Silversea Announces New Ship, Plus On Silver Explorer, Two Voyages, The Arctic & Greenland, & Silversea's Free Wi-Fi

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A Surprise: Silversea Cruises Announces Silver Muse

Silversea Cruises will launch a new flagship, the Silver Muse, to be delivered in the spring of 2017. The new ultra-luxury ship is being built by Fincantieri and at 40,000 gross tons, will accommodate 596 guests. The new vessel represent an evolution of the Silver Spirit, enhancing the small-ship intimacy and spacious all-suite accommodations that are the hallmarks of the Silversea experience.

Read more.

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Live Voyage Reports: Silver Explorer From The Arctic This Week & Greenland In August

Follow Aaron Saunders and Ralph Grizzle as they cruise the Arctic and Greenland on two voyages on Silver Explorer. From July 2 through July 12, Aaron will be on an "Expedition Svalbard: Tromso to Longyearbyen" on Silver Explorer. Beginning August 27, Ralph reports from Greenland as Silver Explorer sails on a seven-day voyage roundtrip from Kangerlussuaq.

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Join Me On A Silversea Voyage To Greenland On Silver Explorer

Wanna meet up? Why not Greenland? I'm headed there August 27, 2015, for a seven-day expedition on Silver Explorer. This is the perfect trip to couple with a longer Baltic itinerary roundtrip Copenhagen. That's because flying from the Danish capital is the easiest way to get to and from Greenland.

Of course, you'll need to check with your favorite cruise seller to see if there is still space remaining on Silversea Expeditions Voyage 7519. Then do a little research for Baltic cruises to marry with the expedition. No need to worry about packing winter gear for Greenland: Silversea gives you a complimentary Silversea-branded parka that will keep you warm out among the icebergs, and there will be plenty of those.

If you can't make it, then at least follow along here on Avid Cruiser as I file daily reports from our voyage.

The Silversea expedition will mark my third trip to Greenland, and I hope it's not my last. Anything but green (80 percent of Greenland is covered in ice), the world's largest island is part of the North American continent, but it is connected to Europe. An autonomous country within the Kingdom of Denmark, Greenland is a fascinating place, and there's no better way to experience than on a Silversea expedition.

Here's what Silversea is promising on this voyage:

Read more and check out some gorgeous photos of Greenland.

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No Excuse To Stay Home: Silversea To Roll Out Free Wi-Fi, Plus Extra Amenities For Asia Cruises

At last, staying connected while at sea is getting easier - and cheaper. Beginning with voyages departing in January 2016, Silversea will serve up "the most comprehensive Wi-Fi package ever offered by a luxury cruise line," according to Silversea. The program extends to all guests, in all suites and public spaces, on all cruises, even on Silversea's fine fleet of expedition vessels.

Operating Wi-Fi is costly for cruise operators, so this offer has some teeth to it, but it does have a few caveats. While every guest will enjoy at least one hour of free Wi-Fi per day, unlimited free Wi-Fi will be available to guests sailing in the Owner's, Grand, Royal, Silver and Medallion suites on the line's ocean ships, and as follows for expedition ships:

• Silver Explorer: Owner's, Grand, Silver, Medallion, and Expedition suites

• Silver Galapagos: Silver, Deluxe Veranda, and Veranda suites

• Silver Discoverer: Medallion, Veranda, and Vista suites

Silversea's all-suite ships feature stem-to-stern Wi-Fi, in port and at sea, enabling guests to access the Internet on their personal devices in public spaces and suites, or on the computers in the Internet cafés available on all ocean ships and on Silver Explorer.

The 2016 free Wi-Fi service will join an array of included amenities that already features: open-seating gourmet dining; butler service for all suites; Champagne, select wines, premium spirits, specialty coffees, bottled water, juices and soft drinks; in-suite bar stocked with guests' preferences; in-suite dining and 24-hour dining service (from a formal dinner ordered from The Restaurant menu and served in-suite, to lighter fare served in attended lounges); lecture and enrichment programs; roundtrip transportation into town (in most ports); and onboard gratuities (exclusive of spa treatments).

Read Silver Shadow To Offer A Few Additional Amenities In Asia.

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Six Tips To Extract More Joy From Your Cruise

In this free special report, I’ve put together a half dozen actionable items that can make the difference between cruise vacations that are memorable and others that fail to measure up to all you had hoped they would be. I’ve cruised on hundreds of ships, as a solo traveler and with family and friends.  — Ralph Grizzle, The Avid Cruiser

Click to download the report.

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