Intriguing Overland Extensions, and Culinary and Wine Enrichment Programs Spice Up Select Voyages
Guests Enjoy Cruise Savings of up to 40%
Silversea Explores The Grandeur Of Northern Europe On 16 Distinctive Itineraries In 2006
(Ft. Lauderdale, FL -- February 8, 2006) This summer Silversea's ultra-luxury, all-suite ships Silver Cloud
and Silver Whisper
will offer an exclusive collection of 16 voyages showcasing the art, history and grandeur of some of Northern Europe's most celebrated destinations.
From Rostok to Reykjavik, St. Petersburg to Stockholm, Silversea bridges the distance between dreams and the world's most luxurious travel experience, traveling to places where most mass-market ships are simply too large to venture to.For the privileged guests aboard Silversea, this year's Northern Europe collection offers the possibility to journey sixty-one miles up the Gironde River to uncork the fine wines of Bordeaux; sail under the Tower Bridge into the heart of London; travel up the Neva River to call in the center of St. Petersburg; or cruise into Norway's narrowest nooks.
"For the well-heeled world traveler, there's no better way to explore the cultural and historic treasures of Northern Europe than aboard the award-winning, intimate ships of Silversea," said David Morris, Silversea's senior vice president of sales for North America. "Our ships offer a level of spaciousness, luxury and comfort that is unrivaled, combined with more in-depth destination experiences -- like our three-day, two-night stopovers in St. Petersburg.When you factor in our all-inclusive value, Silversea is the very best option for exploring Northern Europe this summer."
In addition to savings of up to 40%, guests will enjoy spacious, all-suite, ocean-view accommodations, most with private veranda, sumptuous gourmet cuisine, personalized service, warm Italian hospitality, and Silversea's unmatched 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.Plus, complimentary Butler Service is now available in the Grand, Royal, Rossellini and Owner's Suites.OPTIONAL OVERLAND EXTENSIONS
Silversea guests can extend their Northern Europe voyage with optional pre- and post-cruise land programs featuring deluxe accommodations, all transportation, transfers, guided sightseeing and some meals.Prices range from $2,540 to $4,305 per guest.Highlights include:
** From Copenhagen or Stockholm
, the five-night "Splendors of the Romanovs
" explores the cultural and historic splendors of St. Petersburg and Moscow. Enjoy the magnificent treasures of the Hermitage Museum, including visits to the Gold Room and the Hermitage Theatre. Explore Peter and Paul Fortress, last resting place of the Romanovs, imposing St. Isaac's Cathedral, lively Nevsky Prospect lined with palaces, churches and theatrical buildings and the world-renowned Mariinsky Theatre. Stroll the magnificent rooms of the Romanovs' most lavish residences, including Catherine Palace, with the beautifully restored Amber Room and Amber Workshops, and Peterhof, the Versailles of the North. Highlights of Moscow include Red Square, the Kremlin, an exclusive visit to the Kremlin Palace and a performance at the Bolshoi Theatre.
** From Lisbon
, "Portugal's Royal Past
" three-night program offers a journey through Portugal's rich cultural heritage. Explore the Roman ruins of Con’mbriga, an important archaeological center dating back to the second century B.C.Discover Coimbra, the first capital of Portugal, where in 1290 King Dinis founded the third oldest university in the world. Visit the university's royal chapel and its spectacular library built in the 18th century and considered a masterpiece of baroque art. Tour the Palace of Queluz, a summer residence of the Portuguese royal family. Visit Santa Maria Church, a medieval church known for its remarkable collection of tiles and paintings. Overnight in regal palaces like the Palace Hotel in the heart of the lush Bussaco forest.The hotel was built as the last summer residence of the Portuguese monarchy.CULINARY ARTS CRUISES
Guests can taste and learn firsthand the secrets of enticing signature dishes created by award-winning chefs and authors on the following Culinary Arts Cruises:
-- Silver Cloud's
"12-day cruise from Barcelona to London,May 21 - June 2, 2006 (Voyage 1613).Hosted by:Javier Martínez
, chef du cuisine at Michelin Three Star Can Fabes
, a Relais Gourmand restaurant blending modern-day Barcelona with Catalonian inspiration. Sarah Edington
, author and personal caterer to members of England's royal family, prime ministers and Archbishops of Canterbury. Her books include "The Captain's Table:Life and Dining on the Great Ocean Liners."Silver Sailing
fares start at $5,727 per person (40% savings
-- Silver Cloud
's"North Sea Explorer
"10-day cruise from Stockholm to London,September 13 - 23, 2006 (Voyage 1626).Hosted by:Katrina Markoff, founder of Vosges Haut-Chocolat, a Chicago-based worldwide gourmet chocolate company. Having worked extensively in Southeast Asia and Australia, her chocolate creations combine exotic influences in a delicious East-meets-West theme. Silver Sailing
fares start at $4,767 per person (40% savings).
-- Silver Whisper
's"Through the Pillars of Hercules
"14-day cruise from Amsterdam to Barcelona,September 15 - 29, 2006 (Voyage 4633).Hosted by:Sergio Torres
, head chef of El Rodat's H'Anoa
restaurant in Javea, Alicante, Spain.Silver Sailing
fares start at $6,657 per person (40% savings
). WINE SERIES VOYAGES
Discerning travelers with a passion for fine wines will enjoy sampling some of the world's finest vintages and visiting world-famous wineries, cellars and vineyards on the following Wine Series Voyages, hosted by top wine experts:
-- Silver Whisper
's "Vintage Europe
" 12-day cruise from Monte Carlo to London, July 17 - 29, 2006 (Voyage 4626).Hosted by:Michael Green
, wine educator and Gourmet magazine's wine and spirits consultant. Green is often featured on Food Network, CNN and NPR.Early Booking Incentive
fares start at $7,836 per person (20% savings
-- Silver Cloud
's "From the Channel to the Bay of Biscay
" 10-day cruise from London to Lisbon,September 23 - October 3, 2006 (Voyage 1627).Hosted by:Remington Norman
, former Master of Wine and author of "The Great Domaines of Burgundy," Norman is a winner of the Andre Simon prize and member of the AcadŽmie Internationale du Vin.Silver Sailing
fares start at $5,561 per person (30% savings
Detailed information and complete itineraries are available at www.silversea.com.A colorful self-mailer describing Silversea's Northern Europe voyage collection is available to travel agents and can be ordered online at Silversea's Web site in mid-February.
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
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For more information on Silversea Cruises, please contact a travel agent.
For a complimentary brochure, please call toll-free (877) 215-9986 or visit www.silversea.com