The Falklands and Antarctica from Punta Arenas

Silver Cloud Expedition Cruise Ship
Silver Cloud
200 Passengers

Irresistible for its spectacular iceberg sculptures and calving glaciers, Antarctica offers wildlife spotting opportunities like no other place on Earth. Do not miss the chance to spot Black-browed Albatross and Rockhopper Penguin colonies abound in the Falklands. With in-depth lectures from our expert leaders and Zodiac landings where possible, this life changing journey is simply not to be missed.

Rates include—
Charter flight from Ushuaia to Santiago on Day 12

Brief Itinerary

Day 1 Punta Arenas, Chile
Day 2 At Sea
Day 3 New Island and West Point Island, Falkland Islands/Malvinas
Day 4 Stanley, Falkland Islands/Malvinas
Day 5 Drake Passage
Days 6 to 9 Antarctic Peninsula
Days 10 & 11 Drake Passage Return
Day 12 Ushuaia, Argentina

Day 1 — Punta Arenas, Chile

Embark Silver Cloud and settle in before leaving port. At sail away bid farewell to the Magallanes Region and take the famous Strait of Magellan heading for the South Atlantic.

Day 2 — At Sea

As we set sail on our initial transit, familiarize yourself with the elegant Silver Cloud and the expedition team members. Attend wildlife, geography and history discussions hosted by our expert naturalists and guest lecturers preparing you for the exciting adventures that lie ahead.

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

During the morning we will visit New Island, a wildlife and nature reserve. Our Zodiacs will take us ashore near the island’s small settlement at Coffin Harbor. From there we will hike across the island to reach the rocky cliffs and a rookery where Rockhopper Penguins and Blue-eyed Shags share the same nesting area. We will also observe Black-browed Albatross going about their daily routines and may even spot Upland Geese on our hike.

During lunch, Silver Cloud will sail in a north-easterly direction to West Point Island. Peale’s dolphins and Commerson’s dolphins with their distinctive markings can often be spotted as Silver Cloud approaches the island.

Walking across rolling moorland and past gorse for slightly less than 2 miles, we will be observed by Grass Wrens, Long-tailed Meadowlarks, Falkland Thrushes, Striated Caracaras and Turkey Vultures, but our goal is to reach Devil’s Nose and colonies of Black-browed Albatross that nest side-by-side with Rockhopper Penguins. The winds at Devil’s Nose are usually so strong that the albatross only have to spread their wings to take off.

Once back at the farm, the hospitable island owners will invite you to have tea, coffee and home-made cakes and cookies and are always happy to answer your questions and share their stories.

Day 4 — Stanley, Falkland Islands/Malvinas

Stanley is the capital of the remote Falkland Islands, and –although Argentine authorities have repeatedly claimed the islands as part of their country- has a distinct British ambience. A reminder of the 1982 Falkland War between Britain and Argentina is the War Memorial.

Opt to take a ‘city tour’ by bus with a local guide or stroll through the charming streets of this colorful little town, lined with quaint cottages and a variety of traditional pubs. Visit the 19th-century Anglican cathedral (the southernmost Anglican cathedral in the world) and wander through the Falkland Islands Dockyard Museum. For stamp collectors a visit to the Philatelic Bureau is a must.

Day 5 — 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. With modern navigational aids and stabilizers Silver Cloud will bring you safely across these southern waters.

Spend some time on deck watching the horizon and the variety of seabirds that glide in the air currents of our ship’s wake -such as the Wandering Albatross, Cape Petrels, White-chinned Petrels and Sooty Shearwaters.

Days 6 to 9 — Antarctic Peninsula

While sailing in Antarctica’s vast white wilderness, a flexible itinerary will allow us to take advantage of favorable sea and weather conditions. In the true spirit of expedition cruising, each day the expedition leader and captain will determine our best course depending on weather, ice conditions and wildlife we may encounter.

Here are some of the places we may visit:

-Brown Bluff, Tabarin Peninsula (a 2,200-foot bluff on the Antarctic continent)
Brown Bluff is an ice-capped, 745-metre-high, flat-topped mountain with a prominent cliff of reddish-brown volcanic rock. Adelie and Gentoo Penguins, Kelp Gulls, and Cape Petrels use the base of Brown Bluff as a breeding area. Birds such as the all-white Snow Petrel and skuas may be seen from a distance. Weddell seals may be seen basking in the sunlight near the base of a glacier.

-Paulet Island
The sight of Adelie Penguins covering the entire island is quite amazing. The island is home to 80-90 thousand Adelies that come here to breed. On a nearby hill is a massive colony of Blue-eyed Shags. Kelp Gulls and Snowy Sheathbills are amongst the birds that also breed on Paulet Island, and Wilson’s Storm-petrels are regularly seen.

