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Puerto Williams > CHILE

Silversea Cruise Adventure to Antarctica

Dec 11-22, 2022 12 Days 11 Nights

Once in a Lifetime experience to Antarctica.

Know before you go. COVID-19 Travel Advisory
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About the trip

Explore Antarctica by boarding the luxury cruise ship - Silver Wind for a 10-night extraordinary cruise. 

Your journey starts from staying at the pre-cruise hotel in Puerto Williams, Santiago. Get prepared with your gear and gather with your travel teammate. Sailing along the Drake Passage, landing on Antarctic Peninsula and the South Shetland Islands. With the guided shore excursions on the White Continent, you will have chances to meet the wildlife in Antarctica.

Estimated Group Size 1 - 12

Air Conditioning

No Pregnant Lady

Cold

No Cancellation

Age Restriction

Fitness Centre

Accommodation

Butler Service

Meals

Free Wifi

Hiking

Boat Ride

What's Included

Price included

•   1 night pre-cruise Hotel at Puerto Williams, Chile(Hotel:  TBA) 
•   1 night post-cruise Hotel at Puerto Williams, Chile(Hotel:  TBA)
•   Transfers (between hotel & ship)
•   10 Nights Cruising in Antarctica
•   SHORE EXCURSIONS:  Guided Zodiac, land and sea tours, and shoreside activities led by the Expeditions Team 
•   Enrichment lectures by highly qualified Expeditions Team 
•   Butler service in every suite 
•   Unlimited Wi-Fi access 
•   Personalized service - nearly one crew member for every guest 
•   Choice of restaurants with diverse cuisine, open-seating dining 
•   Beverages in-suite and throughout the ship, including champagne, select wines and spirits 
•   In-suite dining and room service
•   Parka & other souvenirs for each passenger
•   Onboard gratuities
•   Taxes & Port Charges 

Price NOT included

•   International airfare
•   Arrival and departure transfers, except where listed in the inclusion
•   Passport and visa expenses
•   Government arrival and departure taxes not mentioned above
•   Meals ashore unless otherwise specified
•   Baggage, cancellation, interruption and medical travel insurance—strongly recommended
•   Excess-baggage fees on international flights
•   Waterproof pants & Boots for Zodiac cruising, or any other gear not mentioned
•   Laundry, bar and other personal charges unless specified
•   Phone charges
•   Additional overnight accommodation
•   Adventure Options not listed in Included Activities
•   PCR Test Cost

Closest Airport

Arrival

PUQ

Presidente Carlos Ibáñez International Airport

Departure

PUQ

Presidente Carlos Ibáñez International Airport

About Accommodation

Silver Wind

Silver Wind is an intimate yet spacious ice-class ship that offers one of the best luxury expedition cruise experiences there is. Her improved cruising versatility means she is able to whizz from the Polar Regions at the ends of the earth to the iconic ports of the Mediterranean with fluid ease

Built: 1995
Last Refurbishment: 2021
Gross tonnage: 17,400 tons
Total number of passenger decks: 7 decks
Passenger Capacity: 274
Crew Capacity: 239
The Grill
Fitness Center
Panorama Lounge
Silver Wind
Swimming Pool
Card Room
Observation Lounge
Boutique
Theatre
Zagara Beauty Spa
Reception

Room Types

Vista Suite

  • Room size: 22 sqm
  • Bedding: 1 Queen bed or 2 Single beds
  • Feature: Large picture windows with panoramic ocean views
  • Location: Deck 4

Classic Veranda Suite

  • Room size: 27 sqm
  • Bedding: 1 Queen bed or 2 Single beds
  • Feature: Veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors
  • Location:  At the Front on Deck 5 to 7

Deluxe Veranda Suite

  • Room size: 27 sqm
  • Bedding: 1 Queen bed or 2 Single beds
  • Feature: Veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors
  • Location: Central on Deck 5 to 7

Itinerary

  • DAY

    01

    Puerto Williams, Chile

    • Arrive Puerto Williams by flight
    • Check-in and stay overnight at the pre-cruise hotel (Hotel: TBA)
    Puerto Williams, Chile
    Puerto Williams, Chile
  • DAY

