Silversea’s Newly Announced Summer 2025 Itineraries Introduce Dozens of Intriguing New Ports
Add to inventive ship designs and industry-leading luxury amenities the third ingredient in Silversea’s recipe for an unrivaled cruise experience: its surprising destinations. Here is a look at these new-to-Silversea ports of call.
The European continent is a magnet for seasoned travelers and for cruise ships. passengers, These 10 new-to-Silversea ports include stops in Northern Europe, remote villages of the British Isles, scenic sailing through Greece as well as charming, less-touristed Italian treasures.
If you’re looking for a mind-bending fjord experience, you will find it n Arnarfjordur, the second-largest fjord of Iceland’s Wesfjords and home to the Dynjandi (meaning “thunderous”) waterfall pictured at the top of the page. Interested in Icelandic folklore (or a fan of “The Witcher”)? This fjord is said to be occupied by monsters and sorcerers.
Langanes Peninsula, Iceland
Iceland’s Langanes Peninsula is considered one of the most remote regions in an already remote country. Langanes, popular with birdwatchers and fans of Marvel’s “Thor,” is home to unique viewing platforms where you can glimpse gannet bird nests as well as a legendary harbor created by Mjolnir, the hammer of Thor, at the beginning of time.
The Dingle Peninsula stretches 30 miles into the ocean along Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way. It is dominated by a majestic mountain range and the continuing practice of native Gaelic, which visitors will encounter in Dingle’s villages. Among its lofty accolades, National Geographic has called it “the most beautiful place on Earth.”
Inisheer, Aran Islands, Ireland
The setting for the award-winning film “Banshees of Inisherin” is mythical, although the island of Inisheer (Inis Oirr) is real. The smallest of Ireland’s Aran Islands, Inisheer is reminiscent of its cinematic counterpart as a remote fishing village with a limestone-specked landscape and a traditional Irish community that still gathers to play music at the pub. In the distance, visitors can admire the Cliffs of Moher.
Moidart, together with three other islands, forms the Rough Bounds region in Scotland’s West Highlands. It’s everything you would expect of a mysterious Scottish isle: moody bogs, sweeping grasslands and an ancient fortress from the 13th century.
Portland, an island on the Jurassic Coast of Dorset, is small but mighty. Its 4-by-1.5 miles is a testament to its wild, rugged beauty. Maritime history looms large on this tiny British island, which has three lighthouses, a museum and pirate folklore. The coveted stone of Portland has been quarried and used as far and wide as the United Nations headquarters in New York City.
Crotone is a Calabrian diamond on the Ionian Sea. Featuring a 16th-century castle, a National Archaeological Museum and Michelin-starred dining, this port is an exceptional blend of ancient charms and modern elegance.
On the 2023 list of Time Magazine’s World’s Greatest Places, Pantelleria is hailed as “Italy’s new island destination.” Between Sicily and Tunisia, this volcanic island will win over newcomers with its North African influences and laid-back Mediterranean lifestyle. Pantelleria Island National Park, opened in 2016 and spans most of Pantelleria.
Porto Carras, Greece
Developed on nearly 4,500 acres of gardens on the Sithonia Peninsula, Porto Carras is a five-star resort dominating the coastline just outside Thessaloniki. Guests can cycle through seaside pine forests, swim in secluded coves or recline with a glass of wine made from a local Greek vineyard.
Cruising Mount Athos, Greece
Silversea guests are in for a treat during their voyage in the North Aegean Sea off Greece’s Athos Peninsula. This scenic sail day traces the cliffs of the towering, walled Mount Athos monasteries. It’s difficult to access by foot so the ancient architecture of Mount Athos is perhaps best observed from the water.
It’s tough to get more remote than the paradisical if scattered islands and nations of Oceania, the collective name for the numerous South Pacific islands. Long a cruise pioneer in these waters, Silversea marks seven new enticing ports of call across six countries for its 2025-2026 season.
Rotuma Island, Fiji
Rotuma, an island dependency of Fiji, was once known as Grenville by the British navy, which landed here during its search for the HMS Bounty mutineers. Rotuma is a volcanic island surrounded by eight islets and is known for its woven mats.
Niuatoputapu, in northernmost Tonga, also known as Keppel Island, is just 6 square miles. This volcanic island is known for its production of limes, breadfruit and copra (the flesh of a coconut). The administrative capital of the Niuas group of islands is here in the village of Hihifo.
