14-night Antarctica Expedition Cruise

Cruise Line:
Silversea Cruises
Ship:
Silver Explorer
Destination:
Ushuaia/Santiago
Departure Date:
2/25/2018
Length:
14
Offer ID:
1251183
from
$7800

The Signature Collection – Exclusive Amenities
The Signature Collection Sailings offer Exceptional Value and Exclusive Amenities.


EXCLUSIVE AMENITIES (per couple):

  • $500 Shipboard Credit

Silversea's purpose-built Silver Explorer expedition ship (formerly the Prince Albert II) 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 Silver Explorer to safely push through ice floes with ease. A fleet of 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 cruise adventure.

$300 per Couple CLIA Shipboard Credit.

Please contact your travel consultant for more information.*

*Promotion is subject to availability, may not be combinable with certain fares or other amenity offers, is capacity controlled and may be withdrawn at any time. Other restrictions apply.

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Itinerary

Destination
Arrival
Departure
Ushuaia
Suggested Private Excursion
2/25/2018
2/25/2018 5:00:00 PM

The world's southernmost city, Ushuaia overlooks Beagle Channel, named after the ship that took Charles Darwin to the bottom of the world. Founded just over one hundred years ago, this rustic town is situated amidst incredible snowcapped mountains, dramatic waterfalls, massive glaciers, and a forest known for its red foliage. Tierra del Fuego, the "Land of Fire," twelve miles to the west of Ushuaia, is known for its glacial landscape and its national park, which is a bird-watcher's paradise.

Suggested Private Excursions

Ushuaia: National Park Tour - 4 hours

Ushuaia - Lakes Off-Road – 8 hours

Ushuaia – National Park, Trekking & Canoas (7 hours - Active sightseeing)

Garibaldi Glacier
2/26/2018 7:30:00 AM
2/26/2018 12:00:00 PM

The Glacier lies in the Garibaldi Fjord, a narrow passage strewn with floating ice in shades of blue and green, and waterfalls that come down the steep mountainsides. At the head of this picturesque fjord, take in the quiet splendor of the retreating Garibaldi Glacier. The area also offers travelers extraordinary sights and an abundance of sea lions, the occasional sighting of dolphins and whales and the astonishing array of seabirds and marine life.

Punta Arenas
Suggested Private Excursion
2/28/2018 8:00:00 AM
2/28/2018 12:00:00 PM

Punta Arenas is the southernmost city on Earth, overlooking the Straits of Magellan. Situated astride one of the world's historic trade routes, its prosperity has risen and fallen with that trade. Punta Arenas enjoyed its first great boom during the California Gold Rush, when it served as a haven for great clipper ships. Although the port's importance diminished after the opening of the Panama Canal, the city reached even greater prosperity early in this century as the center of Chile's international wool trade. Today, Punta Arenas reflects a great mix of cultures, from English sheep ranchers to Portuguese sailors, and it remains an utterly fascinating testament to the Chile's rich history. Punta Arenas is also the starting point for excursions to some of the most spectacular scenery in the world.

Suggested Private Excursions

Punta Arenas: Exploring the End of the World - 3.5 hours

Punta Arenas: Flavors of Patagonia - 4 hours

Punta Arenas - A day on a Patagonian Ranch - 5 hours

Puerto Natales
3/2/2018
3/2/2018

Puerto Natales is located on the coast of southern Chile. Here you'll have one spectacular experience after another -- seeing fjords, glaciers and perhaps encountering whales. And just a short distance inland you are reminded that this is Patagonia, home to Andean condors, guanacos and rheas (cousins of the ostrich), all of which can be found in monumental Torres del Paine National Park.

Chilean Fjords
3/3/2018
3/3/2018

The Chilean Fjords offer some of the most awe-inspiring sights of your journey. Simply look to the sky to see graceful Andean condors floating on the wind. Bring a camera to capture sights of incredible jagged walls of glacier ice rising up from the sea. And for pure enjoyment, watch the antics of the flightless, tuxedoed Magellanic penguins.

Pio XI Glacier
3/4/2018 12:30:00 PM
3/4/2018

The biggest glacier in South America can be found in the Bernardo O’Higgins National Park, the biggest national park in Chile.

English Narrows
3/4/2018 8:10:00 PM
3/4/2018

The English Narrows is an 11 mile long passage located in Chile's southwestern Coast in the Messier Channel. Vessels pass through with the proper wind and tide, as the passage is only 200 yards (180 m) wide.

Tortel
3/5/2018 10:30:00 AM
3/5/2018 4:30:00 PM

No information currently available.

At Sea
3/6/2018
3/6/2018

No information currently available.

