Silversea Cruises restarts sailing to Antarctica with Silver Explorer

Silversea Cruises restarts sailing to Antarctica with Silver Explorer

Silversea Cruises

Silver Explorer and Silver Cloud will offer a range of Antarctica itineraries through to March 2022

Silversea Cruises restarted voyages to Antarctica with the departure of Silver Explorer from her new homeport of Puerto Williams in Chile on 10 November.

The ship was later joined by Silver Cloud, which set sail from Punta Arenas, Chile, on 14 November.

“We are proud and excited to be at the forefront of the comeback of ultra-luxury expedition cruising in Antarctica,” said Roberto Martinoli, president and CEO of Silversea Cruises. “Accompanied by our seasoned team of expedition experts, our guests will not only be in awe of the authentic beauty and unique wildlife of the ‘White Continent’, but they will also enjoy the signature distinctions that have made Silversea the leader in luxury expedition cruising.”

Silver Explorer and Silver Cloud will offer a range of itinerary options through to March 2022. Several itineraries will focus on visits to the Antarctic Peninsula and the South Shetland Islands, while others include visits to South Georgia and the Falkland Islands. A one-time ‘Deep South Expedition’ voyage will set sail on 27 January 2022 and will spend 20 days sailing beyond the Antarctic Circle, attempting to reach a latitude of 69 degrees south.

Silversea will also begin offering its ‘Antarctica Bridge’ fly-cruise option on 11 December 2021, with DAP Antarctic Airways providing flights that will allow guests skip the journey through the Drake Passage and instead travel directly to Antarctica to begin their cruise. The carrier will also provide private roundtrip flights for Silversea guests between Santiago, the capital of Chile, and Puerto Williams.

Silversea’s third ice-class ship, Silver Wind, has now left the dry dock at the Remontowa shipyard in Gdańsk, Poland. Silver Wind will debut in May 2022 in the Mediterranean, before heading to Northern Europe and the Arctic for the summer season.

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Alex Smith
By Alex Smith
22 November 2021

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