Punta Arenas, Antarctic Peninsula & South Shetland Islands
Cruise, Nature & Wildlife
Join the worldâ€™s most illustrious explorers as you sojourn into the untouched Seventh Continent. Sail across maze of fjords flanked by huge glaciers on a zodiac, hike through pristine natural beauties and befriend colonies of penguins, seals, whales and seabirds.
In this program, we have handpicked the best expedition ships for discerning travellers looking for the right blend of unique excursions, insightful lectures hosted by expert naturalists, and modern comfort.
Our journey begins at Punta Arenas in Chile. A local representative will meet you for a pre-cruise briefing and transfer you to your hotel.
Start from Santiago, and take a charter flight to Punta Arenas.
Board a charter flight to King George Island, thereby reducing the Drake Passage crossing from 2 days into 2 hours, per way. Board your ship and spend time on deck looking for wildlife or attend the expert-hosted presentations on history, wildlife and glaciology to prepare you as we gradually approach the Ice Continent.
Sail along the untamed landscape of snow-blanketed fjords, cathedral-sized icebergs, and calving glaciers. Depending on the weather condition, each day will bring new discoveries into your adventure. Partake in zodiac excursions across remote bays in the company of curious penguins, whales, orcas, seals, or seabirds one day, then hike through the vast wilderness of spongy tundra, crusty snow, or sandy beach on another day.
Depending on your selected sailing dates and ships, there may be optional activities such as sea kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, snowshoeing and overnight camping at supplement cost, which we recommend to book in advance as they are highly popular. Kindly enquire to find out more.
[For Silver Endeavour] the itinerary includes one additional day in the Antarctic Peninsula.
[For Hans Explorer] the itinerary includes two additional days in the Antarctic Peninsula.
Having exchanged stories of a lifetime with fellow travellers over a glass of champagne, you will disembark at King George Island and board a charter flight back to Punta Arenas.
After breakfast, you will catch your flight home or continue on your onward journey.
Modern expedition vessel custom-built for Antarctic air-cruises, with all cabins except Porthole cabins featuring private balconies.
(Launched: 2019; Guest Capacity: 73; Rooms: 50; Restaurant: 1)
Distinct and comfortable, refined and roomy, the 172-guest World Explorer is an all-balcony, all-suites expedition ship perfect for polar exploration. It’s one of the finest ships in our fleet and offers six tiers of deluxe accommodation.
(Launched: 2019; Guest Capacity: 140 for Antarctica Express; Rooms: 86; Restaurants: 1)
Sailing to both poles, this newest addition to Silversea fleet redefines the meaning of ultra-luxury expedition cruising. Her PC6 ice-class rating is one of the highest in the industry. Spread over eight public decks, not only does she feature ample onboard space, multiple restaurants, plus a huge choice of bars and lounges, but her large and luxurious suites are some of the best in expedition cruising. Superbly designed, all her suites feature a balcony and the highest standards of service thanks to an impressive crew-to-guest ratio of 1:1.
(Launched: Nov 2022; Guest Capacity: 200; Rooms: 100; Restaurants: 4)
*Rates are based on 12 pax
Hanse Explorer is a true expedition yacht in every sense. Ice-classed and built to handle the most challenging waters. Newly installed (2020) retractable stabilizers keep her steady at sea. 2021 also brought a multi-million dollar refit to provide the yacht with a new, contemporary look. Hanse Explorer’s accommodations for 12 adventurous guests are smart and nautical. A spacious saloon and adjacent dining room feature large windows to bring stunning scenery indoors. An expansive aft deck is used for frequent al fresco dining.
(Refurbished: 2021; Guest Capacity: 12; Rooms: 7)
Antarctica 21 & Quark Expeditions
Silver Endeavour (Additional)
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