2021 Antarctica Solar Eclipse Cruise

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16 days / 15 nights
Availability : Nov 29 - Dec 14, 2021
Santiago, Chile
Santiago, Chile
Overview

Join us on a luxury cruise down to Antarctica for 2021 total solar eclipse. On the morning of the eclipse, our luxury ship will be positioned on the centre-line of the moon’s shadow, at the edge of the sea ice in the Weddell Sea, between the South Orkneys and South Georgia. Set foot on this last continent, a place untouched by humanity – and enjoy what is probably the most southernmost afternoon tea in the world.

Revel in the beauty and overwhelming power of nature. Admire the staggering abundance of wildlife. Meet the personal challenge of reaching the earth’s last great wilderness frontier. You’ll cruise across seas of glass, passing giant prisms of ice riding an ink-blue sea. And you’ll share the landscape with bellowing elephant seals and raucous rookeries of penguins, unafraid and unperturbed by your presence.

Eclipse Lectures by: David A. Aguilar

Former Director of Public Affairs and Science Information at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics will be sailing with us to provide informative lectures on the solar eclipse.

 

Day 1 – Arrive and overnight in Santiago, Chile
Day 2 – Flight from Santiago to Ushuaia, Argentina/Embark Ship
Day 3 – Drakes Passage
Day 4 – Drakes Passage
Day 5 – Drakes Passage
Day 6 – Eclipse Position, Latitude 58.0244* S, Longitude 46.1656* W
Day 7 – Elephant Island, Antarctica
Day 8 – Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica
Day 9 – Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica
Day 10 – South Shetland Islands, Antarctica
Day 11 – Drakes Passage
Day 12 – Drakes Passage
Day 13 – Disembark at Puerto Williams, Chile/Flight to Santiago, Chile
Day 14 – Santiago, Chile
Day 15 – Santiago, Chile
Day 16 – Departure from Santiago

 

 

Our Ship

We will be cruising aboard the ultra-luxury Silver Cloud, the most spacious and comfortable ice class vessel in expedition cruising. Her large suites, unparalleled service and destination itinerary including the perfect position to view the solar eclipse, will make this trip truly an extraordinary experience.

The Silver Cloud is one of the smallest luxury ships afloat with a maximum of 254 guests. There’s an undeniable sense of understated, intimate luxury. The feeling of being part of an exclusive club pervades, from pool deck to suite. A limited number of guests in polar waters, mean that Silver Cloud has the highest space to guest and crew to guest ratios in expedition cruising. With her 18 zodiacs, 10 kayaks, possibilities are almost limitless with ship-wide simultaneous explorations.

Tour starts at

Santiago, Chile (Google Map)

Tour ends at

Santiago, Chile (Google Map)

Tour Includes

  • 11 nights all-inclusive cruise aboard Silver Cloud
  • 4-nights hotel accommodation in Santiago (1 pre-cruise and 3 post-cruise)
  • Roundtrip flights to Ushuaia from Santiago, Chile
  • Transfer from hotel to airport and ship
  • Guided Zodiac, land and sea tours, and shore side activities led by the Expeditions Team
  • Solar Eclipse lectures by a highly qualified Astronomer
  • Spacious suites with butler service
  • Unlimited Free Wifi
  • Personalised service – nearly one crew member for every guest
  • Choice of restaurants, diverse cuisine, open-seating dining
  • Beverages in-suite and throughout the ship, including champagne, select wines and spirits
  • In-suite dining and room service
  • Onboard entertainment
  • Onboard gratuities
  • Guided Santiago city tour visiting the highlights
  • Visiting one of the world renowned Chilean vineyards and wine tasting
  • Guided Valparaiso tour
  • Eclipse Traveler documents kit

Tour Excludes

  • Gratuities at the Beauty Salon and Spa
  • Travel Insurance
  • International flights
  • Any personal expenses

Complementaries

  • Eclipse glasses
  • Eclipse Traveler luggage tags
  • Eclipse Traveler badge
  • Eclipse Traveler T-shirt
Detailed Itinerary

DAY 1NOV 29, 2021 / ARRIVE SANTIAGO

Arrive Santiago. Transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Santiago.

