Silver Cloud Antarctica Bridge Expedition

Experience the magical white continent on this Antarctica Bridge expedition voyage which immerses you in the region. Silver Cloud will be your comfortable home during your 6-night journey into the wil

Valued at $25,700
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Experience the magic of the Antarctic on this exquisite cruise, immersing you in the splendour of the region. Fly in style to the last continent and indulge in the pristine beauty of Antarctica. Skip the Drake Passage and fly directly between Punta Arenas and Antarctica. Depart from King George Island on a round trip that visits Antarctic Sound, the Antarctic Peninsula, and the South Shetland Islands. Let Silversea take you across the continent, surrounded by the otherworldly beauty of the most extreme latitudes on the planet. Explore icy landscapes adorned with blue-hued glaciers and icebergs. Spot an array of wildlife, from seals and penguins to orcas. Silver Cloud will be your comfortable home throughout your journey into this wilderness.

Package Inclusions:

Your Luxury Fly, Stay & Cruise package includes:
  • Return economy flights from Sydney to Santiago
  • All transfers in Santiago & Punta Arenas
  • Return Private Executive Transfers from your home* to your domestic airport
  • 1 night accommodation in Santiago 
  • Return chartered flight from Santiago to Punta Arenas
  • 1 night accommodation in Punta Arenas
  • Return private chartered business class flight from Punta Arenas to King George Island
  • 6 night cruise onboard Silver Cloud in Vista Suite, King George Island return
  • All-inclusive Cruise:
    ~Choice of restaurants, diverse cuisine, open-seating dining, 24-hour dining service
    ~Beverages in-suite and throughout the ship, including champagne, select wines and spirits
    ~Butler services in every suite
    ~Unlimited free Wi-Fi
    ~Included Shore Excursions*
    ~Expedition gear*
    ~Onboard entertainment
    ~Onboard gratuities + more
  • 1 night accommodation in Punta Arenas

** Travel: 17 February 2026  - 25 February 2026

*Restrictions apply, please check Terms and Conditions or your dedicated Travel Advisor for details*



Go to the ends of the earth and discover the rush of the unknown with Silversea Expeditions.


An expedition with Silversea luxury cruises is unlike any other form of travel — thrilling, awe-inspiring and humbling all at the same time.

We take you to some of the planet's most remote regions and show them to you intimately. Our cruises are for the curious traveller who longs to see an orang-utan in the wild or what lies behind the next mountain ridge. But it's not just about wildlife or mountains. It's about immersing yourself in the culture, landscape and habitat of a region with the help of experts who can illuminate your destination. Our expedition ships sail to all seven continents so that you can experience everything from the lush rainforests of the equatorial Pacific to the polar extremes at the tip or toe of the world. Explore pelagic wonderlands, admire volcanic plateaus gushing with geysers, or enter the realm of the Polar Bear. But no matter where you go, you'll enjoy a uniquely immersive experience, expanding your global perspective and prompting you to re-evaluate what really matters. And rest assured- no creature comfort will be denied on an expedition cruise with Silversea.


Ship | Silver Cloud

Silver Cloud is the first hybrid ship in our fleet and brings the remote and remarkable to you in ultra-luxurious comfort. Her large suites, destination itineraries and unparalleled service make her truly special. Four dining options will tantalise your taste buds, and as 80% of her suites include a veranda, watching a breaching whale from the comfort of your balcony never been so personal. A limited number of guests in polar waters (240 vs. 254) and in the Kimberley (200 vs. 254), mean that Silver Cloud has one of the highest crew to guest and space to guest ratios in expedition cruising. With her 20 zodiacs, 10 kayaks, possibilities are almost limitless with ship-wide simultaneous explorations.



Silver Cloud - La Dame




Upgrade Options

Wish to elevate your cruise holiday experiences? 
  • Veranda Suite package from $30,659 per person
  • Deluxe Veranda Suite package from $35,159 per person
  • Medallion Suite package from $50,549 per person
Wish to upgrade to business class flights? 
Upgrade to business class from additional $11,498 per person

Itinerary

17-Feb-26 Sydney* - Santiago

Begin your Antarctica journey with a private chauffeur service from your home^ to Sydney Airport for departure flight from Sydney* to Santiago.
Upon arrival into Santiago, you will be transferred to your accommodation.

Please note that the departure date may be subject to change depending on the flight schedule. ^Restrictions applies, please check with your dedicated Travel Advisor for details)
Overnight Santiago
18-Feb-26 Punta Arenas

To guarantee ultimate comfort and peace of mind, all Silversea's Antarctica Bridge voyages start from Santiago and include round-trip charter flights between Santiago and Punta Arenas (for expeditions embarking/debarking in King George Island).

