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Silversea's Top 4 Reasons To Travel Solo

SilverSpiritLifestyleWeb200w(24 June 2010) Ultra-luxury Silversea Cruises has just sweetened the deal for single travellers by reducing the single supplement to a mere 10% (above the per-person, double-occupancy fare) for Vista, Veranda and Midship Veranda Suites on 4 voyages this year. Plus, 9 new sailings have a single supplement of just 25%.

Recognising that a growing number of men and women are travelling alone today, either by choice or necessity, the luxury cruise line is rolling out new Solo Traveller fares that make independent travel a most affordable and enticing option. This is the perfect time for single travellers to treat themselves to a luxurious Silversea cruise, visit fascinating destinations, and make friends along the way.

Steve Tucker, Silversea's vice president of field sales for North America, said: "These special rates make it easier for our single guests to make holiday plans without having to worry about finding a travel companion to keep the costs down. And what makes our new solo fares most attractive is Silversea's unrivalled all-inclusive value combined with other great incentives such as savings of up to 60% off published fares and free roundtrip air packages that include transfers."

With a crew-to-guest ratio that is almost one to one, single guests enjoy highly personalised service, warm hospitality, and an ambience that makes them feel right at home. Also, on several voyages, Social Ambassadors will be on board, which is a real plus for single female guests looking for a dining companion or a dance partner.

All-inclusive fares include a spacious, ocean-view suite (most suites feature a private veranda), attentive butler service, complimentary wines and spirits, fine dining, sophisticated enrichment and entertainment programmes, and all onboard gratuities.

TOP 4 REASONS TO GO IT ALONE

Following voyages offer a 10% single supplement:

1) Mediterranean Voyage 2027: Silver Wind, 20 - 27 August, Venice to Athens. Solo Traveller fares start at US$4,651 (reflecting a 55% Silver Savings discount). Plus, *Free Air is available from select gateway cities.

2) Caribbean Voyage 4030: Silver Whisper, 14 - 24 October, New York City to Barbados. Solo Traveller fares start at $4,057 (reflecting a 55% Silver Savings discount). Plus, *Free Air is available from select gateway cities. Social Ambassadors will also be on board.

3) Mediterranean Voyage 5035: Silver Spirit, 16 - 23 October, Barcelona to Lisbon. Solo Traveller fares start at $4,530 (reflecting a 60% Silver Savings discount). Plus, *Free Air is available from select gateway cities.

4) South America Voyage 4034: Silver Whisper, 3 - 19 December, Santiago to Buenos Aires. Solo Traveller fares start at $7,698 (reflecting a 60% Silver Savings discount). Plus, *Free Air is available from select gateway cities.

9 MORE REASONS TO SAIL SOLO

Following new voyages offer a 25% single supplement:

1) Northern Europe Voyage 1026: Silver Cloud, September 1 - 11, Reykjavik to London. Solo Traveller fares start at $5,848 (reflecting a 60% Silver Savings discount). Plus, *Free Air is available from select gateway cities.

2) Mediterranean Voyage 2032A: Silver Wind, 10 - 20 October, Rome to Nice. Solo Traveller fares start at $5,848 (reflecting a 60% Silver Savings discount). Plus, *Free Air is available from select gateway cities.

3) South America Voyage 4031: Silver Whisper, 24 October - 9 November, Barbados to Rio de Janeiro. Solo Traveller fares start at $7,248 (reflecting a 60% Silver Savings discount). Plus, *Free Air is available from select gateway cities. Social Ambassadors will also be on board.

4) Far East Voyage 3030: Silver Shadow, 29 October - 6 November, Bangkok to Singapore. Solo Traveller fares start at $6,072 (reflecting a 55% Silver Savings discount). Plus, *Free Air is available from select gateway cities.

5) South America Voyage 4032: Silver Whisper, 9 - 17 November, Rio de Janeiro to Buenos Aires. Solo Traveller fares start at $6,241 (reflecting a 55% Silver Savings discount). Plus, *Free Air is available from select gateway cities.

6) Africa & Indian Ocean Voyage 2035: Silver Wind, 9 - 25 November, Athens to Dubai. Solo Traveller fares start at $9,148 (reflecting a 60% Silver Savings discount). Plus, *Free Air is available from select gateway cities. Social Ambassadors will also be on board.

7) Arabian Peninsula Voyage 2036: Silver Wind, 25 November - 2 December, Dubai to Dubai. Solo Traveller fares start at $5,298 (reflecting a 60% Silver Savings discount). Plus, *Free Air is available from select gateway cities.

8) Indian Ocean Voyage 2037: Silver Wind, 2 - 11 December, Dubai to Mumbai. Solo Traveller fares start at $4,898 (reflecting a 60% Silver Savings discount). Plus, *Free Air is available from select gateway cities.

9) Indian Ocean Voyage 2038: Silver Wind, 11 - 20 December, Mumbai to Dubai. Solo Traveller fares start at $4,898 (reflecting a 60% Silver Savings discount). Plus, *Free Air is available from select gateway cities.

An additional 15 voyages offer a 25% single supplement. Click here for complete list of sailings offering single supplements from 10% to 25%, or visit Silversea.com and click on Special Offers.

All fares listed above are per person based on double occupancy for a Vista Suite and do not include port charges and handling fees that can range from $150 to $500 per person on these sailings, depending on the itinerary. Solo Traveller and Silver Savings are capacity-controlled programmes and subject to availability.

*FREE AIR: A free roundtrip economy air package, that includes transfers between airport and pier on the day of embarkation and disembarkation, is available from 22 gateway cities in the US and Canada. It is a capacity-controlled programme offered for a limited time. Additionally, there are specially priced air programmes available from another 50 cities.

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 Silver Spirit -- all designed to offer an atmosphere of conviviality and casual elegance. With the inclusion 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 (2010); "Number One" small-ship line in the Readers' Choice survey conducted by Britain's Condé Nast Traveller magazine (2007); "Best Luxury Cruise Line" Excellence Award by Spain's Cruise News Media Group (2009); "Best Luxury Cruise Line" by Australia's Luxury Travel & Style Magazine (2010); and "Best Luxury Cruise Operator" according to Asia's Travel Weekly (2008).

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Brad Ball
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Gina Finocchiaro
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