Falkland Islands, South Georgia, Antarctic Peninsula

Silver Wind luxury expedition cruise ship
Silver Wind
240 Passengers

Everything in Antarctica is white; the snow, the penguin’s tummies, the blinding sun … so be prepared for the unexpected color to shine out in all its kaleidoscopic glory from the icebergs. Calmly floating in the freezing sea, these megaliths are beauty beholden. Be amongst the lucky few to experience this most coveted, life-changing of destinations.

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
Days 5 & 6 At Sea
Days 7 to 9 South Georgia
Days 10 & 11 At Sea
Day 12 Elephant Island
Day 13 Antarctic Sound
Days 14 & 15 Antarctic Peninsula
Day 16 South Shetland Islands
Days 17 & 18 Drake Passage
Day 19 Disembark in Ushuaia

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.

Days 5 & 6 — 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 7 to 9 — 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 10 & 11 — At Sea

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

Day 12 — 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 13 — 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.

Days 14 & 15 — 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. Just as irresistible are the many Gentoo and Chinstrap Penguin colonies, the seals basking on ice floes, the whales and orcas.

Day 16 — South Shetland Islands

Some 480 miles (770 km) 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. Leopard seals, Weddell seals, crabeater seals, Southern elephant seals and Antarctic fur seals can be seen in the water and on the beaches.

Days 17 & 18 — 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.

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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)