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Silversea Cruises Offers Exciting 'Australian Open' Tour Package

  MelbournePark-OutdoorCourt(11 July 2013) Ultra-luxury Silversea Cruises is offering an optional pre-cruise "2014 Australian Open" land package for tennis enthusiasts sailing on Silver Shadow's 19 January 2014 voyage.

 The first of four major international tennis events held annually (the others being the French Open, Wimbledon, and the US Open), the Australian Open attracts the best tennis players from around the world -- all competing for the first Grand Slam title of the year.

Darius Mehta, Silversea's vice president of air and land programmes, said:  "Tickets for the Australian Open are not expected to go on sale to the general public until early October, making this a very exclusive opportunity. We're delighted to offer our guests this unique chance to 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 three-night 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.

About Silversea Cruises
Silversea Cruises, which is chaired by Manfredi Lefebvre d'Ovidio, is recognized as an innovator in the luxury cruise line industry, 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 expedition ships Silver Explorer and Silver Galapagos (debuting late 2013), Silversea Cruises' itineraries encompass all seven continents and feature worldwide luxury cruises to the Mediterranean, Caribbean, both polar regions and over 500 fascinating destinations in between.

In the US, Silversea has been voted "World's Best" by the readers of Condé NastTraveler (nine times) and Travel + Leisure (seven times), and awarded "Best Luxury Cruise Line" by CruiseReport.com (2012) and "Best Small Ship Cruise Line" by Global Traveler (2013). International awards include "Five Star Diamond Award" from the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences (2013); "Best Small Ship Cruise Line" in the Readers' Choice survey conducted by Britain's Condé Nast Traveller magazine (2012); "Best Luxury Cruise Line" by Australia's Cruise Passenger magazine (2012); "Best Small Luxury Cruise Line" by China's Travel + Leisure (2012); and "Best Luxury Cruise Company" according to the Scottish Passenger Agents' Association (2012).

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For more information on Silversea Cruises, please contact a travel agent. 

For a complimentary brochure, please call toll-free (US) 877.215.9986 or visit www.silversea.com.

This press release was accurate at the date of issuance. It is the reader's responsibility to verify its continued accuracy, as information contained in the release may have changed.

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
Carla Oscuro
Email: CarlaO@Silversea.com
Phone: +61 2 9255 0600 (Australia)

Continental Europe, Russia, Ukraine
and CIS Countries, Israel, Africa
Jerome Danglidis
Email: JeromeD@Silversea.com
Phone: +49 69 133 83 637 (Germany)

UK, Ireland and Middle East
Natalie Sexton
Email: NatalieS@Silversea.com
Phone: +44 (0) 20 7340 0741 (UK)