South Georgia and Antarctica

Silver Explorer Cruise Ship
Silver Explorer
144 Passengers

The heart of Antarctica beats loudly on this voyage. In a region that is known for being the final frontier, this voyage gives you a holistic taste of the continent at end of the world. With our expedition team to help you on Zodiac cruises, educate you on the plant life, geology, history and very different personalities of each destination, as well as answer any burning questions, this voyage brings off the beaten track a little bit closer.

Brief Itinerary

Day 1 Ushuaia, Argentina
Days 2 to 4 At Sea
Days 5 to 8 South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
Days 9 & 10 Drake Passage
Day 11 Antarctic Sound
Days 12 & 13 Antarctic Peninsula
Day 14 South Shetland Islands
Days 15 & 16 Drake Passage
Day 17 Ushuaia, Argentina

Day 1 ⁠— Ushuaia, Argentina

A southerly frontier - on the cusp of wild nature and extraordinary adventures - the excitement in Ushuaia is palpable. Prepare for memorable exploits amid the extremes of this southerly location - as you adventure into the colossal scenery of the fractured Tierra del Fuego and beyond. Known as the 'End of the World' Ushuaia looks out across the Beagle Channel, and is surrounded by the Martial Mountains to the north. Despite its remote location, Ushuaia is a surprisingly busy and lively resort, with lots to keep its visitors entertained. For many people, Ushuaia is their last glimpse of anything resembling a city, before they jump off the map into the wilderness, to answer the call of immense national parks or Antarctic expeditions.

When it comes to food in Ushuaia, locals cook up fierce flavors using the freshest ingredients. King crab is one of the most popular dishes, while sea bass - hauled freshly from the waters - and mounds of meaty mussels - known as cholgas - are also on the menu here.

Days 2 to 4 ⁠— 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 going to the gym, visiting the spa, whale watching or catching up on your reading, these blue sea days are the perfect balance to busy days spent exploring shore side.

Days 5 to 8 ⁠— South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands

Charcoal-black mountains ladled with snow, giant glaciers and thriving wildlife combine to make South Georgia one of the great natural islands. Adventure to these far flung lands - where the animals are in charge and humans come a distant second. Here you'll witness a cacophony of calling birds, natural set pieces like elephant seals clashing and thrashing, and crowds of colorful king penguins stretching out as far as the eye can see. An overseas territory of the UK, these isolated, subantarctic islands once formed a remote whaling center - and you can still visit the former whaling stations. Nowadays the giants of the sea are free to cruise the icy waters uninhibited.

Written into explorer history due to its links with Ernest Shackleton’s tale of Antarctic exploration, shipwreck and survival, the Endurance’s crew were saved when he reached the salvation of these shores in 1916 - before returning to collect the remaining sailors from Elephant Island. A museum commemorates the legendary mission, and you can see the memorial to Shackleton that stands over his final resting place on this fabled island. South Georgia’s colonies of king penguins - with vivid bursts of yellow and orange around their necks - stand, squabble and curiously investigate, enjoying the isolated respite of this island. They’re joined by smaller penguin species like Macaroni penguins, and other glorious birdlife like the majestic wandering albatrosses, which you can see gliding on gusts of wind, over the choppy waves.

Days 9 & 10 ⁠— Drake Passage

Sailing the legendary Drake Passage is an experience that few are ever lucky enough to experience. The southern tip of the Americas already feels like a wild enough environment – but the sensation of watching the distant cliffs of the peninsular known as the ‘End of the World’ fade into the horizon, is one that’s equal parts epic, eerie and magical. Set sail, to slowly drop off the bottom of the map from Cape Horn, and voyage on an expedition down into the icy underworld of Antarctica. Drake Passage is an extraordinary voyage of romantic ocean faring legend, as you aim for Antarctica’s icy realm. On arrival, skyscraper sized icebergs salute you, as you traverse the waters of this continent where snow and ice dwelling creatures like penguins and whales roam undisturbed. Your first sight of this most-unexplored place will most likely be the South Shetland Islands.

