Antarctic Sound is a body of water about 30 miles (50 km) long and from 7 to 12 miles (11 to 19 km) wide, separating the Joinville Island group from the northeast end of the Antarctic Peninsula. The sound was named by the Swedish Antarctic Expedition under Otto Nordenskiöld for the expedition ship Antarctic which in 1902, under the command of Carl Anton Larsen, was the first vessel to navigate it.
The island was first claimed by the British in 1819 and named after King George III, however the following years were turbulent with many disputes about who owned the island. In some form or another, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, China, South Korea, Poland, Russia, Uruguay, the Netherlands, Ecuador, Germany, Peru and the US all have a presence on the island. In so doing, these countries earn the status of a consultative party, or full member, of the Antarctic Treaty.
King George Island now serves as an aerodrome for flights to Antarctica, and is known as the unofficial capital of the continent because of the numerous research stations there. Aside from the scientific significance, the island is a haven for wildlife, and is home to many marine mammals such as Elephant, Weddell and Leopard seals, and colonies of Chinstrap and Gentoo penguins.
New Island is one of the Falkland Islands. The northern and eastern coasts have high cliffs but the eastern coasts are lower lying, with rocky shores and sandy bays. Long used as a base for whaling and for occasional attempts to collect guano. New Island is considered by some to be one of the most beautiful islands in the Falklands archipelago, as well as having possibly the most diverse range of wildlife in the region. The New Island group has been identified as an Important Bird Area.
Stanley Island is part of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park at the tip of Cape Melville, in Queensland, Australia. The island is a popular tourist destination. Stanley Island was first declared a national park in 1939. It is located north of Flinders Island in the Flinders Group National Park. The island is an integral part of the mythological complex of the Flinders Group. There are several spectacular rock art sites on Stanley Island, the best known being the huge Yintayin rock shelter, known as the “Ship” rock shelter.
Puerto Williams is a unique and off-the-beaten-path destination that offers a glimpse into the natural beauty and cultural heritage of the southernmost part of South America.
Puerto Williams is a small town located on the southern shore of Navarino Island in Chile, near the southernmost tip of South America. It is the southernmost town in the world and serves as the main port of entry to Cape Horn and the Drake Passage.
Puerto Williams is known for its stunning natural beauty, with snow-capped mountains, glaciers, and fjords surrounding the town. It is also a popular destination for outdoor activities such as hiking, kayaking, and birdwatching.
Visitors to Puerto Williams can explore the town's charming streets and learn about its history and culture, as well as take advantage of the many outdoor activities available in the area. The town is also home to several museums and cultural centers that offer insight into the indigenous culture and history of the region.
South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands is a British overseas territory in the southern Atlantic Ocean. Stunningly beautiful and rugged, this island wildlife sanctuary, once visited, is not easily forgotten. Its snow covered peaks, blue glacier ice and emerald green bays, are breathtaking sights. It is a real "oasis" in the stormy southern oceans and is home to sea and land birds, seals and other amazing creatures.
West Point Island is one of the Falkland Islands, lying west of West Falkland. It is home to numerous species of plants, birds and marine mammals. The main destination for visitors to this island is Devil’s Nose – a rocky promontory with over 2,000 pairs of black albatross and about 500 pairs of rockhopper penguins. Spectacular cliffs are a feature of the coastline. As well as the rich wildlife, the picturesque settlement and small harbour often teeming with dolphins make this island well worth a visit.
|1||Puerto Williams, Navarino Island, Chile||------||21:00|
|3||New Island, Falkland Islands||06:00||11:00|
|3||Westpoint Island, Falkland Islands||14:15||19:00|
|4||Stanley Island, Australia||08:00||14:00|
|7||South Georgia, GSGSSI||10:00||00:00|
|8||South Georgia, GSGSSI||00:00||00:00|
|9||South Georgia, GSGSSI||00:00||19:00|
|16||King George Island, Antarctic||05:30||00:00|
EMBRACE NEW LIMITS. TRAVEL TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH ABOARD SILVER ENDEAVOUR.
