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Silversea's Silver Whisper calls at Saudi Arabia’s Jeddah and Yanbu ports

Silver Spirit is the second Silversea vessel to cruise in Saudi after Silver Spirit
Silver Whisper is the second Silversea Cruises vessel and the fourth cruise ship overall to sail Saudi Arabia.

Traditional plaque and key exchange ceremonies took place last week at Jeddah Islamic and Yanbu ports where the vessel called as part of its 2022 world cruise, spanning 32 countries over 138 days.

Vision 2030

Stated Cruise Saudi’s CEO Lars Clasen, '...Cruise Saudi was launched with a clear goal of establishing cruising as a new economic pillar, another growth engine and an experiential dimension to the country’s flourishing tourism industry in line with the goals of Vision 2030 – the Saudi leadership’s transformation blueprint.

‘We are in a position to showcase what this beautiful country has in store from untapped beaches and islands to the rich cultural heritage, history and hospitality of the people. By continuing to welcome cruise ships to Saudi, we are opening new and exciting gateways that connect us to the rest of the world.’

Jeddah and Yanbu

‘On behalf of everyone at Silversea Cruises, I thank Cruise Saudi and the local authorities for such a warm welcome to Jeddah and Yanbu ports,’ proclaimed Silver Whisper master, capt. Macarone Palmieri Michele. ‘Our guests are discovering each of these destinations as part of our Tale of Tales World Cruise 2022, which is connecting the world’s most remarkable experiences.’

A new destination

Silversea, MSC Cruises, Scenic Group and Viking have collectively sailed more than 70 voyages to Saudi Arabia during the summer and winter seasons in 2021 and 2022.

 Silversea’s Silver Spirit took part in a trial summer season in Saudi Arabia in 2020.