Ernest Shackleton’s Endurance Expedition Celebrated on Silver Explorer
The account of endurance by Sir Ernest Shackleton and his crew during their 138 day survival and heroic exploits in the Weddell Sea is one of the greatest narratives ever told. To honor this legacy, Silversea Cruises is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the 1914 Endurance expedition on Silver Explorer’s cruise to the Polar Regions.
Embark on Silver Explorer’s voyage to Antarctica and retrace Shackleton’s journey with a gallery of iconic images from the sinking ship and videos from the official photographer, Frank Hurley, who captured and documented the team’s struggles and triumphs in powerful visuals. There will be no shortage of historians on-board to recount the inspirational story through years of research on the exploration.
Silver Explorer – Silversea Expedition Cruise
Guests sailing to the Southern Ocean will have the privilege of reliving one of history’s greatest adventures by accessing archival materials and photographs of the journey through Silversea’s partnership with the Royal Geographical Society, a learned society and professional body for geography.
As you head out to the Antarctic Ocean on Silversea’s Silver Explorer, you will participate in a shore excursion on Elephant Island, an ice-covered mountainous island that became a desolate refuge for Shackleton and his men.
- 18-day Antarctica (Valparaiso to Ushuaia) departing Nov 14, 2016
- 10-day Antarctica (Ushuaia to Ushuaia) departing Dec 2, 2016
- 18-day Antarctica (Ushuaia to Ushuaia) departing Dec 22, 2016
This entire adventure will be paralleled by Silversea’s standard luxury experience that never disappoints, no matter where your imagination takes you. Don’t wait to be told about it! Give us a call today at 1-800-377-9383 for more information on Silversea’s expedition cruising!