Members of a Swedish Antarctic expedition had to over-winter on the island in 1912 after their ship was ship-wrecked. Remnants of their hut still remain and you will have to walk past the hut on your way to the islands lake.

-Cuverville Island, Errera Channel
The island was discovered by Gerlache’s Belgian Antarctic expedition of 1897–99, and was named for a vice admiral in the French navy.
Large, bare rock areas provide nesting sites for Gentoo Penguins. Snow Petrels and Cape Petrels also may be seen, whilst Wilson’s Storm-petrels nest in the higher scree of the island. During Zodiac tours, hauled-out Weddell and Antarctic fur seals are quite often encountered.

-Paradise Bay (on the Antarctic Peninsula)
The bay is well named for its spectacular scenery of mountains, glaciers and icebergs. The Silver Cloud will reach Argentina’s “Base Almirante Brown”, one of many Antarctic research stations. Here, you will actually set foot on the mainland of Antarctica.

You can also view the wildlife from sea level while cruising in our Zodiacs. Apart from observing nesting shags in the cliffs there is a good chance to see crabeater seals relaxing on ice floes, and you might even locate Minke whales.

-Neko Harbor (on the Antarctic Peninsula)
Neko Harbor offers a visit to small penguin rookeries, a nice Zodiac cruise in search of whales and the possibility to hike onto a glacier for spectacular views of the glaciers, the bay and the ship. The common breeding birds are Gentoo Penguins, but Chinstrap Penguins, Kelp Gulls and skuas can be seen too. Seals are often hauled-out close to the landing site.

-Port Lockroy, Goudier Island
The British built a listening station here during WWII, which was later used as a research station in the 1950s and since 1996 as a museum and gift shop and Post Office. While you are inside sending a postcard from this lonely outpost, Snowy Sheathbills and Gentoo Penguins roam outside the museum.

-Port Foster, Whalers Bay (Deception Island)
Deception Island is an excellent example of a caldera that can be reached from the sea. We plan to sail inside the caldera through a narrow entrance called Neptune’s Bellows. Our geologist might take the opportunity to explain the unique volcanic features of the area, while our historian will introduce you to Deception Island’s interesting history -from whaling to scientific studies. Still visible on the island are the boilers used to make whale oil in the early 1900s.

Days 10 & 11 — Drake Passage Return

Navigating our return through the Drake Passage, we will watch for seabirds and wildlife we may have missed on the first leg down. Take this opportunity to attend additional presentations offered by the expedition team lecturers and to edit the many photos taken as we travel towards Ushuaia.

Day 12 — Ushuaia, Argentina

After breakfast, disembark Silver Cloud.

Note: Expedition highlights and wildlife listed here are possible experiences only and cannot be guaranteed. Your expedition leader and captain will work together to ensure opportunities for adventure and exploration are the best possible, taking into account the prevailing weather, wildlife activity and ice conditions. Expedition team members scheduled for this voyage are subject to change or cancellation.

* Itinerary may be subject to change

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Rates Antarctica 2018-19
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Royal Suite
Grand Suite
Owner's Suite
$1,000/suite onboard credit plus one-category suite upgrade. Plus 20%-off 2nd Suite. Expires Aug 31st 2018.

$899 Int’l Air Offer ($2,950 Business)
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$500 off Guest under 18. Expires Oct 30th 2018

Single Supplement reduced to 25% for Deluxe and below.
$11,900 $15,000 $17,400 $28,800 $32,300 $34,100Full$35,800Full$41,000Full
$1,000/suite onboard credit plus one-category suite upgrade. Plus 20%-off 2nd Suite. Expires Aug 31st 2018.

$899 Int’l Air Offer ($2,950 Business)
Limited Offer, Expires Sept 30th 2018

$500 off Guest under 18. Expires Oct 30th 2018

Single Supplement reduced to 10% for Deluxe and below.
$12,400 $15,600 $16,200 $28,800 $32,300 $34,100 $35,800 $41,000Full
$899 Int’l Air Offer ($2,950 Business)
Limited Offer, Expires Sept 30th 2018

$500 off Guest under 18. Expires Oct 30th 2018

Single Supplement reduced to 50% for Deluxe and below.
$12,400Full$15,600 $16,200 $26,900 $30,200 $31,800Full$33,300Full$38,200Full
$899 Int’l Air Offer ($2,950 Business)
Limited Offer, Expires Sept 30th 2018

$500 off Guest under 18. Expires Oct 30th 2018
$12,400 $15,600 $16,200 $26,900 $30,200 $31,800Full$33,300Full$38,200Full
$899 Int’l Air Offer ($2,950 Business)
Limited Offer, Expires Sept 30th 2018

$500 off Guest under 18. Expires Oct 30th 2018
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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
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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