Fans of Silversea Cruises can look forward to a series of epic Grand Voyages that include three drooly-worthy expedition voyages.
Take if from one who has sailed on several lengthy Silversea journeys — there’s nothing like it. We’re talking a voyage in the lap of luxury with butler service, fine food, crew members who can’t say no (even with no tipping expected) and lots of free stuff (including Wi-Fi).
"With the global restart of cruise travel, we saw — and continue to see — a strong demand for extended voyages among our guests," said Barbara Muckermann, chief commercial officer of 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-traveled guests."
Hit the Med
The 2024-25 Grand Voyages begin with a Grand Mediterranean cruise from April 20 to June 16, 2024.
The 57-day, deep exploration of the Mediterranean takes place aboard Silver Whisper and departs in the early season, when there are fewer people flocking to the region's iconic shores. Guests will be immersed in 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 shine a light 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.
Ply the Pacific
A Grand Pacific cruise, on the stunning Silver Muse, begins Sept. 26 and ends Nov. 22, 2024. The Tokyo to Sydney voyage encompasses 27 destinations and eight countries.
For folks who enjoy more days in port, this one offers four overnight calls. Stops include 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, China, and the charming 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.
Or go by expedition ship
On August 25 to Nov. 7, 2024 Silver Cloud will make a Grand South Pacific expedition cruise from Fremantle (Perth, Australia) to Valparaiso (Santiago, Chile) covering 60 destinations, 11 countries and offering 75 sublime days on board tracing a path from Australia to Chile.
An Arctic adventure
A 82-day odyssey on Silver Wind winds its way from Longyearbyen, Norway, to Vancouver and hits 70 destinations and five countries in 82 days beginning July 14, 2024.
The cruise focuses on Norway's extraordinary 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.
Choose a 125-day Grand Pole expedition on Silver Wind from Puerto Williams, Chile, to Longyearbyen, Norway, on Feb. 22, 2024 that includes 90 destinations and 21 countries over 125 days.
Visit South America during a 71-day journey on the new Silver Ray that departs Fort Lauderdale on Jan. 20, 2025. This is the cruise for folks who love new ships as this will mark Silver Ray’s debut.
Other odysseys include Arabia (Feb. 22 2025) from Cape Town to Athens on Silver Spirit. The 64-day voyage his 30 destinations and 13 countries.
This isn’t the whole list — contact Cruiseable for even more options.
Double the experience
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.
Truly all-inclusive fares
Silversea’s all-inclusive Grand Voyages include private executive transfers, business-class air, one-night pre-cruise hotel stay, $1,000 onboard spending credit per guest, exclusive shore side events, unlimited Wi-Fi, and more. Plus, one shore excursion per port, per day, is included in the cruise fare, and guests are able to book their experiences immediately for all published sailings.
Ready to cruise in luxury?
Interested in hearing more about a Silversea Grand Voyage? Contact a Cruiseable travel consultant in our business department at 1-866-3773 or email [email protected].