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Silversea Rolls Out Exclusive Collection Of Overland Tours To Complement World Cruise 2007

(Ft. Lauderdale, FL -- June 8, 2006)  Silversea's first World Cruise to completely circle the globe will feature an exclusive collection of 22 optional overland excursions of one to six nights, carefully tailored to showcase some of the world's most intriguing destinations. 

Departing January 15, 2007 from Fort Lauderdale, Silver Shadow's World Cruise 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.  Throughout this epic journey, guests will enjoy not only the award-winning service, accommodations and amenities this elegant, all-suite ship has to offer, but will have the opportunity to participate in a range of optional overland programs designed to reveal the culture, flavors and excitement of some of the world's most alluring and exotic lands. 

"Our in-house destination experts have specially designed a selection of overland tours to enhance our guests' World Cruise experience," said Joseph Proto, Silversea's director of World Cruise and business development.  "These unique programs blend together the luxury of the world's finest hotels, restaurants, and spas with exciting adventures in must-see destinations to provide our guests with a deeper understanding of the cultures and customs of the lands they are visiting."

World Cruise guests will have the privilege to join a select group of globe-trekking adventurers who have walked in the footsteps of Charles Darwin to discover the wonders of the Galapagos Islands; taken a scenic rail journey through the Andes to mystical Machu Picchu; soared over the Australian Outback in a balloon; visited Bali's ancient Buddhist and Hindu temples; or crossed the Nile to explore Egypt's ancient Valley of the Kings.  Each of the unique overland extensions includes deluxe accommodations, porterage, all transfers, sightseeing and some meals.  Prices range from $445 to $4,295 per person, based on double occupancy. 

For guests with a preference for shorter tours, the line is also offering over 200 additional optional shore excursions ranging from just a few hours to a full day, all designed to enhance the World Cruise experience.

For more information on World Cruise 2007 and its optional overland programs and shore excursions, visit 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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Note to Editors:  A complete list of the optional overland programs for World Cruise 2007 is attached for your easy reference.

 

OPTIONAL OVERLAND PROGRAMS FOR WORLD CRUISE 2007

GALAPAGOS ADVENTURE
DEPARTS GUAYAQUIL, ECUADOR
The remote Galapagos Islands are renowned as the inspiration for Charles Darwin's theory of evolution. An escorted overland excursion to these remote islands provides the unique opportunity to view marine iguanas, sea lions and the giant Galapagos turtle. For the adventurous, there will be opportunities to snorkel among the abundant sea life and hike the natural splendor of these one-of-a-kind islands.  Enjoy accommodations at the Finch Bay Hotel on Santa Cruz Island.  Rejoin Silver Shadow at Lima (Callao).
THREE NIGHTS -- VOYAGE 3702

MACHU PICCHU
DEPARTS GUAYAQUIL, ECUADOR

Nothing prepares you for your first glimpse of the Incan sacred site of Machu Picchu, breathtakingly situated among craggy peaks and billowing clouds. Fly to Cusco and enjoy two nights at the Hotel Monasterio.  Journey from Cusco to Machu Picchu aboard the luxurious Hiram Bingham train. Rejoin Silver Shadow at Lima (Callao).
TWO NIGHTS -- VOYAGE 3702

MACHU PICCHU AND SANCTUARY LODGE
DEPARTS GUAYAQUIL, ECUADOR

Enjoy a magical stay at the Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge to complement your exploration of one of the world's most intriguing archaeological sites. Fly to Cusco and overnight at the Hotel Monasterio.  Journey from Cusco to Machu Picchu aboard the luxurious Hiram Bingham train.  After exploring the Machu Picchu Citadel, overnight at the Sanctuary Lodge.  View a sunrise over Machu Picchu and enjoy lunch at the Sanctuary Lodge before returning to Cusco by train.  Overnight at the Hotel Monasterio.  Rejoin Silver Shadow at Lima (Callao).
THREE NIGHTS -- VOYAGE 3702

MOUNT COOK SPECTACULAR
DEPARTS CHRISTCHURCH (LYTTELTON), NEW ZEALAND

This spectacular region of soaring mountains and glaciers contains all of New Zealand's highest mountains, with Mount Cook topping them at 12,000 feet. This two-day tour, with an overnight stay at the Hermitage Hotel, will take you into the heart of Mount Cook National Park.  Highlighting the tour is a ski-plane landing on one of the park's glaciers.  Rejoin Silver Shadow at Dunedin.
ONE NIGHT -- VOYAGE 3705

