Valparaiso to Ushuaia
FEX-682865/214136 S America
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Day 1
Valparaiso, Chile

The Chilean city of Valparaiso is situated on the Pacific Coast of Central Chile and is renowned for its array of brightly-coloured houses and wonderful sea views. This 19th century colonial city has gained UNESCO World Heritage status for its wonderful collection of buildings, plazas and ascensores (inclines) – which will take you to the higher parts of the city. A variety of seabirds including the stunning Inca tern and humboldt penguins can be seen in the surrounding coastal areas.

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Day 3
Valdivia, Chile

Capital of the Los Rios region of southern Chile, the city of Valdivia is home to many landmarks and areas of interest. The banks of the river that flows through the city are home to a number of sea lions and pelicans, while it is also possible to embark on a boat tour of the surrounding area to a number of 17th Century Spanish forts.

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Day 4
Castro, Chile

The city of Castro lies on the eastern coast of the Chilean Island of Chiloé. The city is full of history, and is perhaps most well-known for its traditional wooden stilt houses which line the harbour, and the UNESCO World Heritage church of Nuestra Senora de Gracia. The island is also an important location for Magellanic an Humboldt penguins, and is also a haven for other bird species such as ringed kingfisher, silvery grebe and Chilean flamingo.

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Day 5
Puerto Chacabuco, Chile

The Chilean city of Puerto Chacabuco is situated to south of Puerto Montt. Visitors to this port can see admire the lush green scenery or head to one of the nearby landmarks including the Simpson River Valley and the small town of Coyhaique.

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Day 7
PIO X Glacier, Chile

PIO X Glacier, also known as the Brüggen Glacier, is located in southern Chile and is the largest outflow from the Southern Patagonian Ice Field. Unlike most glaciers, the PIO X has advanced significantly throughout the years, and now at 41 miles long it is the longest glacier outside the Antarctic. The PIO X Glacier offers a unique view of the landscape, whether you chose to see it from a boat or standing on it. 

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Day 8
Chilean Fjords, Chile

The southern coast of Chile is home to a large number of fjords and fjord-like channels, many of which have been heavily explored by Spaniards throughout history. These fjords and channels can be split into four regions including: Chacao to Guafo, Guaitecas to the Gulf of Penas, Gulf of Penas to Straits of Magellan, and Tierra del Fuego and Puerto Natales. the blue glaciers, tiny islands and rugged coastlines of these fjords are home to dolphins, whales, seals, and Magellanic penguins.

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Day 9
Punta Arenas, Chile

Situated in the extreme southern regions of Chile is the Chilean city of Punta Arenas – the largest settlement on the Strait of Magellan. The city is often used as a base for Antarctic expeditions, due to its close location to the northern tip of Antarctica and James Ross Island. This city itself provides many wonderful walking opportunities and is also home to the world’s southernmost brewery, while a short journey outside of the city will provide plenty of penguin viewing opportunities at the “Seno Otway”.

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Day 10
Drake Passage, Seas

The body of water situated between Cape Horn and the South Shetland Islands of Antarctica is known as the Drake Passage. It is named after Sir Francis Drake who, in 1578, was blown far enough south to suggest there was an open connection between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. This infamous passage became famous during the age of discovery, as it involves sailing around the treacherous Cape Horn. Today, however, the modern vessels of the 21st century are able to pass through Drake Passage with minimal difficulty. Ships in the Passage are often good platforms for the sighting of whales, dolphins and seabirds including giant petrels. 

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Day 12
Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica

Situated at the northernmost tip of the base of the southern hemisphere, the Antarctic Peninsula consists of a string of bedrock islands which are covered by a huge sheet of ice. Although it has the mildest climate of Antarctica, it remains intensely cold throughout the year. There is an abundance of flora and fauna on the peninsula including a variety of lichens and a collection of seals, seabirds and penguins. Cruises departing from Ushuaia in Argentina often travel through the Antarctic Peninsula for stunning views of the unique scenery.  

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Day 17
Drake Passage, Seas

The body of water situated between Cape Horn and the South Shetland Islands of Antarctica is known as the Drake Passage. It is named after Sir Francis Drake who, in 1578, was blown far enough south to suggest there was an open connection between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. This infamous passage became famous during the age of discovery, as it involves sailing around the treacherous Cape Horn. Today, however, the modern vessels of the 21st century are able to pass through Drake Passage with minimal difficulty. Ships in the Passage are often good platforms for the sighting of whales, dolphins and seabirds including giant petrels. 

