Silversea Cruises has just launched a brand new fly-cruise service to Antarctica which will save passengers around four days at sea.

Named Antarctica Bridge, the new service is available on 12 cruises aboard Silver Explorer from December 2021 with sales for the new product opening next Tuesday, December 10.

The new two hour flights onboard a private plane reserved exclusively for Silversea’s guests will depart from Punta Arenas in Chile and land on King George Island in Antarctica.

The flight will be hosted by Silversea representatives and offer travellers the luxury of a business-class configuration.

A bespoke in-flight entertainment program will include Zodiac and IAATO briefings and will be tailored entirely for Antarctic expeditions to prepare guests for the unique adventure ahead.

Travellers will then spend five full days – the same amount of time as on Silversea’s conventional Antarctica voyages – travelling deep into the destination, accompanied by Silversea’s team of expedition experts.

Silversea’s senior vice president of tour operating, expedition & destination management Conrad Combrink described the new flights as “a defining moment for Silversea’s expedition offering”.

“Antarctica Bridge will revolutionise the way in which our guests discover Antarctica,”

Conrad Combrink, Silversea’s senior vice president of tour operating, expedition & destination management.

“The luxury of choice is a key feature of our cruise line’s offering; our new Antarctica Bridge service expands our guests’ choices,” he said.

“Many will still choose to cross the epic Drake Passage, which is an unforgettable experience in itself, but Antarctica Bridge is perfect for time-conscious travellers, as it will immerse guests into the White Continent in a shorter time frame”.

He said the new offer built on their existing offerings which comprise many 10-day voyages, as well as 18-day expeditions and longer.

“With the launch of Antarctica Bridge, our guests will be able to choose from 59 Antarctica voyages”.

Find out more information on Antarctica Bridge, Silversea’s new fly-cruise offering, click here.