Cape-to-Cape via Falklands and South Georgia

Silver Wind luxury expedition cruise ship
Silver Wind
240 Passengers

Visit the most remote archipelago in the world on this mind-stretching adventure. Be prepared for astounding diversity: sea-lions, seals, dolphins, albatrosses and penguins are just some of the wildlife you can expect to see. Absorb the vastness of the South Atlantic Ocean with unforgettable views as the spectacular scenery and Cape Town’s Table Mountain unfolds before you.

Brief Itinerary

Day 1 Embark in Ushuaia, Argentina
Day 2 At Sea
Day 3 New Island & West Point, Falkland Islands
Day 4 Stanley, Falkland Islands
Day 5 At Sea
Days 6 to 10 South Georgia
Days 11 to 13 At Sea
Day 14 Gough Island
Day 15 Tristan da Cunha
Day 16 Nightingale Island
Days 17 to 20 At Sea
Day 21 Cape Town, South Africa
Day 22 Disembark in Cape Town

Day 1 — Embark in Ushuaia, Argentina

At 55 degrees latitude south, Ushuaia (pronounced oo-swy-ah) 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. The city rightly (if perhaps too loudly) promotes itself as the southernmost city in the world (Puerto Williams, a few miles south on the Chilean side of the Beagle Channel, is a small town).

Ushuaia feels like a frontier boomtown at heart, but exhibiting the frayed edges of a city that quadrupled in size in the '70s and '80s and just keeps growing. The weather-worn pastel colors that dominate the town's landscape remind you that Ushuaia was once just a tiny fishing village, snuggled at the end of the Earth. As you stand on the banks of the Canal Beagle (Beagle Channel) near Ushuaia, the spirit of the farthest corner of the world takes hold. Above the city rise the last mountains of the Andean Cordillera, and just south and west of Ushuaia they finally vanish into the often-stormy sea. Nature is the principal attraction here, with trekking, fishing, horseback riding, wildlife spotting, and sailing among the most rewarding activities, especially in the Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego (Tierra del Fuego National Park).

Day 2 — At Sea

Taking advantage of the day at sea, the expedition team will present talks about the Falkland Islands (Malvinas - as the Spanish-speaking world calls them) that will prepare you for the exciting adventures ahead.  Birders out on deck want to keep an eye out for Black-browed Albatross, Southern Giant Petrels and Cape Petrels.

Day 3 — New Island & West Point, Falkland Islands

The remarkable beauty of the remote Falkland Islands can best be seen on New Island. The westernmost of the inhabited islands of the archipelago, it is a wildlife and nature reserve, and an environmental conservation group protects its many birds and animals. There are rookeries where Rockhopper Penguins and Blue-eyed Shags share the same nesting area. Black-browed Albatrosses can be seen going about their daily routines and it is easy to spot Upland Geese. More than 40 species of birds breed on the island. Near the landing site is ‘Barnard’s barn’ — a restored stone structure going back to the early 19th century. Lying in the sandy shallows in front of the barn is the wreck of Protector III, an old minesweeper used for seal hunting.

Located slightly northwest of West Falkland, West Point Island is used for sheep farming and nature observations. Peale’s dolphins and the distinctive black and white markings of the Commerson’s dolphin can usually be seen in the waters around West Point Island. Rolling moorland and steep cliffs make for great photographic opportunities, but the main attraction is the Devil’s Nose, a cliffside colony of Black-browed Albatrosses nesting side-by-side with feisty Rockhopper Penguins. Magellanic Penguins and Magellanic Cormorants can also be found on the island.

Day 4 — Stanley, Falkland Islands

Tiny Stanley, capital of the Falklands, seems in many ways like a British village fallen out of the sky. Many homes are painted in bright colors, adding visual appeal to this distant outpost. Not far offshore, the wreck of the Lady Elizabeth, is one of the many vessels remaining as a silent testimonial to the region's frequent harsh weather conditions. The islands, also known by their Spanish name of Islas Malvinas, are home to arguably more tuxedo-clad inhabitants of the penguin variety than human residents. Various species, such as Gentoo, Magellanic and the more elusive King penguins, either live here permanently or use the Falklands as a stopover on their migration route. Darwin found the islands' flora and fauna fascinating - no doubt you will, too.

