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Discover the New Zealand Sub-Antarctic: Another world, close to home

Discover the New Zealand Sub-Antarctic: Another world, close to home

Imagine a pristine world untouched and undisturbed by human footprints – where the animals are unafraid and the flora is as wild as the days before discovery. Here, countless albatross soar overhead, penguins bicker on the shores before you as they go about their day and juvenile elephant seals learn to fight before the stakes are heightened. This enigmatic place is the New Zealand Sub-Antarctic.

Teeming with marine and bird life, this is one of the last rest stops before these wanderers journey onwards to Antarctica. This haven offers safety and abundant food for wildlife, and you the chance to meet these curious characters in an intimate setting.

In a new program, Silversea Cruises will visit the New Zealand Sub-Antarctic for the first time onboard Silver Explorer. This is our backyard, our pristine place to explore. The Silversea All-Inclusive Lifestyle will see you visit this spectacular frontier in unmatched comfort and style. Your ship will serve as your luxury expedition outpost, a home-away-from-home after a long day exploring.

View the Close to Home Expedition brochure here.


  • Beverages
  • Butler service
  • Gourmet dining
  • In-suite dining
  • Wi-Fi throughout the ship
  • All onboard gratuities
  • Expedition specific activities such as Zodiac® cruising, shore tours and onboard lectures hosted by an expert team of Expedition Leaders

Economy class international flights, internal flights where required, one-night pre-cruise and post-cruise day accommodation, an expedition parka and international transfers and baggage handling are also included. In addition, reduced rates for business class upgrades are available and if you book before 30 April 2020 you will save up to AU$1,000 per suite.

Join Silversea Expeditions for a once-in-a-lifetime, all-inclusive journey to the New Zealand Sub Antarctic.

For more information contact your travel professional or Silversea Cruises on 1300 727 155.

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