by Vanessa Lee

Luxury cruise line Silversea Cruises has been the recipient of many awards and accolades and is a company which offers a diverse array of ships in both their classic fleet as well as in their burgeoning Expedition fleet.

Expanding Expedition Fleet

Silver ExplorerCourtesy of Silversea Cruises

The Silver Galapagos, Silver Explorer and Silver Discoverer  are designated as Expedition ships and now Silver Cloud, Silversea’s first ship,  will move to the Expedition fleet next year. Each of these charming vessels takes guests on exciting and remarkable adventures,  sailing to marvelous and often exotic,  parts of the world always offering  a remarkable insight into some of the most beautiful and out of the way places. Silver Cloud is destined mostly for polar waters  as she will be converted into an ice-class ship following an extensive refurbishment scheduled for late summer next year before her move in November 2017.  She will then carry just 260 guests and provide 18 zodiac craft for exploration and of course, continue to offer her guests all the amenities they have come to know and love since her inaugural, including a choice of five restaurants.

New Silver Muse

Silver MuseCourtesy of Silversea Cruises

A new vessel, the 596-guest ultra-luxury Silver Muse, will launch in Spring of 2017 and become the line’s flagship while continuing to offer all the hallmarks of the Silversea experience. The ship will bring the company’s fleet to 9 ships, and provide a wealth of enhancements to the onboard experience while retaining its small-ship intimacy.  

Suite Life Onboard

Silver Spirit_Verandah SuiteCourtesy of Silversea Cruises

Silversea continues to offer lovely and expansive suite accommodations on all their  ships with the services of a butler for each and most accommodations offering verandahs. Champagne, wine and spirits are included in the fare and an in-suite beverage cabinet is stocked to guest’s personal preferences. Each ship in the classic fleet offers various dining choices ranging from more casual al fresco to the finest gourmet cuisine and wine-pairing dinners. Fares are all-inclusive with gratuities and complimentary Wi-Fi included in the cost of the cruise. The attentive onboard service is precisely as would be expected from this calibre of cruise line and the enrichment program offered features destination lectures and other fascinating insights about the area in which each ship is sailing.

2016 Africa Cruises

Silversea-ZebrasCourtesy of Silversea Cruises

Silversea has introduced the most exclusive all-inclusive fares available on featured Silver Cloud Africa voyages in 2016. A multitude of ports with unique cultures and stunning scenery are available for guests to conveniently explore with roundtrip economy air travel and transfers, 3-night Safari, free Silver Shore Select excursions and free Wi-Fi included. From Mombasa, the safari includes air travel between Mombasa and Nairobi, one night at the Fairmont Norfolk hotel in Nairobi, and two nights at the Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club. From Cape Town, the safari includes one night at a deluxe hotel, two nights at a Kruger National Park lodge, and flight from Johannesburg to Cape Town. Game drives with safari guide, ground transfers, and some meals are also included.

World Cruises and Grand Voyages

Silver WhisperCourtesy of Silversea Cruises

Also well known for their  annual World Cruise, the Silver Whisper will set sail from San Francisco on January 6, 2017 on an incredible voyage that will see her call on 62 ports in 25 countries and sail on 8 routes and spend 116 days doing so. The warm fellowship of kindred travellers and an ambiance of pampered elegance and privilege will abound for those fortunate to choose such a special cruise. 

Other Grand Voyages in 2017 are two circumnavigation journeys of South America round-trip from Fort Lauderdale. These bespoke sailings will be undertaken by Silver Spirit on a 63-day cruise on January 16th and then the new Silver Muse will commence her 66-day cruise on October 17th. Such journeys are ideal for guests who relish a more leisurely pace as they explore this amazing continent.  

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