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The Nova way to discover Australia and NZ with Silversea

Silver Nova is more than a new ship by Silversea, it is a ‘Nova way’ of luxury travel, debuting in Australasia in Summer 2024.

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Silversea has an incredible 30-year legacy of unparalleled destination knowledge, all-inclusive luxury, and the highest staff-to-guest ratio at sea. This is paired with an authentic passion to offer a new vision of luxury for their guests sailing to over 900 destinations across all seven continents.

Debuted in 2023, Silversea’s latest feat, Silver Nova, introduces an entirely new take on luxury at sea. The ship’s innovative design, which prizes openness over symmetry and incorporates an unprecedented use of glass, immerses guests into the destination from virtually all venues and suites, with far-reaching views at every turn.

Picture yourself soaking in the sun on Silver Nova’s reimagined pool deck which blissfully overlooks the water, as you sail through the dramatic scenery of New Zealand’s pristine Milford Sound region.

One of the most spacious cruise ships ever built, Silver Nova has the highest space-to-guest ratio in Silversea’s fleet, along with one of the most personalised levels of service at sea with a crew-to-guest ratio of 1:1.3, including butler service for all suites.

Guests have a choice of 13 different suite categories, all with a private veranda – the largest variety of suites in Silversea’s history, and among the most spacious accommodations of any cruise ship. The largest, most indulgent suite option is the all-new 123m2 Otium Suite, with floor-to-ceiling windows providing 270-degree panoramic ocean views and a luxurious private whirlpool on the veranda.

Guests sailing on board Silver Nova will also enjoy the largest selection of bars, restaurants, and lounges in ultra-luxury cruising; Otium, Silversea’s Roman-inspired wellness program, and its innovative culinary program, Sea and Land Taste (S.A.L.T.).

Grounded in the philosophy and traditions of the ancient Roman lifestyle, Silversea’s Otium wellness program offers guests unprecedented moments.

A Nova way to cruise this summer

All-new Silver Nova makes her debut in Australasia between November 2024 and February 2025, returning down under again for the 2025-26 summer.

This is an exciting opportunity to explore the Great Barrier Reef, wild nature in Tasmania, or cosmopolitan cities and cellar doors in New Zealand. And with several enticing ports of departure, you’ll have the chance to enjoy a short city break before embarking on your ultra-luxury cruise.

Among cruises on Silver Nova are 16-day Cairns-Sydney, Sydney-Auckland, Auckland-Sydney, and Auckland-Melbourne itineraries, as well as a final 18-day Melbourne-Singapore cruise.

A 16-day Sydney-Auckland cruise departing 5 January 2025 sails to Tasmania as well as New Zealand. An unusual port of call is Bluff, New Zealand’s southernmost town. The most exhilarating excursion option here might be Stewart Island, reached on a short flight. This pristine environment is wild and windswept, with notable populations of brown kiwis and rare yellow-eyed penguins. 

Want it all? Consider the 32-day Cairns-Auckland voyage on Silver Nova departing on 18 November 2024. This terrifically roundabout route takes you down Australia’s east coast to the blustery beauty of Tasmania and Kangaroo Island, as well as providing a comprehensive cruise in New Zealand.

Highlights are hard to pick on such a varied itinerary. You’ll encounter the penguins, koalas, and fur seals on Phillip Island, and admire the splendours of Doubtful Sound’s majestic mountains and waterfall-draped cliffs.

New culinary adventure awaits

Silver Nova is all about choice, whether it’s the ship’s 13 different suite categories – some entirely new for Silversea – or treatments available in the sophisticated Otium Spa, whose décor is inspired by ancient Roman baths. The range of dining is exceptional too, whether you’re after French, Italian, or Japanese fine dining, or the casual pleasures of Neapolitan-style pizzas on the deck.

Silver Nova’s unrivalled foodie adventure comes to life through Silversea’s immersive S.A.L.T. (Sea and Land Taste) culinary program, which tingles your taste buds with local flavours and traditions of the regions Silversea ships sail through.

The restaurant S.A.L.T Kitchen serves an ever-changing menu of destination-flavoured dishes wherever the ship sails, whilst interactive professional kitchen S.A.L.T. Lab allows guests to get hands-on experience of local recipes. Silver Nova sees the addition of S.A.L.T. Chef’s Table, a new evening dining experience for just 18 guests at a time.

Those familiar with Silversea will welcome the return of restaurants such as La Dame, Kaiseki and Atlantide, but new venues include evening-only champagne bar The Shelter, which partners with Moet Hennessy to add extra bubble to the shipboard experience, and Dusk Bar at the ship’s aft for the perfect summer sail-away perch.

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