DAY 2NOV 30, 2021 / FLIGHT FROM SANTIAGO TO USHUAIA / EMBARK SHIP

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.When the prison closed in 1947, Ushuaia had a population of about 3,000, made up mainly of former inmates and prison staff.

DAY 3-4-5DEC 1-2-3, 2021 / DRAKE PASSAGE

The Drake Passage has a notorious reputation for its turbulent seas due to the westerly winds and the funneling effect of the passage. The Antarctic Convergence, a natural boundary where cold polar water flows northward and warmer equatorial water moves southward, is within the Drake Passage. When these two currents meet, nutrients are pushed to the surface, often attracting a multitude of seabirds and whales. Black-browed Albatross, Sooty Shearwaters and White-chinned Petrels glide in the air currents alongside and in the wake of the ship.

DAY 6DEC 4, 2021 / ECLIPSE POSITION

Ship will position at 58°00’26″S 46°12’58″W to have a totality of 1 minute 18 seconds. You can see the details of the eclipse from this location here: Eclipse from our location

DAY 7DEC 5, 2021 / ELEPHANT ISLAND

Awesome glaciers flecked with pink algae can be seen approaching Elephant Island — so named either for its elephant-like appearance or for sightings of elephant seals here. Elephant Island is home to several Chinstrap Penguin rookeries, as well as 2,000-year-old moss colonies. Weddell seals and Macaroni Penguins can also be spotted. In 1916, when Ernest Shackleton’s ship Endurance was crushed in pack ice in the Weddell Sea, the crew was stranded here for more than 4 months finding shelter under two upturned lifeboats on the spit of land Shackleton’s men named ‘Point Wild’. The bust of the Chilean captain Luis Pardo has been erected here to commemorate the successful rescue in the tug Yelcho.

DAY 8-9DEC 6-7, 2021 / ANTARCTIC PENINSULA

Remote and otherworldly, Antarctica is irresistible for its spectacular iceberg sculptures and calving glaciers, and for the possibility of up-close encounters with marine mammals and the iconic penguins. The Antarctic Peninsula – the main peninsula closest to South America – has a human history of almost 200 years, with explorers, sealers, whalers, and scientists who have come to work, and eventually intrepid visitors coming to enjoy this pristine and remote wilderness. It is a region of protected bays, unscaled snow-capped mountains, vast glaciers and a few places where whalers or scientists have worked. Just as irresistible are the many Gentoo and Chinstrap Penguin colonies, the seals basking on ice floes, the whales and orcas.

DAY 10DEC 8, 2021 / SOUTH SHETLAND ISLANDS

Some 770 kilometers (478 miles) south of Cape Horn, the South Shetland Islands are usually the first land seen in Antarctica. Separated from the Antarctic Peninsula by the Bransfield Strait, nine major islands make up the group. The region was the first to be exploited by sealers in the early 19th century, and because of its proximity to South America, it still is the most visited by scientists and tourists. Chinstrap, Adelie, Gentoo and Macaroni Penguins all breed here. In addition, because it is the warmest part of the continent, large moss beds as well as orange, black, grey and green lichens grow –even hair grass and pearlwort manage to survive. Leopard seals, Weddell seals, crabeater seals, Southern elephant seals and Antarctic fur seals can be seen in the water and on the beaches.

DAY 11-12DEC 9-10, 2021 / DRAKE PASSAGE

The Drake Passage has a notorious reputation for its turbulent seas due to the westerly winds and the funneling effect of the passage. The Antarctic Convergence, a natural boundary where cold polar water flows northward and warmer equatorial water moves southward, is within the Drake Passage. When these two currents meet, nutrients are pushed to the surface, often attracting a multitude of seabirds and whales. Black-browed Albatross, Sooty Shearwaters and White-chinned Petrels glide in the air currents alongside and in the wake of the ship.

