Antarctica - Fly the Drake 10-day

Silver Explorer Cruise Ship
Silver Explorer
144 Passengers

The seventh continent beckons travelers with its promise of snowy plains and unparalleled wildlife, but many fear the (in)famous Drake Passage crossing. But that is no longer the case! Travel aboard our Antarctica Bridge sailings and get set to fly straight to King George Island, just a 2-hour sail from the Antarctic Peninsula. Skip the Drake Passage and spend your days soaking up the wonderful world of Antarctica.

Includes international flights and 1 night pre-cruise and 1 night post-cruise at Hotel Cabo de Hornos 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 8 Antarctic Peninsula
Day 9 South Shetland Islands
Day 10 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 70 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 35 and 20˚F). The island was named after King George III after British explorer 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 8 — 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 9 — 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 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. Discover even more reasons to visit this incredible icy kingdom and find out why many consider the South Shetland Islands to be the jewel in Antarctica’s Crown.

Day 10 — King George Island / Return flight to Punta Arenas / Overnight

Disembark Silver Explorer.

When traveling 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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Rates Antarctica 2021-22
Adventurer Class
Explorer Class
View Suite
Vista Suite
Veranda Suite
Medallion Suite
Silver Suite
Grand Suite
Owner's Suite
Free R/T Int'l Air/Hotel.

Single Supplement reduced to 50% for Vista and below.
$9,500 $9,800 $10,600 $10,900 $14,800 $18,300 $18,500 $20,300 $23,400Full
Free R/T Int'l Air - R/T Local Air - Hotel.

Single Supplement reduced to 25% for Deluxe and below.
$23,600 $25,000 $27,100 $28,600 $41,300 $49,600 $53,100 $58,800 $66,100 
Free R/T Int'l Air - R/T Local Air - Hotel.

Single Supplement reduced to 50% for Deluxe and below.
$19,200 $20,300 $22,100 $23,200 $33,600 $40,300 $43,200 $47,800 $53,800 
Free R/T Int'l Air, Hotel, Local Air.

Single Supplement reduced to 50% for Vista and below
$17,700 $18,500 $19,600 $20,100 $27,600 $34,000 $36,200 $37,900 $41,600 
Free R/T Int'l Air, Hotel, Local Air.

Single Supplement reduced to 50% for Vista and below
$17,500 $18,300 $19,400 $19,900 $27,300 $32,100 $34,100 $37,500 $41,200 
Free R/T Int'l Air, Hotel, Local Air.

Single Supplement reduced to 50% for Vista and below
$18,500 $19,000 $20,700 $21,200 $29,200 $36,100 $36,500 $42,100 $46,400 
Free R/T Int'l Air, Hotel, Local Air.

Single Supplement reduced to 75% for Vista and below
$18,500 $19,000 $20,700 $21,200 $29,200 $36,100 $38,300 $40,100 $44,100 
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10% Discount (Prices in Red)
If paid in full by Aug 31st 2021

Single Supplement reduced to 50% for Vista and below.
$14,900$13,410$15,500$13,950$16,600$14,940$17,500$15,750$24,100$21,690$28,400$25,560$30,200$27,180$33,200$29,880$36,500$32,850
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20% Discount (Prices in Red)
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Single Supplement reduced to 50% for Vista and below.
$15,900$12,720$16,800$13,440$18,300$14,640$19,200$15,360$27,800$22,240$33,400$26,720$35,800$28,640$39,600$31,680$44,500$35,600
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20% Discount (Prices in Red)
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Single Supplement reduced to 50% for Vista and below.
$29,900$23,920$31,700$25,360$34,400$27,520$36,200$28,960$52,300$41,840$62,800$50,240$67,300$53,840$74,500$59,600$83,700$66,960
Free R/T Int'l Air - R/T Local Air - Hotel.

20% Discount (Prices in Red)
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Single Supplement reduced to 50% for Vista and below.
$14,900$11,920$15,800$12,640$17,100$13,680$18,000$14,400$26,100$20,880$31,300$25,040$33,500$26,800$37,100$29,680$41,700$33,360
Free R/T Int'l Air - R/T Local Air - Hotel.

20% Discount (Prices in Red)
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Single Supplement reduced to 50% for Vista and below.
$14,900$11,920$15,800$12,640$17,100$13,680$18,000$14,400$26,100$20,880$31,300$25,040$33,500$26,800$37,100$29,680$41,700$33,360
Free R/T Int'l Air.

