Silversea Unveils New Winter 2019/2020 Itineraries
Kerry Sharpe, Open Jaw
Silversea Cruises has announced its ‘classic fleet’ winter 2019/2020 itineraries, featuring a total of 89 voyages to Australasia, Asia, South America, the Caribbean, and more – all available to book, effective immediately.
Building on Silversea’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.
The new 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 at such places as Fiji's volcanic Dravuni Island, Cayman Brac in the Cayman Islands, and the city of Timaru in New Zealand.
"We are excited to unveil our new range of culturally enriching, port-intensive winter itineraries for 2019/2020," said Roberto Martinoli, Silversea's CEO. "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 six-star hospitality, uncompromising service, and exquisite cuisine will enrich the onboard experience for our guests."
Highlights of Silversea’s winter 2019/2020 itineraries include:
The World Cruise 2020: Departing Fort Lauderdale for Amsterdam on 6JAN, 2020, Silver Whisper will be the first ship to visit all seven continents on a world cruise. The 140-day itinerary 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 her longest season in the region to date. From the Great Barrier Reef to New Zealand’s fjords, the region will be explored through a series of mostly 14-day itineraries, departing from Sydney or Auckland.
South America: On 24JAN, 2020, 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 fjords, an overnight stop in Rio de Janeiro, plus two-night stays in Buenos Aires and Callao—the gateway to Machu Picchu. There are also four shorter South American itineraries available, with departures from Fort Lauderdale, Callao, Buenos Aires, and Rio de Janeiro.
Myanmar: Departing 19NOV, 2019 and 29FEB, 2020, Silver Spirit will depart from Mumbai or Singapore and feature multi-day stopovers in Myanmar, along with overnight stays in Sri Lanka and other destinations in the Indian Ocean.
Asia: Silver Spirit and Silver Muse will a variety of itineraries in Asia. Sample itineraries include:
On 21OCT, 2019, Silver Muse will spend 14 days visiting the cities of China and Japan on a journey bookended by Tokyo and Hong Kong. The voyage includes an inaugural call in Hososhima and overnight stays in Osaka, Beijing, and Shanghai.
On 7DEC, 2019, Silver Spirit will offer an itinerary in Southeast Asia on a 14-day sailing from Singapore to Hong Kong. Visits to Ko Samui, Chan May (the gateway to Da Nang and imperial Huế), and Ha Long Bay are complemented by an overnight stay in Bangkok and a multi-day stopover in Ho Chi Minh City.
Caribbean: Silversea will feature nearly two dozen Caribbean voyages aboard Silver Wind, Silver Shadow and Silver Whisper. Sample itineraries include:
On 22NOV, 2019, Silver Whisper departs roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale to spend 14 days visiting Tortola, St. Barts, Les Saintes, Barbados, Dominica, Antigua, San Juan, and Key West, including an overnight stay in St. Maarten.
On 16JAN, 2020, Silver Wind sails from San Juan to Barbados on an 11-day voyage with stops in La Romana, Curaçao, Bonaire, Grenada, Dominica, St. Lucia, and Bequia, including an inaugural visit to Port of Spain.
Also announced is the full schedule of expedition cruises aboard Silver Galapagos from JAN to JUN 2020, exploring the Galápagos Islands with two distinct seven-day itineraries that may be combined into 14-day sailings. The itinerary schedules for Silver Cloud and Silver Explorer have already been announced until mid-February 2020, while Silver Discoverer will leave Silversea’s fleet in the summer of 2019.
Kerry Sharpe Columnist
Having worked in travel for the last 16 years, Kerry has experience covering the industry as media, as well as being under its lens when she worked for Thomas Cook, TravelBrands and itravel2000. A new mom, Kerry recently returned to the workforce and when she’s not chasing after her daughter, you’ll see her out and about covering industry events alongside her new BFF Tina the Travel Agent.