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Santiago > CHILE

Silversea Antarctica Expedition Cruise Dec 2022

Dec 06-17, 2022 12 Days 11 Nights

Are you ready to jump into the Antarctic Ocean? It's time to tick off your bucket list. Get ready to board the Silver Cloud - the most comfortable ice class vessel in expedition cruising. Your once in a lifetime adventure to Antarctica is going to start!

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

Explore Antarctica by boarding the luxury cruise ship - Silver Cloud for a 10-night exordinary cruise. 

Your journey starts from staying at the pre-cruise hotel in Santiago. Get prepared with your gear and gather with your travel teammate. 

You will fly to Ushuaia and get onboard on the next day. Sailing along the Drake Passage, landing on South Shetland Islands and Antartctic Peninsula. With the guided shore excursions on the White Continent, you will have chances to meet the wildlife in Antarctica.

Estimated Group Size 1 - 16

Air Conditioning

No Pregnant Lady

Cold

No Cancellation

Fitness Centre

Accommodation

Butler Service

Meals

Free Wifi

Hiking

What's Included

Price included

•   1 night pre-cruise Hotel at Santiago, Chile(Hotel:  TBA) 
•   1 night post-cruise Hotel at Santiago, Chile(Hotel:  TBA)
•   Transfers (between hotel & ship)
•   Flight Ticket (between Santiago & Ushuaia)
•   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 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

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

    02

    Santiago > Ushuaia

    • Breakfast at hotel
    • Transfer to aiport and take the in-country flight to Ushuaia
    • Transfer to cruise port and boarding
    • 5:00 p.m.: Departure
    Ushuaia
    Silver Cloud
  • DAY

    03

    Drake Passage

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

    04

    Drake Passage

    • Sailing on sea
    • Enjoy the stunning view of Drake Passage and facilities on ship
    Drift ice
    Antarctica
    Whale
  • 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.
    Zodiac Cruise
    Hiking
    Meeting Seal
  • 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.
    Kayat
    Antarctica Adventure
    An Emperor Penguins
  • 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.
    Adelie Penguin
    Antarctica
    Seal
  • 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.
    Antarctica
    Seal
    Emperor Penguin
  • 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.
    Adelie Penguin
    Antarctica
    Landing in Antarctica
  • DAY

    10

    Drake Passage

    • Sailing on sea
    • Enjoy the stunning view of Drake Passage and facilities on ship
    Iceberg
    Adeliae Penguin
    Whale
  • DAY

    11

    Drake Passage

    • Sailing on sea
    • Enjoy the stunning view of Drake Passage and facilities on ship
    Antarctic landscape
    Antarctic tern
    Antarctica Wildlife
  • DAY

    12

    Ushuaia > Santiago

    • Disembark at Ushuaia
    • Fly back to Santiago International Airport 
    • Stay at post-cruise hotel at Santiago (Optional, Hotel: TBA)

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 years 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

  • All guests must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, at least 14 days prior to embarkation. Guests will need to be fully up to date with their vaccine status. ["up to date" means the guest has received all recommended COVID-19 vaccines, including any booster dose(s) when eligible, in accordance with each of the countries they plan to visit on their respective itinerary.]
  • Only guests fully vaccinated with approved World Health Organization (WHO) vaccines will be permitted to board. A copy of the vaccination certificate/s must be uploaded to "My Silversea" in advance of their travels, in addition to showing their vaccination certificate or printed copy during the check-in and embarkation process.
  • Guest must provide a negative antigen or PCR test result, administered by a verified third party (either a laboratory or pharmacy), taken no more than 2 days prior to boarding.
  • 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. 
  • Due to evolving safety concerns or weather condition, cruise company reserves the right to modify the voyages and shore excursion arrangement. 
  • Travel visa is at your own responsibility.
  • Remember to purchase appropriate travel insurance on your own; and recognize the scope of coverage, ensure that the insurance you purchase can cover all inclusive and self-paid activities in the itinerary.
  • Chinese/ Korean itinerary is translated from English version. English itinerary will be taken as the correct version If there is a difference.

Policy

In the case of cancellation (by Silversea or by Member) due to COVID-19 situation, please refer to Silversea's Covid-19 Protection Policy.

Booking Policies

Booking Policies

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

  • 131 days prior
  • 130 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)

Dec 6, 2022 ~ Dec 17, 2022

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