Silversea Cruises Opens Up Bookings for Silver Endeavour Inaugural Voyages
Silversea Cruises is now accepting reservations aboard its new Silver Endeavour ship for its inaugural season sailing to Antarctica. Silversea acquired the Endeavour for roughly $250 million from the estate of Crystal Cruises, which filed for insolvency earlier this year. The ship has been updated to feature Silversea’s signature dining outlets and other brand attributes.
Silver Endeavour will make 12 voyages to Antarctica ranging from five to 20 days starting on Nov. 21, bolstering the luxury line’s polar offering. All cruises include Silversea’s Antarctica Bridge fly-cruise option, an extended “Deep South” expedition and a new 10-day Antarctic Peninsula voyage.
“We are delighted to open sales on Silver Endeavour’s inaugural voyages, marking a new era in ultra-luxury expedition cruising,” said Roberto Martinoli, president and CEO of Silversea. “Silver Endeavour will unlock some of the planet’s most remote and extreme destinations, welcoming guests in Silversea’s trademark level of comfort. With state-of-the-art technology, one of the highest ice-class ratings of any expedition cruise ship, and industry-leading Zodiac- and expert-to-guest ratios, our newest ship will offer a uniquely immersive expedition experience to our well-traveled guests.”
Silver Endeavour’s inaugural season starts Nov. 21, 2022 and runs through March 14, 2023 with 12 immersive voyages. The ship welcomes travelers on 10 Antarctica Bridge fly-cruise sailings, which offer the most direct route to the White Continent by air. Guests skip the Drake Passage, flying directly to King George Island in business-class comfort to embark on the ship.
Guests will journey deep into Antarctica on voyages between five and nine days, exploring such destinations such as the Antarctic Peninsula, the Antarctic Sound, and the South Shetland Islands. Each cruise will feature an expedition expert with extensive knowledge of subjects such as marine biology, history and archeology.
Conrad Combrick, Silversea’s senior vice president of expeditions, destination and itinerary management will join the inaugural voyage on Nov. 21. “Among the most advanced expedition ships at sea, Silver Endeavour will enhance the expedition experience to all new levels for our guests when she sets sail to Antarctica from November 2022,” said Combrink. “I look forward to accompanying our guests on her maiden voyage, as we fly over the Drake Passage to embark Silver Endeavour in King George Island, journeying deep into Antarctica on this milestone voyage.”
Next year on Feb. 12, Silver Endeavour will undertake its first-ever Deep South Antarctic Expedition, journeying to the South Shetland Islands, the Antarctic Sound, and the Antarctic Peninsula, before attempting to cross the 69th parallel south. Facilitated by the ship’s PC6 ice class rating—among the highest of any expedition ship—and cutting-edge navigation and exploration technology, the sailing will offer travelers the opportunity to access some of the world’s most remote and extreme destinations, exploring Antarctica first-hand and witnessing the continent’s rare wildlife and unique landscapes.
Silver Endeavour will cap its inaugural season with a new 10-day Antarctic Peninsula Voyage, departing round-trip from Puerto Williams on March 4, 2023. Spending six days exploring the peninsula during this variation of Silversea’s peninsula voyages, guests are likely to see penguin colonies, as well as various other bird species; different seal species; and other marine life.
Onboard accommodations are as spacious as the Antarctic landscape, with all-balcony suites and cabins ranging from 356 square feet to 1,868 square feet between Decks 5 and 8. Silver Endeavour features seven suite categories to choose from. The Owner’s Suite on Deck 7 measures 1,868 square feet in a premium bow position featuring a large living room, separate dining room, bar area and two spacious bedrooms with bathrooms.
Also on Deck 7 are the sweeping views of the Grand Suite, measuring 1,668 square feet with a balcony of 684 square feet. The spacious interior includes a living room, separate dining area, bedroom with walk-in closet and bathroom. An additional bedroom area can accommodate a third guest.
On Deck 8 is the 532 square foot Silver Suite, which offers floor-to-ceiling windows in all living areas and a 78-square-foot balcony. Accommodations include a living room, separate dining area, bedroom with large walk-in closet and bathroom.
Between Decks 5 and 8 are a collection of 90 Premium, Deluxe, Superior and Classic Veranda Suites. The 356-square-foot Veranda suite includes a generous walk-in closet; well-appointed bathroom with a large walk-in shower, vanity and toilet; spacious living and bedroom areas, with convertible sofas; and a writing desk.