Newly renovated in 2020, Silver Wind’s original elegance and luxurious style has been enhanced and is now joined by a strengthened ice-class hull and an improved ratio of staff to passengers, creating a sensational cruising experience.
Boasting the amenities of a five star hotel, with the cutting edge technologies of a polar vessel, Silver Wind offers a chance to explore remote and captivating destinations while enjoying an unparalleled level of comfort and entertainment onboard. A strengthened ice-class hull allows Silver Wind to travel to the Polar Regions, alongside its Caribbean, South American and European destinations.
The Suites are a masterclass in tasteful and elegant design, with crisp white bed linens and a pared-back colour scheme that takes its cue from the ocean without distracting from the mesmerising views through the large windows. From the Vista Suite with its sitting area and picture windows, to the upper cabins with their verandas and balconies, the accommodation of Silver Wind is designed to maximise the connection with the passing landscapes. Writing desks with personalised stationary, wifi, flatscreen TVs and direct-dial telephones keep you connected, while plush robes, European bathroom amenities, minibars and walk-in showers create an enticing retreat after a day of exploring.
With its superior range of restaurants, bars and leisure facilities, Silver Wind surpasses many of the vessels in its class. Dine on tender meat cooked on lava rock at The Grill or exquisitely prepared Italian dishes at La Terrazza, their ingredients sourced from the finest producers in Italy. Reserve a table at La Dame to celebrate a special occasion with fine wines and a regionally-inspired tasting menu, or enjoy an equally refined yet more laidback experience at The Restaurant. Indulge in a treatment at the Zagara Beauty Spa, curl up with a book in The Library or watch a live performance or educational lecture in the Show Lounge.
After undergoing its 2020 renovation Silver Wind now offers an expanded range of onboard equipment, including Zodiacs and kayaks to afford passengers the opportunity to explore and experience the destinations up close. Dive into the history, geography and wildlife of the region with the knowledge and experience of the expert guides and Silversea’s Expedition Leaders.
When to visit
Exploring the Lemaire Channel
Boasting some of the most spectacular mountain scenery and icebergs, the Lemaire Channel is a truly beautiful part of the Antarctic Peninsula to explore, both on your ship and on Zodiac excursions.
Spectacular South Georgia
Longer Antarctic expeditions include time exploring South Georgia, arguably the highlight of your cruise. With breathtaking scenery, huge congregations of king and macaroni penguins and amazing birdlife, there is so much to discover here.
The Drake Passage
The stretch of sea between the southern tip of South America and Antarctica is the Drake Passage, an often turbulent stretch of sea that marks the beginning and end of your journey south. Take in the midnight sunset and watch albatrosses fly alongside you.
The Falkland Islands
With clear skies, seamless horizons and large numbers of penguins and albatross to be found on white sand beaches and amongst tufts of vibrant tussock grass, The Falkland Islands are rich in natural beauty and a visit here is culturally fascinating too.
Visiting Port Lockroy
Port Lockroy is a British-built research station situated on Goudier Island and restored into a museum about the early explorers in 1996. A fascinating place to explore, and plenty of gentoo penguins outside to entertain you, too.
Whales & Seals
Whilst most visitors find the penguins the primary draw in terms of Antarctic wildlife, the marine life includes numerous species of seal and whale. Species include humpback whales, orcas, elephant and leopard seals, and Antarctic fur seals.
One of the real highlights of an Antarctic cruise is getting out on the water in small Zodiac vessels, the ideal way to get up close to the icebergs, wildlife and marine life.