MONACO — The nine ships from across Silversea’s Classic and Expedition fleet will visit more than 1,000 destinations in 130 countries across the world in 2018, 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,” said Silversea Cruises CEO Roberto Martinoli. “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.”
Silver Cloud starts 2018 as an ice-class expedition ship following an extensive refurbishment and conversion. Silver Discoverer sails deeper into Asia, with many new destinations in Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Cambodia, the Philippines and Japan.
“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,” said Martinoli.
Here are a few highlights from Silversea 2018 schedule:
. The Ultimate Mediterranean experience: 44 days in the heart of the Mediterranean season aboard 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.
. New Asian experience: Five voyages to the Philippines with three different ships (Silver Shadow, Silver Whisper, Silver Muse). A key highlight destination is the island of Palawan.
. Africa & Indian Ocean: Several voyages in the heart of the Indian Ocean, exploring the 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 southernmost tip of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula (home of El Arco), visiting Monterey, Anacortes and Cypress Island.