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Silversea unveils July Alaska and Iceland voyages

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  •   06-01-2021  6:01 pm
  •   Pax Global Media
Silversea unveils July Alaska and Iceland voyages
Silver Muse will resume round-trip sailings from Seattle to Alaska starting July 29. (Silversea)
Pax Global Media

Silversea Cruises, which resumes Greece and the Galapagos sailings this month, has announced new summer voyages in Alaska and Iceland, starting in July 2021.

With the passage of the U.S. Alaska Tourism Restoration Act, which enables cruises to Alaska without required stops in Canada, Silver Muse will resume round-trip sailings from Seattle starting July 29, making Silversea the first ultra-luxury cruise line to operate in Alaska this summer.

Silver Shadow will circumnavigate Iceland with the launch of new all-Icelandic itineraries, returning to Northern Europe with three 10-day voyages from Reykjavik, beginning July 30.

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"We proudly continue to lead the ultra-luxury cruise industry’s healthy return to service and commend the leadership of Alaska and Iceland for taking steps to advance the safe resumption of global travel,” said Roberto Martinoli, Silversea's President and CEO. “The return to service is fast gaining momentum, and we’ve seen exceptional demand for travel in Alaska and Iceland.  We’re eager to welcome back our guests to unlock unforgettable experiences aboard Silver Muse and Silver Shadow while contributing to the local economies of the incredible communities we visit.”

Alaska: The Last Frontier

Silver Muse will set sail on round-trip voyages from Seattle following a varied series of 10- and 11-day itineraries.

These extended voyages will enable Silversea’s guests to journey to some of Alaska’s most breathtaking ice structures, including the Sawyer Glacier and the Mendenhall Glacier, as well as experience the state’s remarkable landscapes, wildlife, and remote communities, such as Ketchikan, Juneau, Wrangell, Skagway, and Sitka.

Several experiences are available for an additional fee in each destination in Alaska, such as helicopter rides to experience the Mendenhall Glacier from the air, before touching down in special glacier boots to walk across this immense ice structure, accompanied by a tour guide who will impart their knowledge on glaciers.

Travellers can also participate in a three-hour whale quest from Auke Bay, admiring the vast glacier from the comfort of a catamaran while looking out for marine animals.

Note that Silversea’s new voyages to Alaska will be added to the cruise line’s website on June 7.

Click here for more info. 

Iceland: the land of fire and ice

Three round-trip voyages from Reykjavik are offered, with calls in Grundarfjordur, Isafjordur, Siglufjordur, Akureyri, Husavik, Seydisfjordur, and the island of Heimaey.

Circumnavigating a land of jaw-dropping natural beauty and geological wonders aboard Silversea’s intimate, ultra-luxury Silver Shadow, the cruise line’s guests will have the chance to marvel at volcanoes and glacier-sculpted fjords, walk across lava fields, witness magnificent waterfalls and bubbling hot springs, and so much more.

Silversea has announced summer voyages in Alaska and Iceland starting in July 2021. (Supplied)

Highlight experiences include a half-day tour from Akureyri, during which travellers will discover Iceland’s vast lava fields, bubbling hot pools, hissing fumaroles, breathtaking waterfalls, and internationally-acclaimed birdlife.

There’s also an awe-inspiring Puffin Tour from Grundarfjordur, during which guests will board a small boat before sailing to an island renowned for its large colony of nesting Atlantic Puffins; an all-terrain vehicle adventure from Heimaey, on which travellers will witness the beauty of the Vestmannaeyjar Archipelago and the Eldfell Volcano; an 4x4 glacier safari with an ice cave visit; and a journey into Iceland’s herring tradition in Siglufjordur with a tasting.

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Flexible booking

Silver Muse and Silver Shadow both feature all ocean-view suites with all-inclusive service and amenities.

With Silversea's flexible booking policy, guests who book before August 31, 2021, will be able to cancel their cruise up to 30 days prior to departure for all voyages (except World Cruises) until April 30, 2022, without penalties when selecting a Future Cruise Credit.

Complete details on Silversea’s Cruise with Confidence program are posted on the cruise line's website.

All guests and crew must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before embarking Silver Muse in Alaska and Silver Shadow in Iceland, as part of Silversea's comprehensive, multi-layered set of science-backed protocols that will help to safeguard the health and safety of guests, crew, and visited communities.

More information is available on Silversea's website. Find out more on Silversea's health and safety protocols, click here.

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