Silversea Enhances Antarctic Expedition Cruises With Exclusive Gateway City
Silversea Cruises, a world leader in ultra-luxury and expedition cruises, has just announced that passengers sailing to Antarctica during the 2022-23 season will enjoy a more comfortable and convenient connection to Chile.
Guests bound for the southernmost continent aboard one of the line’s three ice-class expedition ships – Silver Cloud, Silver Wind and Silver Explorer – will embark and disembark their vessel at Puerto Williams, which is part of the Tierra del Fuego archipelago in the far south of Chile. It will enhance their experience with more convenient flight schedules, an exclusive charter flight with personalized onboard service, faster ship transfers and more.
“I express my gratitude to the Chilean authorities and local stakeholders who have enabled us to unlock the most comfortable and convenient route to Antarctica for international travelers,” said Roberto Martinoli, President and CEO. of Silversea. “As the only cruise line currently offering Antarctic expeditions from Puerto Williams, we are immensely proud of this achievement, which is representative of our commitment to providing truly unique experiences in this iconic destination.
“Innovations like this reflect Silversea’s destination leadership in Antarctica,” said Conrad Combrink, senior vice president of expeditions, turnaround operations and destination management at Silversea. “Puerto Williams is a magnificent gateway to access the natural treasures of Antarctica. As the only company currently operating a private charter flight between Santiago and Puerto Williams, Silversea can now offer customers an improved level of service and a smoother connection when traveling to Antarctica in style. I thank the Chilean authorities and all the stakeholders involved for their valuable collaboration. This innovation has taken many years to develop, and it is an incredibly proud moment to see our guests set sail from Puerto Williams on three of our ultra-luxury vessels. »
As part of the Puerto Williams trip enhancement, Silversea 2022-23 season passengers will enjoy the following benefits on their all-inclusive Antarctica voyages:
— A first night in a five-star hotel in Santiago, with a welcome dinner.
— Breakfast and comfortable transfer to Santiago airport the next day.
— An exclusive charter flight to Puerto Williams, departing from a private airport terminal and fully escorted by a Silversea representative.
— An enhanced and personalized flight experience, with more legroom, greater baggage allowance and a regionally inspired gourmet lunch.
— Faster transfer to the ship upon arrival in Puerto Williams.
— Following their navigation and disembarkation from the ship, direct transfer to the airport and charter flight to Santiago for the onward journey.
Departing from Puerto Williams will also allow Silver Cloud and Silver Wind to call at Cape Horn in southern Chile on select routes (weather permitting), allowing passengers to disembark and explore the most south of the continent.
For more information, visit silversea.com/destinations/antarctic-cruise.