Silversea Cruises restarts in Antarctica from Punta Arenas, Chile

   September 8, 2021 ,   Cruise Industry

The ultra-premium brand Silversea Cruises reached an agreement with Chilean authorities for homeporting in Punta Arenas for winter 2021-2022 season.

Silversea's Antarctica-based ships Silver Cloud and Silver Wind are due to set sail from Punta Arenas, while Silver Explorer will continue with the scheduled departures from Puerto Williams (Navarino Island) starting November 2021.

Passengers of Silver Cloud and Silver Wind will fly into Valparaiso (Santiago, Chile) where they'll benefit from an overnight hotel stay prior to flying into Punta Arenas the next day to embark on the vessel. Those travelling on Silver Explorer will embark in the port of Puerto Williams, except the guests benefitting from the company’s Antarctica Bridge, which is the first ultra-luxury fly-cruise service to Antarctica, that will see travellers fly from Punta Arenas to King George Island (South Shetland Islands).

Silversea’s Antarctica collection features a series of mostly 10-day voyages of the Antarctic Peninsula and the South Shetland Islands, as well as shorter trips of 5, 6, or 9 days as part of the line's Antarctica Bridge fly-cruise program. Longer cruises encompass the South Shetlands, Falklands, Antarctic Peninsula, South Georgia, Elephant Island

In addition, a pair of ‘Deep Antarctica’ itineraries spend 20 days beyond the Antarctic Circle, attempting to reach a latitude of 69 degrees south. A pair of unique sailings offer guests the opportunity to witness the solar eclipse on December 4, 2021, from Antarctica.