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King George Island to King George Island

Antarctica Bridge - Example 10 Day Cruise aboard Silver Endeavour
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Discover the wonders of Antarctica without the ordeal of crossing the legendary rough seas of the Drake Passage. Fly to King George Island, where the Silver Endeavour awaits to bring you to the white continent's stunning shores. Here, spend your days with expert guides who bring a new depth of understanding to the incredible sights you'll see: vast glaciers and sculptural icebergs, vibrant wildlife including numerous species of whales, penguins, seals, and wheeling seabirds. Each evening, enjoy the creature comforts of your luxurious ship. 
A whale comes up to say helloIce in AntarcticaAdmire Antarctic fur sealsBrilliant blue icebergs in Antarctic watersA leopard seal peeks at us over icePenguins navigating the icy slopesA whale plays near the surface at dusk.Mirror-smooth waters in the Lemaire Channel
Highlights
  • Visit Antarctica, Earth’s least-explored continent
  • Skip the notoriously rough waters of the Drake Passage on this fly-cruise
  • Discover King George Island, the largest of the South Shetland Islands
  • Admire incredible wildlife including Gentoo, Chinstrap & Adelie Penguins
Activity Level: Variable
Activity options vary depending on destination and operator. Activity level is determined by the range and intensity of activities you choose to participate in. Discuss with your Trip Planner which options are best for you.
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Day 1: Arrive in Santiago

Welcome to Santiago, the vibrant capital of Chile. Relax and spend the overnight here preparing for your adventure.

Day 2: Arrive in Punta Arenas

Arrive in Punta Arenas, Chile's southernmost city and the regional capital of the Magallanes y Antártica Region. Spend the night here relaxing and planning for your adventure.

Please note: Travelers who choose not to take advantage of last night's hotel in Santiago, or today's charter flights from Santiago to Punta Arenas, should plan to arrive at the Punta Arenas hotel by 3PM today.   Weather at King George Island will drive the overall schedule of this trip, so there's a slight chance you might fly to Antarctica this evening!  

Day 3: Fly to King George Island | Embark

Fly from Punta Arenas to King George and embark on Silver Endeavour for your Polar adventure.

With its 1,150km² King George Island is the largest of the South Shetland Islands. One of the islands closest to South America and only some 120 kilometers from the Antarctic Peninsula, King George Island was first seen by William Smith in 1819 and was named after George III, King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and King of Hanover. 

Please note:  Flexibility is key to any successful Antarctic adventure, particularly a fly cruise.  If the weather at King George Island does not allow for flights this morning, the ship operator will follow their contingency plan, which can be read here.  On average, about 85% of flights occur on this day, as scheduled.  But travelers should be aware of, and ready to follow, the contingencies that Silversea has developed.

 

Day 4: Antarctic Sound

Explore the enchanting wilderness of Antarctica, one of the planet's most remote and extreme destinations. The Antarctic Sound, located at the northern tip of the Antarctic Peninsula, offers a raw and sensory experience with imposing iceberg slabs and unique wildlife. Encounter Gentoo penguins and cape petrels in this whitewash kingdom. Brush up on your photography skills to capture the unrestrained glory of this unforgiving continent.

Day 5-7: Antarctic Peninsula

Reaching out like a beckoning finger to the adventurous, the Antarctic Peninsula extends from the heart of the world's southernmost continent, lying just 620 miles from Tierra del Fuego. It offers a spectacular introduction to the least-explored continent with its snow-blanketed landscapes and colossal ice sculptures. Unseen by humans until 1820, this adventure into the truly unknown and extraordinary realm is an exhilarating experience. The peninsula, adorned with research bases at the forefront of scientific endeavors, allows for the study of its unique landscape, exceptional wildlife, and human impact on this pristine continent. Encounter cathedral-sized icebergs, blue-hued glaciers, and undisturbed colonies of adorable Adelie penguins in this remarkable setting.

Day 8: South Shetland Islands

The ice-covered Antarctic Peninsula is the most accessible region of mainland Antarctica, located just 480 miles from South America across the renowned waters of Drake Passage. Situated near the northwestern tip of the Antarctic Peninsula and governed by the Antarctic Treaty, the South Shetland Islands have research bases from various countries. With elephant seals and numerous Gentoo, Chinstrap, and Adelie Penguins, the islands can sometimes feel crowded. King George Island, the largest and most hospitable, hosts the majority of the research stations, some occupied year-round by small, resilient crews. Despite their remoteness, these islands offer an extraordinary adventure.

The triple peaks of Mount Foster dominate the archipelago, and sailing into the collapsed volcano caldera of Deception Island's core will quicken your heartbeat. Explore the lunar landscapes within and dip into the surprisingly warm, geothermally-heated waters of Pendulum Cove. Elephant Island is etched in Antarctic expedition history as the site where Ernest Shackleton and the Endurance crew miraculously survived a harsh Antarctic winter in 1916.

Day 9: King George Island | Disembark | Fly to Punta Arenas

After breakfast, disembark Silver Endeavour and board a charter flight back to Punta Arenas. Transfer to the hotel for a post-cruise overnight stay.

