Silversea Expeditions to retrace Shackleton

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Silversea Expeditions, will operate a series of unique voyages to Antarctica in 2015 and 2016 to mark the centenary of explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Endurance expedition. World-renowned explorers Rebecca Stephens MBE and Michael Palin CBE will be supporting this historic event with Silversea Expeditions and the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG).

In November 2015, marking 100 years since the Endurance’s voyage, the first in a series of unique Silversea expedition voyages will depart Ushuaia, Argentina, to retrace Shackleton’s journey to Antarctica.

Explorer and journalist Rebecca Stephens MBE, who was the first British woman to climb Everest and the Seven Summits, will be on Silver Explorer as part of the exclusive onboard enrichment programme providing an insight into her experiences while trekking in some of the most remote regions on the planet.

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During November, Silversea and the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) will host a unique Shackleton experience at the RGS headquarters for one evening in central London with the renowned travel writer, broadcaster and actor Michael Palin CBE as guest of honour.

The evening will mark the opening of a major exhibition “The Enduring Eye: the Antarctic Legacy of Sir Ernest Shackleton and Frank Hurley,” which will be held at the RGS from the end of November 2015 to the end of February 2016.

Guests booking one of the Antarctica 18-day voyages in November 2015, January, February, and December 2016, will hear from distinguished historians on board and visit iconic areas of the Antarctic including where Shackleton and his crew were stranded for 105 days.

Silversea’s long-term partnership with the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) will bring other benefits for those booked to travel on the Silver Explorer. An exclusive onboard exhibition will show a specially curated gallery of images by the Endurance’s official photographer Frank Hurley, who documented the expedition on film and through iconic stills photography.

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