Silver Wind
July 8 - 30, 2022
Holiday Cruises & Tours
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13-Night Svalbard & Iceland Cruise

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4 Included Shore Excursions for Svalbard:

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1. Zodiac Cruise with Silversea Expedition team

We will do several Zodiac cruises near some of the most spectacular glaciers in the southern region, to allow guests to admire icebergs, Bergy Bits, and glacier fronts from a safe distance. We search for wildlife on these cruises and often are fortunate enough to come across Beluga, Humpback Whales, and several species of seals.

Please note: The Activity Level and Duration of this activity are approximate. More specific information and logistical details will be communicated by the Expedition Leader on board. This activity is not suitable for guests with limited mobility, back, neck, or hip problems, those who are pregnant, or guests who use a wheelchair. Although no walking is required, guests must be able to maneuver in and out of the Zodiac. Participants must be a minimum of 6 years of age. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Lifejackets are provided. Child lifejackets are available. Dress according to the climate, and please ensure you wear shoes that may get wet, such as Tevas or West Shoes (no flip-flops or similar). You may be splashed. It is recommended to have electronic equipment sealed, in waterproof bags, in case of rain or spray. Please also ensure that you apply ample sunscreen to protect yourself from sunburn.

2. Hiking with Silversea Expedition team

We will be doing several hikes of different lengths that suit a variety of abilities. We will be walking along with the Arctic landscapes and tundra to get a little closer to bird cliffs, Arctic Fox, Reindeer, and many other species. This happens under the constant watch of our Bear Guards, who are always on the lookout to protect us from Polar Bears.

Please note: The activity Level and Duration of this activity are approximate. More specific information and logistic details will be communicated by the Expedition Leader on board. This activity is not suitable for guests with limited mobility or guests who use a wheelchair. Guests with balance limitations, even slight, are advised to bring along walking poles, to assist on slippery and uneven surfaces, while hiking. Hikes will be offered in various degrees of difficulty, and to avoid injury, guests are advised to be honest with themselves regarding their abilities when deciding which hikes to participate in. Hikes will go through different types of terrains that may be wet, muddy, rocky, sandy, or icy. The hike will take place in different types of weather conditions and; therefore, guests must be ready with appropriate clothing and footwear. We recommend you bring your filled Silversea drinking bottle to remain hydrated during the outing, as well as your Silversea backpack to carry your essential items. It is recommended to have electronic equipment sealed, in waterproof bags, in case of rain or spray.

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3.​ Kayaking with Silversea Expedition team

There are daily opportunities to join our experienced Kayaking team for the spectacular privilege of getting out onto kayaks in this region, away from the noise and close to the water. Guests may sign up for this amazing experience once onboard, should they comply with a few conditions to participate in this adventurous activity.

Please note: The Activity Level and Duration of this activity are approximate. More specific information and logistical details will be communicated by the Expedition Leader on board. This activity is recommended only for guests in good physical condition and can require up to 60-minutes of paddling. Although no walking is required, guests must be able to climb into the transfer Zodiac and lift their own weight - to transfer from the Zodiac into the kayak and vice versa. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility, or those who use a wheelchair, and for guests who suffer from bodily injuries, which prevents the movement of all joints. Lifejacket, dry suit, neoprene booties, gloves, and dry bags are provided. The maximum available dry suit size is XXL. We suggest you wear warm, comfortable, flexible clothing under the drysuit. Wear long-sleeved thermal layers, a warm hat with a brim, sunglasses, propylene, wool, silk, or synthetic clothing (not cotton, as it has or heat retention when it is damp or wet), and use sunscreen. The minimum age to participate is 16 years. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Guests must be able to speak conversational English to understand safety instructions. Some prior kayaking experience is required to participate in this activity. It is recommended to have electronic equipment sealed, in waterproof bags, in case of rain or spray.

4. Expedition Activities with Silversea Expedition team

There are not many communities to visit in this part of the world, however, we will be visiting some landing sites where there are historical remains of whaling and sealing communities in years gone by.

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