Please note:  If the weather at King George Island does not allow for flights this morning, the ship operator will follow its published contingency plan here, again.

Day 10: Return Home

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After Breakfast, bid farewell to hotel staff and catch your flight way back home.

Please note:  Charter flights back to Santiago will be scheduled to arrive late afternoon today, but are contingent on the successful / timely return to Punta Arenas as planned on Day 9.  

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Silver Endeavor Superior Veranda Suite
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Classic Veranda Suite
Located lower bow, the Classic Veranda Suite offers all the comfort and attention to detail that you can expect aboard — both inside and out. A generous expanse of interior comforts — elegant décor, stunning marble bathroom and ample seating area (with sofa bed that is able to accommodate a third berth), offers everything you need for a comfortable cruise. But perhaps this suite’s finest asset lies just outside, as floor-to-ceiling glass doors open onto a private veranda, making every sunset feel as if it is yours alone. One bedroom: 33.1 sq.m. including veranda
Silver Endeavor Superior Veranda Suite
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Superior Veranda Suite
The Superior Veranda Suite is found on the upper decks. From the sumptuous views from the teak veranda to the spacious sitting room (with sofa bed able to accommodate a third berth) and large marble bathroom, everything about the Superior Veranda has been designed for your comfort. A comfortable living space, attention to detail and a generous expanse of amenities makes this stunning suite a cosy home while on the seas. One bedroom: 33.1 sq.m. including veranda
Deluxe Veranda Suite
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Deluxe Veranda Suite
Deluxe Veranda Suites keep the iconic suite configuration - one of the most successful in the industry - while enhancing your creature comforts and destination immersion. Located on the privileged upper mid levels, Deluxe Veranda Suites have spacious interiors with a bedroom area that includes a large writing desk and comfortable living room with a convertible sofa (able to accommodate a third berth). Even better, the balcony is larger and more beautiful than ever, offering ample space to relax and enjoy sweeping views, wherever you are. One bedroom: 33.1 sq.m. including veranda
Premium Veranda Suite - Silver Endeavor
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Premium Veranda Suite
Our best-selling Premium Veranda Suite is more beautiful and luxurious than ever on board Silver Endeavour. This suite offers a large bedroom space with dreamy bedding, a stunning marbled bathroom with a large vanity and sumptuous walk-in shower. Comfortable furnishings and elegant decor make staying in (almost) as good as going out! Spacious and well-situated, enjoy ultra-luxury amenities from the 24-hour butler service to the well-stocked mini-bar (and yes, they’re all included!). The sofa-bed can easily accommodate a third guest. One bedroom: 33.1 sq.m. including veranda
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Silver Suite
No Silversea ship would be complete without our guests’ favourite Silver Suite. Located on deck eight, the Silver Suite promises stunning views of the destination thanks to its floor-to-ceiling window and large balcony. The spacious living area allows for comfortable relaxing while the dining area makes cosy nights in veritable experiences in themselves. Additionally, Silver Suites feature generous walk-in wardrobes as well as a bathroom with a large walk-in shower, vanity and separate lavatory. One bedroom: 49.7 sq.m. including veranda
Silver Endeavor Grand Suite
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Grand Suite
The Grand Suite is one of the most luxurious and spacious suites on board Silver Endeavour. It guarantees sweeping views of your destination thanks to its large balcony. A spacious interior includes a large living room, separate dining area and large bedroom with a big walk-in wardrobe. A luxurious bathroom with double vanity, whirlpool bath and walk-in shower completes. In addition, the Grand Suite also includes a small, second bedroom able to accommodate a third berth. One bedroom: 155 sq.m. including veranda Two bedroom: 188.1 sq.m. including veranda
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Owner's Suite
Supremely spacious and superbly located, the Owner’s Suite is the most luxurious suite on board. Located in the premium bow position on deck seven, the Owner’s Suite offers amazing destination immersion, thanks its enormous surrounding balcony and incredible views from all indoor areas. The large living room, separate dining area and well-stocked bar are perfect for sharing a moment with like-minded travellers, while the luxurious and well-appointed bedrooms ensure supreme comfort any time of the day or night. One bedroom: 173.5 sq.m. including veranda
Included
  • 9 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 6 Dinners
  • 9 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Access to a 24-7 Emergency line while traveling
  • Personalized Service with a Butler for all Suites
  • One hour free WIFI per day for all guests. Unlimited free WIFI for guests sailing on select suite categories.
  • In-suite dining and room service
  • Guided Zodiac, land and sea tours, and shoreside activities led by the Expeditions Team
  • Onboard gratuities
  • Beverages in-suite and throughout the ship, including champagne, select wines and spirits
  • Complimentary transportation into town in most ports
  • Airport transfers between Airport, Hotel and Ship
  • Pre and Post cruise hotels
  • Charter flights: Santiago - Punta Arenas - King George - Punta Arenas - Santiago
Excluded
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • Some champagne, premium wine and spirit selections, caviar, cigarettes and cigars are not included in your fare.
  • Meals ashore
  • Laundry or Valet services
  • Casino gaming

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