Industry-leading Silversea Cruises opens pre-sale bookings to Venetian Society members for 191 stunning new voyages, which will set sail between summer 2020 and winter 2021. With unprecedented variety and incorporating the launch of Silver Moon, the new collection of itineraries will take guests to 572 destinations in 84 countries and promises to unlock an expansive range of deep travel experiences in all seven continents.
For the first time, Silversea is opening the exclusive two-week pre-sale for Silversea’s Venetian Society members to enable past guests to make reservations before all others, with bookings for the new itineraries open to the general public on 01 October 2018.
A highlight of the new itinerary collection is Silversea’s brand new ship, Silver Moon which will set sail on her inaugural voyage on 06 August 2020, departing Trieste, Italy, for Civitavecchia on an 11-day cruise. The sister ship of Silversea’s flagship, Silver Muse, Silver Moon will benefit from a number of onboard enhancements offering guests the ultimate in luxury at sea. One of an unprecedented five Silversea ships in Europe in the summer of 2020, Silver Moon will cruise in the Mediterranean for her maiden season until November, when she will cross the Atlantic to Fort Lauderdale.
From the ships in each region to the choice of itineraries on offer, Silversea’s guests will enjoy a more diverse range of expedition options than ever before. Unparalleled voyages to New Zealand’s sub-Antarctic islands and Australia’s Macquarie Island (all UNESCO World Heritage Sites) will enable guests to view vast colonies of penguins and thousands of seals; visits to Churchill and Hudson Bay in Manitoba, Canada, will take guests to the ‘polar bear capital of the world’ and the home of world’s largest beluga whale population, respectively; and concurrent crossings of both the Northwest and Northeast Passages on Silver Cloud and Silver Explorer, respectively, will unlock unique, life-defining experiences with true expedition cruising at its most exhilarating.
Adam Armstrong, Managing Director – Australia and New Zealand, Silversea Cruises said,
“We are excited to be launching our 2020/21 itineraries, offering guests more choice than ever before. This is an exciting time for Silversea as we continue to grow and unlock more destinations for our guests. Not only will our new ship, Silver Moon be setting sail in Europe in August 2020, but we have also announced new and improved Arctic and Antarctic itineraries, as well as overnights on all voyages over seven nights in Europe and Canada.
“Closer to home, we have added a number of new destinations allowing guests the opportunity to go deeper in their travel experience which will be particularly appealing to guests from Australia and New Zealand. Silver Explorer will make her first visit to UNESCO World heritage sites such as the rarely visited New Zealand sub-Antarctic islands, Macquarie Island and the Ross Sea in December 2020 to February 2021, providing exciting options for exploration and discovery and taking guests closer to spectacular and distinctive fauna than ever before. She will also offer a selection of voyages to the remote and idyllic South Pacific islands in 2020, and is the perfect platform to experience this stunning region which is brimming with colour and culture”.
As well as five ships and 54 voyages in the Mediterranean – including a 37-day, 28-port Grand Mediterranean Voyage which is always popular with Australians – guests will be able to choose from four ships and 29 voyages in Northern Europe; three ships and 21 voyages in Alaska and the Russian Far East; and two ships and 10 voyages in the Arctic, among voyages in many other appealing regions. Plus, guests will enjoy more overnights than ever before, enabling them to unlock even more deep travel experiences in the most amazing destinations around the world. New for 2020, every voyage over seven nights in Europe and Canada & New England will benefit from an overnight call in strategically selected ports.
The new collection of itineraries will incorporate a remarkable polar programme, comprising 10 itineraries and 83 destinations in the Arctic and 11 itineraries and 26 destinations in Antarctica, including East Antarctica and the Ross Sea.
Silversea will bolster its strong reputation as a destination-driven travel brand by enhancing its offering in a number of incredible destinations. In Iceland, for example, the cruise line will offer more immersive experiences on both classic and expedition voyages, with spectacular new itineraries. Departing June 29 from Reykjavik, Silver Wind will circumnavigate the island on a nine-day voyage. Other sample itineraries in Iceland include London to Reykjavik via Ireland and Reykjavik to London via Norway.
As in 2019, the cruise line’s flagship, Silver Muse, will spend a full summer deployed in Alaska in 2020. Silversea will return to the Canary Islands on two voyages, and Istanbul on two different itineraries. Moreover, the cruise line will make maiden calls in El Hierro, Spain; Fishguard, Whales; Nordfjordeid, Norway; Siglufjörður, Iceland; Durres, Albania; Klaksvik, Faroe Islands; and Patreksfjordur, Iceland.
For the first time, Silversea guests will enjoy free Economy class air and transfers included as standard on most newly released voyages, simplifying the travel experience and enabling guests to discover the world with ease. The new programme also offers guests the option to upgrade to Business Class flights to Europe in 2019 and 2020 for just AUD$4,998 per person return from select gateways, making it even more appealing for guests to choose a voyage from the extensive European collection on offer.
“We are extremely happy to open pre-sale exclusively to our valued Venetian Society members for our pioneering new itineraries,” says Barbara Muckermann, Silversea’s Chief Marketing Officer. “The variety of experiences on offer is unprecedented and unmatched; we are pushing the boundaries of ultra-luxury cruising for the benefit of our guests, enabling them to enjoy rare and authentic moments in the most fascinating corners of the world.”