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South Georgia, Antarctic

Cape to Cape on Silver Cloud

24-day expedition cruise from £10,500 pp incl. flights

Exclusive offer: USD $250 shipboard credit per suite

Summary

Short description

A once-in-a-lifetime journey among the wild islands and coastlines of the southern Atlantic

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Highlights

  • Sail in style on board Silver Cloud, one of the world's top expedition vessels
  • Discover the 'Galapagos of the Poles', South Georgia
  • See magellanic penguins & elephant seals on remote islands
  • Explore one of the world’s remotest outposts – Tristan de Cunha
  • Uncover hidden gems with included Zodiac & kayak trips with the Silversea Expedition team

In Brief

  • 1 Night Santiago
  • 1 Night Puerto Williams
  • 1 Night At sea
  • 1 Night New Island
  • 1 Night Port Stanley
  • 1 Night At sea
  • 4 Nights South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
  • 3 Nights At sea
  • 1 Night Tristan da Cunha
  • 2 Nights Saint Helena
  • 4 Nights At sea
  • 1 Night Cape Town

About

Recommended for:
Activity adventure | Expedition cruise | Ocean cruise | Off the beaten track | Unique & unusual | Wildlife

This is a rare chance to discover the remote, much-unexplored islands of the southern Atlantic. Sailing between the wilds of Patagonia in Chile to South Africa’s mother city, Cape Town, you’ll experience some of the most remote locations on earth. Take in the huge penguin and albatross populations of the Falkland Islands, the magnificent fjords of South Georgia and one of the world’s remotest outposts – Tristan de Cunha. What's more, you'll do it all with a base on the luxurious Silver Cloud, recently refurbished to the highest standards, where butler-served suites and fine dining are excellent complemented by expert onboard lectures and included excursions that range from Zodiac cruises among remote bird-filled islands to kayaking in sea caves. 

Day by day itinerary

Day 1
UK to Santiago

Begin your trip in style with a chauffeured drive to the airport and VIP airport lounge access. Then, board your flight from the UK to Chile's capital, Santiago, arriving on day two. 

Day 2
Santiago, Chile

On arrival into Chile you'll be transferred to your hotel for rest and relaxation ahead of your cruise adventure. Santiago, Chile's capital, sits nestled between the snowy peaks of the Andes and the rugged Chilean Coast Range. You've got today to explore Santiago with its Mediterranean climate, pretty parks, fun nightlife and excellent museums. Head downtown to soak up the atmosphere, with Plaza de Armas, flanked by impressive buildings, is a hub of daily activity. There are museums aplenty, and a maze of local markets selling everything from street food to antiques. 

Stay: Chile hotel

Day 3
Board Silver Cloud at Puerto Williams

Transfer to the windswept mountains and village atmosphere of Puerto Williams today, situated on the southern shores of the Beagle Channel and the perfect place to begin your adventure. On board Silver Cloud, you'll have time before dinner to settle into your bright, airy suite complete with picture windows framing ocean views and private butler service before the first of your gourmet, wine-matched dinners tonight.

Stay: Silver Cloud

Meals: B L D

Day 4
At sea

You've got a full day today to explore the ship – being sure to look out for humpback whales and dolphins along the way. Take advantage of the incredible amenities onboard Silver Cloud, including four restaurants, a jacuzzi deck and the Explorer Lounge, where you can attend seminars and lectures from expert guides.

Stay: Silver Cloud

Meals: B L D

Day 5
New Island and West Point Islands

Settled by British explorers in 1765, these weather-beaten islands are home to a wealth of wildlife, from black-bowed albatross to Commerson’s dolphins. There’s a scattering of people, and sheep, but the star attractions are surely the fur seals, burrowing rockhopper penguins, magellanic penguins and imperial cormorants who roost in the jagged coastal cliffs. Explore New Island, known for its extraordinary bird and wildlife, with Zodiac cruises with the Silversea Expedition team where you'll land on sandy beaches to spot five species of penguin, seals and dolphins. You may also like to join a Silversea guide on a kayak paddle, that includes a stop at Albatross Island. Remember, all excursions can be easily organised directly from on board the ship, either before or during your cruise.

Stay: Silver Cloud

Meals: B L D

Day 6
Port Stanley, Falkland Islands

Arrive in the Falkland Island’s small but character-packed capital today, where red post boxes tell a story of long-term British rule and the excellent Dockyard Museum charts the islands’ seafaring heritage. For a walk on the wild side, head down to Gypsy Cove to watch sea lions and dolphins playing in the surf. Alternatively, it can all be explored on a guided bus tour that pauses at the Whale Bone Arch, the 1982 Battle Memorial and the museum, while further highlights include trips out into the wilderness to spot the thousands of penguins who migrate here, as well as a tour of the Battlefields, the epicentre of the Falklands War.