OUTBACK DISCOVERY AND AYERS ROCK
DEPARTS CAIRNS, AUSTRALIA
Discover the myths and magnificence of the untamed Outback as you explore the ancient sacred sites of Uluru (Ayers Rock) and the mysterious rock domes of Kata Tjuta (the Olgas). Enjoy accommodations at the Sails in the Desert Resort at Uluru. Visit Alice Springs for a camel safari along the Todd River and a pre-dawn balloon adventure.  Rejoin Silver Shadow in Darwin.
FOUR NIGHTS -- VOYAGE 3706

NORTH ISLAND AND LORD OF THE RINGS
DEPARTS NAPIER, NEW ZEALAND

On this two-day adventure, travel on New Zealand's highest road, known as "The Gentle Annie," and visit the New Zealand Army Museum at Waiouru.  Other highlights include traveling through Tongariro National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage park where scenes from the movie "Lord of the Rings" were filmed.  Rejoin Silver Shadow at Wellington.
ONE NIGHT -- VOYAGE 3705

BALINESE BEAUTY AND SPA EXPERIENCE
DEPARTS BALI, INDONESIA
The island's magical atmosphere, vibrant festivals, gracious people and captivating landscapes offer the perfect setting to indulge in relaxing treatments that benefit body and soul.  Experience both the island's beauty and its rejuvenating spa facilities at the luxurious Oberoi Hotel.  Rejoin Silver Shadow in Singapore.
THREE NIGHTS -- VOYAGE 3706

FABLED BOROBUDUR AND YOGYAKARTA
DEPARTS BALI, INDONESIA

Bali has been called the most desirable place on earth. A mystical paradise where parting morning mists reveal verdant terraces of rice paddies and a way of life as old as the dawn of time. Your excursion includes a visit to Yogyakarta on Java to explore two sacred sites:  Borobudur, an imposing Buddhist temple carved from the top of a mountain, and Prambanan, a massive Hindu complex renowned for its towering stone temple structures. Rejoin Silver Shadow in Singapore.
THREE NIGHTS -- VOYAGE 3706

ROYAL CITIES OF RAJASTHAN
DEPARTS COCHIN, INDIA

Experience some of India's most wondrous sites. Tour enchanting Jaipur, the walled pink city and capital of Rajasthan, renowned for its numerous fairytale palaces and breathtaking hilltop fortresses.  Journey to the spectacular Amber Fort and enjoy sweeping vistas from its hilltop location.  In romantic Udaipur, charmingly set on Lake Pichola, explore impressive palaces, temples and mansions (havelis).  Rejoin Silver Shadow in Mumbai.
FOUR NIGHTS -- VOYAGE 3707

THE TAJ MAHAL AND JAIPUR
DEPARTS COCHIN, INDIA

If there is one image of India, it is the Taj Mahal. See it reflected in the central canal, sheathed in marble, and changing with extraordinary subtlety in the shifting light and shadow.  Includes overnights in Delhi, Agra and Jaipur.  Rejoin Silver Shadow in Mumbai.
THREE NIGHTS -- VOYAGE 3707

THE ULTIMATE TROPICAL HIDEAWAY
DEPARTS COCHIN, INDIA

Experience a tropical paradise, untouched by time, at one of the world's finest luxury hotels -- the Kumarakom Lake Resort.  Explore the tranquil beauty of Vembanad Lake by boat, take a dip in the pool or indulge in treatments at the Ayurveda Spa.  Rejoin Silver Shadow in Mormugao.
TWO NIGHTS -- VOYAGE 3707

FUJAIRAH AND AL MAHA EXPERIENCE
DEPARTS FUJAIRAH, U.A.E.

Experience the romance of Arabia at the deluxe Al Maha Desert Resort and Spa. The resort is built in the style of a traditional Bedouin encampment. Relax or indulge in a number of onsite activities including falconry, horseback riding, camel treks, nature walks or a pampering afternoon at the spa.  Rejoin Silver Shadow in Dubai.
TWO NIGHTS -- VOYAGE 3707

SOUKS AND FORTS OF OMAN
DEPARTS MUSCAT, OMAN

Admire the exterior of the beautiful Al-Alam Palace, the official residence of Sultan Qaboos. Explore historic forts and the souks at Nizwa, an endless array of shops specializing in antiques, silver jewelry, copper handicrafts, camel bone and wood. Rejoin Silver Shadow in Salalah.
TWO NIGHTS -- VOYAGE 3708

