Sail through the Southern Hemisphere with Silversea

Many of us have stayed relatively close to home over the past few years, when travel has been possible. Now that things are freer again, we’ve been encouraging our customers to see amazing destinations in the Southern Hemisphere, including Australia and Antarctica.

Sail through the Southern Hemisphere with Silversea

Silversea is one of the best ways to see both of these incredible places in style and utter comfort. An innovator in the ultra-luxury cruise industry, the line is known for its large-ship amenities aboard intimate, all-suite vessels with their atmosphere of conviviality and casual elegance, including expedition ships.

Its Antarctica trips are the very essence of transformative travel, embracing close encounters with an array of incredible wildlife in spectacular landscapes. Step aboard and you may find yourself taking a Zodiac cruise to meet local communities and kayaking glacial seas, all in the knowledge that you’ll be sitting down to feast on high-end cuisine in the evening.

We’ve picked out some of our favourite Silversea sailings in the Southern Hemisphere.

Melbourne to Benoa, Bali

Melbourne | Day at sea | Hobart (2 days) | 2 days at sea | Bluff | Dunedin | Kaikura | Picton | Wellington | Napier | Gisborne | Tauranga | Auckland | Bay of Islands | 2 days at sea | Sydney (2 days) | Day at sea | Brisbane | Day at sea | Townsville | Cairns | Day at sea | Thursday Island | 2 days at sea | Darwin | 2 days at sea | Benoa

This one-in-a-lifetime trip lasting a blissful 32 days takes in 19 exhilarating ports in three countries. Taking you from southern Australia to Tasmania and from there to New Zealand, it gives you a whole 10 days to soak up the extraordinary landscapes of the latter before transporting you up the east coast of Australia, where stops include Sydney and the Great Barrier Reef. From there, you’re Bali bound…

Puerto Williams to Puerto Williams

Puerto Williams | Day at sea | New Island | West Point Island | Port Stanley | 2 days at sea | South Georgia (3 days) | 2 days at sea | Elephant Island | Antarctic Sound | Antarctic Peninsula (2 days) | South Shetland Islands | Drake Passage | Cruising Cape Horn | Puerto Williams (2 days)

This 18-day adventure is a true bucket-list trip combining thrilling wildlife, majestic scenery, fascinating history and utter remoteness, combining as it does stops in the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and Antarctica. A round-trip taking in some of the least-visited places on earth, it features the iconic Drake Passage and Cape Horn on your way back.

Auckland to Melbourne

Auckland (2 days) | Tauranga | Bay of Islands | Day at sea | Picton | Akaroa | Dunedin | Cruising Milford Sound | 2 days at sea | Hobart | Day at sea | Melbourne

Taking in nine ports and two countries over nearly two fabulous weeks, this epic voyage combines slick cities and dynamic culture with looming mountains and calm waters. It takes in the best of  New Zealand’s landscapes, including the Milford Sound within South Island’s Fiordland National Park, with its cliffs, waterfalls, dense rainforest, bottlenose dolphins, fur seals and Fiordland crested penguins.

King George Island to King George Island

King George Island | Antarctic Sound | Antarctic Peninsula (3 days) | South Shetland Islands | King George Island

This gorgeous six-night adventure allows you to experience the thrill of Antarctic without contending with the choppy seas of Drake Passage – made possible by flying to the seventh continent. After navigating icy islands in the Antarctic Sound (‘Iceberg Alley’) you’ll make a beeline for the Antarctic Peninsula with its orcas, penguin colonies and hiking on ice shelves.

To book your Silversea cruise with full financial protection, call your Travel Counsellor today.

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