Alan Fine, Dec 04, 2020
Yesterday we reported on Silversea Cruises’ opening pre-sale to Venetian Society members on 315 voyages for 2022-2023. The Venetian sale continues with the pre-sale on five Grand Voyages (general sales will open on Dec. 10). Offering guests extended, immersive voyages throughout Europe, the Pacific, and South America, these Grand Voyages highlight Silversea’s largest-ever itinerary release, comprising 315 voyages calling on 669 destinations in 114 countries. The five Grand Voyages have been curated by Silversea’s destination experts with roundtrip air, including business-class upgrades in select destinations, and at least one shore excursion in each port of call, per day, included on all voyages. Here is some of what Silversea’s five new Grand Voyages for 2022-2023 include.
SILVERSEA’S FIRST-EVER EUROPEAN GRAND VOYAGE-72 destinations in 22 countries: Connecting the Mediterranean Grand Voyage and the Northern Europe Grand Voyage for those in search of a longer, more immersive discovery of the Old Continent, Silversea’s first-ever European Grand Voyage will depart from Piraeus (Athens) on March 30, 2022. Traveling aboard Silver Moon, Silversea’s guests will explore 72 destinations in 22 countries over 90 days, enjoying seven exclusive events and eight overnights in iconic cities including Istanbul, Sorrento, Bordeaux and Saint Petersburg, among others before arriving in Stockholm on June 28.
AN ALL-NEW MEDITERRANEAN GRAND VOYAGE-33 destinations in 12 countries: Between March 30 and May 6, guests traveling aboard Silver Moon on the Mediterranean Grand Voyage will enjoy bespoke discovery in 33 destinations across 12 countries including Greece, Turkey, Albania, Montenegro, Croatia, Italy, Slovenia, Malta, France, Monaco, Spain, and Portugal. Between Piraeus (Athens) and Lisbon, travelers will venture deep into Europe’s cultures in both ports and smaller, lesser-visited gems, including Portofino and Dikili. At exclusive events, guests will discover the 1001 column cisterns of Istanbul, the equestrian traditions and flavors of Andalusia in Cadiz, and Italy’s Agriturismo culture in Bari.
A NORTHERN EUROPE GRAND VOYAGE-40 destinations in 13 countries: Setting sail on the world’s first Northern Europe Grand Voyage on May 6, 2022, Silversea’s guests will journey from Lisbon to Stockholm over 53 days, calling in 40 destinations in 13 countries aboard Silver Moon. From the milder setting of Lisbon on the Atlantic Coast, travelers will venture to some of the most remote, extreme destinations of the northern hemisphere. As well as diving deep into the cultures of Portugal, Spain, France, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Iceland, the Faroe Islands, Norway, Denmark, Estonia, the Russian Federation, Finland, and Sweden, guests will socialize while enjoying access to events at Monet’s garden in Giverny, Liverpool’s town hall, Iceland’s Flatey Island, and the opera house of Oslo.
AN IMMERSIVE PACIFIC GRAND VOYAGE-31 destinations in eight countries: Over 58 days from Jan. 16, 2023, travelers on the Pacific Grand Voyage will discover authenticity in 31 of the region’s most rewarding destinations, with seven overnight calls. From Melbourne, the cruise line’s guests will travel through eight countries aboard Silver Muse, including Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam, China, and Japan, before arriving in Osaka on March 15. In Hobart, Tasmania, guests will enjoy champagne and canapes as they journey upriver for a private dinner at the Museum of Old and New Art, as well as an evening at the opera in Sydney, and an event at Shanghai’s Lion restaurant.
A NEW SOUTH AMERICA GRAND VOYAGE-39 destinations in 23 countries: Circumnavigating South America, Silver Moon will sail roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale on the new South America Grand Voyage between Jan. 6 and March 16, 2023. Over 69 days and with nine overnights, travelers will explore 39 destinations in 23 countries. Guests will attend a private party at Valparaiso’s Casas del Bosque Winery, dance at the Rio de Janeiro carnival on extended calls, and enjoy an evening on a private beach in St. Barts.
“I’m sure Silversea’s guests share my excitement for not only these five new Grand Voyages, but also the entire new collection of voyages for 2022/2023,” said Fernando Barroso de Oliveira, Silversea’s president’s ambassador to the Venetian Society. “Each of the Grand Voyages offers a unique chance for guests to indulge their curiosity in such rich regions of the world, as they experience unforgettable moments and befriend other passionate travelers. From a first-hand discovery of ancient civilizations in the Mediterranean to an immersive exploration of the Pacific’s most iconic cities, there’s something for every curious traveler. I look forward to greeting Silversea’s extended family, our Venetian Society, as well as new guests, on board.”
Silversea’s guests on the five Grand Voyages will enjoy a range of exclusive benefits such as included air travel, one shore excursion in each port per day, overnight accommodation pre-cruise, $1,000 onboard spending credit ($2,000 for the European Grand Voyage), exclusive events, transfers, luggage services, visa package, medical service, laundry service, and unlimited Wi-Fi. For more information, visit, www.silversea.com/lp-new-itineraries-2022-2023.html.