Silversea Cruises has unveiled its classic fleet’s winter 2019/2020 itineraries, comprised of 89 voyages to Australasia, Asia, South America, the Caribbean, and more – all available to book.
Building on the cruise line’s previously announced expedition itineraries for the same period, the new itineraries bring the total number of visited destinations to approximately 900 for 2019/2020. Carefully curated to expand the cruise line’s geographical footprint and unlock new experiences in the world’s most spectacular destinations, the winter 2019/2020 itineraries include a full program in Australia and New Zealand, a circumnavigation of South America, and increased capacity in Asia, among other highlights.
Ten inaugural calls will be made in such places as Fiji’s volcanic Dravuni Island, the lushly forested Cayman Brac in the Cayman Islands, and the picturesque city of Timaru in New Zealand, with its botanical gardens and bluestone buildings.
“We are excited to unveil our new range of culturally enriching, port-intensive winter itineraries for 2019/2020,” said Silversea CEO Roberto Martinoli. “Aboard our fleet of spacious yet intimate ships, we continue to unlock a wealth of authentic experiences for our guests across the world, from the most cherished cities in each region to new far-flung destinations. Our characteristic 6-star hospitality, uncompromising service, and exquisite cuisine will enrich the onboard experience for our guests.”
Highlights of the winter 2019/2020 itineraries include:
The World Cruise 2020: Departing Fort Lauderdale for Amsterdam on Jan. 6, Silver Whisper will become the first ever ship to visit all seven continents on a world cruise. The pioneering 140-day World Cruise 2020 will encompass 32 countries and 62 ports.
Australia and New Zealand: Silver Muse will spend more than four months in Australia and New Zealand, marking its longest season in the region to date. From Australia’s Great Barrier Reef to New Zealand’s majestic fjords, the region’s natural wonders will be unlocked through an extensive series of mostly 14-day immersive voyages, departing from Sydney or Auckland.
South America: On Jan. 24, Silver Shadow departs Fort Lauderdale on a 63-day full circumnavigation of South America. Highlights include a crossing of the Panama Canal, an inaugural overnight visit to Guayaquil, cruising Chile’s glorious fjords, an overnight stop in Rio de Janeiro, plus two-night stays in Buenos Aires and Callao – the gateway to Machu Picchu. This vibrant continent may also be explored on four shorter segments, with departures from Fort Lauderdale, Callao, Buenos Aires, and Rio de Janeiro.
Myanmar: Departing Nov. 19 and Feb. 29, a duet of Silver Spirit voyages incorporate multi-day stopovers in Myanmar, where guests can explore this beguiling country’s famous golden pagodas and ancient temples in depth. The voyages depart from Mumbai or Singapore with overnight stays in Sri Lanka included.
Asia: From the enchanting Land of the Rising Sun to the Great Wall of China and Vietnam’s surreal Ha Long Bay, the highlights of the voyages undertaken by Silver Spirit and Silver Muse will enable guests to discover the cultural and natural attractions of the Far East.
Caribbean: Nearly two dozen voyages aboard Silver Wind, Silver Shadow and Silver Whisper spotlight the wonders of the Caribbean, from the lush rainforests of St. Lucia and the Spanish-tiled courtyards of San Juan to the chic cafés of St. Barts.