Silversea Cruises returned to global operations June 18 with the maiden voyage of its new flagship, Silver Moon, from Athens. The launch of Silver Moon also represents the unveiling of S.A.L.T., a much-anticipated culinary program.
At nearly the same time, the inaugural sailing of Silversea’s new expeditionary vessel, Silver Origin, departed from San Cristobal in the Galapagos on 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 personalized service,” said Roberto Martinoli, Silversea’s president and CEO. “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 personalized service, with a nearly 1:1 crew-to-guest ratio.
- Silver Origin welcomes travelers 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 program Sea & Land Taste, S.A.L.T., invites guests to enjoy immersive culinary experiences for a taste of authentic cultures and traditions of each visited region.
Building on Silversea’s global healthy return to service, Silver Muse will set sail to Alaska on July 29, while Silver Shadow will sail on circumnavigations of Iceland starting 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 its guests, crew and visited communities.
- By Nancy Radlauer, Editor-in-Chief, editor.InboundMagazine@gmail.com