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Silversea unveils 2024/25 voyages; Silver Ray will be second Nova-class ship

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  •   07-28-2022  3:21 pm
  •   Pax Global Media

Silversea unveils 2024/25 voyages; Silver Ray will be second Nova-class ship
Silversea's 2024/2025 collection includes the inaugural season of Silver Ray, which debuts in summer 2024. (Silversea)
Pax Global Media

Silversea Cruises has unveiled its new 2024-2025 voyage collection, comprising 341 new sailings that will unlock 695 destinations in 120 countries between March 2024 and May 2025—bringing the total number of destinations in Silversea’s portfolio to more than 900.

The offering is the largest in the cruise line's history, with more options for guests thanks to a 56 per cent increase in capacity by 2024 when compared to 2020.

Eleven of Silversea’s ultra-luxury ships will embark upon the new sailings, with additional voyages aboard Silver Endeavour to be announced soon.

The 2024/2025 collection includes the inaugural season of Silver Ray, which will strengthen Silversea’s commitment to sustainability when she debuts in summer 2024 as the cruise line’s second Nova-class ship.

The collection also includes many tailor-made experiences, immersive itineraries, and 25 maiden calls.

To debut the collection. Silversea held a virtual premiere for select guests and travel advisors on July 28, which incorporated a high-end fashion show.

The cruise line challenged six designers to express the world’s beauty through fashion, with each taking inspiration from the cultures, colours, and tastes of one region represented in the collection.

Entitled “Colour the World,” the production also featured a Q&A session with Roberto Martinoli, president and CEO, Barbara Muckermann, chief commercial officer, and Conrad Combrink, SVP expeditions, destination and itinerary Management, who shared insights.

"Our new voyage collection for summer 2024 and winter 2024/2025 reflects our guests' desire for new and unique experiences in the most iconic and remote destinations around the world,” said Mr. Martinoli. “…Not only will these 341 new sailings immerse travellers deep into each destination, enabling even the most experienced travelers to discover lesser-visited destinations or venture off-season to rediscover the world from a new perspective, but they will also further expand Silversea's global reach.”

What to expect 

Silversea's 2024/2025 voyages include:

The inaugural season of Silver Ray

The sister ship to Silversea’s pioneering Silver Nova, Silver Ray will incorporate a trio of power sources that include a fuel cell system, battery technology and dual fuel engines that will use liquefied natural gas as the main fuel.

She will begin her inaugural season in May 2024 in Northern Europe and the Mediterranean.

Six ships undertaking 19 voyages to Africa and the Indian Ocean, including new expeditions

Six ships will explore more than 60 destinations in 23 countries in Africa and the Indian Ocean, with expedition options aboard Silver Cloud and Silver Wind complemented by voyages aboard Silver Dawn, Silver Muse, Silver Whisper, and Silver Spirit.

Six ships will explore more than 60 destinations in 23 countries in Africa and the Indian Ocean. (Silversea)

New itineraries in South Africa will spotlight unique wildlife with game drives and water activities.

A new 18-day Silver Cloud voyage in April 2024 will explore East Africa's Indian Ocean islands.

As well, six oceangoing voyages of 16 to 17 days will transit the Suez Canal.

Two of these in November 2024, aboard Silver Spirit and Silver Whisper, will offer access to the Nabataean ruins of Hegra in northwest Saudi Arabia.

13 voyages to 59 destinations in the South Pacific Islands, including Hawaii and French Polynesia

Aboard expedition ship Silver Cloud and the oceangoing Silver Shadow and Silver Moon, guests will discover the South Pacific’s remote lagoons, coral reefs, forests and waterfalls; visit local communities and learn about their customs; and admire the flora and fauna.

Included among the 13 sailings are new programs spotlighting the islands of Hawaii and French Polynesia, including hidden gems like Fakarava.

As well, Silver Cloud's expedition voyages will explore the cultures and secluded shores of Melanesia, Micronesia and Easter Island.

31 voyages to 19 countries in Northern Europe, including circumnavigations of Iceland

One expedition ship, Silver Wind, and three ocean-going ships, Silver Spirit, Silver Dawn and Silver Ray, will journey to the authentic beauty of 105 destinations in Northern Europe, from the most iconic cities of the Baltic Sea to the pristine fjords of Norway and the idyllic landscapes of the British Isles.

