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Mon, 24 August 2015

Explore Polar Realms with Silversea Expeditions

Silversea Expeditions has published its 2016 Explore the Polar Realms brochure, showcasing voyages to the Arctic, Antarctic and New Zealand Sub-Antarctic.

With twelve departures throughout 2016, guests can explore these awe-inspiring natural regions on a voyage of seven to eighteen days aboard the intimate Silver Explorer or Silver Discoverer.

Karen Christensen, Silversea General Manager & Director Sales/Marketing Australasia, says:Silversea Expeditions offer world explorers an incredible way to witness the untouched natural wonders of the remote Arctic, Antarctic and NZ Sub Antarctic regions. Our expedition voyages are meticulously designed to offer discerning guests access to the raw beauty and endemic wildlife of these remote wildernesses, while maintaining the truly superior quality, all-inclusive lifestyle that can be expected from any Silversea cruise.

With Silverseas expert expedition team of naturalists, historians and geologists, plus a selection of Zodiac and shore excursions, guests can delve deeper into these remote and stunning regions. Silver Discoverer and Silver Explorer, which has been purposely built to navigate the icy waters of the artic, afford guests the opportunity to explore majestic frontiers and encounter incredible wildlife, before returning to their exquisite ocean-view suite with butler service. The incredible shore excursions are matched only by the luxury onboard, which includes the warmth of a bubble bath or sauna, being greeted with a hot drink or meal when returning from remarkable adventures or lunch on deck surrounded by heaters with warm blankets to keep guests nice and cosy in the Artic.

Highlights of Silversea Expeditions Polar expedition voyages include: navigating the icy and rugged landscapes of Svalbard; spotting Southern elephant seals and King Penguins on the stunning shores of South Georgia; embarking on Zodiac excursions around magnificent glaciers; experiencing the enormity of Prince Christian Sound, strolling through the lush rata trees and giant ferns of Campbell Island; and, encountering the mighty polar bear in its natural habitat. Photography excursions and professional lectures are also on offer for a range of interests including diving, birding and wildlife spotting. Onboard a Polar expedition voyage, guests may disembark the ship to board a Zodiac, cross icy waters and stroll across a huge iceberg, enjoy afternoon tea in the midst of giant ice fields, or even hike up ancient glaciers. The opportunities for adventure are astounding and endless.

Example Voyages

V7618: Departing from Reykjavik, Iceland on 13 August 2016, Silver Explorer navigates through magnificent destinations such as the Denmark Strait, Skjoldungen Fjord and Prince Christian Sound on a 9-day voyage before concluding her journey in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland. Prices start from US$7,350 per person, based on double occupancy in an Explorer Suite.

V7626: Sailing from Valparaiso, Chile to Ushuaia, Argentina, guests aboard Silver Explorer can discover the many natural wonders of this region, from the Drake Channel to the White Continent over 18 days. The voyage, which visits the Antarctic Peninsula, affords guests the opportunity to witness whales, seals, and Gentoo and Chinstrap Penguins, all in their natural environment. Prices start from US$17,950 per person, based on double occupancy in an Explorer Suite and include a one-way charter flight from Ushuaia to Buenos Aires.

V9601: Aboard the luxurious Silver Discoverer, guests can experience the striking panoramic beauty, rich Māori culture and myriad of rare wildlife of New Zealands Sub-Antarctic Islands as she sails from Dunedin to Lyttleton on this 16-day voyage. This voyage also includes a rare opportunity for guests to experience Macquarie Island, Australias Sub-Antarctic jewel, home to 72 bird species including the Southern Royal Albatross. Prices start from US$12,850 per person, based on double occupancy in an Explorer Suite.

Silversea Expeditions fares include: up to one hour of free WiFi per day; all shore and Zodiac excursions hosted by an expedition leader; all-suite accommodation with butler service; meals with menus inspired by Relais & Chteaux; complimentary wines, Champagne and spirits served throughout the ship; an expedition team of expert guides and lecturers; and all gratuities.

Silversea Cruises, Expeditions

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