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CLASSIC ANTARCTICA - 2017/2018 PDF

Ushuaia Roundtrip

Date Duration Voyage code Starting From Ship
December 08, 2017 10 Days Voyage 7727 $ 11,150.00 Silver Explorer
February 15, 2018 10 Days Voyage 7803 $ 11,150.00 Silver Explorer
7 Dec 2018 10 Days Voyage 7824 $ 11,150.00 Silver Explorer
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Expedition Highlights
  • Marvel at spectacular iceberg sculptures and calving glaciers
  • Set foot on the continent of Antarctica
  • Encounter gentoo, chinstrap and Adelie penguins
  • Spot seals – elephant, Antarctic fur, Weddell, leopard and crabeater
  • Watch for whales – humpback, Minke, orca, pilot, and beaked
  • Identify seabirds – snowy sheathbill, Antarctic cormorant, kelp gull, Antarctic tern, cape petrels, wandering albatrosses, southern fulmars, blue eyed shags, southern giant petrels, skuas, black-browed albatrosses, Wilson’s storm-petrels, sooty shearwaters.

Departs From
Ushuaia, Argentina

Day 1

The journey begins

Location:Ushuaia, Argentina

Embark Silver Explorer, settle in and attend a mandatory safety drill before leaving port. During the afternoon you will be introduced to some of the important crew members and your Expedition Team. At sail-away bid farewell to Tierra del Fuego, the ‘Land at the End of the World’.

Explore

Location: Drake Passage

The Drake Passage has a notorious reputation for its turbulent seas due to the Antarctic Convergence, a natural boundary where cold polar water flows northward and warmer equatorial water moves southward. When they meet, nutrients are pushed to the surface, often attracting a multitude of seabirds and whales. Spend some time on deck watching the horizon and the variety of seabirds that glide in the air currents of our ship’s wake such as the black-browed albatross, sooty shearwaters and white-chinned petrels. Have your camera ready to capture the magical colour of a midnight sunset.

As we set sail on our initial transit, familiarise yourself with the elegant Silver Explorer and the friendly Expedition Team members.Attend wildlife, geography and history discussions hosted by our expert naturalists and guest lecturers that will prepare you for the exciting adventures that lie ahead. When available, visit the Bridge and meet our Captain and officers; information will be posted in the daily onboard newsletter.

Day 2-3

Day 4-8

Explore

Location: Antarctic Peninsula

While sailing to Antarctica, every turn can reveal a new and breathtaking adventure. As the pack ice becomes thicker, it’s apparent to everyone that we are moving closer into Antarctica’s vast white wilderness. Remote and otherworldly, Antarctica is irresistible for its spectacular iceberg sculptures and calving glaciers, and for the possibility of up-close encounters with marine mammals. Watch for seals sunbathing on slow-moving ice floes and for humpback, Minke, and orca whales to surface from below the frigid waters. Each day we will attempt Zodiac departures, and, if conditions permit, we will cruise amidst colorful icebergs or step ashore to visit a variety of penguin rookeries and perhaps scientific research stations on complimentary excursions led by our team of natural history experts.

A flexible itinerary allows us to take advantage of favourable sea and weather conditions. In the true spirit of expedition cruising, each day the Expedition Leader and Captain will determine our best course depending on weather, ice conditions and wildlife we may encounter. Here are some of the places we may visit:

