SILVERSEA Cruises overnight announced orders for two “Evolution Class” vessels, as well as Silver Origin, a new expedition ship which will cruise in the Galapagos.
The move confirms heavy hints by the company’s newly minted MD for Australasia, Adam Armstrong, who just last Fri cited an “action-packed new chapter” for Silversea under its new majority ownership by Royal Caribbean (Travel Daily 08 Oct).
Silver Origin will be delivered in Mar 2020 by Dutch builder Shipyard de Hoop, while the unnamed Evolution ships will come starting in 2022 from Meyer Werft which described them as “a new generation of environmentally friendly ships in the ultra-luxury cruise market”.
Armstrong, pictured with Marketing Manager Leanne Fonagy, said the recent debut of Silversea’s extensive new 2020/21 program (CW 04 Oct) had resulted in the “biggest Australian booking month for Silversea in history”.
There’s keen interest in Silversea with the upcoming arrival of the company’s flagship Silver Muse in Australian waters in late Dec, while the program for 2019/20 will see Muse cruise locally for an even longer deployment.
The programs for 2020 include complimentary flights and transfers on most voyages, which comprise 191 itineraries visiting 572 destinations in 84 countries.
Enhancements to the program mean all cruises of eight days or more also include an overnight stay in port, Armstrong noted.