In 2018 Silversea Expeditions’ Silver Explorer will debut a unique collection of voyages through the Americas, tracing a path north from Ushuaia, the city at the end of the world, all the way up the Pacific coastline to Vancouver.
Each of the seven new expedition voyages will offer opportunities for discovery and adventure in lands “overflowing with ancient history, stunning landscapes and amazing wildlife.” Led by an expedition team of experienced specialists, guests will enjoy mind-enriching immersive explorations designed to expand their global perspective.
“These new and exciting expeditions offer the modern-day traveller a chance to rediscover the naturally stunning and historically interesting west coast of the Americas,” said Conrad Combrink, Silversea’s vice-president of expedition planning and strategic development. “Each of these unique expeditions will offer a wide variety of exploration activities – from exploring rich marine ecosystems by Zodiac, hiking in rain forests, discovering prolific wildlife, cruising historically important rivers, and exploring volcanoes, to savouring incredible cuisine. Our selection of expeditions along the west coasts of these two great continents will impress and leave the most intrepid traveller longing for more.”
- Ushuaia to Valparaiso, 14 days, Feb. 25 to March 11 (Voyage 7804): On this journey from the “End of the World” to the “Jewel of the Pacific” there is a remarkable medley of landscapes to see – from the steep streets and jumbled buildings of Ushuaia to Patagonia’s lakes, glaciers, mountains and fjords. The exceptional wooden churches of Chiloé will delight history buffs while nature lovers will rejoice in the wildlife, both at sea and in the Torres del Paine National Park.
- Vancouver to San Francisco, nine days, May 13-22 (Voyage 7810): With the towering redwoods of Eureka overhead and flanked by the fertile wooded hillsides of Astoria, this American odyssey is a west coast adventure featuring two new destinations, Anacortes and Cypress Island, offering exceptional whale watching opportunities, while the quiet sophistication of Olympia and Mount Rainer offer soaring views and a picturesque landscape.