Aitcho Islands, South Shetland Islands (just off the Antarctic Peninsula at the entrance to the English Strait)
  • As you step off the Zodiac to explore the island, it’s very likely you’ll be greeted by the locals…penguins! Penguin species here include gentoos and chinstraps. Other annual seabirds include the Southern giant petrels.
  • While heading back to the ship, you may have company as a leopard seal or southern elephant seal follows alongside your group’s Zodiac.
Brown Bluff, Tabarin Peninsula (a 2,200-foot bluff on the Antarctic continent)
  • Brown Bluff is an ice-capped, 745-metre-high, flat-topped mountain with a prominent cliff of reddish-brown volcanic rock.
  • Adelie and gentoo penguins, kelp gulls, and pintado petrels use this as a breeding area.
  • Birds such as the all-white snow petrel and skuas may be seen from a distance.
  • As you explore the area, a Weddell seal may be seen basking in the sunlight.
  • Wait long enough and you might see the Adelie penguins standing along the rocks, finally making their way into the surf.
Cuverville Island, Errera Channel
  • The island was discovered by Gerlache’s Belgian Antarctic expedition of 1897–99, and was named for a vice admiral in the French navy.
  • Large, bare rock areas provide nesting sites for gentoo penguins.
  • Snow petrels and pintado petrels also may be seen whilst Wilson’s storm petrels nest in the higher scree of the island.
  • During Zodiac tours, hauled-out Weddell and Antarctic fur seals may be seen.
Paradise Bay (on the Antarctic peninsula)
  • The bay is well named for its spectacular scenery of mountains, glaciers and icebergs.
  • From the ship, observe Argentina’s Base Brown, one of many Antarctic research stations.
  • Here, you will actually set foot on the continent of Antarctica.
  • View the wildlife from sea level while cruising in your Zodiac with one of our experienced Expedition Team members. There’s a good chance you’ll come across a crabeater seal relaxing on a nearby ice floe, or if you’re very lucky, your Zodiac driver may locate a pod of Minke whales.
Paulet Island
  • As you arrive, the sight of Adelie penguins covering the entire island may well amaze you. The island is home to 80-90 thousand Adelies that come here to breed.
  • On a nearby hill, view a massive colony of blue-eyed shags.
  • Kelp gulls and snowy sheathbills are amongst the birds that breed on Paulet Island, and Wilson’s storm petrels are regularly seen.
  • Listen as your Expedition Team guide tells of Otto Nordenskjold and his party that over-wintered on the island in 1912. Remnants of their hut still remain.
  • If time permits, take a Zodiac cruise to view impossibly blue icebergs, Crater Lake and the Adelie penguins making themselves at home on the ice floes.
Petermann Island, Wilhelm Archipelago
  • The island is named for German geographer August Petermann and was first discovered by a German expedition in 1873-74.
  • Our onboard Geologist will take the opportunity to point out various geological features such as the many basaltic dikes along the shoreline, and the more granite composition of the small summit, where rock surfacesshow glacial polish and some glacial grooving.
  • During our landing, we will be able to observe rookeries of Adelie penguins, gentoo penguins and blue-eyed shags
Pleneau Island, Wilhelm Archipelago
  • Pleneau Island lies at the south end of the Lemaire Channel, and was first explored during Charcot’s 1903–05 French Antarctic Expedition. The island was named for the expedition’s photographer, Paul Pleneau.
  • Amongst the common breeding birds are Gentoo Penguins, kelp gulls and south polar skuas.
  • See the gentoo penguins during a landing and southern elephant seals that are often hauled-out in wallows.
  • Enjoy spectacular glacial and ice scenery.
Port Foster, Whalers Bay (Deception Island)
  • Deception Island is home to a collapsed volcano and an excellent example of a caldera where it is believed that the volcano’s summit collapsed with one section sinking far enough to allow the sea to flood the interior. We plan to sail inside this breached wall through a narrow entrance called Neptune’s Bellows.
  • Our resident geologist will take the opportunity to explain the unique volcanic features of the area while our historian will introduce you to the whaling history of Deception Island.
  • Still visible on the island are the boilers used to make whale oil in the early 1900s.
Port Lockroy, Goudier Island
  • The British built a listening station here during WWII, which was then used as a research station in the 1950s, and since 1962 as a museum and gift shop.
  • Snowy sheathbills and gentoo penguins roam outside the museum.
  • Perhaps sight a whale or two on your Zodiac cruise.

Explore

Location: Drake Passage Return

Navigating our return through the Drake Passage, we will watch for seabirds and wildlife we may have missed on the first trip. Take this opportunity to attend additional presentations offered by the Expedition Team lecturers and to swap photos with new friends as we travel towards Ushuaia.

Day 9-10

Day 11

Explore

Location: Ushuaia, Argentina

Silver Explorer will arrive at Ushuaia in the morning. Following breakfast, disembark Silver Explorer.

Expedition highlights and wildlife listed here are possible experiences only and cannot be guaranteed. Your Expedition Leader and Captain will work together to ensure opportunities for adventure and exploration are the best possible, taking into account the prevailing weather, wildlife activity and ice conditions. Expedition Team members scheduled for this voyage are subject to change or cancellation.

