Mind-Blowing News! Orient Express Takes to the Seas

A new era of luxury is setting sail in 2026, as plans for the first Orient Express ship have been announced.

140 years after the launch of its trains, the Orient Express has unveiled the future of its legacy – the Orient Express Silenseas. The announcement of the ship marks a major development in the top-shelf travel industry at a time when the popularity of cruises is at an all-time high; with all the trends suggesting this is only set to continue.

Maxime d’Angeac Martin Darzacq for Orient Express Accor Yacht front prow pink
The Orient Express Silenseas will house 54 suites, in addition to swimming pools, restaurants, and a theater.

The project sees French shipbuilders Chantiers de l’Atlantique and Accor team up to create a vessel unlike any other, powered by a revolutionary 1,500 square meter wind propulsion system, and a hybrid propulsion system powered by liquefied natural gas.

Itineraries and interiors will be inspired by the golden age of the French Riviera, when this stretch of coastline played host to writers, artists, royalty, and intellectuals inspired by the shores they stumbled upon. Read more…

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