SINGAPORE, October 27, 2016 — Spanning all 7 continents, 1,000 destinations, of which nearly 300 are new to Silversea
Silversea Cruises, the world’s leading luxury cruise line, has announced the details of its 2018 itineraries. In all, the 9 ships from across Silversea’s Classic and Expedition fleet will visit 130 countries and will open up unique worldly experiences for its guests to enjoy from the elegant comfort of its newly refurbished ships.
To add to the satisfaction of knowing they would be sailing within a fleet that has recently benefitted from the largest refurbishment investment in Silversea’s history, guests will have the choice of almost 1,000 destinations across the world, almost 600 via the Expedition fleet and over 400 with the Classic fleet.
“At Silversea, we don’t believe that ‘bigger is better’, in fact we believe and deliver the complete opposite. A belief perfectly illustrated by our commitment to smaller, more intimate ships that clearly respond to the desires of our guests that tend to favour a refined and understated elegance,” said Roberto Martinoli, CEO at Silversea Cruises. “However, in this instance, as we announce our new itineraries, enlarging the range of destinations, further enriching our guests with new cultural references, giving more opportunity to make discoveries, guaranteeing a bigger circle of friends and overloading on unforgettable memories can only be a positive thing.”
Key highlights of the Ocean Cruise destinations for 2018 are the tens of UNESCO heritage sites to which Silversea guests will have access. Sites that range from the magnificent Italian Amalfi Coast to ‘where the dragon descends into the sea’ at Halong Bay, Vietnam. Each as different, unique and breath-taking as the next, and all packaged up with the trademark Silversea standards of unbridled luxury.
“As the company that introduced Expedition cruising to the luxury market, Silversea continues to innovate and over-deliver on destinations and experiences, and remains the pioneer in this regard”, adds Martinoli, “2018 will see our expedition ships call at over 250 new destinations and will see the inaugural calendar year for Silver Cloud in the expedition fleet following her conversion, making her the most luxurious cruise ship for expeditions.”
Silver Cloud starts 2018 as an ice-class expedition ship following an extensive refurbishment and conversion, hinting at its polar intentions. Silver Discoverer sails deeper into Asia, with many new destinations in Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Cambodia, The Philippines and Japan. Climates that range from positively polar to the totally tropical guarantee that Silversea Expeditions are able to cater to a broad range of travellers, wherever they wish to venture.
Below are just a few specific examples of the itinerary highlights with Silversea in 2018:
The Ultimate Mediterranean experience: 44 days in the heart of the Mediterranean season aboard our Silversea’s flagship, Silver Muse. This Grand Voyage will call at 39 different ports in nine different countries, from the Greek Isles to the Balearics, from the French Riviera to Tuscany and the Amalfi Coast. The ultimate Med experience.
New Asian experience: five voyages to the Philippines with three different ships (Shadow, Whisper, Muse). A key highlight destination is the island of Palawan, voted the “Best Island in the World” for the second time in a row (by readers of Travel and Leisure magazine; Conde Nast Traveler)
Africa & Indian Ocean: several voyages in the heart of the Indian Ocean, exploring the beautiful Vanilla Islands, with multiple visits to Maldives, Seychelles, Madagascar, Mayotte and Reunion
Explorer by Name and by Nature: Silver Explorer sails across the Pacific Ocean to Kiribati, the Cook Islands and French Polynesia, adding new ports of call along the way. She will also carry her guests to the North West Coast of America, to Costa Rica, the Southern-most tip of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula (home of El Arco), visiting Monterey, Anacortes and Cypress Island.
For a full list of the 2018 itineraries, please click on this link Silversea 2018 Itineraries.
About Silversea Cruises
Silversea Cruises, which is chaired by Manfredi Lefebvre d’Ovidio, is recognised as an innovator in the luxury cruise line industry. With eight ships currently featured across the award-winning fleet, Silversea is due to launch its ninth, Silver Muse, in April 2017. The mid-sized luxury cruise line offers guests large-ship amenities aboard its intimate, all-suite vessels including Silver Cloud, Silver Wind, Silver Shadow, Silver Whisper and Silver Spirit – all designed to offer an atmosphere of conviviality and casual elegance. In addition, Silversea’s expedition ships Silver Explorer, Silver Galapagos, and Silver Discoverer, encompass itineraries spanning all seven continents and feature worldwide luxury cruises to the Mediterranean, Asia, both polar regions and over 700 fascinating destinations in between.
In Asia Pacific, Silversea has been voted “Best Luxury Small Ship Cruise Line” by Australia’s Luxury Travel & Style Magazine every consecutive year from 2006 to 2012 and Silver Whisper or Silver Shadowhave also won the Gold Award as Best Small Cruise Ship in each of those years. Silversea has also won similar awards from readers of Australia’s Cruise Passenger Magazine, including “Best Expedition Cruise Ship” (Silver Explorer) 2013, “Best Luxury Cruise Line” 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2015 and “Best Luxury Cruise Ship” (Silver Shadow) 2010, 2011 and 2012.