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Silversea Unveils New Departure Port for Antarctica Expeditions

Beginning in November 2021, Silversea will debut Puerto Williams, Chile as its new departure port for Silver Explorer’s expedition cruises to Antarctica. The addition of Puerto Williams, Silversea says, may have friends journey seamlessly between Santiago and Antarctica, with personal flights enhancing their consolation. Situated on Isla Navarino within the Beagle Channel on the southern tip of South America, Puerto Williams is a sparsely populated frontier city, surrounded by snow-capped peaks.

Non-public Flights Included

As a part of Silversea’s all-inclusive Antarctica package deal, friends will depart from a personal terminal in Santiago, Chile on an unique lunchtime flight reserved just for Silversea friends to Puerto Williams—with further legroom and extra baggage allowance. Escorted by a Silversea consultant in the course of the flight, friends can take pleasure in a set of connoisseur experiences impressed by S.A.L.T., Silversea’s new culinary program. Upon arrival in Puerto Williams, friends won’t must clear customs; as a substitute, they’ll take pleasure in a fast switch that can whisk them on to the pier to embark Silver Explorer

Following their expedition cruise to the “White Continent,” friends will once more board a personal plane for the return flight from Puerto Williams to Santiago. The round-trip, personal flight service enhances an array of all-inclusive Antarctica package deal advantages, reminiscent of round-trip transoceanic flights in economic system class (or decreased enterprise class airfares) to Santiago; a welcome dinner reception and one-night, pre-cruise resort keep in Santiago; transfers and baggage dealing with between airport, resort and ship; and a post-cruise in a single day resort keep (with transfers) for friends who do not need a return worldwide flight on the day of disembarkation.  

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The personal flight profit is facilitated by Silversea’s partnership with DAP Antarctic Airways—the service chosen to offer the flight part of Antarctica Bridge, Silversea’s fly-cruise program that can present the quickest, most direct path to Antarctica, beginning with Silver Explorer voyages in December 2021.

Three Expedition Ships

Silversea has three expedition ships—Silver ExplorerSilver Cloud and Silver Wind—servicing Antarctica in the course of the area’s summer time season. Every all-suite, butler-serviced ship has specialist consultants who lead shore excursions for friends; these professionals provide lectures, discussions and recaps on board, along with Zodiac and kayak excursions, hikes and nature walks ashore—all of that are included within the fare. 

Silversea’s Antarctica assortment features a sequence of 10-day (or 12-day) explorations of the Antarctic Peninsula and the South Shetland Islands, in addition to shorter sailings of simply 5, six, or 9 days as a part of the Antarctica Bridge fly-cruise program. Longer journeys embody the Antarctic Peninsula, the South Shetland Islands, the Falkland Islands, Elephant Island and South Georgia. Two “Deep Antarctica” itineraries will spend 20 days tracing a path past the Antarctic Circle, as they try to achieve a latitude of 69 levels south. Plus, two distinctive sailings will provide the prospect to witness the photo voltaic eclipse on December 4, 2021, from Antarctica.

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