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Silversea Leverages Booming Demand for Ultra-Luxury Polar Travel with Ice-Class Conversion of Silver Wind

Pressemitteilung

The renovation of the 274-guest, ultra-luxury liner expands Silversea’s Antarctic expedition options, which will include a solar eclipse voyage in 2021

Silversea Cruises, the global leader in ultra-luxury and expedition travel, is set to enhance its global fleet with the conversion of Silver Wind to an ice-class, ultra-luxury expedition ship. The move signals continued confidence in the fast-growing popularity of ultra-luxury expedition travel to the pristine glaciers and wildlife-rich regions of Antarctica.

Silver Wind is presently undergoing refurbishments at the Remontowa shipyard in Gdańsk,Poland, following a major upgrade in 2018. The re-design includes an ice-strengthened hull for cruising in polar waters and state-of-the-art technology upgrades. Adding to her sustainability credentials, Silver Wind will be outfitted with a new advanced waste water treatment plant, new food waste treatment facilities, and new fuel-saving boilers.

Silver Wind will emerge as the cruise line’s fourth expedition vessel in its fleet of nine ultra-luxury ships. Marking her maiden voyage on November 20, 2021, Silver Wind is slated to set sail on a 22-day journey to Antarctica, providing guests with a prime viewing position on the White Continent for a solar eclipse on December 4, 2021.

“We are converting our beloved Silver Wind into one of the most luxurious expedition ships at sea to further expand and diversify our cold-water cruise offering,” says Roberto Martinoli, Silversea’s President and CEO. “With the backing of the Royal Caribbean Group, we are significantly investing in our ultra-luxury fleet to meet the burgeoning guest demand for voyage options in such breath-taking, remote destinations as Antarctica, and we have more exciting enhancements to come.”

NEW EXPEDITION ENHANCEMENTS

Silver Wind will benefit from a set of enhancements that will enable immersive expedition cruising in both Polar Regions, as well as in the world’s most remote tropical waters. Taking guests closer to the action with on-water discovery, the shipwill be fitted with a strengthened hull; ice-detector sonars, designed for use on icebreaker vessels; 24 Zodiacs; and 14 kayaks. With a reduced guest capacity of just 274, Silver Wind will deliver one of the most personalised expedition experiences at sea, carrying up to 28 expedition experts who will share their knowledge during onboard lectures, on guided Zodiac tours, and on experiences ashore. Further enhancing the expedition experience for guests, a Photo Studio (formerly the Casino) with state-of-the-art equipment, a Mudroom, and a special water-heating system in the ship’s swimming pool will highlight Silver Wind’s new amenities.

REFRESHED INTERIOR SPACES

Following the ship’s comprehensive refurbishment in 2018, which saw the enhancement of most public spaces, an array of refreshments will enrich guests’ comfort in the ship’s suites and public areas. Silver Wind’s upper suites will be entirely refurbished, with new furniture and carpets, as well as new walk-in showers to complement the bathtubs. Silver Wind’s Vista and Veranda suites will also be updated, including the installation of new walk-in showers. Many of the ship’s public areas will also be refreshed, with re-painted walls and ceilings in La Dame, La Terrazza, the Observation Lounge, the Panorama Lounge, and the Reception area. The Gym & Beauty Salon will be refreshed too.

SOLAR ECLIPSE VOYAGE TO ANTARCTICA

Her maiden voyage as an expedition ship, Silver Wind is scheduled to depart on a 22-day sailing to Antarctica on November 20, 2021, spending her inaugural season exploring the White Continent. Not only will guests marvel at the remarkable landscapes and breathtaking wildlife of the Falkland Islands, South Georgia, and Antarctica, but they will be perfectly placed to experience the solar eclipse on December 4 on what promises to be an unforgettable journey.

