September 9. Silversea Cruises, the luxury and luxury expedition cruise line, has reached an agreement with Chilean authorities to depart from Punta Arenas for its 2021-2022 Antarctica season, leading the return of Antarctica travel. Silver Cloud and Silver Wind will set sail from Punta Arenas, while the line’s third Antarctica-bound ship, Silver Explorer, will continue with its scheduled plan to depart from Chile’s Puerto Williams from November 2021. Silversea shifted from Ushuaia in Argentina as its departure point because of continued uncertainty about the country’s COVID-19 policies.
“Leading the return of cruising in Antarctica, as facilitated by our agreement with the Chilean government, represents our commitment to delivering unforgettable travel experiences for our guests,” says Roberto Martinoli, Silversea’s president and CEO. “I commend the Chilean government for its unwavering dedication to restarting cruising to the White Continent in a safe and enriching manner.”
“Thanks to our unique destination expertise, we are able to lead the return to cruising in Antarctica with the precious addition of Punta Arenas as a departure port,” says Conrad Combrink, Silversea’s senior vice president of expeditions, turnaround operations and destination management.
Source: Insider Travel Report