Silversea Cruises has teamed up with renowned photographer Steve McCurry to launch a global creative partnership that will chronicle the cruise line’s extensive fleet and portfolio expansion, designed to take guests to some of the world’s most intriguing and remote destinations.
McCurry is best known for his haunting portrait of a green-eyed Afghan refugee girl in National Geographic. A master of visual storytelling, McCurry has travelled the world for four decades capturing vibrant cultures and the human experience. His colour-saturated images have appeared on international magazine and book covers, in major gallery and museum exhibitions, and in permanent and private collections worldwide.
Silversea itineraries offer guests more than 850 destinations in more than 130 countries on all seven continents. The company’s purpose-built fleet features sleek, smaller vessels that can navigate narrow waterways to reach the most secluded ports and destinations. Its newest vessel, Silver Muse, is redefining ocean travel by enhancing the small-ship intimacy with spacious suites, a hallmark of the Silversea experience. The addition of Silver Muse expands the line’s fleet to nine ships.
“Silversea has launched the most ambitious fleet and product expansion in its history, with the goal of unlocking new territories for guests and going deeper,” said Silversea’s Barbara Muckermann. “Steve McCurry’s artistry and storytelling align perfectly with Silversea’s immersive experiences, intimate vessels and unforgettable destinations. He has the ability to capture the authentic beauty in the world, and express it with passion and clarity. We look forward to capturing the emotion and inspiration of global travel through Steve’s lens.”
McCurry’s art has taken him from war-torn Afghanistan to rural villages in India to the collapse of New York’s twin towers on 9/11.
Even after decades of exploration, McCurry believes he has many more stories to tell. “There’s always room for discovery,” he says.
(top photo by Steve McCurry)