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Antarctica Bridge, Silversea

Antarctica Bridge with Silversea

12-day expedition fly-cruise from £16,400 pp incl. flights

Suite upgrade and US$1,000 shipboard credit


Short description

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


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


Recommended for:
December holidays | Expedition cruise | Natural world | Ocean cruise | Wildlife

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 your luxurious Silversea expedition ship for six unforgettable days of expert-led exploration.

Day by day itinerary

Day 1
UK to Santiago, Chile

Having made the most of your complimentary UK airport lounge access, you'll board an overnight flight to Santiago, Chile's cosmopolitan capital.

Day 2

On arrival in Santiago, you will be meet our Silversea representative before being transferred to your pre-cruise hotel where IAATO and Zodiac briefings will take places. You will also be able to your complimentary expedition gear. The rest of the day is free for relaxation.

Stay: Santiago hotel 

Day 3
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: Punta Arenas hotel 

Meals: D

Day 4
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. 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. 

Stay: Silver Endeavour or Silver Cloud

Meals: B L D

Days 5-9
Antarctic Peninsula

Over five action-packed days, you'll join the Silversea 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 Endeavour or Silver Cloud

Meals: B L D

Day 10
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, after enjoying a farewell dinner.

Stay: Punta Arenas hotel

Meals: B L D

Days 11-12
Depart for UK

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

Meals: B



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


12-day expedition fly-cruise
from £16,400 pp incl. flights


Suite upgrade and US$1,000 shipboard credit
Book by: 31 May 2024

Special offers:

  • Enjoy a suite upgrade and US$1,000 shipboard credit
  • Secure your suite with a reduced 15% deposit


  • Silversea 'Door to Door' private executive transfer service (from home to airport and return)
  • Return scheduled flights in economy class (upgrades available)
  • Private flight in Business Class to/from King George Island
  • 6-day or 7-day all-inclusive expedition cruise aboard Silver Endeavour
  • 1 night hotel pre and post your cruise
  • Transfers (between airport/hotel and ship)
  • Guided Zodiac, land and sea tours, and shoreside activities led by the Expeditions Team (one complimentary shore excursion per port, per day)
  • Parka
  • Enrichment lectures by a highly qualified Expeditions Team
  • Butler service in every suite
  • Unlimited Complimentary Wi-fi
  • 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

Price varies by departure date and suite availability, please call for details.

Terms & Conditions: Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room; prices are subject to availability and possible change; normal booking conditions apply

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