Summary : Departing Ushuaia on January 30, 2019, Silversea’s ultra-luxurious ice-class crossover, Silver Cloud, will journey between Antarctica’s highlight destinations, before setting course for Chile’s Valparaiso via the Chilean Fjords. Subsequently, guests will set sail for the South Pacific Region, calling at Easter Island, the Pitcairn Islands, and French Polynesia, ahead of arriving in Papeete, Tahiti. Bora Bora, the Cook Islands, and the Samoa Islands are next, before Silver Cloud arrives in Lautoka, Fiji. After Vanuatu, the Solomon Islands and the remarkable Papua New Guinea, guests will reach Cairns, Australia. Subsequently, the spectacular Kimberley Coast beckons, before guests unlock various destinations in Indonesia and arrive in Singapore. Following another 10 days spent exploring the pristine islands of Indonesia, Silver Cloud will set sail for Sri Lanka and Cochin, India. After calling at Mormugao, guests will cross the Arabian Sea to Muscat, before discovering various other destinations in Oman and Egypt, including a transit of the famous Suez Canal. Then, Rhodes, Symi, Naxos and Folegandros will lead to Piraeus (Athens). Various calls in Greece, Albania and Tunisia will precede Silver Cloud’s arrival in the Italian islands of Sicily and Sardinia. Guests will then continue their expedition to Algeria and Spain, before reaching Lisbon, Portugal. A number of destinations in Portugal and Spain will then characterise the adventure, before France and the United Kingdom. Part of an emphatic conclusion, guests aboard Silversea’s 2021 Expedition World Cruise will then explore the highlights of Iceland, ahead of calls in the Svalbard Region and the voyage’s conclusion in Tromsø, Norway, on July 16, 2021.
Activities : Birding, Culture, Hiking, Kayaking, Photography, Snorkeling, Triple/Quad Cabins
$99,000 to $400,000
Embark the ship in Ushuaia in the evening and begin your World Expedition as you head to Antarctica!
This itinerary is subject to change. ExpeditionTrips is not responsible for itinerary changes.
Although travel insurance is not mandatory to participate in this voyage, ExpeditionTrips strongly recommends Emergency Medical/Evacuation coverage which includes coverage for cancellation, trip disruption, baggage and personal property. Other conditions may apply based on pre-existing conditions. ExpeditionTrips can assist U.S. residents with travel protection options.
Utilize the ship's Photo Studio as a hub for the multifaceted enrichment program. With both private and group lessons, guests can learn to master the art of digital photography through the Academy, which provides an array of specialty workshops for both beginners and pros.
Special Onboard Guest Experts: The list below are just a sample of the 21 experts that will be onboard
Felicity Aston, MBE
EXPLORER, SCIENTIST, SPEAKER AND AUTHOR
Felicity Aston is the first and only woman in the world to ski across Antarctica alone. The 1744km, 59-day journey completed in January 2012 also made her the first person in the world to traverse the continent purely by muscle power without the aid of kites or machines, earning her a place in the Guinness Book of World Records. In 2015 she was awarded the Queen’s Polar Medal for services in Antarctica and was appointed MBE for services to Polar Exploration.
Prof. Glenn Summerhayes
Professor Summerhayes is a leading expert in Pacific Archaeology, with particular focus on the prehistory of Papua New Guinea. He has over 35 years research experience working in Papua New Guinea, focusing on all aspects of its archaeology from first colonisation, Holocene adaptation, the Lapita phenomenon and the development of societies seen at contact. In 2004 he took up the Chair of Anthropology at Otago University, New Zealand having previously been Head of the Department of Archaeology and Natural History in the Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, Australian National University. He is affiliated with both the University of Papua New Guinea and the National Museum and Art Gallery of Papua New Guinea. In 2014 he was awarded a New Year Honour by Queen Elizabeth II of PNG becoming an Officer of the Order of Logohu (OL) for his contribution to Archaeology in Papua New Guinea.
EGYPTOLOGIST, WRITER AND BROADCASTER
Dr Chris Naunton is an Egyptologist,writer and broadcaster. He has frequently appeared on television and radio in the UK and internationally, most notably as the presenter of ‘The Man Who Discovered Egypt’, 'Secrets of King Tut’s Treasures', and ‘The Pharaoh in the Suburbs’. He is the author of Searching for the Lost Tombs of Egypt (2018) and Egyptologists’ Notebooks (forthcoming, 2020). He was Director (CEO) of the Egypt Exploration Society from 2012 to 2016 and in 2015 he was elected President of the International Association of Egyptologists. He lives in London.
David A Aguilar
AUTHOR, SPACE ARTIST & ASTRONOMER
David A. Aguilar is an internationally recognized astronomer and author of astronomy-themed non-fiction books designed for space learners of all ages. His expertise lies in showing us the fascinating connections between the universe, nature, and ourselves. He has the spirited ability to open minds to his exciting views of space and its wondrous worlds of discovery.
Business Class air from select gateways (or $2,000 per guest non-use air credit); charter flight from Santiago to Ushuaia in economy; pre-voyage hotel night in Santiago; private transfer from airport to hotel; group transfer from hotel to pier in Ushuaia; private transfer post-cruise from pier to airport; Bon Voyage reception pre-voyage; $2,000 onboard spending credit per guest; exclusive world cruise events (private dinner at Robert Louis Stevenson's house, evening at the China Club, dinner in Tower Bridge 132 feet above the Thames River, evening excursion to Kjarnaskogur Forest in Iceland with dinner); all excursions; shipboard accommodations; Wi-Fi onboard ship (1x device per guest for Vista-Deluxe Veranda; 2x devices per guest for Medallion-Owner's suites); parka; backpack; one voyage highlights DVD per cabin; most meals onboard ship; butler service; most beverages onboard ship; laundry service (limits may apply); gratuities onboard ship (except spa); visa fees imposed by US, Canadian, UK, German and Australian passport holders will not be passed on to guests. Royal Suite, Grand Suite, Owner’s Suite also receive two hours of worldwide telephone use from your suite, and one dinner for two at La Dame per suite per segment. Subject to change without notice.
Airfare; transfers and luggage handling; boot rental; meals onboard at La Dame Restaurant unless mentioned above as included; some alcoholic premium beverages; travel insurance; government fees and taxes; visa and passport expenses unless mentioned as included; gifts, items of a personal nature, and spa charges; fuel surcharge may apply.
Photos ©: Creative Services at Silversea Cruises; Elliott Neep (polar bear); Jennifer Santoyo (penguins)