Silversea Cruises’ new 2013 Voyages Atlas, launched at media events at the Press Club in Melbourne and Quay restaurant in Sydney last week, is once again full of incredible journeys to some of the most beautiful parts of the world. A separate, 48-page guide to Silver Explorer’s 2013 voyages was launched at the same time, a reflection of our growing appetite for expedition-style cruising.

Silversea Australasia general manager Karen Christensen said she was excited to bring these luxury expeditions to Australians.

“This market is hugely important to Silversea,” she said. “It is still our third-largest market worldwide and it is still the second-largest for our 132-passenger expedition ship.

“Bookings in Australia go from strength to strength and advance bookings are already on track for a rewarding 2013.”

Travellers who have a thirst for adventure and a taste for the finer things in life will be pleased to see that Silversea continues to keep its promise of “rare access to the world’s most remote, remarkable destinations”. Silver Explorer’s itineraries take in Antarctica, Africa’s West Coast, Europe and the British Isles, as well as the Arctic, Greenland and Canada. Those who prefer warmer climes can explore the Caribbean and Central and South America.

Christensen also announced a list of new features for next year, including lower solo fares and onboard spending credits for many of the fleet. Silversea recently bought Canodros S.A., the premier Ecuadorian tourism company that operates in the Galapagos Islands, and their upmarket expedition ship, Galapagos Explorer II.  The ship will be added to Silverseas fleet of six ultra-luxury ships next year, after the all-suite, 100-guest vessel undergoes a major refurbishment in September 2013 and is given a new name.

More details about Silver Explorer’s 2013 itineraries are available at