Silversea To Launch Its First-Ever Expedition Voyages To South Africa

Silversea, renowned for its luxury cruises, is set to embark on its first-ever expedition voyages to South Africa in March and April 2024.


  • The expedition cruises aboard the Silver Cloud will offer travelers highly curated, all-inclusive voyages that span the entire South African coast.
  • These pioneering sailings promise to unlock incredible experiences, taking guests to lesser-explored destinations and connecting them with the region’s rich culture and wildlife.
  • One of the key highlights of these expeditions is the visit to the historic Port Nolloth, a first for any cruise ship.
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Silversea’s foray into South Africa represents a milestone in luxury expedition cruising. With meticulously curated itineraries, immersive experiences, and the expertise of Silversea’s expedition team, these voyages promise to provide travelers with an unforgettable exploration of South Africa’s coastal wonders.


The Silver Cloud, Silversea’s first ship to be converted into an expedition ship, combines comfort and adventure in a luxurious package. Its spacious suites, destination itineraries, and unmatched service make it truly special. With four dining options, including The Grill, La Dame, La Terrazza, and The Restaurant, guests can indulge in a variety of culinary delights while enjoying breath-taking ocean views.


With 80% of suites featuring a veranda, guests can even witness the awe-inspiring sight of breaching whales from the comfort of their balconies. Image: Silversea

Guests will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the fascinating culture of the fishing community in Langebaan and explore the vibrant city of Cape Town. These tailored expedition experiences will allow travelers to form meaningful connections with lesser-visited communities through cultural exchanges ashore, all while accompanied by Silversea’s leading expedition team.


The ship’s design ensures an intimate and personalized experience. With a crew-to-guest and space-to-guest ratio among the highest in the industry, Silver Cloud offers unrivaled attention and comfort. Equipped with 20 zodiacs and 10 kayaks, guests have almost limitless possibilities for exploration and adventure.


Silversea’s oceanview suites are renowned for their spaciousness, offering guests a luxurious and comfortable retreat during their voyage. With the highest service ratio at sea, each suite is attended to by a dedicated butler. Additionally, nearly all suites feature a private teak veranda, allowing guests to breathe in the fresh sea air and enjoy stunning views at their leisure. Booking early not only rewards guests with the best fares but also allows them to select their desired suite.


Silversea Cruises is one of five cruise brands owned by global cruise company Royal Caribbean Group, one of the leading cruise companies in the world with a global fleet of 64 ships traveling to approximately 1’000 destinations around the world. Image: Silversea

Silversea offers two exceptional expedition cruises along Southern Africa’s coastline, each spanning 12-days and visiting nine ports across two countries. The first cruise, from Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth) in South Africa to Maputo in Mozambique, takes travelers on a journey through Southern Africa’s natural and cultural diversity. From sunset safaris in Gqeberha to exploring Maputo’s well-preserved Portuguese colonial architecture, guests will experience the country’s remarkable landscapes and history.


The second expedition cruise, from Walvis Bay to Gqeberha, starts in Namibia’s Walvis Bay and ventures into the dazzling diversity of South Africa. Highlights of this voyage include an overnight stay in Cape Town, swimming in the pristine waters of Mossel Bay, and discovering the game parks of East London. The journey concludes with a sail past the iconic Cape of Good Hope and an overnight stay in Gqeberha, known as the ‘Windy City’ or the ‘Friendly City’.


Whether observing the abundant wildlife or engaging with local communities, the Silversea expeditions to South Africa promise a unique and enriching adventure for discerning travelers seeking the perfect blend of luxury and discovery.


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