The Falkland Islands and Antarctica

Silver Cloud Expedition Cruise Ship
Silver Cloud
240 Passengers

If it is change that you are after, if it is peace and tranquility, if it is grandeur like you have never experienced then it can only be Antarctica. The fabled land is an ice-crowned wonder, the wildlife superb, the setting both extreme and pristine. No place on Earth can compare, so join us and set sail to step foot on the world final frontier. Nothing will ever be the same again.

Brief Itinerary

Day 1 Ushuaia, Argentina
Day 2 At Sea
Day 3 New Island, Falkland Islands (Malvinas) / West Point Island
Day 4 Stanley (Falklands)
Day 5 Bleaker Island / Sea Lion Island (Falklands)
Day 6 Drake Passage
Day 7 Elephant Island
Day 8 Antarctic Sound
Days 9 to 12 Antarctic Peninsula
Day 13 South Shetland Islands
Days 14 & 15 Drake Passage
Day 16 Ushuaia, Argentina

Day 1 — Ushuaia, Argentina

At 55 degrees latitude south, Ushuaia (pronounced oo-swy-ah) is closer to the South Pole than to Argentina's northern border with Bolivia. It is the capital and tourism base for Tierra del Fuego, the island at the southernmost tip of Argentina. Although its stark physical beauty is striking, Tierra del Fuego's historical allure is based more on its mythical past than on rugged reality. The island was inhabited for 6,000 years by Yámana, Haush, Selk'nam, and Alakaluf Indians.

Day 2 — At Sea

Days at sea are the perfect opportunity to relax, unwind and catch up with what you’ve been meaning to do. So whether that is whale watching from the Observatory Lounge or writing home to your loved ones, these blue sea days are the perfect balance to busy days spent exploring shore side.

Day 3 — New Island, Falkland Islands (Malvinas) / West Point Island

The remarkable beauty of the remote Falkland Islands can best be seen on New Island. The westernmost of the inhabited islands of the archipelago, it is a wildlife and nature reserve, and an environmental conservation group protects its many birds and animals. There are rookeries where Rockhopper Penguins and Blue-eyed Shags share the same nesting area. Black-browed Albatrosses can be seen going about their daily routines and it is easy to spot Upland Geese. More than 40 species of birds breed on the island.

Located slightly northwest of West Falkland, West Point Island is used for sheep farming and nature observations. Peale’s dolphins and the distinctive black and white markings of the Commerson’s dolphin can usually be seen in the waters around West Point Island. Rolling moorland and steep cliffs make for great photographic opportunities, but the main attraction is the Devil’s Nose, a cliffside colony of Black-browed Albatrosses nesting side-by-side with feisty Rockhopper Penguins. Magellanic Penguins and Magellanic Cormorants can also be found on the island.

Day 4 — Stanley (Falklands)

Tiny Stanley, capital of the Falklands, seems in many ways like a British village fallen out of the sky. Many homes are painted in bright colors, adding visual appeal to this distant outpost. Not far offshore, the wreck of the Lady Elizabeth, is one of the many vessels remaining as a silent testimonial to the region's frequent harsh weather conditions. The islands, also known by their Spanish name of Islas Malvinas, are home to arguably more tuxedo-clad inhabitants of the penguin variety than human residents.

Day 5 — Bleaker Island / Sea Lion Island (Falklands)

Bleaker Island is privately owned, with sheep and Hereford cattle grazing on its extensive greens, yet it is also an excellent site for birding. The Bleaker Island Group is recognized as an Important Bird Area and its northern part is a National Nature Reserve.

As the name suggests Sea Lion island was and is home to southern sea lions, but it also holds some 95% of the Falklands southern elephant seal population. Although the breeding season ends in November, yearlings and non-breeders come ashore in late November and can be seen until April. Because of the penguins and the seal populations and the deeply shelving coastline, this island is one of the best places in the Falkland Islands to see orcas (killer whales) –there are two resident pods.

Day 6 — Drake Passage

The Drake Passage has a notorious reputation for its turbulent seas due to the westerly winds and the funneling effect of the passage. The Antarctic Convergence, a natural boundary where cold polar water flows northward and warmer equatorial water moves southward, is within the Drake Passage. When these two currents meet, nutrients are pushed to the surface, often attracting a multitude of seabirds and whales. Black-browed Albatross, Sooty Shearwaters and White-chinned Petrels glide in the air currents alongside and in the wake of the ship.

Day 7 — Elephant Island

Awesome glaciers flecked with pink algae can be seen approaching Elephant Island — so named either for its elephant-like appearance or for sightings of elephant seals here. Elephant Island is home to several Chinstrap Penguin rookeries, as well as 2,000-year-old moss colonies. Weddell seals and Macaroni Penguins can also be spotted. In 1916, when Ernest Shackleton’s ship Endurance was crushed in pack ice in the Weddell Sea, the crew was stranded here for more than 4 months finding shelter under two upturned lifeboats on the spit of land Shackleton’s men named ‘Point Wild’.

Day 8 — Antarctic Sound

The Antarctic Sound is a stretch of water named after the first ship to have passed through this body of water from the Bransfield Strait to the Weddell Sea in 1902. The Antarctic eventually sank and crew and scientists had to spend quite some time in this area before they could be rescued. Sites that have to do with this story - like Hope Bay or Paulet Island - are sometimes visited. At Paulet, Hope Bay and Brown Bluff Adelie and Gentoo Penguins breed, as do Kelp Gulls and Cape Petrels, Snow Petrels and Skuas.