More sailings will be devoted to the Norwegian fjords—a total of nine.

Silver Dawn will offer guests the chance to experience coastal Norway amid the foliage of autumn and, perhaps, witness the Northern Lights, while the North Cape will take center stage on a mid-June 2024 voyage.

Silver Spirit will circumnavigate Iceland to reveal its stunning scenery, geothermal wonders, and Viking history on three voyages during summer 2024.

And a collection of Atlantic Coast voyages will include a September 2024 sailing aboard Silver Spirit that will spend 14 days exploring the region's picturesque towns, historic sites and harvesting traditions.

67 voyages aboard five ships in the Mediterranean during an extended season

There will be an extended season in the Mediterranean, spanning from March to December 2024.

Silver Whisper, Silver Spirit, Silver Moon, Silver Dawn, and Silver Ray will call in 111 destinations in 20 countries.

There are several itineraries scheduled in the Greek Isles and Turkey, six voyages to the Holy Land, and, in September 2024, a brand-new voyage to the Balearic Islands aboard Silver Whisper—marking a return to Ibiza.

Guests traveling aboard Silver Whisper and Silver Spirit in May will have the opportunity to experience the Monaco Grand Prix 2024.

Expanded variety in Alaska on 31 voyages designed to offer more time in ports

Silver Muse and Silver Nova will offer an expanded variety of options in Alaska, with 31 sailings devoted to exploring the region's incredible natural beauty and wildlife.

Also highlighting the new Alaska program are Silver Muse's 14-day combination voyages, which link back-to-back cruises of seven days.

New voyages in Canada and New England with longer itineraries

From Canada to New England. Silversea's full-summer program offers longer, 12-day itineraries—designed to spotlight the region's summer festivals, rich history, coastlines, and mountain peaks of Acadia National Park.

These itineraries aboard Silver Shadow include overnight calls in Québec or Boston, as well as an exploration of the rugged, natural beauty of the rarely visited Îles de la Madeleine Archipelago or a visit to Saint John, New Brunswick.

8 expeditions to the Arctic and Greenland, with a 24-day crossing of the Northwest Passage

In the summer of 2024, Silver Wind will explore the Arctic and Greenland on eight expedition voyages.

Highlights include a 24-day crossing of the fabled Northwest Passage aboard Silver Wind and a new 18-day expedition spotlighting wild Alaska.

21 departures for Antarctica, with the opportunity to cruise Cape Horn from Puerto Williams

Both Silver Cloud and Silver Wind will unlock the region's natural treasures on 21 expedition cruises, featuring an industry-high ratio of onboard expedition experts, complemented by an industry-high ratio of Zodiacs—ensuring guests are immersed into the destinations.

25 departures for Australia and New Zealand, with regional debuts of Silver Nova and Silver Cloud

With 25 voyages scheduled aboard expedition ship Silver Cloud and Silver Muse and Silver Nova—including inaugural seasons for Silver Nova in Australia and Silver Cloud in The Kimberley region—2024 promises Silversea's largest-ever program in Australia and New Zealand.

2024 promises Silversea's largest-ever program in Australia and New Zealand. (Silversea)

Silver Nova will offer a set of seven longer and more diverse itineraries, exploring the coast of Australia, New Zealand, Melanesia and Micronesia, while shorter voyages that will focus on Australia and New Zealand highlight Silver Muse's schedule.

Other deployments include a set of 27 voyages devoted to Asia, including Silver Nova's inaugural calls in the continent; 10 voyages to South America, including Silver Ray's debut in the land of the Inca, the Amazon and the tango; 18 voyages to the Caribbean and Central America aboard Silver Shadow and Silver Moon, as well as Silver Ray's inaugural voyage to the region; and 52 expeditions aboard Silver Origin, which will take guests closer to the natural wonders of the Galápagos Islands.

Silversea soon will announce more itineraries for its expedition fleet, Silver Endeavour, which will extend beyond the upcoming Antarctica season.

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