10% Discount (Prices in Red)
If paid in full by Aug 31st 2021

Single Supplement reduced to 10% for Vista and below.
$15,900$14,310$16,700$15,030$18,300$16,470$19,200$17,280$27,800$25,020$33,400$30,060$35,700$32,130$39,700$35,730$44,000$39,600
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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 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.

All trips subject to possible fuel surcharge.

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Per Person USD
Rates Antarctica 2022-23
Adventurer Class
Explorer Class
View Suite
Vista Suite
Veranda Suite
Medallion Suite
Silver Suite
Grand Suite
Owner's Suite
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 Vista and below
$10,900$8,720$11,500$9,200$12,300$9,840$12,800$10,240$17,600$14,080$20,700$16,560$21,900$17,520$23,900$19,120$26,500$21,200
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10% Discount (Prices in Red)
If paid in full by Aug 31st 2021

Single Supplement reduced to 50% for Vista and below
$15,800$14,220$16,400$14,760$17,600$15,840$18,400$16,560$25,500$22,950$30,000$27,000$31,700$28,530$35,100$31,590$38,700$34,830
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10% Discount (Prices in Red)
If paid in full by Aug 31st 2021

Single Supplement reduced to 50% for Vista and below
$15,800$14,220$16,400$14,760$17,600$15,840$18,400$16,560$25,500$22,950$30,000$27,000$31,700$28,530$35,100$31,590$38,700$34,830
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10% Discount (Prices in Red)
If paid in full by Aug 31st 2021

Single Supplement reduced to 50% for Vista and below
$15,800$14,220$16,400$14,760$17,600$15,840$18,400$16,560$25,500$22,950$30,000$27,000$31,700$28,530$35,100$31,590$38,700$34,830
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10% Discount (Prices in Red)
If paid in full by Aug 31st 2021

Single Supplement reduced to 50% for Vista and below
$25,800$23,220$26,900$24,210$29,000$26,100$30,400$27,360$42,900$38,610$51,000$45,900$54,200$48,780$60,000$54,000$66,200$59,580
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10% Discount (Prices in Red)
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Single Supplement reduced to 75% for Vista and below
$25,800$23,220$26,900$24,210$29,000$26,100$30,400$27,360$42,900$38,610$51,000$45,900$54,200$48,780$60,000$54,000$66,200$59,580
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10% Discount (Prices in Red)
If paid in full by Aug 31st 2021

Single Supplement reduced to 50% for Vista and below
$19,800$17,820$20,700$18,630$22,200$19,980$23,200$20,880$32,500$29,250$38,500$34,650$40,700$36,630$45,100$40,590$49,800$44,820
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10% Discount (Prices in Red)
If paid in full by Aug 31st 2021

Single Supplement reduced to 50% for Vista and below
$19,800$17,820$20,700$18,630$22,200$19,980$23,200$20,880$32,500$29,250$38,500$34,650$40,700$36,630$45,100$40,590$49,800$44,820
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10% Discount (Prices in Red)
If paid in full by Aug 31st 2021

Single Supplement reduced to 50% for Vista and below
$18,900$17,010$19,900$17,910$21,400$19,260$22,400$20,160$31,200$28,080$37,000$33,300$39,200$35,280$43,300$38,970$47,700$42,930
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10% Discount (Prices in Red)
If paid in full by Aug 31st 2021

Single Supplement reduced to 50% for Vista and below
$15,800$14,220$16,500$14,850$17,700$15,930$18,400$16,560$25,500$22,950$30,100$27,090$32,000$28,800$35,200$31,680$38,800$34,920
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 Vista and below
$15,800$14,220$16,500$14,850$17,700$15,930$18,400$16,560$25,500$22,950$30,100$27,090$32,000$28,800$35,200$31,680$38,800$34,920
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 Vista and below
$30,900$27,810$32,200$28,980$34,700$31,230$36,400$32,760$51,600$46,440$61,400$55,260$65,300$58,770$72,300$65,070$79,900$71,910
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 Vista and below
$13,400$10,720$13,900$11,120$14,900$11,920$15,500$12,400$21,300$17,040$25,000$20,000$26,500$21,200$29,200$23,360$31,900$25,520
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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 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.

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