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Santiago , CHILE

Antarctica Expedition Cruise in December 2024 - Silver Cloud 11 Nights

Dec 08-19, 2024 12 Days 11 Nights

Embark on an unforgettable 10-day Antarctic expedition aboard the luxurious Silver Cloud, starting and ending in Puerto Williams. This journey promises intimate encounters with the pristine wilderness of Antarctica, including the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula. Experience close-up encounters with penguins, kayak past icebergs, and revel in the unmatched service and comfort of Silver Cloud.

About the trip

Set sail from Puerto Williams for a life-changing 10-day expedition cruise to Antarctica aboard the Silver Cloud, exploring the untouched splendor of the Antarctic Sound, Peninsula, and the South Shetland Islands. This journey offers a unique blend of adventure and luxury, with activities like walking among penguins, zipping around in Zodiacs, hiking on snowy plains, and kayaking past mesmerizing icebergs. The Silver Cloud, the first hybrid ship in the fleet, enhances your experience with large suites, four dining options, and unparalleled service, ensuring comfort and exclusivity. With a limited number of guests, enjoy personalized encounters with the remote beauty of polar regions, making this expedition truly one of a kind.

Early Bird Offer
Book by 30 April 2024 with full payment, you'll also receive a complimentary 3-night stay package at the luxurious Banyan Tree Bangkok for two. It's the perfect way to unwind after your polar adventure, with sumptuous comforts awaiting to pamper you in the heart of Bangkok.

Early Birds Offer* includes:
  • 3 nights stay at Banyan Tree Bangkok with daily breakfasts at the hotel’s Romsai restaurant.
  • Complimentary sunset drink at the hotel’s Moon Bar on the 61st floor (1 drink per person).
  • 1 Thai-style, set-menu dinner at the hotel’s Saffron restaurant on Day 2 (6-10:30 p.m.). Please make your dinner reservation in advance. (Drinks are at your own expense.)
  • 60-minute full-body massage per adult per stay at the hotel spa. Please reserve your spa appointment in advance.
*For more details about redemption and terms&condition, please refer to the "Policy" section.
Estimated Group Size 1 - 12

Cold

No Cancellation

Age Restriction

Fitness Centre

Accommodation

Butler Service

Meals

Boat Ride

What's Included

  • 1 night pre-cruise Hotel at Santiago, Chile(Hotel:  TBA) 
  • Transfers (between hotel & ship)
  • 10 nights cruise accommodation of Vista Suite or Veranda Suite or Deluxe Veranda Suite on Silver Cloud
  • In-country flights (when required by the itinerary)
  • Personalised service – the best crew-to-guest ratio in expedition cruising
  • Butler service in every suite – all guests are pampered equally
  • Open-seating dining options – dine when and with whomever you please
  • Beverages in-suite and throughout the ship – select wines, premium spirits, specialty coffees and soft drinks, plus your own tailored mini-bar
  • In-suite dining and 24-hour room service – available 24 hours aboard Silver Explorer, Silver Cloud and Silver Wind, and from 06:00 to 23:00 aboard Silver Origin
  • Enrichment lectures by a highly qualified Expeditions Team
  • Guided Zodiac, land and sea tours, and shoreside activities led by the Expeditions Team
  • Parka & other souvenirs for each passenger
  • Gratuities always included in your fare
  • Host Service (Require minimum 10 cabins booked)

What's Excluded

  • 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

Closest Airport

Arrival

SCL

Santiago de Chile Airport

Departure

SCL

Santiago de Chile Airport

About Accommodation

Silver Cloud

Silver Cloud is the most spacious ship for expedition cruising and is refurbisded in 2017. A limited number of guests in polar waters, mean that Silver Cloud has one of the highest crew to guest and space to guest ratios in expedition cruising.

