Silversea Luxury Cruises To South Sandwich Islands

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The South Sandwich Islands and South Georgia are sub-Antarctic islands that are governed together as a British overseas dependency. The South Sandwich Islands are extremely remote and untouched, being 470 miles southeast of South Georgia. They are a 240-mile chain of 11 islands that form part of the "Scotia Arc", and even today they experience active volcanism. Captain James Cook, on his search for a rumoured southern continent, discovered the islands in 1775. Most of the islands are rugged and mountainous rising steeply from the sea with snow-covered peaks. View more

The islands have been recognized by Birdlife International as an Important Bird Area. There are more than 16 species of millions of breeding birds on the island, including several species of penguins (chinstrap, king and gentoo), petrels, Antarctic fulmars, cape petrels, snow petrels and the Antarctic tern. Five species of seals visit the island, however only 1 species, the Antarctic fur seal, breeds here.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.