Silversea Cruises, one of the world’s leading luxury cruise lines, has announced the details of its 2018 itineraries. In all, the 9 ships from across Silversea’s Classic and Expedition fleet will visit 130 countries and will open up unique worldly experiences for its guests to enjoy from the elegant comfort of its newly refurbished ships. Guests will have the choice of almost 1,000 destinations across the world, almost 600 via the Expedition fleet and over 400 with the Classic fleet.
“At Silversea, we don’t believe that ‘bigger is better’, in fact we believe and deliver the complete opposite. A belief perfectly illustrated by our commitment to smaller, more intimate ships that clearly respond to the desires of our guests that tend to favour a refined and understated elegance,” said Roberto Martinoli, CEO at Silversea Cruises. “However, in this instance, as we announce our new itineraries, enlarging the range of destinations, further enriching our guests with new cultural references, giving more opportunity to make discoveries, guaranteeing a bigger circle of friends and overloading on unforgettable memories can only be a positive thing.”
Key highlights of the Ocean Cruise destinations for 2018 are the tens of UNESCO heritage sites to which Silversea guests will have access. Sites that range from the magnificent Italian Amalfi Coast to ‘where the dragon descends into the sea’ at Halong Bay, Vietnam. Each as different, unique and breath-taking as the next, and all packaged up with the trademark Silversea standards of unbridled luxury.
“As the company that introduced Expedition cruising to the luxury market, Silversea continues to innovate and over-deliver on destinations and experiences, and remains the pioneer in this regard”, adds Martinoli, “2018 will see our expedition ships call at over 250 new destinations and will be the inaugural calendar year for Silver Cloud in the expedition fleet following her conversion, making her the most luxurious cruise ship for expeditions.”
New Asian experience: five voyages to the Philippines with three different ships (Shadow, Whisper, Muse). A key highlight destination is the island of Palawan (pictured above), voted the “Best Island in the World” for the second time in a row by readers of Travel and Leisure and Conde Nast Traveler magazines.
Africa & Indian Ocean: several voyages in the heart of the Indian Ocean, exploring the beautiful Vanilla Islands, with multiple visits to Maldives, Seychelles, Madagascar, Mayotte and Reunion
Explorer by Name and by Nature: Silver Explorer sails across the Pacific Ocean to Kiribati, the Cook Islands and French Polynesia, adding new ports of call along the way. She will also carry her guests to the North West Coast of America, to Costa Rica, the Southern-most tip of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula (home of El Arco), visiting Monterey, Anacortes and Cypress Island.