Silversea ships meet
Guests travelling aboard Silversea’s Silver Cloud and Silver Whisper enjoyed a rare moment in the cruise line’s history when the two ships met in Antarctica’s Wilhelmina Bay on 4 February 2020.
The rendezvous was a pioneering moment in more ways than one, as Silver Whisper became the first-ever ship to visit Antarctica on a World Cruise: Silversea’s ultra-luxury ship embarked upon the seven-continent ‘Legends of Cruising’ on 6 January 2020, and guests spent a total of four days exploring the Antarctic Peninsula between 4 February and 7 February. During the four-day Antarctica experience, travellers enjoyed many immersive expedition activities, including expert-led Zodiac tours and adventures ashore, as well as enriching onboard lectures and workshops from the cruise line’s Expedition Team.
“The meeting of Silver Cloud and Silver Whisper in Antarctica is truly an incredible moment for Silversea Cruises,” said Conrad Combrink, Silversea’s Senior Vice President of Expeditions and Experiences Development. “It signifies the range of experiences on offer with our cruise line: whether travelling on the first-ever seven-continent World Cruise or journeying deep into the White Continent on the most luxurious ice-class ship afloat, our guests can enjoy a wealth of unforgettable experiences in ultimate comfort.”
From mid-November through February each year, Silversea’s guests travel deeper into Antarctica in ultimate comfort, exploring the region’s ice-dappled waters, glaciers and geothermal beaches, and admiring the continent’s unique wildlife. Starting in December 2021, Silversea is making it easier than ever to explore the White Continent with its revolutionary Antarctica Bridge—an ultra-luxury fly-cruise service that enables guests to fly over the Drake Passage in business-class comfort in approximately two hours each way.
Travellers seeking the ultimate expedition experience will be attracted to Silversea’s ‘Uncharted World Tour’—the first-ever Expedition World Cruise. Departing from Ushuaia, Argentina, on 30 January 2021, guests traveling on this 167-day odyssey will enjoy an immersive exploration of the Antarctic Peninsula and the South Shetland Islands, before tracing a path through the South Pacific, Australia, Indonesia, the Mediterranean, Northern Europe and, ultimately, the Norwegian Arctic.
For a listing of Silversea’s voyages to Antarctica, visit:
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For more information, contact your travel professional or Silversea Cruises on +61 2 9255 0600 or 1300 306 872 or visit www.silversea.com
About Silversea Cruises:
Silversea Cruises, in which Manfredi Lefebvre d’Ovidio serves as Executive Chairman, 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 and Silver Cloud, 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 five new ultra-luxury ships: Silver Moon, Silver Dawn, Silver Origin, and two Evolution-class ships. Browse Silversea’s new blog Discover and subscribe to receive the latest content directly into your inbox.
In Asia Pacific, Silversea was voted “Best Luxury Small Ship Cruise Line” by Australia’s Luxury Travel & Style Magazine every consecutive year from 2006 to 2012 and Silver Whisper or Silver Shadow won the Gold Award as “Best Small Cruise Ship” in each of those years. Silversea has also won similar awards from readers of Australia’s Cruise Passenger Magazine, including “Best Expedition Cruise Ship” (Silver Explorer) 2013, “Best Luxury Cruise Line” 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2016 & 2019 and “Best Luxury Cruise Ship” (Silver Shadow) 2010, 2011 and 2012. In 2017, 2018 & 2019, Silversea was voted “Best Luxury Ocean Cruise Line” at Luxury Travel Magazine’s Gold List Awards, and in 2017, received the award for “Most Innovative Itinerary – Cruise” at the 29th annual Virtuoso® Awards. In 2018, Silver Galapagos won “Best Overall Ship”, “Best Shore Excursions”, and “Best Value” in the annual Cruise Critic Cruisers Choice Awards, and Silversea was recognised as “Best for Luxury” in Cruise Critic’s 2019 Editor’s Choice awards.
In 2018 & 2019 Silversea won the “Best Luxury Expedition” ships category in the Signature Luxury Travel & Style Awards.
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