Cape Town to Zanzibar

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Free butler service for all suites*

Guided zodiac, land & sea excursions included*

All-Inclusive Ultra-Luxury Expedition Cruising*

Free drinks, wifi & included gratuities*


Cruise Overview

  • Duration 18 nights
  • Departs 29 Mar 2022
  • Sails from Cape Town, South Africa
  • Ship Silver Explorer
  • Flights and transfersYes
  • Cruise code ‍1760883‍
  • Voyage code ‍E1220329018‍

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Cape Town

Cape Town, South Africa Tue 29 Mar 2022

Cape Town

With its spectacular scenic views, wonderful wildlife and fantastic food and drink, Cape Town is a dream destination for any travel enthusiast.

Silver Explorer, Silversea

At Sea Wed 30 Mar 2022

Silver Explorer, Silversea
Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Port Elizabeth, South Africa Thu 31 Mar 2022

Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Port Elizabeth is the third largest port and the fifth largest city in South Africa. The center is spread over steep hills overlooking Algoa Bay. Except for some interesting historical architecture, 21st-century Port Elizabeth, or PE as it is commonly known, has few attractions of note. To compensate, the town is surrounded by charming countryside; it bills itself as the Friendly City. Its origins go back to the site of Fort Frederick around which settlers from Britain established Port Elizabeth in 1820.

East London, South Africa

East London, South Africa Fri 01 Apr 2022

East London, South Africa

As South Africa's only large river and sea port, East London is important for the export of citrus fruit, mineral ores and wool. A considerable amount of goods are imported here as well. The first documented vessel to arrive in these waters was in 1688 while searching for survivors of a shipwreck. In 1848, a proclamation annexed the area to the Cape Colony. Today, East London serves as the area's commercial centre and is a bustling town with a population of approximately 175,000. The town's small museum contains the world's only surviving egg of the extinct dodo bird, as well as a mounted coelacanth caught near East London in 1938, a fish thought to be extinct.

Durban, South Africa

Durban, South Africa Sat 02 Apr 2022

Durban, South Africa

The great natural harbor of Port Natal, on whose shores the city of Durban now stands, was thought by early Portuguese navigators to be a lagoon at the mouth of a large river. They called the harbor Rio de Natal (Christmas River), as its discovery fell on Christmas Day in 1497. The name Durban was acquired in 1843 when Port Natal was renamed for Sir Benjamin D'Urban, the Cape governor who had ordered the British annexation of Natal. Durban became a municipality in 1854 and a city in 1935. Today it is one of the principal cargo ports on the African continent, a center for industry and a major holiday resort. With a population of almost one million people, Durban is a bustling, subtropical city with a warm, more often hot and sultry climate that favors the luxuriant growth of trees and gardens. It is considered to be the Asian capital of South Africa with a massive Indian population. While the downtown area is predominantly Muslim, Hindu Durban lies to the north of the city center. It was here in the Phoenix Park Settlement that Mahatma Gandhi set up his retreat center in 1903, from where moral support was drawn for the Indian demonstrations of 1913. Durban's 21st-century economy can largely be credited to the immense amount of cargo passing through its huge port, as well as to the thousands of Transvaal holiday makers who, since the 1930s, have turned the city's beachfront into a popular playground. Its most dominant landmark is the handsome Grey Street Mosque, the largest of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere.

Richards Bay, South Africa

Richards Bay, South Africa Sun 03 Apr 2022

Richards Bay, South Africa

Richards Bay was named after Frederick William Richards of the British Royal Navy. When he learned of the conflict the English experienced in Zululand, Richards arrived with 250 men in support of his fellow countrymen. He also made a survey of the coast in 1879. In 1906, development of the area got underway with the founding of the Zululand Fisheries and the first ox wagon trek to the town of Empangeni. In 1928, Richards Bay got a hotel and a store, from which it gradually developed into the economic center of Northern Kwazulu-Natal. A new deep-water port inaugurated in 1976 is the second largest port in the country after Durban. In its wake, a number of large and small industries, hotels, shops and restaurants have sprung up, causing the town to develop at a record-breaking pace. The most important attractions however are found outside Richards Bay in the game reserves and cultural villages. For many visitors Zululand represents some of the "real" Africa, an area that covers much of central Kwazulu-Natal, including the port of Richard's Bay and the adjacent Hluhluwe Game Park. The region is dominated by the Zulu tribe; their customs, historical traditions and culture are evident throughout the region. The name Zulu derives from an early chief, whose descendants were called aba-kwa Zulu, or people of Zulu. Their capital is Ulundi, located north of the Tugela River. Much of Zululand comprises a scenic, hilly interior plus some coastal areas, where it is usually hot and humid.