Location
Ushuaia, Argentina

08 Dec 2017: $ 11,150.00
15 Feb 2018: $ 12,250.00

Adventurer Suite

Even guests who plan to spend only sleeping hours in their stateroom will appreciate the distinctive touches of this cosy suite. After spending the day on a dynamic shore excursion, unwind in the ample sitting area or rejuvenate the mind with a soak in the marbled bathroom’s tub. Here you can watch passing ocean scenes through two porthole windows. Reminisce the day’s travels by journaling at your writing desk. Watch a movie on the flat-screen television. Or fall sound asleep within the comfort of fine bed linens ­– with your choice of nine pillow types.

DIMENSIONS: 157-167 sq ft / 14-15m2 with 2 portholes

NUMBER OF GUESTS: Up to 2

FEATURES
  • Two portholes
  • Sitting area
  • Twin beds or queen-sized bed
  • Marbled bathroom with tub/shower combination
  • Choice of bathroom amenities
  • Writing desk
  • Hair dryer
  • Personal safe
  • Flat screen television with DVD and satellite reception
  • Wifi available (fees apply)
08 Dec 2017: $ 11,950.00
15 Feb 2018: $ 13,050.00

Explorer Suite

Enjoy a sitting area to watch brilliant scenery through a view window. With preferred midship location, Deck 4 Explorer Suites accommodate three guests. As on Deck 4, the Explorer Suites on Deck 3 offer an ample view window and relaxing sitting area, with enough room for three guests. Explorer Suite (210-240 sq.ft. Deck 2) on Silver Explorer. An enchanting retreat suitable for three guests, Deck 2 suites exude cozy opulence, with porthole window views and a cushy sitting area.

DIMENSIONS:175-190 sq ft / 16-18m2 with view window

NUMBER OF GUESTS: Up to 3

FEATURES
  • Two portholes
  • Sitting area
  • Twin beds or queen-sized bed
  • Marbled bathroom
  • Writing desk
  • Hair dryer
  • Personal safe
  • Flat screen television with DVD and satellite reception
08 Dec 2017: $ 12,950.00
15 Feb 2018: $ 14,150.00

View Suite

Welcoming and comfortable, the View Suite provides a relaxing haven for even the utmost adventure-seeking guests. Complete a day spent exploring onshore with an evening unwinding in the comfort of your sitting area. Capture passing ocean scenes through your view window. Freshen up in your beautiful marbled bathroom before enjoying an elegant onboard dinner. Or cozy up under fine bed linens to watch an on-demand movie on the flat-screen television. Fall asleep easily, dreaming of the incredible experiences that await you the following day.

DIMENSIONS:192 sq ft / 18m2 with view window

NUMBER OF GUESTS: Up to 2

FEATURES
  • View window
  • Sitting area
  • Twin beds or queen-sized bed
  • Marbled bathroom
  • Choice of bathroom amenities
  • Writing desk
  • Hair dryer
  • Personal safe
  • Flat screen television with DVD and satellite reception
  • Wifi available (fees apply)
08 Dec 2017: $ 13,550.00
15 Feb 2018: $ 14,850.00

Vista Suite

Style and sophistication epitomises the Silver Suite and are a favourite among returning Silversea guests. And it’s really no wonder. From the minute you enter this suite, a spacious sitting area warmly welcomes you.

DIMENSIONS:192 sq ft / 18m2 with large picture window

NUMBER OF GUESTS: Up to 3

FEATURES
  • Large View window(s)
  • Sitting area
  • Twin beds or queen-sized bed
  • Marbled bathroom
  • Choice of bathroom amenities
  • Writing desk
  • Hair dryer
  • Personal safe
  • Flat screen television with DVD and satellite reception
  • Wifi available (fees apply)
08 Dec 2017: $ 15,750.00
15 Feb 2018: $ 18,350.00

Veranda Suite

A Silversea cruise signature, complete with floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open onto a private balcony with patio furniture. Veranda Suites lavishly accommodate three guests.

