Antarctica - Fly the Drake

Silver Cloud Expedition Cruise Ship
Silver Cloud
240 Passengers

If you have ever dreamt of visiting Antarctica but were afraid of the Drake Passage, this is the voyage for you! Take off from Punta Arenas to King George Island on the edge of Antarctica. Then, enjoy five memory making days exploring Antarctica Sound, the Peninsula and the South Shetland Islands. This magical trip is everything you expect it to be: ethereal landscape, masses of wildlife and a sense of adventure like nowhere else on earth.

Includes international flights and 1 night pre-cruise and 1 night post-cruise in Punta Arenas, Chile.

Brief Itinerary

Day 0 Home / Punta Arenas, Chile / Overnight
Day 1 Business Class flight to Antarctica, King George Island and Embarkation
Day 2 Antarctic Sound
Days 3 to 5 Antarctic Peninsula
Day 6 South Shetland Islands
Day 7 King George Island / Return flight to Punta Arenas / Overnight
  Punta Arenas, Chile / Home

Day 0 — Home / Punta Arenas, Chile / Overnight

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

Day 1 — Business Class flight to Antarctica, King George Island and Embarkation

As the largest of all the South Shetland Island, King George is considered the gateway to Antarctica. At just 75 miles (120 km) from the Antarctic Peninsula and the only airport in the South Shetlands, it is the connection between “real life” and “Antarctic life”. More than 10 different nations have year-round or summer-only scientific research stations on the island (considering that 90% of the island is covered by snow and ice, that is quite an achievement!). Maintaining a base on the island allows membership of the Antarctic Treaty. There is even a Russian Orthodox church, with a permanent on-site priest. The island might be home to a few international scientists, but they are very much outnumbered by the diverse wildlife that considers King George Island rightfully theirs. Adelie, Chinstrap and Gentoo Penguins all commute to and from the Antarctic peninsula from the island, while Weddell and leopard seals are regular visitors and can be spotted either in the water or on the shore. Naturally, this brings a huge amount of birdlife: skuas and southern giant petrels are regular summer residents, attracted by the warm climate (warm being a relative term, average temperature is between 20 and 29˚F). The island was named after King George III after British explorers discovered it in 1819. Since then the island has been claimed by both Chile (1940) and Argentina (1943), but remains part of British Antarctic Territory.

Day 2 — 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 3 to 5 — 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 6 — 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 6 — King George Island / Return flight to Punta Arenas / Overnight

Disembark Silver Cloud.

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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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 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