Silversea, the ultra-luxe expedition and cruise brand, is changing at a rapid rate since it partnered with Royal Caribbean.

Spurred by enormous competition from fresh lines to the luxury space and fuelled by investment from its partnership with Royal Caribbean, Silversea is diversifying and introducing new, groundbreaking products at a rapid rate.

And we can expect more to come.

The 167-day, 30-country Expedition Cruise, called The Unchartered World Tour takes place in 2021, and is an expedition first. It’s designed to take passengers to places no other cruise line is visiting, and presents a smorgasbord of unique experiences – like dinner on top of the walkways of London Bridge.

The amazing tours that were once tapped on to Silversea journeys as pre and post are now available as stunning and unique stand-alone holidays under the Couture Collection. Think private jet tours and land visits to Mongolia, Tibet, and Iceland.

See the video here

Senior Vice President Expeditions and Destinations Conrad Combrink told a Sydney audience this week Australia was once again Silversea’s second biggest market.

The reaction to the Silver Cloud’s Uncharted World Tour, which leaves Argentina in January, 2021, has been strong.

Prices range up to more than $704,000 pp for the owner’s suite, with Vista suites start at $138,000 pp. But with options and confirmed bookings, “we are over 50% sold” across the whole trip, said Mr Combrink.

The journey’s segments will open for bookings next year – if any cabins are left, he said.

More details are here

The line’s partnership with Steve McCurry continues and his excellent video on his journeys so far can be seen here.

What’s included:

Return business class airfare; charter flight from Santiago to Ushuaia; private return transfer from airport to hotel; overnight accommodation pre-cruise; complimentary expedition gear; US$2000 onboard credit spend pp; all excursions and unlimited WiFi.

The 55 sq m Owner’s suite comes with butler service; separate living and dining area, spacious teak veranda; marble bathroom with bath and separate shower; afternoon canapes, personalised stationery and two hours of worldwide phone use per voyage.

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