MONACO — It’s official: Silversea is making its highly anticipated return to Asia with four of its ships.
Scheduled to sail in the region between December 2022 and May 2023, Silver Shadow, Silver Whisper, Silver Spirit and Silver Muse will sail 25 voyages ranging from 10-20 days that include calls in Sri Lanka, Hong Kong, Vietnam and many more. The 596-guest Silver Muse will become the company’s first ship to sail in Asia since March 2020 when it departs Singapore on Dec. 2, 2022.
“We are delighted to confirm our return to Asia from December 2022, offering guests the luxury of choice with four ships sailing in the region,” said Barbara Muckermann, Chief Commercial Officer, Silversea Cruises. “Including calls to destinations in Sri Lanka, Hong Kong, Vietnam and more – with convenient departures, many overnight calls, and late departures maximizing guests’ opportunities to experience the soul of each – our upcoming Asia season represents one of the final pillars in our global return to service.”
Silversea’s upcoming Asia season includes the following highlight itineraries:
- MUMBAI to SINGAPORE – Silver Spirit
Dec. 20, 2022 – Jan. 5, 2023
Guests travelling aboard Silver Spirit’s first Asia cruise of 2022 will enjoy enrichments from celebrated travel writer Paul Theroux, who will accompany guests from Mumbai to Singapore. A long-time collaborator of Silversea, Theroux will embark Silver Spirit over the festive period to host various onboard activities and interact with fellow travellers throughout the 16-day sailing. From Mumbai, the ship will sail to Cochin before journeying to Sri Lanka’s Colombo on an overnight call, Trincomalee, Thailand’s Phuket overnight, Port Klang (Kuala Lumpur) in Malaysia, and Malacca, arriving in Singapore on Jan. 4 for an overnight call.
- HONG KONG to SINGAPORE – Silver Spirit
After time spent in iconic Hong Kong, guests will embark Silver Spirit on January 19, 2023, setting sail for Vietnam, with calls in Ha Long Bay overnight, Da Nang, and Ho Chi Minh City for two nights, before arriving in Singapore. Over 10 days, guests will visit the ancient town of Hoi An, take a tour of the Mekong Delta, descend into the Cu Chi tunnels, and take an optional mid-voyage land program to Angkor Wat in Cambodia. A series of optional pre- and post-cruise land programs will be available.
- HONG KONG to HONG KONG – Silver Spirit
Feb. 12-26, 2023
Departing round-trip from Hong Kong on Feb. 12, Silver Spirit will meander through the Philippines before setting course for Vietnam. Over 14 days, guests will have the opportunity to explore Vigan (Salomague Port), Manila on an overnight call, Romblon Island, Coron (Palawan), Chan May (Hue/Da Nang), Da Nang, and Ha Long Bay overnight. During an immersive guided tour, they will discover the UNESCO World Heritage City of Vigan, including the Plaza Salcedo, the St. Paul Metropolitan Cathedral, and the fascinating architecture of Calle Crisologo. Other highlights include Manila with guided tours to Rizal Park, Fort Santiago, and San Augustin Church, a beach escape in Romblon and a boat trip to discover the natural wonders of Coron (Palawan).
- SINGAPORE to MUMBAI – Silver Spirit
March 8-24, 2023
Guests sailing aboard Silver Spirit from March 8 will journey deep into Singapore, Thailand, India, and Sri Lanka, with overnight calls in Chennai, Colombo, and Mumbai. Destinations include Phuket, Chennai, Trincomalee, Colombo, Cochin, New Mangalore, Mormugao (Goa), and Mumbai. In Trincomalee, guests will have the chance to explore the UNESCO-listed World Heritage Site of the Rangiri Cave Temple of Dambulla, as well as visit the ancient city of Polonnaruwa. Guests will also have the chance to witness the breathtaking Angkor Wat temple during an optional five-night pre-cruise overland program, or explore the Taj Mahal, Agra, and Delhi during an optional three-night post-cruise adventure.
For more information go to https://www.silversea.com/destinations/asia-cruise.html.