The wild, wintry drama of the Antarctic is on nearly everyone’s bucket list. With Silversea Expeditions, the seventh continent can be discovered with a touch of luxury.
Setting sail from Ushuaia, at the very foot of Argentina, travellers can discover an almost entirely new world. Antarctica has long captivated the imagination of explorers and adventurers with its vast, untamed and dramatic beauty, and infamous hostility. From the soaring white shelves and icebergs that fray the coastline, to elusive wildlife, including huge colonies of penguins and seals, and enormous yet graceful humpback whales.
But Antarctica itself is only part of the adventure — travellers looking to experience the earth’s final frontier can do so with Silversea Expeditions’ elegant fleet of Zodiac vessels. Silver Explorer, with room for just 144 guests, has been especially designed to navigate the polar regions, and after a day of exploring the continent on land, guests can kick back with a cocktail and look out for the spectacular wildlife. From November 2017, Silver Cloud will grace the waters of the Antarctic, offering a clutch of on-board dining options and panoramic windows, all enhancing an unforgettable trip of a lifetime.
Also on board is a team of expert expedition leaders to offer guests a deeper, more immersive experience, including ornithologists to explain bird migration and historians, who can recount the tales of Shackleton and Scott on their Antarctic discoveries. All excursions and activities are included in the fares, along with complimentary expedition gear — including polar parkas for the extreme temperatures — and personalised butler service awaits every guest, with unlimited wi-fi for those sailing in select suite categories. And even in these remote corners of the planet, guests can tuck in to fine dining on their polar adventures for a truly luxurious touch.
How to do it
A 10-day Ushuaia round-trip voyage starts from £8,100pp based on two people sharing. Silversea Expeditions’ all-inclusive fares include one night’s hotel stay precruise, transfers, charter flights to/from Ushuaia and luggage handling; plus for a limited time only, guests can take advantage of round-trip economy class air to Buenos Aires or Santiago de Chile and one night’s hotel stay post-cruise for £999 per person. For more information, contact Silversea Expeditions on 020 7340 0700 or visit Silversea.