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Silversea Teams Up With National Geographic Traveler

Award-winning Photojournalist Steve McCurry Set to Host Presentations

(Ft. Lauderdale, FL -- March 20, 2006) Silversea Cruises and National Geographic Traveler magazine have joined forces to offer an innovative package of amenities and enrichment presentations aboard Silver Shadow's World Cruise 2007. Headlining the program is award-winning photojournalist Steve McCurry, whose haunting photograph of an Afghan refugee girl has been described by many as the most recognizable photograph in the world today.

McCurry is slated to host a series of presentations aboard Silver Shadow as the 382-guest, ultra-luxury cruise ship journeys on its first segment, "The Empire of Time." This 16-day voyage from January 15 to 31, 2007, cruises through the Panama Canal, taking guests from Fort Lauderdale to Santiago to explore the beauty and wonders of South America.

Other highlights of the National Geographic Traveler program include an exclusive photography exhibit of Steve McCurry's work that will be on board Silver Shadow throughout the World Cruise. For this once-in-a-lifetime travel experience, guests will also receive their own autographed copy of the book Portraits, a collection of McCurry's hand-picked photographs of people he has met on his journeys around the world.

"Our World Cruise offers guests the luxury to pass the time at a leisurely pace, pursuing the kinds of interests and personally enriching activities that they may not find the time for in their normal, day-to-day routines," said Joseph Proto, Silversea's director of World Cruise and business development. "We're delighted to be able to work side-by-side with an internationally renowned organization like National Geographic Traveler to enhance our guests' experience with an exclusive enrichment program that is sure to give them a unique perspective on the geography, people and cultures of the world they are about to discover on their epic journey."

Steve McCurry, recognized universally as one of today's finest image-makers, has won many of photography's top awards. Best known for his evocative color photography, McCurry, in the finest documentary tradition, captures the essence of human struggle and joy. Most recently the National Press Photographer's Association recognized McCurry as the Magazine Photographer of the Year. In the same year he won an unprecedented four first prizes in the World Press Photo Contest, and has won the Olivier Rebbot Memorial Award twice.

Departing January 15, 2007 from Fort Lauderdale, Silver Shadow's World Cruise 2007 will cross three oceans, seven seas and six continents, visiting 61 different ports, and conclude on the originating coast, in New York City, on May 22. For more information on the World Cruise, visit www.silversea.com.

National Geographic Traveler, the only magazine that covers all travel all the time, is number one in reaching travelers who are passionate about experiencing the world. And because Traveler devotes more than 90 percent of its editorial to the pursuit of leisure and cultural travel, 6.8 million readers consult its pages for the latest in where to go, what to do and how to enjoy it best. Traveler is published eight times a year and is the world's most widely read travel magazine. Visit Traveler's Web site at www.nationalgeographic.com/traveler; AOL Keyword: NatGeo Traveler.

Silversea Cruises is recognized as an innovator in the luxury segment, offering guests large-ship amenities aboard four intimate vessels, Silver Cloud, Silver Cloud, 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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