DISCOVER LUXOR'S OFF-THE-BEATEN-PATH TREASURES
DEPARTS SAFAGA, EGYPT
Sophisticated travelers already familiar with Luxor's most famous sites will enjoy a rare chance to journey to several less-visited monuments and tombs located off the main tourist path.  Highlights include the Valley of the Queens, the Valley of the Nobles and Deir el-Medina, also known as the workmen's village.  You'll also have time to explore the well-preserved Temple of Dandara and the Luxor Museum.  Rejoin Silver Shadow in Safaga.
ONE NIGHT -- VOYAGE 3708

LUXOR AND THE VALLEY OF THE KINGS
DEPARTS SAFAGA, EGYPT

Ancient sites hold an aura of mystery that is never forgotten. Embark on an extraordinary journey to discover the grandeur of the ruins at Karnak and Luxor. Cross the Nile to the ancient Valley of the Kings to explore three timeless tombs, including the tomb of King Tutankhamun.  Rejoin Silver Shadow in Safaga.
ONE NIGHT -- VOYAGE 3708

TREASURES OF LUXOR, ABU SIMBEL AND CAIRO
DEPARTS SAFAGA, EGYPT
Visit Egypt's greatest treasures from Luxor to Upper Egypt and Cairo. Explore the Temple of Dandara and the Luxor Museum, then spend a day discovering the tombs at the Valley of the Queens, Valley of the Nobles and Deir el-Medina, also known as the workmen's village. Journey to Edfu Temple, the best preserved major temple in Egypt.  Explore the massive rock temples at Abu Simbel and the fascinating Aswan High Dam. In Cairo, visit the Citadel of Saladin, the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, the Great Pyramids and the Sphinx.  Rejoin Silver Shadowin Alexandria.
SIX NIGHTS -- VOYAGE 3708

PETRA AND THE DEAD SEA
DEPARTS AQABA, JORDAN
Discover the ancient rose-red city of Petra, carved from rock over 2,000 years ago by the mysterious Nabateans, then journey to the inspiring Dead Sea region, Mount Nebo and the town of Madaba, renowned for its Byzantine-era mosaics.  Enjoy accommodations at the Dead Sea Movenpick Resort & Spa. Rejoin Silver Shadow in Aqaba.
ONE NIGHT -- VOYAGE 3708
 
AMAZING JORDAN -- A JOURNEY THROUGH TIME
DEPARTS AQABA, JORDAN

A unique opportunity to visit some of Jordan's most celebrated attractions -- the ancient rose-red city of Petra, the inspiring Dead Sea region, the Roman city of Jerash, and Jordan's capital city of Amman.  Enjoy accommodations at the Taybet Zaman near Petra, the Dead Sea Movenpick Resort & Spa, and the Amman Four Seasons Hotel.Rejoin Silver Shadow in Alexandria.
THREE NIGHTS -- VOYAGE 3708

RED SEA SPA EXPERIENCE
DEPARTS SHARM-EL-SHEIKH, EGYPT

Enjoy two nights at the luxurious Ritz-Carlton on the Red Sea and indulge in snorkeling, golf, tennis and heavenly spa treatments.  Rejoin Silver Shadow in Alexandria.
TWO NIGHTS -- VOYAGE 3708

THE GREAT PYRAMIDS AND EGYPTIAN ANTIQUITIES
DEPARTS SHARM-EL-SHEIKH, EGYPT

Explore the Citadel of Saladin, the Great Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx and the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, the greatest repository of the pharaohs’ treasures in the world.  Discover the history of ancient Egypt in Sakkara and Memphis.  Enjoy accommodations at the Four Seasons Hotel in Cairo.  Rejoin Silver Shadow in Alexandria.
TWO NIGHTS -- VOYAGE 3708
 
ITALIAN SOJOURN -- SORRENTO, POMPEII AND ROME
DEPARTS CAPRI, ITALY
Explore the resort town of Sorrento before traveling to Pompeii.  Enjoy a delicious lunch accompanied by local wine, followed by a visit to the famous excavations.  Spend the night in Rome before visiting the Borghese Gallery, Roman Forum, Church of St. Peter in Chains, St. Peter's Square and Basilica, the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel.  Rejoin Silver Shadow in Civitavecchia.
ONE NIGHT -- VOYAGE 3709

THE GRANDEUR OF MADRID
DEPARTS VALENCIA, SPAIN
Discover the unique culture and artistic treasures of Spain's capital city.  Admire historic Plaza Mayor, the focal point of Old Madrid.  View some of the world's greatest masterpieces at the Prado Museum.  Other highlights include the Royal Palace and Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum.  Enjoy accommodations at the Ritz Hotel.  Rejoin Silver Shadow in Lisbon.
TWO NIGHTS -- VOYAGE 3709

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