Sil­versea or­ders three new ves­sels

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SIL­VERSEA Cruises overnight an­nounced or­ders for two “Evo­lu­tion Class” ves­sels, as well as Sil­ver Ori­gin, a new ex­pe­di­tion ship which will cruise in the Gala­pa­gos.

The move con­firms heavy hints by the com­pany’s newly minted MD for Aus­trala­sia, Adam Arm­strong, who just last Fri cited an “ac­tion-packed new chap­ter” for Sil­versea un­der its new ma­jor­ity own­er­ship by Royal Caribbean ( Travel Daily 08 Oct).

Sil­ver Ori­gin will be de­liv­ered in Mar 2020 by Dutch builder Ship­yard de Hoop, while the un­named Evo­lu­tion ships will come start­ing in 2022 from Meyer Werft which de­scribed them as “a new gen­er­a­tion of en­vi­ron­men­tally friendly ships in the ul­tra-lux­ury cruise mar­ket”.

Arm­strong, pic­tured with Mar­ket­ing Man­ager Leanne Fon­agy, said the re­cent de­but of Sil­versea’s ex­ten­sive new 2020/21 pro­gram ( CW 04 Oct) had re­sulted in the “big­gest Aus­tralian book­ing month for Sil­versea in his­tory”.

There’s keen in­ter­est in Sil­versea with the up­com­ing ar­rival of the com­pany’s flag­ship Sil­ver Muse in Aus­tralian wa­ters in late Dec, while the pro­gram for 2019/20 will see Muse cruise lo­cally for an even longer de­ploy­ment.

The pro­grams for 2020 in­clude com­pli­men­tary flights and trans­fers on most voy­ages, which com­prise 191 itin­er­ar­ies vis­it­ing 572 des­ti­na­tions in 84 coun­tries.

En­hance­ments to the pro­gram mean all cruises of eight days or more also in­clude an overnight stay in port, Arm­strong noted.

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