Ultra posh Silversea Cruises, known for its up market luxurious cruise ships and exotic destinations, just announced its ‘tailored 10’ list of Grand Voyages for 2013.
Designed for discerning globe-trotters who relish leisurely lifestyles, the special collection offers extended, dreamy voyages of 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.”
Author’s note: If you’ve never taken an extended cruise, you’re missing the boat. There is nothing like long, leisurely days at sea and spending quality time with a companion without the hassles of everyday life. Take it from one who has been there and done that, twice on Silversea as a matter of fact.
Here’s a small sampling of the Grand Voyages in store 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 and 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.
Silversea offers an all-inclusive fare that comprises gratuities and all beverages from spirits to wines, water and soda.
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. For full details on Silver Privilege fares and the Fare Guarantee Program, visit www.silversea.com/terms-conditions/fares-guarantee/. For a full list of itineraries click on www.silversea.com/destinations/grand-voyages.