Days 9 to 12 — Antarctic Peninsula

The Antarctic Sound is a stretch of water named after the first ship to have passed through this body of water from the Bransfield Strait to the Weddell Sea in 1902. The Antarctic eventually sank and crew and scientists had to spend quite some time in this area before they could be rescued. Sites that have to do with this story - like Hope Bay or Paulet Island - are sometimes visited. At Paulet, Hope Bay and Brown Bluff Adelie and Gentoo Penguins breed, as do Kelp Gulls and Cape Petrels, Snow Petrels and Skuas.

Day 13 — South Shetland Islands

Some 478 mi (770 km) south of Cape Horn, the South Shetland Islands are usually the first land seen in Antarctica. Separated from the Antarctic Peninsula by the Bransfield Strait, nine major islands make up the group. The region was the first to be exploited by sealers in the early 19th century, and because of its proximity to South America, it still is the most visited by scientists and tourists. Chinstrap, Adelie, Gentoo and Macaroni Penguins all breed here.

* Itinerary may be subject to change

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Rates Antarctica 2019-20
Vista Suite
Veranda Suite
Deluxe Veranda Suite
Medallion Suite
Silver Suite
Royal Suite
Grand Suite
Owner's Suite
$1,000/Suite Onboard Credit plus One-Category Suite Upgrade. Expires Aug 30th 2019

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$14,700 $21,300 $22,300 $38,400 $42,900 $45,000Full$47,200Full$54,200 
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$12,900 $15,500 $16,100Full$27,300 $30,100 $31,700Full$33,000Full$37,600Full
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Free R/T Int'l Air - R/T Local Air - Hotel,
Expires Jul 31st 2019.

75% off Kids under 2 & 50% off Kids 2-17 years old

Single Supplement reduced to 25% for Deluxe and below.
$18,400 $22,400 $23,400 $39,700 $44,300 $46,400 $48,600Full$55,500Full
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10% Discount (Prices in Red)
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$16,100$14,490$19,200$17,280$20,100$18,090$33,400$30,060$35,200$31,680$36,800$33,120$38,500$34,650$43,900$39,510
Ushuaia – Cape Town

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10% Discount (Prices in Red)
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Single Supplement reduced to 75% for Deluxe and below.
$13,000$11,700$14,900$13,410$17,300$15,570$23,500$21,150$26,300$23,670$30,900$27,810$38,100$34,290$46,100$41,490Full
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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 charter air and cruise only.  International Air is NOT included.

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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Rates Antarctica 2020-21
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,
Expires Jul 31st 2019.

75% off Kids under 2 & 50% off Kids 2-17 years old

10% Discount (Prices in Red)
If paid in full by Aug 30th 2019

Single Supplement reduced to 50% for Deluxe and below.
$13,800$12,420$15,900$14,310$18,200$16,380$32,200$28,980$34,400$30,960$40,700$36,630$50,200$45,180$57,100$51,390Full
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Expires Jul 31st 2019.

10% Discount (Prices in Red)
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Single Supplement reduced to 75% for Deluxe and below.
$12,700$11,430$14,400$12,960$16,800$15,120$21,900$19,710$25,800$23,220$30,500$27,450$35,800$32,220$42,700$38,430Full
Free R/T Int'l Air - R/T Local Air - Hotel,
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10% Discount (Prices in Red)
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Single Supplement reduced to 50% for Deluxe and below.
$12,700$11,430$14,400$12,960$16,800$15,120$21,900$19,710$25,800$23,220$30,500$27,450$35,800$32,220$42,700$38,430
Free R/T Int'l Air - R/T Local Air - Hotel,
Expires Jul 31st 2019.

10% Discount (Prices in Red)
If paid in full by Aug 30th 2019

Single Supplement reduced to 75% for Deluxe and below.
$19,900$17,910$23,100$20,790$27,000$24,300$37,300$33,570$42,000$37,800$49,800$44,820$61,400$55,260$69,900$62,910
Free R/T Int'l Air - R/T Local Air - Hotel,
Expires Jul 31st 2019.

10% Discount (Prices in Red)
If paid in full by Aug 30th 2019

Single Supplement reduced to 75% for Deluxe and below.
$19,900$17,910$23,100$20,790$27,000$24,300$37,300$33,570$42,000$37,800$49,800$44,820$61,400$55,260$69,900$62,910
Free R/T Int'l Air - R/T Local Air - Hotel,
Expires Jul 31st 2019.

10% Discount (Prices in Red)
If paid in full by Aug 30th 2019

Single Supplement reduced to 75% for Deluxe and below.
$13,800$12,420$15,900$14,310$18,500$16,650$24,200$21,780$28,500$25,650$33,600$30,240$39,400$35,460$44,500$40,050
Free R/T Int'l Air - R/T Local Air - Hotel,
Expires Jul 31st 2019.

10% Discount (Prices in Red)
If paid in full by Aug 30th 2019

Single Supplement reduced to 75% for Deluxe and below.
$19,900$17,910Full$23,300$20,970$27,300$24,570$35,900$32,310$42,500$38,250$50,300$45,270$59,100$53,190$70,900$63,810
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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 charter air and cruise only.  International Air is NOT included.

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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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