Silversea Cruises has announced details of three new ships to join the fleet in 2020 and 2022. Two unnamed "Evolution Class" ships will sail alongside it's exisiting ocean liners, along with a new expedition ship cruising to the Galapagos.
Silversea's Australasia Managing Director Adam Armstrong described the deal as an "action packed new chapter" for Silversea as a new marjority owner of the Royal Caribbean group. The Evolution class ships will be a new generation of environmentally friendly liners in the ultra luxury cruise market.
Silversea recently recorded the biggest Australian booking month in it's history following the release of its 2020/21 program. There is also significant interest in it's flagship Silver Muse which is set to sail in Australian waters in December 2018 and locally throughout 2019 and 2020. Visiting over 572 destinations in 84 countries, Silverseas 2020 program includes complimentary flights and transfers on most voyages. There is alot to like about the future of Silversea in the luxury market. It was only in April that Royal Caribbean had announced it had struck a deal with Silversea to acquire a two-thirds stake in the company which had been run by Silversea owner Manfredi Lefebvre D'Ovidio for more than 20 years. Described as one of the biggest cruise deals in recent times, Royal Caribbean paid approximately $1 billion for the stake.