Visit the most remote archipelago in the world on this mind-stretching adventure. Be prepared for astounding diversity: sea-lions, seals, dolphins, albatrosses and penguins are just some of the wildlife you can expect to see. Absorb the vastness of the South Atlantic Ocean with unforgettable views as the spectacular scenery unfolds before you.

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Highlights


• Follow in the footsteps of great Antarctic explorers

• See snow-covered mountains, mighty glaciers and spectacular iceberg sculptures

• Encounter penguins: Magellanic, Rockhopper, Gentoo, Macaroni, King, Adelie, and African (Jackass)

• Watch for sea lions, seals, dolphins, and whales

• Identify seabirds including albatrosses, shearwaters and petrels

• Discover historic sites of the early explorers and the remains of whaling operations

• Visit the most remote inhabited archipelago in the world

• Marvel at the dramatic views from South Africa’s Cape Point or Table Mountain

Embark Silver Explorer, settle in and attend a mandatory safety drill before leaving port. During the afternoon you will be introduced to some of the important crew members and your Expedition Team. At sail-away bid farewell to Tierra del Fuego, the ‘Land at the End of the World’.
Gather in The Theatre to hear fascinating tales of adventure and to learn about the Falkland’s endemic wildlife and remarkable nature. Our knowledgeable Lecture Staff members are experts in a variety of scientific fields. Other on-board diversions include spa treatments, a workout in the Fitness Centre, and, of course, exquisite dining experiences.
On Steeple Jason is the Steinhart Station, a field research station built in 2003 for monitoring wildlife. Only used for sheep-grazing until the 1980s, Steeple Jason was never properly inhabited; therefore birdlife was less disturbed and includes Southern Rockhopper Penguins, Magellanic Penguins, Gentoo Penguins, Slender-billed Prions, caracaras and Blackish Cinclodes (known locally as tussac-birds), as well as Black-browed Albatrosses. Roughly 70% of the world’s population of Black-browed Albatrosses is said the breed on the Falkland Islands and Steeple Jason has the largest colony.The Magellanic Penguin is near the southern part of its range here, while the more cold-tolerant Gentoo also occurs substantially south into Antarctica. Sea lions and fur seals can be seen along the shore. In the afternoon, watch for Peale’s dolphins and the distinctive black and white markings of the Commerson’s dolphin as the Silver Explorer approaches West Point Island. Upon arrival, photographic opportunities are everywhere as you walk across rolling moorland and admire colonies of Black-browed Albatrosses that nest side-by-side with feisty Rockhopper Penguins. Learn about the island’s unique vegetation. The hospitable island owners are always happy to answer your questions and share their stories.
We begin our day in the capital city of the remote Falkland Islands by boarding 4×4 vehicles for an “off road” adventure. Our experienced local drivers will tell us about Falkland farm life en route to Bluff Cove where we will be able to wander next to approximately 1,000 pairs of Gentoo Penguins, a growing colony of King Penguins and visiting Magellanic Penguins from nearby East Island. The site is very photogenic with a large lagoon and a long sandy beach that is occasionally patrolled by sea lions from East Island. Dolphins are regularly seen playing in the surf where the waves break on the beach, and there are a large variety of birds to see such as Snowy Sheathbills, Southern Giant Petrels, Pied Oystercatchers, White-rumped Sandpipers, Two-banded Plovers, Dolphin Gulls and South American Terns. At the rustic Sea Cabbage Café we can warm up with complimentary hot drinks and homemade baked goods. Then take a look into the Bluff Cove Museum for a better understanding of life in the Falklands and, in particular, Bluff Cove and its fabulous lagoon wildlife. There may also be an opportunity to watch spinning and felting of local wool. Stanley has a distinct British ambience, and following our morning at Bluff Cove, there will be time to stroll through the colourful town area along charming streets lined with quaint cottages and a variety of traditional pubs. Sights include the 19th-century Anglican cathedral, a small local museum and some lingering reminders of the 1982 Falklands War between Britain and Argentina.
Binoculars and camera in hand, head out on deck to watch for seabirds and whales. Attend informative lectures that will prepare you for the upcoming visits in South Georgia and the adventures that lie ahead. Peruse an array of titles and topics in the well-stocked Library, enjoy the finest cigars and cognacs at the Connoisseur’s Corner or indulge in any of the other special amenities offered aboard ship.
