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USHUAIA To CAPE TOWN

TRANSOCEANIC expedition cruise Silver Cloud

From the end of the world to the Cape of Good Hope, traverse the South Atlantic Ocean on the world’s most luxurious expedition ship. From snow-covered mountains and mighty glaciers to enjoying a formal wine tasting, trans-Atlantic travel has never been so good! Five days in South Georgia gives a chance to see an astounding array of endemic wildlife as well as visit the grave of Ernest Shackleton.
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Cruise itinerary

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At 55 degrees latitude south, Ushuaia (pronounced oo-swy-ah) is closer to the South Pole than to Argentina's northern border with Bolivia. It is the capital and tourism base for Tierra del Fuego, the island at the southernmost tip of Argentina.Although its stark physical beauty is striking, Tierra del Fuego's historical allure is based more on its mythical past than on rugged reality. The island was inhabited for 6,000 years by Yámana, Haush, Selk'nam, and Alakaluf Indians.

Days at sea are the perfect opportunity to relax, unwind and catch up with what you’ve been meaning to do. So whether that is whale watching from the Observatory Lounge, writing home to your loved ones or simply topping up your tan by the pool, these blue sea days are the perfect balance to busy days spent exploring shore side.
The remarkable beauty of the remote Falkland Islands can best be seen on New Island. The westernmost of the inhabited islands of the archipelago, it is a wildlife and nature reserve, and an environmental conservation group protects its many birds and animals. There are rookeries where Rockhopper Penguins and Blue-eyed Shags share the same nesting area. Black-browed Albatrosses can be seen going about their daily routines and it is easy to spot Upland Geese. More than 40 species of birds breed on the island.
Located slightly northwest of West Falkland, West Point Island is used for sheep farming and nature observations. Peale’s dolphins and the distinctive black and white markings of the Commerson’s dolphin can usually be seen in the waters around West Point Island. Rolling moorland and steep cliffs make for great photographic opportunities, but the main attraction is the Devil’s Nose, a cliffside colony of Black-browed Albatrosses nesting side-by-side with feisty Rockhopper Penguins. Magellanic Penguins and Magellanic Cormorants can also be found on the island.
Tiny Stanley, capital of the Falklands, seems in many ways like a British village fallen out of the sky. Many homes are painted in bright colours, adding visual appeal to this distant outpost. Not far offshore, the wreck of the Lady Elizabeth, is one of the many vessels remaining as a silent testimonial to the region's frequent harsh weather conditions. The islands, also known by their Spanish name of Islas Malvinas, are home to arguably more tuxedo-clad inhabitants of the penguin variety than human residents.

Days at sea are the perfect opportunity to relax, unwind and catch up with what you’ve been meaning to do. So whether that is whale watching from the Observatory Lounge, writing home to your loved ones or simply topping up your tan by the pool, these blue sea days are the perfect balance to busy days spent exploring shore side.
South Georgia is a breathtaking destination of towering snow-covered mountains, mighty glaciers, and low-lying grasslands that attract an astounding concentration of wildlife. It is possible to find 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 Macaroni Penguins. South Georgia is also linked to the early Antarctic explorers.
Days at sea are the perfect opportunity to relax, unwind and catch up with what you’ve been meaning to do. So whether that is whale watching from the Observatory Lounge, writing home to your loved ones or simply topping up your tan by the pool, these blue sea days are the perfect balance to busy days spent exploring shore side.
Tristan da Cunha is the main island of an archipelago with the same name. The Tristan da Cunha island group is home to fewer than 300 hardy residents and is recognized as the most remote inhabited archipelago in the world. Its closest neighboring landmass is the island of St. Helena some 2,430 km (over 1500 miles) away. For fortunate visitors who have cooperative weather conditions and land ashore on Tristan da Cunha, local inhabitants of the village might tell the tale of how the islanders were evacuated from their home during a 1961 lava flow, and how it affected their lives.
Nightingale Island is an active volcano and one of three islands in the extremes of the South Atlantic Ocean known as the Nightingale Islands falling within the Tristan da Cunha group. The three islands are administered by the United Kingdom and are visited for scientific research purposes and little else. This means the magnificent wildlife with an estimated one million seabirds, in addition to unusual flora, is all unspoiled by people. Nightingale Island is also a protected wildlife reserve and World Heritage Site.
Gough Island in the South Atlantic Ocean was originally known as Gonçalo Álvares (named after the captain of Vasco da Gama’s flagship). The volcanic island is uninhabited except for the handful of personnel stationed here to operate a South African weather station, making it 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”.
Days at sea are the perfect opportunity to relax, unwind and catch up with what you’ve been meaning to do. So whether that is whale watching from the Observatory Lounge, writing home to your loved ones or simply topping up your tan by the pool, these blue sea days are the perfect balance to busy days spent exploring shore side.
If you visit only one place in South Africa, make it Cape Town. Whether you're partaking of the Capetonian inclination for alfresco fine dining (the so-called "Mother City" is home to many of the country's best restaurants) or sipping wine atop Table Mountain, you sense—correctly—that this is South Africa's most urbane, civilized city. Here elegant Cape Dutch buildings abut ornate Victorian architecture and imposing British monuments.