DAY 13DEC 11, 2021 / DISEMBARK AT PUERTO WILLIAMS - FLIGHT TO SANTIAGO

Disembark and transfer to the airport for your flight back to Santiago. Upon arrival, enjoy an afternoon city tour of Santiago. Explore the city’s highlights, including the Palacio de La Moneda Presidential Palace, designed by 18th-century Italian architect Joaquín Toesca, and the Plaza de Armas, with its impressive Cathedral and Central Post Office. Ride a funicular up San Cristobal Hill to behold the stunning statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary and take in expansive views of Santiago. Overnight at our hotel in Santiago.

DAY 14DEC 12, 2021 / SANTIAGO - Vineyard tour

Today we will explore Chile’s vineyards and taste the best wines it offers. Chile is an agricultural paradise whose bounty of fruits and vegetables supplies the world’s marketplaces and whose wine graces tables on every continent. A Mediterranean climate and increasingly organic, sustainable farming practices contribute to creating high-quality wines which are the purest expression of their privileged terroir. While standard geography would suggest that Chile’s long, narrow shape should display the greatest changes in growing conditions from north to south, it is actually proximity to the Andes mountains or Pacific Ocean from east to west which causes more pronounced climate and soil variations. Vines bask in the sun more than 2,000 meters (6,600 feet) above sea level under the crystal clear skies of the Elqui Valley, as well as just four kilometers (2.4 miles) from the sea itself in San Antonio.

DAY 15DEC 13, 2021 / SANTIAGO - City tour

Today we will explore Valparaiso. In the 19th century, Valparaíso was one of South America’s richest cities, having grown fat on the shipping trade. Then the Panama Canal stole its thunder and it became increasingly dilapidated. As part of an attempt to reverse its fortunes and give it a facelift, from 2006 the local government repainted many buildings. Façades were transformed with vermilion, lime-green, puce, cornflower-blue, and mango-yellow coats. Now, Valparaíso is a polychromatic canvas awash with street art, and anything goes. It tumbles precariously down hillsides to its port, a maze of helter-skelter streets and miradors connected by steep staircases and clanking funiculars.

DAY 16DEC 14, 2021 / DEPARTURE FROM SANTIAGO

Transfer to Santiago Airport and end of our adventure.

Suites
Vista Suite
Veranda Suite

Your home away from home while you embrace the intrepid explorer within. The suite’s seating area has plenty of room to relax while you go over your notes, ready for the next adventure. Large picture windows frame panoramic ocean views, ideal for appraising the local wildlife.

One bedroom: 240 ft² / 22m²

Suite Features:
  • Butler service
  • Refrigerator and bar setup stocked with your preferences
  • A choice of pillows
  • Plush Etro® bathrobe
  • Personalised stationary
  • Umbrella
  • BVLGARI® bath amenities, plus a choice of other European brands
  • iHome Radio / Alarm charging station (with USB cable or Qi wireless charging), NFC Bluetooth connectivity
  • Direct dial telephone(s)
  • Dual voltage 110/220 outlets
  • Unlimited Standard Wifi
  • Flat-screen television(s) with Interactive Media Library
  • Large picture window providing panoramic ocean views
  • Sitting area
  • Twin beds or queen-sized bed
  • Marbled bathroom with shower (some with tub/shower
  • combination)
  • Walk-in wardrobe with personal safe
  • Hair dryer
  • Writing desk

A Silversea signature, the Veranda Suite is spacious and welcoming. Floor-to-ceiling glass doors open onto a furnished private teak veranda from where you can contemplate anything from the midnight sun to an antarctic sunrise. Some Veranda Suites accommodate three guests (Suites going from 505 to 510 and from 605 to 610). The Deluxe Veranda Suite offers preferred central location with identical accommodation to a Veranda Suite.

