ONBOARD SILVER ENDEAVOUR — Silversea has announced 27 new polar voyages through summer 2024 and winter 2024/2025 aboard its luxury expedition ship, Silver Endeavour.
Travelweek is onboard Silver Endeavour this week, taking part in the ship’s blessing festivities as part of an epic voyage to Antarctica, which also includes a crossing of the Drake Passage.
The newly unveiled itineraries depart between April 2024 and February 2025, and incorporate calls to Antarctica and the Arctic, as well as the British Isles and Iceland. All in all Silver Endeavour will visit more than 125 of the world’s most remote, extreme destinations with these new 2024-2025 sailings.
All Silversea expeditions include a bespoke journey to and from the ship, with an optimized schedule, private charter flights when embarking/disembarking in remote turnaround ports, transfers, and hotel nights pre- and post-cruise.
Built to PC6 polar class specifications, Silver Endeavour is designed for polar exploration, equipped to journey to the world’s most remote destinations. Accommodating just 200 guests, the 20,449-GRT ship maintains Silversea’s trademark level of comfort, with a crew-to-guest ratio of approximately 1:1 and the cruise line’s hallmarks of luxury, including butler service for every suite.
“Thanks to her strong ice capabilities, Silver Endeavour will undertake 27 voyages to some of the most remote destinations across Antarctica, the Arctic, the British Isles, and Iceland between April 2024 and February 2025,” says Conrad Combrink, SVP Expeditions, Destination and Itinerary Management, Silversea Cruises. “As well as strengthening Silversea’s position as the leading ultra-luxury and expedition cruise line, Silver Endeavour’s new 2024/2025 voyages will broaden the industry’s most diverse polar offering, as the ship ventures off the beaten track to offer Silversea’s guests the complete expedition experience. Travellers will enjoy seamless connections, complete comfort, and unparalleled service from the start of their journeys to the end – facilitated by Silversea’s unique partnerships, wealth of research, and destination expertise.”
OFF THE BEATEN TRACK
Combrink says the new itineraries feature a varied array of departures, itineraries, and voyage lengths, with sailings ranging from six to 21 days.
The new collection includes:
4 VOYAGES TO THE BRITISH ISLES & ICELAND
In spring 2024, Silver Endeavour will offer a set of voyages that explore the best of the British Isles and Iceland, including two new 14-day itineraries that will unlock the rugged coastlines, wildlife-rich islands, cultures, and historic sites of interest between London (Greenwich) and Edinburgh (Leith). Silver Endeavour will then set her course for the land of fire and ice – via Guernsey, the Isles of Scilly, the Isle of Man, the Hebrides, and the Isle of Skye, among other spectacular destinations – before venturing on to the Arctic from June 1, 2024.
9 VOYAGES TO THE ARCTIC
Departing Reykjavik on June 1, Silver Endeavour will undertake nine voyages to the Arctic throughout the summer season, offering a variety of sailings between 10 and 16 days in length. Providing travellers the chance to experience the great diversity of the region during an extended sailing, several voyages can be combined for a total of 67 days of exploration between July 15 and September 19. The extended itinerary, between Churchill, MB and Reykjavik, will incorporate immersive explorations of Greenland and the Canadian High Arctic. Standout experiences of Silver Endeavour’s 2024 Arctic voyages include calls to Hudson Bay and Baffin Island; a voyage to experience the best of the Northwest Passage in just 10 days; a journey to Greenland’s Disko Bay, including an exploration of the UNESCO-listed Ilulissat Icefjord; and an exploration of the Northeast Greenland National Park.
14 VOYAGES TO ANTARCTICA
Silver Endeavour will return to Antarctica from October 29, 2024, undertaking 14 voyages to the White Continent, with sailings ranging from six to 21 days. Time-pushed travellers can take advantage of Silversea’s Antarctica Bridge offering, flying directly into the continent on European business-class flights to discover the Antarctic Peninsula over just six days. A 15-day sailing from King George Island to Puerto Williams will appeal to those with an interest in travelling deeper. Departing January 6, 2025, the immersive voyage will call in various destinations throughout the Antarctic Peninsula, the Falkland Islands, and South Georgia.