This breath-taking destination of towering snow-covered mountains, mighty glaciers, and low-lying grasslands attracts an astounding concentration of wildlife: Southern fur seals, Southern elephant seals and a variety of albatross species including Black-browed, Light-mantled Sooty, Grey-headed and the spectacular Wandering Albatross, plus thousands of King and hundreds of Macaroni Penguins. South Georgia is also linked to the early Antarctic explorers. Captain James Cook first stepped ashore in 1775, but perhaps more famous is Ernest Shackleton’s arrival in 1916 following the sinking of his ship Endurance. Visit Shackleton’s and Frank Wild’s grave and the whaling museum at Grytviken. Here are some of the places we may visit: Cooper Bay -An unforgettable view of huge icebergs can be seen surrounding Cooper’s Bay as we approach. -Go ashore by Zodiac to see numerous breeds of penguins, such as Macaroni and Chinstrap, on the rocks and waters surrounding the island. Gold Harbour -A large King Penguin colony can be found near Bertrab Glacier. -Seals can be seen resting on ice floes and sunning on the beaches. Grytviken -A historic whaling station, all that remains today are the rusted hulls of long abandoned whalers and working sheds. -Now a museum, guests can learn about past whaling techniques and view various exhibits on exploration and discovery. -At the burial site of the famous explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton we will toast the great explorer and his many accomplishments. Salisbury Plain -A favourite breeding ground for hundreds of thousands of King Penguins; it is amazing to see how they completely cover the beaches and hills. -In early March, the seal pups will be quite active and aggressive.
As we cross the South Atlantic, leisurely days at sea are yours to enjoy. Participate in discussions and onboard activities led by the Expedition Team, relax in one of the lounges with that book you have been meaning to read, and meet up with new friends for cocktails. Before turning in for the night, take a stroll on deck to take in the solitude of the vast sea and sky.
A dependency of Tristan da Cunha and part of the British overseas territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha, Gough Island was originally known as Gonçalo Álvares (the captain of Vasco da Gama’s flagship). The volcanic island covers an area of 91 km² and is uninhabited except for the personnel of a South African weather station (usually six people). It is one of the most remote places with a constant human presence. Gough Island and Inaccessible Island comprise the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Gough and Inaccessible Islands as they are protected wildlife reserves and an “Important Bird Area”. If conditions allow we will offer a Zodiac cruise and look for Tristan Albatross, Atlantic Petrel, Gough Moorhen, Gough Bunting, and Northern Rockhopper Penguins -some of the many birds using this mid-Atlantic island as their nesting ground. During the afternoon we will continue on our voyage and we will watch for whales in the surrounding waters as we approach volcanic Tristan da Cunha.
Recognised as the most remote inhabited archipelago in the world, its closest neighbouring landmass is the island of St. Helena some 2,430 km away. The main island is home to fewer than 300 hardy residents. Weather and landing depending, we hope to enjoy guided walks with the local inhabitants of the village while our onboard geologist will lead a walk to the 1961 volcanic cone and lava flow. Learn how the islanders were evacuated and how it affected their lives. Once at the top, we will have a beautiful scenic view of the whole settlement – a photo opportunity not to be missed. We will meet with some of the island children and hear what Tristan life is like through their eyes during our visit to St Mary’s School. Our onboard ornithologist will point out birdlife, hopefully including the Atlantic Yellow-nosed Albatross, Sooty Albatross, Tristan Thrush, and Tristan Wandering Albatross – a critically endangered species with fewer than 1,500 breeding pairs left in the world. The archipelago is also where 90% of the world’s Northern Rockhopper Penguins come to breed.
Weather permitting; we hope to land on either the uninhabited Nightingale Island or Inaccessible Island, a protected wildlife reserve and World Heritage Site. You will see the most magnificent wildlife, flora and fauna all unspoilt by people. All guests will receive a certificate verifying that they have indeed visited this extremely remote world destination.
Enjoy a variety of onboard activities. Our days at sea are filled with educational lectures and interesting entertainment options. All accommodations feature an interactive television system allowing you to watch your choice of movies or documentary films and even recorded broadcasts from The Theatre in the comfort and privacy of your suite or stateroom. On the last day your on-board videographer will screen his Voyage-DVD, letting you remember all those special moments during your voyage. The Captain will invite you to his (your) Farewell Cocktail Party and the Chef and Restaurant Manager want to surprise you with the special Farewell Dinner.
Arriving in the early afternoon on Day 22 (29 March) you are free to enjoy the unique opportunity to explore the vibrant V & A Waterfront in Cape Town Harbour on your own. After breakfast on Wednesday, 30 March, disembark Silver Explorer.
Expedition highlights and wildlife listed here are possible experiences only and cannot be guaranteed. Your Expedition Leader and Captain will work together to ensure opportunities for adventure and exploration are the best possible, taking into account the prevailing weather and wildlife activity. Expedition Team members as well as guest speakers and their lecture topics scheduled for this voyage are subject to change or cancellation without notice.

