In an exclusive pre-sale option for its Venetian Society members, ultra-luxury Silversea has introduced its new 2022-23 voyage collection. For the first time, shore excursions and roundtrip air are included for all voyages.
Between March 2022 and May 2023, Silversea’s 10 ships will sail 315 itineraries that call in 669 destinations in 114 countries. The cruises will touch all seven continents.
Currently, the new voyages are open for sale only to Venetian Society members, Silversea’s past guests. General reservations for the public will open on December 10.
Silversea’s ships will make 61 maiden calls, among them Eidfjord, Norway; Rio Guajara, Brazil; and Foula in the United Kingdom. The new collection of voyages is also the most robust in the line’s history and includes five Grand Voyages. Silversea is also offering new expedition voyages, including one itinerary taking guests deep into the Amazon rainforest, plus departures that allow guests to attend iconic events.
Silversea’s product has become increasingly more inclusive. Now part of the cruise fare are flights, transfers, hotels, shore excursions, onboard beverages, gratuities and unlimited Wi-Fi .
Shore excursions have long been included on all Silversea expeditions, but with the recent launch of the line’s new all-inclusive offering, guests on all ships can choose from more than 1,400 complimentary shore excursions (from a total of 2,500 experiences).
Good to know: On every voyage in the collection, consumers can take advantage of Silversea’s 10 percent “Early Booking Bonus Saving.”
Antarctica and the Arctic
In Antarctica, Silversea plans 30 voyages, the line’s most extensive program to date there on Silver Explorer, Silver Cloud and Silver Wind. New Antarctica Bridge itineraries offer travelers the option of spending five, six or nine days in the “White Continent.”
A new “Deep Antarctica” expedition will take guests further south along the Antarctic Peninsula for more than 20 days, as they journey through the Bellingshausen Sea and Marguerite Bay to cross the Antarctic Circle, attempting to reach 69 Degrees South should conditions permit it. Four holiday itineraries from nine to 18 days will also be offered.
Twelve voyages to the Arctic and Greenland will be operated by Silver Wind and Silver Cloud. In Svalbard, new shorter cruise options of six and nine days will sail roundtrip from Longyearbyen, Norway to Svalbard’s northern and southern regions.
In addition, Silversea plans a first 24-day passage of the Northwest Passage by Silver Wind, from Kangerlussuaq to Nome. A brand-new voyage to Disko Bay, Greenland’s largest bay, will offer iceberg viewing and possible whale sightings.
In the Mediterranean Sea, Silversea plans 61 voyages. In the eastern Mediterranean, options will include Silver Spirit’s cruises to the Black Sea, the Greek Islands, and the Holy Land.
Silver Cloud and Silver Dawn will sail new Cape Verde itineraries between Lisbon, Portugal and Dakar, Senegal. Maiden ports of call will include Puerto del Rosario, Canary Islands; Porto-Novo, Benin; and Mindelo, Sal, and Praia, all in Cape Verde.
The line’s Mediterranean itineraries will include many overnights in such cities as Istanbul, Turkey; Cadiz, Spain; Ashdod (Tel Aviv), Israel and Venice, Italy.
In northern Europe and the British Isles, Silversea plans 28 voyages by four ships. That includes new expeditions on Silver Cloud to the British Isles and Atlantic coast, plus additional voyages to the Norwegian fjords. Silver Wind and Silver Whisper will operate Baltic and Iceland voyages.
During Silver Moon’s first season in northern Europe, travelers can immerse themselves in the local culinary scene through the S.A.L.T. culinary program on 16 voyages.
Ports of call on these voyages range from Bordeaux, France to St. Petersburg, Russia;, from Helsinki, Finland; to Bergen, Flam, and Alesund in Norway, among many others. Among 17 maiden calls are Arduaine, Scotland, U.K. and Calf of Man, Isle of Man.