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Day 19
Ushuaia, Argentina

Arguably the southernmost city in the world, the Argentine city of Ushuaia, in Tierra del Fuego, is a perfect base from which to embark on journeys to the Falklands and the Antarctic Peninsula. This colourful and picturesque town is best viewed from the Martial Glacier, where visitors will be able to look out over Ushuaia and the Beagle Channel. It's position on the channel makes it a fantastic starting point to any Antarctic cruise. Wildlife is abundant in and around the city with attractions including local birds, penguins, seals, and orcas living in the Beagle Channel. 

Sail on board Silver Explorer
Dining

Cap off each day of adventure with yet another unforgettable activity onboard your expedition cruise – dinner in The Restaurant. While this elegant venue also serves breakfast and lunch, it is the evening meal that guests look forward to most. This is the time to recount experiences ashore with fellow guests and discuss lecture topics with Expedition Team members while savouring fine cuisine and perfectly paired wines. When possible, the Captain will manoeuvre the ship so as to enjoy spectacular sunset views or to follow the flukes of migrating whales.

The Restaurant

Sparkling with silver, crystal and candlelight, The Restaurant serves contemporary, international cuisine with sophisticated elegance and impeccable service. Menus feature regional specialities unique to the voyage destination, for example, Roasted Chilean Sea Bass while cruising the Chilean fjords. During days at sea, choose something from La Collection du Monde, a series of signature dishes created exclusively for Silversea by the Grands Chefs Relais & Châteaux. The Restaurant offers open-seating dining, which means there are no assigned times, no assigned tables. You are free to dine when, where and with whom you please.

Outdoor Grill

Alfresco dining in the soft ocean breeze. Menu options include healthy CruiseLite selections, fresh-from-the-oven pizza and lighter fare.

In-Suite Dining

Room service is always complimentary and always an option. Available 24 hours a day.

Enrichment

Silversea offers an enrichment programme of the highest calibre. There are wine tastings and cooking demonstrations so that you can savour the flavours of the lands you visit. Take a dance class. Sit in on a lecture by an eminent guest speaker. Watch a wine video customised for your destination. Or devote your time to more active pursuits — jogging, swimming or an exercise class at the Fitness Centre. Or perhaps you prefer shopping in the boutique, indulging in a massage, or soaking in a warm whirlpool. On board Silversea all inclusive cruises, the choices are many and they’re all yours.

Guest Lectures

The Expeditions Team is composed of knowledgeable experts well-versed in their field – from ornithologists, to marine biologists, geologists, historians and anthropologists - who provide informative onboard lectures on enthralling topics relating to your destinations. Silversea Expeditions allows the opportunity to extend your knowledge both on expeditions ashore, and also in the relaxed and comfortable environment of the ship.

Entertainment

The ocean views and soothing sound of the surf can be quite intoxicating at sea, so it’s not surprising that daydreaming on deck is one of the most popular pastimes. However, every Silversea all inclusive cruise also includes a considerable number of more active pursuits — some for the body, some for the mind … and some just for fun.

The Library

The Library has an extensive selection of hardcover books, magazines, reference materials and newspapers, as well as audio listening stations. On-Demand Movies are available and can be viewed on your in-suite entertainment centre.

The Panorama Lounge

The Panorama Lounge is specially designed to provide an uninterrupted view of the day’s destination from the comfort of the cruise ship’s interior. This is an ideal place to unwind, listen to the pianist and enjoy a nightcap with new friends.

The Theatre

Gather in The Theatre to hear fascinating tales of adventure or to learn about the region’s endemic wildlife and remarkable nature. Lectures and seminars are presented by knowledgeable experts in a variety of scientific fields throughout the cruise.

Connoisseur's Corner

The Connoisseur’s Corner offers exceptional cognacs along with a premium selection of cigars for purchase.

Observation Lounge

Located on Deck 6 high atop the ship, the Observation Lounge offers panoramic views. Here you will find comfortable seats to enjoy a beverage and watch the ever-changing view throughout your cruise.

Internet Cafe

Email friends and family back home or surf the web for a nominal fee. Headphones and complimentary black and white laser printing are also available.

HealthFitness

Although the emphasis onboard Silversea's Expedition cruises is the adventure it doesn't mean you have to miss out on the chance to lie back relax and treat yourself to a massage. Or if staying active is more your thing than hope onto one of the ships treadmills and work up a sweat.