Sailing to both poles, our newest ship redefines the meaning of ultra-luxury expedition cruising. Her PC6 ice-class rating is one of the highest in the industry, while her state-of-the-art equipment and exploration technology offer one of the most advanced expedition experiences ever. Silver Endeavour introduces a new era in ultra-luxury expedition cruising, and brings the remote and remarkable to you in hallmark Silversea comfort. Join us for endless possibilities both onboard and on land aboard Silver Endeavour, the most luxurious expedition ship at sea.
TRAVEL LONGER, TRAVEL DEEPER
Push your boundaries of discovery even further with Silver Endeavour’s polar cruises. A greater choice of departure dates, plus longer seasons in some of the most remote destinations on Earth are just two reasons why it’s time you endeavoured Silver Endeavour.
|Length||593 Feet / 164.4 Metres|
|Width||93 Feet / 28.35 Metres|
Let us take you on a personal journey of discovery. Amid the tranquillity of the sea and the exuberance of distant lands, we will arouse your curiosity and seduce your senses. We will stimulate your imagination and spark new insights. Our aim is to create experiences that will enrich your life for years to come. From the moment you step onboard to the time you say "Arrivederci", our Italian sense of style will shine. The ebullience of our hospitality, the genuine warmth of our service and our evident appreciation of the finer things in life are genial qualities of our founders and owners. They are the principles on which Silversea were founded.
Small is beautiful and bountiful. With fewer guests and a high staff to guest ratio, we can tailor our unobtrusive service to individual needs. And you can join a select on board community of travellers with similar aspirations. The intimate ambience on our shιps has parallels with the atmosphere of a refined club. We are happy to sail against the tide. While most cruise lines build larger and ever-larger ships, we prefer to stay small. In this way we can preserve the special Silversea experience our guests have come to expect ... the intimate ambience, personal service and access to more intriguing secluded ports.
SMALLER GETS YOU CLOSER
Our small ships are agile enough to visit more remote, lesser-known ports and to bring you closer to some of the world's greatest destinations. They can sail up narrow waterways into the heart of a city, they can navigate around tiny islands and they can tie up right at the dock while others must anchor offshore. In the world of upscale cruising, less is more... considerably more, as our seven small ships offer infinite opportunities across all seven continents.
SILVERSEA CLASSIC FLEET
Silver Cloud - 296 Guests Resembling a private yacht, Silver Cloud sets the standard of excellence as the inaugural ship. Recently refurbished in 2012, she provides the most intimate sailing experiences, the luxury of space and the ability to slip into exotic ports off the beaten path.
Silvel Wind - 296 Guests Embraces Silversea's most lauded features ... fewer guests, more space and highly personalised service. One of the most intimate ships, afloat, she is still large enough to offer multiple entertainment venues, plenty of room on deck and a spacious spa.
Silver Shadow - 382 Guests takes award-winning, all-suite luxury to the next level while maintaining Silversea's genuine hospitality and intimate, elegant ambience. This ship features one of the highest space-to-guest ratios in cruising.
Silver Whisper - 382 Guests Maintaining an intimate ambience offers many amenities usually found only on larger ships. She reinforces Silversea's reputation for combining small-ship service with a choice of wide-ranging facilities.
Silver Spirit - 540 Guests combines our distinctive luxuries and celebrated lifestyle with new enhancements, including six dining venues, an expansive 8,300 square foot spa, a resort-style pool, four whirlpools, and the largest suites in the Silversea fleet - 95% with private verandas.
SILVERSEA EXPEDITION FLEET
Silver Explorer - 132 Guests Designed for navigating waters in some of the world's most remote destinations, including both polar regions, our purpose-built expedition ship can push through ice floes with ease. She offers a level of luxury and service unmatched in expeditiong cruising.
NEW Silver Galapagos - 100 Guests With a proven skill for navigating the waterways throughout the Galapagos Islands, the newest addition to our fleet is naturally suited for in-depth explorations of this spectacular region. Rest assured, she offers Silversea's intimacy and elefgant sophistication.