Meals: B L D

Day 7
At sea

You've got a full day at sea today to explore the ship or relax today, whether you want to visit Silver Cloud's Boutique for some high-end shopping, or indulge in a relaxing treatment at the Zagara Beauty Spa. There's even a Photo Studio, unique to Silver Cloud, where you can take masterclasses in photography and editing, ensuring you have the tools to capture and preserve lasting memories of your trip.

Stay: Silver Cloud

Meals: B L D

Days 8-11
South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands

The next four days will see you discover why South Georgia is often referred to as the 'Galapagos of the Poles', as you travel by Zodiac to one of a number of landing sites where you’ll have the chance to get up close to some of the half a million king penguins or three million breeding pairs of macaroni penguins that make up the largest population in the world. If you’re lucky, you’ll also see harrumphing elephant seals and have the opportunity to visit Grytviken, the historic whaling station where legendary British explorer Ernest Shackleton is buried.

Stay: Silver Cloud

Meals: B L D

Days 12-14
At sea

Take the next few to recharge as you relax in the heated pool, browse the library or head to the Observation Lounge to watch for breaching humpbacks. You can also learn more about the flora and fauna of the area in a course of lectures by Silver Cloud's expert team of marine biologists, ornithologists and historians in the Explorer Lounge.

Stay: Silver Cloud

Meals: B L D

Day 15
Tristan da Cunha

Today will see you explore one of the world's most remote archipelagos. Tristan Da Cunha is 1,500 miles away from mainland Saint Helena and home to just 250 people. Explore with walking tours of the town with a local and volcano hikes, spotting myriad wildlife, from the Atlantic yellow-nosed albatross to the endangered Tristan wandering albatross as well as hundreds of breeding northern rockhopper penguins, sea lions, whales and dolphins. 

Stay: Silver Cloud

Meals: B L D

Days 16-17
Saint Helena

Explore two islands off Saint Helena over the next two days, the first the remote island of Nightingale. Home to an Endemic Bird Area, you'll spot a huge variety of birdlife with Zodiac landings and kayak trips to the area's famous sea caves, dotted with fur seals pups and rockhopper penguins. The uninhabited volcanic island of Gough, filled with verdant landscapes and roaring waterfalls, is your final stop at Saint Helena. Part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Gough is a vital sanctuary for rare birdlife as well as being home to huge elephant seals.

Stay: Silver Cloud

Meals: B L D

Days 18-21
At sea

A full three days at sea allows you the chance to explore all you may have missed on board, from burning off any excess at the gym with included Pilates classes to complimentary afternoon tea accompanied by the resident pianist. Each evening, the four fine dining venues offer the likes of steak and lobster, wine-matched by your sommelier. Retire to the Dolce Vita bar and the Panorama Lounge each night for a digestif accompanied by live music.

Stay: Silver Cloud

Day 22
Cape Town

Anchor in to Cape Town today, famed for its natural beauty, diverse culture, fine wines and celebrated restaurants. It's also a city made for outdoor living, with a host of adventure activities right on its mountain-framed doorstep. You'll have the chance to explore with several included excursions on offer, with highlights including a cable car ride up Table Mountain, exploring the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden with an expert naturalist, a tour of infamous Robben Island and exploring nearby Hermanus for world-class whale watching. Return to the ship this evening for the last of your gourmet dinners and cocktails with new-found friends.

Stay: Silver Cloud

Meals: B L D

Days 23-24
Cape Town to UK

After breakfast, transfer to Cape Town airport for an overnight flight home, arriving the next day.

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

Accommodation rating: Deluxe

24-day expedition cruise from £10,500 pp incl. flights

Departure: 2 March 2024

Exclusive offer: USD $250 shipboard credit per suite
Book by: 30 September 2021

Includes:

  • Silversea 'Door to Door' private executive transfer service (from home to airport and return)
  • Scheduled flights from the UK in economy class (upgrades available)
  • 1 night pre-cruise hotel 
  • Transfers to/from hotel and ship
  • 21 day all-inclusive cruise aboard Silver Cloud
  • Guided Zodiac, land and sea tours, and shoreside activities led by the Expeditions Team
  • Enrichment lectures by a highly qualified Expeditions Team
  • Butler service in every suite
  • Unlimited Free Wifi
  • 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

Why not extend your experience with a pre- or post-cruise stay in Chile and/or South Africa; please speak to one of our cruise specialists for details and options.

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