Silversea Celebrates 10 Years Of Luxury Expedition Cruising

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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."

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