Silversea’s guests benefit from the most comprehensive all-inclusive Polar offering in expedition cruising. As well as Silversea’s iconic hallmarks of luxury, guests on expedition voyages enjoy the following inclusions in their cruise fare:

  • International roundtrip flights (or air credit)*
  • Business Class upgrades at reduced rates*
  • In-country flights**
  • Pre- and post-cruise hotel night/s, or day-use hotel***
  • Transfers and luggage handling
  • Highly-qualified Expedition Team
  • Enrichment lectures, guided Zodiac, land and sea tours, and shore-side activities
  • Complimentary expedition gear including parka**, backpack and water bottle
  • Multiple restaurants serving diverse cuisine and an in-suite 24-hour dining service including caviar
  • Premium beverages in-suite and throughout the ship
  • Butler service and onboard gratuities
  • Unlimited Wi-Fi

View Silver Wind’s upcoming voyages: https://www.silversea.com/ships/silver-wind.html

Learn more about Silversea’s ultra-luxury expedition offering: https://www.silversea.com/luxury-expeditions-cruises.html

Please note: All itineraries are subject to change based on a variety of external factors. Please refer to https://www.silversea.com/health-and-travel-notice.html for the latest health and travel advisories pertaining to cruise travel.

*Air is not available in all countries and to all destinations. Should guests book their air independently or should the desired air not be available, a non-use credit will be offered, which guests can apply to their cruise fare for extra savings. Business Class upgrades are available in selected destinations.

**on selected expedition voyages

***depending on Silversea’s air programme flight schedule

Text: PM Silversea Cruises

Exclusive Pre-Sale Now Open: Silversea Cruises Unveils its Largest-Ever Collection of Voyages for 2022-2023

Pressemitteilung (Englisch)

  • Silversea’s new 2022-2023 voyage collection comprises 315 itineraries, calling in 669 destinations in 114 countries, across all seven continents.
  • For the first time ever, shore excursions and roundtrip air included on all voyages in the new collection.
  • Silversea’s 10 ultra-luxury ships will make 61 maiden calls.
  • The new collection includes five pioneering Grand Voyages, among which is a world-first.

Silversea Cruises, the leading ultra-luxury cruise line, today opens an exclusive pre-sale to Venetian Society members on 315 new voyages for 2022-2023—the largest itinerary release in the cruise line’s history. With Silversea becoming more all-inclusive than ever, guests will enjoy complimentary shore excursions and roundtrip air included with all voyages in the new itinerary collection, as they travel deeper into 669 destinations in 114 countries, across all seven continents, between March 2022 and May 2023.

“We are very proud to launch our Venetian Society pre-sale for our largest-ever collection of itineraries,” says Roberto Martinoli, Silversea’s President & CEO. “With shore excursions and roundtrip air included in the cruise fare for all 10 ships in our fleet—a first for our cruise line—our guests will discover the most remarkable experiences around the world with unprecedented convenience, travelling deep into captivating cultures, untouched landscapes, and open-hearted communities. Once again, we are pushing boundaries in ultra-luxury cruising for the enjoyment of our guests, who are more curious than ever and are always in search of their next adventure.”

In addition to 61 maiden calls—which include Eidfjord, Norway; Rio Guajara, Brazil; and Foula in the United Kingdom, among others—the new collection of itineraries comprises a reimagined range of expedition voyages, including an unprecedented itinerary that will take guests deep into the Amazon Rainforest; all-new journeys to many of the world’s most iconic destinations, as well as the lesser-known gems accessible only to small ships; and a range of departures that will take guests deep into the action at world-renowned events. Shore excursions have long been included on all Silversea expeditions; with the launch of Silversea’s new all-inclusive offering, guests will also be able to choose from more than 1,400 complimentary shore excursions from a total of almost 2,500 experiences aboard the cruise line’s ocean-going fleet. On every voyage in the collection, guests can take advantage of Silversea’s 10% Early Booking Bonus Saving, as well as included flights, transfers, hotels, shore excursions, plus all onboard beverages, gratuities, and unlimited Wi-Fi during the voyage.

