Air Bridge to Antarctica in 2021
CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: Silver Explorer will resume sailing from 31 October 2020. Should Silversea have to cancel your cruise, you will receive a 125% cruise fare refund in the form of a Future Cruise Credit (FCC), which can be applied toward any future cruise. The FCC is valid for two years from issuance. Guests on voyages departing before 31 December 2020 are allowed to cancel for any reason up to 48 hours prior to departure and will still receive the FCC. The FCC value may be used to enhance a future cruise by choosing a longer itinerary or upgrading the stateroom category. FCC are transferable to family and friends, and can be used partially and applied on more than one new booking.
Skip sailing the notorious Drake Passage and fly to Antarctica straight from Punta Arenas in 2021. Revel in the beauty and overwhelming power of nature. Meet the personal challenge of reaching the earth’s last great wilderness frontier. You’ll cruise across seas of glass, passing giant prisms of ice riding an ink-blue sea. And you’ll share the landscape with bellowing elephant seals and raucous rookeries of penguins. Silversea’s luxury Antarctica cruises offer the highest standards of comfort, safety and style.
Price from: €13,410 pp (all inclusive)
Types: Couples, Groups, Solo Travellers, Honeymoon, Explorers
Discover more about Silversea’s voyages in Antarctica and life on board in this online travel guide.
Day 1: Fly Dublin to Punta Arenas.
Day 2: Arrive Punta Arenas. Overnight in hotel.
Days 3 – 8: Skip sailing across the notorious Drake Passage and instead take the ‘Antarctica Bridge’. Fly from Punta Arenas straight to King George Island where you board the Silver Explorer (see below for more details). The ship departs at 6pm, marking the start of your 6 days exploring the Antarctic Sound, the Antarctica Peninsula and the South Shetland Islands.
Day 9: The ship docks early back in King George Island in time for your business class flight to Punta Arenas where you stay for one hotel night.
Day 10: Fly back to Ireland.
Departures in 2021 & 2022:
- 11, 17, 23 & 29 December 2021.
All departures now ‘waitlist’ availability only.
These all-inclusive prices vary depending on the time of year and any special offers that may apply. Silversea has other ships / itineraries on offer in Antarctica, sailing in and out of Ushuaia, which are less expensive. Please ask us for details.
|Date||Ship||All Inclusive price per person sharing an outside Adventure suite from|
|11 Dec 2021||Silver Explorer
|17 Dec 2021||Silver Explorer||€13,410|
|23 & 29 Dec 2021
Prices correct at time of print (July 2020). E&OE. Subject to availability at time of booking.
- Economy Class round trip air between Ireland and Punta Arenas
- Business Class round trip air between Punta Arenas and King George Island
- Transfers between airport, hotel & ship
- Highly qualified expedition team with experts in their field
- Excursions and activities, including exploration by Zodiac®
- Complimentary Expedition Gear
- Spacious suites with butler service
- Inclusive room-service, select wines, spirits and soft drinks throughout the ship
- Unlimited complimentary WiFi for all guests
- Gratuities always included
- Meals & beverages other than as stated
- Travel insurance (required)
- Optional excursions and tours
- Upgrade to a higher category suite. Additional cost will apply.
- Add pre- and post-cruise excursions in South America, e.g. to Iguazu Falls, subject to availability. Additional costs will apply.
Silversea’s purpose-built luxury Silver Explorer expedition cruise ship has been designed specifically for navigating waters in some of the world’s most remote destinations, including both of earth’s polar regions. A strengthened hull with a Lloyd’s Register ice-class notation (1A) for passenger vessels enables the Silver Explorer Expedition Cruise Ship to safely push through ice floes with ease. A fleet of 12 Zodiac boats allows Silversea Expedition guests (max 144) to visit even the most off-the-beaten path locations and an expert Expedition Team provides insight and understanding to each unforgettable Silver Explorer luxury cruise adventure.
Even guests who plan to spend only sleeping hours in their stateroom will appreciate the distinctive touches of a cosy Adventurer Suite. After spending the day on a dynamic shore excursion, unwind in the ample sitting area or rejuvenate the mind with an invigorating shower. Features include: butler service, twin beds or queen-sized bed, pillow menu (9 types), marbled bathroom with shower with luxury bath amenities, flat-screen television(s) with interactive media library, 2 portholes, fitted wardrobe with personal safe, sitting area with writing desk, hair dryer, plush bathrobe, champagne on arrival plus a refrigerator and bar setup stocked with your preferences.
Image credits: Silversea Expeditions