Asia Opens Its Ports and Silversea Sets Sail
With Asia finally opening up to international travelers and cruise ships once again, Silversea is bringing the authentic beauty of the world's most fascinating continent right in front of its passengers. After all, what better way to experience the wonders of Asia than on a Silversea cruise ship?
November 25, 2022
Exploring Asia with Silversea
Price: from €3,750
With Silversea, discover the wonders of the world's most fascinating continent. @ Silversea
Sapphire-blue seas, adventurous jungles, majestic palaces and the scent of aromatic spices in bustling markets. Asia is finally opening its doors to international travelers again, and the luxury ships of Silversea will also set sail for the multifaceted continent in 2023. On the nine- to eighteen-day trips to restless cities and incomparable landscapes, passengers will also enjoy the most luxurious comfort on board.
Highlights of the fascinating continent
No other continent is as rich in diverse cultures and sights as Asia. In Japan, you can stroll through gardens adorned with cherry blossoms and lose yourself in Osaka's bamboo forests, while Bangkok's street food markets offer a wide range of national delicacies. In India you get to explore the UNESCO-listed Elephanta Caves on Gharpuri Island or discover the rock sculptures of Mamallapuram in the south. Over the Marble Mountains of Vietnam, the journey continues to the former imperial city of Hué, not far from the Perfume River. Not to be missed cities like Tokyo and Singapore are on the same routes as the insider tips Papua New Guinea and Palawan. Ship guests are immersed in a world of unforgotten traditions, where imagination has no limits.
View of a rice field in Indonesia. @Silversea
Much like the continent itself, Silversea offers incredible diversity: iconic destinations like Tokyo and Singapore can be found on the same itineraries as Papua New Guinea and Palawan. Asia is one of the few destinations in the world where fantasy and reality can be reconciled, with incomparable landscapes and unforgettable traditions. The sights, sounds and tastes of these destinations are most easily explored by ship. Voyages ranging from 9 to 18 days - some with up to three nights in famous cities - allow for individual explorations on in-depth itineraries through Vietnam, entire circumnavigations of Japan, and fascinating journeys to the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and beyond.
A fisherman in Vietnam casts his nets. © Silversea
Unrivaled standard on the high seas
Silversea combines eventful adventures with seamless travel logistics and premium amenities. The feel-good ambience on board is a testament to timeless elegance in the lavish suites with butler service, as well as in the numerous restaurants with free seating. From the moment of exiting the first port to the last glass of champagne sipped on deck, the crew strives to ensure the well-being of their guests and create an incomparably familiar atmosphere. The luxury shipping company also scores points with the highest space-to-guest ratio at sea and their personalized butler service from unpacking luggage to serving breakfast and laundry requests.
At La Terrazza on the Silver Spirit one enjoys the best views of the destinations. © Silversea
The manageable size of the all-suite ships enables them to reach even small points on the map and nothing stands in the way of a trip to the hearts of prominent cities and secluded beaches. On Classic voyages guests can look forward to one included shore excursion per day and port, while on Expedition voyages all shore excursions are included.
The relatively small ships are allowed to sail right into city centers. © Silversea
Hong Kong to Singapore
This eleven-day itinerary includes stunning beaches and exotic forests. © Silversea
White sandy beaches, emerald green forests and the most beautiful ports in Asia make up this eleven-day voyage aboard the Silver Spirit. Excursion destinations include spectacular Ha Long Bay with its famous green-covered limestone islands. A three-day stay in Ho Chi Minh City allows time to admire the city's French colonial style during exuberant strolls.
Hong Kong to Singapore
Period: February 26 - March 8, 2023
Price: from €6,600 (door-to-door all-inclusive); from €3,750 (port-to-port all-inclusive)
Singapore to Mumbai
A journey to the most exciting places in Asia is best embarked on the Silver Spirit. © Silversea
The diversity of four significant countries of Asia in one comfortable trip. Spring on board of the Silver Spirit will be an unforgettable adventure that takes you from Singapore to Thailand, India and Sri Lanka. With overnight calls in Chennai, Colombo and Mumbai, cruise guests will have ample time to experience the vibrant cities firsthand. Visiting the UNESCO World Heritage Rangiri Cave Temple and the ancient city of Polonnaruwa, you'll feel the soul of Sri Lanka. The best seafood can be found during a visit to the Ministry of Crab in Colombo. To get the most out of the trip, Silversea also offers an optimal five-night overland program before the cruise, visiting the breathtaking temple complex of Angkor Wat. Also recommended is the optional three-day adventure including the Taj Mahal, Agra and Delhi after completion of the cruise.
Singapore to Mumbai
Period: March 8 - March 24, 2023
Price: from €8,400 (door-to-door all-inclusive); from €5,350 (port-to-port all-inclusive)
The Silversea Difference
New friendships are often made on board over good cocktails. @ Silversea
From the moment one is welcomed aboard a Silversea ship to the final farewell champagne, the voyage unfolds with a quiet and flawless perfection that gives passengers the freedom to immerse themselves in the rare discoveries and wonders of their once-in-a-lifetime adventure.
Passengers enjoy one of the highest space-to-guest ratios at sea and the comfort of finely appointed ocean-view suites with luxurious amenities.
Butlers take care of everything from unpacking luggage and serving breakfast on the private veranda to doing laundry and shining shoes before dinner.
The small size of the all-suite ships - with guest capacities ranging from just 100 to 728 guests - allows Silversea to sail into the heart of prominent cities and reach tiny spots on the map where larger ships simply can't go.
One included shore excursion per day and port on Classic voyages guarantees excitement variety. On Expedition voyages all shore excursions are included.