Highlights of Silversea’s new 2022-2023 itinerary collection include:

  • ANTARCTICA – 30 VOYAGES: THE MOST EXTENSIVE PROGRAMME TO DATE WITH THREE LENGTH OPTIONS FOR ANTARCTICA BRIDGE & A NEW VOYAGE TO THE ANTARCTIC CIRCLE

With Silver ExplorerSilver Cloud and Silver Wind cruising in Antarctica in 2022 and 2023, guests have more voyages options. New Antarctica Bridge itineraries offer travellers the option of spending five, six, or nine days in the White Continent, while a new Deep Antarctica expedition will take guests further south along the Antarctic Peninsula over 20 days, as they journey through the Bellingshausen Sea and Marguerite Bay to cross the Antarctic Circle, attempting to reach 69˚S should conditions permit it. Ranging between nine and 18 days, four holiday itineraries to Antarctica will cater for those in search of a memorable conclusion to the year, as they explore the region’s breathtaking ice structures and wildlife-filled coastlines on Zodiac tours, accompanied by Silversea’s expedition experts.

  • THE ARCTIC & GREENLAND – 12 VOYAGES: SHORTER OPTIONS FOR SVALBARD ITINERARIES & A NEW DISKO BAY EXPEDITION

With 12 voyages to the Arctic and Greenland aboard Silver Wind and Silver Cloud, travellers can select their cruise experience according to their interests, engaging with one of the world’s remotest cold water regions on their own terms. In Svalbard, new shorter cruise options of six and nine days—roundtrip from Longyearbyen—enable time-pushed guests to discover the best of both Svalbard’s northern and southern regions, while the first 24-day passage of the Northwest Passage aboard Silver Wind, from Kangerlussuaq to Nome, is a highlight that will appeal to those with an interest in iconic Arctic expeditions of bygone eras. A brand new voyage to Disko Bay, the largest bay in Greenland, is set to unlock rare experiences for travellers, as they admire vast icebergs and, potentially, whales.

  • THE MEDITERRANEAN – 61 VOYAGES: IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCES IN THE BLACK SEA & THE HOLY LAND, AS WELL AS NEW ITINERARIES IN CAPE VERDE

Building on the cruise line’s iconic offering in the Adriatic, the Western Mediterranean, and Iberia, Silversea’s new voyage collection for 2022-2023 will include a diverse programme of itineraries in the Eastern Mediterranean, which includes immersive discoveries of the Black Sea, the Greek Islands, and the Holy Land aboard Silver Spirit. Brand new Cape Verde itineraries on Silver Cloud and Silver Dawn will unlock unforgettable experiences for guests between Lisbon and Dakar, including discoveries of maiden ports of call Puerto del Rosario, Mindelo, Porto Novo, Sal, and Praia. Overnights in Tel Aviv, Istanbul, Cadiz, Venice, and more increase guests’ opportunities to explore the very best of authentic Mediterranean culture.

  • NORTHERN EUROPE & THE BRITISH ISLES – 28 VOYAGES: BRAND NEW EXPEDITIONS ON SILVER CLOUD AND MORE VOYAGES TO THE NORWEGIAN FJORDS

An expansive season in Northern Europe and the British Isles sees four ships deployed to the region, with Silver Cloud offering two brand new expedition itineraries to the British Isles and the Atlantic Coast, on top of iconic itineraries also offered in the region. Guests will have increased options for discovering the majestic landscapes of the Norwegian Fjords, building on Silversea’s iconic offering in the Baltic and Iceland aboard Silver Wind and Silver Whisper. Moreover, as part of Silver Moon’s first season in Northern Europe, travellers will discover immersive culinary experiences through the S.A.L.T. culinary programme on 16 voyages, forming deep connections with local cultures through the lens of food and drink. Bordeaux, St. Petersburg, Helsinki, Bergen, Flam, and Alesund are just some of the iconic ports of call on offer, while 17 maiden calls—including Arduaine, Baiona, Bryer, Calf of Man, among others—will unlock new experiences for well-travelled guests. 

