“Attendees will sail past icebergs and glaciers while looking at penguins, seals, whales and seabirds.”
Silversea Cruises announced its 2018 itineraries — several of which will give attendees access to UNESCO heritage sites. The nine ships from Silversea’s Classic and Expedition fleet will now visit almost 1,000 destinations in 130 countries. That means excursions that offer even more unique cultural enrichment opportunities than the itineraries that already illustrate the company’s commitment to more intimate cruise travel for groups.
“As the company that introduced Expedition cruising to the luxury market, Silversea continues to innovate and over-deliver on destinations and experiences, and remains the pioneer in this regard,” says Roberto Martinoli, CEO at Silversea Cruises. “2018 will see our expedition ships call at over 250 new destinations and will be the inaugural calendar year for Silver Cloud in the expedition fleet following her conversion, making her the most luxurious cruise ship for expeditions.”
A major highlight for groups is Silver Cloud’s ice-class expedition to the Antarctic Peninsula. Here, attendees will sail past icebergs and glaciers while looking at penguins, seals, whales and seabirds. The ship will take the legendary Drake Passage, where the Atlantic Ocean and Pacific Ocean meet south of South America.
Some of the UNESCO heritage sites that Silversea will visit include Silver Muse‘s exploration of Southern Italy’s Amalfi Coast, taking attendees to visit historic sites such as the archaeological areas of Pompeii and Herculaneum, where the eruption of Mount Vesuvius devastated and engulfed both active Roman towns in 79 AD. Silver Explorer will take groups across the Pacific Ocean to the Cook Islands and French Polynesia, while other voyages will take groups to the island of Palawan—voted “Best Island in the World” by readers of Travel and Leisure magazine—in the Philippines.