Cruiseco is now offering travellers the opportunity to explore the Antarctic Peninsula, Drake Passage, the Falkland Islands and Georgia & Sandwich Islands, aboard Silversea’s newly transformed expedition vessel, Silver Cloud. This 21-night fly, cruise and stay holiday enables guests to marvel at ice formations, mountains and glaciers.
Departing Ushuaia on 21 December 2017, prices start from AU$24,295 per person, based on twin share, staying in a Veranda Suite, or AU$25,135 per person staying in a Deluxe Veranda.
Prices include: return economy airfare from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane or Adelaide to Buenos Aires; return economy airfare from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia; pre and post-cruise accommodation; and transfers throughout.
Package prices departing from Perth are AU$24,495 per person and AU$25,329 per person for a Veranda Suite and Deluxe Veranda respectively. Guests have the option to upgrade to business class from AU$6,574 per person.
Carolyn Mackley, National Marketing Manager, Cruiseco, said, “We are particularly delighted to offer guests a spectacular cruise to Antarctica aboard Silver Cloud, as this is Silversea’s latest addition to the cruise line’s expedition fleet. Silver Cloud, which was the first ship to launch the Silversea fleet in 1994, has undergone a spectacular, multi-million dollar transformation into an ice-class expedition vessel, which now enables her to explore polar waters. This incredible transition offers guests luxury, style and comfort which is synonymous with Silversea’s classic ships.
“This wonderful fly, cruise and stay holiday has it all, breathtaking landscapes, close encounters with wildlife and enriching, immersive explorations with a team of experts. Guests can spend Christmas Eve in the colourful Stanley, and New Year’s Day witnessing the seals and penguins that call Elephant Island home. This remarkable expedition voyage showcases the beauty of this remote region through guided tours and activities led by a team of up to 19 dedicated experts, to ensure guests leave with the best experiences from their voyage.
“With a guest capacity of just 200 in polar-regions, our guests will enjoy the highest levels of personalised and attentive service on board. The limited capacity also allows all guests to disembark at the same time to explore each region. Silver Cloud offers the luxury distinctions that Silversea is renowned for, combined with the strength and manoeuvrability required for expedition cruising.”
Highlights of the voyage include:
- Ushuaia – known as the world’s southernmost city and ‘Land at the End of the World’
- The Falkland Islands – New Island and West Point Island are ideal destinations to observe the local wildlife including penguins, birds and dolphins. Stanley, the capital of the Falkland Islands, offers a British village atmosphere
- The Antarctic Peninsula – a white wilderness of iceberg sculptures, glaciers and marine mammals
- Drake Passage – combines the cold polar waters with the warmer equatorial waters. Known as The Antarctic Convergence, this natural boundary attracts a plethora of whales and seabirds
Inclusions while on board Silver Cloud, consist of: all meals, excluding speciality restaurants; complimentary beverages; sophisticated entertainment and butler service on board; in-suite bar with your beverage preferences; one-hour complimentary Wi-Fi per guest, per day; allshore excursions and zodiac landings led by an Expert Expedition Team; enrichment lectures by a highly qualified Expeditions Team; complimentary Parka; and Gratuities on board ship.
*Prices are valid for a limited time only and capacity controlled. Prices are subject to availability and change.