  • ALASKA & THE RUSSIAN FAR EAST – 30 VOYAGES: INCREASED CAPACITY, AS WELL AS AN 18-DAY EXPEDITION THROUGH THE CHUKOTKA REGION

Expanding options for guests with 29 itineraries between the two ships, Silver Shadow will join Silver Muse in Alaska for an extensive season of Silversea’s iconic seven-day voyages between Seward and Vancouver, showcasing Alaska’s incomparable wildernesses in ultimate comfort. Another highlight of the new collection is an incredible 18-day expedition aboard Silver Wind, on which guests will explore the remote cultures and unique wildlife of the Chukotka Region, as well as the Hubbard Glacier, Sitka, and a maiden call in Chegitum.

  • AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND – 21 VOYAGES: ENHANCED EXPEDITION PROGRAMME IN THE KIMBERLEY & SHORTER OPTIONS IN AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND

Sailing 31 voyages in Australia and New Zealand, Silver Explorer, Silver Muse, Silver Whisper and Silver Shadow will each unlock the best of the region for guests. On top of Silversea’s iconic offering in the Kimberley, Silver Explorer will complete an all-new 17-day itinerary, enabling guests to discover the Dampier Archipelago and the Monte Bello Islands, before venturing as far south as Freemantle. Silver Muse, meanwhile, will sail shorter options of 12 and 13 days throughout Australia and New Zealand, calling in Hobart, Tasmania, overnight—following strong demand from guests—while longer voyages also incorporate Asia and Melanesia.

  • ASIA – 24 VOYAGES: ENHANCED CHOICE WITH NEW JAPANESE TURNAROUND PORTS & EXTENDED STAYS IN ICONIC CITIES

Among 24 voyages in Asia, Silversea’s offering in Japan—which, with the new 2022-2023 collection, includes four voyages that will enable guests to witness the country’s breathtaking cherry blossom—will be enriched with new turnaround ports and added choice: as well as Tokyo, travellers can choose to embark in either Osaka or Kobe, experiencing 11 new voyages. In addition to a brand new itinerary through Japan and South Korea, travellers can spend longer in iconic cities on overnight calls, including Hong Kong, Bangkok, Osaka, and Seoul, among others, to engage with Asia’s most fascinating cultures and welcoming people. All-new routes through China, Japan and Thailand will enrich the offering further still.

  • AFRICA & THE INDIAN OCEAN – 8 VOYAGES: RETURN OF EXPEDITIONS TO THE INDIAN OCEAN & AN EXTENDED CALL FOR THE FIFA WORLD CUP 2022 IN DOHA

Silversea Cruises will once again welcome guests aboard expedition voyages in the Indian Ocean in 2022-2023, with three brand new expeditions aboard Silver Explorer. In-depth explorations of the Mozambique Channel, the Seychelles, and the Andaman Sea & the Mergui Archipelago will offer incredible snorkelling opportunities and safari tours for unparalleled wildlife spotting in spring of 2022. Silver Spirit, meanwhile, will set sail on two new itineraries among five classic sailings, with long stays in Myanmar, two Suez Canal crossings, and newly added calls in Jeddah and Petra. Silver Spirit will also unlock remarkable experiences for guests in the Persian Gulf, offering two overnights in Doha for the FIFA World Cup 2022.

  • SOUTH AMERICA – 9 VOYAGES: AN UNPRECEDENTED AMAZON EXPEDITION & A CIRCUMNAVIGATION OF SOUTH AMERICA ABOARD SILVER MOON

With four of Silversea’s ultra-luxury ships deployed in South America as part of the new 2022-2023 collection of voyages—Silver ExplorerSilver CloudSilver Wind, and Silver Moon—the cruise line’s guests can choose from a range of immersive experiences throughout the continent. On extended calls in Rio de Janeiro, travellers will enjoy unique experiences of the city’s famous carnival, while an unprecedented expedition to the Amazon Rainforest on a 21-day voyage aboard Silver Wind will take guests deeper into one of the world’s richest ecosystems. Silver Moon will circumnavigate South America on a remarkable Grand Voyage. In total, 14 maiden calls throughout South America will unlock remarkable new experiences for travellers.

