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Antarctica Peninsula - Round Trip Puerto Williams

Santiago - Puerto Williams - Example 12 Day Cruise aboard Silver Wind
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Embark on a 12-day adventure to the world's end aboard Silver Wind. Depart from Puerto Williams and start a scenic sail through the Beagle Channel. The cruise will take you to the heart of the White Continent, where you witness its stunning scenery and incredible wildlife. Over the next few days, you explore the Antarctic Peninsula and the South Shetland Islands. You visit iconic landmarks such as Petermann Island, Neko Harbour, and Deception Island. You also go on shore landings and Zodiac excursions, where you have the opportunity to encounter sightings of seals, whales, and other amazing Antarctic wildlife. Make your way back to Puerto Williams to conclude your trip.
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Highlights
  • Explore Puerto Williams, the southernmost city in the world, with magnificent scenery and dramatic backdrop
  • Discover the legendary Drake Passage, sailing from Cape Horn to Antarctica, with epic and magical views
  • Experience the Antarctic Sound, a raw and sensory assault of imposing iceberg slabs and unique wildlife
  • Visit the South Shetland Islands, a remote and adventurous location with research bases and diverse wildlife
Activity Level: Relaxed
Involves minimal physical effort and is typically associated with leisurely activities. Activities are low-intensity or last less than a few hours each day.
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Day 1: Arrive in Santiago

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

Day 2: Fly to Puerto Williams | Embark

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Dinner
Fly from Santiago to Puerto Williams and embark on Silver Wind for your Polar adventure.

Puerto Williams is a Chilean city located on Navarino Island, on the southern shores of the Beagle Channel. It claims to be the “southernmost city in the world”, however, owing to its small size—approximately 2500 residents—the much larger Argentinean city of Ushuaia, which sits on the northern side of the same channel, also claims that title. The surrounding scenery is magnificent. The wild, windswept mountains rise above the tree line and are regularly dusted with snow. The city itself has a dramatic backdrop called “Dientes de Navarino” (literally “teeth of Navarino”), which rivals the famous Torres del Paine further to the north.

Day 3-4: Drake Passage

  • Ship
  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
Sailing the legendary Drake Passage is an experience that few are ever lucky enough to experience. The southern tip of the Americas already feels like a wild enough environment, but the sensation of watching the distant cliffs of the peninsula, known as the ‘End of the World', fade into the horizon is one that’s equal parts epic, eerie, and magical. Set sail to slowly drop off the bottom of the map from Cape Horn and voyage on an expedition down into the icy underworld of Antarctica. The Drake Passage is an extraordinary voyage of romantic ocean-faring legend as you aim for Antarctica’s icy realm. On arrival, skyscraper-sized icebergs salute you as you traverse the waters of this continent, where snow- and ice-dwelling creatures like penguins and whales roam undisturbed. Your first sight of this most unexplored place will most likely be the South Shetland Islands. Walk in the footsteps of some of history’s greatest and bravest explorers as you explore famed, snow-covered landmasses like Elephant Island and Deception Island. 

Day 5: Antarctic Sound

  • Ship
  • 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 wildernesses, 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 firsthand. The Antarctic Sound will be one of your first encounters with 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 calls 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.

Day 6-8: Antarctic Peninsula

  • Ship
  • 3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 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 miles from Tierra del Fuego and, for many, offers a spectacular first taste of the snow-blanketed landscapes and colossal ice sculptures that 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 hair 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 forefront of human scientific endeavor, 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 can find thousands of adorable Adelie penguin pairs thriving undisturbed in this peninsula’s unique setting.

Day 9: South Shetland Islands

  • Ship
  • 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 Drake 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 can 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.