Inhaca Island

Inhaca Island Mon 04 Apr 2022

Inhaca Island

Inhaca Island is a subtropical island of Mozambique off the East African coast. The main village is Inhaca, situated just over a kilometer from Inhaca Airport. Various tourist lodges are situated along the northwestern coastline

Silver Explorer, Silversea

At Sea Tue 05 Apr 2022

Silver Explorer, Silversea
Bazaruto Island, Mozambique

Bazaruto Wed 06 Apr 2022

Bazaruto Island, Mozambique

Bazaruto Island lies in Bazaruto National Park, off the coast of southern Mozambique. Resorts dot the island’s white beaches, and it’s known for marine life like turtles and dugong. The clear waters of Two Mile Reef are filled with colorful fish, reef sharks and moray eels, while the deeper area in Indigo Bay is home to sailfish and marlin. Traditional dhow boats run to nearby islands Santa Carolina and Benguerra.

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Santa Carolina Island Wed 06 Apr 2022

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Silver Explorer, Silversea

At Sea Thu 07 Apr 2022

Silver Explorer, Silversea
Ilha de Mozambique

Island of Mozambique, Mozambique Fri 08 Apr 2022

Ilha de Mozambique

The densely populated Mozambique Island is small at only 3 km (1.9 miles) long and less than 500 meters (650 yards) wide. The Portuguese had already settled here by 1507, and the oldest European building in the southern hemisphere is found on Mozambique Island: the Chapel of Nossa Senhora de Baluarte. Fort São Sebastião also dates back to the 16th century. Historical buildings on the northern side of the island include the Palace and Chapel of São Paulo, built in 1610 as a Jesuit College - later converted to be the Governor's Residence, and now a museum. As a result of its rich history and architectural remains, the Island of Mozambique is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The majority of the residents today live in reed houses in Makuti Town at the southern end of the island. In addition to the old Christian churches there are several mosques and even a Hindu temple on the island. For the last 55 years a 3 km (1.9 mile) bridge has connected the island to the mainland.

Silver Explorer, Silversea

At Sea Sat 09 Apr 2022

Silver Explorer, Silversea
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Ampangorinana, Nosy Komba, Madagascar Sun 10 Apr 2022

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Nosy Tanikely Sun 10 Apr 2022

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Antsiranana bay, Madagascar

Nosy Be/Nosy Komba, Madagascar Sun 10 Apr 2022

Antsiranana bay, Madagascar

Unique plants and animals, a staggeringly impressive landscape and inviting bays make Madagascar a must-see destination.

Nosy Hara , Madagascar

Nosy Hara , Madagascar Mon 11 Apr 2022

Nosy Hara , Madagascar

The Nosy Hara archipelago off the northern tip of Madagascar is made up of about 12 small islands surrounded by coral reefs. The sandy beaches show evidence of marine turtle nesting activity, and tagged turtles regularly haul their great bodies out of the surf to nest in the dry sand above the water line. The Nosy Hara archipelago is characterized by the unique rock formations of eroded limestone known as ‘tsingy’. On some islets the forest grows through this rock and onto the cliff faces themselves.

Assumption Island, Seychelles

Assumption Island Tue 12 Apr 2022

Assumption Island, Seychelles

Assumption (Assomption) Island is a small, crescent shaped island about 4.3 square miles (11.07 sq km) in size. Considered one of the Outer Seychelles Islands, Assumption is part of the Aldabra Group, lying approximately 600 miles (960 km) southwest of Mahé, in the Indian Ocean. These outer islands are not made from granite, like their larger sisters Mahé, Praslin or La Digue, but rather are coralline formations. Once a part of the French colony Réunion, then a member of the British Indian Ocean Territories, today Assumption is governed by the Seychelles.

Cruises to the Seychelles

Aldabra, Seychelles Wed 13 Apr 2022

Cruises to the Seychelles

Part of the Outer Islands of the Seychelles, Aldabra is reputedly the world’s second-largest atoll and has been described as “one of nature’s treasures” and a “sanctuary”. The inner lagoon teems with marine life like eagle rays and sea turtles. It is possible to snorkel and drift along with the tide passing in or out of the lagoon as massive numbers of fish come and go through the same channels. Narrow channels between fossilized coral islands are fringed in mangrove forests supporting large colonies of nesting boobies and Great Frigatebirds.