Fitness Centre

The Fitness Centre is open daily and offers a treadmill, elliptical trainer, stationary bike and a weight machine.

The Spa at Silversea

Relax your body and mind with a wide range of soothing therapies including facials, body wraps and massages. Sauna and steam rooms are perfect for relaxing before your spa treatment or after a long nature hike.

A full range of Beauty Salon services are also available for both men and women including hairstyling, manicures and pedicures. Appointments for these chargeable services may be made on board the ship.

Facilities

Age Restrictions

Silversea Cruises' guidelines state that minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied, in the same or connecting suite, by a parent or other responsible adult over the age of 21. If the adult accompanying the minor is not their parent, a parental consent guardianship form must be signed by a parent or legal guardian and received by Silversea prior to sailing. Guests must be 21 years of age or older to purchase or consume alcohol. Silversea reserves the right to refuse to serve anyone who in its sole judgement may be under the influence of alcohol, or for any reason necessary in its judgement to preserve the health and safety of guests and employees.

The Silver Explorer cannot accommodate infants under the age of 1 year. Silver Cloud, Silver Wind, Silver Shadow, Silver Whisper and Silver Spirit cannot accommodate infants under the age of 6 months. Guests must notify Silversea of any children between the ages of 6 months and 1 year who will be sailing on board the ship. A signed and notarised waiver will be required for all children between these ages. Although Silversea accepts guests over the age of 6 months (over the age of 1 year for Silversea Expeditions), there are no special programmes for children on board, and Silversea does not provide for the care, entertainment or supervision of children. Silversea reserves the right to limit the number of children less than 3 years of age.

In addition, the Zodiacs used for Silversea Expeditions are unable to accommodate children younger than 6 years of age. As Silversea does not provide babysitting services, an adult family member will be required to remain on board the Silver Explorer expedition cruise ship with their child(ren) during Zodiac excursions.

Special Dietary Requirements

If you have special dietary requirements, Silversea will make every attempt to accommodate your requests. Please advise Silversea of your needs on the Guest Information Form at least 75 days prior to sailing. Notification should be sent to Silversea Special Services Department, 110 East Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 USA.

Dress Code

Shipboard attire ranges from casual to informal. Casual wear is appropriate for daytime aboard ship or ashore, and consists of standard sports outfits as worn at five-star resorts. Shoes should be non-skid, flat or low heeled for deck activities. Evening attire is casual with the exception of the Captain's Welcome Aboard and Farewell Dinners, which are informal. On casual evenings, open-neck shirts, slacks and sports outfits are appropriate. Jeans and shorts are not permitted in The Restaurant. On informal evenings, women usually wear dresses or trouser suits, and men wear jackets (tie optional). Remember to pack swimwear.

Clothing Ashore- The right gear is essential for enjoying the full experience of your Silversea Expedition without the limitations of weather and other conditions. Clothing that can be layered to accommodate different temperatures is most versatile and comfortable. When visiting certain sacred sites or attending certain ceremonies, guests should show respect for the local culture by not wearing shorts or skirts above the knee. Women should not show bare shoulders. Visit Silversea's Expedition Gear Shop for a detailed packing list. For guests sailing aboard select Arctic, Antarctic and Chilean Fjords voyages, please be sure to select the size for your complimentary parka.

Medical Services

Each Silversea expedition cruise ship is equipped with a Medical Centre, which is customarily staffed by a doctor and nurse on 24-hour call when at sea. When docked, supplementary emergency care may also be obtained through local medical facilities. Guests may be charged for medical services and for medications used for their medical treatment. The Medical Centre is not intended or designed to provide ongoing treatment of pre-existing conditions or for extended critical care, and Silversea is not responsible for the diagnosis, treatment or services furnished by shipboard medical personnel. Guests requiring oxygen for medical reasons are welcome to bring an oxygen concentrator onboard. Guests wishing to bring their own portable oxygen tanks must obtain prior written authorisation from Silversea, as restrictions may apply.

Disabled Facilities

If you have any existing medical condition that may require attention, or should you require oxygen for medical reasons whilst onboard, please send written notification prior to your voyage to Silversea Special Services, 110 East Broward Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 or fax to 954-759-5049. Please note that an oxygen concentrator is the only form of oxygen equipment that the Silversea expedition cruise ships can accommodate. Guests who rely upon wheelchairs must bring their own. Please note that not all shore excursions are suitable for guests with impaired mobility

Children

Although Silversea accepts guests over the age of six months, there are no special programmes for children on board, and Silversea does not provide for the care, entertainment and supervision of children.

