Silversea has revealed two brand-new fly-cruise itineraries for its 2021 season. The sailings will visit the frozen landscapes of Antarctica in 2021, with private jets available to fly people over the Drake Passage in business-class comfort.
The cruise lines’ Senior Vice President of Tour Operating, Expedition & Destination Management said:
“This is a defining moment for Silversea’s expedition offering: Antarctica Bridge will revolutionise the way in which our guests discover Antarctica. […] Many will still choose to cross the epic Drake Passage, which is an unforgettable experience in itself, but Antarctica Bridge is perfect for time-conscious travellers, as it will immerse guests into the White Continent in a shorter timeframe.”
With flights from Chile’s Punta Arenas to King George Island in Antarctica, travellers will cross the 670 miles of the Drake Passage in just two hours – a journey which would typically take four days to sail. Guests will then spend five full days – the same length of time as on Silversea’s conventional Antarctica voyages – exploring the destination alongside the cruise line’s team of expedition experts.
What’s included in Silversea’s new fly-cruise offering?
- Round-trip economy class to Punta Arenas (Chile)
- Private flight to and from Antarctica (King George Island)
- One night, pre-cruise and post-cruise hotel stay in Punta Arenas
- Expedition gear including parka, waterproof trousers, walking poles, rubber boots, expedition backpack and water bottle
- Welcome reception and bon voyage dinner (in Punta Arenas)
- Pre- and post-cruise meals
- Transfers between airport and hotel, and luggage handling, when guests take international air through Silversea
- Silversea’s standard expedition inclusions, which comprise guided Zodiac tours and shore side activities, led by the Expedition Team; enrichment lectures; butler service for every suite; and many additional amenities.
The flight service is reserved exclusively for Silversea guests and has been specially adapted to land on King George’s Island. There is a bespoke in-flight entertainment programme, which will include Zodiac and IAATO briefings on the Antarctic expeditions.
The whole journey is just nine days, which is perfect for time-conscious travellers and building on the cruise line’s already existing offering of 10- and 18-day sailings. This then leaves a choice of 59 itineraries for cruisers to choose from when looking to visit Antarctica with Silversea.
You can view our bespoke itinerary here, which includes all of the above.
If you would like to know more about the sailing, or want to make a booking, call our Cruise Concierge on 0808 202 6105 for expert advice.
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