One bedroom: 295 ft² / 27 m² including veranda

Suite Features:
  • Butler service
  • Refrigerator and bar setup stocked with your preferences
  • A choice of pillows
  • Plush Etro® bathrobe
  • Personalised stationary
  • Umbrella
  • BVLGARI® bath amenities, plus a choice of other European brands
  • iHome Radio / Alarm charging station (with USB cable or Qi wireless charging), NFC Bluetooth connectivity
  • Direct dial telephone(s)
  • Dual voltage 110/220 outlets
  • Unlimited Standard Wifi
  • Flat-screen television(s) with Interactive Media Library
  • Teak veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors
  • Sitting area
  • Twin beds or queen-sized bed
  • Marbled bathroom with shower (some with bath/shower combination)
  • Walk-in wardrobe with personal safe
  • Hair dryer
  • Writing desk
Restaurants
The Grill
La Dame
La Terrazza
The Restaurant

 

 

 

 

 

 

One of the healthiest cuisines to exist, The Grill features lava stone cooking at its finest. Sourced from volcanic rock and placed in an oven to reach an optimum temperature of 400˚C, The Grill invites guests to cook their food directly at their table. Place your meat, fish or vegetables on top of the grill stone or inside the soup bowl, and then simply cook to your very own taste. Every bite is cooked to perfection, time after time. With the stone cooking available in the evenings only, The Grill becomes a daytime rotisserie and gourmet salad and burger bar, offering build your own burgers from the best selections of meat.

Dress code: Casual
Casual wear consists of pants, blouses or casual dresses for women; open-neck shirts and slacks for men are appropriate.

 

 

 

 

 

After a day of trekking through tundra and whale watching, indulge in an evening of palette pampering, where fine wines are complemented by a set bespoke menu of regionally-inspired dishes in an intimate, elegant setting. An extraordinary six-course experience celebrating the world’s most distinguished wine regions complete what is surely the finest dining at sea.

Per guest reservation fee of US$60. Please visit My Silversea to make your reservations.

 

Offering the very best of Italian cuisine, La Terrazza’s freshly made authentic a la carte dishes are complimented by a wide range of complimentray wines, even in the most remote of destinations! Using only the best seasonal produce, La Terrazza offers buffet restaurant for breakfast and lunch with indoor or al fresco seating and is transformed into an intimate Italian restaurant for dinner.

Sparkling with tales of adventure, bonhomie and like-minded friends, The Restauant offers contemporary, international cuisine created by our most talented chefs. Menus feature regional specialities unique to the destinations guests visit on their cruise, so don’t be surpised to see a roasted Chilean Sea Bass while cruising the Chilean fjords.

Rates & Booking Info
  • VISTA SUITE: $19,850 per person

  • VERANDA SUITE: $20,980 per person

  • MID-SHIP VERANDA SUITE: $24,190 per person

Single Supplement : 100%

Payment Schedule:

  • Deposit: 25 % of per person suite rate is due at the time of booking along with a completed Booking Form.
  • 2.nd Payment: 25 % per person due by Nov 27, 2019
  • Final Payment : due by Feb 21, 2020

Cancellation Terms:

Cancellations must be in writing by email, fax, or mail. Cancellation penalties are as follows:

  • Booking date – Nov 26, 2019: 10% of the total price
  • Nov 27, 2019 – Feb 20, 2020: 30% of the total price
  • Feb 21, 2020 – Jul 24, 2020: 50% of the total price
  • Jul 25, 2020 – Feb 14, 2021: 75% of the total price
  • Feb 15, 2021 – Departure date: 100% of the total price
Health & Medical Information

All guests are required to report in writing to Eclipse Traveler at the time their reservation is made:

  • Any physical or mental condition that may require medical or professional treatment or attention during the voyage.
  • Any condition that may render the guest unfit for travel, or that may require special care or assistance.
  • Any condition that may pose a risk or danger to the guest or anyone else onboard the ship.
  • Any condition that may require oxygen for medical reasons.
  • Any intention or need to use a wheelchair cart, other mobility device or a service or assistance animal aboard ship.

