Imagine waking to the sound of a whale expelling air and water as it gently surfaces only metres from your ship.  Imagine stepping out into onto your balcony on a crisp, Antarctic morning to watch as the whale flips back into the water, disappearing into a mystical world below.  Beyond, a backdrop of towering white icebergs.  Imagine anticipating the day ahead ... stepping ashore amidst thousands of penguins and waiting to see if any will approach.  Or cruising by the rugged shoreline and spotting seals lazing upon the rocks, or perhaps  sea lions raucously announcing their dominance.  

In Antarctica, with phones turned off and the rest of the world miles away, you'll remember what it's like to just be.  Here, you can't help but soak in your surroundings and stand in awe of the majesty of the mountains and icebergs.  You'll wonder how the early explorers could possibly take on such a harsh and unforgiving continent and you'll realise how truly incredible Mother Nature really is.

Words can not do Antarctica justice.  It's a once-in-a-lifetime experience for most, and a life-changing experience for some. 

Antarctica... this is where you feel truly alive!





Discover the world’s last frontier with Silversea Cruises’ luxurious Silver Cloud.  This once-in-a-lifetime experience begins in Santiago where you’ll have time to refresh after your flight, explore and overnight before your flight to Ushuaia.  Everything is taken care of in your cruise package including your transfers from airport to hotel to wharf, enabling you to start enjoying from the moment you arrive.


Once on board, the pampering begins.  In true Silversea style, you’ll want for nothing!  Spacious, luxuriously appointed staterooms and suites, complete with butler service, superior amenities and refrigerator stocked with your preferred beverages.  From the time you step aboard, your every need is taken care of and, indeed, anticipated. 


Your voyage takes you through the legendary Drake Passage to Earth’s least visited continent, the mystical and beautiful Antarctica.  Magnificent icebergs, giant prisms of ice passing through ink-blue seas, masses of resplendent penguins, raucous sea lions, seals and graceful whales … Antarctica is a sight to behold.


You’ll discover the Antarctic Sound, named after the first ship to have passed through this body of water from the Bransfield Strait to the Weddell Sea in 1902.  Then, spend three full days exploring the Antarctic Peninsula, known for spectacular iceberg sculptures, calving glaciers and for the possibility of up-close encounters with marine mammals and iconic penguins.


Next, you’ll visit the South Shetland Islands, some 770km south of Cape Horn, where Chinstrap, Adelie , Gentoo and Macaroni Penguins breed, before once again crossing the Drake Passage, heading for Ushuaia.


With just 130 guests and an expert expedition crew, Silversea ensures an up close and personal Antarctic encounter, taking guests ashore or on specialised Zodiac tours that are all part of your cruise experience.  You’ll have the opportunity to learn from the experts who live and breathe Antarctica.


And at the end of the day, you can relax in luxury, enjoy gourmet cuisine, fine wine and perhaps a relaxing treatment in the Spa and Fitness Centre. 


Your Silver Cloud Antarctica cruise packages include:


  • 10 day luxury expedition cruise onboard the Silver Cloud
  • All meals on-board
  • Beverages in-suite and throughout the ship - select wines, premium spirits, speciality coffee's, and soft drinks plus your own tailored mini-bar
  • In-suite dining and room service (available 24hours)
  • Guided Zodiac, land and sea tours and shoreside activities led by the Expedition Team
  • onboard gratuities
  • taxes, government fees and air taxes


PLUS! Also receive:


  • Complimentary airfares from Santiago to Ushuaia return
  • Complimentary 1 night accommodation in Santiago
  • Complimentary transfers from Santiago hotel to airport
  • Complimentary transfer from Ushuaia Airport to port
  • Complimentary transfer from port to Ushuaia Airport






Cruise Category
  • Luxury Expedition
  • Soft Adventure
  • 24 Hr Room Service
  • All meals
  • Gratuities
  • Meals + Wine
  • On-Board Lecturer
  • Shore Excursions
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Trip itinerary

Arrive Santiago.
Fly Santiago to Ushuaia and overnight
Embark Silver Cloud for 6pm departure
Drake Passage
Embark Silver Explorer Ship
Antarctic Sound
Antarctic Peninsula
Antarctic South, Shetland Islands
Drake Passage
Ushuaia, Argentina
Disembark Silver Cloud and fly to Santiago
Disembark Silver Cloud

Technical Details

  • Tonnage 16,800
  • Built Date 2012
  • Crew 222
  • Capacity 296
  • Length 157M

Cruise Category

  • Classical Luxury
  • Modern Style

Silver Cloud Expedition

Spacious yet intimate, designed to cross oceans and yet able to slip up rivers and into hidden harbours with ease, the yacht-like Silver Cloud carries just 296 guests in incomparable comfort and style. Silversea's inaugural ship launched a new ocean standard and continues to epitomize Silversea’s vision of world-class cruising.