Silversea launches unrivalled collection of Grand Voyages
Silversea launches a new collection of Grand Voyages for late 2020 and 2021, which includes three exceptional expedition cruise options plus an incredible circumnavigation of Australia on board Silver Muse during Silversea’s longest deployment to date in Australia, the South Pacific and New Zealand. Purposely designed for travellers who prefer a more immersive travel experience, Silversea’s Grand Voyages offer extended journeys, up to 70 days, with multiple overnight stays, a range of exclusive events, and many life-defining experiences.
“Our Grand Voyages perfectly exemplify our commitment to travelling deeper to discover the world’s authentic beauty,” said Barbara Muckermann, Silversea’s Chief Marketing Officer. “You can sail around Australia over 51 days, cross the Arctic Circle and uncover the ancient monuments of Egypt on a 64-day voyage, or step foot onto the frozen continent of Antarctica and swim in the tropical waters of Bora Bora on the same 52-day voyage. Each journey will unlock amazing experiences, events and destinations, and deliver them to guests in superlative comfort.”
These unique voyages combine the luxury of sailing aboard the line’s intimate, all-suite ships with exceptional itineraries that take guests closer to the authentic beauty of the world — featuring visits to the world’s most iconic ports, as well as exotic destinations that are off the beaten path.
Following below is a recap of each Grand Voyage:
– Grand Australia 2020
Sydney Round Trip — 30 Ports, 3 Countries
31 October to 20 December 2020
Silver Muse embarks on a 51-day circumnavigation of Australia and New Zealand, plus the isles of Indonesia whilst visiting 30 different ports of call on this epic close to home adventure. Guests will experience a kaleidoscope of culture and nature with the opportunity to snorkel on Australia’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef, witness the ancient- dragons of Komodo, cruise the majestic, glacier-carved fjords of New Zealand’s Fiordland National Park, and discover sacred temples in the mystical paradise of Bali. Moreover, in Tasmania, Silversea’s guests will enjoy the opportunity to learn about the truffle industry from a local farmer, before trying their hands at truffle hunting, as part of a bespoke event at Burnie Truffle Farm. Early Booking Bonus fares start at AU$28,890 per person based on double occupancy in a Vista Suite. Guests choosing not to take advantage of included business class flights will receive a non-use credit of AU$1,000.
– Grand South America 2021
Fort Lauderdale Round Trip — 37 Ports, 20 Countries
7 January to 17 March 2021
Silversea’s brand-new Silver Moon makes her inaugural visit to South America with a 70-day circumnavigation of its captivating ports, unique cultures and breathtaking scenery. Highlights include a crossing of the Panama Canal, cruising the Chilean fjords, extended stays in the vibrant cities of Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro, and a visit to the Falkland Islands. Capping off the itinerary are a host of Caribbean island jewels, including Barbados, Saint Lucia, Antigua, Puerto Rico, and more. The Grand South America 2021 voyage will unlock two unique experiences for guests at two bespoke events: in Montevideo, Uruguay, guests will enjoy a winery tour and an authentic barbeque, following a 45-minute train journey through pretty suburbs; while in San Juan, travellers will enjoy a personalized experience at one of the famous Bacardi Houses. Early Booking Bonus fares start at AU$28,800 per person based on double occupancy in a Vista Suite.
– Grand Southern Expedition 2021
Ushuaia to Lautoka, Fiji — 26 Ports, 8 Countries
30 January to 23 March 2021
Silver Cloud departs from Ushuaia on a 52-day exploration of bucket list destinations including Antarctica, the Chilean fjords, Easter Island, and the exotic South Pacific isles. This extensive voyage is highlighted by extreme contrasts — from snow-covered mountains, icebergs and glaciers to sun-kissed beaches and swaying palms. Along the way, guests will have the chance to marvel at the enigmatic statues of Easter Island, meet the descendants of the HMS Bounty mutineers, and various other unforgettable experiences. In Apia in Samoa, Silversea’s guests will enjoy a private dinner at Robert Louis Stevenson’s house, which is today Samoa’s most important historical venue. Early Booking Bonus fares start at AU$54,000 per person based on double occupancy in a Vista Suite.
