Silversea Cruises has opened pre-sale bookings to its Venetian Society members on 315 new voyages for 2022/2023, including 31 voyages in Australia and New Zealand aboard four ultra-luxury vessels.
Silver Explorer, Silver Muse, Silver Whisper and Silver Shadow all feature in the ANZ program, with Silversea once again offering a robust presence in the Kimberley.
A highlight for the 2022/23 local program will be an all-new 17-day voyage from Darwin to Freemantle on Silver Explorer that will explore the Dampier Archipelago and the Monte Bello Islands.
Silver Muse will operate shorter options of 12- and 13-days throughout Australia and New Zealand, calling in Hobart overnight – following strong demand from guests – while longer voyages also incorporate Asia and Melanesia.
More inclusive than ever before
For the first time, Silversea is offering guests complimentary shore excursions and roundtrip air included with all voyages in the new itinerary collection, encompassing 669 destinations in 114 countries, across all seven continents, between March 2022 and May 2023.
Roberto Martinoli, Silversea’s President & CEO remarked, “With shore excursions and roundtrip air included in the cruise fare for all 10 ships in our fleet – a first for our cruise line – our guests will discover the most remarkable experiences around the world with unprecedented convenience, travelling deep into captivating cultures, untouched landscapes, and open-hearted communities.
“Once again, we are pushing boundaries in ultra-luxury cruising for the enjoyment of our guests, who are more curious than ever and are always in search of their next adventure.”
New port calls and wider range of itineraries
The new collection features 61 maiden calls, including Eidfjord, Norway; Rio Guajara, Brazil; and Foula in the United Kingdom.
Itinerariescomprised a reimagined range of expedition voyages, including an unprecedented itinerary that will take guests deep into the Amazon rainforest; all-new journeys to many of the world’s most iconic destinations, as well as the lesser-known gems accessible only to small ships; and a range of departures that will take guests deep into the action at world-renowned events.
Shore excursions have long been included on all Silversea expeditions; with the launch of Silversea’s new all-inclusive offering, guests will also be able to choose from more than 1,400 complimentary shore excursions from a total of almost 2,500 experiences aboard the cruise line’s ocean-going fleet.
Highlights of Silversea’s new 2022-2023 collection
Antarctica: 30 Voyages
Silver Explorer, Silver Cloud and Silver Wind will all operate in Antarctica in 2022 and 2023. The Antarctica Bridge itineraries offer travellers the option of spending five, six, or nine days in the White Continent, while a new Deep Antarctica expedition will take guests further south along the Antarctic Peninsula over 20 days, as they journey through the Bellingshausen Sea and Marguerite Bay to cross the Antarctic Circle, attempting to reach 69˚S should conditions permit it.
The Arctic & Greenland: 12 Voyages
In Svalbard, new shorter cruise options of six and nine days aboard Silver Cloud – roundtrip from Longyearbyen – enable time-pushed guests to discover the best of both Svalbard’s northern and southern regions, while the first 24-day passage of the Northwest Passage will be offered aboard Silver Wind, from Kangerlussuaq to Nome.
A brand-new voyage to Disko Bay, the largest bay in Greenland, is set to unlock rare experiences for travellers, as they admire vast icebergs and, potentially, whales.
Asia: 24 Voyages
Among 24 voyages in Asia, Silversea’s offering in Japan – which, with the new 2022-2023 collection, includes four voyages that will enable guests to witness the country’s breathtaking cherry blossom – will be enriched with new turnaround ports and added choice: as well as Tokyo, travellers can choose to embark in either Osaka or Kobe, experiencing 11 new voyages.
In addition to a brand new itinerary through Japan and South Korea, travellers can spend longer in iconic cities on overnight calls, including Hong Kong, Bangkok, Osaka and Seoul, among others, to engage with Asia’s most fascinating cultures and welcoming people. New routes through China, Japan and Thailand will enrich the offering further still.
The Mediterranean: 61 Voyages
Building on Silversea’s offering in the Adriatic, the Western Mediterranean and Iberia, Silversea’s new voyage collection for 2022/2023 will include a diverse program of itineraries in the Eastern Mediterranean, which includes immersive discoveries of the Black Sea, the Greek Islands and the Holy Land aboard Silver Spirit.
Brand new Cape Verde itineraries on Silver Cloud and Silver Dawn will unlock unforgettable experiences for guests between Lisbon and Dakar, including discoveries of maiden ports of call Puerto del Rosario, Mindelo, Porto Novo, Sal and Praia. Overnights in Tel Aviv, Istanbul, Cadiz, Venice, and more increase guests’ opportunities to explore the very best of authentic Mediterranean culture.
