Silversea Celebrates 10 Years Of Luxury Expedition Cruising
In June, Silversea will
celebrate 10 years of luxury expedition cruising.
Having first launched its
expedition arm in June 2008 with an itinerary that sailed from London to
Svalbad, an isolated Norwegian archipelago, aboard Silver Explorer (then
HSH Prince Albert II), it quickly followed with an Antarctica voyage.
In 2012, Silversea became the first ever cruise
line to launch itineraries to the Russian Arctic and along the West Coast of
Africa. The following year, Silversea acquired Silver Galapagos and
became the first company to bring an ultra-luxury product to the Galapagos
Islands, welcoming its first guests on expeditions to the destination in 2014.
Silversea then acquired Silver
Discoverer, which enabled the company to expand its expedition offering
into new territories, such as the Northwest Passage and the Russian Far East. And last year, Silversea added
Bangladesh to its extending list of destinations, followed by the Philippines.
At the end of 2015, Silversea launched the
Shackleton expedition collection, which was built around the sailing routes
taken by Sir Ernest Shackleton and his team. Now, Silversea has announced nine
new itineraries that will form ‘the Explorer’s Collection’. These nine cruises
will feature special onboard lectures from historians, archeologists, and VIP
speakers from the Royal Geographical Society.
"A decade ago, we set
out to unlock the world’s most authentic travelling experiences for those with
a sense of curiosity," explains Manfredi Lefebvre d’Ovidio, Silversea’s chairman.
"In superlative comfort, we have enabled our expedition guests to enjoy the
planet’s remotest, most beautiful destinations – many of which were previously
unvisited by any cruise line. Whether visited by land or sea, there exists an
endless number of stunning places to explore. I look forward to discovering
these destinations with our guests in the future."