Silversea Cruises will homeport Silver Muse in Seattle for the summer, sailing roundtrip to Alaska, while Silver Shadow will circumnavigate Iceland.
The Alaska and Iceland cruises will run from July, 2021 and will feature 10-day voyages visiting glaciers, volcanos, and far-flung seaside towns.
These Alaska and Iceland cruises come after Silversea announced that it will also be resuming cruises in Greece and the Galápagos from June.
“We proudly continue to lead the ultra-luxury cruise industry’s healthy return to service and commend the leadership of Alaska and Iceland for taking steps to advance the safe resumption of global travel,” saidRoberto Martinoli, President & CEO, Silversea. “The return to service is fast gaining momentum, and we’ve seen exceptional demand for travel in Alaska and Iceland.”
“We’re eager to welcome back our guests to unlock unforgettable experiences aboard Silver Muse and Silver Shadow while contributing to the local economies of the incredible communities we visit,” he added.
Silver Muse will sail 10- and 11-day itineraries to Alaska from Seattle, visiting the Sawyer Glacier and the Mendenhall Glacier, as well as Ketchikan, Juneau, Wrangell, Skagway, and Sitka.
A diverse array of experiences are available for an additional fee in each destination in Alaska, such as a helicopter flight over Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau, a three-hour whale quest from Auke Bay, or a train ride through Skagway’s White Pass and Yukon Route.
Silversea Cruises had previously announced its largest-ever collection of voyages in Iceland as part of its voyage collection for 2021/2022.
A revised collection following the pandemic includes three round-trip voyages from Reykjavik with calls in Grundarfjordur, Isafjordur, Siglufjordur, Akureyri, Husavik, Seydisfjordur, and the island of Heimaey.
The voyages around Iceland will be aboard Silver Shadow and will feature immersive shore excursions that are included in the fare.
Highlight experiences include an insightful half-day tour from Akureyri, during which travelers will discover Iceland’s vast lava fields, bubbling hot pools, hissing fumaroles, breathtaking waterfalls, and internationally-acclaimed birdlife; an awe-inspiring Puffin Tour from Grundarfjordur, during which guestswill board a small boat before sailing to an island renowned for its large colony of nesting Atlantic Puffins; an all-terrain vehicle adventure from Heimaey, on which travelers will witness the spectacular beauty of the Vestmannaeyjar Archipelago and the Eldfell Volcano; an unforgettable 4×4 glacier safari with an ice cave visit; and an authentic journey into Iceland’s herring tradition in Siglufjordur with a tasting.
All guests and crew will be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before embarking Silver Muse and Silver Shadow, as part of Silversea’s comprehensive, multi-layered set of science-backed protocols that will help to safeguard the health and safety of guests, crew, and visited communities.