Silversea Strengthen Antarctica Offering

Silversea is enhancing its polar offering by adding three new Antarctica Bridge voyages for the 2023-2024

Silversea is enhancing its polar offering by adding three new Antarctica Bridge voyages for the 2023-2024 season.

The seamless fly-cruise programme provides the fastest, most direct route to Antarctica by enabling travellers to fly over the Drake Passage in business-class comfort. With three ice-class ships unlocking the White Continent for guests, a broad array of voyage lengths, and pioneering fly-cruise options, Silversea operates the most diverse Antarctica offering in ultra-luxury cruising.

“In response to exceptional demand, we have added three new fly-cruise voyages aboard Silver Cloud® for 2024, enhancing our industry-leading Antarctica offering and strengthening our destination leadership,” said Roberto Martinoli, Silversea’s President and CEO. “We offer guests the luxury of choice, with the most diverse offering in ultra-luxury Antarctica cruising. Our pioneering Antarctica Bridge option is tremendously popular with time-conscious travellers who prefer to experience the White Continent without crossing the Drake Passage.”


Adding to Silversea’s existing Antarctica Bridge offering for 2022 and 2023, guests seeking the fast track to the White Continent may select from two new five-day expedition voyages aboard Silver Cloud, departing February 2 and 7, 2024, as well as a 6-day sailing departing February 12, 2024.

After landing at Chile’s Eduardo Frei Montalva air base on King George Island, Silver Cloud’s guests will spend the same amount of time exploring Antarctica as on the cruise line’s conventional itineraries. They will journey deep into destinations such as Antarctic Sound, the Antarctic Peninsula, and the South Shetland Islands, before returning to King George Island.

Silversea’s highly experienced Expedition Team will guide Zodiac tours, kayaking adventures, and explorations ashore, as well as provide lectures on the region’s fascinating geology, wildlife, and history to enrich the journey for guests. In addition to witnessing incredible ice formations and otherworldly landscapes, guests will visit large penguin rookeries, and may see several species of seals, whales, and other birds.


For sailings that cross the Drake Passage, Silversea recently enhanced guests’ journeys to Antarctica with the launch of round-trip voyages from Puerto Williams, Chile. From the 2022-2023 season, guests sailing aboard the line’s three ice-class expedition ships – Silver CloudSilver Wind and Silver Explorer – will enjoy more convenient flight times, personalised service during a private charter flight, and quicker transfers to the ship, on exclusive itineraries departing from the new gateway of Puerto Williams. The close cooperation of the Chilean authorities and local stakeholders enabled the enhancement.