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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. 
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Highlights
  • Skip the Drake Passage by flying straight to Antarctica
  • Discover King George Island, the largest of the South Shetland Islands
  • Visit Antarctica, Earth’s least-explored continent
  • Admire incredible wildlife including: Gentoo, Chinstrap & Adelie Penguins
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Day 1: Arrive in Punta Arenas

Welcome to 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.

Day 2: Fly to King George | Embark

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
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. 

Day 3: Antarctic Sound

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Few voyages ignite the imagination like a journey down to one of the planet’s most remote, extreme and enchanting wilderness, Antarctica. An adventure in its purest form, only a handful of people will ever be lucky enough to experience the majestic beauty of these monochrome landscapes first-hand. The Antarctic Sound will be one of your first encounters of this whitewash kingdom, located at the northerly tip of the Antarctic Peninsula - which sprawls up like a tentacle towards Tierra del Fuego, South America’s most southerly point, otherwise known as the ‘End of the World’. Taking its name from the first ship to brave the passageway between the peninsular and the Joinville Island groups back in 1902, the Sound is a raw, sensory assault of imposing iceberg slabs, broken away from the disintegrating Larsen Ice Shelf. Come face-to-face with stadium-sized islands of ice and meet the extraordinary birdlife that call this whitewash kingdom home.

Watch on, as colonies of Gentoo penguins hop around, and cape petrels sweep overhead, as the continent’s unique wildlife thrives around you. If you’re planning your first venture into Antarctica, you’ll want to brush up on your photography skills in advance, to capture this unforgiving continent in all of its unrestrained glory. 

Day 4-5: Antarctic Peninsula

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  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
The Antarctic Peninsula unravels upwards towards South America, reaching out a beckoning finger to the adventurous, who dare to explore this untamed realm. Stretching up from the heart of the world’s southernmost continent, the Antarctic Peninsula lies a mere 620 mile from Tierra del Fuego and, for many, offers a spectacular first taste of the snow-blanketed landscapes and colossal ice sculptures, which make up Earth’s least-explored continent. Unseen by humans until 1820 - a blink of an eye ago in relative terms - this is an adventure sure to make your hairs stand on end, as you experience the thrill of the truly unknown and extraordinary. The vast peninsula is sprinkled with research bases, which are at the frontline of human scientific endeavour, pushing to study and understand this unique landscape, its exceptional wildlife, and the impact that humans are having on this pristine continent. Witness cathedral-sized icebergs up close, and blue-hued glaciers, slowly slipping from imposing locations like Hope Bay. Blanched mountain peaks cover the peninsula, and you’ll find thousands of adorable Adelie penguin pairs thriving undisturbed in this peninsula’s unique setting.

Day 6: South Shetland Islands

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The ice-coated Antarctic Peninsula forms perhaps the most accessible region of mainland Antarctica, lying a mere 480-miles away from South America, across the fabled waters of Drakes Passage. Lying close to the northwestern tip of the Antarctic Peninsula, separated by the Bransfield Strait, the South Shetland Islands fall under the jurisdiction of the Antarctic Treaty, suspending claims on their sovereignty. Several countries maintain research bases here, and with plump elephant seals, and crowds of Gentoo, Chinstrap and Adelie Penguins also calling the islands home, it can even feel a little crowded at times. King George Island is the largest and most hospitable island, hosting the majority of the research stations - some of which are populated all-year-round by tiny, hardy crews. Don’t be fooled though, these islands offer extraordinary adventure in one of the most remote locations on earth.

The triple peaks of Mount Foster tower above the archipelago, and you’ll feel your heart pumping a little quicker, as you sail into the core of Deception Island’s magnificent collapsed volcano caldera. Hike the luna landscapes within, and even dip into the improbably warm, geothermally-heated waters of Pendulum Cove. Elephant Island, meanwhile, is written deep into the annals of Antarctic expedition legend, as the site where Ernest Shackleton and the stricken crew of the Endurance miraculously survived a harsh Antarctic winter, in 1916. 

Day 7: 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.

Day 8: Return Home

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

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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
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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
  • 7 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 5 Dinners
  • 7 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • 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
  • Gratuities always included in your fare.
  • Beverages in-suite and throughout the ship, including champagne, select wines and spirits
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.
  • Transfers and baggage handling between airport/vessel on embark/disembark day

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