Porto Williams will serve as entry to the White Continent
By Patti Pietschmann, Travel Diva
Silversea is bringing back expedition cruises to Antarctica from Puerto Williams. This is a new port for the luxury cruise line that will provide a more seamless experience.
Puerto Williams, part of the Tierra del Fuego archipelago, sits on Navarino Island in the Beagle Channel in Chile’s far south.
Along with the addition of Puerto Williams, Silversea is adding exclusive private flight services.
We are driving home our commitment to seamless expedition experiences to the White Continent, ” says Conrad Combrink, Silversea’s senior vice president of Expeditions.
The seamless Silversea experience begins with private flight from Santiago
The Silver Explorer journey begins at a private terminal in Santiago, Chile. From there passengers will board an exclusive lunchtime flight to Puerto Williams on a comfy jet.
Three luxury expedition ships — Silver Explorer, Silver Cloud, and Silver Wind – will be doing Antarctica. Each all-suite ship comes with Silversea’s signature butler-service. Onboard amenities include a team of shore excursion specialists. They each will offer informative lectures, discussions and recaps. Off ship diversions include Zodiac rides and kayak tours, hikes, and nature walks ashore — all part of the fare.
Silversea’s Antarctica expeditions include a five, six, nine and 10-day (or 12-day) explorations of the Antarctic Peninsula and the South Shetland Islands.
Longer journeys encompass the Antarctic Peninsula, the South Shetland Islands, the Falkland Islands, Elephant Island, and South Georgia. Two ‘deep Antarctica’ 20-day itineraries trace a path beyond the Antarctic Circle that reaches a latitude of 69 degrees south.
All the right perks
- International roundtrip flights
- In-country flights
- Pre- and post-cruise hotel night/s, or day-use hotel, depending on Silversea’s air program flight schedule
- Transfers and luggage handling
- Highly-qualified Expedition Team, comprising experts in their field
- Guided Zodiac, land and sea tours, and shore-side activities
- Enrichment lectures
- Free expedition parka
- Complimentary backpack and water bottle
- Butler service
- Onboard gratuities
- Multiple restaurants, 24-hour room service
- Sustainable caviar on demand
- Free flowing champagne and selected wines, premium spirits, soft drinks, and more
- Unlimited Wi-Fi
Bookings for all Silversea expedition cruises are available by helpful, friendly Pavlus advisors at 800-528-9300.