DIMENSIONS One Bedroom:736 SQ FT / 69M2 INCLUDING VERANDA (126 SQ FT / 12M2)

Two Bedroom:1,031 SQ FT / 96M2 INCLUDING VERANDA (175 SQ FT / 16.5M2)

NUMBER OF GUESTS: Up to 3

FEATURES
  • Veranda or balcony with floor-to-ceiling glass doors
  • Sitting area
  • Twin beds or queen-sized bed
  • Marbled bathroom
  • Writing desk
  • Hair dryer
  • Personal safe
  • Flat screen television
08 Dec 2017: $ 19,250.00
15 Feb 2018: $ 21,650.00

Expedition Suite

Settle in to sumptuous surroundings and feel instantly “at home” in the Expedition Suite. With a spacious floor plan and two view windows, comfort comes easily in this warm and well-designed space. Unwind in your very own living room, complete with a convertible sofa for an additional guest. Journal the day’s incredible shore excursion experiences while seated at your writing desk. Rejuvenate with a hot shower or soak in the marbled bathroom’s full-sized tub. Rest comfortably among fine bed linens, assured you will be ready for tomorrow’s adventures.

DIMENSIONS:388-397 sq ft / 36-37m2 with two view windows or two large picture windows

NUMBER OF GUESTS: Up to 3

FEATURES
  • Two view windows
  • Living room (with convertible sofa to accommodate an additional guest)
  • Twin beds or queen-sized bed
  • Marbled bathroom with full-sized bath and separate shower
  • Choice of bathroom amenities
  • Walk-in wardrobe with personal safe
  • Hair dryer
  • Writing desk
  • Two flat screen televisions with DVD and satellite reception
  • Laundry service
08 Dec 2017: $ 22,150.00
15 Feb 2018: $ 25,050.00

Medallion Suite

A mark of distinction. Sumptuous. Spacious. Rich textures and panoramic views surround you with distinguished luxury. The perfect summary of The Medallion Suite offered by the world’s best cruise line.

DIMENSIONS One Bedroom:587 SQ FT / 55M2 INCLUDING VERANDA (89 SQ FT / 8M2)

Two Bedroom:400 sq ft / 37m2 including a private balcony (86 sq ft / 8m2)

NUMBER OF GUESTS: Up to 2

FEATURES
  • Large teak veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors
  • Sitting area
  • Twin beds or queen-sized bed
  • Marbled bathroom with shower
  • Personal safe
  • Hair dryer
  • Writing desk
  • Two flat screen televisions with DVD and satellite reception
08 Dec 2017: $ 23,550.00
15 Feb 2018: $ 26,750.00

Silver Suite

FARES FROM $ 15,780.00

Spacious, with a welcoming sitting area, a marbled bathroom and your own private balcony with patio furniture. Silver Suites can accommodate three guests.

DIMENSIONS:422 sq ft / 39m2 including 2 French balconies (30 sq ft / 3m2)

NUMBER OF GUESTS: Up to 3

FEATURES
  • Veranda or balcony with floor-to-ceiling glass doors
  • Sitting area (with convertible sofa to accommodate an additional guest)
  • Twin beds or queen-sized bed
  • Marbled bathroom
  • Large wardrobe with personal safe
  • Vanity table with Hair dryer
  • Writing desk
  • Two flat screen televisions with DVD and satellite reception
08 Dec 2017: $ 26,450.00
15 Feb 2018: $ 30,250.00

Grand Suite

Expertly designed and exquisitely appointed. Ideal for entertaining friends while you cruise or enjoying a quiet dinner “at home”. Whatever you wish.

DIMENSIONS:618 sq ft / 57m2 including a private balcony (86 sq ft / 8m2)

NUMBER OF GUESTS: Up to 4

FEATURES
  • Teak veranda(s) with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors
  • Living area with sitting area
  • Twin beds or queen-sized bed
  • Marbled bathroom(s) with full-sized bath
  • Walk-in wardrobe(s) with personal safe
  • Vanity table with Hair dryer
  • Writing desk(s)
  • Two flat screen televisions with DVD and satellite reception
  • Direct-dial telephone(s)
08 Dec 2017: $ 29,350.00
15 Feb 2018: $ 33,650.00

Owner's Suite

The name says it all. A stylish apartment. Prestigious and classic. For those whose standards are higher than most. For those who expect the finest from a luxury cruise.

