Silversea Enhances 2007/2008 Schedule With New Collection Of 'Elegant Explorations'
Generous Savings Incentives, Onboard Spending Credits and Complimentary Business Class Air Upgrades Highlight Program
(Ft. Lauderdale, FL -- February 28, 2007) Silversea, known for its luxurious ships and exotic destinations, today unveiled a new series of 25 specially tailored Elegant Explorations for 2007 and 2008.
Created exclusively for the sophisticated traveler who has the time and passion to indulge in travel on a grand scale, this special collection offers new extended voyages ranging from 27 to 69 days. These unique odysseys combine the luxury of sailing aboard the line's elite, award-winning ships with expanded journeys to diverse regions of the world, featuring visits to must-see traditional ports, as well as exotic destinations that are off the beaten path -- all on one cruise.
"Our Elegant Explorations are all-inclusive extended escapes perfectly suited to those guests who have the time to indulge their wanderlust at a leisurely pace, in unabashed luxury and comfort," said David Morris, Silversea's executive vice president of worldwide sales and marketing. "You can explore the most desirable ports of Western Europe for 28 days, sail for 36 days from the Mediterranean through the Red Sea to Egypt, Kenya and the Seychelles or take a 62-day voyage from Venice and Dubai to Singapore and Sydney. Throughout each unforgettable journey, you'll enjoy superb accommodations coupled with Silversea's famous personalized service and gracious hospitality."
Highlighting the program are generous savings incentives and onboard spending credits of $500 per suite (based on double occupancy) for guests sailing 44 to 65 days and $1,000 per suite for guests sailing 66 to 109 days. Complimentary Business Class air upgrades are also available with the purchase of the optional air program on voyages of 50 or more consecutive days.
Listed below is a small sampling of Elegant Explorations and the current best-available starting fares, which are cruise-only rates (based on double occupancy) that may include Early Booking Incentive savings of up to 30%; Silver Sailing Savings of up to 50%; an additional 5% Advance Payment Bonus savings when payment is made six months prior to sailing; Extended Voyage savings of 5%; and Venetian Society savings of 5%.
-- Silver Cloud departs July 30, 2007 on a 39-day voyage from Venice to Istanbul with calls in Croatia, Italy, France, Spain, Greece, Turkey, Georgia, Ukraine, Romania and Bulgaria. Best-available fares start at $25,068 per person.
-- Silver Shadow departs August 18, 2007 on a 69-day journey from Stockholm to Ft. Lauderdale with calls in Finland, Russia, Estonia, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium, United Kingdom, France, Portugal, Spain, Morocco, Canary Islands, Senegal, Cape Verde Islands, Grenada, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Barbados, St. Lucia, Guadeloupe, Antigua, St. Bart's, St. Kitt's and Virgin Gorda. Best-available fares start at $32,629 per person.
-- Silver Whisper departs November 4, 2007 on a 62-day voyage from Venice to Sydney with calls in Croatia, Greece, Turkey, Egypt, Jordan, Oman, United Arab Emirates, India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and Australia. Best-available fares start at $26,716 per person.
-- Silver Wind departs November 13, 2007 on a 38-day voyage from Manaus to Santiago with calls in Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, Falkland Islands and Chile. Highlights include cruising the Amazon River and Chilean Fjords. Best-available fares start at $16,688 per person.
-- Silver Whisper departs January 19, 2008 on a 40-day voyage from Auckland to Singapore with calls in New Zealand, Australia, Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, Philippines, Hong Kong and Vietnam. Best-available fares start at $19,588 per person.
-- Silver Shadow departs May 16, 2008 on a 27-day voyage from Fort Lauderdale to Vancouver with calls in Colombia, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Mexico, California, British Columbia and Alaska. Highlights include cruising the Panama Canal and Alaska's Glacier Bay and Inside Passage. Best-available fares start at $11,331 per person.
-- Silver Shadow departs September 17, 2008 on a 53-day voyage from Los Angeles to Los Angeles with calls in Mexico, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Robinson Crusoe Island, Easter Island, Pitcairn Island, French Polynesia, Marquises Islands and Hawaii. Best-available fares start at $23,013 per person.
A colorful self-mailer describing the Elegant Explorations collection is now available to travel agents and can be ordered online at www.silversea.com.
Silversea Cruises is recognized as an innovator in the luxury segment, offering guests large-ship amenities aboard four intimate vessels, Silver Cloud, Silver Wind, Silver Shadow, and Silver Whisper, all designed to offer an atmosphere of conviviality and casual elegance. For the ninth year, Silversea was named "Number One" small-ship line in the 2005 "Readers' Choice" survey conducted by Condé Nast Traveler magazine. For the sixth time, Silversea was selected "World's Best" small-ship line in the 2004 Travel + Leisure readers' poll.
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