Silversea Cruises has delayed its inaugural Expedition World Cruise by 12 months as part of revised operating schedule confirmed this week. A revamped collection includes 157 new expedition voyages, operating from January 2021 through to July 2022, have been released.
The modified voyages aim to “preserve and enhance the characteristically diverse array of experiences on offer to guests, pushing boundaries in ultra-luxury expedition travel,” the company said.
The enhancements apply to Silversea’s recently launched purpose-built Galapagos ship Silver Origin, the unprecedented Deep Antarctica expedition and the ultra-luxury fly-cruise to Antarctica, a 51-port Arctic grand voyage, and the world’s first-ever expedition world cruise.
The latter 167-day voyage was originally earmarked to launch from Ushuaia, Chile on 30 January 2021 bound for Tromsø, Norway. That sailing has now been postponed until 25 January 2022.
The revitalised program also incorporates 12 maiden calls across four expedition ships, with guests travelling deeper with Silversea than ever before.
Galapagos Islands – Silver Origin
To further enhance guests’ destination experience in the Galapagos Islands, 68 new voyages aboard Silver Origin will incorporate five maiden calls, including the island of Santa Fe.
The iconic islands of Fernandina and Isabela now feature on both itineraries, and each will include improved programs ashore.
Deep Antarctica – Silver Explorer
On Silversea’s longest-ever voyage to Antarctica, travellers will embark on the cruise line’s first-ever voyage dedicated to attempting to cross the Antarctic Polar Circle on a 20-day exploration of the White Continent, departing 27 January 2022.
Part of an enriched 35-voyage Antarctica season, the Deep Antarctica expedition will take guests to unprecedented latitudes in the history of Silversea, with Silver Explorer proposing to reach 69°S. Guests aboard will venture to Marguerite Bay and potentially even as far south as the Bellingshausen Sea, a spectacular and seldom-visited area of the Antarctic Peninsula.
Uncharted World Tour – Silver Cloud
Setting sail on 25 January 2022, Silversea’s 167-day Uncharted World Tour will still hold the title for being the first Expedition World Cruise in history. The voyage will take adventurous travellers across 21 oceans and seas, calling in 107 remarkable destinations in 20 countries.
Antarctica Bridge – Silver Explorer
The world’s first ultra-luxury Fly-Cruise to Antarctica package, Silversea guests will enjoy even greater diversity in the cruise line’s Antarctica offering, with the launch of Antarctica Bridge. With the option of an all-inclusive nine-night fly-cruise option aboard Silver Explorer, travellers have greater choice in the duration of their Antarctic expedition, as well as the destinations they visit, with immersive experiences in the Antarctic Peninsula, South Georgia, the Falkland Islands, the Ross Sea and the Sub-Antarctic Islands included in the cruise line’s enriched Antarctica collection.
Arctic Grand Voyage – Silver Cloud
Departing 16 July 2021, Silver Cloud will embark on Silversea’s first Arctic Grand Voyage, unlocking unforgettable experiences for guests in 51 destinations across seven countries over 63 days. Guests will discover many once-in-a-lifetime experiences on the all-inclusive adventure. As part of an enriched Arctic season, guests will also retrace the route taken by famous explorers of yesteryear during an intrepid Northwest Passage crossing, as well as embarking upon incredible new sailings in Svalbard.
But wait, there’s more…
Also included in Silversea’s new collection of expedition voyages for 2021/2022 are:
- 10 voyages in Northern Europe, with five sailings departing from various ports in the British Isles and two voyages to the Norwegian Fjords;
- a wide selection of in-depth expeditions in Australia’s Kimberley Region, as well as Southeast Asia and Melanesia;
- seven exceptional voyages to the South Pacific Islands;
- a variety of options in South America, including two itineraries to the Chilean Fjords;
- and the chance to discover Alaska and the American West Coast; and more.
“Our industry-leading destination experts have worked hard to enhance our expedition offering for 2021 and 2022, providing our guests with an unprecedented choice of immersive experiences, from the Arctic to Antarctica and the most incredible places in between,” said Conrad Combrink, Silversea Cruises’ SVP of Expeditions, Turnaround Operations and Destination Management.
“Highlighted by the launch of our new ship Silver Origin, which will be the most elegant ship to welcome guests in the Galapagos Islands, our new itineraries push boundaries and underpin our leadership in the ultra-luxury and expedition travel segments.”
Find out more information on Silversea’s revised expedition itineraries for 2021/2022 here.
Lead image: Silver Explorer in Antarctica