For this 2018, Silversea invites travelers to spend the holiday season wrapped in luxury all-inclusive while traveling to discover the wonders of the world. A carefully selected collection of trips that will travel the world during this year’s holiday season, unlocking a series of attractive destinations, from Asia to Africa, Antarctica and the Caribbean. By spending quality time with their loved ones, guests will enjoy unique opportunities to celebrate the holiday season and the New Year in some of the most fascinating places in the world.
Here we show a snapshot of three scheduled Silversea trips that will capture the spirit of the festive season and the New Year, unlocking the authentic beauty of the world and a series of memorable experiences. From the sacred sanctuaries of the Far East and the captivating Great Barrier Reef to the winter wonders of Antarctica, these spectacular destinations will guarantee memorable vacations.
Antarctica – Round trip from Ushuaia, Silver Explorer, December 17, 2018 – January 4, 2019.
This expedition cruise of the Explorer Collection of Silversea, which is made in partnership with the esteemed Royal Geographical Society of London, will praise the first explorers with an itinerary that follows their intrepid steps to relive their incredible discoveries. The guests will bring their inner explorer to light to discover the romance of the adventure, while the Silver Explorer follows the legendary expedition ‘Endurance’ by Ernest Shackleton. Visits to the Malvinas Islands, South Georgia, Elephant Island, the Antarctic Strait, the Antarctic Peninsula and the South Shetland Islands will offer the opportunity to witness amazing landscapes and incredible wildlife, including several species of penguins, dolphins, seals, whales and much more. Specially designed menus linked to the first explorers will honor their successes. History enthusiasts can marvel at the rich collection of documentary evidence that will be donated by the Royal Geographical Society, presented by special guest Nicholas Crane, a former president of the society.
Australia and Indonesia – Bali to Sydney, Silver Muse, December 21, 2018 – January 6, 2019.
Nature lovers will revel in the evocative sights and remarkable wildlife that is displayed on this trip in the paradises of the tropical islands and the South Pacific in sapphire blue. Beginning with a one night stay in Bali, with its mystical landscapes, and a visit to Komodo Island, famous for its incredible dragons, the cruise travels with stops in Darwin, Cairns, Townsville, Airlie Beach and Brisbane. There will be highlights to experience each day, while the Silver Muse makes its inaugural visit to Australia. From Darwin, guests can explore the diverse natural beauty of the Outback in an optional land adventure. One night in Cairns offers plenty of time to swim or snorkel in the crystal clear waters of the Great Barrier Reef. From Townsville, Magnetic Island attracts with its loving koalas and wombats. Whitsundays Island is located near Airlie Beach, while the world’s largest koala sanctuary is a short drive from Brisbane. And the vibrant culture of Sydney, with its iconic harbor and the Opera House, should be on the “to do” list.
Far East – Singapore to Hong Kong, Silver Shadow, December 22, 2018 – January 5, 2019.
For those who dream of a holiday season full of magical moments, Southeast Asia has a lot to offer. Departing from vibrant Singapore, the Silver Shadow will sail the Far East, beginning with a night in Bangkok, offering enough time to discover its glittering temples, the magnificent Grand Palace, the revered Emerald Buddha and more. Then, a two-night stopover in Ho Chi Minh City, once known as the Pearl of the Orient, will reveal the charming mix of French colonial buildings, bustling markets and exotic cuisine of this city. Outside the city, guests can opt for a scenic cruise in the Mekong delta, kayak in a mangrove forest or explore the Cu Chi tunnels. Guests will celebrate the New Year in the mystical Ha Long Bay during a night visit. This UNESCO World Heritage Site, known for its captivating jade waters, is among the most famous attractions in Vietnam. The perfect final icing for this trip is Hong Kong, with its shops, art galleries, cultural attractions and its famous street markets.
“Our intimate boats with suites offer a pleasant atmosphere that makes our guests feel at home, they are the perfect setting for guests to spend quality time together during the holiday season, making new friends and enjoying experiences that change the life around the world, “said Barbara Muckermann, director of marketing at Silversea. “Whether you discover penguins in Antarctica or explore Sydney on the inaugural Silver Muse trip in Australia, every experience offered on our holiday season trips will encapsulate the authentic beauty of the world and create countless memories for our guests.”
During the holidays, festive decorations, menus, parties and entertainment conveyed joy aboard all Silversea trips. At each navigation, guests enjoy ocean-view suites, sumptuous cuisine and the personalized service of a butler. Silversea enriches the experience with all-inclusive services such as free premium wines and liquors, specialty coffees, bottled water, juices and soft drinks served throughout the ship; bar in the suite stocked with the preferences of the guests; room service 24 hours; and unlimited free Wi-Fi.