June 18, 2022


(LONDON – 18 June 2022) – Today, ultra-luxury cruise line, Silversea Cruises®, celebrated the return to service of its entire 10-ship fleet by welcoming Silver Wind® to London as part of the ship’s 10-day expedition cruise from London to Reykjavik.

Silversea has led the global restart of ultra-luxury cruising, successfully welcoming guests around the world. As well as hosting the only ultra-luxury world cruise in 2022, converting Silver Wind® into an ice-class vessel, and launching new culinary and wellness programmes since pausing operations in March 2020, the industry’s leading cruise line has continued on its trajectory of growth, taking delivery of three new ships.

Peter Shanks, Managing Director, UK & Ireland, Silversea Cruises, said:

"I am incredibly proud to see all of our ships now welcoming guests around the world and in particular to see Silver Wind here in London in all her splendour. After what has been a challenging period for the global travel industry we are delighted to be leading the global return of ultra-luxury cruising. We have come back stronger than before with a more all-inclusive door-to-door service, three news ships, and various product enhancements.”

After departing from Athens on May 28, the 274-guest Silver Wind is undertaking a collection of voyages to Northern Europe and the British Isles, before reaching Reykjavík to begin a summer of Arctic explorations that will include a crossing of the famed Northwest Passage in August. In October, Silver Wind will trace a path along the Pacific Coast of the United States, Central America, and South America, leading to the frozen wonderland of Antarctica for her inaugural season in the White Continent.

Silver Wind is embarking on her first voyages as an ice-class expedition vessel, complete with Zodiacs and kayaks—offering guests unforgettable encounters with nature and wildlife, and, in due course, expanding Silversea’s industry-leading polar offering. As well as 24 Zodiacs and 14 kayaks, guests travelling aboard Silver Wind now benefit from the knowledge of up to 28 expedition experts, plus a dedicated mudroom, a photo studio with state-of-the-art equipment, and a heated swimming pool.

Learn more about Silversea’s upcoming voyages:

View all upcoming expedition voyages aboard Silver Wind:


About Silversea Cruises
Silversea Cruises is recognized as an innovator in the ultra-luxury cruise industry, offering guests large-ship amenities aboard its intimate, all-suite vessels: Silver Dawn℠, 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 Wind®, 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 two new ultra-luxury Nova-class ships. Silversea Cruises is one of five cruise brands owned by global cruise company Royal Caribbean Group (NYSE: RCL).

About Royal Caribbean Group
Royal Caribbean Group (NYSE: RCL) is one of the leading cruise companies in the world with a global fleet of 61 ships traveling to more than 800 destinations around the world. Royal Caribbean Group is the owner and operator of three award winning cruise brands: Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, and Silversea Cruises, and it is also a 50% owner of a joint venture that operates TUI Cruises and Hapag-Lloyd Cruises. Together, the brands have an additional 12 ships on order as of December 31, 2021. Learn more at www.royalcaribbeangroup.com or www.rclinvestor.com.