USHUAIA to CAPE TOWN
FALKLANDS, SOUTH GEORGIA & SOUTH ATLANTIC EXPEDITION
22 DAYS – FEBRUARY 26 TO MARCH 22, 2018
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VISTA SUITE OUTSIDE $12,650
VERANDA SUITE $15,450
DELUXE VERANDA SUITE $16,050
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CRUISE ITINERARY – An expedition with Silversea is unlike any other form of travel – thrilling, awe-inspiring and humbling all at the same time. Below please find itinerary information about this adventurous expedition.
USHUAIA, ARGENTINA – FEBRUARY 28, 2018 EMBARK
At 55 degrees latitude south, Ushuaia (pronounced oo-swy-ah) is closer to the South Pole than to Argentina’s northern border with Bolivia. It is the capital and tourism base for Tierra del Fuego, the island at the southernmost tip of Argentina. Although its stark physical beauty is striking, Tierra del Fuego’s historical allure is based more on its mythical past than on rugged reality. The island was inhabited for 6,000 years by Yámana, Haush, Selk’nam, and Alakaluf Indians. But in 1902 Argentina, eager to populate Patagonia to bolster its territorial claims, moved to initiate an Ushuaian penal colony, establishing the permanent settlement of its most southern territories and, by implication, everything in between.
AT SEA – MARCH 1, 2018
While we’re at sea, enjoy wine tastings, designer boutiques, language and dance classes. Take in a matinee movie, check the market or your e-mail in the Internet Point, slip away with a novel from the library to a sunny chaise or with a movie to your suite. Or just take in the sun pool side. The choice is yours.
STEEPLE JASON ISLAND, UNITED KINGDOM – MARCH 2, 2018 6 AM – 11:30 AM
Steeple Jason Island illustrates the remarkable beauty of the remote Falkland Islands. Rising sharply from the sea, Steeple Jason is undoubtedly one of the most dramatic islands in the archipelago. The island is of significant importance to conservationists, as it is the home to the world’s largest Black-browed Albatross colony. Large numbers of Striated Caracara, Falkland Skuas, Southern Rockhopper Penguins, Magellanic Penguins, Gentoo Penguins, Slender-billed Prions and Southern Giant Petrels also breed here. Sea lions, Peale’s dolphins, Commerson’s dolphin and fur seals can be seen along the shore.
WEST POINT ISLAND, UNITED KINGDOM – MARCH 2, 2018 3 PM – 7 PM
Located slightly northwest of West Falkland, West Point Island is used for sheep farming and nature observations. Peale’s dolphins and the distinctive black and white markings of the Commerson’s dolphin can usually be seen in the waters around West Point Island. Rolling moorland and steep cliffs make for great photographic opportunities, but the main attraction is the Devil’s Nose, a cliffside colony of Black-browed Albatrosses nesting side-by-side with feisty Rockhopper Penguins. Magellanic Penguins and Magellanic Cormorants can also be found on the island.
PORT STANLEY, UNITED KINGDOM – MARCH 3, 2018 8 AM – 1 PM
Tiny Stanley, capital of the Falklands, seems in many ways like a British village fallen out of the sky. Many homes are painted in bright colours, adding visual appeal to this distant outpost. Not far offshore, the wreck of the Lady Elizabeth, is one of the many vessels remaining as a silent testimonial to the region’s frequent harsh weather conditions. The islands, also known by their Spanish name of Islas Malvinas, are home to arguably more tuxedo-clad inhabitants of the penguin variety than human residents. Various species, such as Gentoo, Magellanic and the more elusive King penguins, either live here permanently or use the Falklands as a stopover on their migration route.
DAY AT SEA – MARCH 4, 2019
SOUTH GEORGIA, SANDWICH ISLANDS – MARCH 5 TO 9, 2018 5 DAYS OF ADVENUTRE
South Georgia is a breathtaking destination of towering snow-covered mountains, mighty glaciers, and low-lying grasslands that attract an astounding concentration of wildlife. It is possible to find Southern fur seals, Southern elephant seals and a variety of albatross species including Black-browed, Light-mantled Sooty, Grey-headed and the spectacular Wandering Albatross, plus thousands of King and Macaroni Penguins. South Georgia is also linked to the early Antarctic explorers. Captain James Cook first stepped ashore in 1775, but perhaps more famous is Ernest Shackleton’s arrival in 1916 following the sinking of his ship Endurance.
DAYS AT SEA – MARCH 10 TO 12, 2018
GOUGH ISLAND, UNITED KINGDOM – MARCH 13, 2018 12:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Gough Island in the South Atlantic Ocean was originally known as Gonçalo Álvares (named after the captain of Vasco da Gama’s flagship). The volcanic island is uninhabited except for the handful of personnel stationed here to operate a South African weather station, making it one of the most remote places with a constant human presence. Gough Island and Inaccessible Island comprise the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Gough and Inaccessible Islands as they are protected wildlife reserves and an “Important Bird Area”.
TRISTAN DA CUNHA, UNITED KINGDOM – MARCH 14, 2018 10:30 AM – 8 PM
Tristan da Cunha is the main island of an archipelago with the same name. The Tristan da Cunha island group is home to fewer than 300 hardy residents and is recognized as the most remote inhabited archipelago in the world. Its closest neighboring landmass is the island of St. Helena some 2,430 km (over 1500 miles) away. For fortunate visitors who have cooperative weather conditions and land ashore on Tristan da Cunha, local inhabitants of the village might tell the tale of how the islanders were evacuated from their home during a 1961 lava flow, and how it affected their lives.
NIGHTINGALE ISLAND, UNITED KINGDOM – MARCH 15, 2018 6 AM – 2:30 PM
Nightingale Island is an active volcano and one of three islands in the extremes of the South Atlantic Ocean known as the Nightingale Islands falling within the Tristan da Cunha group. The three islands are administered by the United Kingdom and are visited for scientific research purposes and little else. This means the magnificent wildlife with an estimated one million seabirds, in addition to unusual flora, is all unspoiled by people. Nightingale Island is also a protected wildlife reserve and World Heritage Site. Nightingale has two peaks on its north end and the rest of the island is ringed by cliffs and sea caves, and is fringed with kelp beds.
DAYS AT SEA – MARCH 16 TO 19, 2018
CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA – MARCH 20, 2018 OVERNIGHT
If you visit only one place in South Africa, make it Cape Town. Whether you’re partaking of the Capetonian inclination for alfresco fine dining (the so-called “Mother City” is home to many of the country’s best restaurants) or sipping wine atop Table Mountain, you sense—correctly—that this is South Africa’s most urbane, civilized city. Here elegant Cape Dutch buildings abut ornate Victorian architecture and imposing British monuments. In the Bo-Kaap neighborhood, the call to prayer echoes through cobbled streets lined with houses painted in bright pastels, while the sweet tang of Malay curry wafts through the air.
CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA – MARCH 21, 2018 DISEMBARK
After breakfast aboard the luxury Silver Cloud Expedition disembark and transfer to the airport for your homebound flight.