Northern Europe & the British Isles: 28 Voyages
Four ships will be deployed to this region, with Silver Cloud offering two brand new expedition itineraries to the British Isles and the Atlantic Coast, on top of iconic itineraries also offered in the region.
Guests will have increased options for discovering the majestic landscapes of the Norwegian fjords, building on Silversea’s iconic offering in the Baltic and Iceland aboard Silver Wind and Silver Whisper. Moreover, as part of Silver Moon’s first season in Northern Europe, travellers will discover immersive culinary experiences through the S.A.L.T. culinary program on 16 voyages. Bordeaux, St. Petersburg, Helsinki, Bergen, Flam, and Alesund are just some of the iconic ports of call on offer, while 17 maiden calls — including Arduaine, Baiona, Bryer, Calf of Man, among others — will unlock new experiences for well-travelled guests.
Alaska & the Russian Far East: 30 Voyages
Guests have 29 itineraries between two ships – Silver Shadow and Silver Muse – to choose from in Alaska for an extensive season of Silversea’s iconic seven-day voyages between Seward and Vancouver. An 18-day expedition aboard Silver Wind will explore the remote cultures and unique wildlife of the Chukotka Region, as well as the Hubbard Glacier, Sitka and a maiden call in Chegitum.
Africa & the Indian Ocean: 8 Voyages
Silversea Cruises is offering three brand-new expeditions aboard Silver Explorer in this region with in-depth explorations of the Mozambique Channel, the Seychelles, and the Andaman Sea and the Mergui Archipelago in the spring of 2022. Silver Spirit will set sail on two new itineraries among five classic sailings, with long stays in Myanmar, two Suez Canal crossings, and newly added calls in Jeddah and Petra.
Silver Spirit will also unlock remarkable experiences for guests in the Persian Gulf, offering two overnights in Doha for the FIFA World Cup 2022.
South America: 9 Voyages
Four ships – Silver Explorer, Silver Cloud, Silver Wind, and Silver Moon – will offer a range of immersive experiences throughout South Africa. On extended calls in Rio de Janeiro, travellers will enjoy unique experiences of the city’s famous carnival, while an unprecedented expedition to the Amazon Rainforest on a 21-day voyage aboard Silver Wind will take guests deeper into one of the world’s richest ecosystems.
Silver Moon will circumnavigate South America on a remarkable Grand Voyage. In total, 14 maiden calls throughout South America will unlock remarkable new experiences for travellers.
Silversea will also offer 22 voyages in the Caribbean and Central America, including a brand new Bermuda itinerary; 47 voyages in the Galapagos aboard Silver Origin; five voyages in the South Pacific; six voyages between the American West Coast, Canada and New England; and 12 transoceanic voyages.
Five Grand Voyages
Silversea’s first European Grand Voyage (91 days) – Athens (Piraeus) to Stockholm: Combining both the Mediterranean Grand Voyage and the Northern European Grand Voyage, Silversea’s first-ever European Grand Voyage on Silver Moon will depart on 30 March, 2022, calling in 72 destinations across 22 countries.
An all-new Mediterranean Grand Voyage (38 days) – Athens (Piraeus) to Lisbon: Between 30 March and 6 May, guests travelling aboard Silver Moon on the Mediterranean Grand Voyage will enjoy bespoke discovery in 33 destinations across 12 countries.
The Northern European Grand Voyage (54 days) – Lisbon to Stockholm: On the world’s first Northern Europe Grand Voyage, Silversea’s guests will journey from Lisbon to Stockholm from 6 May, calling in 40 destinations in 13 countries aboard Silver Moon.
An immersive Pacific Grand Voyage (59 days) – Melbourne to Osaka: From 16 January, 2023, travellers on the Pacific Grand Voyage aboard Silver Muse will delve deep into 31 of the region’s most rewarding destinations, with seven overnight calls.
A new South America Grand Voyage (70 days) – Fort Lauderdale to Fort Lauderdale: Circumnavigating South America, Silver Moon will sail roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale on the new South America Grand Voyage between 6 January and 16 March, 2023, calling in 39 destinations in 23 countries.
Early booking discount and general public sales
On every voyage in the collection, guests can take advantage of Silversea’s 10% Early Booking Bonus Saving, as well as included flights, transfers, hotels, shore excursions, plus all onboard beverages, gratuities, and unlimited Wi-Fi during the voyage.
Reservations for the 2022/23 program to the public will open on 10 December, 2020.
To view the complete range of 2022/23 itineraries, go to: silversea.com/lp-new-itineraries-2022-2023.html