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Owner's Suite

Up to 827 ft² / 77 m² including veranda

From US$ 44,910 with early booking bonus
Grand Suite

Up to 1,314 ft² / 122 m² including veranda

From US$ 40,140 with early booking bonus
Royal Suite

Up to 1,031 ft² / 96 m² including veranda

From US$ 27,000 with early booking bonus
Silver Suite

541 ft² / 52 m² Including veranda

From US$ 22,950 with early booking bonus
Medallion Suite

437 ft² / 40.6 m² Including veranda

From US$ 20,520 with early booking bonus
Deluxe Veranda Suite

295 ft² / 27 m² including veranda

From US$ 15,030 with early booking bonus
Veranda Suite

295 ft² / 27 m² including veranda

From US$ 12,960 with early booking bonus
Vista Suite

240 ft² / 22 m²

From US$ 11,250 with early booking bonus
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Silver Cloud

After extensive refurbishment, Silver Cloud is the most spacious and comfortable ice class vessel in expedition cruising. Her large suites, her destination itineraries and her unparalleled service make her truly special. Her four dining options will tantalise your taste buds and as 80% of her suites include a veranda, watching a breaching whale or a few cavorting penguins has never been so personal. Broad sweeping decks with multiple open spaces and a swimming pool complete what is surely the most distinctive expedition ship sailing today. A limited number of guests in polar waters, mean that Silver Cloud has the highest space to guest and crew to guest ratios in expedition cruising. With her 16 zodiacs, 10 kayaks, possibilities are almost limitless with ship-wide simultaneous explorations. Finally, a team of up to 22  passionate and dedicated expedition experts are always at hand to ensure your voyage is enhanced every step of the way.

Suites

Silversea's oceanview suites are some of the most spacious in cruising, and all include the services of a butler. Select your suite and Request a Quote - guests who book early are rewarded with the best fares and ability to select their desired suite.

Suites

Silversea's oceanview suites are some of the most spacious in cruising, and all include the services of a butler. Select your suite and Request a Quote - guests who book early are rewarded with the best fares and ability to select their desired suite.

Owner's Suite

Up to 827 ft² / 77 m² including veranda

From US$ 44,910 with early booking bonus
Grand Suite

Up to 1,314 ft² / 122 m² including veranda

From US$ 40,140 with early booking bonus
Royal Suite

Up to 1,031 ft² / 96 m² including veranda

From US$ 27,000 with early booking bonus
Silver Suite

541 ft² / 52 m² Including veranda

From US$ 22,950 with early booking bonus
Medallion Suite

437 ft² / 40.6 m² Including veranda

From US$ 20,520 with early booking bonus
Deluxe Veranda Suite

295 ft² / 27 m² including veranda

From US$ 15,030 with early booking bonus
Veranda Suite

295 ft² / 27 m² including veranda

From US$ 12,960 with early booking bonus
Vista Suite

240 ft² / 22 m²

From US$ 11,250 with early booking bonus
Fares shown are per guest

Restaurants

Discover our collection of onboard venues where you'll enjoy spending time with like-minded travellers and of course, our personalized all-inclusive service.

