Antarctica and South Shetland Islands from Chile

Silver Cloud Expedition Cruise Ship
Silver Cloud
240 Passengers

Educational. Aspirational. Inspirational. There are many reasons why you would want to go to Antarctica. The spectacular seascapes. The unfiltered beauty. The incomparable wildlife. And yes – the bragging rights. But whether you are traveling to the seventh continent to be impressed or to impress, nothing can prepare you for what awaits you there. So throw away your guidebooks and open your mind – because humbling, amazing, wild and unpredictable Antarctica is waiting for you.

Includes international and internal flights and overnight hotel accommodation.

Brief Itinerary

Day 0 Home / Santiago, Chile / Overnight
Day 1 Fly to Puerto Williams, Chile and Embarkation
Days 2 & 3 Drake Passage
Day 4 Antarctic Sound
Days 5 to 7 Antarctic Peninsula
Day 8 South Shetland Islands
Day 9 Drake Passage
Day 10 Cruising Cape Horn
Day 11 Puerto Williams / Santiago / Home

Day 0 — Home / Santiago, Chile / Overnight

Included international flight from U.S./Canada Gateway City to Santiago. Overnight in included hotel.

Day 1 — Fly to Puerto Williams, Chile and Embarkation

Puerto Williams is a Chilean city located on Navarino Island on the southern shores of the Beagle Channel. It claims to be the “southernmost city in the world”, however owing to its small size – 2500 residents approximately – the much larger Argentinean city of Ushuaia, which sits on the northern side of the same channel, also claims that title. The surrounding scenery is magnificent. The wild windswept mountains rise above the tree line and are regularly dusted with snow. The city itself has the dramatic backdrop called “Dientes de Navarino” (literally “teeth of Navarino”), which rival the famous Torres del Paine further to the north. The area was originally used by the Yaghan people, hunter-gatherers who despite enduring the harsh regional climate, could not weather the arrival of Europeans. The current city was established as a naval base in 1953 and honors the British-Chilean naval commander John Williams Wilson of the 16th century. Initially it served to protect territorial possessions and fishing rights of the area, as well as offering logistical support to Antarctic bases. More recently it has become a departure point for scientific and tourism trips to the Antarctic region. In contrast to the bustle and traffic of a very commercial Ushuaia, Puerto Williams offers a quieter, more relaxed experience. It charms the visitor with a small village feel, complete with rustic buildings and the homely smell of drifting wood smoke. A haven of peace at the end of the world.

Days 2 & 3 — Drake Passage

Sailing the legendary Drake Passage is an experience that few are ever lucky enough to experience. The southern tip of the Americas already feels like a wild enough environment – but the sensation of watching the distant cliffs of the peninsular known as the ‘End of the World’ fade into the horizon, is one that’s equal parts epic, eerie and magical. Set sail, to slowly drop off the bottom of the map from Cape Horn, and voyage on an expedition down into the icy underworld of Antarctica. Drake Passage is an extraordinary voyage of romantic ocean faring legend, as you aim for Antarctica’s icy realm. On arrival, skyscraper sized icebergs salute you, as you traverse the waters of this continent where snow and ice dwelling creatures like penguins and whales roam undisturbed. Your first sight of this most-unexplored place will most likely be the South Shetland Islands. Walk in the footsteps of some of history’s greatest and bravest explorers as you explore famed, snow-covered landmasses like Elephant and Deception Island. If the journey across Drake Passage sounds daunting, don’t worry – even in rough seas you’re never alone, and will often be accompanied on this spine-tingling adventure by soaring albatrosses and maybe even a protective pod of humpbacks and hourglass dolphins or two. Converging warm and cool ocean currents attract some spectacular animal life to the passage.

