A luxury cruise line had such intense demand for a five-month long cruise journey, it sold out in a single day.
Luxury cruise line Silversea says it has sold every spot on its 139-day cruise around the world, set to sail around the southern hemisphere in 2023.
The Monaco-based line, which is owned by Royal Caribbean, announced this week the quick bookings for the “South Side Story – All the World’s a Stage” trip as the most successful in the brand’s history.
The Silver Shadow ship will depart Sydney on January 10, 2023, making stops in 66 destinations in 34 countries on five continents, with a final destination of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, set for May 28.
“We are delighted to have seen unprecedented demand for our World Cruise 2023, South Side Story, which sold out within hours of its general opening,” Silversea president Roberto Martinoli said in a press release.
“The most successful World Cruise launch in the history of our cruise line, this triumph pays testament to the strong demand we are seeing in the market, particularly from affluent, sophisticated travellers.”
First stops of the 139-day itinerary include calls in Tasmania, New Zealand, Melanesia, Micronesia, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Bangkok and Singapore. From there, the Silver Shadow will cruise to Mahé, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, the Maldives, and explore more of the Seychelles.
Travellers will experience Cape Town in South Africa, Tanzania, Madagascar, Mauritius, Réunion and Zanzibar, a UNESCO-listed World Heritage Site.
The luxury liner will cruise along the west coast of Africa to Dakar, hitting Namibia. Angola, and Ghana, among others.
Across the Atlantic, travellers will be treated to an epic cruise on the Amazon River, a first for Silversea. Visiting two river towns in Brazil and Île Royale in French Guiana, the Silver Shadow will tour the Caribbean, stopping in Mayreau, St. John’s, Gustavia, and San Juan, before reaching Florida.
As expected, this grand tour of the Southern Hemisphere costs a pretty penny. Fares for the 2023 world cruise range from $74,000 ($AU97,600) to $278,000 ($AU366,700) per guest, based on double occupancy.
The luxury Silver Shadow, which was recently refurbished, has a capacity of 388 guests.
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