Silversea Showcases Eight New Grand Voyages for 2024-2025 Season
Silversea Cruises, a leading ultra-luxury cruise line, has unveiled a new collection of eight Grand Voyages for 2024-2025, including three expedition itineraries broadening the largest range of extended sailings in cruising. Silversea’s destination experts have designed these extended journeys, which are unprecedented in their variety and range from 57 to 125 days in length, to offer travelers deeper, more-immersive explorations into all seven continents.
"With the global restart of cruise travel through 2021 and 2022, we saw and continue to see a strong demand for extended voyages among our guests,” says Barbara Muckermann, chief commercial officer for Silversea. "People are prioritizing travel like never before, with a sense of urgency that is unprecedented. Our Grand Voyages tap into a growing interest among luxury travelers for more immersive travel experiences that take them closer to the authentic beauty of the world. From pole to pole, to the Mediterranean, Africa and Arabia, the South Pacific, and beyond, each journey in our new collection weaves together the respective region’s most remarkable landscapes, cultures, and experiences wrapping them in Silversea's superlative comfort to deliver enriching experiences to our well-travelled guests."
Silversea’s new collection of Grand Voyages for 2024 and 2025 includes:
Grand Mediterranean 2024: This 57-day deep exploration of the Mediterranean aboard Silver Whisper departs in the early season, when there are fewer people flocking to the region's iconic shores. Guests will be immersed into an eclectic mix of landscapes, customs and cuisines—from the Eastern Mediterranean and Holy Land to the Adriatic, Western Mediterranean and Iberia. The voyage will focus on the region's captivating cultures in both large, iconic ports—such as Rome, Venice and Rhodes—as well as smaller, lesser-visited gems like Gallipoli, Amorgos and Kotor. The cruise sails from Athens to Lisbon, including 50 destinations and 12 countries in 57 Days, April 20 to June 16, 2024
Grand Pacific 2024: Guests traveling aboard Silver Muse for the Grand Pacific 2024 will discover authentic beauty in 27 of the region's most rewarding destinations, with four overnight calls. From Tokyo guests will voyage through eight countries, including Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam, Singapore, Indonesia, Australia and New Zealand. Multi-day calls in places like Shanghai and Ho Chi Minh will allow guests to travel deeper to discover treasures like the water town of Zhujiajiao and the quaint villages of the Mekong Delta. Silver Muse will then spend multiple weeks bringing into focus the natural beauty of Australia's Gold Coast and New Zealand. This cruise sails from Tokyo to Sydney, visiting 27 destinations and eight countries in 57 days from Sept. 26 to Nov. 22, 2024
Grand South Pacific Expedition 2024: As expedition ship Silver Cloud traces a path from Australia to Chile, guests will enjoy leisurely days winding through the most captivating destinations in the South Pacific Isles—from Aitutaki and Bora Bora to Easter Island. They will enjoy up-close encounters with the culture and wildlife of Australia's Kimberley Coast, with calls in places like the Lacepede Islands, a bird-watcher's paradise; the Hunter River Region, with its magnificent falls; and Wyndham, gateway to the World Heritage-listed Bungle Range, which guests will witness on a flightseeing excursion. Myth and tradition in Papua New Guinea, relaxation on white-sanded beaches in Fiji and Tonga, and underwater exploration in French Polynesia will also highlight the sailing. This cruise goes from Fremantle (Perth) to Valparaiso (Santiago) visiting 60 destinations and 11 countries in 75 days, Aug. 25 to Nov. 7, 2024
Grand Arctic Expedition 2024: This 82-day odyssey aboard expedition ship Silver Wind opens with a focus on Norway's Svalbard Archipelago, with its vast fjords and glaciers that attract a wealth of wildlife, including walruses and polar bears. Guests will next explore the geothermal wonderland of Iceland, before sailing the fabled Northwest Passage from Kangerlussuaq, Greenland to Nome, Alaska. The adventure caps off with a journey through the snow-capped peaks and storied frontier towns of Alaska's Inside Passage. This cruise from Longyearbyen to Vancouver visits 70 destinations and five countries in 82 Days, July 14 to Oct. 4, 2024
Grand Pole to Pole Expedition 2024: On this epic 125-day adventure, guests traveling aboard expedition ship Silver Wind will enjoy an enchanting tapestry of sights and experiences—beginning with Antarctica, a region brimming with spectacular icebergs and calving glaciers, offering the possibility of spotting sunbathing seals, frolicking penguins, and breaching whales. An immersive exploration of the Amazon River will highlight this journey along the east coast of South America as Silver Wind heads northward to the Atlantic shores of Africa and Europe. Guests will subsequently explore the Arctic, as the ship heads to the top of the planet to unlock glaciers, fjords, and the amazing wildlife of Iceland and Arctic Norway. This cruise moves from Puerto Williams to Longyearbyen, visiting 90 destinations and 21 countries in 125 days, Feb. 22 to June 26, 2024.
Grand South America 2025: The brand new Silver Ray makes her inaugural visit to South America with a 71-day circumnavigation of the continent’s ports, unique cultures and breathtaking scenery. Highlights include a crossing of the Panama Canal; cruising the majestic fjords of Chile; an overnight in Manaus, nestled in the heart of the Amazon Rainforest; and extended stays in such vibrant cities as Buenos Aires and—just in time for Carnival—Rio de Janeiro. A host of Caribbean Island gems will round off the Grand South America 2025, including Barbados, Saint Lucia, Antigua, Puerto Rico and more. This cruise sails Fort Lauderdale round-trip to 38 destinations and 17 countries in 71 days, Jan. 20-April 1, 2025
Grand Africa and Arabia 2025: Silver Spirit will embark on a 64-day journey through the ancient monuments, modern metropolises, and natural charms of Africa and Arabia starting Feb. 22, 2025. Guests will experience a kaleidoscope of history, culture, and nature with the opportunity to look for elephants, lions, and the rare white rhino on an African safari; witness the amazing flora and fauna of Madagascar; snorkel the sparkling waters of the Seychelles; cruise by houseboat through the lush tropical waterways of Kerala, India; and discover the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Valley of the Kings in the Egyptian desert. This cruise goes from Cape Town to Athens visiting 30 destinations and 13 countries in 64 days, Feb. 22 to April 27, 2025.
Grand Asia 2025: Silver Whisper will set a leisurely course through the culture, history, and natural beauty of the Far East on this 70-day, round-trip journey, departing from Singapore on Feb. 15, 2025. Highlights will include a 14-day circumnavigation of Japan with a call in lesser-known Kanazawa, where guests may venture into the countryside to explore picturesque UNESCO World Heritage-listed villages. Extensive explorations of China and South Korea will be complemented by a survey of Southeast Asia that includes two overnight calls in Bangkok and two nights in Ho Chi Minh City. As well, a day in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, will offer a chance to see the extraordinary Batu Caves. This sailing departs Singapore round-trip visiting 34 destinations and nine countries in 70 Days, Feb. 15 to April 26, 2025 .
Twenty-One Combination Cruises: Silversea is also offering a new collection of 21 Combination Cruises for 2024. These handpicked, extended journeys combine two or more consecutive voyages that are perfectly balanced to provide a comprehensive and meaningful exploration of a region. Travelers are able to save on select voyages. Among the new options are: Silver Dawn's 22-day, Southampton-to-Copenhagen cruise through the British Isles and Norway, departing May 14, 2024; Silver Muse's 14-day Alaska cruise, sailing round-trip from Seward, departing June 20, 2024; Silver Moon's 28-day, Venice-to-Lisbon Mediterranean cruise, departing Sept. 20, 2024, with overnight calls in Sorrento and Cádiz.