(Monaco – May 31, 2018) Since opening the bookings for the Legends of Cruising World Cruise 2020 last month, luxury cruising innovator, Silversea, has seen a marked increase in early bookings when compared to the launch of the previous Silversea World Cruises in the last five years.
With a record response rate from both existing Silversea customers and first time cruisers, the World Cruise 2020 has topped the charts, attracting customers with its exceptional itinerary, with Silver Whisper being the first ship to visit all seven continents on a 140 day world cruise. In addition, the top Owner’s Suites, worth £380,000 per booking, sold out immediately, further demonstrating a robust level of consumer confidence in the luxury cruising market.
Visiting over 62 ports in over 32 countries, the World Cruise 2020 is making history by including the expedition experiences of Antarctica in the itinerary. In addition, there will be 40 new destinations from the 2018 and 2019 Silversea itineraries, further consolidating Silversea as the trailblazer for innovation in the luxury cruising industry.
A first in the history of cruising, Silversea’s World Cruise 2020 will pass through both the Northern and Southern Fjords, and also include the spectacular landscape of Antarctica, no doubt capturing the imagination of consumers.
“With larger cruise lines significantly reducing their capacity on World Cruises – Silversea is increasingly becoming the prime choice for world cruisers looking for real in depth destination experiences” says Peter Shanks, the Managing Director UK & Ireland of Silversea. “With rates starting at £49,000, the record number of bookings for the 2020 World Cruise demonstrates a growing demand for once in a lifetime, luxury travel experiences.”
Up to 382 passengers are set to embark Silver Whisper for the World Cruise 2020 and the ship will be the most intimate within the ultra-luxury segment to ever undertake a world cruise and will offer guests an unprecedented selection of onboard events, a tailor-made collection of excursions, and bespoke overland programmes.
Suites on the World Cruise 2020 are available from £49,000 per person. Guests can reserve their places aboard Silver Whisper by calling Silversea on 020 7340 0700 or visiting a local travel agent. Early bookers will benefit from a range of offerings, including $2,000 Ship Board Credit, Return Business Class Air, valet service between home and ship, unlimited Wi-Fi and laundry services.
Silversea Cruises, which is chaired by Manfredi Lefebvre d'Ovidio, is recognised as an innovator in the ultra-luxury cruise line industry, offering guests large-ship amenities aboard its intimate, all-suite vessels: Silver Wind, Silver Shadow, Silver Whisper, Silver Spirit and Silver Muse – all designed to offer an atmosphere of conviviality and casual elegance. With the inclusion of the expedition ships Silver Explorer, Silver Galapagos, Silver Discoverer, and with Silver Cloud recently joining the Expedition fleet, Silversea's itineraries encompass all seven continents and feature worldwide luxury cruises to the Mediterranean, Caribbean, both polar regions and hundreds of fascinating destinations in between. Silversea is also looking forward to the launch of two new ultra-luxury ships: Silver Moon is due to join the fleet in 2020, and Silver Dawn is scheduled to be delivered in late 2021. Both will be sister ships to flagship Silver Muse, maintaining the small-ship intimacy and spacious all-suite accommodations.