Silversea – New Ship & New Itineraries for New Zealand

It has been quite a week for ultra Luxury cruise line Silversea, as they make global headlines with the delivery of their brand new ship Silver Origin.

The first “All Suite” Ultra luxury ship to be purpose built for the Galapagos islands was delivered to the Silversea Executives. Silver Origin was also the first ship to be delivered in person since the Covid-19 Pandemic created a global lockdown,

Silver Origin truly is a luxury master piece, with so many special touches designed especially for the Galapagos islands.

One of the most environmentally friendly cruise ships every built, she will also feature the largest expedition team in the Galapagos made up of Ecuadorian national expert guides. Sitting in the Ultra Luxury category, Silver Origin features an “All Suite All Balcony” configuration, every suite with personal Butler service.

Silver Origin accommodates just 100 guests and yet still manages to offer multiple restaurants and bar options on board. Ecuadorian cuisine will feature on all menus to give you the real taste & flavours from your destination.

On top of the exciting delivery of Silver Origin, Silversea also announced this week that they will be home porting two of their classic ultra luxury ships to New Zealand and Australia for summer 2021/22.

Silver Shadow has just emerged from a full refurbishment and will join flagship Silver Muse for a summer of cruising down under in 2021/2022.

Silver Shadow accommodates just 388 guests and will offer two unique trips between Sydney and Cairns. The cruises will explore destinations on Australia’s East coast including: Airlie Beach (For the Great Barrier Reef), Brisbane, Newcastle (For the Hunter Valley), Hobart and Port Arthur in Tasmania, Geelong (Gateway to the great Ocean road) and Melbourne.

Silver Shadow Australia Cruise Dates are:
Cairns to Sydney, 19 January 2022
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Sydney to Cairns, 04 April 2022
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Silver Shadow will also offer a selection of intimate New Zealand coastal voyages and Pacific Island options, operating one way between Sydney and Auckland and vice versa.

The New Zealand itineraries do vary, so check the specific routing, or contact our HOOT Cruises team for assistance, if you have a special place you would like to include. New Zealand destinations may include some of these top coastal destinations: Milford & Doubtful Sound, Stewart Island, Port Chalmers (For Dunedin & Otago) , Akaroa, Kaikoura, Picton & the Marlborough Sounds, New Plymouth, Wellington, Napier, Gisborne, Tauranga & Auckland

Silver Shadow New Zealand & South Pacific cruise dates are below and go on general sale 17 June 2020

Sydney to Auckland, 03 February 2022, 15 Nights
Sydney > Eden > Hobart > Port Arthur > Milford Sound > Port Chalmers, Akaroa > Kaikoura > Picton & Marlborough Sounds > New Plymouth > Wellington > Napier > Auckland
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HOOT Tip: These next two cruises make a perfect back to back itinerary, combining a leisurely New Zealand coastal voyage with a beautiful Pacific Islands voyage

Auckland to Sydney, 18 February 2022, 15 Nights
Auckland > Bay of Islands > Tauranga > Gisborne > Napier > Wellington > Akaroa > Port Chalmers > Stewart Island > Doubtful Sound > Milford Sound > Melbourne > Sydney
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Sydney to Auckland, 05 March 2022, 15 Nights
Sydney > Noumea > Isle of Pines > Mare Island > Port Vila, Vanuatu > Lautoka (Fiji) > Suva > Dravuni, Fiji Islands > Bay of Islands > Auckland
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Auckland to Sydney, 20 March 2022, 15 Nights
Auckland > Tauranga > Napier > Wellington > Picton & Marlborough Sounds > Akaroa > Port Chalmers > Stewart Island > Doubtful Sound > Milford Sound > Melbourne > Sydney
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Silver Shadow – Pool deck


Silversea flagship Silver Muse holds 596 guests and returns for her third season to New Zealand and Australia. Although larger than Silver Shadow she still maintains her small ship elegance with beautifully appointed public areas and sumptuous suites that will satisfy the most discerning of travelers.
HOOT Tip: One of the things we enjoyed most about our cruise on Silver Muse was the fact she has multiple dining venues offering a wide range of tastes and flavours.
Atlantide is probably the closest to a traditional dining room, Indochine offers amazing Asia fusion flavours, La Terrazza offers beautiful Italian pastas and seafood, The Grill around the Pool has some of the best poolside food we have ever tasted, including HOT Rocks dining in the evening. Spaccanapoli offers Wood fired pizzas fresh from the oven. There are also two specialty restaurants that carry a small additional cost. Kaiseki for divine sushi & Teppanyaki and La Dame for exquisite French cuisine.

There is also Silver Note a Jazz & Blues supper club venue in the evenings where they serve a late night menu in a sort of cabaret setting. Also don’t miss the Arts cafe our favourite venue for superb coffees, cakes and snacks with uber funky art on display and friendly service from the attentive crew.

Silver Muse arriving in Sydney Harbour.

Silver Muse has a selection of Luxury New Zealand coastal voyages on offer including the highlight of a Christmas & New year voyage

Silver Muse – New Zealand coastal voyages are below and go on general sale 17 June 2020

Sydney to Auckland, 17 December 2021, 17 Nights
Sydney > Melbourne > Hobart > Milford Sound > Port Chalmers > Christchurch > Kaikoura > Wellington > Picton & Marlborough Sounds > Bay of Islands > Auckland
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Auckland to Sydney, 03 January 2022, 15 Nights
Auckland > Tauranga > Wellington > Kaikoura > Akaroa > Port Chalmers > Stewart Island > Doubtful Sound > Milford Sound > Hobart > Melbourne > Sydney
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Sydney to Auckland, 18 January 2022, 16 Nights
Sydney > Melbourne > Hobart > Milford Sound > Doubtful Sound > Port Chalmers > Akaroa > Kaikoura > Wellington > Picton & Marlborough Sounds > Bay of Islands > Tauranga > Auckland
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Auckland to Sydney, 03 February 2022, 16 Nights

Auckland > Bay of Islands > New Plymouth > Picton & Marlborough Sounds > Wellington > Kaikoura > Akaroa > Port Chalmers > Stewart Island > Doubtful Sound > Milford Sound > Melbourne > Sydney
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If you are looking for a beautiful boutique cruise experience with sublime service, plenty of space, no crowds and the chance to simply relax and be spoiled than Silversea will be perfect for you

These new Silversea cruises will be live on our HOOT Cruises web site. from 17 June 2020. Don’t think this means you have to Book online!. If you have any questions, feel free to talk to our friendly Hoot Cruise Champions, we are happy to help guide you through the best fare and suite options to suit your needs!
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