    02

    Boarding

    • Breakfast at hotel
    • Transfer to cruise port and boarding
    • 9:00 p.m.: Departure
    Silver Wind
  • DAY

    03

    Drake Passage

    • Sailing on sea
    • Enjoy the stunning view of Drake Passage and facilities on the ship
    Drake Passage
  • DAY

    04

    Drake Passage

    • Sailing on sea
    • Enjoy the stunning view of Drake Passage and facilities on the ship
    Drake Passage
    Drake Passage
  • DAY

    05

    Antarctic Sound

    • Shore Excursion - Zodiac Cruise, Hiking or Kayaking with Silversea Expedition team included
    * Shore Excursion might vary due to on-site situation. More information and details will be communicated by the Expedition Leader on board.
    Antarctic Sound
    Adelie Penguin
  • DAY

    06

    Antarctic Peninsula

    • Shore Excursion - Zodiac Cruise, Hiking or Kayaking with Silversea Expedition team included
    * Shore Excursion might vary due to on-site situation. More information and details will be communicated by the Expedition Leader on board.
    Antarctic Peninsula
  • DAY

    07

    Antarctic Peninsula

    • Shore Excursion - Zodiac Cruise, Hiking or Kayaking with Silversea Expedition team included
    * Shore Excursion might vary due to on-site situation. More information and details will be communicated by the Expedition Leader on board.
    Antarctic Peninsula
  • DAY

    08

    Antarctic Peninsula

    • Shore Excursion - Zodiac Cruise, Hiking or Kayaking with Silversea Expedition team included
    * Shore Excursion might vary due to on-site situation. More information and details will be communicated by the Expedition Leader on board.
    Antarctic Peninsula
  • DAY

    09

    South Shetland Islands

    • Shore Excursion - Zodiac Cruise with Silversea Expedition team included
    * Shore Excursion might vary due to on-site situation. More information and details will be communicated by the Expedition Leader on board.
    South Shetland Islands
    South Shetland Islands
  • DAY

    10

    Drake Passage

    • Sailing on sea
    • Enjoy the stunning view of Drake Passage and facilities on the ship
    Drake Passage
  • DAY

    11

    Cape Horn, Chile

    • 1:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Dock at Cape Horn, Chile
    Cape Horn, Chile
    Cape Horn, Chile
    Cape Horn, Chile
  • DAY

    12

    Puerto Williams, Chile

    • 7:30 a.m.: Disembark at Puerto Williams, Chile
    • Transfer to post-cruise hotel at Santiago
    • Stay at the post-cruise hotel at Santiago (Hotel: TBA)
    Puerto Williams, Chile

Location

Facts to Know

  • The best time to travel to Antarctica is summer (December & January) with more wildlife to see and stable weather (Temperature is about -6 °C to 3 °C)
  • Antarctica is the highest, driest, coldest and windiest continent on Earth
  • There is no Antarctic time zone and no specific country owns Antarctica
  • Number of Visitor per year to Antarctica that can land: 30K to 50K a year
  • Restrictions in Antarctica: Only ships with 500 or fewer berths can make landings in Antarctica
  • The Antarctic ice sheet is the largest ice store on Earth
    • Covers roughly 98% of Antarctica
    • Contains 90% of the ice on Earth
    • Contains 70% of the world’s freshwater

