Silver Ray℠ is revealed as the cruise line's second Nova-class ship, due to set sail for Northern Europe and the Mediterranean in 2024
MONACO, July 28, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Silversea Cruises, the leading ultra-luxury cruise line, has unveiled its new 2024-2025 voyage collection, comprising 341 new sailings that will unlock 695 destinations in 120 countries between March 2024 and May 2025—bringing the total number of destinations in Silversea's portfolio to over 900. The expansive offering is the largest in the cruise line's history, with more options for guests thanks to a 56 percent increase in capacity by 2024 when compared to 2020. Eleven of Silversea's ultra-luxury ships will embark upon the new sailings, with additional voyages aboard Silver Endeavour℠ to be announced soon. The 2024/2025 voyage collection includes the inaugural season of Silver Ray, which will strengthen Silversea's commitment to sustainability when she debuts in summer 2024 as the cruise line's second Nova-class ship. Encompassing all corners of the world, the 2024-2025 itinerary collection includes an unprecedented variety of tailor-made experiences, immersive itineraries, and 25 maiden calls to inspire travelers' wanderlust.
Unveiling the new voyage collection, Silversea held an exclusive virtual premiere for selected guests and travel advisors on July 28, which incorporated a high-end fashion show. The cruise line challenged six celebrated designers to express the world's beauty through fashion, with each taking inspiration from the cultures, colors, and tastes of one region represented in the collection. Entitled 'Colour the World,' the innovative production was hosted by Fernando Barroso de Oliveira, Silversea's President's Ambassador to the Venetian Society, who presided over a catwalk-inspired journey through select destinations of the new collection. The event also featured a Q&A session with Roberto Martinoli, President and CEO, Barbara Muckermann, Chief Commercial Officer, and Conrad Combrink, SVP Expeditions, Destination and Itinerary Management, who shared their insight with curious guests and travel advisors.
"Our new voyage collection for summer 2024 and winter 2024/2025 reflects our guests' desire for new and unique experiences in the most iconic and remote destinations around the world," said Roberto Martinoli, President and CEO, Silversea Cruises. "Our new collection features 11 ships in our fleet—including Silver Ray, the second ship in our Nova class—with an increase in capacity of 56 percent by 2024 when compared to 2020; this will enable our guests to enjoy unprecedented choice in terms of ships and voyage options. Not only will these 341 new sailings immerse travelers deep into each destination, enabling even the most experienced travelers to discover lesser-visited destinations or venture off-season to rediscover the world from a new perspective, but they will also further expand Silversea's global reach. We also look forward to revealing new itineraries for Silver Endeavour, the most luxurious ship in expedition cruising, which will further diversify our industry-leading polar offering."
"In an industry first, we decided to reveal our new 2024/2025 itinerary collection with an exclusive fashion show," said Barbara Muckermann, Chief Commercial Officer, Silversea Cruises. "Not unlike haute couture, in which designers create exceptional collections that excite and inspire, we chose to 'colour the world' this year, unveiling our new itineraries by pairing featured regions with the unique interpretations of six celebrated designers to showcase the world's rich cultures, colors, and tastes. There are parallels between travel and fashion: both encourage a deep respect for diversity, an appreciation for different cultures, and an element of self-enrichment. I am proud of the powerful message that we have conveyed, and I hope our guests find inspiration for the experiences that await."
"Silversea has increased its industry-leading range of experiences with the launch of its largest itinerary collection to date for 2024/2025," said Conrad Combrink, SVP Expeditions, Destination and Itinerary Management, Silversea Cruises. "With 341 itineraries unlocking both Polar Regions, the South Pacific, Africa and the Indian Ocean, the Galapagos, and so much more, Silversea has once again demonstrated its destination leadership, immersing curious travelers into the world in a way that only we can."
The new 2024/2025 voyage collection includes the following highlights:
Other noteworthy deployments include a set of 27 voyages devoted to Asia, including Silver Nova's inaugural calls in the continent; 10 voyages to South America, including Silver Ray's debut in the land of the Inca, the Amazon and the tango; 18 voyages to the Caribbean and Central America aboard Silver Shadow and Silver Moon, as well as Silver Ray's inaugural voyage to the region; and 52 expeditions aboard Silver Origin, which will take guests closer to the natural wonders of the Galápagos Islands.
In the coming weeks, Silversea will announce additional itineraries for the newest addition to its expedition fleet, Silver Endeavour, which will extend beyond the upcoming Antarctica season.
Watch the virtual premiere of Silversea's new voyage collection for 2024/2025, featuring Fernando Barroso de Oliveira, Silversea's President's Ambassador to the Venetian Society:
View Silversea's new 2024/2025 itineraries and learn more about Silversea's all-inclusive offering:
Please note: the pre-sale for Silversea's new 2024/2025 voyages opens today to all Venetian Society members, while sales open to the general public on August 11, 2022.
With the launch of Silversea's new 2024/2025 itineraries on July 28, the cruise line's guests will—for the first time—be able to book their shore excursions immediately, via my.Silversea.com, for all published sailings.
About Silversea Cruises
Silversea Cruises is recognized as an innovator in the ultra-luxury cruise industry, offering guests large-ship amenities aboard its intimate, all-suite vessels: Silver Dawn, Silver Shadow℠, Silver Whisper®, Silver Spirit®, Silver Muse®, and Silver Moon℠ – all designed to offer an atmosphere of conviviality and casual elegance. With the inclusion of the expedition ships Silver Origin®, Silver Wind®, Silver Explorer®, and Silver Cloud®, Silversea's itineraries encompass all seven continents and feature worldwide luxury cruises to the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, the Galápagos, both Polar Regions, and hundreds of fascinating destinations in between. Silversea is also looking forward to the launch of two new ultra-luxury Nova-class ships. Silversea Cruises is one of five cruise brands owned by global cruise company Royal Caribbean Group (NYSE: RCL).
About Royal Caribbean Group
Royal Caribbean Group (NYSE: RCL) is one of the leading cruise companies in the world with a global fleet of 63 ships traveling to approximately 1,000 destinations around the world. Royal Caribbean Group is the owner and operator of three award-winning cruise brands: Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, and Silversea Cruises, and it is also a 50% owner of a joint venture that operates TUI Cruises and Hapag-Lloyd Cruises. Together, the brands have an additional 10 ships on order as of June 30, 2022. Learn more at www.royalcaribbeangroup.com or www.rclinvestor.com.
SOURCE Silversea Cruises