(Ft. Lauderdale, FL -- January 24, 2013) Silversea Cruises, known for its luxurious cruise ships and exotic destinations, has rolled out 10 exquisitely tailored "Grand Voyages" for 2013.
Designed for the traveler who relishes a more leisurely pace, this special collection offers extended voyages from 34 to 54 days. These unique odysseys combine the luxury of sailing aboard intimate, elegant ships with expanded journeys to diverse regions of the world, featuring visits to must-see traditional ports, as well as exotic destinations that are off the beaten path.
"Our Grand Voyages are the perfect option for true travel enthusiasts who can spare the time and prefer a more immersive on-shore experience," said Ellen Bettridge, Silversea's president of the Americas. "You can circle South America, sail around Europe or sweep across hemispheres between Asia and the Americas -- all while enjoying the personalized luxury of our intimate ships and all-inclusive shipboard lifestyle."
Listed below is a small sampling of the Grand Voyages for 2013:
-- MEDITERRANEAN (Voyages 1326 - 1330): Silver Cloud departs September 16 on a 54-day "Three Continents Transatlantic" voyage from Istanbul to Barbados with calls in Turkey, Greece, Cyprus, Israel, Egypt, Malta, Italy, France, Monaco, Spain, Morocco and Portugal. Highlights include overnight stays in Valletta and Barcelona. Silver Privilege fares start at $19,476 per person.
-- MEDITERRANEAN (Voyages 5332 - 5335): Silver Spirit departs October 15 on a 41-day "Mediterranean Passage" from Athens to Fort Lauderdale with calls in Turkey, Greece, Montenegro, Croatia, Italy, Slovenia Malta, Monaco, France, Spain, Gibraltar, Portugal and Bermuda. Highlights include an overnight stay in Barcelona and a two-night stopover in Venice. Silver Privilege fares start at $14,781 per person.
-- FAR EAST & OCEANIA (Voyages 3334 - 3336): Silver Shadow departs November 25 on a 40-day "Dragons, Kangaroos & Kiwis" voyage from Hong Kong to Auckland, with calls in Vietnam, Singapore, Indonesia, Australia and New Zealand. Highlights include overnight stays in Ha Long Bay, Ho Chi Minh City, Bali, and Melbourne. Silver Privilege fares start at $15,940 per person.
-- SOUTH AMERICA (Voyages 1332 - 1334): Silver Cloud departs November 26 on an exciting 40-day "South America Serenade" voyage from Barbados to Santiago, with calls in Grenada, Tobago, Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, Falkland Islands and Chile. Highlights include a two-night stopover in Rio de Janeiro and overnight stays in Buenos Aires and Ushuaia. Silver Privilege fares start at $17,526 per person.
Aboard Silversea's intimate, all-suite ships, guests enjoy spacious ocean-view accommodations, sumptuous gourmet cuisine, the personalized service of a butler, and a generous selection of all-inclusive shipboard amenities, including complimentary beverages, wines and spirits served throughout the ship, stocked in-suite beverage cabinet, and all gratuities.
Silver Privilege fares listed above are cruise-only rates per guest, based on double occupancy for a Vista Suite. All fares include Extended Voyage Savings of 5% and Fare Guarantee Program. Silver Privilege is a capacity-controlled program and subject to change. For complete details on Silver Privilege fares and the Fare Guarantee Program, visit www.silversea.com/terms-conditions/fares-guarantee/.
For a full list of itineraries, please visit www.silversea.com/destinations/grand-voyages.
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 U.S., Silversea has been voted "World's Best" by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler (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); "Favourite Cruise Line - Small Ships" 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); and "Best Luxury Cruise Company" according to the Scottish Passenger Agents' Association (2012).
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