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Calling All Wine Lovers: Silversea Offers 11 Unique Voyages Perfectly Paired to Your Interests

WineSeries(18 April 2013) Ultra-luxury Silversea Cruises is rolling out a new Wine Series collection of 11 voyages this year designed for wine enthusiasts.

On each wine cruise, discerning travellers with a passion for fine wines will enjoy sampling great vintages and learning about the tradition and art of winemaking in special tastings and lectures conducted by wine professionals, vineyard owners, and winemakers. Depending on the itinerary, guests may also have the chance to explore some of the world's most celebrated wine regions on optional guided shore excursions. On board each of Silversea's luxurious cruise ships, guests also enjoy an extensive complimentary selection of fine red and white wine pairings with both lunch and dinner.

Ellen Bettridge, Silversea's president of the Americas, said: "Our wine-themed voyages offer guests the chance to broaden their understanding and appreciation of one of life's most cherished luxuries -- fine wine. We've invited top experts from some of the world's most acclaimed vineyards and wineries to mingle and interact with our guests, guiding them through entertaining tastings and lectures that add a unique and enriching dimension to their travel experience."

Following is a list of the Wine Series experts and the voyages in 2013 on which they will be hosting an enrichment programme devoted to wine appreciation:

Eileen Crane , founding winemaker and president of Domaine Carneros, Napa Valley, California
Lawrence d'Almeida, Silversea Wine Ambassador & former winemaker
--Voyage 7309, Silver Explorer, 29 April - 13 May, Lisbon to Portsmouth

Lawrence d'Almeida , Silversea Wine Ambassador & former winemaker
--Voyage 1329, Silver Cloud, 16 - 25 October, Nice to Barcelona
--Voyage 2336, Silver Wind, 3 - 21 December, Las Palmas to Cape Town

Brian Davis , wine connoisseur and holder of Wine & Spirit Education Trust diploma 
--Voyage 4308, Silver Whisper, 1 - 16 May, Fort Lauderdale to Southampton

Ken & Grace Evenstad , founders, Domaine Serene Vineyards & Winery, Dundee Hills, Oregon
--Voyage 2316, Silver Wind, 30 May - 8 June, Rome to Venice

Lyn Farmer , wine expert and senior editor of The Wine News magazine
--Voyage 3328, Silver Shadow, 12 - 29 September, Vancouver to Tokyo
--Voyage 3329, Silver Shadow, 29 September - 9 October, Tokyo to Shanghai
--Voyage 1334, Silver Cloud, 20 December - 5 January, Buenos Aires to Valparaiso

Tor Kenward , founder of Tor Kenward Family Wines, Napa Valley, California
--Voyage 5312, Silver Spirit, 10 - 18 May, Venice to Istanbul

Florencia Palmaz , CEO of Palmaz Vineyards, Napa Valley, California
--Voyage 1333, Silver Cloud, 11 - 20 December, Rio de Janeiro to Buenos Aires

Pam Starr , co-owner and manager, Crocker & Starr Winery, Napa Valley, California
--Voyage 1314, Silver Cloud, 9 - 16 May, Barcelona to Monte Carlo

About Silversea Cruises
Silversea Cruises, which is chaired by Manfredi Lefebvre d'Ovidio, is recognised 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). 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
Sara Larmer
Email: SaraL@Silversea.com
Phone: +44 (0) 844 770 9050 (UK)