Public Areas

Renowned for culinary excellence and innovative spirit, Silversea's luxury cruises offer a choice of open-seating dining options throughout the fleet, as well as several specialty venues aboard all non-expedition ships.

4 Hotels

Our land programmes (multi-day mid-, pre- or post-cruise) provide additional opportunities to discover more of the highlights and hidden treasures of the lands you visit.

Your expedition will lead to one discovery after another. A complimentary programme of unique, small-group shore experiences, led by team of expert guides and lectures, allows you to fully experience the lands you'll visit.

voyage highlights

Falkland Islands
We will hike to rocky cliffs to see rookeries where Black-browed Albatross, Rockhopper Penguins and Blue-eyed Shags share the same nesting area. On approach to West Point Island we will watch for Peale’s dolphins and the distinctive black and white markings of the Commerson’s dolphin, while in Stanley we will get to see the various highlights the town and surrounding area have to offer.

South Georgia
See one of the large King Penguin colonies found on the island. Enjoy the opportunity to hike looking for flora and fauna. See Grytviken’s museum and the historic whaling station, the rusted hulls of long abandoned sealing and whaling ships and working sheds. Pay homage to Sir Ernest Shackleton and Frank Wild at Grytviken's cemetery.

Tristan da Cunha, UK
A highlight will certainly be to step ashore on the most remote inhabited archipelago in the world. The main island is home to some 300 hardy residents. Weather and landing depending, we hope to enjoy guided walks with the inhabitants of Edinburgh of the Seven Seas, the main village on the island’s north coast. We will be looking for Atlantic Yellow-nosed Albatross, Sooty Albatross, Tristan Thrush, and Tristan Wandering Albatross.

Gough and Nightingale, UK
If conditions permit, a Zodiac cruise will be offered at Gough Island. The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Gough and Inaccessible Islands is a protected wildlife reserve and an “Important Bird Area”. We will look for Tristan Albatross, Atlantic Petrel, Gough Moorhen, Gough Bunting, and Northern Rockhopper Penguins. Weather permitting; we hope to land on uninhabited Nightingale Island, a protected wildlife reserve and World Heritage Site, where one can see the most magnificent wildlife, flora and fauna all unspoilt by people.

Cape Town, South Africa
You can choose to ascend Table Mountain by cable car and explore in the protected area, having a look at the many endemic plants and animals to then travel by bus to Signal Hill for dramatic views over Table Bay and Cape Town. Or you can go on an excursion to see an African Penguin colony at Boulders Beach going along the Atlantic seaboard, continuing through the prestigious suburbs of Bishopscourt and Constantia into the region where South Africa’s wine industry began over 3 centuries ago. At one of the local wine estates you will enjoy a formal wine tasting.

Kayaking
Silver Wind offers the opportunity to kayak in a small group under the guidance of certified kayak instructors. These special excursions are a chance to appreciate the Falkland Islands and South Georgia in peaceful silence.

Cultural Highlights:
• Meet Falkland Islanders and learn how the Falkland Conflict changed their lives. Meet inhabitants of Edinburgh of the Seven Seas.

Wildlife Watch List:
• Penguins (Magellanic, Gentoo, Rockhopper, King and Macaroni)
• Seals (Antarctic fur seals and elephant seals)
• Whales (blue whales, humpback whales, Southern right whales)
• Birds of note: Blue-eyed Shags, Upland Geese, Black-browed Albatross, Atlantic Yellow-nosed Albatross, and Sooty Albatross, Tristan Thrush, Tristan Wandering Albatross, and Atlantic Petrel, Gough Moorhen and Gough Bunting.

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 scheduled for this voyage are subject to change or cancellation.


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restaurants & public areas

Your time on board will be time well-spent. Discover the dining options where you'll savour culinary excellence, and the exciting venues where you'll mingle with international travellers while enjoying our all-inclusive lifestyle.