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Silversea Announces Silver Spirit's Inaugural World Cruise 2011

Highlights Include Exclusive Shoreside Events, $2,000 Onboard Spending Credit, Free Roundtrip Business Class Air* and Private Car Transfers*

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(7 December 2009) In 2011, for the very first time, Silversea's new Silver Spirit will embark on a full World Cruise traversing both hemispheres.

This grandest of voyages, appropriately themed "Spirit of Discovery," begins in Los Angeles on 19 January, when Silver Spirit is set to welcome no more than 540 privileged guests for a 119-day odyssey exploring 60 destinations in 25 countries -- with 11 overnight port visits -- before concluding in Southampton on 19 May. Along the journey, Silver Spirit will take inthe tranquillity of French Polynesia, Australia's untamed landscapes, the unique customs and cultures of Asia, ancient Egyptian wonders and timeless Mediterranean hideaways spanning from Italy and Monaco to Spain and Portugal.

To offer guests aboard this far-reaching voyage an opportunity to gain a closer look at the regions they visit, Silversea is hosting four complimentary World Cruise Events for guests sailing the full 119-day itinerary. These exclusive, custom-designed events include the chance to explore the history and sample some of Australia's premier wines at the original Penfolds winery, Magill Estate, and the National Wine Centre in Adelaide; savour a Thai-themed gala dinner, staying overnight in the private Krungthep Wing of the five-star Shangri-La Hotel in Bangkok; experience the exuberance of a traditional souk in Dubai, enjoying a festive dinner set amid the dunes of the Arabian desert as the sun sets; and attend a private opening of Barcelona's renowned Picasso Museum, with plenty of time to explore its treasures at a leisurely pace, without the usual crowds.

Kenneth Watson, Silversea's chief operating officer, said: "A Silversea World Cruise is truly the ultimate travel experience. "Not only will our guests have the chance to visit incredible destinations and explore fascinating cultures, but aboard our new Silver Spirit they'll also enjoy an unmatched level of pampering and personalised service set in a stunning 1930s Art Deco-inspired environment."

Guests aboard Inaugural World Cruise 2011 will enjoy spacious, ocean-view accommodation, sumptuous gourmet cuisine served in six dining venues, the personalised service of a butler assigned to every suite, and Silversea's generous selection of all-inclusive shipboard amenities, including complimentary beverages, wines and spirits served throughout the ship, 24-hour room service, stocked in-suite beverage cabinet and all gratuities.

In addition to the four complimentary World Cruise Events ashore and a 5% Extended Voyage Savings, the following complimentary amenities will also be available to guests who book the full 119-day cruise: an overnight stay on 19 January on board Silver Spirit, including a Bon Voyage Gala cocktail reception and dinner; eight Silversea Experiences ashore (one per voyage segment); baggage handling service* between guest's home and ship in Los Angeles and Southampton; a $2,000 Onboard Spending Credit (per double-occupancy suite); roundtrip Business Class Air* and private car transfers* (airport/ship/airport); and special commemorative gift.

Guests may also travel on shorter segments, enjoying the following benefits:

Sail 58 - 117 days:
-- 5% Extended Voyage Savings
-- $1,000 Onboard Spending Credit (per double-occupancy suite)
-- Silversea Experiences ashore (one per voyage segment)

Sail 45 - 57 days:
-- 5% Extended Voyage Savings
-- $500 Onboard Spending Credit (per double-occupancy suite)
-- Silversea Experiences ashore (one per voyage segment)

Sail 30 - 44 days:
-- 5% Extended Voyage Savings
-- $250 Onboard Spending Credit (per double-occupancy suite)
-- Silversea Experiences ashore (one per voyage segment)

*Business Class Air and private car transfers (airport/ship/airport) are available from select US, UK and Canadian gateways. Business Class is defined as US domestic First Class and international Business Class. An Air Credit discount in lieu of the free Business Class air is available. Baggage handling service (2 bags at 50 lbs each) between guest's home and ship in Los Angeles and Southampton is available from select US and Canadian cities. Additional restrictions may apply.

For more information and complete details, visit the Silversea World Cruise 2011 micro website at www.silversea.com.

Silversea Cruises is recognised as an innovator in the luxury segment, offering guests large-ship amenities aboard its intimate, all-suite vessels: Silver Cloud, Silver Wind, Silver Shadow, Silver Whisper -- and launching in December, Silver Spirit -- all designed to offer an atmosphere of conviviality and casual elegance. With the addition of the regal expedition ship Prince Albert II, the company's itineraries encompass all seven continents.

In the US, Silversea has been voted "World's Best" by the readers of Condé NastTraveler (nine times) and Travel + Leisure (seven times), and ratedNumber-One luxury cruise line by high-net-worth consumers in the 2008 Luxury Brand Status Index (LBSI). International awards include "Best Innovation in Products and Services" from the Italian Innovazione Marketing Oggi Awards (2009); "World's Leading Small Ships Cruise Line" from World Travel Awards (2009); "Five Star Diamond Award" from the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences (2009); "Number One" small-ship line in the Readers' Choice" survey conducted by Britain's Condé Nast Traveller magazine (2007); "Best Luxury Cruise Line" by Spain's Cruceros & Destinos magazine (2008); "Best Luxury Cruise Line" by Australia's Luxury Travel & Style Magazine (2009); and "Best Luxury Cruise Operator" according to Asia's Travel Weekly (2008).

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Media Relations Contacts:

Americas
Brad Ball
Email: BradB@Silversea.com
Phone: (954) 713.4030 (USA)

Gina Finocchiaro
Email: GinaF@Silversea.com
Phone: (954) 713-4029 (USA)

Asia Pacific
Cait Gargett
Email: CaitS@Silversea.com
Phone: +61 2 9255 0600 (Australia)

Continental Europe, Russia, Ukraine
and CIS Countries, Israel, Africa, India
Maria Francesca Lauro
Email: FrancescaL@Silversea.com
Phone: +377 97 70 22 54 (Monaco)

UK, Ireland and Middle East
Anil Swarup
Email: AnilS@Silversea.com
Phone: +44 (0) 207 920 7023 (UK)