Monaco-based luxury cruise-ship operator Silversea has this week announced details of its timetable for 2017. Its fleet of eight state-of-the-art cruise-liners will visit 800 ports on seven continents over the 12-month period.
The fleet will sail a total 246 voyages and new ports on the itineraries include Galway in Ireland, the United Arab Emirates’ Sir Bani Yas Island and Geraldton on the coast of Western Australia. One of the most popular bookings is expected to be a world tour aboard the Silver Whisper.
The ship will depart from San Francisco on 6 January 2017 on a 116-day odyssey that will see her make ports-of-call in Hawaii, the South Pacific, Australia and New Zealand. Swinging north, she will call at Asian ports such as Singapore and Hong Kong before heading for Monaco via the Middle East.
Silver Cloud sails under the Silversea Expeditions logo and will follow routes around the coast of South Africa with highlights of Cape Town and Port Elizabeth. Silver Shadow is a frequent visitor to Alaska. Her 2017 schedule includes 16 one-week cruises between Vancouver and the Seward Peninsula.
The Silver Shadow is also scheduled for cruises that will offer several days to enjoy Shwedagon Pagoda and other delights in Myanmar. Silver Whisper, Silver Cloud and Silver Wind will offer cruises that take in ports around the British Isles, the Bay of Biscay and the Mediterranean Sea.
Silversea has already opened reservations for the 2017 programme. The company’s UK and Ireland commercial director is Lisa McAuley and she stated that the schedule offered port-intensive voyages which took in some of the planet’s most iconic attractions and natural sights.