An Antarctic Voyage On Silversea: Dessert, Antarctica & Points Further North

Silver Cloud caked in snow. © 2018 Ralph Grizzle

In case you've missed it, I'm covering our Silversea Antarctic voyage as if it were a five-course dining experience. Late for our meal together? Pull up a seat at the table. Here's what you've missed so far ... 

When I last left you, we were enjoying a gorgeous day on Silver Cloud, anchored off Cuverville Island. Remember? We were sitting on our balcony admiring the view, sipping a glass of Sauvignon Blanc. Little did we know then that the weather would soon change. Well, it did. In a big way.

Our sunny day shifted overnight to – dreary is not the right word – a dramatic day. Expedition Leader Stefan came over the public address system, suggesting that we all look outside to see something not often seen on Antarctic cruises, sea ice. The sea temperature had plunged to 28.8 Fahrenheit (or lower), the temperature at which salt water freezes. What we were looking at were blotches of ice covered in snow. It was eerily beautiful, as you can see in the video below.

Back on board Silver Cloud, it was warm and cozy. Tamera headed to the spa and visited the boutique. I headed to the gym. You can get a glimpse of those venues in the slideshow below.

Mid-afternoon, we pulled anchor and began our journey north. In front of us, the Drake Passage and then Ushuaia. The forecast? Wind and waves.

Sitting in The Restaurant for a late lunch, we watched as the sea pitched and rolled, the sea spray slapping against the window at our table. Would our ride back across the Drake be as bumpy as the ride down? We were about to find out.

At Yankee Harbor.

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