Ernest Shackleton himself couldn’t have dreamed up a more thrilling adventurer’s gift than this: For one Robb Report reader (and up to 199 friends), Silversea is offering the opportunity to charter its 200-passenger Silver Cloud on a private expedition to Antarctica. Like the British polar explorer’s fabled missions, the ship will sail through the Drake Passage to explore present-day Paradise Bay and Deception Island, with sights of penguin colonies, crashing avalanches, and mammoth whales along the way. Unlike Shackleton’s grueling journeys, however, this voyage will be done in top luxury: Silver Cloud, whose hull was strengthened for polar missions last year, has more crew than passengers and more comforts than any icebreaker on the Southern Ocean.
The 10-night adventure will sail round-trip from Ushuaia, Argentina, making landfall on the Antarctic mainland by Day Four. From there, Silver Cloud’s captain and expedition team—including geologists, marine biologists, and historians—will chart a course depending on ice conditions, weather, and wildlife. When you’re not living the Shackle- ton fantasy, summiting snowy peaks, and kayaking through narrow iceberg alleys, you’ll be living it up onboard with foie gras, caviar, and Cognac- splashed Maine lobster (quite the upgrade from the dried beef mixture that Shackleton’s chef specialized in) and ending your long days at sea much like the great explorer himself: with a dram of Scotch whisky.
Priced at $3 million. Contact Silversea’s Freddy I. Muller email@example.com for more information.