Silver Explorer, Silversea

At Sea Fri 15 Apr 2022

Silver Explorer, Silversea
Zanzibar, Tanzania

Zanzibar, Tanzania Sat 16 Apr 2022

Zanzibar, Tanzania

Zanzibar, known as the Spice Island, is separated from mainland Tanzania by a 22-mile-wide channel. The name itself evokes a romantic past that includes memories of great seafarers and explorers, and tales of famous deeds and great riches. To Zanzibar's shores came the Sumarians, Assyrians, Arabs, Chinese and Malays - all contributing to the island's turbulent history. From its shores, the great European explorers - Burton, Speke, Krapf and Livingstone - set out on their voyages of discovery to the mainland. The Portuguese were the first Europeans to arrive at Zanzibar in the 15th century, starting a reign of exploitation including the export of slaves and ivory. The island's main town, Stone Town or Zanzibar Town, on the west coast has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Center. The different nationalities that have settled in Zanzibar over the centuries have left a distinct mark on its people and architecture. Of special note are the ornate wooden doors and intricately carved balconies. Walking through the narrow streets of Stone Town the visitor catches a glimpse of the town's exotic life. A scent of cloves in the air serves as a reminder that this is indeed the Spice Island. At one time, Zanzibar supplied the world's tables with cloves. Today there are still plantations that cultivate a variety of spices, but the island's economy depends ever more on tourism. The warm waters of the Indian Ocean are a major draw for vacationers, encouraging such holiday activities as swimming, sailing and exploring beneath the ocean in unspoiled underwater parks.

What's included *

  • All-inclusive ultra-luxury expedition cruising aboard the ultra-luxurious Silver Explorer
  • All on board gratuities included
  • All-inclusive beverages throughout the ship, including select wines, premium spirits and more
  • Unlimited Wi-Fi
  • Butler service in every suite
  • Multiple restaurants, diverse cuisine, open-seating dining
  • 24-hour room service and in-suite dining
  • Guided Zodiac land and sea tours and shore side activities led by the expedition team
  • Expedition gear – parka, waterproof trousers, walking poles (rentals), rubber boots (rentals), expedition backpack and water bottle
  • Enrichment lectures by a highly qualified expedition team
  • An intimate and unique experience
  • ABTA & ATOL Protection
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Adventurer Suite

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Even guests who plan to spend only sleeping hours in their stateroom will appreciate the distinctive touches of this cosy suite. After spending the day on a dynamic shore excursion, unwind in the ample sitting area or rejuvenate the mind with a soak in the marbled bathroom’s tub. Here you can watch passing ocean scenes through two porthole windows. Reminisce the day’s travels by journaling at your writing desk. Watch a movie on the flat-screen television. Or fall sound asleep within the comfort of fine bed linens – with your choice of nine pillow types. One bedroom: 167 ft²/15 m² with 2 portholes Butler service Refrigerator and bar setup stocked with your preferences BVLGARI® bath amenities, plus a choice of other European brands A choice of pillows Personalised stationery Umbrella Direct dial telephone(s) 220-volt outlets Unlimited Standard Wifi Flat-screen television(s) with Interactive Media Library Two portholes Twin beds or queen-sized bed Marbled bathroom with shower Fitted wardrobe with personal safe Sitting area with writing desk Hair dryer Alarm with iHome docking station Plush Etro® bathrobe Champagne on arrival

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Explorer Suite

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Deck Four forward is home to eight Explorer Suites. Enjoy a separate sitting area and the passing scenery through a view window. Explorer Suites accommodate up to two guests and exude cosy opulence, perfect for unwinding after a day of exploring ashore. One bedroom: 190 ft² / 18 m² with view window Butler service Refrigerator and bar setup stocked with your preferences Luxury bath amenities Pillow menu Personalised stationery Umbrella Direct dial telephone(s) 220-volt outlets Unlimited Standard Wifi Flat-screen television(s) with Interactive Media Library View window Twin beds or queen-sized bed Marbled bathroom with shower Fitted wardrobe with personal safe Sitting area with writing desk Hair dryer Plush bathrobe Champagne on arrival

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Expedition Suite

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Settle in to sumptuous surroundings and feel instantly “at home”. The spacious floor plan is similar to a Silver Suite, but with two view windows. Expedition Suites can accommodate three guests. 388-397 sq ft / 36-37m2 with two view windows or two large picture windows All Expedition Suites feature: Butler service, champagne upon request, refrigerator and bar setup stocked with your beverage preferences, European bath amenities, fine bed linens and down duvets, premium mattresses, a choice of nine pillow types, spa robes and slippers, personalised stationery, umbrella, hair dryer, WiFi Internet access (fee applies) and daily suite service with nightly turndown. Two large picture windows (Deck 4 suites). Two view windows (Deck 3 suites). Living room (with convertible sofa to accommodate an additional guest). Twin beds or queen-sized bed. Marbled bathroom with full-sized bath and separate shower. Walk-in wardrobe with personal safe. Writing desk. Two flat screen televisions with interactive video, on-demand movies and music, and satellite news programming. Direct-dial telephone.