Deck Plans

Deck 7

  • Viewing Deck
  • Owners Suites 
  • Medallion Suites
  • Grand Suites

Deck 6

  • Observation Lounge 
  • The Theatre
  • The Spa
  • Outdoor Grill

Deck 5

  • The Bridge
  • Library/ Internet Café
  • Connoisseurs Corner
  • Panorama Lounge
  • Silver Suites
  • Veranda Suites

Deck 4

  • Beauty Salon
  • The Restaurant
  • Laundrette
  • Boutique 
  • Fitness Centre
  • Expedition Suites
  • Vista Suits
  • Explorer Suites

Deck 3

  • Reception Desk
  • Medical Centre 
  • Changing Room
  • Expedition Office
  • View Suites 
  • Explorer Suites
  • Adventurer Suites
Accommodation Types

Owners Suites

The name Owners Suite says it all. A stylish apartment. Prestigious and classic. For those who seek the superlative level of space, comfort and service on board. 

Suites are fitted with a large teak veranda, complete with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors. The living room comes with a sitting area and there is a separate dining area and with bar also. Twin beds or Queen-sized beds throughout, the suites have marbled bathrooms with double vanity, separate shower and full-sized whirlpool tub, plus a powder room.

A walk-in wardrobe with personal safe is provided along with a Radio/alarm with iPod docking station, Direct-dial telephone, Refrigerator and bar setup, stocked with your preferences, Pratesi® fine bed linens and down duvet covers, Premium mattresses and a choice of pillows, Plush robes and slippers, Choice of European bath amenities, Vanity table(s) with hair dryer, Writing desk(s) with personalised stationery, binoculars, and umbrella, WiFi access (fee applies), Flat screen TV(s), on-demand movies, and satellite news, Complimentary interactive mobile content, and Dry cleaning and pressing service.

Guests staying in the Owners Suites are also given Special chocolate welcome, Afternoon canapés upon request, Dinner at officer’s table, Two hours of worldwide phone use from your suite, per voyage segment and Complimentary interactive mobile content.

Grand Suites

Expertly designed and exquisitely appointed. Ideal for entertaining friends whilst cruising or when enjoying a quiet dinner “at home”.

Suites are fitted with a large teak veranda, complete with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors. The living room comes with a sitting area and there is a separate dining area and with bar also. Twin beds or Queen-sized beds throughout, the suites have marbled bathrooms with double vanity, separate shower and full-sized whirlpool tub, plus a powder room.

A walk-in wardrobe with personal safe is provided along with a Radio/alarm with iPod docking station, Direct-dial telephone, Refrigerator and bar setup, stocked with your preferences, Pratesi® fine bed linens and down duvet covers, Premium mattresses and a choice of pillows, Plush robes and slippers, Choice of European bath amenities, Vanity table(s) with hair dryer, Writing desk(s) with personalised stationery, binoculars, and umbrella, WiFi access (fee applies), Flat screen TV(s), on-demand movies, and satellite news, Complimentary interactive mobile content, and Dry cleaning and pressing service.

Guests staying in the Grand Suites are also given Special chocolate welcome, Afternoon canapés upon request, Dinner at officer’s table, Two hours of worldwide phone use from your suite, per voyage segment and Complimentary interactive mobile content.

Medallion Suites

A mark of distinction. Sumptuous. Spacious. Rich textures and panoramic views surround you with distinguished luxury. The perfect summary of The Medallion Suite offered by the world’s best cruise line.

Guests can expect a Teak veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors, a large living room complete with convertible sofa to accommodate an additional guest as well as a separate dining area.

Fitted with Twin beds or queen-sized bed, the Medallion Suites have a Marbled bathroom with double vanity, full-sized bath, separate shower, a walk-in wardrobe with personal safe is provided along with a Radio/alarm with iPod docking station, Direct-dial telephone and a Refrigerator and bar setup, stocked with your preferences. Pratesi® fine bed linens and down duvet covers, Premium mattresses and a choice of pillows, Plush robes and slippers, Choice of European bath amenities, Vanity table(s) with hair dryer, Writing desk(s) with personalised stationery, binoculars, and umbrella, WiFi access (fee applies), Flat screen TV(s), on-demand movies, and satellite news, Complimentary interactive mobile content, and Dry cleaning and pressing service (fee applies).