Walk in the footsteps of some of history’s greatest and bravest explorers as you explore famed, snow-covered landmasses like Elephant and Deception Island. If the journey across Drake Passage sounds daunting, don’t worry – even in rough seas you’re never alone, and will often be accompanied on this spine-tingling adventure by soaring albatrosses and maybe even a protective pod of humpbacks and hourglass dolphins or two. Converging warm and cool ocean currents attract some spectacular animal life to the passage.

Day 11 ⁠— 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 12 & 13 ⁠— 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 mile 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 14 ⁠— 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.

* Itinerary may be subject to change

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Rates Antarctica 2019-20
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Vista Suite
Veranda Suite
Medallion Suite
Silver Suite
Grand Suite
Owner's Suite
$18,200Full$18,800Full$20,800 $21,800Full$28,200 $37,800Full$40,400Full$45,000Full$49,600Full
$16,700Full$17,700Full$19,500Full$20,600Full$26,300Full$37,100Full$39,500Full$44,000Full$48,500Full
Free R/T Int'l Air - R/T Local Air - Hotel,
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Single Supplement reduced to 50% for Vista and below.
$25,400Full$26,400 $29,300 $31,000 $43,000 $60,700Full$67,900Full$76,000Full$83,500Full
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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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$29,400Full$30,400Full$33,600 $35,600 $50,700 $62,500Full$69,700Full$77,700Full$85,600Full
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$29,400 $30,400 $33,600 $35,600 $50,700 $62,500 $69,700Full$77,700 $85,600Full
Free R/T Int'l Air - R/T Local Air - Hotel,
Expires Nov 30th 2019.

75% off Kids under 2 & 50% off Kids 2-17 years old
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Rates Antarctica 2020-21
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Silver Suite
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Free R/T Int'l Air/Hotel, Expires Nov 30th 2019.

10% Discount (Prices in Red)
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Single Supplement reduced to 50% for Vista and below.
$7,700$6,064Full$7,800$6,142$8,400$6,615$8,800$6,930$11,900$9,371$14,600$13,140$15,500$13,950$16,200$14,580$18,700$16,830
25% off Second Guest in Veranda and Below (Double-Guest per person rate in Red)
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Free R/T Int'l Air - R/T Local Air - Hotel,
Expires Nov 30th 2019.

10% Discount (Prices in Red)
If paid in full by Jan 3rd 2020

Single Supplement reduced to 25% for Vista and below.
$15,500$12,206$16,000$12,600$17,300$13,624$17,900$14,096$25,400$20,002$31,600$28,440$34,100$30,690$35,400$31,860$41,000$36,900
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Single Supplement reduced to 25% for Vista and below.
$15,500$12,206$16,000$12,600$17,300$13,624$17,900$14,096$25,400$20,002$31,600$28,440$34,100$30,690$35,400$31,860$41,000$36,900
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If paid in full by Jan 3rd 2020
$31,600$28,440Full$33,300$29,970$36,100$32,490$37,800$34,020$53,900$48,510$64,400$57,960Full$68,800$61,920$76,100$68,490$84,400$75,960Full
25% off Second Guest in Veranda and Below (Double-Guest per person rate in Red)
Expires Jan 3rd 2020

Free R/T Int'l Air - R/T Local Air - Hotel,
Expires Nov 30th 2019.

10% Discount (Prices in Red)
If paid in full by Jan 3rd 2020

Single Supplement reduced to 25% for Vista and below.
$16,100$12,679$16,400$12,915$17,700$13,939$18,500$14,569$26,000$20,475$30,800$27,720$32,800$29,520$36,200$32,580$40,000$36,000
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Rates Antarctica 2021-22
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Free R/T Int'l Air/Hotel, Expires Nov 30th 2019.

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
Free R/T Int'l Air - R/T Local Air - Hotel,
Expires Nov 30th 2019.

10% Discount (Prices in Red)
If paid in full by Jan 3rd 2020

Single Supplement reduced to 25% for Vista and below.
$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
Free R/T Int'l Air - R/T Local Air - Hotel,
Expires Nov 30th 2019.

10% Discount (Prices in Red)
If paid in full by Jan 3rd 2020

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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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