SILVERSEA ANNOUNCES THE BEGINNING OF THE ANTARCTIC SEASON AND A FORMATION OF EXPEDITION IN THE CHILEAN ANDES
Before starting the season in Antarctica, 12 members of the Silversea Expedition Team spent four days in a pre-season stage in the Chilean Andes. Between October 29 and November 3, the team of specialists in expeditions carried out a series of educational activities, to expand their skills thus allowing enrich the offer for Silversea guests. In its tenth season of trips to Antarctica, Silversea is investing heavily in the training and development of its team of expedition experts.
The camp that lasted four days and three nights, located near the impressive El Morado Natural Monument in Chile, was the place where courses based on skills and leadership development were held. In addition to a challenging ropes use class, snow and ice awareness workshops, orientation sessions, a first aid review and a staging to practice emergency evacuations, as well as several activities aimed at team building .
After completing this extensive and complex program of activities, team members set out to welcome the guests of Silversea Expeditions. Eight of the 12 expedition specialists who participated in the training, embarked on the Silver Explorer to participate in this season in Antarctica.
“This pre-season camp has been a success, and it is important to provide training that is then transferred to the enrichment of our guests,” said Kit van Wagner, Director of Expeditions and Personnel Development at Silversea. “This training represents the commitment of Silversea to expand the limits of expedition cruises. The Silversea expedition team, number one in the industry, offers conferences and workshops on board, and leads excursions in each destination. Through this type of training events, they improve their knowledge and therefore improve the experiences of our guests. ”
The skills of the Silversea Expedition Team will be put into practice on several immersion trips in Antarctica. Here we highlight some itineraries:
• 1925 – Buenos Aires to Ushuaia.
The Silver Cloud will begin the Antarctic season in 2019, and depart from the vibrant city of Buenos Aires towards Ushuaia on November 24. This 16-day trip will allow guests to explore the authentic beauty of Antarctica in a unique itinerary that will allow you to see the most luxurious expedition ship in Puerto Madryn, New Island, West Point Island, Stanley, Elephant Island, the Strait Antarctic, the Antarctic Peninsula, South Shetland Islands and the Drake Passage. During this tour of Antarctica, visitors can see penguins and other wildlife, a trip to discover where Sir Ernest Shackleton and his men were trapped for four months, and navigate through large zodiac icebergs, among other experiences . Rates range from € 13,320 per person, in a double room with a 10% discount for early booking.
• 1927- Ushuaia to Ushuaia
As of December 20, 2019, the Silver Cloud will discover a series of new highlights from Antarctica to guests on this round trip of 15 days from Ushuaia. This trip offers a memorable New Year celebration in a wonderful ice country. After a day of navigation, guests will arrive at West Point Island, from where they will travel to Saunders Island, Stanley, Elephant Island, the Antarctic Strait, the Antarctic Peninsula, the South Shetland Islands and the Drake Passage. Incorporating enriching experiences in the Antarctic Peninsula, the Falkland Islands and southern Georgia, this extraordinary itinerary promises an unforgettable expedition. Rates start at € 14,940 per person, in a double room with a 10% discount for early booking.
• 7004- Ushuaia to Ushuaia
On board the intimate Silver Explorer, guests will cross the legendary Drake Passage to explore the Antarctic Peninsula in this classic 12-day round trip from Ushuaia. Starting on February 21, 2020, the cruise will take guests to the Antarctic Strait through the Drake Pass, but they will first visit the Antarctic Peninsula and the South Shetland Islands. Four nights in the Antarctic Peninsula will allow guests to navigate in zodiac, while witnessing colonies of penguins, seals, whales and unknown birds, as well as icebergs and historical sites. Rates go from € 12,060 per person, in a double room
On board the Silversea ships, passengers can travel to the most remote destinations in the world with the utmost luxury. In addition to the lectures given