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King George Island to King George Island Fly Cruise with Silversea

King George Island to King George Island Fly Cruise with Silversea

From USD $15,500

Description

The frozen continent at the end of the earth is well worth the wait. The coldest, highest and driest of all seven continents, Antarctica begs discovery. Be humbled by the solitude and emptiness, as pods of seals lazily bask on floes, waddles of penguins dive (and thrive) in the icy waters and humpbacks – the most magnificent of all maritime beasts; breach gracefully before your very eyes.

Trip Name
King George Island to King George Island Fly Cruise with Silversea
Days
8
Overview
Vessel Type: Luxury Expedition Length: 108 metres Passenger Capacity: 144 Built / refurbished: 1989 / 2008 / 2018 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 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.

Itinerary



Day 1 - Day 1 Punta Arenas
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Day 2 - Day 2 Fly to Antarctica & King George Island
With its 1,150km² King George Island is the largest of the South Shetland Islands. One of the islands closest to South America and only some 120 kilometers from the Antarctic Peninsula, King George Island was first seen by William Smith in 1819 and was named after George III, King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and King of Hanover. Despite the fact that almost 90 percent of the island’s surface is covered by ice and glaciers, 10 different nations have permanent bases or stations set up on Fildes Peninsula, along the shores of Maxwell Bay and at Admiralty Bay. Base Eduardo Frei Montalva (named after Chile’s president when the meteorological station was opened in 1969) is Chile’s most important in Antarctica as it has an airstrip used for flights from and to Punta Arenas and the civilian settlement Villa Las Estrellas. Even though the island boasts so many stations and base personnel, the island still has other summer inhabitants one regularly connects with Antarctica: Adelie, Chinstrap and Gentoo Penguins. Weddell and leopard seals can be seen in the water or on the shore, and seabirds like the Giant Petrel are never far off.
Day 3 - Day 3 Antarctic Sound
Few voyages ignite the imagination like a journey down to one of the planet’s most remote, extreme and enchanting wilderness, Antarctica. An adventure in its purest form, only a handful of people will ever be lucky enough to experience the majestic beauty of these monochrome landscapes first-hand. The Antarctic Sound will be one of your first encounters of this whitewash kingdom, located at the northerly tip of the Antarctic Peninsula - which sprawls up like a tentacle towards Tierra del Fuego, South America’s most southerly point, otherwise known as the ‘End of the World’. Taking its name from the first ship to brave the passageway between the peninsular and the Joinville Island groups back in 1902, the Sound is a raw, sensory assault of imposing iceberg slabs, broken away from the disintegrating Larsen Ice Shelf. Come face-to-face with stadium-sized islands of ice and meet the extraordinary birdlife that call this whitewash kingdom home. Watch on, as colonies of Gentoo penguins hop around, and cape petrels sweep overhead, as the continent’s unique wildlife thrives around you. If you’re planning your first venture into Antarctica, you’ll want to brush up on your photography skills in advance, to capture this unforgiving continent in all of its unrestrained glory. Read our blog for tips on how to ensure that your photos do justice to the adventure of a lifetime.
Day 4 - Days 4 - 6 Antarctic Peninsula
The Antarctic Peninsula unravels upwards towards South America, reaching out a beckoning finger to the adventurous, who dare to explore this untamed realm. Stretching up from the heart of the world’s southernmost continent, the Antarctic Peninsula lies a mere 620 mile from Tierra del Fuego and, for many, offers a spectacular first taste of the snow-blanketed landscapes and colossal ice sculptures, which make up Earth’s least-explored continent. Unseen by humans until 1820 - a blink of an eye ago in relative terms - this is an adventure sure to make your hairs stand on end, as you experience the thrill of the truly unknown and extraordinary. The vast peninsula is sprinkled with research bases, which are at the frontline of human scientific endeavour, pushing to study and understand this unique landscape, its exceptional wildlife, and the impact that humans are having on this pristine continent. Witness cathedral-sized icebergs up close, and blue-hued glaciers, slowly slipping from imposing locations like Hope Bay. Blanched mountain peaks cover the peninsula, and you’ll find thousands of adorable Adelie penguin pairs thriving undisturbed in this peninsula’s unique setting.
Day 5 - Day 7 South Shetland Islands
The ice-coated Antarctic Peninsula forms perhaps the most accessible region of mainland Antarctica, lying a mere 480-miles away from South America, across the fabled waters of Drakes Passage. Lying close to the northwestern tip of the Antarctic Peninsula, separated by the Bransfield Strait, the South Shetland Islands fall under the jurisdiction of the Antarctic Treaty, suspending claims on their sovereignty. Several countries maintain research bases here, and with plump elephant seals, and crowds of Gentoo, Chinstrap and Adelie Penguins also calling the islands home, it can even feel a little crowded at times. King George Island is the largest and most hospitable island, hosting the majority of the research stations - some of which are populated all-year-round by tiny, hardy crews. Don’t be fooled though, these islands offer extraordinary adventure in one of the most remote locations on earth. The triple peaks of Mount Foster tower above the archipelago, and you’ll feel your heart pumping a little quicker, as you sail into the core of Deception Island’s magnificent collapsed volcano caldera. Hike the luna landscapes within, and even dip into the improbably warm, geothermally-heated waters of Pendulum Cove. Elephant Island, meanwhile, is written deep into the annals of Antarctic expedition legend, as the site where Ernest Shackleton and the stricken crew of the Endurance miraculously survived a harsh Antarctic winter, in 1916.
Day 6 - Day 8 Fly to Punta Arenas
Disembarkation.
Day 7 - Please note:
Itineraries are subject to change.

