Antarctica. Earth’s last great wilderness frontier and a place that's all but untouched by humanity. The power of nature here is overwhelming; the wildlife enchanting; the experiences almost unimaginable. This is truly a once-in-a-lifetime adventure, and one that's on many travellers' bucket lists.

Cross the fabled Drake Passage and experience everything for which this icy continent is renowned: striking scenery of mountains, glaciers and icebergs, not to mention the staggering abundance of wildlife.

As you cruise around this captivating collection of isles at the bottom of the world, you’ll cross seas of glass, passing giant prisms of ice riding a cobalt sea, sharing the landscape with bellowing elephant seals and raucous rookeries of penguins, unafraid and unperturbed by your presence. The Falklands feel like a charming British village. Nightingale Island is said to be home to pirate treasure, and South Georgia is awash with countless tales of Antarctic exploration.

And when it comes to your own Antartic exploration, the ship's fleet of Zodiacs will get you closer to all the seals, penguins and albatrosses, amongst others. Watch young penguins take their first tentative dives into the ocean, and Leopard Seals recline in the afternoon sun. You can also take a hike to the top of Cuverville Island – or watch icebergs float majestically across the Lemaire Channel. There's time for more quaint pursuits, too: like afternoon tea in the Falklands, probably the southernmost afternoon tea in the world!

Antarctica is a remote and otherworldly destination that once beckoned intrepid explorers like Shackleton and Amundsen.  Join their ranks as you get up close to this continent and its surroundings – whether you're setting foot on this incredible continent or taking to the water on one of Silversea's thrilling guided Zodiac excursions.


Expedition Highlights
  • Marvel at the spectacular iceberg sculptures and calving glaciers
  • Set foot on the otherwordly continent of Antarctica
  • Encounter Gentoo, Chinstrap and Adelie Penguins
  • Spot seals – elephant, Antarctic fur, Weddell, leopard and crabeater
  • Keep an eye out for whales – humpback, Minke, orca, pilot, and beaked
  • Identify seabirds – see if you can check off the Snowy Sheathbill, Antarctic Cormorant, Kelp Gull, Antarctic Tern, Cape Petrels, Wandering Albatrosses, Southern Fulmars, Blue-eyed Shags, Southern Giant Petrels, skuas, Black-browed Albatrosses, Wilson's Storm-petrels, or Sooty Shearwaters​
​​Classic Antarctica

10 Days ​- Ushuaia to Ushuaia (round-trip)​​

​​​Day 1

Embark Silver Explorer in Ushuaia, and bid farewell to Tierra del Fuego, the ‘Land at the End of the World’

​Days 2-3

​Drake Passage

​Days 4-8

​Antarctic Peninsula

​​​Aitcho Islands, South Shetland Islands (just off the Antarctic Peninsula at the entrance to the English Strait)

Brown Bluff, Tabarin Peninsula (a 2200-foot bluff on the Antarctic continent)

Cuverville Island, Errera Channel

Paradise Bay (on the Antarctic Peninsula)

Paulet Island

Petermann Island, Wilhelm Archipelago

Pleneau Island, Wilhelm Archipelago

Port Foster, Whalers Bay (Deception Island)

Port Lockroy, Goudier Island

​Days 9-10

​Drake Passage Return

​Day 11

After breakfast, disembark Silver Explorer in Ushuaia and transfer to the airport for your charter flight to Buenos Aires.

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