Day 5 — At Sea

Taking advantage of the day at sea, the expedition team will present talks about South Georgia that will prepare you for the exciting adventures ahead.

Days 6 to 10 — 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. Shackleton’s grave and the whaling museum at Grytviken are highlights, as would be a visit to one of the King Penguin colonies at Salisbury Plain or Gold Harbor.

Days 11 to 13 — 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 whale watching from the Observatory Lounge, writing home to your loved ones or simply topping up your tan by the pool, these blue sea days are the perfect balance to busy days spent exploring shore side.

Day 14 — Gough Island

Gough Island in the South Atlantic Ocean was originally known as Gonçalo Álvares (named after the captain of Vasco da Gama’s flagship). The volcanic island is uninhabited except for the handful of personnel stationed here to operate a South African weather station, making it one of the most remote places with a constant human presence. Gough Island and Inaccessible Island comprise the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Gough and Inaccessible Islands as they are protected wildlife reserves and an “Important Bird Area”. Gough Island is home to Tristan Albatrosses, Atlantic Petrels, Gough Moorhens, Gough Buntings, and Northern Rockhopper Penguins; just some of the many birds using this mid-Atlantic island as their nesting ground. Gough is a dependency of Tristan da Cunha and part of the British Overseas Territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha.

Day 15 — Tristan da Cunha

Tristan da Cunha is the main island of an archipelago with the same name. The Tristan da Cunha island group is home to fewer than 300 hardy residents and is recognized as the most remote inhabited archipelago in the world. Its closest neighboring landmass is the island of St. Helena some 1,500 miles (2,430 km) away. For fortunate visitors who have cooperative weather conditions and land ashore on Tristan da Cunha, local inhabitants of the village might tell the tale of how the islanders were evacuated from their home during a 1961 lava flow, and how it affected their lives. Birds to watch out for around the island include the Atlantic Yellow-nosed Albatross, Sooty Albatross, Tristan Thrush, and Tristan Wandering Albatross – a critically endangered species with fewer than 1,500 breeding pairs left in the world. The archipelago is also where 90% of the world’s Northern Rockhopper Penguins come to breed.

Day 16 — Nightingale Island

Nightingale Island is an active volcano and one of three islands in the extremes of the South Atlantic Ocean known as the Nightingale Islands falling within the Tristan da Cunha group. The three islands are administered by the United Kingdom and are visited for scientific research purposes and little else. This means the magnificent wildlife with an estimated one million seabirds, in addition to unusual flora, is all unspoiled by people. Nightingale Island is also a protected wildlife reserve and World Heritage Site. Nightingale has two peaks on its north end and the rest of the island is ringed by cliffs and sea caves, and is fringed with kelp beds. The sea caves have been said to hide pirate treasure with a fortune in Spanish doubloons and pieces-of-eight hidden here for safekeeping. However, no recovery of this booty has ever been documented.

Day 21 — Cape Town, South Africa

If you visit only one place in South Africa, make it Cape Town. Whether you're partaking of the Capetonian inclination for alfresco fine dining (the so-called "Mother City" is home to many of the country's best restaurants) or sipping wine atop Table Mountain, you sense, correctly, that this is South Africa's most urbane, civilized city. Here elegant Cape Dutch buildings abut ornate Victorian architecture and imposing British monuments. In the Bo-Kaap neighborhood, the call to prayer echoes through cobbled streets lined with houses painted in bright pastels, while the sweet tang of Malay curry wafts through the air. Flower sellers, newspapers hawkers, and numerous markets keep street life pulsing, and every lamppost advertises another festival, concert, or cultural happening. But as impressive as Cape Town's urban offerings are, what you'll ultimately recall about this city is the sheer grandeur of its setting—the mesmerizing beauty of Table Mountain rising above the city, the stunning drama of the mountains cascading into the sea, and the gorgeous hues of the two oceans.