On top of this, Silversea’s ultra-luxury ships will sail 22 voyages in the Caribbean and Central America, including a brand new Bermuda itinerary; 47 voyages in the Galapagos aboard Silver Origin; five voyages in the South Pacific; six voyages between the American West Coast, Canada and New England; and 12 transoceanic voyages.

FIVE PIONEERING GRAND VOYAGES

Among the highlights of the new 2022-2023 itineraries are five pioneering Grand Voyages, which have been designed by Silversea’s destination experts to link the most remarkable experiences around the world:

  • Silversea’s first European Grand Voyage – Athens (Piraeus) to Stockholm: Combining both the Mediterranean Grand Voyage and the Northern European Grand Voyage,Silversea’s first-ever European Grand Voyage will depart on March 30th, 2022, calling in 72 destinations across 22 countries.
  • An all-new Mediterranean Grand Voyage – Athens (Piraeus) to Lisbon: Between March 30 and May 6, guests travelling aboard Silver Moon on the Mediterranean Grand Voyage will enjoy bespoke discovery in 33 destinations across 12 countries.
  • The world’s first Northern European Grand Voyage – Lisbon to Stockholm: On the world’s first Northern Europe Grand Voyage, Silversea’s guests will journey from Lisbon to Stockholm over 53 days from May 6, calling in 40 destinations in 13 countries aboard Silver Moon.
  • An immersive Pacific Grand Voyage – Melbourne to Osaka: Over 58 days from January 16, 2023, travellers on the Pacific Grand Voyage will delve deep into 31 of the region’s most rewarding destinations, with seven overnight calls.
  • A new South America Grand Voyage – Fort Lauderdale to Fort Lauderdale: Circumnavigating South America, Silver Moon will sail roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale on the new South America Grand Voyage between January 6 and March 16, 2023, calling in 39 destinations in 23 countries.

For more information on Silversea’s new itineraries for 2022-2023, please visit:

https://www.silversea.com/lp-new-itineraries-2022-2023.html

Please note: pre-sale is open to Venetian Society members only. General sales will open on December 10. Health and safety protocols, guest conduct rules, as well as regional travel restrictions and clearance to visit ports of call, are subject to change without notice based on ongoing evaluation, public health standards, and government requirements. Onboard and destination experiences, features, itineraries and guest conduct rules vary by ship and destination and are subject to change without notice.  For the latest information on Silversea’s resumption of service, please visit our website.

Text: PM Silversea Cruises

Silversea Cruises Unveils the First Glimpses of New Ship Silver Moon’s Elegant Interiors

Pressemitteilung in Englisch

Barbara Muckermann, Silversea Cruises’ Chief Marketing Officer, hosts a series of virtual ship tours aboard Silversea’s newest ship, Silver Moon.

After taking delivery of the new ship from Fincantieri in Ancona, Italy, on Friday October 30, 2020, Silversea Cruises today unveils the first glimpses of Silver Moon’s interiors—the ninth ship in the cruise line’s ultra-luxury fleet. Barbara Muckermann, Silversea’s Chief Marketing Officer, hosts a series of five virtual ship tours, in which viewers are guided through Silver Moon’s new S.A.L.T. venues, public spaces, restaurants, and suites.

Silversea Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Barbara Muckermann, Foto: Silversea Cruises

“Taking delivery of our beautiful new Silver Moon was a very proud moment for our cruise line,” says Muckermann. “The ship represents the pinnacle of ultra-luxury travel in the 21st century, and we have made many innovative enhancements from her sister ship, Silver Muse, for the enjoyment of our guests. From our new S.A.L.T. ecosystem, which will enable travellers to delve deeper into destinations through the lens of food and drink, to the enriched public spaces, the enhancements aboard Silver Moon symbolise a refinement of Silversea’s already ultra-luxury cruise experience. We cannot wait to welcome our guests aboard this beauty in the near future.”

