste of the drama that awaits as you look down on the ice-berg dotted waters. Once you've landed, it's then just a short transfer to your waiting ice-class ship – Silver Explorer. Refurbished in 2018 and carrying up to just 144 guests and with 118 crew, it's one of the most intimate and luxurious ways to explore this unique destination. On board, you'll find a spa, fitness centre and beauty salon, several observation lounges and two superb dining venues. Then, in your butler-served suite, the likes of marbled bathrooms and pillow menus will ensure a wonderfully comfortable voyage. We recommend upgrading to a Veranda Suite for the best views.

Stay: Silver Explorer (Deluxe)

Meals: B L D

Days 4-8
Antarctic Peninsula

Over five action-packed days, you'll join Silver Explorer's expedition team as you strike out into the wilds of the Antarctic Peninsula, making the most of the ship's fleet of 12 Zodiacs to go in search of whales and seabirds and even step ashore for up-close encounters with seals and penguins. And, with your ship's strengthened hull, you'll push through ice floes with ease, reaching remote locations where your guides will impart their knowledge of the region. It all continues back on board, with expert lectures on geography, geology, wildlife and even the continent's human intrigue, from the explorers of yesteryear to the vital work of today's ground-breaking scientific research stations.

Stay: Silver Explorer (Deluxe)

Meals: B L D

Day 9
King George Island/Punta Arenas

As your Antarctic adventure comes to an end, it's time to disembark on King George Island, where you'll board a flight for the return journey across the Drake Passage to Punta Arenas where you'll spend the night.

Stay: Hotel Cabo de Hornos (Superior)


Meals: B L D

Days 10-11
Depart for UK

Transfer to the airport this morning for your overnight flight home.

Meals: B

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Pricing

Any element of this cruise can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.

Prices

11-day expedition fly-cruise from £11,970 pp incl. flights

Departure:

Fly the Drake Fares and save 10%
Book by: 30 April 2020

Book and pay in full by 30 April and save 10%

Includes:

  • Roundtrip economy class air to Punta Arenas (Chile)
  • Private flight to and from Antarctica (King George Island)
  • One night pre-cruise and post-cruise hotel stay in Punta Arenas
  • Expedition gear – parka, waterproof trousers, walking poles (rentals), rubber boots (rentals), expedition backpack and water bottle
  • Welcome reception and bon voyage dinner (in Punta Arenas)
  • Pre- and post-cruise meals
  • Transfers between airport and hotel, and luggage handling, when guests take international air through Silversea
  • Silversea’s standard expedition inclusions, which comprise guided Zodiac tours and shore side activities, led by the Expedition Team; enrichment lectures; butler service for every suite; and many additional amenities

Fares range from £11,970 pp to £13,770 pp, depending on departure date.

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