Day 4 — Antarctic Sound

Few voyages ignite the imagination like a journey down to one of the planet’s most remote, extreme and enchanting wilderness, Antarctica. An adventure in its purest form, only a handful of people will ever be lucky enough to experience the majestic beauty of these monochrome landscapes first-hand. The Antarctic Sound will be one of your first encounters of this whitewash kingdom, located at the northerly tip of the Antarctic Peninsula - which sprawls up like a tentacle towards Tierra del Fuego, South America’s most southerly point, otherwise known as the ‘End of the World’. Taking its name from the first ship to brave the passageway between the peninsular and the Joinville Island groups back in 1902, the Sound is a raw, sensory assault of imposing iceberg slabs, broken away from the disintegrating Larsen Ice Shelf. Come face-to-face with stadium-sized islands of ice and meet the extraordinary birdlife that call this whitewash kingdom home. Watch on, as colonies of Gentoo penguins hop around, and cape petrels sweep overhead, as the continent’s unique wildlife thrives around you.

Days 5 to 7 — Antarctic Peninsula

The Antarctic Peninsula unravels upwards towards South America, reaching out a beckoning finger to the adventurous, who dare to explore this untamed realm. Stretching up from the heart of the world’s southernmost continent, the Antarctic Peninsula lies a mere 620 miles from Tierra del Fuego and, for many, offers a spectacular first taste of the snow-blanketed landscapes and colossal ice sculptures, which make up Earth’s least-explored continent. Unseen by humans until 1820 - a blink of an eye ago in relative terms - this is an adventure sure to make your hairs stand on end, as you experience the thrill of the truly unknown and extraordinary. The vast peninsula is sprinkled with research bases, which are at the frontline of human scientific endeavor, pushing to study and understand this unique landscape, its exceptional wildlife, and the impact that humans are having on this pristine continent. Witness cathedral-sized icebergs up close, and blue-hued glaciers, slowly slipping from imposing locations like Hope Bay. Blanched mountain peaks cover the peninsula, and you’ll find thousands of adorable Adelie penguin pairs thriving undisturbed in this peninsula’s unique setting.

Day 8 — South Shetland Islands

The ice-coated Antarctic Peninsula forms perhaps the most accessible region of mainland Antarctica, lying a mere 480 miles away from South America, across the fabled waters of Drakes Passage. Lying close to the northwestern tip of the Antarctic Peninsula, separated by the Bransfield Strait, the South Shetland Islands fall under the jurisdiction of the Antarctic Treaty, suspending claims on their sovereignty. Several countries maintain research bases here, and with plump elephant seals, and crowds of Gentoo, Chinstrap and Adelie Penguins also calling the islands home, it can even feel a little crowded at times. King George Island is the largest and most hospitable island, hosting the majority of the research stations - some of which are populated all-year-round by tiny, hardy crews. Don’t be fooled though, these islands offer extraordinary adventure in one of the most remote locations on earth. The triple peaks of Mount Foster tower above the archipelago, and you’ll feel your heart pumping a little quicker, as you sail into the core of Deception Island’s magnificent collapsed volcano caldera. Hike the lunar landscapes within, and even dip into the improbably warm, geothermally-heated waters of Pendulum Cove. Elephant Island, meanwhile, is written deep into the annals of Antarctic expedition legend, as the site where Ernest Shackleton and the stricken crew of the Endurance miraculously survived a harsh Antarctic winter, in 1916.

Day 9 — Drake Passage

Return to South America.

Day 11 — Puerto Williams / Santiago / Home

Disembark in Puerto Williams.

When travelling in remote regions tide, wind, ice and weather conditions determine the details of our itinerary. While we will do our best to maintain all suggested activities, some of these may be subject to change. Come with an open mind and a great sense of adventure, together we can turn any voyage into a wonderful expedition.

* Itinerary may be subject to change

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Per Person USD
Rates Antarctica 2021-22
Vista Suite
Veranda Suite
Deluxe Veranda Suite
Medallion Suite
Silver Suite
Royal Suite
Grand Suite
Owner's Suite
Free R/T Int'l Air - R/T Local Air - Hotel.

Single Supplement reduced to 25% for Deluxe and below.
$18,500 $20,100 $23,200 $31,500 $35,100 $41,300 $48,300 $57,400 
Free R/T Int'l Air - R/T Local Air - Hotel.

