Step aboard the Silver Explorer or the Silver Cloud for a voyage of discovery to visit the world's most fascinating and undiscovered continent. Sail in comfort across the famous Drake Passage before arriving into a landscape of snow and ice where the wildlife and scenery are utterly awe-inspiring.


  • Watching pods of Minke whales.
  • Bird watching - spot cape petrels, wandering albatrosses & Antarctic cormorants.
  • Spotting leopard and elephant seals basking in the sun.
  • Travel in style on board the Silver Cloud or Silver Explorer.
per person

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Destination Expert Charlie Lockwood


Antarctica Specialist


  1. Arrive
  2. Day 1 Depart Argentina

    Embark Silver Explorer or the Silver Cloud at the colourful and quite charming city of Ushuaia, the world's most southernmost city, and begin your voyage out to the Drake Passage. After dinner you will meet members of the crew and the expedition team.

    Overnight: Silver Explorer or Silver Cloud

  3. Day 2 Drake Passage

    Cross the Drake Passage where the cold water of the cold polar region converges with the warmer equatorial water attracting a variety of sea life. Familiarise yourself with the Silver Explorer and meet your fellow passengers, crew and specialist guides and lecturers.

    Overnight: Silver Explorer or Silver Cloud

  4. Day 3 Drake Passage

    Second day of Drake Passage with time to experience the southern ocean from deck and observe seabirds following in the Explorer's wake. Look out for sooty shearwaters, white-chinned petrels and black-browed albatross. The Drake Passage is viewed by expeditionists as a 'rite of passage' for anyone who visits Antarctica. There will be lectures and discussions on board conducted by naturalists and guest lecturers to prepare you for your arrival in Antarctica.

    Overnight: Silver Explorer or Silver Cloud

  5. Day 4 - 8 Antarctica

    The Antarctic Peninsular will come into view beginning with pack ice followed by vast sculptured towering icebergs.Silver Explorer will spend 5 days navigating the channels and inlets of the Antarctic peninsula observing the rich bird and marine life as well as the spectacular scenery. Watch for Minke and Orca whales breaking the waters or seals stretched out on ice floes. Landing sites (subject to weather and sea conditions) are scheduled to include nine areas, each of a specific interest for their native marine life, geology, glaciology and history. Step aboard a Zodiac to visit the Aitcho and South Shetland Islands, where Gentoo and Chinstrap penguin colonies make their home alongside leopard and southern elephant seals. See Brown Bluff, a flat-topped mountain on the Tabarin Peninsula where Adelie and Gentoo penguins breed. Visit Paradise Bay, where Argentina's Base Brown research station is situated and where it may be possible to set foot on the continent. The bay is famous for its magnificent mountains, icebergs and glaciers. Continue to Paulet Island, home to 80,000 - 90,000 Adelie penguins, and on to Deception Island, where you sail through a narrow breach known as Neptune's Bellows into the waters of a collapsed volcano. Witness the influences of human activity over the centuries from the early explorers to the British-built listening station constructed during World War II, now a museum. Evenings on board will include lectures and images relating to the day's activities and briefings on the days ahead.

    Overnight: Silver Explorer or Silver Cloud

  6. Day 9 - 10 Drake Passage

    Return crossing across the Drake Passage where you may keep watch for indigenous bird life.

    Overnight: Silver Explorer or Silver Cloud

  7. Day 11 Arrive Ushuaia

    Arrive into port in Ushuaia, Argentina and disembark.

  8. Depart


Low £ 7,830 $ 10,897


  • Per person based on two people sharing a cabin


  • All accommodation as detailed in the itinerary.
  • All meals whilst on board the ship.
  • Private transfers throughout.
  • All sightseeing, entrance fees and guide services as detailed in the itinerary.
  • Internal flights where detailed in the itinerary.


  • International flights.
  • Meals not indicated in the itinerary.
  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry, drinks, gratuities (discretionary).
  • Entrance fees and excursions not specifically mentioned as included.
  • Travel insurance or visa fees.

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