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Owner's Suite
The Owner’s Suite is available as a one-bedroom configuration or as two bedrooms by adjoining with a Vista Suite so you can enjoy your luxury cruise in style. The name says it all. A stylish apartment. Prestigious and classic. For those who seek the superlative level of space, comfort and service on board.
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 • Marble bathroom with separate bath and shower; bedroom two has additional marble bathroom with walk-in shower • Walk-in wardrobe(s) with personal safe • Bose® audio system • Radio/alarm with iPod docking station • Illy® Espresso machine • Direct-dial telephone(s) • Refrigerator and bar setup, stocked with your preferences • Premium mattresses and a choice of pillows • Plush robes and slippers • Choice of European bath amenities • Vanity table(s) with hair dryer • Writing desk(s) with personalized stationery • Unlimited Premium Wifi • Flat screen TV(s) • Laundry service throughout the voyage • Wet cleaning and pressing throughout the voyage • Special chocolate welcome • Afternoon canapés upon request • Dinner at officer’s table • Dinner for two in La Dame, one evening per voyage • Two hours of worldwide phone use from your suite, per voyage segment • Complimentary interactive mobile content
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)]

   Grand Suite
The Grand Suite is available as a one-bedroom configuration or as two bedroom by adjoining with a Veranda Suite. Expertly designed and exquisitely appointed. The Grand Suite is ideal for entertaining friends or enjoying a quiet dinner “at home”.
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 • Marble bathroom with full-sized bath; bedroom two has additional marbled bathroom with walk-in shower • Walk-in wardrobe with personal safe • Bose® audio system • Radio/alarm with iPod docking station • Illy® Espresso machine • Direct-dial telephone(s) • Refrigerator and bar setup, stocked with your preferences • Plush robes and slippers • Premium mattresses and a choice of pillows • Choice of European bath amenities • Vanity table(s) with hair dryer • Writing desk(s) with personalized stationery • Unlimited Premium Wifi • Flat screen TV(s) • Laundry service throughout the voyage • Wet cleaning and pressing throughout the voyage • Special chocolate welcome • Afternoon canapés upon request • Dinner at officer’s table • Dinner for two in La Dame, one evening per voyage • Two hours of worldwide phone use from your suite, per voyage segment • Complimentary interactive mobile content
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)]
  

Royal Suite
The Royal Suite is available as a one-bedroom configuration or as two bedroom by adjoining with a Veranda Suite. Stately, commanding and majestic. Perfect for entertaining. The Royal Suite lives up to its name. Enough living space to roam. The pinnacle of good living.
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 • Marble bathroom with full-sized bath; bedroom two has additional marble bathroom with walk-in shower • Walk-in wardrobe(s) with personal safe • Bose® audio system • Radio/alarm with iPod docking station • Illy® Espresso machine • Direct-dial telephone(s) • Refrigerator and bar setup, stocked with your preferences • Premium mattresses and a choice of pillows • Plush robes and slippers • Choice of European bath amenities • Vanity table(s) with hair dryer • Writing desk(s) with personalized stationery • Unlimited Premium Wifi • Flat screen TV(s) • Laundry service throughout the voyage • Wet cleaning and pressing throughout the voyage • Special chocolate welcome • Afternoon canapés upon request • Dinner at officer’s table • Dinner for two in La Dame, one evening per voyage • Two hours of worldwide phone use from your suite, per voyage segment • Complimentary interactive mobile content
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)]