Single Supplement reduced to 75% for Deluxe and below.
$22,400 $24,600 $28,600 $39,000 $43,700 $51,500 $60,300 $71,800 
Free R/T Int'l Air - R/T Local Air - Hotel.

Single Supplement reduced to 50% for Deluxe and below.
$14,800 $16,100 $18,400 $23,500 $27,400 $33,600 $37,300 $44,100 
Free R/T Int'l Air - R/T Local Air - Hotel.

Single Supplement reduced to 50% for Deluxe and below.
$20,300 $23,500 $27,300 $37,200 $41,600 $49,000 $57,400 $68,300 
20% Discount (Prices in Red)
If paid in full by Aug 31st 2021

Free R/T Int'l Air - R/T Local Air - Hotel.

Single Supplement reduced to 50% for Deluxe and below.
$15,500$12,400$17,200$13,760$19,800$15,840$25,500$20,400$29,800$23,840$35,000$28,000$40,800$32,640$48,400$38,720
20% Discount (Prices in Red)
If paid in full by Aug 31st 2021

Free R/T Int'l Air - R/T Local Air - Hotel.

Single Supplement reduced to 50% for Deluxe and below.
$15,500$12,400$17,200$13,760$19,800$15,840$25,500$20,400$29,800$23,840$35,000$28,000$40,800$32,640$48,400$38,720
10% Discount (Prices in Red)
If paid in full by Aug 31st 2021

Single Supplement reduced to 50% for Deluxe and below.
$15,500$13,950$17,200$15,480$19,800$17,820$25,500$22,950$29,800$26,820$35,000$31,500$40,800$36,720$48,400$43,560
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Note: Prices for Silver Cloud can change without notice. We attempt to keep the listed rates as accurate as possible but occasionally they may not reflect the most current prices. Be sure to ask when you contact us for that day's price.

Fares include Economy air or Reduced Business-Class air. In case promotional flights are not available or for guests not utilizing the promotional bundle offer, an air credit is available. One or two hotel nights/dayroom (pre- or post-cruise) may be included in the cruise price or come at special rates.

There is NO Twinshare rate available on this ship and single supplement is 1.75x the Twin Price listed above in Vista & Veranda Suites and 2x the Twin Price listed above for all other Suites.

Complimentary kayaking depending on weather and ice conditions. Available on a first-come basis prior to each kayaking departure.

All trips subject to possible fuel surcharge.

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Per Person USD
Rates Antarctica 2022-23
Vista Suite
Veranda Suite
Deluxe Veranda Suite
Medallion Suite
Silver Suite
Royal Suite
Grand Suite
Owner's Suite
Free R/T Int'l Air - R/T Local Air - Hotel

10% Discount (Prices in Red)
If paid in full by Aug 31st 2021

Single Supplement reduced to 50% for Deluxe and below
$20,900$18,810$24,500$22,050$28,500$25,650$37,200$33,480$43,900$39,510$51,800$46,620$60,800$54,720$72,500$65,250
Free R/T Int'l Air - R/T Local Air - Hotel

10% Discount (Prices in Red)
If paid in full by Aug 31st 2021

Single Supplement reduced to 50% for Deluxe and below
$12,800$11,520$14,700$13,230$17,000$15,300$21,900$19,710$25,700$23,130$30,100$27,090$35,200$31,680$41,800$37,620
Free R/T Int'l Air - R/T Local Air - Hotel

10% Discount (Prices in Red)
If paid in full by Aug 31st 2021

Single Supplement reduced to 50% for Deluxe and below
$13,900$12,510$16,100$14,490$18,600$16,740$24,000$21,600$28,200$25,380$33,200$29,880$38,800$34,920$45,900$41,310
Free R/T Int'l Air - R/T Local Air - Hotel

10% Discount (Prices in Red)
If paid in full by Aug 31st 2021

Single Supplement reduced to 75% for Deluxe and below
$24,400$21,960$28,700$25,830$33,400$30,060$43,800$39,420$51,700$46,530$61,100$54,990$71,600$64,440$85,500$76,950
Free R/T Int'l Air - R/T Local Air - Hotel

