Altair Advantage – Our Changing World


The recent news article describing the breaking away of a 100 Trillion pound ice mass, the size of Delaware, from the mainland of Antarctica was astounding. There are so many facets to this event, but in relation to the travel industry, it created a “rush” and just another important reason to visit the “White Continent”.

Some of the highlights of a cruise to Antarctica are the blinding white snowfields and diamond-blue icefields. You will hike up rocky cliffs to a penguin rookery on New Island, a wildlife and nature preserve. The many varieties of seals will be spotted...the Antarctic fur seal, Weddell seal, the leopard and the crabeater seal. Peale’s dolphins and the distinctive Commerson’s dolphin will be seen on West Point Island

Silversea Expeditions, whose ships have been designed for navigating waters in some of the world’s most remote destinations, including both polar regions, has introduced the Silver Cloud Expedition which sets a new standard of luxury to expedition travel. Carrying only 200 guests while sailing in Antarctica, your favorite ship has been refurbished to be the most luxurious ice class ship in Antarctica. Five dining options – more than any other ice class ship.

Purpose built with an 1C ice class hull, the ship has reduced its passenger complement as the number of landings is important in this fragile environment. Plus you will have plenty of opportunities for exploring the wonders ashore with 18 new state-of-the-art Zodiacs.

The Silver Cloud Expedition has the highest space ratio – 84 sq ft. per guest, and the highest service ratio in Antarctica – virtually one to one. Even the oceanview suites offer butler service, plus 80% of the suites have private verandas. A dedicated polar library supports the onboard activities which include lectures, briefings, recaps, discussion groups and photography workshops. Each guest receives a complimentary down-filled parka and backpack.

Antarctica represents the final frontier……are you a modern day adventurer? Why not explore the remote and the remarkable!

Silverseas and the Silver Cloud Expedition will give you the luxury you want……and the adventure you dream of. Call or email today for more information……space is still available for December, and early winter sailings. We would love to share in your planning.

Thank you for reading…..

Pat Blassie

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