Five new Grand Voyages, including a first ever European Grand Voyage, feature in luxury cruise operator Silversea Cruises 2022-2023 itinerary, its largest ever with 315 voyages calling in 669 destinations in 114 countries.
Silversea’s five new Grand Voyages for 2022-2023 include:
Silversea’s first-ever European Grand Voyage
Connecting the Mediterranean Grand Voyage and the Northern Europe Grand Voyage, Silversea’s first-ever European Grand Voyage will depart from Piraeus (Athens) on March 30, 2022. Travelling aboard the Silver Moon, Silversea’s guests will explore 72 destinations in 22 countries over 90 days, enjoying seven exclusive events and eight overnights in iconic cities—including Istanbul, Sorrento, Bordeaux and Saint Petersburg, among others—before arriving in Stockholm on June 28. Prices start at $43, 110 for a Vista Suite.
“I find the idea of combining the two grand voyages spectacular,” said Fernando Barroso de Oliveira, Silversea’s Senior Cruise Director “We’re giving you the entire Mediterranean at the right time of the year. You’ve got the Ottoman Empire, you’ve got Spain, you’ve got the history of the world right there. And then from Lisbon, why not stay for the continuation to Northern Europe? We’ll have the opportunity of seeing Russia at its best: St. Petersburg. To see Scandinavia and then of course, you’ve got the added beauty of Iceland.”
The 3-month-long voyage traversing Europe’s coastlines will also be a heaven for food lovers as the voyage will take place aboard the brand new Silver Moon, home to the innovative culinary program Sea and Land Taste (S.A.L.T.) that features regionally inspired menus that change daily, and the S.A.L.T. Lab, a hands-on test kitchen, that will introduce travelers to each destination’s fresh ingredients through classes, demonstrations and talks.
“It will be something completely new to us. Onboard the ship, we’re going to have the possibility of tasting dishes from all the countries we’re visiting,” said Barroso de Oliveira. “The great thing about this itinerary is that you’ve got endless choices. You’re in Italy? Spectacular pasta, pizza… You go right across and you are in Valencia, where you’ve got the paella valenciana. So the entire itinerary offers different things, and important things.”
Watch clip: Introducing Silversea’s first-ever European Grand Voyage
New Meditteranean Grand Voyage
Departing Piraeus (Athens) March 30, 2022, also aboard the Silver Moon, Silversea’s new Mediterranean Grand Voyage calls at 33 destinations across 12 countries—including Greece, Turkey, Albania, Montenegro, Croatia, Italy, Slovenia, Malta, France, Monaco, Spain, and Portugal, where the voyage ends in Lisbon on May 6 after 38 days at sea. Highlights include fairytale locations such as Kotor in Montenegro and Malta’s capital, Valletta, as well as the Greek islands of Rhodes and Santorini. At exclusive events, guests will discover the fascinating 1001 column cisterns of Istanbul, the equestrian traditions and flavours of Andalusia in Cadiz, and the charm of Italy’s Agriturismo culture in Bari. Prices start from $17,910 for a vista suite.
World’s first Northern Europe Grand Voyage
Another highlight of Silversea’s 2022-2023 season is the world’s first Northern Europe Grand Voyage departing Lisbon on May 6, 2022 on a 53-day journey to Stockholm calling in 40 destinations in 13 countries aboard Silver Moon. The voyage explores the western coast of Europe all the way up to the lands and waters just below the Arctic Circle, and then on to the fjords of Norway, venturing on the way to some of the most remote, extreme destinations of the northern hemisphere. Portugal, Spain, France, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Iceland, the Faroe Islands, Norway, Denmark, Estonia, the Russian Federation, Finland, and Sweden are all on the itinerary for this spectacular voyage. Prices for vista suites start at $27,810.
Pacific Grand Voyage
Departing Melbourne on January 16, 2023, travellers on the Pacific Grand Voyage will travel through eight countries and make seven overnight calls on a 58 day voyage aboard the Silver Muse that ends in Osaka, Japandiscover authenticity in 31 of the region’s most rewarding destinations, with seven overnight calls. Destinations include Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam, China, and Japan—before arriving in Osaka on March 15. Prices start at $26,100 for a Vista Suite.
SOUTH AMERICA GRAND VOYAGE – 39 destinations in 23 countries
Circumnavigating South America, Silver Moon will sail roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale on the new South America Grand Voyage between January 6 and March 16, 2023. Over 69 days and with nine overnights, travellers will explore 39 destinations in 23 countries. Prices start at $31,680 for a Vista Suite.
“I’m sure Silversea’s guests share my excitement for not only these five new Grand Voyages, but also the entire new collection of voyages for 2022/2023,” said Barroso de Oliveira. “Each of the Grand Voyages offers a unique chance for guests to indulge their curiosity in such rich regions of the world, as they experience unforgettable moments and befriend other passionate travellers. From a first-hand discovery of ancient civilizations in the Mediterranean to an immersive exploration of the Pacific’s most iconic cities, there’s something for every curious traveller..”
For more information on Silversea’s new itineraries for 2022-2023, click here