Silversea Cruises has revealed a new voyage collection offering unparalleled variety, with many once-in-a-lifetime experiences ranging from solar eclipse voyages in Antarctica to an immersive cruise to the Holy Land. The ultra-luxury cruise line has unveiled a total of 197 new itineraries, setting sail between January 2021 and April 2022, which incorporate calls to 528 destinations in 92 countries, with 28 maiden calls.
Highlights of Silversea’s summer 2021 & winter 2021/22 voyage collection include:
- An unprecedented Eastern Mediterranean program, including voyages to the Black Sea, the Holy Land, and Istanbul. In summer 2021, Silver Dawn, Silver Moon, Silver Shadow and Silver Spirit will each enable guests to discover the captivating cultures and breathtaking landscapes of the Eastern Mediterranean. Following high demand, travellers will journey to Nazareth and Jerusalem in Israel on a voyage to the Holy Land from August 16, 2021, in addition to Cyprus, Turkey, and Greece. In the Black Sea, guests will travel deeper into Turkey, with an overnight in Istanbul; Ukraine; Romania; Bulgaria; and Greece, aboard Silver Shadow from September 20, 2021. New 12-night voyages between Venice and Athens will also offer the chance to explore vibrant Istanbul on overnight calls.
- Two special solar eclipse voyages in Antarctica, as part of a 21-voyage season in the seventh continent. Silversea guests will witness a life-defining natural phenomenon from a prime position near the Antarctic Peninsula. On December 4, 2021, a total solar eclipse will transform the skies over the last continent. Both Silver Wind and Silver Cloud will be perfectly positioned to enable guests to experience this extraordinary spectacle. Aboard the same two ships, guests will enjoy 21 voyages to a total of 41 destinations in Antarctica. Longer sailings will also include spectacular adventures to South Georgia and the Falkland Islands.
- 30 voyages in Northern Europe, with four circumnavigations of Iceland and many new experiences in the Norwegian Fjords. The new collection will incorporate more Iceland and Norwegian Fjords voyages than ever before, as part of an enhanced season of 30 voyages in Northern Europe. Guests will journey to a total of 122 destinations in Northern Europe, on four ships. An array of immersive expedition experiences are offered from the converted Silver Wind and Silver Cloud, as well as many remarkable itineraries aboard Silver Spirit and Silver Whisper. Four circumnavigations of Iceland will showcase the diverse, spectacular scenery of the Land of Fire and Ice, with differing experiences available on Silver Wind and Silver Whisper. On six voyages, Silver Spirit will take guests deeper into the authentic beauty of the Baltic Sea, visiting Tallinn, Helsinki, and spending at least one overnight in Saint Petersburg.
- A more immersive Monte Carlo Grand Prix voyage, incorporating both the French and Italian Rivieras. On a seven-night Monte Carlo Grand Prix voyage, guests will be immersed into the refined cultures of the French and Italian Rivieras. On an overnight call in Monaco, automotive fanatics will soak up the Principality’s electrifying atmosphere during this world-famous sporting event. Another Mediterranean highlight, guests travelling aboard Silver Shadow and Silver Spirit in October 2021 will journey to the Canary Islands.
- An unforgettable crossing of the Northwest Passage and enhanced exploration of Svalbard. A crowning feature of a truly remarkable Arctic season for 2021, Silver Cloud will cross the Northwest Passage on a 24-night voyage from August 21, unlocking once-in-a-lifetime experiences for adventurous travelers between Kangerlussuaq (Greenland) and Nome (Alaska). Expeditions aboard Silver Wind will take guests closer to the authentic natural beauty of both the northern and southern regions of Svalbard, incorporating opportunities to spot polar wildlife, discover deep fjords, and admire snow-capped mountains.
- Silver Explorer’s first-ever season in Australia’s Kimberley region. For the first time ever, as part of a 12-voyage discovery of Australia and the South Pacific, Silver Explorer will journey to the unique Kimberley coastline from June to September, 2021. In this natural wonderland, Silversea’s guests will enjoy insightful lectures from an industry-leading expedition team, before venturing ashore to discover aboriginal cave art, breathtaking geographical features, and a diverse array of wildlife. In the South Pacific, travellers will benefit from enhanced snorkel programs and new scuba diving experiences, as they explore beautiful reefs.
- The inaugural season of Silversea’s new ship Silver Dawn, spent in the Mediterranean. Departing September 22, 2021, Silver Dawn will embark on her maiden voyage, journeying from Civitavecchia (Rome) to Venice over nine nights. Silver Dawn will be a sister ship to both Silver Muse and Silver Moon, taking inspiration from the most popular features of each while also incorporating many innovative enhancements. Silversea’s trademark level of luxury will enrich the onboard experience for guests, with spacious all-suite accommodations, the personalized service of butlers, and eight inviting restaurants. Guests travelling aboard Silver Dawn will also enjoy the new Sea and Land Taste program, which will unlock deep travel through culinary immersion, following the program’s launch aboard Silver Moon in August 2020. The 596-guest ship will be one of four Silversea ships to cruise in the Mediterranean between April and December 2021.
- Elsewhere, Silver Origin—Silversea’s first-ever destination-specific ship—will form deep connections between travellers and the Galapagos archipelago on 38 voyages; Silver Wind will journey throughout West Africa, calling in Namibia, Angola, Sao Tome and Principe, Benin, Togo, Ghana, Cote d’Ivore, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Senegal, Cape Verde, and Morocco; Silver Whisper will showcase 36 destinations in Canada and New England, where guests will admire fall foliage at its best on seven sailings of between nine and 16 nights in length; and guests will explore the inimitable beauty of Alaska on Silver Muse and Silver Cloud, among other incredible destination experiences in the world’s most fascinating regions.
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