Alaska and Russian Far East
For exploration of Alaska and the Russian Far East, Silversea will operate 30 voyages, offer increased capacity and offer an 18-day expedition through the Chukotka Region.
Silver Shadow will join Silver Muse in Alaska for a season of seven-day voyages between Seward and Vancouver. One highlight is an 18-day expedition aboard Silver Wind, during which cruisers will explore the Chukotka Region’s cultures and wildlife, as well as see the Hubbard Glacier, explore Sitka and go ashore for a maiden call in Chegitum.
Going “Down Under”
In Australia and New Zealand, Silversea will offer voyages on Silver Explorer, Silver Muse, Silver Whisper and Silver Shadow. Highlights? The line will offer an enhanced expedition program in Australia’s Kimberley region, plus add some shorter Australia and New Zealand options.
In addition, Silver Explorer will complete an all-new 17-day itinerary, enabling guests to discover western Australia’s Dampier Archipelago and the Monte Bello Islands, before venturing as far south as Freemantle, Australia.
Silver Muse will sail shorter options of 12 and 13 days throughout Australia and New Zealand, and overnight in Hobart, Tasmania (based on demand from guests). Longer voyages in the region will incorporate Asia and Melanesia.
Asia and Japanese Turnarounds
Among 24 voyages within Asia, Silversea will offer four cruises that sail during Japan’s cherry blossom time. In addition, to embarkation in Tokyo, guests will have a new option — to embark in either Osaka or Kobe, Japan.
Silversea will also operate many new itineraries to ports in China, Japan and Thailand, plus many overnights in such destinations as Hong Kong; Bangkok, Thailand; Osaka, Japan; and Seoul, Korea.
Africa and The Indian Ocean
Silversea will once again welcome guests aboard Silver Explorer’s three expedition voyages within the Indian Ocean during 2022-2023. Guests will explore the Mozambique Channel, the Seychelles, the Andaman Sea and the Mergui Archipelago. These spring 2022 voyages will offer snorkeling opportunities and safari tours for wildlife spotting.
Silver Spirit will sail two new itineraries among five sailings, with long stays in Myanmar, two Suez Canal crossings, and newly added calls in Jeddah, Saudia Arabia, and Aqaba (Petra), Jordan. In the Persian Gulf, the ship will offer two overnights in Doha, Qatar for the FIFA World Cup 2022.
Latin America and the Caribbean
Four ships, Silver Explorer, Silver Cloud, Silver Wind and Silver Moon, will be deployed on South American journeys in 2022-2023 and make 14 maiden calls. On extended port calls in Rio de Janeiro, travelers can witness the excitement and pageantry of Carnival.
In addition, Silver Wind will operate a 21-day expedition into the Amazon Rainforest, while Silver Moon will circumnavigate South America on a “Grand Voyage.”
Other Americas and Caribbean voyages include: a new Bermuda itinerary; 47 voyages in the Galapagos onboard Silver Origin; five voyages in the South Pacific; six voyages between the American West Coast, Canada and New England; and 12 transoceanic voyages.
For 2022-2023, Silversea created five robust “Grand Voyages. For the first time, Silversea will offer a “European Grand Voyage,” between Athens (Piraeus), Greece, and Stockholm, Sweden, departing on March 30, 2022.
With calls in 72 destinations in 22 countries, this “European Grand Voyage” will combine the line’s “Mediterranean Grand Voyage” (Athens to Lisbon, Portugal) and “Northern European Grand Voyage” (Lisbon to Stockholm).
On January 16, 2023, a 58-day “Pacific Grand Voyage” will sail from Melbourne, Australia to Osaka, Japan. Guests will visit 31 destinations and have the option to enjoy dining, cultural activities and nightlife ashore during seven overnight calls.
A new “South America Grand Voyage” on Silver Moon will circumnavigate South America, sailing roundtrip from Port Everglades, FL (Greater Fort Lauderdale). Departing January 6, the ship will visit 39 destinations in 23 countries.