Silversea has released its new 2017 Voyages and Expeditions digital brochure, including the latest information on the new Silver Muse, set to launch that year. The brochure also showcases a program of over 260 itineraries exploring seven continents and more than 800 destinations aboard its fleet of nine ocean and expedition ships.
Launching in April 2017, Silver Muse will have a capacity of 596 guests. During its inaugural year, the ship will visit 34 countries and over 130 ports, offering the chance to visit 52 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, from ancient Greek temples through to historic Caribbean fortresses.
Departing January 6, Silver Whisper's 116-day World Cruise will sail from San Francisco Bay for Hawaii and cross the International Date Line to the South Pacific, New Zealand, and Australia. Then, weaving its way through Bali and Sandakan, the ship will arrive at Shanghai, Hong Kong, and Singapore, before setting a course for India, the Middle East and the Mediterranean.
During 2017 Silversea guests can also explore South America while sailing roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale on one of two Grand Voyages: a 63-day Silver Spirit cruise departing on January 16, and a 66-day cruise aboard the line's newest ship, Silver Muse, departing on October 13.
The line is also offering a number of sailings that take in famous events during 2017. For racing enthusiasts, Silver Spirit will overnight in Monte Carlo on May 27, during the city's famous Grand Prix Formula One. Silver Spirit will also overnight in Venice July 15 and 16, during the celebrations of the Festa del Redentore, offering guests the opportunity to experience the city's display of fireworks and other festivities. Finally, two Silver Wind voyages in September will overnight in Hamburg during the historic port's annual Cruise Days event, when the city welcomes the world of cruises with special attractions and entertainment.
On its smaller ships, the line will offer nine cruises on Silver Cloud and Silver Wind up the Thames River to dock near (or depart from) Tower Bridge in the heart of London, as well as three voyages on Silver Cloud and Silver Wind transiting the Mediterranean’s narrow Corinth Canal.
Finally, in Alaska, Silver Shadow will offer 16 seven-day voyages between Seward and Vancouver.
Silversea's luxury expedition fleet will expand to four ships in November 2017 when Silver Cloud joins Silver Explorer, Silver Discoverer, and Silver Galapagos. Fresh from an extensive refurbishment and conversion to an ice-class expedition ship, Silver Cloud launches a series of Antarctica voyages in November and December, offering itineraries from 10 to 19 days, and sailing mostly roundtrip from Ushuaia.
Silver Discoverer's new 16-day, Colombo-to-Kolkata cruise departs February 11 to explore the Andaman Islands and make the first-ever cruise ship visit to Bangladesh, with explorations of Chittagong, Maheshkhali Island, and the Sundarbans, one of the world's largest mangrove forests and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
A rare visit to Canada's remote Torngat Mountains National Park highlights an August 31 Silver Explorer expedition focused on Greenland and the Canadian Arctic, sailing 15 days from Kangerlussuaq to St. John's.
Silver Galapagos will continue to offer two alternating seven-day itineraries exploring the north central and western isles.