Trip Dates

StartEndPrice FromRoom Type
27-11-202205-12-2022USD $15,500Adventurer Suite. From
27-11-202205-12-2022USD $16,500Explorer Suite. From
27-11-202205-12-2022USD $17,700View Suite. From
27-11-202205-12-2022USD $18,400Vista Suite. From
27-11-202205-12-2022USD $25,500Veranda Suite. From
27-11-202205-12-2022USD $31,600Medallion Suite. From
27-11-202205-12-2022USD $33,600Silver Suite. From
27-11-202205-12-2022USD $35,200Grand Suite. From
27-11-202205-12-2022USD $38,800Owner's Suite. From
18-12-202226-12-2022USD $27,000Explorer Suite. From
18-12-202226-12-2022USD $29,100View Suite. From
18-12-202226-12-2022USD $30,500Vista Suite. From
18-12-202226-12-2022USD $43,000Veranda Suite. From
18-12-202226-12-2022USD $56,400Medallion Suite. From
18-12-202226-12-2022USD $57,000Silver Suite. From
18-12-202226-12-2022USD $60,100Grand Suite. From
18-12-202226-12-2022USD $66,300Owner's Suite. From
18-12-202226-12-2022USD $25,900Adventurer Suite. From
27-12-202204-01-2023USD $25,900Adventurer Suite. From
27-12-202204-01-2023USD $27,000Explorer Suite. From
27-12-202204-01-2023USD $29,100View Suite. From
27-12-202204-01-2023USD $30,500Vista Suite. From
27-12-202204-01-2023USD $43,000Veranda Suite. From
27-12-202204-01-2023USD $54,200Medallion Suite. From
27-12-202204-01-2023USD $54,300Silver Suite. From
27-12-202204-01-2023USD $60,100Grand Suite. From
27-12-202204-01-2023USD $66,300Owner's Suite. From
05-01-202313-01-2023USD $18,000Adventurer Suite. From
05-01-202313-01-2023USD $21,000Explorer Suite. From
05-01-202313-01-2023USD $22,600View Suite. From
05-01-202313-01-2023USD $23,600Vista Suite. From
05-01-202313-01-2023USD $33,000Veranda Suite. From
05-01-202313-01-2023USD $39,000Medallion Suite. From
05-01-202313-01-2023USD $41,300Silver Suite. From
05-01-202313-01-2023USD $45,700Grand Suite. From
05-01-202313-01-2023USD $50,500Owner's Suite. From
17-01-202325-01-2023USD $17,800Adventurer Suite. From
17-01-202325-01-2023USD $20,800Explorer Suite. From
17-01-202325-01-2023USD $22,300View Suite. From
17-01-202325-01-2023USD $23,300Vista Suite. From
17-01-202325-01-2023USD $32,600Veranda Suite. From
17-01-202325-01-2023USD $40,500Medallion Suite. From
17-01-202325-01-2023USD $42,800Silver Suite. From
17-01-202325-01-2023USD $45,200Grand Suite. From
17-01-202325-01-2023USD $49,900Owner's Suite. From
23-01-202331-01-2023USD $17,800Adventurer Suite. From
23-01-202331-01-2023USD $20,800Explorer Suite. From
23-01-202331-01-2023USD $22,300View Suite. From
23-01-202331-01-2023USD $23,300Vista Suite. From
23-01-202331-01-2023USD $32,600Veranda Suite. From
23-01-202331-01-2023USD $40,500Medallion Suite. From
23-01-202331-01-2023USD $42,800Silver Suite. From
23-01-202331-01-2023USD $45,200Grand Suite. From
23-01-202331-01-2023USD $49,900Owner's Suite. From
29-01-202306-02-2023USD $15,600Adventurer Suite. From
29-01-202306-02-2023USD $16,600Explorer Suite. From
29-01-202306-02-2023USD $17,800View Suite. From
29-01-202306-02-2023USD $18,500Vista Suite. From
29-01-202306-02-2023USD $25,600Veranda Suite. From
29-01-202306-02-2023USD $31,700Medallion Suite. From
29-01-202306-02-2023USD $32,100Silver Suite. From
29-01-202306-02-2023USD $35,300Grand Suite. From
29-01-202306-02-2023USD $38,900Owner's Suite. From
03-02-202311-02-2023USD $15,600Adventurer Suite. From
03-02-202311-02-2023USD $16,600Explorer Suite. From
03-02-202311-02-2023USD $17,800View Suite. From
03-02-202311-02-2023USD $18,500Vista Suite. From
03-02-202311-02-2023USD $25,600Veranda Suite. From
03-02-202311-02-2023USD $31,700Medallion Suite. From
03-02-202311-02-2023USD $32,100Silver Suite. From
03-02-202311-02-2023USD $35,300Grand Suite. From
03-02-202311-02-2023USD $38,900Owner's Suite. From
02-12-202310-12-2023USD $17,800Adventurer Suite. From
02-12-202310-12-2023USD $20,800Explorer Suite. From
02-12-202310-12-2023USD $22,300View Suite. From
02-12-202310-12-2023USD $23,300Vista Suite. From
02-12-202310-12-2023USD $32,600Veranda Suite. From
02-12-202310-12-2023USD $40,500Medallion Suite. From
02-12-202310-12-2023USD $42,800Silver Suite. From
02-12-202310-12-2023USD $45,200Grand Suite. From
02-12-202310-12-2023USD $49,900Owner's Suite. From

Inclusions

    • Fly in style to the last continent and indulge in 100% Antarctic beauty. Antarctica can be closer than you think.
    • Skip the Drake Passage to fly Business Class from Punta Arenas straight to Antarctica. Let Silver Explorer take you across the continent, immersed in the otherworldly beauty of the most extreme latitudes on the planet.

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