By booking passage and by boarding the ship, the guest represents and warrants that he / she is physically and otherwise fit to travel, and that the guest will comply at all times with applicable rules and regulations of the ship and orders and instructions of the ship’s officers and medical staff. Eclipse Traveler reserves the right without liability to require a guest to disembark and / or to refuse to board and transport a guest who, in the judgment of Eclipse Traveler or the ship’s Master, is unfit to travel or may require care beyond that which Eclipse Traveler is reasonably able to provide.

Eclipse Traveler strongly recommends wheelchair guests travel with someone who is able to assist them both ashore and at sea as Eclipse Traveler may be unable to offer special assistance. Please note that wheel-on and / or wheel-off access may not be available at some ports-of-call. Wheelchair guests must bring their own collapsible wheelchair.

Pregnancy

Silversea policy regarding pregnancy is derived from the Cruise Lines International Association endorsement of the American College of Emergency Physicians Health Care Guidelines for Cruise Ship Medical Facilities, which can be found at http://www.acep.org/Content.aspx?id=29980. This includes the guideline that “Pregnant women who have entered the 24th week of estimated fetal gestational age at any time during the cruise should not be eligible to sail with the ship. It is Silversea policy that any Guest who will have entered her 24th week of pregnancy or greater, at any time during the cruise, will be prohibited from sailing. The Guest and treating physician should consider before any cruise that there is no Obstetrician/Gynecologist available on the ship, and that pregnancies, when unstable and poorly controlled, are potentially life-threatening, especially without back up. A Guest may be at sea for several days without any immediate hospital and/or specialist back up, and that since the proposed itinerary is not within the U.S., and the availability of specialized shore side facilities can be problematic. All guests are required to sign a health questionnaire at check-in to ensure they are aware of our pregnancy policy. If you have already booked a cruise or cruise tour and do not meet this requirement, please contact us immediately. 

Children

Eclipse Traveler is unable to accommodate children under the age of one (12) year on board Silver Cloud. 

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JAS

Couple Traveller

Another excellent total solar Eclipse Trip with Eclipse Traveler. This was my third total solar eclipse with them. We had astronomers with us during the entire trip. Not only did we get to see a spectacular total solar eclipse in the Atcama desert with a big white tent filled with tables and chairs. We were treated to appetizers, multiple meals with fabulous food, desserts, wine and champagne to celebrate. I was completely surprised when we walked to a nearby restaurant and had a wonderful sit down lunch of multiple courses. It was a first class event in the Atcama desert!! Throughout the trip when he had lectures and went out at night to view the southern hemisphere sky with the astronomers. We got to go to the Silla and ALMA observatories. We also had a wonderful tour through Chile( Santiago, La Serena, Valparisio, San Pedro de Atcama , Santa Rita winery ) and Easter island. Easter island history of the Moai & Birdman cultures was fascinating. I could not believe the size of the Moai. Easter island is beautiful with all of its volcanoes and Rapa Nui people!

October 1, 2019

Julia

Solo Traveller

This was a wonderful trip!! In addition to seeing an amazing total solar eclipse, we experienced other fascinating areas of Chile, including the Atacama Desert and Rapa Nui (Easter Island). The accommodations were excellent!! I feel very fortunate to have traveled with this company and plan to travel with them again!! Thank you so much, Eclipse Traveler!!

August 14, 2019

John K.

Couple Traveller

This is my third eclipse trip arranged by Eclipse Traveler and again it was fantastic. I am continually impressed by the travel consultants and the companies they use at each destination. I appreciate travelling with the peace of mind relying on them to provide a seamless flow of people who meet me at airports for transfers, the quality of accommodation and range of destination tours offered. It is high quality and value for money. I will continue to recommend my family and friends book with Eclipse Traveler.

March 10, 2017
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