1.       INTRODUCTION

Stood before Silver Moon, Muckermann begins with a preamble, introducing the ship’s key features and welcoming viewers to Fincantieri’s shipyard in Ancona. At 40,700 GRT and 212.8m in length, and with many pioneering features that discern the ship from sister ship Silver MuseSilver Moon epitomises 21st-century luxury travel.

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2.       S.A.L.T. VENUES

Debuting aboard Silver Moon is the innovative new culinary enrichment programme S.A.L.T., an acronym of Sea and Land Taste, which will enable guests to travel deeper through a range of destination-focused gastronomic experiences—both on-board and ashore. As part of the S.A.L.T. programme, three new venues will unlock immersive culinary experiences for guests, forming a hub of culinary discovery on Deck 4: among the largest of eight restaurants aboard Silver Moon, S.A.L.T. Kitchen is the first large-scale regional restaurant aboard a luxury cruise ship, offering a menu that changes with the destination and a regionally inspired wine list; S.A.L.T. Lab is a test kitchen that enables guests to learn about local ingredients and artisanal techniques, through insightful workshops, tastings, and demonstrations; and S.A.L.T. Bar allows guests to sample the most authentic flavours of the destination, through a large selection of regional wines, spirits, and other drinks.

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3.       PUBLIC SPACES

Silver Moon takes influence from the successful design of her sister ship, Silver Muse, and maintains the small-ship intimacy and spacious all-suite accommodations that are hallmarks of the Silversea experience. At the same time, a number of public spaces have been reimagined for the enjoyment of guests: the Dolce Vita lounge, the Connoisseur’s Corner, the Pool Deck, and the Spa and Fitness Centre have each undergone comprehensive redesigns for the benefit of guests’ comfort and enjoyment. Moreover, the Arts Café, the Panorama Lounge, the Observation Library, the Venetian Lounge, and the Casino will each welcome guests with atmospheres of whispered luxury.

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4.       SUITES

Silver Moon accommodates 596 guests in 298 elegant suites—96% of which include a balcony. Enriched with elegant décor, premium materials, and luxurious amenities, Silver Moon’s spacious suites benefit from one of the highest space-to-guest ratios of any luxury cruise accommodation, offering superlative comfort to guests—a characteristic feature of the Silversea experience. And, with bespoke, handcrafted luxury beds by Savoir enriching the ship’s top 10 suites—four Owner’s Suites, four Grand Suites, and two Royal Suites—guests in these accommodations will experience a distinctive level of comfort even as they sleep. Guests in every suite will enjoy the dedicated service of a butler, as well as an in-suite bar, stocked with preferred beverages; in-suite dining, available 24 hours per day; and various other luxurious amenities.

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5.       RESTAURANTS

Aboard Silver Moon, travellers will enjoy the use of eight restaurants—each with a distinct concept. On Deck 4, popular restaurants Atlantide and Kaiseki have each undergone extensive redesigns when compared to Silver Muse. Aboard Silver Moon, Atlantide has been enlarged to accommodate up to 220 guests. Minimalist yet sophisticated, the enhanced design of Kaiseki will take inspiration from the best Asian restaurants in the world. Here, guests will witness expert sushi chefs in action, as they prepare fresh sushi and sashimi, and other Asian dishes. Serving fine French cuisine in an elegant atmosphere, Silversea’s signature restaurant, La Dame, will also enjoy a brand new design aboard Silver Moon, enlarged to accommodate 56 guests. Positioned on Deck 8, from which guests can enjoy far-reaching views out to sea, La Dame also offer guests the opportunity to dine under the stars on Silver Moon. Moreover, as part of a unique new collaboration, Lalique has crafted 11 bespoke crystal panels to enrich the restaurant’s aesthetic further still, for the enjoyment of Silversea’s guests. Silversea’s guests will also enjoy fine cuisine in La Terrazza, Silver Note, The Grill, Spaccanapoli, and S.A.L.T. Kitchen.

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