June 18, 2021
SILVERSEA TODAY RESUMES ULTRA-LUXURY CRUISING: DUAL DEBUT OF TWO NEW SHIPS IN GREECE AND GALAPAGOS
Maiden voyages of Silver Moon and Silver Origin and launch of S.A.L.T. mark Silversea's healthy return to global service
(MONACO -- June 18, 2021) Silversea Cruises, the world’s premier ultra-luxury cruise line, will today mark its healthy return to global operations with the maiden voyage of its new flagship, Silver Moon, from Athens (Piraeus). The launch of Silver Moon also represents the unveiling of S.A.L.T., the cruise line’s much-anticipated culinary programme. The inaugural sailing of Silversea’s new expeditionary vessel, Silver Origin, will depart from San Cristobal in the Galapagostomorrow, June 19. Silversea’s first destination-specific ship will sail with all-new itineraries in the archipelago. Silversea’s healthy return to service, fleet expansion, and enhanced cultural offerings reflect the company’s commitment to international market growth, while meeting rising consumer demand for ultra-luxury travel, following a year-long travel pause.
“With the maiden voyages of these two beautiful ships, we welcome guests to rediscover exotic destinations, cultures, and cuisines in our trademark level of comfort, with impeccable personalised service,” says Silversea’s President and CEO Roberto Martinoli. “These initial sailings will transport guests to our most sought-after destinations in the Greek Isles and the Galapagos Archipelago, and we look forward to the further expansion of our offering in July with resumed service to Alaska on Silver Muse and Iceland on Silver Shadow. I look forward to personally welcoming our guests aboard Silver Moon in Greece.”
Sailing out of Athens (Piraeus), Silver Moon will follow 10-day itineraries in the Greek Isles, offering guests luxury ocean-view suites, fine dining, and personalised service, with a nearly 1:1 crew-to-guest ratio. Silver Origin welcomes travellers to the Galapagos islands with year-round, ultra-luxury expeditionary voyages, offering balcony-only suites, the highest expert guide-to-guest ratio in the Galapagos (1:10), and the highest Zodiac-to-guest ratio (1:12.5) in the region, as well as Silversea’s customary amenities. Silver Origin is the first-ever, destination-specific ship built by Silversea and one of the most energy-efficient ships in its class.
The premier of Silversea’s pioneering culinary programme Sea and Land Taste, or S.A.L.T.℠, invites guests to enjoy immersive culinary experiences for a taste of authentic cultures and traditions of each visited region. For more information, see Silversea’s website.
Building on Silversea’s global healthy return to service, Silver Muse will set sail to Alaska from July 29, while Silver Shadow will sail on circumnavigations of Iceland from July 30.
Silversea continues to work closely with relevant government bodies and health authorities to maintain a multi-layered set of science-backed protocols to help ensure the health and safety of our guests, crew, and visited communities. For more details, visit Silversea's website.
Find out more information about Silversea’s healthy return to service aboard Silver Moon and Silver Origin:
Please note: All itineraries are subject to change based on a variety of external factors. Please refer to https://www.silversea.com/health-and-travel-notice.html for the latest health and travel advisories pertaining to cruise travel.
Part of the Royal Caribbean Group, Silversea Cruises is recognised as an innovator in the ultra-luxury cruise industry, offering guests large-ship amenities aboard its intimate, all-suite vessels: Silver Wind, Silver Shadow, Silver Whisper, Silver Spirit, Silver Muse and Silver Moon – all designed to offer an atmosphere of conviviality and casual elegance. With the inclusion of the expedition ships Silver Origin, Silver Explorer, and Silver Cloud, Silversea's itineraries encompass all seven continents and feature worldwide luxury cruises to the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, the Galápagos, both Polar Regions, and hundreds of fascinating destinations in between. Silversea is also looking forward to the launch of three new ultra-luxury ships: Silver Dawn and two Evolution-class ships. Browse Silversea's blog, Discover, and subscribe to receive the latest content directly into your inbox.