– Grand Tropical Expedition 2021
Lautoka, Fiji, to Cochin, India — 36 Ports, 9 Countries
23 March to 14 May 2021
This 53-day, adventure-laden journey onboard Silver Cloud weaves a rich tapestry of South Pacific enchantments. It offers the opportunity to savour the beauty of Vanuatu’s Champagne Beach, witness the death-defying land divers of Pentecost Island, and come face to face with orangutans in their natural habitat at the UNESCO-listed Gunung Leuser National Park in Indonesia. Another highlight is Western Australia’s amazing Kimberley Coast, with its thundering waterfalls, Aboriginal rock art, and untamed wilderness where crocodiles roam. A bespoke event, guests traveling on the Grand Tropical Expedition 2021 will travel deeper into Singapore through an exclusive evening at the famous China Club Singapore, an elegant members-only club on the 52nd floor of the Capital Tower, which offers sweeping views of the cityscape. Early Booking Bonus fares start at AU$47,160 per person based on double occupancy in a Vista Suite.
– Grand Northern Expedition 2021
Cochin, India, to Tromsø, Norway — 47 Ports, 15 Countries
14 May to 16 July 2021
Silver Cloud sets a course from Cochin, India, to Tromsø, Norway, with this 64-day journey, through ancient Asian trading routes and outposts of Western civilization. Guests will uncover such antiquities as the Egyptian temples of Luxor, the impressive Roman amphitheatre of Thysdrus in Tunisia, and the sanctuary of Apollo at Delphi in Greece. They will have the chance to visit prominent WWII beaches in Normandy, walk part of Spain’s Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route and stroll the monastery of Mont St-Michel, before continuing to the natural treasures of Norway’s North Cape and the Svalbard archipelago. A one-of-a-kind immersion into London’s historic past, guests traveling on the Grand Northern Expedition 2021 will gain access to the walkway of the city’s iconic Tower Bridge for a private dinner. Early Booking Bonus fares start at AU$51,030 per person based on double occupancy in a Vista Suite.
GRAND VOYAGE BENEFITS
Silversea’s guests enjoy spacious ocean-view suites – most with a private veranda, sumptuous cuisine, the personalised service of a butler, and a generous selection of all-inclusive shipboard amenities, including a complimentary selection of Champagne, wines, premium spirits, specialty coffees, bottled water, juices and soft drinks; an in-suite bar stocked with guests’ preferences; an in-suite 24-hour dining service; lecture and enrichment programs; roundtrip transportation into town (in most ports); and inclusive onboard gratuities (exclusive of spa treatments).
Grand Voyage guests will also benefit from the following special inclusions and savings:
– Complimentary or reduced airfares from select airports
– Charter flight to Ushuaia (Grand Southern Expedition only)
– Transfers between airport/hotel and ship (expedition Grand Voyages only)
– US$1,000 Onboard Spending Credit (per guest)
– Pre-cruise overnight hotel stay
– At least one exclusive shoreside event
– All Expedition Team-led shore excursions and activities (expedition Grand Voyages only)
– Silver Shore Baggage Valet between home and ship (not available on expedition Grand Voyages)
– Laundry service
– Complimentary visa service (for USA, Canada, UK, Germany and Australia guests only)
– Complimentary premium Wi-Fi (limited Internet access in Antarctica and Svalbard regions)
– Special commemorative expedition gear (expedition Grand Voyages only)
– Limited-time 10% Early Booking Bonus
Discover more about Silversea’s Grand Voyages 2020/2021: https://www.silversea.com/destinations/grand-voyages-cruise.html.
SOURCE: Silversea Cruises