Adventurer Suite

$ 14450 AUD pp
Adventurer Suite
Even guests who plan to spend only sleeping hours in their stateroom will appreciate the distinctive touches of this cosy Silversea accommodation. Dimensions: 157-167 sq ft / 14-15m2 with 2 portholes. All Adventurer Class staterooms feature: Butler service, champagne upon request, refrigerator and bar setup stocked with your beverage preferences, European bath amenities, fine bed linens and down duvets, premium mattresses, a choice of nine pillow types, spa robes and slippers, personalised stationery, umbrella, hair dryer, WiFi Internet access (fee applies) and daily suite service with nightly turndown. Two portholes (15.75'' / 40cm in diameter). Sitting area, Twin beds or queen-sized bed, Marbled bathroom with tub/shower combination, Writing desk, Flat screen television with interactive video, on-demand movies and music, and satellite news programming, Direct-dial telephone

Explorer Suite

$ 15250 AUD pp
Explorer Suite
Deck Four forward is home to eight Explorer Class staterooms. Enjoy a separate sitting area and the passing scenery through a view window. Dimensions: 175-190 sq ft / 16-18m2 with view window. All Explorer Class staterooms feature: Butler service, champagne upon request, refrigerator and bar setup stocked with your beverage preferences, European bath amenities, fine bed linens and down duvets, premium mattresses, a choice of nine pillow types, spa robes and slippers, personalised stationery, umbrella, hair dryer, WiFi Internet access (fee applies) and daily suite service with nightly turndown. View window (31.5'' x 31.5'' / 80cm x 80cm). Sitting area, Twin beds or queen-sized bed, Marbled bathroom with tub/shower combination, Writing desk, Flat screen television with interactive video, on-demand movies and music, and satellite news programming, Direct-dial telephone

View Suite

$ 16650 AUD pp
View Suite
The perfect backdrop for breakfast in bed. As spacious as a Veranda Suite, but with a view window and Deck Three location. Dimensions: 192 sq ft / 18m2 with view window. All suites and staterooms feature: Butler service, champagne upon request, refrigerator and bar setup stocked with your beverage preferences, European bath amenities, fine bed linens and down duvets, premium mattresses, a choice of nine pillow types, spa robes and slippers, personalised stationery, umbrella, hair dryer, WiFi Internet access (fee applies) and daily suite service with nightly turndown. View window, Sitting area, Twin beds or queen-sized bed, Triple capacity that can accommodate young children on sofa bed, (View Suites 310, 311, 312, 313), Marbled bathroom with tub/shower combination, Writing desk, Flat screen television with interactive video, on-demand movies and music, and satellite news programming, Direct-dial telephone

Vista Suite

$ 17350 AUD pp
Vista Suite
A quiet sanctuary. The sitting area has plenty of room to relax. Large picture windows frame panoramic ocean views. Some Vista Suites can accommodate three guests. Dimensions: 192 sq ft / 18m2 with large picture window. All suites and staterooms feature: Butler service, champagne upon request, refrigerator and bar setup stocked with your beverage preferences, European bath amenities, fine bed linens and down duvets, premium mattresses, a choice of nine pillow types, spa robes and slippers, personalised stationery, umbrella, hair dryer, WiFi Internet access (fee applies) and daily suite service with nightly turndown. Large picture window: 47'' x 43'' / 120cm / 110cm, Sitting area, Twin beds or queen-sized bed, Marbled bathroom with tub/shower combination, Writing desk, Flat screen television with interactive video, on-demand movies and music, and satellite news programming, Direct-dial telephone

Veranda Suite

$ 20350 AUD pp
Veranda Suite
A Silversea signature. Floor-to-ceiling glass doors open onto a private French balcony. Each spectacular sunset feels like it is yours alone. Dimensions: 206-216 sq ft / 19-20m2 including French balcony (16 sq ft / 1.5m2). All suites and staterooms feature: Butler service, champagne upon request, refrigerator and bar setup stocked with your beverage preferences, European bath amenities, fine bed linens and down duvets, premium mattresses, a choice of nine pillow types, spa robes and slippers, personalised stationery, umbrella, hair dryer, WiFi Internet access (fee applies) and daily suite service with nightly turndown. French balcony with floor-to-ceiling glass doors, Sitting area, Twin beds or queen-sized bed, (Suites 512 and 513 have a fixed queen bed), Marbled bathroom with tub/shower combination, Writing desk, Flat screen television with interactive video, on-demand movies and music, and satellite news programming, Direct-dial telephone