Things to note

Vaccination, Pre-Cruise Testing & Entry Requirement
  • All passengers aged 12 years and older, must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at least two weeks prior to embarkation. Only guests with vaccines approved by the WHO will be permitted to board. A copy of the vaccination certificate must be uploaded to the guest’s ‘My Silversea’ in advance of their travels, in addition to showing their vaccination certificate or printed copy during the check-in and embarkation process.
  • As the global travel landscape continues to evolve, we will require that each passenger ensures their COVID-19 vaccination status is up to date for both their country of residence and the intended countries they plan to visit.
  • Visitors must produce a negative Covid-19 PCR test, performed within the 72 hours prior to departure – counting from the last boarding on flights with stopovers.
  • In addition, from November 1, 2021, fully vaccinated visitors must undertake a PCR test upon arrival in Chile. This test will be conducted at the airport by Chilean authorities. Only those who test negative will be allowed to avoid the preventative 5-day quarantine.
  • Proof of the Covid-19 vaccine will allow visitors to obtain a Mobility Pass issued by the Chilean Ministry of Health. This requirement is due from 45 days prior to your arrival in Chile and may be submitted via this website mevacuna.gob.cl. Please be aware, submissions prior to 45 days of your arrival in Chile will not be accepted. Note too, it can take up to 30 days to validate your proof of vaccination, so please be aware of this timing and mindful of your travel dates when submitting this requirement.
  • Before entry, all travellers must complete a "traveller’s affidavit" form 48 hours prior to travel. The electronic form includes contact information, medical history, proof of travel insurance, COVID-19 RT-PCR test results, and previous travel history.
  • Travellers must carry proof of travel insurance throughout the voyage, which is required to cover any medical expenses related to Covid-19 with a minimum coverage of $30,000 of health benefits. All documents will have to be presented before entering Chile. 

*All testing requirements are subject to change according to the latest disease prevention measures by destination Government. The above requirements are captured as of 11 Aug 2022. For the updated detailed information, we’d highly recommend passengers refer to the cruise company website.

POLYCLUB reserves the right to collect fuel surcharge, applicable taxes or supplement charges which imposed by the cruise company, even if full payment has been made to the reservation. Fare difference is governed by official notification from cruise company. These amounts will be determined upon the confirmation of booking and will be added to the final fare.

If a material alteration to a package tour after its commencement for reasons beyond control, POLYCLUB may impose any additional charge to his clients as a result of an increase in operation costs. (“Reasons beyond control” mean hostilities, political unrest, terror attacks, natural disasters, pestilences, bad weather, technical problems to transport, changes to the frequency/timetable of any means of conveyance by its operator without advance notice, strikes, industrial action, travel advisories (warnings) issued by governments of the destinations/the World Health Organisation, outbound travel alerts issued by destination Government, and any other situations of which the industry has no control and which are unfavourable to outbound trips of travellers.)

Passengers accept full responsibility for all losses and expenses due to “Reasons beyond control”. Cruise company and the travel agency will not be liable for any consequences.

For the safety of crew and passengers, Cruise Line has the right to cancel, advance, postpone or substitute any scheduled sailing or itinerary without prior notice, in the event of bad weather, technical or other reasons beyond control. Passengers shall not make claim against cruise company and the Company for any recovery.

POLYCLUB strongly encourage passengers to take out their travel insurance before the journey.

Travel visa is at your own responsibility.

The minimum age to attend this cruise is 8 years old.

The cruise line does not provide babysitting, childcare or supervision services.

There are no special programs or entertainment for children of any age onboard. Adult family member will be required to remain on board with their child(ren) during Zodiac excursions.

Expedition gear, like boots, thermal Tops, gloves, fleece hat, are recommended for shore excursions. 

Stateroom assignment is subject to the cruise company upon availability. Members of same travelling party may not be assigned to adjacent/ nearby rooms. Cruise company also upgrade any passenger(s) at sole discretion.

Bedding arrangement is subject to the cruise company upon availability.

In case of disputes, Cruise Company reserves the right to make the final decision.

All information in Chinese and Korean are translated from English. English version will be taken as the correct one if there is a difference.

Booking Policies

Booking Policies

Notice period before departure(Excluding the departure date and notification date)

  • 121 days prior
  • 120 days or less

Not Allowed

Cancellation & Penalty
(Per person per time)

USD $0

Name Change Fees
(Per person per time)

Not Allowed

Cancellation & Penalty
(Per person per time)

Not Allowed

Name Change Fees
(Per person per time)

Product ID 221211CHL0005

Dec 11, 2022 ~ Dec 22, 2022

12 11
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  • Book ByOct 16, 2022
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