South Georgia and Antarctica

Silver Cloud Expedition Cruise Ship
Silver Cloud
200 Passengers

Join us for a journey to the last untouched continent including a visit to breathtaking South Georgia. Huge King Penguin colonies, its whaling history and Sir Ernest Shackleton's Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition with the Endurance make South Georgia special.

Antarctica offers spectacular icebergs and calving glaciers, as well as the possibility of up-close encounters with penguins ashore, seals sunbathing on slow-moving ice floes, and humpback or minke whales surfacing close to the ship. Weather depending, we will take daily Zodiac departures in Antarctica and cruise amidst colorful icebergs, or step ashore to visit a variety of penguin rookeries and research stations on excursions led by our team of natural history experts. Go kayaking in Antarctica under the guidance of certified instructors, and cross the incredible Drake Passage to look for pelagic birds, including petrels and prions. Throughout the voyage, learn about the geology, wildlife and history of this spectacular area from lecture presentations offered by your knowledgeable on board expedition team.

Brief Itinerary

Day 1 Ushuaia, Argentina
Days 2 to 4 At Sea
Days 5 to 7 South Georgia
Days 8 & 9 At Sea
Day 10 Elephant Island
Day 11 Antarctic Sound
Day 12 Antarctic Peninsula
Day 13 Antarctica South Shetland Islands
Days 14 & 15 Drake Passage
Day 16 Ushuaia, Argentina

NOTE: This departure includes—
1-night pre-cruise hotel in Santiago, Chile
Charter flight from Santiago to Ushuaia on Day 1
Charter flight from Ushuaia to Santiago on Day 16

Day 1 — Ushuaia, Argentina

At 55 degrees latitude south, Ushuaia (pronounced 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. But in 1902 Argentina, eager to populate Patagonia to bolster its territorial claims, moved to initiate an Ushuaian penal colony, establishing the permanent settlement of its most southern territories and, by implication, everything in between.

Days 2 to 4 — At Sea

While we're at sea, enjoy wine tastings, designer boutiques, language and dance classes. Take in a matinee movie, check the market or your e-mail in the Internet Point, slip away with a novel from the library to a sunny chaise or with a movie to your suite. Or just take in the sun pool side. The choice is yours.

Days 5 to 7 — South Georgia

South Georgia is a breathtaking destination of towering snow-covered mountains, mighty glaciers, and low-lying grasslands that attract an astounding concentration of wildlife. It is possible to find Southern fur seals, Southern elephant seals and a variety of albatross species including Black-browed, Light-mantled Sooty, Grey-headed and the spectacular Wandering Albatross, plus thousands of King and Macaroni Penguins. South Georgia is also linked to the early Antarctic explorers. Captain James Cook first stepped ashore in 1775, but perhaps more famous is Ernest Shackleton’s arrival in 1916 following the sinking of his ship Endurance.

Day 10 — 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’. The bust of the Chilean captain Luis Pardo has been erected here to commemorate the successful rescue in the tug Yelcho.

Day 11 — 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. The Sound’s main attractions are the spectacular tabular icebergs that come from the Larsen Ice Shelf further south.

Day 12 — Antarctic Peninsula

Remote and otherworldly, Antarctica is irresistible for its spectacular iceberg sculptures and calving glaciers, and for the possibility of up-close encounters with marine mammals and the iconic penguins. The Antarctic Peninsula – the main peninsula closest to South America – has a human history of almost 200 years, with explorers, sealers, whalers, and scientists who have come to work, and eventually intrepid visitors coming to enjoy this pristine and remote wilderness. It is a region of protected bays, unscaled snow-capped mountains, vast glaciers and a few places where whalers or scientists have worked.

Day 13 — Antarctica South Shetland Islands

Some 770 kilometers (478 miles) 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. In addition, because it is the warmest part of the continent, large moss beds as well as orange, black, grey and green lichens grow-–even hair grass and pearlwort manage to survive.

Days 14 & 15 — 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 16 — Ushuaia, Argentina

We disembark the Silver Cloud in the morning.

* Itinerary may be subject to change

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Rates Antarctica 2017-18
Vista Suite
Veranda Suite
Deluxe Veranda Suite
Medallion Suite
Silver Suite
Royal Suite
Grand Suite
Owner's Suite
$899 Int’l Air Offer ($2,950 Business)
Limited Offer
Free Pre-Cruise Hotel in Santiago PLUS Free R/T Charter Air: Santiago/Ushuaia/Santiago

Single Supplement reduced to 50% for Deluxe and below.
$13,900Full$17,500Full$18,300Full$29,900Full$33,600Full$35,300Full$37,000Full$42,300Full
Special: One-Category Suite upgrade
and $500 on-board credit
Expires Mar 15th 2018

Charter flight Santiago-Ushuaia included

Single Supplement reduced to 25% for Deluxe and below.
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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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Veranda Suite
Deluxe Veranda Suite
Medallion Suite
Silver Suite
Royal Suite
Grand Suite
Owner's Suite
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$899 Int’l Air Offer ($2,950 Business)
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Single Supplement reduced to 25% for Deluxe and below.
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10% Discount (Prices in Red)
If paid in full by Feb 28th 2018

$899 Int’l Air Offer ($2,950 Business)
Limited Offer, Expires Mar 31st 2018

Single Supplement reduced to 25% for Deluxe and below.
$12,100$10,890Full$15,300$13,770$15,900$14,310$26,600$23,940$29,900$26,910$31,500$28,350$33,000$29,700$37,900$34,110
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$899 Int’l Air Offer ($2,950 Business)
Limited Offer, Expires Mar 31st 2018

