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February 23, 2022

Silversea Cruises Launches South American Grand Voyage

The 71-day cruise will be aboard one of the most eco-friendly cruise ships ever built.

By Kim Ayling

With cruises back in a big way following nearly two years’ worth of disruption, Silversea has unveiled details of its latest Grand Voyage itinerary, which will take guests on a 71-day day journey through the mesmerizing sights of Central and South America.

Setting sail from Fort Lauderdale on January 4, 2024, the Grand Voyage cruise takes guests around the entire coast of South America, calling at some of the continent’s most iconic destinations. With a focus on immersing guests in the incomparably vibrant culture of Central and South America, each stop has been carefully chosen, with some unrivaled experiences to be expected on land.

Highlights include a traditional folklore show in the Panama Canal, a bespoke heritage tour at Callao Monumental, a visit to the Peruvian city of Lima, a stop at Buenos Aires, a maiden call to Ilhabela, exploring Ushuaia at South America’s southernmost tip, and an evening with the Bridgetown polo players and an extended stay at Rio di Janeiro. During this three-day stop, guests will have the chance to discover one of the biggest events on the city’s calendar with front-row tickets to Rio Carnival.

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Silva Nova is one of the most environmentally friendly cruise ships in the world / ©Silversea Cruises

The culture doesn’t stop on land, however, with Silversea’s celebrated Sea And Land Taste program (SALT) capturing the flavors of South America and recreating them onboard for the all-inclusive food offering, using carefully selected local ingredients and time-honored culinary traditions and techniques.

As well as cruising through oceans, the Silversea Grand Voyage South America will take a turn inland during one of the final legs of its journey to explore the meandering Amazon River. Here guests will be able to marvel at the diverse natural wonder that is the Amazon Rainforest, with once-in-a-lifetime wildlife spottings aplenty.

Grand Voyage South America guests will be among the first in the world to experience the all-new Silva Nova. Hailed as one of the most environmentally friendly cruise ships in the world thanks to her advanced hybrid technology, Silva Nova has the unique ability to be completely emission-free at port, setting a new standard in sustainable cruises.

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The cruise includes a three-day stop in Rio di Janeir0 / ©Getty

And, for the first time ever, this cruise – and all following Silversea Grand Voyage cruises – will include round-trip business class flights as part of the operator’s impeccable door-to-door service. Onboard, guests are spoilt for choice with accommodations, with Silversea having recently announced seven new suite categories, including the ultra-premium aft suites, which feature a host of luxurious features and amenities.

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“Curated by our destination experts, our new South America Grand Voyage 2024 – hosted aboard the pioneering Silver Nova – will link the continent’s most enriching experiences for our well-traveled guests,” says Barbara Muckermann, chief commercial officer, Silversea Cruises. “From three overnights to celebrate Rio de Janeiro’s famous carnival to an exclusive evening at Manaus’ beautiful opera house in the heart of the Amazon Rainforest, the range of experiences on offer with this once-in-a-lifetime voyage is unique.”

Door-to-Door all-inclusive Grand Voyage South America cruise packages from £41,900 ($56,927)

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Silversea having recently announced seven new suite categories, including the ultra-premium aft suites / ©Silversea Cruises

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