NB. Arrival time of return flights to Santiago is planned for late afternoon, hence guests opting for a Port-to-Port fare should book their international flights accordingly.
Overnight Punta Arenas
19-Feb-26 Punta Arenas - King George Island

Business Class Private Flights Punta Arenas/King George Island
Guests travelling on our Antarctica Bridge sailing will benefit from private charter flights between Punta Arenas and King George Island. This 2-hour flight will be in business class with extra leg room for comfort. Guests will benefit from 23 kilos of checked luggage, plus a hand luggage allowance of 8 kilos. A regionally inspired lunch is included. A member of the Silversea Expedition Team will escort you on your outbound and inbound flights. This flight is included as part of our all-inclusive package and is in addition to international flights arrival and departure flights and charter/group flights between Santiago to Punta Arenas. Flying directly over the iconic Drake Passage.

King George Island 
As the largest of all the South Shetland Island, King George is considered the gateway to Antarctica. At just 120 kilometres from the Antarctic Peninsula and the only airport in the South Shetlands, it is the connection between “real life” and “Antarctic life”. More than 10 different nations have year-round or summer-only scientific research stations on the island (considering that 90% of the island is covered by snow and ice, that is quite an achievement!). Maintaining a base on the island allows membership of the Antarctic Treaty. There is even a Russian Orthodox church, with a permanent on-site priest. The island might be home to a few international scientists, but they are very much outnumbered by the diverse wildlife that considers King George Island rightfully theirs. Adelie, Chinstrap and Gentoo Penguins all commute to and from the Antarctic peninsula from the island, while Weddell and leopard seals are regular visitors and can be spotted either in the water or on the shore. Naturally, this brings a huge amount of birdlife: skuas and southern giant petrels are regular summer residents, attracted by the warm climate (warm being a relative term, average temperature is between 1.5 and -6.5˚C). The island was named after King George III after British explorer discovered it in 1819. Since then the island has been claimed by both Chile (1940) and Argentina (1943), but remains part of British Antarctic Territory.
Embarkation  18:00PM
20-Feb-26 Antarctic Sound

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. Read our blog for tips on how to ensure that your photos do justice to the adventure of a lifetime.
21-Feb-26 to 23-Feb-26 Antarctic Peninsula

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.
24-Feb-26 South Shetland Islands

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. Discover even more reasons to visit this incredible icy kingdom and find out why many consider the South Shetland Islands to be the jewel in Antarctica’s Crown, by reading Silversea's blog.
25-Feb-26 King George Island - Punta Arenas

Business class private chartered flight with extra leg room from King George Island to Punta Arenas. You will be transferred to your included Punta Arenas accommodation.
5:30AM Overnight Punta Arenas
26-Feb-26 Punta Arenas - Santiago - Sydney*

As your unforgettable Antarctic adventure concludes, your seamless Silversea experience continues. You will be transferred to Punta Arenas Airport for your chartered flight to Santiago*, where you will then board your international flight back to Sydney. Upon your arrival in Australia, your private chauffeur service* will ensure a smooth and comfortable ride home.

*Expedition itinerary and activities subject to weather conditions and changes*

Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions apply: All prices are quoted in Australian dollars, based on per person double occupancy unless stated otherwise, and inclusive of all taxes and discounts. All prices & itineraries are current as at 24 June 2024 & subject to change without notice. Prices are subject to change due to availability, currency fluctuations, fuel price, and tax increases. Price includes any stated bonus nights, upgrades & package savings, if applicable. All passports, visas, travel permits, and vaccinations are the responsibility of the travelling passenger to secure prior to travel. Airfares are out of date range with predicted cost and it's subject to change based on the airline airfare that releases 10 months prior to last flight segment, additional accommodation nights may required in and accommodation surcharge may apply once airline flight schedule is released, based in economy class from Sydney and are subject to the carriers' flight schedules and conditions, flights may not be direct. Please call us for prices from other airports. Travel packages advertised may include multiple products provided by several suppliers to provide a travel itinerary. Each component of the package will be treated independent of each other, and the specific terms & conditions of each product supplier will apply. Hotels may charge resort fees, or a security bond not included or mentioned in this package, payable direct upon check-in. Package based on Vista Suite on Silver Cloud, upgrades available with additional cost. Package included all port charges and taxes. Cruise fare based on dynamic pricing, subject to change without notice. 
**Visa required for some destinations, please check with related embassey for visa requirements** *Executive private transfer in Australia applicable for distances of up to 50 miles (80 km) from the airport. For longer distances, special tariffs apply. In case Executive Private Transfers are not available or for guests not utilizing the service, Silversea is pleased to offer A$125 non-use-credit.

Silver Cloud Antarctica Bridge Expedition

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