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Discoverer Suite

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Silver Suite available as a one-bedroom configuration or as two bedrooms by adjoining with adjacent Veranda Suite. Two French balconies with floor-to-ceiling glass doors (Silver Suite) Two large picture windows providing panoramic ocean views (Discoverer Suite) Two view windows (Expedition Suite) Living room (with convertible sofa to accommodate an additional guest) Sitting area Twin beds or queen-sized bed Marbled bathroom with full-sized bath and separate shower Walk-in wardrobe with personal safe Vanity table with hair dryer (Silver Suite) Writing desk(s) Flat screen television(s) with interactive video, on-demand movies and music,and satellite news programming Direct-dial telephone(s) WiFi Internet access (fee applies) Complimentary laundry service*

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Grand 1 Suite

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Expertly designed and exquisitely appointed. Ideal for entertaining friends while you cruise or enjoying a quiet dinner “at home”. One bedroom: 618 ft² / 57m² including a private balcony Butler service Refrigerator and bar setup stocked with your preferences Luxury bath amenities Pillow menu Personalised stationery Umbrella Direct dial telephone(s) 220-volt outlets Unlimited Premium Wifi Flat-screen television(s) with Interactive Media Library Balcony with patio fourniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors Living room with sitting area Twin beds or queen-sized bed Marbled bathroom with full-sized bath and separate shower Fitted wardrobe with personal safe Vanity table with hair dryer Writing desk Illy® espresso machine Daily canape service Dinner at officer's table Two hours of worldwide phone use from your suite, per voyage segment Plush bathrobe Laundry service throughout the voyage Champagne on arrival, with special welcome chocolates and fresh fruit stand

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Medallion Suite

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A mark of distinction. Sumptuous. Spacious. Rich textures and panoramic views surround you with distinguished luxury. The perfect summary of The Medallion Suite offered by the world’s best cruise line. One bedroom: 400 ft² / 37m² including a private balcony Butler service Refrigerator and bar setup stocked with your preferences Luxury bath amenities Pillow menu Personalised stationery Umbrella Direct dial telephone(s) 220-volt outlets Unlimited Premium Wifi Flat-screen television(s) with Interactive Media Library Balcony with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors Twin beds or queen-sized bed Marbled bathroom with full-sized bath and separate shower Fitted wardrobe with personal safe Sitting area with writing desk Vanity table with hair dryer Afternoon canapés upon request Dinner at officer’s table Plush bathrobe Laundry service throughout the voyage Illy Espresso machine Champagne on arrival, with special welcome chocolates and fresh fruit stand

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Owner's 1 Suite

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The name says it all. A stylish apartment. Prestigious and classic. For those who seek the superlative level of space, comfort and service on board. For those who expect the finest from a luxury cruise. One bedroom: 728 ft² / 67m² including private balcony Butler service Refrigerator and bar setup stocked with your preferences Luxury bath amenities Pillow menu Personalised stationery Umbrella Direct dial telephone(s) 220-volt outlets Unlimited Premium Wifi Flat-screen television(s) with Interactive Media Library Balcony with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors Living room with sitting area Twin beds or queen-sized bed Marbled bathroom with full-sized bath and separate shower Fitted wardrobe with personal safe Vanity table with hair dryer Writing desk Illy® espresso machine Daily canape service Dinner at officer's table Two hours of worldwide phone use from your suite, per voyage segment Plush bathrobe Laundry service throughout the voyage Champagne on arrival, with special welcome chocolates and fresh fruit stand

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Silver Suite

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Spacious, with a welcoming sitting area, a marbled bathroom and your own private balcony. Silver Suites can accommodate three guests. One bedroom: 422 ft² / 39m² including 2 French balconies Butler service Refrigerator and bar setup stocked with your preferences Luxury bath amenities Pillow menu Personalised stationery Umbrella Direct dial telephone(s) 220-volt outlets Unlimited Premium Wifi Flat-screen television(s) with Interactive Media Library Two French balconies with floor-to-ceiling glass doors Living room (with convertible sofa to accommodate an additional guest) Twin beds or queen-sized bed Marbled bathroom with full-sized bath and separate shower Fitted wardrobe with personal safe Vanity table with hair dryer Sitting area with writing desk Afternoon canapés upon request Dinner at officer's table Plush bathrobe Laundry service throughout the voyage Champagne on arrival, with special welcome chocolates and fresh fruit stand

