Guests travelling aboard Silversea Cruise’s Silver Cloud and Silver Whisper enjoyed a rare moment in the cruise line’s history when the two ships met in Antarctica’s Wilhelmina Bay on last Tuesday [4 February].
The rendezvous was a pioneering moment in more ways than one, as Silver Whisper became the first ever ship to visit Antarctica on a world cruise. Silversea’s ultra-luxury ship embarked upon the seven-continent ‘Legends of Cruising’ on 6 January 2020, and guests spent a total of four days exploring the Antarctic Peninsula between 4 February and 7 February. During the four-day Antarctica experience, travellers enjoyed many immersive expedition activities, including Zodiac tours and adventures ashore, as well as onboard lectures and workshops from the cruise line’s Expedition Team.
“The meeting of Silver Cloud and Silver Whisper in Antarctica is truly an incredible moment for Silversea Cruises,” said Conrad Combrink, Silversea’s Senior Vice President of Expeditions and Experiences Development. “It signifies the range of experiences on offer with our cruise line: whether travelling on the first-ever seven-continent World Cruise or journeying deep into the White Continent on the most luxurious ice-class ship afloat, our guests can enjoy a wealth of unforgettable experiences in ultimate comfort.”
From mid-November through February each year, Silversea’s guests travel deeper into Antarctica in ultimate comfort, exploring the region’s ice-dappled waters, glaciers and geothermal beaches, and admiring the continent’s unique wildlife. Starting in December 2021, Silversea is making it easier than ever to explore the White Continent with its revolutionary Antarctica Bridge – an ultra-luxury fly-cruise service that enables guests to fly over the Drake Passage in business-class comfort, approximately two hours each way.
Travellers seeking the ultimate expedition experience will be attracted to Silversea’s ‘Uncharted World Tour’ – the first-ever Expedition World Cruise. Departing from Ushuaia, Argentina, on 30 January 2021, guests travelling on this 167-day odyssey will enjoy an immersive exploration of the Antarctic Peninsula and the South Shetland Islands, before tracing a path through the South Pacific, Australia, Indonesia, the Mediterranean, Northern Europe and, ultimately, the Norwegian Arctic.