Spend an unforgettable Christmas in beautiful Antarctica!  Leave the madness behind and step aboard Silversea's luxurious Silver Cloud bound for Antarctica and the Falkland Islands.  Enjoy pampering and first-class cuisine this Christmas without having to lift a finger!  With the highest service and space ratios in expedition cruising and more enjoyable dining options than any other ice-class ship cruising to Antarctica, you can be assured of absolute comfort onboard this Silversea Antarctic cruise.  Experience the bustling Santiago and spend a day in Ushuaia before boarding Silver Cloud, heading for the Falkland Islands.  


Zodiacs will take you ashore where you'll likely encounter rockhopper penguins, blue-eyed shags, black-browed albatross, southern sea lions and southern elephant seals.  Peale’s dolphins and Commerson’s dolphins with their distinctive markings can often be spotted as Silver Cloud approaches the island.  The Falklands are a good spot for sighting orcas. You'll also have the opportunity to visit quaint villages and historic sites.  


After crossing the Drake Passage, the white vastness of Antarctica awaits!  Glaciers, icebergs, nesting birds, seals and islands entirely covered in penguins all await your discovery!  Snow-capped mountains, sheltered waters alive with whales and seals and pristine, clean air... this is what Antarctica is all about! View remnants of early explorers' huts, an old World War II listening station and more.  


Your 18 night Antarctica cruise package, departing New Zealand on 20 Dec 2018, includes:


  • Return Economy Airfare from Auckland to Santiago
  • 2 nights accommodation in Santiago
  • Charter flight from Santiago to Ushuaia
  • 14 day cruise aboard the Silver Cloud Expedition vessel
  • Butler service in every suite and stateroom
  • Open-seating dining options – dine when and with whoever you, please
  •  Beverages in-suite and throughout the ship – select wines, premium spirits, speciality coffees and soft drinks, plus your own tailored mini-bar
  • Guided Zodiac, land and sea tours, and shoreside activities led by the Expeditions Team
  • Gratuities 
  • Free WiFi throughout the ship; unlimited in select suite categories
  • Charter flight from Ushuaia to Santiago
  • 1 night post-cruise accommodation in Santiago
  • Transfers throughout


Package prices start from NZ$33,999 per person twin share in Vista Suite.

NOTE: Current pricing is valid until 28 Dec 2017.  After this time price is subject to change - Please ask our reservations team for details.




Cruise Category
  • Luxury Expedition
  • All meals
  • Gratuities
  • Shore Excursions
  • Speciality Restaurants

Includes chauffeur driven luxury car transfers to/from Auckland Airport (within 35km)

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Trip itinerary

Fly Auckland to Santiago
Departs AKL at 6.20pm
Arrive Santiago 1.25pm (same day)
At leisure
Charter flight to Ushuaia
Embark Silver Cloud this evening
At Sea
New Island/ West Point
Stanley, Falkland Islands/Malvinas
Stanely, Falklands Islands
Bleaker Island and Sea Lion Island
Drake Passage
9 - 15
Antarctic Peninsula
Drake Passage
Disembark Silver Cloud ship

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.


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