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Top 7 excursions on Silversea’s Summer 2025 voyage collection

Silversea Cruises® has opened an exclusive pre-sale on a new collection of 206 voyages for summer 2025 — set to depart between March and November 2025. An expression of the brand’s destination leadership, the new voyage collection includes some of the most diverse regional offerings in ultra-luxury cruising, with multiple ships calling in hidden gems and iconic cities. Expanding its global coverage — which includes well over 900 destinations, more than any other cruise line — Silversea’s 12 ships will unlock 409 destinations in 60 countries in summer 2025, including 24 maiden calls.

Here are the top 7 excursions that you can look forward to on Silversea’s Summer 2025 voyage collection:

Mediterranean: Garden-to-table experience in Souda Bay, Crete

Immerse yourself in Greek culture, culinary traditions, history, and architecture on this memorable journey to artisan wine-makers, and Chania Town. Explore Chania’s Old Town that teems with picturesque views, charming architecture and the massive Agora covered market. Then make the scenic trip to the artisanal Anoskeli Winery for a tour and tasting.

Mediterranean voyage: Picnic with a view, wine and focaccia in Portofino

Live Portofino like an insider: go beyond the touristy “piazzetta” and immerse yourself in the natural reserve of the famous Monte di Portofino, which dominates the Gulf. This is an exclusive enclave, accessible only via special vehicles, through a private road through the woods. Let them take you all the way to the top, where you will enjoy the best views of the sea and an unforgettable tasting and cooking experience (with wood fired oven baked focaccia!) among the olive groves, vineyards and beehives of eco-farm La Portofinese.

Arctic & Greenland voyage: Zodiac beluga whale tour in Churchill, Manitoba

Get up close to the beautiful beluga whales and also see an important part of Canada’s history at the Prince of Wales Fort. On the zodiac ride, you will be surrounded by beluga whales, and learn about their biology. Step inside Fort Prince of Wales to admire the strength of this stone structure that has been standing guard for 250 years at the mouth of the Churchill River.

Arctic & Greenland voyage: Inuit art and culture with a local community in Cape Dorset

Cape Dorset is well known for its printmaking. Visit the printmakers and carvers of the region. Visit the Kenojuak Art Centre for a stonecut print demonstration, and see the incredible Cape Dorset Inuit Art Gallery, with its sculptures and carvings.

Northern Europe and British Isles voyage: Island fjord taste in Bergen, Norway

Explore the exquisite beauty surrounding Bergen as you enjoy a leisurely boat ride taking you to a remote island where your chef awaits you for a memorable culinary adventure with tastes from the fjord. Highlights include stunning fjord views, ocean breeze, visit to a remote island, eating fresh produce, learning about local “naustkultur”.

The Kimberley Coast voyage: Explore Montgomery Reef

Montgomery Reef, which is some 300 square kilometers in size, can show an amazing tidal change of up to 8 meters. When the tide drops, the reef seems to rise out of the water. At low tide a river is exposed, that allows access to an amazing semi-submerged world. Zodiac Cruise at Montgomery Reef, once described by Sir David Attenborough as “One of the greatest natural wonders of the world”.


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Grand Mediterranean voyage: The magic of Cappadocia, Istanbul

Disembark the ship for the flight to Turkey’s Magical Centre, Cappadocia. Fairy Chimney’s and clay sculptures await in this whimsical landscape. After a restful evening, take to the skys high above Cappadocia from your hot air balloon before the return flight to Istanbul later that afternoon.

Paul Johnson

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  1. The days of thousands of passengers disembarking and getting onto a fleet of coaches to do the same excursion seem to be long gone. Cruise companies are realising that we are all individuals with different interests.

    1. We found that was a problem on the cruises that we’ve been on. One way to get round the school trip feel is to take a tour with a local company or taxi driver when you get off the ship. The problem with those is that the quality is so variable and you end up being taken to the driver’s uncle’s cafe / gift shop / restaurant. It seems to me that Silverseas are on the case and giving us cruisers what we want.

  2. There are some very unusual excursions here. I’d love visit the Inuit Art Gallery, it would be fascinating to walk around the sculptures and carvings. A real mind-opening experience.

  3. There are some real bucket list experiences on offer here. To be honest on the last cruise that I did I frequently felt spoilt for choice on the excursions on offer.

  4. We’re committed Silverseas regulars. We’ve sailed with them several times and loved every minute of our cruises. This programme shows how they’re going from strength to strength.

  5. Ever since my wife watched that ITV drama series Portofino she’s said that her dream holiday destination would be Portofino.

    Having wine and a picnic taking in the Portofino views as part of a Silverseas cruise would be a dream way of seeing the place.

  6. When I read through this list of amazing excursions I can understand why some of my friends are so addicted to cruising. Some of these things are bucket-list experiences but when those days get packaged up with fantastic food and great evening entertainment it really all makes for an experience that is hard to resist. I’ve only actually done 2 cruises myself but I’m definitely getting the cruise bug.

  7. I’ve heard critical comments from people who are cynical about the number of new cruise ships that are being launched. Then when you read a post like this you can see why demand for cruising, especially at the luxury end, continues to grow. I really can’t think of many people who wouldn’t want to do a Dilverseas cruise.

  8. I don’t wish to sound ungrateful as the food and service is always fabulous on cruises but I always like getting away from the ship for a meal. And could you do any better than a pic in overlooking Portofino ?

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