Silver Suites

Stylish and sophisticated, located midship, the Silver Suites are perfection in design for comfortable living.

Guests can expect a Teak veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors, a large living room complete with convertible sofa to accommodate an additional guest as well as a separate dining area.

Fitted with Twin beds or queen-sized bed, the Silver Suites have a Marbled bathroom with double vanity, full-sized bath, separate shower, a walk-in wardrobe with personal safe is provided along with a Radio/alarm with iPod docking station, Direct-dial telephone, and a Refrigerator and bar setup, stocked with your preferences. Pratesi® fine bed linens and down duvet covers, Premium mattresses and a choice of pillows, Plush robes and slippers, Choice of European bath amenities, Vanity table(s) with hair dryer, Writing desk(s) with personalised stationery, binoculars, and umbrella, WiFi access (fee applies), Flat screen TV(s), on-demand movies, and satellite news, Complimentary interactive mobile content, and Dry cleaning and pressing service (fee applies).

Guests staying in the Silver Suites are also offered Afternoon canapés upon request and Dinner at the officer’s table.

Expedition Suites

Settle in to sumptuous surroundings and feel instantly “at home” in the Expedition Suite. With a spacious floor plan and two view windows, comfort comes easily in this warm and well-designed space.

Unwind in your very own living room, complete with a convertible sofa for an additional guest. Journal the day’s incredible shore excursion experiences while seated at your writing desk. Rejuvenate with a hot shower or soak in the marbled bathroom’s full-sized tub. Rest comfortably among fine bed linens, assured you will be ready for tomorrow’s adventures.

Guests can expect two large picture windows (Deck 4 suites), two view windows (Deck 3 suites), Twin beds or queen-sized bed, a Walk-in wardrobe with personal safe, Two flat screen televisions with interactive video, on-demand movies and music, and satellite news programming, and Direct-dial telephone.

Veranda Suites

A Silversea cruise signature, complete with floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open onto a private balcony.

Guests can expect to find a luxurious sitting area, Twin beds or queen-sized bed, (Suites 512 and 513 have a fixed queen bed) a Marbled bathroom with tub/shower combination with a choice of bathroom amenities, a Writing desk, Hair dryer, Personal safe and a Flat screen television with interactive video, on-demand movies and music, and satellite news programming.

Vista Suites

A quiet sanctuary. The suite’s sitting area has plenty of room to relax while on your cruise. Large picture windows frame panoramic ocean views.

The perfect backdrop for breakfast in bed.

Guests can expect to find a luxurious sitting area, Twin beds or queen-sized bed, a Marbled bathroom with tub/shower combination with a choice of bathroom amenities, a Writing desk, Hair dryer, Personal safe and a Flat screen television with interactive video, on-demand movies and music, and satellite news programming.

View Suites

Welcoming and comfortable, the View Suite provides a relaxing haven for even the utmost adventure-seeking guests. Complete a day spent exploring onshore with an evening unwinding in the comfort of your sitting area. Capture passing ocean scenes through your view window.

Guests can expect to find a luxurious sitting area, Twin beds or queen-sized bed, a Marbled bathroom with tub/shower combination with a choice of bathroom amenities, a Writing desk, Hair dryer, Personal safe and a Flat screen television with interactive video, on-demand movies and music, and satellite news programming.

Explorer Suites

Deck Four forward is home to eight Explorer Suites. Enjoy a separate sitting area and the passing scenery through a view window. Explorer Suites accommodate up to two guests and exude cosy opulence, perfect for unwinding after a day of exploring ashore.

Guests can expect to find a luxurious sitting area, Twin beds or queen-sized bed, a Marbled bathroom with tub/shower combination with a choice of bathroom amenities, a Writing desk, Hair dryer, Personal safe and a Flat screen television with interactive video, on-demand movies and music, and satellite news programming.

Adventurer Suites

Here you can watch passing ocean scenes through two porthole windows. Reminisce the day’s travels by journaling at your writing desk. Watch a movie on the flat-screen television. Or fall sound asleep within the comfort of fine bed linens.

Guests can also expect to find a luxurious sitting area, Twin beds or queen-sized bed, a Marbled bathroom with tub/shower combination with a choice of bathroom amenities, Hair dryer, and a personal safe.

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