The Nukufetau Atoll is part of the island nation of Tuvalu in the South Pacific Ocean. An area rife with seabirds and lagoons, Nukufetau and its resilient residents have also been the victims of land degradation after development during WWII as well as natural disasters resulting from climate change.
This seaside resort town has more than just soft sand on offer; Robe is brimming with art galleries, a local coffee shop, brewery and eateries specializing in the resident special, crayfish. Head to the Cape Dombey Obelisk for an unbeatable view.
Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Australia
In the Timor Sea in the Northern Territory of Australia, the two Tiwi Islands (Bathurst and Melville) are about 50 miles northwest of Darwin. You’ll land at Bathurst, a densely wooded 1,000-square-mile island that has been inhabited by Aboriginal people for thousands of years.
Northport, Marsden Point, New Zealand
A deep-water port in Marsden Point, Northport gives visitors access to Whangarei, the northernmost city in New Zealand. The city is home to native Māori people, as well as a volcanic dome, river and waterfall. This port is about 90 miles from downtown Auckland.
Asau is a village on the northwest coast of Savai’i Island in Samoa. Its history includes an 18th-century volcanic eruption and a series of fires in 1998 and 2008, though today the village offers one of the best harbors in Samoa and a notable coral reef. The breakwater along the bay is an old American World War II airstrip.
Indonesia’s Raja Ampat and Beyond
It’s not easy to find out much about these Indonesian islands, or pulau, But that may be why Raja Ampat, in West Papua, remains a kind of utopia, where hundreds of jungle-covered islands are bordered by unspoiled beaches and marine-rich coral reefs. It’s here, where the Pacific and Indian Oceans converge, that Silversea guests will be treated to the unmatched beauty of five new ports of call.
Semau is an island off the southern tip of Timor-Leste. Unwind with a fresh coconut on an isolated beach surrounded by pine trees. The closest town is a boat ride away in Kupang.
Hoga Island in Wakatobi National Park is in the center of the Coral Triangle, considered one of the most biodiverse regions in the world — and certainly in the Indo-Pacific. The chance to view coral and other incredible marine species is a must on the call to this Indonesian port in the Banda Sea off East Sulawesi.
Momon, in West Papua, feels like a well-kept secret. It contains a forest that rises from the coast. resulting in a remarkable waterfall and lush greenery oozing with orchids. Aquatic explorers might find oceanic mantas, garden eels and carpet sharks, so named because the patterns on their bodies sometimes look like carpet patterns.
Pianemo Island, also referred to as Penemu, is home to several scenic viewpoints overlooking its lagoons and neighboring islands. Like the rest of Raja Ampat, many of the islets are dotted throughout sparkling, crystal-clear waters in Pianemo, and visitors can book a guided snorkel or dive tour to swim with the local population of manta rays.
Gam is one of the largest islands in Raja Ampat. It has five villages and a coastline of about 77 miles. The interior is hilly and jagged. You’ll find villages and snorkel and dive opportunities all around the coast.
Heading north to Canada, Silversea’s expedition-style Arctic itineraries will make inaugural calls on two locations in Nunavut. Known for its indigenous Inuit culture and wildlife — including polar bears and narwhals — it’s a region of the world that will leave a lasting impression.
Prince Leopold Island, Nunavut
This island is a migratory bird sanctuary near the High Arctic Nunavut communities of Arctic Bay and Resolute in the Qikiqtaaluk region. Visitors have the special chance to view what’s considered one of the most important multi-species seabird colonies in the Arctic, designated as a Canadian Important Bird Area.
Fecham Bay, Nunavut
Off Buchan Gulf on Baffin Island, Fecham (also spelled Feacham) Bay is home to a plant-rich tundra surrounded by weather-worn cliffs. Above the beach are the ruins of a small Thule settlement (ancestors of modern Inuit) that date back 500 years.
In this already immaculate and biodiverse region of Ecuador, Silversea is expanding its reach with a new place to harbor off Santa Cruz Island and a visit to Isla Lobos, both in the Galápagos.
Bahía Bowditch and Isla Lobos
Bahía Bowditch is on Santa Cruz island (the same island as the Charles Darwin Research Station). Silversea guests will find a small, white-sand beach when they land at Bahía Bowditch. Expect the waters here to be crowded with vibrant fish; snorkelers and swimmers can view parrotfish, black-striped salema and plenty more.
Isla Lobos reportedly is a good place for snorkeling and for spotting sea lions. Sometimes, those sea lions will join you as you skim across the water. As with all animals, keep your distance; these are residents, not playthings.