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Vista Suite

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A quiet sanctuary. The suite’s sitting area has plenty of room to relax while on your cruise. Large picture windows frame panoramic ocean views. The perfect backdrop for breakfast in bed. One bedroom: 192 ft² / 18m² with large picture window Butler service Refrigerator and bar setup stocked with your preferences BVLGARI® bath amenities, plus a choice of other European brands A choice of pillows Personalised stationery Umbrella Direct dial telephone(s) 220-volt outlets Unlimited Standard Wifi Flat-screen television(s) with Interactive Media Library Large picture window providing panoramic ocean views Twin beds or queen-sized bed Marbled bathroom with shower Fitted wardrobe with personal safe Sitting area with writing desk Hair dryer Alarm with iHome docking station Plush Etro® bathrobe Champagne on arrival

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Veranda Suite

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A Silversea cruise signature, complete with floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open onto a private balcony. One bedroom: 216 ft² / 20 m² including a french balcony Butler service Refrigerator and bar setup stocked with your preferences Luxury bath amenities Pillow menu Personalised stationery Umbrella Direct dial telephone(s) 220-volt outlets Unlimited Standard Wifi Flat-screen television(s) with Interactive Media Library French balcony with floor-to-ceiling glass doors Twin beds or queen-sized bed Marbled bathroom with shower Fitted wardrobe with personal safe Sitting area with writing desk Hair dryer Plush bathrobe Champagne on arrival

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View Suite

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Welcoming and comfortable, the View Suite provides a relaxing haven for even the utmost adventure-seeking guests. Complete a day spent exploring onshore with an evening unwinding in the comfort of your sitting area. Capture passing ocean scenes through your view window. Freshen up in your beautiful marbled bathroom before enjoying an elegant onboard dinner. Or cozy up under fine bed linens to watch an on-demand movie on the flat-screen television. Fall asleep easily, dreaming of the incredible experiences that await you the following day. One bedroom: 192 ft² / 18m² with view window Butler service Refrigerator and bar setup stocked with your preferences BVLGARI® bath amenities, plus a choice of other European brands A choice of pillows Personalised stationery Umbrella Direct dial telephone(s) 220-volt outlets Unlimited Standard Wifi Flat-screen television(s) with Interactive Media Library View window Twin beds or queen-sized bed Marbled bathroom with shower Fitted wardrobe with personal safe Sitting area with writing desk Hair dryer Alarm with iHome docking station Plush Etro® bathrobe Champagne on arrival

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The Ship - Silver Explorer

  • Occupancy144
  • Tonnage6,072 tons
  • Length354 ft (107.90 m)
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With 20-brand new Zodiacs, four superlative restaurants in Antarctica and a pole to pole expedition itinerary, Silver Cloud really does break the ice between expedition and luxury. Silversea’s purpose-built luxury Silver Explorer expedition cruise ship has been designed specifically for navigating waters in some of the world’s most remote destinations, including both of earth’s polar regions. A strengthened hull with a Lloyd’s Register ice-class notation (1A) for passenger vessels enables the Silver Explorer Expedition Cruise Ship to safely push through ice floes with ease. A fleet of 12 Zodiac boats allows Silversea Expedition guests to visit even the most off-the-beaten path locations and an expert Expedition Team provides insight and understanding to each unforgettable Silver Explorer luxury cruise adventure.

Experience the Difference

  • Our ABTA membership & ATOL license protects all our package or tailormade holidays booked through ROL Cruise so you can book with confidence knowing you are fully protected
  • Award winning Cruise Miles® loyalty programme; with over 400,000 UK members
  • Winners of more than 50 Cruise Awards over the last 5 years
  • The UK's No.1 Independent Cruise Specialist; delivering impartial advice
  • Customer satisfaction at 98% and a Feefo score of 4.8/5.
  • Expert staff with over 1,000 years of combined travel expertise offering 5★ service
  • Flexible Payment Options Available
  • Celebrating our 25th year as a cruise-only specialist
  • Key strategic partner with the major cruise lines
  • Voted The UK & Ireland's No.1 Ocean Cruise Specialist in TTG's 2020 Top 50 Travel Agencies Awards
  • Ambassadors representing us and guiding our customers onboard and at key locations on their holidays

Frequently Asked Questions about Silversea

Does Silversea have a flexible cancellation policy?

Yes, Silversea does have a flexible cancellation policy.

You will be able to cancel your cruise up to 30 days prior to departure for all voyages until 31st December 2021 without penalties, when selecting a Future Cruise Credit.

This is applicable for all bookings made by 8pm 31st May 2021.

Terms & conditions apply. Excludes exclusive Reader Offers Limited Package Holidays.


Last updated: 14.05.2021

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