Med cruises, polar program highlight Silversea’s 2020-21 collection
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Med cruises, polar program highlight Silversea’s 2020-21 collection

MIAMI — Silversea Cruises has opened pre-sale bookings to Venetian Society members for 191 new voyages setting sail between summer 2020 and winter 2021, with bookings for the general public starting Oct. 1.

Incorporating the launch of Silver Moon, the new collection includes 572 destinations in 84 countries on all seven continents.

Silversea’s Silver Moon will set sail on its inaugural voyage on Aug. 6, 2020, departing Trieste, Italy, for Civitavecchia on an 11-day cruise. The sister ship of Silversea’s flagship, Silver Muse, Silver Moon will benefit from a number of onboard enhancements, says the cruise line. One of five Silversea ships in the region in the summer of 2020, Silver Moon will cruise the Med for its maiden season, until November, when the ship crosses the Atlantic to Fort Lauderdale.

As well as five ships and 54 voyages in the Mediterranean – including a 37-day, 28-port grand voyage – Silversea passengers 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, every voyage over seven nights in Europe and Canada & New England will benefit from an overnight in selected ports.

Silversea’s polar program will comprise 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 will take guests to the ‘polar bear capital of the world’ and the home of world’s largest beluga whale population, respectively. There will also be oncurrent crossings of both the Northwest and Northeast Passages on Silver Cloud and Silver Explorer, respectively.

Meanwhile Silversea will also bolster its reputation as a destination-driven travel brand by enhancing its offering in a number of destinations. In Iceland the cruise line will offer more immersive experiences on both classic and expedition voyages, with 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.

For the first time, Silversea guests will also get free economy-class air and transfers included as standard on all newly released voyages (exceptions and market-specific conditions may apply).

“We are extremely happy to open pre-sale exclusively to our valued Venetian Society members for our pioneering new itineraries,” says 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. With the launch of Silver Moon, our guests will experience the very best of Silversea’s industry-leading hospitality.”

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