Silversea Cruises has returned to global operations with the maiden voyage of its new flagship, Silver Moon, from Athens (Piraeus). The launch of Silver Moon also represents the unveiling of S.A.L.T., the cruise line’s much-anticipated culinary programme. The inaugural sailing of Silversea’s new expeditionary vessel, Silver Origin, also depart from San Cristobal in the Galapagos this weekend. Silversea’s first destination-specific ship will sail with all-new itineraries in the archipelago.  

“With the maiden voyages of these two beautiful ships, we welcome guests to rediscover exotic destinations, cultures, and cuisines in our trademark level of comfort, with impeccable personalised service,” says Silversea’s President and CEO Roberto Martinoli. “These initial sailings will transport guests to our most sought-after destinations in the Greek Isles and the Galapagos Archipelago, and we look forward to the further expansion of our offering in July with resumed service to Alaska on Silver Muse and Iceland on Silver Shadow. I look forward to personally welcoming our guests aboard Silver Moon in Greece.”

Sailing out of Athens (Piraeus), Silver Moon will follow 10-day itineraries in the Greek Isles. Silver Origin welcomes travellers to the Galapagos islands with year-round, ultra-luxury expeditionary voyages, offering balcony-only suites, the highest expert guide-to-guest ratio in the Galapagos (1:10), and the highest Zodiac-to-guest ratio (1:12.5) in the region. Silver Origin is the first-ever destination-specific ship built by Silversea and one of the most energy-efficient ships in its class.

Building on Silversea’s global return to service, Silver Muse will set sail to Alaska from 29 July, while Silver Shadow will sail on circumnavigations of Iceland from 30 July.