10% Discount (Prices in Red)
If paid in full by Aug 31st 2021

Single Supplement reduced to 50% for Deluxe and below
$16,400$14,760$18,900$17,010$21,900$19,710$28,500$25,650$33,500$30,150$39,500$35,550$46,200$41,580$54,900$49,410
Free R/T Int'l Air - R/T Local Air - Hotel

20% Discount (Prices in Red)
If paid in full by Aug 31st 2021

Single Supplement reduced to 50% for Deluxe and below
$17,400$13,920$20,100$16,080$23,300$18,640$30,300$24,240$35,700$28,560$42,100$33,680$49,300$39,440$58,700$46,960
Free R/T Int'l Air - R/T Local Air - Hotel

10% Discount (Prices in Red)
If paid in full by Aug 31st 2021

Single Supplement reduced to 50% for Deluxe and below
$20,900$18,810$24,400$21,960$28,400$25,560$37,100$33,390$43,800$39,420$51,700$46,530$60,600$54,540$72,400$65,160
Free R/T Int'l Air - R/T Local Air - Hotel

10% Discount (Prices in Red)
If paid in full by Aug 31st 2021

Single Supplement reduced to 50% for Deluxe and below
$13,900$12,510$16,100$14,490$18,600$16,740$24,000$21,600$28,200$25,380$33,200$29,880$38,800$34,920$45,900$41,310
Free R/T Int'l Air - R/T Local Air - Hotel

10% Discount (Prices in Red)
If paid in full by Aug 31st 2021

Single Supplement reduced to 50% for Deluxe and below
$13,900$12,510$16,100$14,490$18,600$16,740$24,000$21,600$28,200$25,380$33,200$29,880$38,800$34,920$45,900$41,310
Free R/T Int'l Air - R/T Local Air - Hotel.

Single Supplement reduced to 25% for Deluxe and below.
$13,900 $15,800 $18,100 $23,200 $27,100 $31,700 $36,900 $43,400 
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Note: Prices for Silver Cloud can change without notice. We attempt to keep the listed rates as accurate as possible but occasionally they may not reflect the most current prices. Be sure to ask when you contact us for that day's price.

Fares include Economy air or Reduced Business-Class air. In case promotional flights are not available or for guests not utilizing the promotional bundle offer, an air credit is available. One or two hotel nights/dayroom (pre- or post-cruise) may be included in the cruise price or come at special rates.

There is NO Twinshare rate available on this ship and single supplement is 2x the Twin Price listed above.

Single Occupancy and Third Guest Rates are available upon request.

Complimentary kayaking depending on weather and ice conditions. Available on a first-come basis prior to each kayaking departure.

All trips subject to possible fuel surcharge.

Only show rates under
$ X
Due to COVID-19 trip availability is not being updated. Please contact Polar Cruises to check on specific trips availability.
Per Person USD
Rates Antarctica 2023-24
Vista Suite
Veranda Suite
Deluxe Veranda Suite
Medallion Suite
Silver Suite
Royal Suite
Grand Suite
Owner's Suite
Free R/T Int'l Air - R/T Local Air - Hotel.

Single Supplement reduced to 50% for Deluxe and below.
$16,600 $18,800 $21,300 $26,900 $31,100 $36,100 $41,800 $49,000 
Free R/T Int'l Air - R/T Local Air - Hotel.

Single Supplement reduced to 50% for Deluxe and below.
$16,600 $18,800 $21,300 $26,900 $31,100 $36,100 $41,800 $49,000 
Free R/T Int'l Air - R/T Local Air - Hotel.

Single Supplement reduced to 50% for Deluxe and below.
$16,600 $18,800 $21,300 $26,900 $31,100 $36,100 $41,800 $49,000 
Free R/T Int'l Air - R/T Local Air - Hotel.

Single Supplement reduced to 75% for Deluxe and below.
$23,200 $26,700 $30,800 $39,700 $46,500 $54,600 $63,800 $75,600 
Free R/T Int'l Air - R/T Local Air - Hotel.

