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Antarctica Bridge Fly and Cruise

Antarctica can be closer than you think - fly business class on a private plane, exclusively for Silversea guests, from Punta Arenas straight to King George Island to start your cruise right in the heart of Antarctica. Includes pre and post-cruise hotel stays in Punta Arenas, return flights from the UK and private business class flights between Punta Arenas and Antarctica

Fly Cruise
6 nights

Luxury Expedition Holiday
  • Cuverville Bay
  • Half Moon Island
  • South Shetland Islands
  • Punta Arenas
  • Adelie Penguins, Antarctica

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Silversea’s new Antarctica Bridge cruise offers guests the most direct and fastest way to reach Antarctica. Fly over the Drake Passage from Punta Arenas to King George Island in business-class comfort on a private plane reserved exclusively for Silversea's guests. This saves a total of four days at sea, and includes a bespoke in-flight entertainment programme with Zodiac and IAATO briefings that are tailored entirely for Antarctic expeditions to prepare you for the unique adventure ahead.

Discover the otherworldly beauty of the White Continent in ultimate luxury accompanied by an on-board team of scientists and experts who will explain the wildlife, geology and marine life encountered. Itineraries are intentionally unstructured allowing for moment-by-moment flexibility.

Staying longer at sites of particular interest, or making slight detours whenever weather, nature or curiosity dictate, the Expedition Leader will work closely with the Captain to maximise opportunities for adventure and exploration based on prevailing weather, wildlife activity and sea/ice conditions. Inflatable Zodiac boats allow exploration to places which would otherwise be inaccessible. They are not only incredibly safe and secure, but also provide opportunities for up-close explorations.

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Antarctica Bridge Fly and Cruise Itinerary

Day 1 - King George Island (Antarctica)

Transfer to the airport for the private business class flight to King George Island in Antarctica.

Day 2-6 - Antarctic Sound - Antarctica Peninsula - South Shetland Islands

With five full days in Antarctica, guests will enjoy an unprecedented level of flexibility to discover each destination. Historic sites that may be visited in the Antarctic Sound include Paulet Island, Hope Bay and Brown Bluff where Adelie and Gentoo Penguins breed, as do Kelp Gulls, Cape Petrels, Snow Petrels and Skuas. Weather permitting there may be the chance to walk onto a nearby glacier and cruise on a Zodiac past the Argentine Station Esperanza to see the penguins, Weddell seals and Blue-eyed Shags. Whilst cruising the Antarctica Peninsula there is the possibility of up-close encounters with marine mammals. Watch for seals sunbathing on slow-moving ice floes and for humpback, minke and orca whales to surface from the waters. Some of the places we may visit ; Aitcho Islands, heavily populated by penguins - gentoos and chinstraps; Brown Bluff, a flat-topped mountain, Paradise Bay which is on the Antarctic peninsula and houses the Base Brown research station; the rock formations of Petermann Island and colonies of blue-eyed shags, the sunken volcano on Deception Island and the WWII listening station at Port Lockroy, now a museum. 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. Silversea’s Expedition Team will guide Zodiac tours, shore experiences, kayaking tours, and provide lectures on the region’s fascinating geology, wildlife and history to enrich the journey for guests. In addition to witnessing remarkable tabular icebergs, guests might witness penguin rookeries, herds of seals, pods of whales, and an array of bird species.

Day 7 - King George Island

Disembark ship in King George Island and transfer to the airport for the private business class flight to Punta Arenas

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 6-night luxury cruise aboard Silver Explorer
  • 1-night pre-cruise hotel stay in Punta Arenas
  • 1-night post-cruise hotel stay in Punta Arenas
  • Return overnight flights from the UK and overseas transfers
  • Private Business Class flights between Punta Arenas and King George Island
  • 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
  • Open-seating dining
  • Welcome Reception and Bon Voyage Dinner in Punta Arenas
  • Expert naturalists and special guest lecturers on board
  • Complimentary expedition gear
  • One hour free Wi-Fi per day for all guests and unlimited WiFi for guests in selected suites
  • Butler service for all guests
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