Antarctica - Fly the Drake

Silver Explorer Cruise Ship
Silver Explorer
144 Passengers

Fly in style to the last continent and indulge in 100% Antarctic beauty. Antarctica can be closer than you think. Skip the Drake Passage to fly Business Class from Punta Arenas straight to Antarctica; just two hours. Let Silver Explorer take you across the continent, immersed in the otherworldly beauty of the most extreme latitudes on the planet.

Includes 1 night pre-cruise and 1 night post-cruise at Hotel Cabo de Hornos in Punta Arenas, Chile.

Brief Itinerary

  Arrive in Punta Arenas, Chile
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
  Return flight Home

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

With its 445 sq mi (1,150km²) King George Island is the largest of the South Shetland Islands. One of the islands closest to South America and only some 75 miles (120 km) from the Antarctic Peninsula, King George Island was first seen by William Smith in 1819 and was named after George III, King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and King of Hanover. Despite the fact that almost 90 percent of the island’s surface is covered by ice and glaciers, 10 different nations have permanent bases or stations set up on Fildes Peninsula, along the shores of Maxwell Bay and at Admiralty Bay. Base Eduardo Frei Montalva (named after Chile’s president when the meteorological station was opened in 1969) is Chile’s most important in Antarctica as it has an airstrip used for flights from and to Punta Arenas and the civilian settlement Villa Las Estrellas. Even though the island boasts so many stations and base personnel, the island still has other summer inhabitants one regularly connects with Antarctica: Adelie, Chinstrap and Gentoo Penguins. Weddell and leopard seals can be seen in the water or on the shore, and seabirds like the Giant Petrel are never far off.

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

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 luna 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.

* Itinerary may be subject to change

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$19,700Full$20,300Full$22,500Full$23,700Full$35,700Full$39,200Full$41,700Full$46,700Full$51,700Full
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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 2x the Twin Price listed above.

All trips subject to possible fuel surcharge.

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Rates Antarctica 2021-22
Adventurer Class
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Vista Suite
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Silver Suite
Grand Suite
Owner's Suite
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10% Discount (Prices in Red)
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Single Supplement reduced to 25% for Vista and below.
$9,400$8,460$9,700$8,730$10,500$9,450$10,800$9,720$14,700$13,230$17,200$15,480$18,300$16,470$20,100$18,090$22,100$19,890
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$21,000$18,900$21,900$19,710$23,300$20,970$24,400$21,960$34,100$30,690$40,400$36,360$43,000$38,700$47,400$42,660$52,300$47,070
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Single Supplement reduced to 75% for Vista and below.
$24,900$22,410$26,000$23,400$28,300$25,470$29,400$26,460$41,400$37,260$49,100$44,190$52,300$47,070$57,700$51,930$63,700$57,330
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Single Supplement reduced to 50% for Vista and below
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Single Supplement reduced to 50% for Vista and below.
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Single Supplement reduced to 50% for Vista and below
$19,900$17,910$21,000$18,900$22,700$20,430$23,300$20,970$32,200$28,980$37,900$34,110$40,300$36,270$44,300$39,870$48,800$43,920
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10% Discount (Prices in Red)
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Single Supplement reduced to 50% for Vista and below
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Free R/T Int'l Air, Expires Jan 31st 2020

10% Discount (Prices in Red)
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Single Supplement reduced to 50% for Vista and below
$19,900$17,910$21,000$18,900$22,700$20,430$23,300$20,970$32,200$28,980$37,900$34,110$40,300$36,270$44,300$39,870$48,800$43,920
Free R/T Int'l Air, Expires Jan 31st 2020

10% Discount (Prices in Red)
If paid in full by Feb 28th 2020

Single Supplement reduced to 50% for Vista and below
$19,900$17,910$21,000$18,900$22,700$20,430$23,300$20,970$32,200$28,980$37,900$34,110$40,300$36,270$44,300$39,870$48,800$43,920
Free R/T Int'l Air - R/T Local Air - Hotel,
Expires Jan 31st 2020.

10% Discount (Prices in Red)
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Single Supplement reduced to 50% for Vista and below.
$17,700$15,930$18,600$16,740$19,900$17,910$20,800$18,720$28,900$26,010$34,000$30,600$36,300$32,670$40,000$36,000$44,100$39,690
Free R/T Int'l Air, Expires Jan 31st 2020

10% Discount (Prices in Red)
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Single Supplement reduced to 50% for Vista and below
$19,900$17,910$21,000$18,900$22,700$20,430$23,300$20,970$32,200$28,980$37,900$34,110$40,300$36,270$44,300$39,870$48,800$43,920
Free R/T Int'l Air, Expires Jan 31st 2020

10% Discount (Prices in Red)
If paid in full by Feb 28th 2020

Single Supplement reduced to 50% for Vista and below
$18,300$16,470$18,800$16,920$20,500$18,450$21,000$18,900$28,900$26,010$34,000$30,600$36,100$32,490$39,700$35,730$43,700$39,330
Free R/T Int'l Air, Expires Jan 31st 2020

10% Discount (Prices in Red)
If paid in full by Feb 28th 2020

Single Supplement reduced to 50% for Vista and below
$18,300$16,470$18,800$16,920$20,500$18,450$21,000$18,900$28,900$26,010$34,000$30,600$36,100$32,490$39,700$35,730$43,700$39,330
Free R/T Int'l Air, Expires Jan 31st 2020

10% Discount (Prices in Red)
If paid in full by Feb 28th 2020

Single Supplement reduced to 50% for Vista and below
$17,500$15,750$18,300$16,470$19,400$17,460$19,900$17,910$27,300$24,570$32,100$28,890$34,100$30,690$37,500$33,750$41,200$37,080
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Note: Prices for Silver Explorer 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 2x the Twin Price listed above.

