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Silversea Launches Antarctica Bridge Programme

In 2021 Silversea plan to offer guests a way to explore Antarctica without having to spend two days crossing the Drake Passage.

The luxury cruise line’s new 'Antarctica Bridge' programme will give guests the option of flying to King George Island from Punta Arenas aboard a private charter jet. From the island, guests will set sail aboard the 130-guest Silver Explorer and spend six days exploring the Antarctica Peninsula and the South Shetland Islands before returning to King George Island and flying back to Punta Arenas.

The new itineraries, which will depart on twelves dates throughout December 2021, will also include one-night hotel stays in Santiago either side of the sailing and return flights from the Chilean capital city to Punta Arenas.

Conor Combrink, Silversea’s Senior Vice President of Tour Operating, Expedition & Destination Management, believes that the new itineraries will suit travellers who want to explore Antarctica with the line but are restricted by time.

“This is a defining moment for Silversea’s expedition offering: Antarctica Bridge will revolutionise how our guests discover Antarctica...This builds on our existing offering, which comprises many 10-day voyages as well as 18-day expeditions and longer. With the launch of Antarctica Bridge, our guests will be able to choose from 59 Antarctica voyages.”

King George Island is the largest of the South Shetland Islands and is situated less than 75 miles off the coast of Antarctica. Home to several research stations with less than 500 inhabitants, King George Island boasts a variety of wildlife species including elephant seals and gentoo penguins.

Silversea’s Antarctica Bridge voyages open for reservations on 10th December 2019.

For further information regarding cruising Antarctica with Silversea, please call our Voyage Consultants on 0800 008 6677.