Single Supplement reduced to 50% for Deluxe and below.
$13,400 $15,200 $17,200 $21,600 $25,000 $29,000 $33,600 $39,400 
Free R/T Int'l Air - R/T Local Air - Hotel.

Single Supplement reduced to 50% for Deluxe and below.
$16,800 $19,200 $21,900 $27,900 $32,500 $38,000 $44,100 $52,000 
Free R/T Int'l Air - R/T Local Air - Hotel.

Single Supplement reduced to 50% for Deluxe and below.
$15,200 $17,200 $19,600 $24,900 $28,900 $33,600 $39,000 $45,800 
Free R/T Int'l Air - R/T Local Air - Hotel.

Single Supplement reduced to 50% for Deluxe and below.
$13,400 $15,200 $17,200 $21,600 $25,000 $29,000 $33,600 $39,400 
Free R/T Int'l Air - R/T Local Air - Hotel.

Single Supplement reduced to 50% for Deluxe and below.
$13,100 $14,800 $16,700 $21,000 $24,300 $28,200 $32,600 $38,100 
Free R/T Int'l Air - R/T Local Air - Hotel.

Single Supplement reduced to 50% for Deluxe and below.
$13,900 $15,800 $18,100 $23,200 $27,100 $31,700 $36,900 $43,400 
No trips meet your criteria. Please increase the budget above to view more results.
Click on the tour dates in the left column to view a trip itinerary. Point MOUSE at Cabin Category to view DETAILED description.

Note: Prices for Silver Cloud can change without notice. We attempt to keep the listed rates as accurate as possible but occasionally they may not reflect the most current prices. Be sure to ask when you contact us for that day's price.

Fares include Economy air or Reduced Business-Class air. In case promotional flights are not available or for guests not utilizing the promotional bundle offer, an air credit is available. One or two hotel nights/dayroom (pre- or post-cruise) may be included in the cruise price or come at special rates.

There is NO Twinshare rate available on this ship and single supplement is 2x the Twin Price listed above.

Single Occupancy and Third Guest Rates are available upon request.

Complimentary kayaking depending on weather and ice conditions. Available on a first-come basis prior to each kayaking departure.

All trips subject to possible fuel surcharge.

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Owner's Suite
Available as a one-bedroom configuration or as two bedrooms (as illustrated) by adjoining with a Vista Suite
1 Bedroom: 587 Sq Ft / 55 m² [Including Veranda (89 Sq Ft / 8 m²)]
2 Bedroom: 827 Sq Ft / 77 m² [Including Veranda (89 Sq Ft / 8 m²)]

Large teak veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors; bedroom two has additional large picture window • Living room with sitting area; bedroom two has additional sitting area • Separate dining area • Twin beds or queen-sized bed; bedroom two has additional twin beds or queen-sized bed • Marbled bathroom with full-sized bath and separate shower, plus a powder room; bedroom two has additional marbled bathroom with shower (no tub as indicated in diagram) • Walk-in wardrobe(s) with personal safe • Vanity table(s) with hair dryer • Writing desk(s) • Bose Sound Touch 30 with Bluetooth connectivity • Unlimited WiFi Internet access for 2 simultaneous devices • Illy® Espresso machine

   Grand Suite
Available as a one-bedroom configuration or as two bedrooms (as illustrated) by adjoining with a Veranda Suite
1 Bedroom: 1,019 Sq Ft / 95 m² [Including Veranda (145 Sq Ft / 14 m²)]
2 Bedroom: 1,314 Sq Ft / 122 m² [Including Veranda (194 Sq Ft/18.5 m²)]

Two teak verandas with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors; bedroom two has additional veranda • Living room with sitting area; bedroom two has additional sitting area • Separate dining area • Twin beds or queen-sized bed; bedroom two has additional twin beds or queen-sized bed • Marbled bathroom with full-sized bath and separate shower; bedroom two has additional marbled bathroom with shower (no tub as indicated in diagram) • Walk-in wardrobe(s) with personal safe • Vanity table(s) with hair dryer • Writing desk(s) • Bose Sound Touch 30 with Bluetooth connectivity • Unlimited WiFi Internet access for 2 simultaneous devices • Illy® Espresso machine
  

