Explore Earth’s frozen frontier. Explore the Falkland Islands and past sculpted icebergs and calving glaciers.
|21/11/18||West Point, Falkland Islands||06:30AM||11:00AM|
|21/11/18||Saunders Island, Falklands||03:00PM||07:30PM|
|22/11/18||Port Stanley, Falkland Islands||07:30AM||04:00PM|
|25/11/18||South Georgia, South Atlantic Ocean||09:30AM|
|26/11/18||South Georgia, South Atlantic Ocean|
|27/11/18||South Georgia, South Atlantic Ocean||07:00PM|
|30/11/18||Elephant Island, South Shetland Islands||09:30AM||02:00PM|
- 18 night cruise Ushuaia roundtrip aboard Silver Explorer
- Main meals and entertainment onboard
- Port charges, taxes & gratuities
- Inclusive room-service, select wines, spirits and soft drinks throughout the ship
- Butler service in every suite
- Free Wifi onboard
- Excursions and activities, including explorations by Zodiac®
- One night pre-cruise hotel
- Transfers (between airport/hotel and ship)
- Charter flight to/from Ushuaia
- Highly qualified expedition team with experts in their field
- Complimentary expedition gear: backpack and water bottle on every voyage, parka for polar expeditions
HOT Bonus: Early booking Discount
(Flights are additional)
18 Night Cruise sailing from Ushuaia roundtrip aboard Silver Explorer.
Silversea’s purpose-built Silver Explorer expedition ship (formerly the Prince Albert II) has been designed specifically for navigating waters in some of the world’s most remote destinations, including both of earth’s polar regions. A strengthened hull with a Lloyd’s Register ice-class notation (1A) for passenger vessels enables Silver Explorer to safely push through ice floes with ease. A fleet of Zodiac boats allows Silversea Expedition guests to visit even the most off-the-beaten path locations and an expert Expedition Team provides insight and understanding to each unforgettable Silver Explorer cruise adventure.
Onboard, savour a convivial cosmopolitan ambience and many special amenities usually found only on larger ships, including a spacious Library with an Internet Café, boutique shopping, a full-service spa, beauty salon, fitness centre, sauna and two top-deck whirlpools. Prince Albert II even features live evening entertainment and The Humidor, where connoisseurs can enjoy the finest cigars and cognacs — diversions offered by no other expedition ship.
Highlights of this cruise:
At 55 degrees latitude south, Ushuaia (pronounced oo-swy-ah; the Argentines don't pronounce the "h") 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. Although its stark physical beauty is striking, Tierra del Fuego's historical allure is based more on its mythical past than on rugged reality. The island was inhabited for 6,000 years by Yámana, Haush, Selk'nam, and Alakaluf Indians.
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.
About 120 miles / 200 km long South Georgia is dominated by alpine mountains - up to 9,000 feet / 3,000 meters high, massive glaciers, scenic fjords, and numerous surrounding islands.
The abundant wildlife includes many species of penguins and albatrosses. The beautiful King Penguin breeds in large numbers and, because of its breeding cycle, there are always chicks to be found in the rookery. Antarctic fur seals and elephant seals populate the shoreline.
Sir Ernest Shackleton is buried on South Georgia. When his ship, Endurance, was crushed in the ice in 1915, his heroic leadership saved the entire crew and continues to be one of the most inspiring stories of courage in the face of insurmountable odds
The Antarctic Peninsula is the northernmost part of the mainland of Antarctica, and almost the only part of that continent that extends outside the Antarctic Circle. It lies in the Western Hemisphere, facing South America.
The peninsula is highly mountainous, its highest peaks rising to approximately 2,800 metres (9,186 feet). These mountains are considered to be a continuation of the Andes of South America, with a submarine spine connecting the two. That is an argument used by Chile and Argentina for their territorial claims. The peninsula has a sharp elevation gradient, with glaciers flowing into the Larsen Ice Shelf, which experienced significant breakup in 2002.
Since the peninsula has the mildest climate in Antarctica, the highest concentration of research stations on the continent can be found there, or on the many nearby islands.
The Antarctic Peninsula is regarded by many visitors as being one of the most beautiful places on earth. Jagged mountain peaks clad in glaciers flowing sometimes down to the sea and sometimes spilling into mid air from an altitude of hundreds of feet or more.
Huge open skies, enormous icebergs, low clouds, sudden weather changes and constant surprises from the hugely abundant wildlife you see will keep you in a constant state of awe.
The continent's only flowering plants are found on the peninsula.
Terms and Conditions
All fares shown are cruise-only, available in NZD, per guest, based on double-occupancy. Early Booking Bonus Program: Offer valid on new, individual bookings made and paid in full before 28 Dec 17 on voyages departing January 1, 2018 – May 31, 2019. Offer not valid for Full World Cruise 2018 and 2019. Bookings made before or after the promotional period will not qualify for the savings. Other restrictions apply. See Terms and Conditions for complete details: http://www.silversea.com/terms-and-conditions/. For more information, please contact your House of Travel Agent.