DIMENSIONS:728 sq ft / 67m2 including a private veranda (158 sq ft / 15m2)

NUMBER OF GUESTS: Up to 4

FEATURES
  • Large teak veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors
  • Living area with sitting area
  • Twin beds or queen-sized bed
  • Marbled bathroom(s) with full-sized bath
  • Walk-in wardrobe(s) with personal safe
  • Vanity table with Hair dryer
  • Writing desk(s)
  • Two flat screen televisions with DVD and satellite reception
  • Direct-dial telephone(s)
Silver Privilege Fares

All Silver Privilege Fares shown are cruise-only, in US dollars, per guest, based on double-occupancy. Fares are capacity controlled, and subject to change at any time without notice. Availability of all suite categories cannot be guaranteed. Fares for single guests are available upon request. Additional restrictions may apply

Single Occupancy and Third Guest Rates are available upon request. Call us at 1800 - 345 - 3324

All fares, savings, offers, itineraries and programmes are subject to change without notice. Voyage highlights, excursions and enrichment programmes are subject to change and/or cancellation without prior notice. All information contained herein is accurate and in effect at time of publication. Silversea reserves the right to correct any errors and omissions, and to cancel any offered product or service in the event of such error or omission. Additional restrictions may apply.

Included in this Cruise

  • Included one night pre-cruise hotel
  • Included transfers (between airport/hotel and ship)
  • Included charter flight to/ from Ushuaia
  • Included luggage handling
  • Personalised service – the best crew-to-guest ratio in expedition cruising
  • Butler service in every suite and stateroom – 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 room service – available 24 hours aboard Silver Explorer, and from 06:00 to 23:00 aboard Silver Galapagos and Silver Discoverer
  • Enrichment lectures by a highly qualified Expeditions Team
  • Guided Zodiac, land and sea tours, and shoreside activities led by the Expeditions Team
  • Complimentary Haglöfs Parka
  • Gratuities always included in your fare
  • Free WiFi throughout the ship; unlimited in select suite categories

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Park Tower's impeccable service includes a 24-hour concierge, in-room dining, and butler service on every floor. Additionally, two pools, a gym with massage parlors, and a top restaurant make us the first choice of the city's most discerning guests.

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PRE-POST CRUISE HOTEL - POST-CRUISE GRANDE HOTEL: ALVEAR PALACE

The most elegant hotel in Buenos Aires, the Alvear Palace Hotel is located in the heart of La Recoleta, surrounded by impeccable restaurants, boutiques and it is only five minutes away from the financial district.

The Hotel has 191 guestrooms & suites. Elegantly decorated in Empire and Louis XV style. They offer the following services: Butler service for Suites, Hermes de Paris toiletries, flower arrangements and fresh fruits, direct fax line, DVD player and pc upon request and access to wi fi internet.

The Alvear Spa and Fitness center an indoor swimming pool, high- tech fitness equipment, Kinesis, sauna, body and facial treatments.

L´Orangerie restaurant features excellent lunch and the classic Alvear Tea. At La Bourgogne celebrated chef Jean Paul Bondoux draws on his vast experience to offer the most refined French cuisine in Buenos Aires.

Committed to the highest international standards of excellence, the Alvear Palace Hotel is member of The Leading Hotels of the World, and internationally awarded among the top 20 hotels in the world by prestigious media such as Conde Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure, among others.

PRE-POST CRUISE HOTEL - POST-CRUISE SIMPLY HOTEL: PARK TOWER

Situated in the heart of vibrant, cosmopolitan Buenos Aires, Park Tower epitomizes the city's inimitable allure. Inside the hotel, exquisite décor and innate elegance seduce while outside, unlimited and enriching activities await-just steps away.

Park Tower's impeccable service includes a 24-hour concierge, in-room dining, and butler service on every floor. Additionally, two pools, a gym with massage parlors, and a top restaurant make us the first choice of the city's most discerning guests.

The regal 23-floor hotel offers 181 captivating Biedermeier-style guest rooms with refined Italian marble bathrooms. Upgrades to Deluxe Corner Suites, two Terrace Suites, and the top-floor St. Regis Suite with spectacular city views and unparalleled opulence are available.

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