Silversea restarts Antarctica cruises with Silver Explorer from Puerto Williams (Chile)

   November 21, 2021 ,   Cruise Industry

The ultra-premium brand Silversea reached an agreement with Chilean authorities for homeporting in Punta Arenas and Puerto Williams (Navarino Island) for the winter 2021-2022 season.

Silver Explorer commenced her scheduled departures from Puerto Williams on November 10, 2021.

Silver Cloud joined the fleetmate in Antarctica, setting sail from Punta Arenas on November 14.

DAP Antarctic Airways is providing Silversea’s passengers with private flights between Santiago (Valparaiso) and Puerto Williams. It is also the carrier selected to offer the flight component of Antarctica Bridge, the cruise line’s new fly-cruise program providing the fastest and most direct route to Antarctica.

Silversea will inaugurate its Antarctica Bridge fly-cruise package on December 11, enabling guests to skip Drake Passage and fly straight to Antarctica to start the cruise. Another season highlight is the special Deep South Expedition cruise which will spend 20 days beyond the Antarctic Circle, trying to reach a latitude of 69 degrees south, commencing on January 27, 2022.

Silversea’s 3rd ice-class boat, Silver Wind, has left the drydock at Remontowa shipyard in Gdynia-Gdansk (Poland). The ship will debut as an expedition vessel in May 2022 in the Mediterranean, prior to heading to Northern Europe and the Arctic for the summer.

Silversea’s Antarctic itinerary program is based mostly on 10-day voyages (Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetlands), as well as shorter roundtrips (5, 6, or 9 days) by the Antarctica Bridge fly-cruise program. Longer voyages visit the South ShetlandsFalklandsAntarctic Peninsula, South Georgia, Elephant Island.

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