Silversea’s travel rebound is in full swing with the cruise line’s entire 10-ship fleet having now re-entered service
Since Silver Moon first set sail on June 18, 2021, Silversea has led the global restart of ultra-luxury cruising, welcoming guests around the world as well as hosting the only ultra-luxury world cruise in 2022, converting Silver Wind into an ice-class vessel, and launching new culinary and wellness programmes since pausing operations in March 2020.
“I am incredibly proud to see all of our ships now welcoming guests around the world—with 10 ships in operation for the first time in our cruise line’s history—after what’s been a challenging period for the global travel industry,” said Roberto Martinoli, Silversea’s president and CEO.
“After leading the global return of ultra-luxury cruising, we have come back stronger than before with the support of Royal Caribbean Group, with a more all-inclusive door-to-door service, three news ships, and various product enhancements.
“It is especially gratifying to have our beloved Silver Wind embark on her first voyages as an ice-class expedition vessel, complete with Zodiacs and kayaks—offering our guests unforgettable encounters with nature and wildlife, and, in due course, expanding our industry-leading polar offering.”
Becoming the first ultra-luxury ships to set sail after the pandemic, Silversea’s new ships Silver Moon and Silver Origin departed on their maiden voyages on 18 June and 19 June, 2021—in Greece and the Galápagos, respectively.
The following month, Silver Muse became the first ultra-luxury ship to sail in Alaska, while Silver Shadow welcomed guests in Iceland.
Silver Spirit headed to Northern Europe in September, while expedition ships Silver Explorer and Silver Cloud became the first ultra-luxury ships to return to Antarctica in November, and Silver Whisper welcomed travellers in the Caribbean in the same month.
The cruise line’s newest ship, Silver Dawn, embarked on her inaugural season in the Mediterranean in April 2022.
Meanwhile, the cruise line has also unveiled eight new signature restaurants for its new ship Silver Nova.
From spacious, open-seated venues to more intimate dining options, Silver Nova’s diverse range of restaurants will serve a selection of cuisines throughout the day, from international to speciality fare.
Each restaurant will incorporate all-new design features, facilitated by Silver Nova’s innovative asymmetrical design—a first for the leading ultra-luxury cruise line.
Silver Nova is scheduled to launch in 2023 as the first cruise ship to be free of local emissions while at port, paving the way for the future of luxurious, sustainable cruise travel.“Characteristic of Silver Nova, which will push boundaries in cruising, the dining experience aboard our newest ship will represent the latest iteration of Silversea’s unique take on luxury,” said Barbara Muckermann, chief commercial officer, Silversea Cruises.
“From S.A.L.T. Kitchen—the first large-scale regional restaurant at sea—to The Marquee on deck 10, each of Silver Nova’s restaurants will benefit from innovative design solutions that will bring the destination into view like never before.
“Food and drink has long been core to the cruise experience for our guests; with Silver Nova, we are enriching Silversea’s trademark dining experiences—which are among the finest at sea.”With both formal and informal options, decks three, four, and five will accommodate Silver Nova’s indoor restaurants, while The Marquee on deck 10 will house her two outdoor dining options, Spaccanapoli and The Grill.
In addition to eight restaurants, Silver Nova will host up to 70 guests in the vibrant Arts Café—a welcoming space in which to enjoy snacks and refreshments in a relaxed atmosphere. Relocated to the centre of the ship, the 106m² Arts Café will benefit from ample natural light thanks to a double-height, glazed atrium.As is customary on Silversea’s ships, travellers will also enjoy complimentary in-suite dining around the clock—enhanced by the Otium dining menu, which will include snacks made from the most luxurious ingredients, from lobster and caviar in brioche rolls to a range of gourmet popcorn.