Orca spotting

Cruise line Silversea has released details for a number of cruises running this year and next that will enable guests to spot marine life including orca whales and dolphins.

The cruises have been created through a new partnership with ORCA, one of the UK’s marine conservation charities.

Silversea is working with ORCA to enable guests to discover and engage with ocean creatures on their Silversea adventures. The cruises, while being entertaining and exciting, will contribute to ORCA’s ongoing marine conservation work by helping to collect critical sightings data of whales, dolphins and porpoises.

While on board…

ORCA conservationists will travel onboard select voyages, complementing the Silversea enrichment programme by sharing their knowledge of the rich diversity of marine life.

The conservationists will be on the following ocean expeditions:

Silver Explorer, departing from San Diego, California to Vancouver on 2nd May 2018
Silver Explorer, departing from Vancouver to San Francisco, California on 13th May 2018
Silver Muse, departing from Tokyo to Seward on 12th May 2019
Silver Muse, departing from Seward to Vancouver on 27th May 2019

The whale watching comes as an addition onboard cruises that include highlights such Monterey, the coastline of Big Sur and San Francisco, and little-visited, authentic small towns; or Chilkat River and the Hubbard Glacier.

All Silversea cruises are suitable for group bookings.

More about ORCA

ORCA has championed marine conservation for over 15 years and its mission is to give everyone who cares about whales and dolphins an active role in safeguarding their future.

Lucy Babey, ORCA head of science & conservation, said: “The entire ORCA team are incredibly excited to be working with Silversea Cruises, and this partnership will allow us to reach parts of the world we have never visited.

“This new programme will help us shine a light on some of the most diverse and beautiful marine spaces on the planet, making a significant impact in protecting the wonderful whales, dolphins and porpoises in our oceans.”

For further information on group bookings with Silversea visit www.silversea.com.