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Silversea Expeditions to Cross Fabled Northeast Passage in 2019

Silversea Expeditions Matthew Scott

Silversea Expeditions, the leading authority in expedition cruising, is celebrating its 10th anniversary with the introduction of its first crossing of the Northeast Passage – a remote and spectacular cruising route above the Arctic Circle. Few cruise ships have transited the passage, which follows the extreme coastlines of Asia and Europe and has long enjoyed a fabled reputation among seafarers. The intimate,…

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Royal Caribbean Acquires 66.7% Equity Stake in Silversea Cruises

Silversea Silver Whisper

Royal Caribbean Cruises and Manfredi Lefebvre D’Ovidio have announced an agreement for RCL to acquire a stake in privately-owned Silversea Cruises, bringing together two companies with bold, long-term visions for the cruise industry. Under the agreement, Royal Caribbean will acquire a 66.7% equity stake in Silversea Cruises based on an enterprise value of approximately $2 billion. The purchase price of…

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Viking’s Fifth Ocean Ship Named by NASA Astronaut Dr. Anna Fisher in Italy

Viking Orion fireworks

Viking® (www.vikingcruises.com) named its fifth ocean ship, Viking Orion® during a spectacular celebration in Livorno, Italy. The ship was delivered to Viking last week and is currently sailing a maiden voyage with her ceremonial godmother, American chemist, emergency room physician and retired NASA astronaut Dr. Anna Fisher, along with dozens of Dr. Fisher’s friends, family, academics, explorers and fellow astronauts….

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Viking Cruises Takes Delivery of Fifth Ocean Ship

Viking Orion

Viking® (www.vikingcruises.com) today announced it took delivery of Viking Orion®, the company’s fifth ocean ship. The delivery ceremony took place this morning when the ship was presented at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Ancona, Italy. On June 14, the ship will arrive in Livorno, Italy, where she will officially be named by her ceremonial godmother, Dr. Anna Fisher, American chemist, emergency room…

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Silversea Offers the Far East for Far Less with Special All-Inclusive Package Fares

Silversea scenery

Ultra-luxury cruise specialist, Silversea, is offering exceptional savings on a number of voyages to Asia in 2018 and 2019 with an All-Inclusive Package promotion now available on new bookings. The savings program includes free economy roundtrip air or business-class air upgrade for $2,499 each way for flights from select U.S. and Canadian gateways; free one-night pre- and post-cruise hotel stay; free transfers…

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Azamara Club Cruises Launches 2020 Itineraries

Azamara Quest Cuba

The announcement of Azamara Club Cruises’® extensive 2020 itineraries highlights the brand’s commitment to creating immersive experiences for travelers to connect with local cultures. In 2020, guests will explore deeper into newly added destinations including South Africa, French Polynesia and Hawaii. With a total of 92 individual cruises across the three ships, Azamara will offer 41 maiden ports, 303 late…

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Silversea Cruises Orders New Ship Silver Dawn for 2021 Delivery

Silver Muse

Silversea Cruises has awarded Fincantieri with an order for another ultra-luxury cruise ship, with delivery scheduled for Q4 2021. The contract is valued at over €320 million. Named Silver Dawn, the new vessel will be a sistership of Silversea’s flagship, Silver Muse, which was launched from the Fincantieri shipyard of Sestri Ponente (Genoa) in April 2017 and was welcomed with…

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Seabourn Ovation Christened in Valletta, Malta

Seabourn Ovation

Seabourn, the world’s finest ultra-luxury cruise line, introduced its newest vessel to the world with a festive naming ceremony for Seabourn Ovation in the beautiful baroque harbor of Valletta, Malta. Seabourn orchestrated a line-up of celebratory events, including a live performance by the ship’s godmother, actress and singer Elaine Paige OBE, one of the world’s best-loved and most highly awarded…

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Silversea’s Silver Spirit Emerges 49 Feet Longer and Greatly Enhanced

silver spirit cut in two

On May 3, Silversea’s Silver Spirit left Fincantieri Shipyard in Palermo 49 feet longer, following the completion of a complex lengthening and refurbishment project. Having been cut in half, lengthened with the insertion of a pre-built section, and renovated extensively, Silver Spirit was greatly enhanced and has now embarked upon her inaugural voyage, which departed amid jubilation from Civitavecchia (Rome)…

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