Silversea Cruises has returned to global operations with the maiden voyage of Silver Moon from Athens. The inaugural sailing of new expeditionary vessel, Silver Origin, will depart also tomorrow.
Silversea Cruises has announced its return to service in the Galápagos Islands aboard new ship Silver Origin. The vessel arrived in San Cristóbal at the end of last month.
Starting in November, Silversea will debut Puerto Williams, Chile, as its new departure port for Silver Explorer’s expedition cruises to Antarctica.
Silversea Cruises has opened sales on brand-new voyages aboard Silver Moon to the eastern Mediterranean. The trips will be departing from Greece from June 18th.
Royal Caribbean is extending the suspension of some sailings, including all trips from the United States, until June 30th. However, a small number of trips will go ahead from new homeports around the world.
With the delivery of both Silver Origin and Silver Moon in 2020, and with the delivery of Silver Dawn scheduled for November, Silversea said it was optimistic the sector would recover.
Royal Caribbean International will see the majority of its ships docked until at least April 30th, with only Spectrum of the Seas expected to return earlier, at the end of February.
The move comes as the cruise giant continues to work with the United States Centres for Disease Control & Prevention and governments around the world toward a safe return to cruising.
During a handover at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Ancona, executives from Silversea Cruises and the Royal Caribbean Group expressed gratitude to all involved.
Silversea Cruises has appointed Roberto Bruzzone to the new role of senior vice president of marine operations with the company. He will report directly to Silversea chief executive, Roberto Martinoli.
Carrying a reduced crew due to precautionary health protocols, the new Silversea vessel journeyed between Fincantieri’s shipyards in Ancona and Trieste, Italy.
Silversea Cruises has taken delivery of its first-ever destination-specific ship, Silver Origin, from Dutch shipyard De Hoop. An intimate ceremony marked the first in-person cruise ship delivery since the pandemic prompted a global lockdown.