An outdoor court at Melbourne Park.
Now that all the exciting action at Wimbledon has concluded, many tennis enthusiasts are looking ahead to the US Open next month to see if champions Andy Murray and Marion Bartoli can extend their winning performances to the next major event.
But if you're truly passionate about Grand Slam tennis, you might even be looking further ahead to the 2014 Australian Open in January. And although tickets for that event are not expected to go on sale to the general public until October, Silversea guests can reserve a seat now.
If you're sailing aboard Silver Shadow's 19 January voyage, you have the option to book our exclusive "2014 Australian Open" 3-night pre-cruise land package -- and witness some of the biggest names in tennis going head-to-head as they battle for the top prize.
On 17 and 18 January, the middle weekend of the competition, Silver Shadow guests will have the opportunity to experience the tournament's thrilling action at Melbourne Park, enjoying reserved seating in the Rod Laver Arena, access to all outdoor courts, meals at select dining venues, an official Australian Open tournament programme, access to exclusive bars, facilities and services, plus access to the Melbourne Park precinct for night sessions.
The programme includes three nights at the luxurious Sofitel Melbourne hotel on Collins Street, a short walk from major shopping, entertainment and business areas. Some meals at the hotel are included. Transfers between the airport, hotel, Australian Open and Silver Shadow are also included.
Priced at USD$3,689 per guest, based on double occupancy, this special land adventure is only available on Silver Shadow's 19 January 2014 voyage (#3402), sailing from Melbourne to Bali. It requires advance booking through Silversea's reservations department.
Click here for more details on the programme.