Silversea Cruises to return to service in June

Silver Moon to make its highly-anticipated debut in the Mediterranean

Silversea Cruises has unveiled protocols for its healthy return to service and brand new voyages aboard its newest ship, Silver Moon, which will now launch in June.

In line with the US CDC’s recommendations and in recognition of the importance of COVID-19 vaccinations, the cruise line will require all embarking crew and guests to have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

The requirement will apply to all Silversea voyages globally, with the exclusion of sailings departing from Australia, for which protocol is still under evaluation.

Silver Moon during sea trials in 2020

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Setting sail from 18 June, Silver Moon operates 10-day itineraries to the Eastern Mediterranean from Greece, including calls in destinations such as Santorini, Paros, Mykonos, and Crete, as well as Haifa (Israel) and Cyprus. The new round-trip itineraries will be unveiled and go on sale to the public from 15 April.

“Our guests share our excitement for our eagerly-anticipated healthy return to service,” said Roberto Martinoli, President and CEO of Silversea Cruises.

“In recent months, we have seen the cruise industry resume responsibly in destinations around the world and we are delighted to announce these new inaugural sailings for our flagship.

“Vaccinations will play a critical role in ensuring the health and safety of our guests, crew, and the communities we visit, which we prioritise above all else. Paired with our science-backed onboard procedures, which leverage on the expertise of the Royal Caribbean Group’s Healthy Sail Panel, vaccinations will enable our guests to travel deep into the world once again, with a renewed sense of appreciation for our beautiful planet.

SPA, Silver Moon

“Backed by the Royal Caribbean Group, we have introduced a range of initiatives – including our ‘Cruise with Confidence’ program and our COVID-19 protections – to enable our guests to travel in superlative comfort and with unwavering confidence.”

The multi-layered set of science-backed protocols will help to safeguard the health and safety of guests, crew, and visited communities.

Silversea will continue to work closely with relevant governing bodies and health authorities to evolve its health and safety procedures, as new health recommendations are issued and as the fluid situation advances.

The protocol includes enhanced sanitation procedures, providing the highest standards of cleanliness in travel; increased air filtration to ensure the supply of fresh and filtered air from outdoors; high-quality onboard medical care with state-of-the-art medical equipment; and enhanced medical teams on each ship.

More information on Silversea’s healthy return to service can be accessed at

To view the currently scheduled return to service dates for Silversea Cruises’ other ships, click here.

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