Built: 1994
Last Refurbishment: 2017
Gross tonnage: 17,400 tons
Total number of passenger decks: 7 decks
Passenger Capacity: 254
Crew Capacity: 212
Silver Cloud
Dolce Vita
Theatre
Observation Lounge
Reception
Staircase
Swimming Pool
The Restaurant

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

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 or 6

Itinerary

  • DAY

    01

    Santiago, Chile

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

    02

    Embarkation Port - Puerto Williams, Chile

    • Breakfast at hotel
    • Charter flight from Santiago to Puerto Williams
    • Transfer to cruise port and boarding
    • 9:00 p.m.: Departure
  • DAY

    03

    Drake Passage

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

    04

    Drake Passage

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

    10

    Drake Passage

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

    11

    Disembarkation Port - Puerto Williams, Chile

    • 10:00 p.m.: Dock at Puerto Williams, Chile 
    • Overnight on cruise
  • DAY

    12

    Santiago, Chile

    • Disembarkation
    • Charter flight from Puerto Williams to Santiago
    • Arrive Santiago in late afternoon
    • International flight by your own arrangement

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

  • Upon making a reservation for this trip, an initial deposit is required to move the booking status to "Pending." Once the cruise confirms your reservation, the status will change to "Balance Payment," and a confirmation notification email will be sent to the email associated with your booking account. You must complete the payment of the remaining balance within 7 days of receiving this email to finalize your cruise reservation. Failure to complete this payment within 7 days from the date of confirmation will result in the cancellation of your cruise reservation, and the initial deposit will not be refunded. If the cruise company cannot confirm the reservation due to being fully booked or other reasons, your reservation will be canceled, and the initial deposit will be refunded. 
  • All travel documents are the customer’s responsibility. Customer should ensure the required document, including visas and public health documents, are prepared and to comply with customs requirements of the destination, including countries that may just be transiting through. For latest information, please consult the embassy or government authorities.
  • Due to security reasons, all guests must be on board 2 hours before sailing on Day 1 of cruise. Guest may consider arriving 1 day earlier to avoid hassle of possible schedule change. 
  • Disembarkation usually begins 2 hours after docking on final day of cruise. Guest should book their departure flight after 2pm on the day
  • Guest should refer to final cruise document/ ticket for detail cruise itinerary. Documents will be provided by cruise line after online check-in completed. 
  • For details of the ship and travel notes, please visit POLYTRIPS cruise database.
  • 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 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 POLYCLUB 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 POLYCLUB for any recovery.
  • POLYCLUB strongly encourage passengers to take out their travel insurance before the journey.
  • 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.
  • The operation of activities, restaurants, menus and facilities is subject to the final arrangement on board. The seating in main dining restaurants is group reservation and subject to restaurant arrangement on board.
  • For safety reasons, minors under the age of 18 need to be stay in the same cabin with at least one adult passenger.
  • For minors (under the age of 18) unaccompanied by parent or legal guardian, a consent form and other documents are required to present to cruise line prior to embarkation and at pier during check-in. Failure to provide the required document may result in booking cancellation or boarding being denied. Passengers shall not make claim against cruise company and POLYCLUB for any recovery. Please contact POLYCLUB for further arrangement.
  • If the children are included on parent's travel document, they can use that document only when travelling with parent.
  • Pregnant guest entered the 24th week of pregnancy and infants under 6 months of age (12 months for some itineraries) are not eligible for travel on ships, according to the cruise company and itinerary requirement. The minimum age requirement varies from cruise company and itinerary. Medical certificate is required for pregnant guest entered the 20th to 23rd week of pregnancy. Please refer to the details on Cruise Company website.
  • Passenger have to agree and comply with the health and safety protocol implemented by the Cruise line, and other policies such as , as laid in Cruise Company Website. The protocol and requirement may change any time without prior notice. Please refer to the details on Cruise Company website.
  • In case of disputes, Cruise Company reserves the right to make the final decision. Members of same travelling party may not be assigned to adjacent/ nearby rooms. Cruise company also upgrade any the guest(s) at sole discretion.
  • All information in Chinese and Korean are translated from English. English version will be taken as the correct one if there is a difference

Policy

Terms and Condition for Early Bird Offer:
  • Please note that the Antarctica cruise is not refundable after the early bird period.
  • Hotel Package is valid up to 15 December 2024 and the hotel stay is contingent upon room availability
  • To secure your hotel reservation, redemption must occur no later than two weeks prior to your travel date. 
  • The offer is transferable
  • The offer cannot be refunded or exchanged for cash. 
  • Once your hotel stay is booked, date change is not allowed. 

Booking Policies

Booking Policies

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

Not Allowed

Cancellation & Penalty
(Per person per time)

Not Allowed

Name Change Fees
(Per person per time)

Product ID 241208CHL0022

Dec 8, 2024 ~ Dec 19, 2024

12 11
  • Silver Cloud
  • Book ByAug 31, 2024

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