Silversea shifts Antarctica sailings to Puerto Williams

Silversea Cruises, the global leader in ultra-luxury and expedition cruise travel, has changed its Antartica turnarounds to Puerto Williams. Guests travelling aboard the line’s three ice-class expedition ships – Silver Cloud, Silver Wind and Silver Explorer – will embark and disembark in Puerto Williams, Chile, for the 2022-2023 season, enjoying more convenient flight times, personalised service during an exclusive charter flight, and quicker transfers to the ship, among other advantages.

Part of the most comprehensive all-inclusive Antarctica offering, guests’ enhanced journeys to Antarctica will incorporate an overnight stay in a five-star hotel in Santiago, with a welcome reception dinner and breakfast; a comfortable transfer to Santiago’s airport the following day, with a flight departing from a private airport terminal; an exclusive charter flight to Puerto Williams, fully escorted by a Silversea’s representative; an upgraded, personalised flight experience, including extra legroom, greater luggage allowance, and regionally inspired gourmet lunch; a quicker transfer to the ship in Puerto Williams; and upon disembarkation from the ship, a direct transfer to the airport and charter flight to Santiago for the onward journey.

Departing from Puerto Williams will also enable Silver Cloud and Silver Wind to call at Cape Horn in southern Chile on select voyages, conditions permitting, enabling travellers to disembark at one of the continent’s southernmost point.

Silversea’s three ultra-luxury expedition ships offer the most broad-ranging selection of Antarctica itineraries to curious travellers, who journey in the cruise line’s trademark level of comfort.

This curated range of expedition cruises includes a series of 10-day explorations of the Antarctic Peninsula and the South Shetland Islands, as well as shorter sailings aboard Silver Explorer from King George Island as part of Silversea’s Antarctica Bridge fly-cruise programme – which unlocks the fastest, most direct route to Antarctica. Longer voyages encompass the Antarctic Peninsula, South Shetland Islands, Falkland Islands, Elephant Island, and South Georgia. Moreover, a ‘Deep Antarctica’ itinerary will spend 20 days tracing a path beyond the Antarctic Circle, attempting to reach a latitude of 69 degrees south.

Each all-suite, butler-serviced ship features specialist expedition experts who lead immersive shore excursions for guests. These experienced and talented professionals offer informative lectures, discussions and recaps on board, in addition to Zodiac and kayak tours, hikes, and nature walks ashore – all of which are included in the fare.