The ultra-premium travel brand Silversea celebrated the return to service of its 10-ship fleet by welcoming its Silver Wind ship to London-Greenwich (England UK) on June 18 as part of the vessel’s 10-day expedition voyage London-Reykjavik (Iceland).
Since halting operations in March 2020, the company has continued its growth, taking delivery of 3 new ships. Silversea has been busy in other areas, including hosting the only ultra-luxury world cruise this year, converting Silver Wind into a polar-class vessel, and launching new culinary/wellness programs.
Peter Shanks, Silversea’s Managing Director, UK & Ireland said he was incredibly proud to see all of their ships welcoming passengers around the world and in particular to see Silver Wind in London in all her splendor.
“After what has been a challenging period for the global travel industry we are delighted to be leading the global return of ultra-luxury cruising. We have come back stronger than before with a more all-inclusive door-to-door service, three news ships, and various product enhancements.”
After departing from Piraeus-Athens (Greece) on May 28, the 270-passenger Silver Wind will offer sailings in Northern Europe and the British Isles, prior to reaching Reykjavík to commence summer of Arctic explorations including a crossing of the Northwest Passage in August.
In October, the vessel will trace a path along the United States' Pacific Coast, Central & South America, leading to the Antarctic Peninsula for an inaugural season.
Silver Wind is embarking on her first cruises as an ice-class expedition ship. As well as 14 kayaks and 24 Zodiacs, guests traveling aboard will now benefit from the knowledge of 28 expedition experts, plus a specially dedicated mudroom, a heated swimming pool, and a photo studio with state-of-the-art equipment.