Single Supplement reduced to 25% for Deluxe and below.
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10% Discount (Prices in Red)
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$899 Int’l Air Offer ($2,950 Business)
Limited Offer, Expires Mar 31st 2018

Single Supplement reduced to 50% for Deluxe and below.
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$899 Int’l Air Offer ($2,950 Business)
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Single Supplement reduced to 25% for Deluxe and below.
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Limited Offer, Expires Mar 31st 2018

Single Supplement reduced to 25% for Deluxe and below.
$14,200$12,780$17,100$15,390$18,800$16,920$31,200$28,080$31,800$28,620$36,300$32,670$38,100$34,290$43,800$39,420Full
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Limited Offer, Expires Mar 31st 2018

Single Supplement reduced to 50% for Deluxe and below.
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Single Supplement reduced to 25% for Deluxe and below.
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10% Discount (Prices in Red)
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$899 Int’l Air Offer ($2,950 Business)
Limited Offer, Expires Mar 31st 2018

Single Supplement reduced to 25% for Deluxe and below.
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If paid in full by Feb 28th 2018

Single Supplement reduced to 25% for Deluxe and below.
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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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Vista Suite
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Silver Suite
Royal Suite
Grand Suite
Owner's Suite
10% Discount (Prices in Red)
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Single Supplement reduced to 25% for Deluxe and below.
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Single Supplement reduced to 25% for Deluxe and below.
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Single Supplement reduced to 25% for Deluxe and below.
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Single Supplement reduced to 25% for Deluxe and below.
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10% Discount (Prices in Red)
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Single Supplement reduced to 25% for Deluxe and below.
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10% Discount (Prices in Red)
If paid in full by Feb 28th 2018

Free Pre-Cruise Hotel in Santiago PLUS Free R/T Charter Air: Santiago/Ushuaia/Santiago

Single Supplement reduced to 25% for Deluxe and below.
$11,300$10,170$14,000$12,600$14,700$13,230$23,900$21,510$26,700$24,030$28,000$25,200$29,400$26,460$33,700$30,330
10% Discount (Prices in Red)
If paid in full by Feb 28th 2018

Free Pre-Cruise Hotel in Santiago PLUS Free R/T Charter Air: Santiago/Ushuaia/Santiago

Single Supplement reduced to 25% for Deluxe and below.
$11,300$10,170$14,000$12,600$14,700$13,230$23,900$21,510$26,700$24,030$28,000$25,200$29,400$26,460$33,700$30,330
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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; two bedroom has additional large picture window • Living room with sitting area; two-bedroom has additional sitting area • Separate dining area • Twin beds or queen-sized bed; two-bedroom has additional twin beds or queen-sized bed • Marbled bathroom with full-sized tub and separate shower; plus a powder room; two-bedroom 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) • Flat screen television(s) with satellite reception • Bang & Olufsen audio system • Illy Espresso machine • Direct-dial telephone(s) • Unlimited complimentary WiFi access

   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; two-bedroom has additional veranda • Living room with sitting area; two-bedroom has additional sitting area • Separate dining area • Twin beds or queen-sized bed; two-bedroom has additional twin beds or queen-sized bed • Marbled bathroom with full-sized tub and separate shower; two-bedroom 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) • Flat screen television(s) and satellite reception • Bang & Olufsen audio system • Illy Espresso machine • Direct-dial telephone(s) • Unlimited complimentary WiFi access
  

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; two-bedroom has additional veranda • Living room with sitting area; two-bedroom has additional sitting area • Separate dining area • Twin beds or queen-sized bed; two-bedroom has additional twin beds or queen-sized bed • Marbled bathroom with full-sized tub and separate shower; two-bedroom 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) • Flat screen television(s) with satellite reception • Bang & Olufsen audio system • Illy Espresso machine • Direct-dial telephone(s) • Unlimited complimentary WiFi access

   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 • Walk-in wardrobe with personal safe • Vanity table with hair dryer • Writing desk • Flat screen television with satellite reception • Bang & Olufsen audio system • Direct-dial telephone • Unlimited complimentary WiFi access
   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 • Sitting area • Separate dining area • Twin beds or queen-sized bed • Marbled bathroom with shower • Walk-in wardrobe with personal safe • Vanity table with hair dryer • Writing desk • Flat screen television with satellite reception • Bang & Olufsen audio system • Direct-dial telephone • Unlimited complimentary WiFi access
   Deluxe 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 • Vanity table with hair dryer • Writing desk • Flat screen television with satellite reception • Direct-dial telephone • One hour complimentary WiFi access per guest/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 • Vanity table with hair dryer • Writing desk • Flat screen television with satellite reception • Direct-dial telephone • One hour complimentary WiFi access per guest/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 • Vanity table with hair dryer • Writing desk • Flat screen television with satellite reception • Direct-dial telephone • One hour complimentary WiFi access per guest/per day

All suites feature:
• Butler service
• Refrigerator and bar setup stocked with your preferences
• European bath amenities
• Pratesi® fine bed linens and down duvet covers
• Mattermoll® mattresses
• A choice of pillow
• Plush robes and slippers
• Personalised stationery
• Umbrella
• Complimentary WiFi Internet access
• Complimentary Interactive mobile content