   Silver Suite
The Silver Suite is ideal for those wanting more space. Stylish and sophisticated. Separate dining and living rooms, larger verandas, and situated midship. Perfection in design for comfortable living. Silver Suites can 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 • Two marble bathrooms: marble bathroom one with a full-sized bath and marble bathroom two with a walk-in shower • Walk-in wardrobe with personal safe • Bose® audio system • Radio/alarm with iPod docking station • Illy® Espresso machine • Direct-dial telephone(s) • Refrigerator and bar setup, stocked with your preferences • Premium mattresses and a choice of pillows • Plush robes and slippers • Choice of European bath amenities • Vanity table(s) with hair dryer • Writing desk(s) with personalized stationery • Unlimited Premium Wifi • Flat screen TV(s) • Special chocolate welcome • Afternoon canapés upon request • Dinner at officer’s table • Complimentary interactive mobile content • Laundry service throughout the voyage • Wet cleaning and pressing throughout the voyage
581 Sq Ft / 54 m² [Including Veranda (92 Sq Ft / 8 m²)]
note: Silver Suites can accommodate three guests
   Medallion Suite
The Medallion Suite is a mark of distinction. Sumptuous and spacious. Rich textures and panoramic views surround you with distinguished luxury.
Large teak veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors (Suites 801–804 only) • Three large picture windows providing panoramic ocean views (Suite 741 only) • Living room with sitting area • Separate dining area (Suite 741 only) • Twin beds or queen-sized bed • Marble bathroom with walk-in shower (Suite 741 has a bath and a separate shower) • Walk-in wardrobe with personal safe • Radio/alarm with iPod docking station • Direct-dial telephone • Refrigerator and bar setup, stocked with your preferences • Premium mattresses and a choice of pillows • Plush robes and slippers • Choice of European bath amenities • Vanity table(s) with hair dryer • Writing desk(s) with personalized stationery • Unlimited Premium Wifi • Flat screen TV(s) • Complimentary interactive mobile content • Laundry service throughout the voyage • Special chocolate welcome • Afternoon canapés upon request • Dinner at Officer’s Table
Suites 801-804: 441 Sq Ft / 41 m² [Including Veranda (125 Sq Ft / 12 m²)]
Suites 527, 627 723: 517 Sq Ft / 48 m² [Including Veranda (92 Sq Ft / 8 m²)]
Suite 741: 667 Sq Ft / 62 m² [No Veranda]
   Deluxe Veranda Suite
The Deluxe Veranda Suite offers unbeatable views. Spacious and welcoming. Floor-to-ceiling glass doors open onto a furnished private teak veranda. Each spectacular sunset feels like it is yours alone. The Deluxe Veranda Suite offers a preferred central location with identical accommodation to a Veranda Suite.
Teak veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors • Twin beds or queen-sized bed • Sitting Area • Marble bathroom with walk-in shower • Walk-in wardrobe with personal safe • Radio/alarm with iPod docking station • Direct-dial telephone • Refrigerator and bar setup, stocked with your preferences • Premium mattresses and a choice of pillows • Plush robes and slippers • Choice of European bath amenities • Vanity table(s) with hair dryer • Writing desk(s) with personalized stationery • Unlimited Standard Wifi • Flat screen TV(s) • Complimentary interactive mobile content
295 Sq Ft / 27 m² [Including Veranda (49 Sq Ft / 4.5 m²)]
   Classic Veranda Suite
The Classic Veranda Suite is spacious and welcoming. Veranda suites offer floor-to-ceiling glass doors which open onto a furnished private teak veranda. Each spectacular sunset feels like it is yours alone. Some Veranda Suites accommodate three guests.
Teak veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors • Twin beds or queen-sized bed • Sitting area • Marble bathroom with walk-in shower • Radio/alarm with iPod docking station • Direct-dial telephone • Refrigerator and bar setup, stocked with your preferences • Premium mattresses and a choice of pillows • Plush robes and slippers • Choice of European bath amenities • Vanity table(s) with hair dryer • Writing desk(s) with personalized stationery • Unlimited Standard Wifi • Flat screen TV(s) • Complimentary interactive mobile content
295 Sq Ft / 27 m² [Including Veranda (49 Sq Ft / 4.5 m²)]
note: Some Veranda Suites can accommodate three guests
   Vista Suite
Vista Suites provide a quiet sanctuary to escape to on your cruise. The sitting area has plenty of room to relax. Large picture windows frame panoramic ocean views. The perfect backdrop for breakfast in bed. Vista Suites can accommodate three guests.
Large picture window providing panoramic ocean views • Twin beds or queen-sized bed • Sitting area • Marble bathroom with walk-in shower • Walk-in wardrobe with personal safe • Radio/alarm with iPod docking station • Direct-dial telephone • Refrigerator and bar setup, stocked with your preferences • Premium mattresses and a choice of pillows • Plush robes and slippers • Choice of European bath amenities • Vanity table(s) with hair dryer • Writing desk(s) with personalized stationery • Unlimited Standard Wifi • Flat screen TV(s) • Complimentary interactive mobile content
240 Sq Ft / 22 m² (Suite 738: 325 Sq Ft / 30 m²)
note: Vista Suites can accommodate three guests

All suites feature:
• Butler service
• Refrigerator and bar setup stocked with your preferences
• BVLGARI® bath amenities, plus a choice of other European brands
• Plush bathrobe and slippers
• Personalised stationery
• Complimentary Wifi for all suites
• Direct-dial telephone(s)