- 10 Days
- January & February
- Silver Cloud
- 2020: 16th November, 1st December, 11th December, 21st December
- 2021: 30th November, 11th December
- 2022: 5th January, 15th January, 4th February, 14th February,
This Expedition Includes:
- Guided small-group excursions led by an expert Expedition Team
- Complimentary parka, water-bottle and backpack
- Premium dining & beverages
- Onboard gratuities
- 5 days of exploration in Antarctica
- Frequent opportunities for excursions by Zodiac
- Visit the breathtaking South Shetland Islands
- Spot penguins, seals and whales
This 10-day expedition cruise in Antarctica represents an excellent way to explore the fabled White Continent in a short space of time. Sailing aboard the luxurious Silver Cloud and operating round trip from Ushuaia, you will spend five full days in region as well as having the opportunity to visit the South Shetland Islands.
Your expedition begins with a two-day crossing of the infamous Drake Passage. While this area of water has often been the subject of unnerving maritime tales, only on rare occasions is it as bad as it is made out to be. In fact; crossing the passage can be quite an enjoyable experience and we highly recommend you head to the deck at some point where you will be able to spot lengthy trails of seabirds following the ship’s path.
When the crossing is completed, you will arrive at The Antarctic Sound; an other-worldly stretch of water populated by mountainous icebergs and small islands such as Hope Bay, which are home to swaths of Gentoo Penguins.
Silver Cloud will then cut a path into the Antarctic Peninsula, which is where you will be based for the following three days. Your time here will be spent enjoying a variety of excursions, both on foot and by Zodiac. Weather and conditions permitting, you will have countless opportunities to spot some of the region’s spectacular wildlife with seals, Orca whales and a variety of penguins all prominent in the area.
On the 8th day you will begin your journey back to South America, but not before stopping at the South Shetland Islands for a full-day’s’ worth of exploration. Rich in whaling history and home to several of the world’s most important research stations, the South Shetland is comprised of 24 islands. The most frequently visited, King George Island, is the region’s largest and boasts a landscape populated by snow-capped mountains – it’s also home to the southernmost church on earth!Contact Us