Silversea continues to lead the restart of ultra-luxury cruises
Starting in July, the firm starts operations in Alaska and Iceland
Silversea Cruises, the first ultra-luxury cruise company that has already started its navigation in Greece and the Galapagos Islands as of June, has announced new itineraries for this summer in Alaska and Iceland, starting in July 2021. With the passage of the Alaska Tourism Restoration Act of the USA, which allows cruises to Alaska without mandatory stops in Canada, the Silver Muse ship will resume its embarkation and disembarkation cruises in Seattle from July 29, making to Silversea in the first cruise company to operate in Alaska this summer. On the other hand, the Silver Shadow ship will circumnavigate Iceland with the introduction of new all-Icelandic itineraries, returning to northern Europe with three 10-day cruises from Reykjavik starting July 30.
"We are proud to continue to lead a safe return to service for the ultra-luxury cruise industry and commend the Alaska and Iceland initiatives for taking steps to advance the safe resumption of all voyages," said Roberto Martinoli, President and CEO. Silversea executive. The return to operation is rapidly gaining momentum and we have seen exceptional travel demand in Alaska and Iceland. We look forward to welcoming our guests to discover unforgettable experiences aboard Silver Muse and Silver Shadow while contributing to local economies and the amazing communities we visit. "
Alaska: The Last Frontier
Thanks to the passage of the Alaska Tourism Restoration Act in the USA, the elegant ship Silver Muse will set sail in and out of Seattle, and will be the first ultra-luxury cruise ship to visit Alaska this summer, with a series of varied itineraries of 10 and 11 days. These long cruises will allow Silversea guests to travel to some of Alaska's most impressive ice structures, including the Sawyer Glacier and Mendenhall, as well as experience the state's extraordinary landscapes, wildlife and remote communities, such as Ketchikan. , Juneau, Wrangell, Skagway, and Sitka.
It also makes a wide range of experiences available for an additional cost on each Alaska stopover. We highlight the following experiences: From Juneau, Silversea guests will be able to board a helicopter and experience the wonderful view of the world-famous Mendenhall Glacier, then land and, wearing special ice boots, walk through this immense structure, always accompanied by a tour guide who will impart his knowledge about the glaciers. Offering an alternative Mendenhall Glacier experience, passengers can also participate in a three-hour whale hunt from Auke Bay, admiring the vast glacier from the comfort of a catamaran while observing marine animals. An onboard naturalist will explain the behavior and habitat of wildlife guests may encounter, from humpback whales and killer whales to stellar sea lions, harbor seals and bald eagles. From Skagway, guests can board a vintage train for an exclusive adventure through the Skagway White Pass and Yukon Trail, learning about the Alaskan Gold Rush past while enjoying the natural beauty of the landscape.
Iceland: land of fire and ice
According to the Icelandic Tourist Board, 549,000 cruise passengers arrived on the island in 2019, clearly indicating a growing demand. Silversea Cruises, responding to this interest from its customers, had scheduled an extensive collection of trips around Iceland as part of its proposal for 2021/2022. Proposal that has been revised after the pandemic, with the three cruise ships setting sail and disembarking in Reykjavik, with stops in Grundarfjordur, Isafjordur, Siglufjordur, Akureyri, Husavik, Seydisfjordur and on the island of Heimaey. Circumnavigating a land of astonishing natural beauty and geological wonders aboard the Silver Shadow ship, guests will have the opportunity to marvel at glacier-sculpted volcanoes and fjords, hike through lava fields, witness magnificent waterfalls and bubbling hot springs, and much more. more.
During Silversea trips to Iceland, guests can enjoy immersive shore excursions that are included in the price. Highlights include a curious half-day tour from Akureyri, during which travelers will discover Iceland's vast lava fields, bubbling hot pools, hissing fumaroles, impressive waterfalls, and internationally famous birds; an impressive tour from Grundarfjordur with a small boat before sailing to an island, famous for its large colony of nesting Atlantic puffins; an ATV adventure from Heimaey, in which travelers will witness the spectacular beauty of the Vestmannaeyjar archipelago and Eldfell volcano; an unforgettable 4x4 glacier safari with a visit to an ice cave;
All inclusive luxury
Both the Silver Muse and the Silver Shadow are recognized among the most spacious and luxurious ships despite their maximum capacity is 596 and 388 passengers respectively. Both feature ocean view suites, personalized butler service, and sumptuous cuisine served in various restaurants. To enhance the cruise experience, there are all-inclusive amenities, such as economy class roundtrip flights (there are some restrictions for Mexico and Latin America); hotel nights before and after the cruise, based on Silversea's air schedule; transfers and luggage handling; Complimentary premium wines and spirits, specialty coffees, bottled water, juices and soft drinks served on all ships; minibar in suite stocked with guest preferences; a breakfast service, free lunches and dinners in the suite 24 hours a day; tips on board; and unlimited and free Wi-Fi.