Castro
3/7/2018 8:30:00 AM
3/7/2018 5:30:00 PM

Castro, with some 20,000 inhabitants, is the capital of Isla Grande de Chiloé and an island of dense forests and undulating hills. Between the Isla Grande and the mainland, the Golfo de Ancud and the Golfo de Corcovado are dotted with many smaller islands of archipelagic Chiloe. The distinctive character of the island has been influenced by 200 years of isolation from the mainstream of Spanish colonial development as well as its dependence on the sea. Castro is especially noted for its variety of styles in housing including the palafitos, which are dwellings built on stilts above the water. It also has a splendid cathedral, several museums and a renowned handicraft market, all of which make Castro an attractive place to visit. Its isolation has encouraged self-reliance and also a friendliness toward visitors that has changed little since Darwin remarked more than a century and a half ago, "I never saw anything
more obliging and humble than the manners of these people."

Puerto Montt
Suggested Private Excursion
3/8/2018 6:00:00 AM
3/8/2018 5:30:00 PM

Evocative of Switzerland, Chile's lake district is noted for its pristine, almost Alpine scenery and bracing climate. Visit Lake Llanquihue (pronounced "Yankee-way"), and explore the rugged coastline leading to Ensenada. Marvel at a Fuji-like volcano, Mount Osorno, which rises to a height of 8,500 feet. View the rushing falls and turbulent rapids of Petrohue and cruise the blue-green waters of placid Lake Todos Los Santos. Taste Chilean country specialties and enjoy folklore entertainment at a rustic hosteria.

Suggested Private Excursions

Puerto Montt: The Llanquihue Lake Experience - 6 hours

Puerto Montt: A Journey into Chile's Oldest National Park - 4 hours

Puerto Montt: The Route of the Pioneers - 7 hours

Niebla
3/9/2018 11:30:00 AM
3/9/2018 6:30:00 PM

Niebla is a coastal town located at the mouth of the Valdivia River in Chile. In the summer months, visitors will enjoy visiting Niebla's beautiful beach and folk market. History lovers may also be interested in viewing  the ruins of a Spanish colonial fort and its accompanying museum to learn more about Chile's interesting colonial past.

At Sea
3/10/2018
3/10/2018

No information currently available.

Santiago (Valparaiso)
Suggested Private Excursion
3/11/2018 8:00:00 AM
3/11/2018

Santiago, with over four million people, is the fifth-largest city in South America. Standing in a wide plain 1,800 feet above sea level, Santiago boasts a beautiful setting. Snow-capped peaks of the Andes chain provide a dramatic backdrop. Tastefully laid-out public gardens contribute to the beauty of the city. However, Santiago also suffers from horrendous traffic and a high percentage of pollution. The heart of Santiago is the Plaza de Armas, flanked by the cathedral, the archbishop’s palace, the National History Museum and fine arcaded buildings lined with shops. The two-mile-long Avenida O’Higgins is the major thoroughfare, commonly known as the Alameda. There is a splendid view over the city from San Cristobal Hill, crowned by the statue of the Virgin Mary.

Suggested Private Excursions

Valparaiso: Encounter with the Art - 4 hours

Valparaiso - Wines of the Casablanca Valley

Valparaiso: Wines of the Aconcagua Valley

Valparaiso: Quintay & Santiago

Itinerary subject to change without notice. Please confirm itinerary at time of booking.

Rates are capacity controlled, subject to availability and change without notice.

Stateroom Description & Pricing Info

Oceanview Cruise Only Price  
AC - Adventurer Class $7800
EC - Explorer Class $9600
Suite Cruise Only Price  
VS - View Suite $10400
VI - Vista Suite $10800
VR - Veranda Suite $13300
EX - Expedition Suite $15500
ME - Medallion Suite $18100
SL - Silver Suite $19300
G1 - Grand Suite $21400
O1 - Owner's Suite $23900

*** WAITLIST: Availability in this category is to be advised. Please contact us to request a quote.

Port, security and handling fees, government fees and taxes are included in the fare. Price does not include airfare, transfers and airline government fees and taxes.

Departure Date:
2/25/2018
Number of Nights
14
Cruise Inclusions:
  • Spacious Ultra-Luxury Suites - over 85% with Private Verandas
  • Butler Service - All Suites
  • Complimentary Beverages Served Throughout the Ship
  • Gratuities
  • Open-Seating Dining
  • In-Suite Dining and 24-Hour Room Service
  • In-Suite Beverages
  • Free Wi-Fi Throughout the Ship*
  • Transportation into Town

As of January 2016, every guest will receive at least one free hour of Wi-Fi per day, with select suites receiving unlimited Wi-Fi.

Available Addons:

 

  • Optional shore excursions
  • Air/Hotel Program
  • Hotel-Only Program
  • Extra Night Accommodations
  • Transfer-Only Package
  • Air Upgrades and Special Requests

 

Remarks:
Cruise Only Fares are in US dollars, per person, based on double occupancy. In addition to the rates listed above, guests are also required to purchase Silversea's Air Charter Package on select voyages for an additional charge to be added at the time of booking.

All fares are quoted in US Dollars.

Offer ID:
1251183

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Company Info

Kathleen Stahl Travel Services
529 36th Street
Des Moines, IA 50312
(515) 271-8091