All trips subject to possible fuel surcharge.

DeckPlan_SilverExplorer

   Owner's Suite
728 Sq Ft / 67 m² [Including private veranda (158 Sq Ft / 15 m²)]
Balcony with wooden parquet and patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors • Living room with sitting area • Twin beds or queen-sized bed • Marbled bathroom, with full-sized bath and separate shower • Fitted wardrobe with personal safe • Vanity table with hair dryer • Writing desk • Illy® espresso machine • Afternoon canapés upon request • Dinner at officer’s table • Unlimited WiFi Internet access for 2 simultaneous devices • Two hours of worldwide phone use from your suite, per voyage segment
   Grand Suite
618 Sq Ft / 57 m² [Including private balcony (86 Sq Ft / 8 m²)]
Balcony with wooden parquet and patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors • Living room with sitting area • Twin beds or queen-sized bed • Marbled bathroom with full-sized bath and separate shower • Fitted wardrobe with personal safe • Vanity table with hair dryer • Writing desk • Illy® espresso machine • Afternoon canapés upon request • Dinner at officer’s table • Unlimited WiFi Internet access for 2 simultaneous devices • Two hours of worldwide phone use from your suite, per voyage segment
   Silver Suite
422 Sq Ft / 39 m² [Including 2 French balconies (30 Sq Ft / 3 m²)]
Silver Suites can accommodate three guests
Two French balconies with floor-to-ceiling glass doors • Living room (with convertible sofa to accommodate an additional guest) • Twin beds or queen-sized bed • Marbled bathroom with full-sized bath and separate shower • Fitted wardrobe with personal safe • Vanity table with hair dryer • Sitting area with writing desk • Unlimited WiFi Internet access for 2 simultaneous devices • Afternoon canapés upon request • Dinner at officer’s table
   Medallion Suite
400 Sq Ft / 37 m² [Including private balcony (86 Sq Ft / 8 m²)]
Balcony with wooden parquet and patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors • Twin beds or queen-sized bed • Marbled bathroom with full-sized bath and separate shower • Fitted wardrobe with personal safe • Sitting area with writing desk • Vanity table with hair dryer • Unlimited WiFi Internet access for 2 simultaneous devices • Afternoon canapés upon request • Dinner at officer’s table
   Veranda Suite
206-216 Sq Ft / 19-20 m² [Including a French balcony (16 Sq Ft / 1.5 m²)]
French balcony with floor-to-ceiling glass doors • Twin beds or queen-sized bed • Marbled bathroom with shower • Fitted wardrobe with personal safe • Sitting area with writing desk • Hair dryer • Unlimited WiFi Internet access for 2 simultaneous devices
   Vista Suite
192 Sq Ft / 18 m² with large picture window
Large picture window providing panoramic ocean views • Twin beds or queen-sized bed • Marbled bathroom with shower • Fitted wardrobe with personal safe • Sitting area with writing desk • Hair dryer • Unlimited WiFi Internet access for 1 simultaneous device
   View Suite
192 Sq Ft / 18 m² with view window
View Suites can accommodate young children on sofa bed
View window • Twin beds or queen-sized bed • Marbled bathroom with shower • Fitted wardrobe with personal safe • Sitting area with writing desk • Hair dryer • Unlimited WiFi Internet access for 1 simultaneous device
   Explorer Suite
175-190 Sq Ft / 16-18 m² with view window
View window • Twin beds or queen-sized bed • Marbled bathroom with shower • Fitted wardrobe with personal safe • Sitting area with writing desk • Hair dryer • Unlimited WiFi Internet access for 1 simultaneous device
   Adventurer Suite
157-167 Sq Ft / 14-15 m² with 2 portholes
Two portholes • Twin beds or queen-sized bed • Marbled bathroom with shower • Fitted wardrobe with personal safe • Sitting area with writing desk • Hair dryer • Unlimited WiFi Internet access for 1 simultaneous device

All suites feature:
• Butler service
• Refrigerator and bar setup stocked with your preferences
• Pratesi® fine bed linens
• Plush Etro® bathrobe
• BVLGARI® bath amenities, plus a choice of other European brands
• A choice of pillows
• Alarm with iHome docking station
• Personalized stationery
• Umbrella
• Direct dial telephone(s)
• 220-volt outlets
• Unlimited, complimentary WiFi Internet access as per suite category
• Flat-screen television(s) with Interactive Media Library

Connecting Suites: 702/704, 703/705, 500/502, 501/503, 504/506, 505/507, 510/512, 511/513