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Antarctica Cruises

If you ever wanted to be an astronaut and visit distant, ice covered planets, but you just missed the final cut, you can still redeem yourself and partially fulfill those dreams by taking an expedition cruise to the "White Continent," ANTARTICA. And the best part about it is; you won’t have to do it in one of those cramped, little old space capsules. Unlike the early Antarctic explorers, these days, you can combine luxury with adventure.

Antarctica is one of the most pristine wildernesses on this planet. Table shaped ice bergs of all sizes, ten thousand foot peaks rising out of the sea, brilliant turquoise glaciers, and long summer days with brilliant colors as dusk quickly turns back into daylight. And unlike those planets in deep space, the continent is filled with an unbelievable amount of wildlife. There are penguin colonies with tens of thousands of breeding pairs, under the watchful eyes of albatrosses, whose 10-13 foot wing spans allow them to soar and glide over hundreds of miles of ice covered landscapes. You can find colonies of Elephant, Weddell, Leopard and Fur seals, basking on the edge of an ice flow. Humpback , Minke, and Orca whales can be seen breaking the surface of the water up to their full lengths.

Ushuaia, Argentina is the typical departure point for Antarctica cruises. These 10-21 day journeys include a two-day crossing of the Drake Passage. Peninsula trips always include the Shetland Islands, while the longer trips (18-21) days include South Georgia and the Falkland Islands and add more time at sea. Trips primarily go to ice-free coastal zones from November to March, during the continent’s summer. Day light can extend up to 20 hours plus and temperatures can occasionally climb into the 40’s along the peninsula.

Basically, you will be sailing across a lot of water to your first destination. Although the accommodations and food service are excellent on most of the ships, you can forget the fancy disco, gambling casinos and glitzy floor shows. These cruises are about the wildlife, scenery and meeting new friends. So, during the passage, educate and entertain yourself by attending onboard presentations on topics such as seabirds, whales, seals, geology, glaciology, history taught by shipboard experts on Antarctica, such as naturalist and scientist. Your particular cruise line may even add courses in photography, because your camera may be the most important part of your personal gear on board. Weather and time permitting, the crew transports passengers from the ship to land in Zodiac landing craft. These are large rubber boats with motors from which you can get close up and personal with a lot of the wild life in the area. Landings are typically geared toward the large penguin colonies, but may also provide great views of resting seals. Always remember that weather and ice rule! Plans and itineraries can change at any given time.

Your return trip to the embarkation port may not be as exciting as a fiery reentry at 25,000 mph, but it will be quite and comfortable, leaving you time to reminisce and share memories with new found friends about all of the glorious adventures you have just experienced.

Antarctica Cruises Deals

Silversea Cruises - Last Minute SavingsDeal Details

Silversea Cruises - Last Minute Savings

Don't let these sail away! With our Last Minute Savings you can now get great value on a selection of worldwide voyages departing in the next few months. You will benefit from one-category suite upgrade AND an onboard credit of $1,000 per suite, which you can use for shore excursions, spa treatments, specialty restaurants and more.

* If the one-category upgrade is not available, guests receive instead $500 onboard credit per suite for a total of $1,500 onboard credit per suite.

Silversea Cruises - Antarctica All-Inclusive PackageDeal Details

Silversea Cruises - Antarctica All-Inclusive Package


All-inclusive fares now include pre-cruise hotel stay, transfers, charter flights to/from Ushuaia and luggage handling.

For a limited time only: $899 Roundtrip Economy Class Air to Buenos Aires or Santiago de Chile* or Business Class Air upgrade from just $2950 Roundtrip.

Silversea Cruises - 2019 Sailings Now AvailableDeal Details

Silversea Cruises - 2019 Sailings Now Available

Now open for reservations — Weave an unforgettable tapestry of memories with Silversea’s superb 2019 itineraries. With over 300 destinations, this is your chance to discover the world in a completely unique way. From Asia to Africa, Antarctica to Alaska, Australia to America, Silversea’s 2019 itineraries cover every corner of the globe. With exclusive landing rights and more overnights and late departures than ever before, plus exceptionally high levels of personalised service and elite dining, Silversea’s cruises are like nothing else on Earth. At sea.

Silversea Cruises - 10% Savings Early Booking BonusDeal Details

Silversea Cruises - 10% Savings Early Booking Bonus

Book and pay in full by February 28th and save 10% on select 2018 and 2019 voyages* Whether you dream of a luxurious voyage with lavish surroundings or a thrilling expedition to the most remote places on the planet, take time now to plan ahead and save 10% on selected 2018 and 2019 cruises*. With voyages sailing to over 900 immersive destinations on all seven continents, the choices are remarkable and the savings are, too. Especially with everything else our fares include, from ocean-view suites, wines and spirits throughout the ship to free WiFi, included gratuities, a butler for every suite and more. *Excluding Full World Cruises.

Silversea Cruises 25% Single SupplementDeal Details

Silversea Cruises 25% Single Supplement

Silversea is delighted to welcome solo travellers aboard our intimate ships with single supplements starting at only 25% above our Silver Privilege Fares on select voyages. For single occupancy, a 25% single supplement will be added to the cruise fare on the voyages displayed below for suite categories up to Midship Veranda on Silver Cloud and Silver Wind, Veranda 4 on Silver Shadow and Silver Whisper, Veranda 6 on Silver Spirit, Vista on Silver Explorer, Deluxe Veranda on Silver Galapagos, and Veranda on Silver Discoverer. Every voyage includes a champagne Welcome Reception, to make it easier to meet and mingle with solo travellers, and on select voyages, Gentlemen Hosts are also available as dance partners or dinner companions. All-inclusive fares include a spacious, ocean-view suite, personalised butler service, complimentary wines and spirits, fine dining, sophisticated enrichment and entertainment programs, and all onboard gratuities.

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