Silversea Cruises has expanded its range of cruise itineraries in South Africa and the rest of the continent for the 2024/25 cruise season, with new expeditions, destinations and ships.
An unprecedented six ships will explore more than 60 destinations in 23 countries in Africa and the Indian Ocean, with expedition options aboard Silver Cloud and Silver Wind complemented by voyages aboard Silver Dawn, Silver Muse, Silver Whisper, and Silver Spirit.
New expedition itineraries in South Africa will spotlight unique wildlife with game drives and water activities, while a brand-new 18-day Silver Cloud voyage in April 2024 will explore East Africa’s Indian Ocean islands.
These Indian Ocean voyages offer guests the chance to discover the fascinating coastal fishing culture of Madagascar’s semi-nomadic Vezo people, marvel at the rich biodiversity of Madagascar’s Kirindy Forest Reserve, and explore the ruins of Kilwa Kisiwani—a UNESCO World Heritage site in Tanzania.
The announcement of Silversea’s African itineraries for 2024 and 2025 were made as part of the roll out of the cruise line’s wider itinerary collection for the entire fleet, featuring 341 cruises to 695 destinations in 120 countries.
“Our new voyage collection for summer 2024 and winter 2024/2025 reflects our guests’ desire for new and unique experiences in the most iconic and remote destinations around the world,” said Roberto Martinoli, President and CEO, Silversea Cruises.
“Our new collection features 11 ships in our fleet—including Silver Ray,the second ship in our Nova class—with an increase in capacity of 56% by 2024 when compared to 2020; this will enable our guests to enjoy unprecedented choice in terms of ships and voyage options,” he added.
In addition to Africa, Silversea will be offering 13 voyages in the South Pacific Islands, including Hawaii and French Polynesia, 31 voyages in Northern Europe, including circumnavigations of Iceland, 67 voyages aboard five ships in the Mediterranean, 8 expeditions to the Arctic and Greenland, 31 voyages in Alaska, 21 departures for Antarctica, and 25 departures for Australia and New Zealand.
“Silversea has increased its industry-leading range of experiences with the launch of its largest itinerary collection to date for 2024/2025,” said Conrad Combrink, SVP Expeditions, Destination and Itinerary Management, Silversea Cruises.
“With 341 itineraries unlocking both Polar Regions, the South Pacific, Africa and the Indian Ocean, the Galapagos, and so much more, Silversea has once again demonstrated its destination leadership, immersing curious travellers into the world in a way that only we can,” Combrink added.