Royal Suite
Available as a one-bedroom configuration or as two bedrooms (as illustrated) by adjoining with a Veranda Suite
1 Bedroom: 736 Sq Ft / 69 m² [Including Veranda (126 Sq Ft / 12 m²)]
2 Bedroom: 1,031 Sq Ft / 96 m² [Including Veranda (175 Sq Ft/16.5 m²)]

Large teak veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors; bedroom two has additional veranda • Living room with sitting area; bedroom two has additional sitting area • Separate dining area • Twin beds or queen-sized bed; bedroom two has additional twin beds or queen-sized bed • Marbled bathroom with full-sized bath and separate shower; bedroom two has additional marbled bathroom with shower (no tub as indicated in diagram) • Walk-in wardrobe(s) with personal safe • Vanity table(s) with hair dryer • Writing desk(s) • Bose Sound Touch 30 with Bluetooth connectivity • Unlimited WiFi Internet access for 2 simultaneous devices • Illy® Espresso machine

   Silver Suite
541 Sq Ft / 46 m² [Including Veranda (92 Sq Ft / 8 m²)]
note: Silver Suites accommodate three guests
Teak veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors • Living room with convertible sofa to accommodate an additional guest • Sitting area • Separate dining area • Twin beds or queen-sized bed • Marbled bathroom with shower; Silver Suite has two bathrooms with shower • Walk-in wardrobe with personal safe • Vanity table with hair dryer • Writing desk • Bose Sound Touch 30 with Bluetooth connectivity • Unlimited WiFi Internet access for 2 simultaneous devices
   Medallion Suite
437 Sq Ft / 40.6 m² [Including Veranda (81 Sq Ft / 7.6 m²)]
Offers preferred central location
Teak veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors • Living room with convertible sofa to accommodate an additional guest • Sitting area • Separate dining area • Twin beds or queen-sized bed • Marbled bathroom with shower; Silver Suite has two bathrooms with shower • Walk-in wardrobe with personal safe • Vanity table with hair dryer • Writing desk • Bose Sound Touch 30 with Bluetooth connectivity • Unlimited WiFi Internet access for 2 simultaneous devices
   Deluxe Veranda Suite
295 Sq Ft / 27 m² [Including Veranda (49 Sq Ft / 4.5 m²)]
Some Deluxe Suites accommodate three guests. The Deluxe Suite offers preferred central location with identical accommodation to a Veranda Suite.

Teak veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors • Sitting area • Twin beds or queen-sized bed • Marbled bathroom with shower (some with tub/shower combination) • Walk-in wardrobe with personal safe • Writing desk • Hair dryer • WiFi Internet access an hour per day
   Veranda Suite
295 Sq Ft / 27 m² [Including Veranda (49 Sq Ft / 4.5 m²)]
Some Veranda Suites accommodate three guests

Teak veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors • Sitting area • Twin beds or queen-sized bed • Marbled bathroom with shower (some with tub/shower combination) • Walk-in wardrobe with personal safe • Writing desk • Hair dryer • WiFi Internet access an hour per day
   Vista Suite
240 Sq Ft / 22 m²
note: Some Vista Suites accommodate three guests

Large picture window providing panoramic ocean views • Sitting area • Twin beds or queen-sized bed • Marbled bathroom with shower (some with tub/shower combination) • Walk-in wardrobe with personal safe • Writing desk • Hair dryer • WiFi Internet access an hour per day

All suites feature:
• Butler service
• Refrigerator and bar setup stocked with your preferences
• Pratesi® fine bed linens
• A choice of pillows
• Plush Etro® bathrobe
• Personalized stationary
• Umbrella
• BVLGARI® bath amenities, plus a choice of other European brands
• iHome Radio / Alarm charging station (with USB cable or Qi wireless charging), NFC Bluetooth connectivity
• Direct dial telephone(s)
• Dual voltage 110/220 outlets
• Unlimited, complimentary WiFi Internet access as per suite category
• Flat-screen television(s) with Interactive Media Library