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Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Antarctic Luxury Expedition

A 21-night luxury all-inclusive Silversea Expedition to the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and the Antarctic Peninsula on board superb expedition vessel Silver Explorer. Includes pre-cruise hotel stay in Buenos Aires, return flights from the UK and charter flights between Buenos Aires and Ushuaia

Fly Cruise
21 nights

Luxury Expedition Holiday
  • Antarctic Iceberg.  Photo: Jim Hofman
  • South Georgia
  • Magallen Penguins. Photo:  Yellow Cat Flickr
  • Falkland Islands
  • Gentoo Penguin

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This luxury expedition cruise with a hotel stay in Buenos Aires gives the traveller a rare view of the wildlife and unique landscape of the Antarctic Peninsula accompanied by an expedition team of scientists and experts.

Follow in the footsteps of early explorers across Antarctica and see unique wildlife in its natural wilderness habitat, including albatross, rockhopper, Magellanic and king penguins, and seals resting on moving ice floes. Explore the Falkland Islands visiting the nature reserve on New Island and stroll through the streets of Stanley, capital of the Falklands. Discover the breathtaking destination South Georgia with its snow-covered mountains and sail across the spectacular Antarctic Peninsula.

Itineraries are intentionally unstructured, as following only a tentative schedule allows for moment-by-moment flexibility. The expedition leader will work closely with the Captain to maximise the opportunities for adventure and exploration. Inflatable Zodiac boats allow exploration of places that would otherwise be inaccessible and provide opportunities for up-close explorations.

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Antarctic Luxury Expedition Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Buenos Aires (Argentina)

Overnight flight from the UK to Buenos Aires.

Day 2 - Buenos Aires

Arrive in Buenos Aires and transfer to the hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 3 - Ushuaia

Check out of your hotel and transfer to the airport for your charter flight from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia, where you'll embark Silver Explorer.

Day 4 - At sea

As Silver Explorer sails to the Falkland Islands, the on-board team of expert guides will give a preview of the expedition area.

Day 5 - West Point Island (Falkland Islands) - Saunders Island

Today's adventure introduces the remarkable beauty of the remote Falkland Islands. Watch out for Peale's dolphins and Commerson's dolphins as Silver Explorer approaches West Point Island. Learn about the island's unique vegetation including the rare Felton plant. Saunders Island is where the first British settlement was located, and wildlife here includes gentoo, king, rockhopper and macaroni penguins as well as imperial shags and black-browed albatrosses.

Day 6 - Stanley

Stanley is the capital of the remote Falkland Islands, and has a distinct British ambience. Stroll through the charming streets of this colourful little town, lined with quaint cottages and a variety of traditional pubs. Visit the 19th-century Anglican cathedral and wander through the small local museum. Some lingering reminders of the 1986 Falklands War between Britain and Argentina may still be seen though the island has settled back to its quiet business of raising sheep.

Day 7-8 - At sea

Two days at sea on board Silver Explorer with time to savour amenities usually found only on larger ships, including a spa, sauna, fitness centre, live evening entertainment and two top-deck whirlpools.

Day 9-11 - South Georgia

South Georgia is a beautiful and rugged island wildlife sanctuary. Its snow covered peaks, blue glacier ice and emerald green bays are breathtaking sights which can be explored from the ship's zodiacs. As well as being inhabited by many sea and land birds and seals, this area was explored by Captain James Cook and Ernest Shackleton. Possible visits include: Cooper's Bay where their in a zodiac expedition to see the icebergs and penguins; Gold Harbour where a large king penguin colony can be found; Grytviken where there is a historic whaling station and burial site of famous explorer Shackleton and Salisbury Plain.

Days 12-13 - At sea

Further time to enjoy the on board facilities and lectures from the Expedition Team. The Silver Explorer has a Connoisseur's Corner, formerly The Humidor, where guests can enjoy fine cigars and cognacs.

Day 14 - Elephant Island (South Shetland Islands)

It is from this island that Sir Ernest Shackleton set out for South Georgia in a small boat in 1916, undertaking one of the most remarkable sailing journeys of all time and returning 132 days later to rescue his men.

Days 15-17 - Antarctic Sound - Antarctic Peninsula

Antarctica is one of earth's last great frontiers. Silver Explorer follows in the footsteps of pioneering spirits to a land of pristine and unspoilt landscapes. Our itinerary will be dictated by sea and weather conditions, but weather permitting, exploration of Antarctica's natural diversity continues. Passing thick pack ice which shimmers beneath a southern sky, watch out for icebergs and for whales breaching the surface of the water.

Day 18 - South Shetland Islands

The South Shetland Islands are made up of nine major islands and the region was the first to be used by sealers in the early 19th century. Chinstrap, Adelie, Gentoo and Macaroni Penguins all breed here.

Days 19-20 - Drake Passage

Returning to South America through the Drake Passage, the clarity of the air affords spectacular views of the southern night skies. This is the area known as the Antarctic Convergence where the cold polar water meets warmer equatorial water.

Day 21 - Ushuaia (Argentina)

Disembark Silver Explorer in Ushuaia and fly to Buenos Aires, then on to the UK.

Day 22 - UK

Arrive back in the UK.

Please note this itinerary is subject to weather conditions

Price Includes

  • 18-night luxury cruise on Silver Explorer. All ocean-view accommodation with complimentary 24-hour room service
  • 1-night pre-cruise hotel stay, Buenos Aires
  • Return flights from the UK and overseas transfers
  • Charter flights between Buenos Aires and Ushuaia
  • Crew to guest ratio of nearly 1 to 1
  • Complimentary, hosted adventures ashore
  • Onboard gratuities
  • Complimentary fine wines, champagnes, spirits, bottled water and soft drinks served throughout the ship
  • Expert naturalists and special guest lecturers on board
  • Complimentary parka
  • One hour free Wi-Fi per day for all guests and unlimited WiFi for guests in selected suites
  • Butler service for all guests

Special Features

  • Embark on a luxurious expedition to the best far-flung destinations in the world aboard Silver Explorer, a purpose-built expedition ship unlike any other. Designed specifically for navigating waters in some of the world's most remote destinations, including both of earth's polar regions, the 6,072-ton vessel has a strengthened hull with the highest Lloyd's Register ice-class notation (1A) for passenger ships. With eight Zodiac boats, her 132 guests can visit even the most off-the-beaten path locations. Experience the thrill of a true expedition aboard Silver Explorer. Venture deep into regions where other vessels cannot go whilst enjoying a privileged lifestyle that is simply second-to-none.
Map for Antarctic Luxury Expedition