These include two new grand voyages to Africa and the Arabian Peninsula, and the Mediterranean. Silversea will expand its global coverage by deploying its 10 ships to over 690 destinations in 125 countries – a record for the line, which sails to more than 900 destinations in total.
Covering March 2023 to May 2024 sailings, the collection features 60 maiden calls, an increased 197 overnight stays in port and over 60 combination voyages.
Africa, Indian Ocean, Saudi Arabia
New itineraries to Africa and the Indian Ocean, including in-depth explorations of the Red Sea, are among the highlights, with extended stays in the Arabian Gulf and new South Africa and Namibia voyages that give travelers the chance to witness the region’s Big Five — lions, leopards, rhinoceros, elephants and buffalo — on visits to safari reserves. Along with the Skeleton Coast, Silversea will explore the Vanilla Islands.
'Silversea is proud to offer first-time expedition itineraries in the Arabian Peninsula, giving our guests the opportunity to visit off-the-beaten-path places like the Khasab Peninsula in Oman, Djibouti on the Horn of Africa, or exciting destinations like Al Ula and the Farasan Islands in Saudi Arabia,' said Conrad Combrink, SVP expeditions, turnaround operations and destination management.
'Our new East Africa Islands expedition cruise will bring us to the wildlife-rich Aldabra Atoll in the Seychelles and the Comoro Islands — a maiden call for us. We will also set sail on our first-ever grand voyage in Africa and Arabia in 2024, with fascinating stops at places like Zanzibar, Muscat, and Richard’s Bay.'
Expedition voyages in the Baltic
New itineraries in Northern Europe include Silversea’s first expedition voyages in the Baltic Sea. Travelers will journey to off-the-beaten-path destinations along the Finnish coast. New Norwegian Fjords cruises will offer the chance to see autumnal foliage and the Northern Lights.
Expeditions to the British Isles will unlock new, remote destinations such as the Farne Islands and Lindisfarne Island in the Scottish Isles.
More variety in Alaska
The collection offers greater variety in Alaska, with new combinable itineraries that build on seven-day cruises aboard Silver Muse. Maiden calls at Icy Bay and Valdez include the chance to see Columbia Glacier from the latter.
First summer voyages in Canada/New England
More departures in Canada and New England include Silversea's first to the region in the summer, adding to the line’s established itineraries, which will now include an overnight call at Boston.
Two new grand voyages
Silversea’s first grand voyage to Africa and Arabia sees Silver Spirit embarking at Cape Town on Jan. 27, 2024, to visit 28 destinations over 62 days. The ship will call at Namibia, South Africa, Madagascar, Réunion, Mauritius, Seychelles, Oman, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, Jordan and Egypt, before the voyage ends in Greece on March 29.
New ship Silver Moon's Mediterranean grand voyage departs Lisbon on Oct. 6, 2023, for a journey to 52 destinations over 65 days, experiencing 16 countries, from Portugal to Greece, with an in-depth focus on the Eastern Mediterranean, including the Holy Land and Egypt.