Silversea Cruises is introducing three new Antarctica Bridge voyages on Silver Cloud for the 2023-2024 season. The fly-cruise programme provides the fastest, most direct route to Antarctica by enabling travellers to fly over the Drake Passage.
President and CEO Roberto Martinoli said there had been “exceptional demand” for the trips. He added: “We offer guests the luxury of choice, with the most diverse offering in ultra-luxury Antarctica cruising. Our pioneering Antarctica Bridge option is tremendously popular with time-conscious travellers who prefer to experience the White Continent without crossing the Drake Passage.”
After landing at Chile’s Eduardo Frei Montalva air base on King George Island, Silver Cloud’s guests will spend the same amount of time exploring Antarctica as on the cruise line’s conventional itineraries. They will visit Antarctic Sound, the Antarctic Peninsula and the South Shetland Islands, before returning to King George Island.
For sailings that cross the Drake Passage, Silversea has launched round-trip voyages from Puerto Williams, Chile. A spokesperson explained: “From the 2022-2023 season guests sailing aboard the line’s three ice-class expedition ships – Silver Cloud, Silver Wind and Silver Explorer – will enjoy more convenient flight times, personalised service during a private charter flight, and quicker transfers to the ship, on exclusive itineraries departing from the new gateway of Puerto Williams. The close cooperation of the Chilean authorities and local stakeholders enabled the enhancement.”
Read more: Silversea celebrated the return to service of its entire 10-ship fleet by welcoming Silver Wind to London on June 18, as part of the ship’s 10-day expedition cruise from London to Reykjavik.