Silversea Cruises are offering a Cape Town to Accra cruise departure aboard their new Silver Cloud Expedition ship, and a cruise from Dubai to Mumbai aboard Silver Cloud as part of an extensive new set of cruise itineraries for 2020 and 2021.
The 191 voyages will set sail between summer 2020 and winter 2021 and offer the greatest variety of cruise destinations in the cruise line’s history, thanks in large part to the launch of its new ship Silver Moon.
The new collection of itineraries will take guests to 572 destinations in 84 countries. Silversea says the cruises will unlock an innumerable range of deep travel experiences in all seven continents.
While the pre-sale for Silversea’s Venetian Society members will enable past guests to make reservations before all others, bookings for the new itineraries will open to the general public on October 1, 2018.
A highlight of the new itinerary collection, Silversea’s Silver Moon will set sail on her inaugural voyage on August 6, 2020.
This 11-day maiden revenue-generating cruise will depart Trieste, Italy, for Civitavecchia. Silver Moon is a sister ship of Silversea’s flagship, Silver Muse.
One of five Silversea ships in the Mediterranean in the summer of 2020, she will cruise the region for her maiden season, until November, when she will cross the Atlantic to Fort Lauderdale.
As well as five ships and 54 voyages in the Mediterranean – including a 37-day, 28-port grand voyage – 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.
Plus, guests will enjoy more overnights than ever before, enabling them to unlock more deep travel experiences in the most amazing destinations around the world. Every voyage over seven nights in Europe and Canada & New England will benefit from an overnight in strategically selected ports.
Silver Cloud Expedition meanwhile will stay overnight in port in a number of West African destinations on her 18-night Cape Town to Accra cruise, departing March 20, 2020. She’ll visit Luderitz and Walvis Bay in Namibia, Namibe, Luanda and Lobito in Angola, Soa Tome and Bom Bom Island in Sao Tome and Principe and Limbe in Cameroon. Before her arrival in Accra, Cotonou in Benin and Lome in Togo will also be visited.
Silver Cloud Expedition is one of the most luxurious expedition cruise ships in the world.
On this itinerary, Silver Cloud Expedition will spend a full night and two days in port in Walvis Bay and Lome, while all the other port calls are early morning arrivals and late night departures, reiterating Silversea’s commitment to destination-focused itineraries.
The new collection of itineraries will also 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.
Unprecedented 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.
Silversea will bolster its already strong reputation as a destination-driven cruise line with enhanced offerings 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 9-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 departing April 16 and September 25, 2020, and Istanbul on two different itineraries, departing May 30 and August 2, 2020.
Moreover, the cruise line will make maiden calls in El Hierro, Spain; Fishguard, Wales; Nordfjordeid, Norway; Siglufjörður, Iceland; Durres, Albania; Klaksvik, Faroe Islands; and Patreksfjordur, Iceland.
“We are extremely happy to open pre-sale exclusively to our valued Venetian Society members for our pioneering new itineraries,” said 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,” she added. “With the launch of Silver Moon, our guests will experience the very best of Silversea’s industry-leading hospitality.”