Silversea Cruises has opened sales on new voyages aboard Silver Moon to the Eastern Mediterranean, departing from Greece from 18 June 2021.
A collection of nine 10-day voyages will sail round-trip from Piraeus (Athens), taking in destinations such as Santorini, Paros, Mykonos, and Crete, among others, as well as Haifa (Israel) and Cyprus.
Full vaccinations will be mandatory for guests and crew embarking on Silver Moon, in line with a multi-layered set of science-backed protocols approved by the Royal Caribbean Group’s Healthy Sail Panel and the Greek Ministry of Health.
“The entire team at Silversea, our colleagues at the Royal Caribbean Group, and our loyal guests have been waiting for this incredible news for over one year,” said Roberto Martinoli, President and CEO of Silversea Cruises.
“Our guests are yearning to continue their travels, exemplified by the unprecedented demand we are currently registering. We are excited to introduce them to our beautiful new flagship Silver Moon, as they travel deep into Greece, Israel, and Cyprus.
“Greece has long constituted a key destination for our cruise line and we are thrilled to resume sailing in this magnificent part of the world.”
During her inaugural season, Silver Moon will take travellers deep into the Eastern Mediterranean, calling in many of the region’s most beautiful destinations. To protect guests’ health and safety, guests will only be allowed to leave the ship on Silversea’s verified shore excursions which will be included in the fare – one included shore experience per day, from a selection in each port – with premium verified shore experiences available at an additional charge. Offering guests the possibility of combining voyages for extended exploration, the new collection includes the following sample itinerary:
Piraeus (Athens) to Piraeus (Athens) – 18-28 June 2021
Calling in some of Greece’s and Cyprus’ most beautiful destinations, including Syros, Paros, Patmos, Rhodes, Limassol, Heraklion, and Mykonos, before returning to Piraeus (Athens).
In Limassol, the ancient grandeur of Cyprus will come alive as guests discover Petra tou Romiou, or ‘Aphrodite’s Rock’, the breathtaking mosaics of Paphos at the House of Dionysos, and the 3rd-century Tomb of the Kings. A verified shore experience in Rhodes will unlock the destination’s medieval past, with travellers stepping back in time in the walled Old City, the Palace of the Grand Masters, the Avenue of the Knights, and the Archaeological Museum, among other mesmerising highlights.
Two days at sea will enable guests to discover the remarkable enrichments aboard Silver Moon, including those unlocked through the new S.A.L.T. program, which will take guests deeper into each destination by showcasing the most engaging stories around food and drink. Silversea’s President’s Ambassador to the Venetian Society, Fernando Barroso de Oliveira, will accompany guests on this momentous voyage, gladly reconnecting with the Silversea family.
View all voyages in the new collection at silversea.com/lp-silversea-return-to-sailing.html
Delivered in October 2020 and taking inspiration from her sister ship, Silver Muse, Silver Moon will maintain the small-ship intimacy and spacious all-suite accommodations that are hallmarks of the Silversea experience, while bringing elements of innovation and an array of enhancements.
With fewer than 300 suites, a personalised service, and a crew-to-guest ratio of almost 1:1, Silver Moon offers unparalleled levels of comfort and physical distancing to ensure guests can travel in unwavering confidence.