Expedition Suite

$ 25150 AUD pp
Expedition Suite
Settle in to sumptuous surroundings and feel instantly “at home”. The spacious floor plan is similar to a Silver Suite, but with two view windows. Expedition Suites can accommodate three guests. Dimensions: 388-397 sq ft / 36-37m2 with two view windows or two large picture windows. All Expedition Suites feature: Butler service, champagne upon request, refrigerator and bar setup stocked with your beverage preferences, European bath amenities, fine bed linens and down duvets, premium mattresses, a choice of nine pillow types, spa robes and slippers, personalised stationery, umbrella, hair dryer, WiFi Internet access (fee applies) and daily suite service with nightly turndown. Two large picture windows (Deck 4 suites), Two view windows (Deck 3 suites), Living room (with convertible sofa to accommodate an additional guest), Twin beds or queen-sized bed, Marbled bathroom with full-sized bath and separate shower, Walk-in wardrobe with personal safe, Writing desk, Two flat screen televisions with interactive video, on-demand movies and music, and satellite news programming, Direct-dial telephone

Medallion Suite

$ 29050 AUD pp
Medallion Suite
A mark of distinction. Sumptuous. Spacious. Rich textures surround you with distinguished luxury. The private veranda surrounds you with panoramic views. Dimensions: 400 sq ft / 37m2 including veranda (86 sq ft / 8m2). All suites and staterooms feature: Butler service, champagne upon request, refrigerator and bar setup stocked with your beverage preferences, European bath amenities, fine bed linens and down duvets, premium mattresses, a choice of nine pillow types, spa robes and slippers, personalised stationery, umbrella, hair dryer, WiFi Internet access (fee applies) and daily suite service with nightly turndown. Teak veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors, Sitting area, Twin beds or queen-sized bed, Marbled bathroom with full-sized bath and separate shower, Writing desk, Flat screen television with interactive video, on-demand movies and music, and satellite news programming, Direct-dial telephone, Afternoon canapés upon request, Dinner at officer's table

Silver Suite

$ 30950 AUD pp
Silver Suite
Stylish and sophisticated. Spacious and welcoming. With separate dining and living rooms, two French balconies, and preferred midship location, Silver Suites are a favourite of returning Silversea guests. Silver Suites can accommodate three guests. Dimensions: 422 sq ft / 39m2 including 2 French balconies (30 sq ft / 3m2). All suites and staterooms feature: Butler service, champagne upon request, refrigerator and bar setup stocked with your beverage preferences, European bath amenities, fine bed linens and down duvets, premium mattresses, a choice of nine pillow types, spa robes and slippers, personalised stationery, umbrella, hair dryer, WiFi Internet access (fee applies) and daily suite service with nightly turndown. Two French balconies with floor-to-ceiling glass doors, Living room (with convertible sofa to accommodate an additional guest), Twin beds or queen-sized bed, Marbled bathroom with full-sized bath and separate shower, Walk-in wardrobe with personal safe, Vanity table with hair dryer, Writing desk, Two flat screen televisions with interactive video, on-demand movies and music, and satellite news programming, Direct-dial telephone, Laundry service, Afternoon canapés upon request, Dinner at officer's table

Grand Suite

$ 35050 AUD pp
Grand Suite
Expertly designed and exquisitely appointed. At 618 square feet (57 square metres), the Grand Suite is ideal for entertaining friends or enjoying quiet time alone on your private veranda. Grand Suites can accommodate three guests. Dimensions: 618 sq ft / 57m2 including veranda (86 sq ft / 8m2). All suites and staterooms feature: Butler service, champagne upon request, refrigerator and bar setup stocked with your beverage preferences, European bath amenities, fine bed linens and down duvets, premium mattresses, a choice of nine pillow types, spa robes and slippers, personalised stationery, umbrella, hair dryer, WiFi Internet access (fee applies) and daily suite service with nightly turndown. Teak veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors, Living room with sitting area, Twin beds or queen-sized bed, Marbled bathroom with full-sized bath and separate shower, Walk-in wardrobe with personal safe, Vanity table with hair dryer, Writing desk, Two flat screen televisions with interactive video, on-demand movies and music, and satellite news programming, Direct-dial telephone, Laundry service, Dry cleaning and pressing, Afternoon canapés upon request, Dinner at officer's table, Four hours of Internet service per suite, per voyage segment, Two hours of worldwide phone use from your suite, per voyage segment

