After crossing the Drake Passage, we see the first signs of Antarctica and soon thereafter do what we all have been looking forward to doing: We step ashore to experience the majestic beauty of the White Continent.
The Drake has a nastier reputation than it deserves. Don’t let the prospect of crossing it stop you. And if you’re lucky, as I have been three of my six crossings, you experience Drake’s Lake instead of Drake’s Shake. Here’s what our crossing of the Drake was like.
Silversea is going into its next decade of expeditions and takes this opportunity to highlight its 2019 and 2020 Arctic and Antartic Voyages.
We continue our Antarctic voyage on Silver Cloud. This post will take us across the South Atlantic Ocean to the Falkland Islands, a segment of the voyage that I have designated as “the appetizer.”
Our Antarctic voyage on Silversea begins in Santiago, followed by a flight the next day to Punta Arenas to board Silver Cloud.
Through several posts and dozens of photos during the next few days, I will take you along on a journey to Antarctica aboard Silversea Cruises.
This week, I am cruising to Antarctica on Silver Cloud. Follow me here on Avid Cruiser to learn more about Silversea’s “newest” expedition vessel and about what for many is the trip of a lifetime. We set sail today (Sunday, November 11) at 6 p.m. I hope you’ll join me.
On November 11, we’ll embark Silver Cloud for an 11-day voyage to the Falkland Islands & Antarctica. The weather forecast? Well, as the Christmas carol goes, “Oh the weather outside is frightful.”