MONACO – Silversea Cruises has opened sales on its 63-night Grand Voyage Arctic for 2021, which will journey to 51 ports.
Sailing from July 16 to Sept 17, 2021, Silver Cloud will journey from Alaska’s Tromsø and Nome across seven countries, featuring glaciers, wildlife and remote communities.
The sailing will bring passengers can expect to follow in the footsteps of Amundsen, Franklin and Ross by traversing the famous Northwest Passage. It will also feature two maiden calls in Norway to Nordfjordholmen in Melfjord and Lysebotn.
The cruise line touts several “once-in-a-lifetime” experiences on this journey including a private charter flight to the Eureka Research Station led by celebrated polar explorer Tobias Thorleifsson and helicopter rides to the Greenland Ice Cap with a Glaciologist and to a mountain-top glacier in Qeqertarsuaq for husky sledding.
Passengers can expect a series of lectures, immersive Zodiac tours and activities ashore, as well as guest speakers, events and onboard enrichments. The speakers include the likes of swimmer Lewis Pugh, known for pioneering distance swims around the world and skier Ann Daniels, who led the first all-female team to ski both Poles and journalist Thomas Nilsen.
The 254-guest Silver Cloud features ocean-view suites, cuisine that adapts according to the sailed region and personalised butler service. Passengers will also be amply provided for all-inclusive amenities including premium wines and spirits, speciality coffees, bottled water, juices and soft drinks, stocked in-suite bar, in-suite 24-hour dining and Wi-Fi. The ship also comes with 18 zodiacs and 10 kayaks off-ship water exploration.
Fares for the voyage begin from US$71,000 per person, based on twin sharing and is inclusive of an early booking bonus.