Owner's Suite

$ 38850 AUD pp
Owner's Suite
The name says it all. A stylish apartment. Prestigious and classic. For those whose standards are higher than most. Owner's Suites can accommodate three guests. Dimensions: 728 sq ft / 67m2 including large veranda (158 sq ft / 15m2), All suites and staterooms feature: Butler service, champagne upon request, refrigerator and bar setup stocked with your beverage preferences, European bath amenities, fine bed linens and down duvets, premium mattresses, a choice of nine pillow types, spa robes and slippers, personalised stationery, umbrella, hair dryer, WiFi Internet access (fee applies) and daily suite service with nightly turndown. Large teak veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors, Living room with sitting area, Twin beds or queen-sized bed, Marbled bathroom with full-sized bath and separate shower, Walk-in wardrobe with personal safe, Vanity table with hair dryer, Writing desk, Two flat screen televisions with interactive video, on-demand movies and music, and satellite news programming, Direct-dial telephone, Laundry service, Dry cleaning and pressing, Afternoon canapés upon request, Dinner at officer's table, Four hours of Internet service per suite, per voyage segment, Two hours of worldwide phone use from your suite, per voyage segment

Silver Explorer

Vessel Type: Luxury Expedition

Length: 108 metres

Passenger Capacity: 132

Built / refurbished: 1989 / 2008

Silversea’s purpose-built Silver Explorer expedition ship (formerly the Prince Albert II) has been designed specifically for navigating waters in some of the world’s most remote destinations, including both of earth’s polar regions. A strengthened hull with a Lloyd’s Register ice-class notation (1A) for passenger vessels enables Silver Explorer to safely push through ice floes with ease. A fleet of Zodiac boats allows Silversea Expedition guests to visit even the most off-the-beaten path locations and an expert Expedition Team provides insight and understanding to each unforgettable Silver Explorer cruise adventure.

  

  

Cabin layout for Silver Explorer

3NT POST-CRUISE: SANBONA SAFARI

Situated in the Western Cape, Sanbona Wildlife Reserve, resting at the foot of the Warmwaterberg Mountains, pays homage to the San people who trekked this earth in the heart of South Africa’s Little Karoo. Sanbona, often referred to as the ‘Arizona of Southern Africa’ and the spirit of the San people, invites you to stay and explore a special wilderness sanctuary call Dwyka Tented Camp, offering five star accommodation surrounded by ancient volcanic mountains and endless vistas. Wildlife that may be viewed on the reserve includes lion, elephant, leopard, buffalo, white rhino, brown hyena, black-backed jackal, cheetah, hippopotamus, giraffe, springbok, zebra, eland and many more.

2NT POST-CRUISE: WINES & WILDLIFE

The Cape Peninsula on the tip of the African continent is unquestionably one of the most beautiful places in the world. Travel down to the Cape of Good Hope. Discover the penguins of Boulders Beach. Then sip and savour your way through the vineyards, cellars and breathtaking scenery of Cape Wine lands, South Africa’s largest wine region, and admire the oak-lined streetscapes and Dutch architecture of historic Stellenbosch.

3NT POST-CRUISE: NGALA WILDLIFE SAFARI

Ngala Game Reserve shares an unfenced boundary with the world renowned Kruger National Park, South Africa’s largest wildlife sanctuary and one of the biggest game reserves in the world. As one of the first concessions to be officially incorporated into the exclusive greater Kruger National Park, it enjoys otherwise unheard of traversing rights to this spectacular area. With luxury facilities, and a genuine sense of the adventure native to the Kruger, Ngala is a stunning safari getaway.

4NT PRE VINTAGES OF ARGENTINA

Spend two nights at the historic Posada Salentein in the heart of Argentina’s most prolific wine region. In addition to Merlot and Pinot Noir, the region is notable for its Malbecs. Enjoy tastings at award-winning wineries.

3NT PRE-CRUISE: IGUAZU FALLS

A must see – stand face to face with one of the world’s great natural wonders – Iguazú Falls. Experience the combined 275 ft. falls in a massive cascade stretching for nearly 1.7 miles. See its waters cascading over luscious subtropical greenery.

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