Day 10: Drake Passage

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Sailing the legendary Drake Passage is an experience that few are ever lucky enough to experience. The southern tip of the Americas already feels like a wild enough environment, but the sensation of watching the distant cliffs of the peninsula, known as the ‘End of the World', fade into the horizon is one that’s equal parts epic, eerie, and magical. Set sail to slowly drop off the bottom of the map from Cape Horn and voyage on an expedition down into the icy underworld of Antarctica. Drake Passage is an extraordinary voyage of romantic ocean-faring legend as you aim for Antarctica’s icy realm. On arrival, skyscraper-sized icebergs salute you as you traverse the waters of this continent, where snow- and ice-dwelling creatures like penguins and whales roam undisturbed. Your first sight of this most-unexplored place will most likely be the South Shetland Islands. Walk in the footsteps of some of history’s greatest and bravest explorers as you explore famed, snow-covered landmasses like Elephant Island and Deception Island. If the journey across Drake Passage sounds daunting, don’t worry—even in rough seas, you’re never alone and will often be accompanied on this spine-tingling adventure by soaring albatrosses and maybe even a protective pod of humpbacks and hourglass dolphins or two. Converging warm and cool ocean currents attract some spectacular animal life to the passage.

Day 11: Puerto Williams

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Puerto Williams is a Chilean city located on Navarino Island, on the southern shores of the Beagle Channel. It claims to be the “southernmost city in the world”, however, owing to its small size—approximately 2500 residents—the much larger Argentinean city of Ushuaia, which sits on the northern side of the same channel, also claims that title. The surrounding scenery is magnificent. The wild, windswept mountains rise above the tree line and are regularly dusted with snow. The city itself has a dramatic backdrop called “Dientes de Navarino” (literally “teeth of Navarino”), which rivals the famous Torres del Paine further to the north.

Day 12: Puerto Williams | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
After breakfast, disembark Silver Wind and board a charter flight back to Santiago. 

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Vista Suite
Twin beds or queen-sized bed. Large picture window providing panoramic ocean views and comfortable sitting area. One bedroom: 240 sq ft / (22 sq m) One bedroom: Suite 738: 325 sq ft / (30 sq m).
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Classic Veranda Suite
Twin beds or queen-sized bed. Teak veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors and comfortable sitting area. One bedroom: 295 sq ft / (27 sq m) including veranda.
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Deluxe Verdana Suite
Twin beds or queen-sized bed. Teak veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors and comfortable sitting area. One bedroom: 295 sq ft / (27 sq m) including veranda.
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Medallion Suite
Twin beds or queen-sized bed. Teak veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors and a comfortable sitting area. One-bedroom Suite 741 has a single bedroom and measures 667 sq ft / 62 (sq m.) Two-bedroom Suites 801–804: 441 sq ft / 41 (sq m) including veranda.
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Silver Suite
Twin beds or queen-sized bed. Teak veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors and a comfortable sitting area. One bedroom: 517 sq ft / (54 sq m) including veranda.
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Royal Suite
Twin beds or queen-sized bed; Two-bedroom has additional twin beds or queen-sized bed. Large teak veranda and a separate dining area and bar. Royal Suite - 736 sq ft / (69 sq m) including veranda. Two-bedroom - 1,031 sq ft / (96 square meters) including veranda.
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Grand Suite
Twin beds or queen-sized bed; Two-bedroom has additional twin beds or queen-sized bed. Large teak veranda and a separate dining area and bar. One bedroom: 1,019 sq ft / (95 sq m) including veranda. Two-bedroom - 1,314 sq ft / (122 sq m) plus veranda.
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Owner's Suite
Twin beds or queen-sized bed; Two-bedroom has additional twin beds or queen-sized bed. Large teak veranda and a separate dining area and bar. One-bedroom: 587 sq ft / (55 sq m) including veranda. Two-bedroom - 827 sq ft / (77 sq m) plus veranda.
Included
  • 11 Breakfasts, 9 Lunches, 10 Dinners
  • 11 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
  • Pre-Cruise Hotel Stay
  • Roundtrip charter flights between Santiago and Puerto Williams
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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