Silversea to unlock awe inspiring experiences
In 2018, Silversea is inviting travellers to spend the festive season wrapped in all-inclusive luxury as they voyage to discover the world’s wonders. A carefully curated selection of voyages will traverse the globe across the holiday season this year, unlocking a number of alluring destinations spending quality time with loved ones, guests will enjoy unique opportunities to celebrate the holiday season and the New Year in some of the world’s most fascinating locales.
Here’s a snapshot of four scheduled Silversea voyages that will capture the spirit of the festive season and the New Year, while uncovering the world’s authentic beauty and a number of memorable experiences far and wide. From the sacred shrines of the Far East to the mesmerizing Great Barrier Reef and the ultimate winter wonderland of Antarctica, the spectacular destinations will ensure a memorable holiday season for Silversea guests:
Australia & Indonesia
Bali to Sydney, Silver Muse, December 21, 2018 – January 06, 2019.
Nature lovers will revel in the evocative vistas and remarkable wildlife showcased on this journey to tropical island paradises and the sapphire-blue South Pacific. Beginning with an overnight stay in Bali, with its mystical landscapes, and a visit to Komodo Island, famous for its incredible dragons, the voyage journeys to the land Down Under with calls in Darwin, Cairns, Townsville, Airlie Beach and Brisbane. There will be highlights to experience each day, as Silver Muse makes her inaugural visit to Australia. From Darwin, guests can explore the diverse natural beauty of the Outback on an optional land adventure. An overnight in Cairns offers abundant time to swim or snorkel in the pristine waters of the Great Barrier Reef. From Townsville, Magnetic Island beckons with its fascinating wildlife. The Whitsunday Islands are within easy reach of Airlie Beach, while the world’s largest koala sanctuary is just a short drive from Brisbane. And culturally vibrant Sydney, with its iconic harbour and Opera House, should be on everyone’s travel bucket list. Fares start from AUD$13,500* per person. Guests booking by 30 September 2018 will enjoy incredible all-inclusive fares, featuring complimentary economy class roundtrip flights or business class fares for AUD$999* per person, each way. Additionally, guests will receive a one night pre cruise stay at the luxurious Intercontinental Resort Bali, plus transfers and free selected shore excursions.
Roundtrip from Ushuaia, Silver Explorer, December 17, 2018 – January 04, 2019.
The first of two expedition cruises in Antarctica over the holiday period is from Silversea’s Explorer’s Collection. Offered in partnership with London’s esteemed Royal Geographical Society, this expedition will celebrate early explorers, as Silver Explorer follows Ernest Shackleton’s legendary ‘Endurance’ expedition. Visits to the Falkland Islands, South Georgia, Elephant Island, Antarctic Sound, Antarctic Peninsula and the South Shetland Islands will offer the chance to witness jaw-dropping scenery and amazing wildlife, including several species of penguins, seals, whales, and so much more. Specially crafted menus linked to the early explorers will honour their successes. History enthusiasts can look forward to the rich collection of documentary material that will be on loan from the Royal Geographical Society, presented with insights from special guest speaker Nicholas Crane, a former president of the society. Fares start from AU$31,800* per person. Guests booking by 30 September 2018 will enjoy incredible all-inclusive fares, featuring complimentary international economy class roundtrip flights to Buenos Aires from select Australian gateways or business class roundtrip fares for AUD$4,950* per person, and complimentaryinternal return charter flights between Buenos Aires and Ushuaia. Additionally, guests will receive a one night pre cruise accommodation, plus transfers and free selected shore excursions.
Roundtrip from Ushuaia, Silver Cloud, December 22, 2018 – January 06, 2019.
The second expedition voyage to visit Antarctica over the holiday season will also depart roundtrip from Ushuaia, on December 22. Remarkable ice-covered landscapes and rare wildlife will feature as the highlights of this 15-day voyage. Aboard the most luxurious expedition ship afloat – Silver Cloud – Silversea guests will explore New Island, West Point Island, Stanley, Bleaker Island, Sea Lion Island, the legendary Drake Passage, Elephant Island, Antarctic Sound, Antarctic Peninsula, and the South Shetland Islands, before returning to Ushuaia. Silversea’s industry-leading team of Expedition Experts will be aboard the ship, providing insightful lectures on relevant topics of interest, enriching the experience for guests. Fares start from AUD$31,700* per person in a Vista Suite. Guests booking by 30 September 2018 will enjoy an incredible value offer, featuring international return economy airfares to Santiago for AUD$899 per person from select Australian gateways, complimentary internal return charter flights between Santiago and Ushuaia, free transfers between the airport, hotel and ship, and a complimentary one night pre cruise hotel stay.
Singapore to Hong Kong, Silver Shadow, December 22, 2018 – January 05, 2019.
For those who dream of a holiday season that brims with magical moments, Southeast Asia has much to offer. Departing from vibrant Singapore, Silver Shadow will sail through the Far East, starting with an overnight in Bangkok, offering ample time to discover its glittering temples, magnificent Grand Palace, venerated Emerald Buddha, and more. Then, a two-night stop in Ho Chi Minh City, once known as the Pearl of the Orient, will reveal this city’s enticing mix of French colonial buildings, bustling markets, and exotic cuisine. Outside the city, guests might opt for a scenic cruise on the Mekong Delta, kayaking in a mangrove forest, or exploring the Cu Chi Tunnels. Guests will celebrate New Year in the mystical Ha Long Bay during an overnight visit. This UNESCO World Heritage Site, known for its beguiling jade waters, is among Vietnam’s most celebrated attractions. Providing the perfect finale for this amazing journey is Hong Kong, with its world-class shopping, art galleries, cultural attractions, and memorable street markets. Fares start from AUD$10,100* per person. Guests booking by 30 September 2018 will enjoy incredible all-inclusive fares, featuring complimentary economy class roundtrip flights or business class fares for AUD$999* per person, each way. Additionally, guests will receive a one night pre cruise accommodation, plus transfers and free selected shore excursions in each port.
“Our all-suite, intimate ships offer a convivial atmosphere that makes our guests feel at home. They are the perfect settings for guests to spend quality time together over the holiday season, making new friends and enjoying life-changing experiences across the world,” said Barbara Muckermann, Silversea’s Chief Marketing Officer. “Whether spotting penguins in Antarctica or exploring Sydney on Silver Muse’s inaugural call in Australia, each experience offered on our holiday season voyages will encapsulate the authentic beauty of the world and create priceless memories for our guests.”
During the holidays, festive decorations, menus, parties, and entertainment spread good cheer aboard all Silversea voyages. On every sailing, guests enjoy ocean-view suites, sumptuous cuisine, and the personalised butler service. Enriching the experience are such all-inclusive amenities as complimentary premium wines and spirits, specialty coffees, bottled water, juices and soft drinks served throughout the ship; in-suite bar stocked with guests’ preferences; in-suite dining service; and unlimited complimentary Wi-Fi.
To browse more Silversea holiday season voyages for 2018, visit: https://www.silversea.com/landing-holidays-with-silversea.html
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*Fares are subject to change and may be withdrawn at any time. Terms and conditions apply. For more information on Silversea, contact your travel professional or Silversea Cruises on +61 2 9255 0600 or 1300 306 872 or visit www.silversea.com.
About Silversea Cruises
Silversea Cruises, which is chaired by Manfredi Lefebvre d’Ovidio, is recognised as an innovator in the ultra-luxury cruise line industry, offering guests large-ship amenities aboard its intimate, all-suite vessels: Silver Wind, Silver Shadow, Silver Whisper, Silver Spirit and Silver Muse – all designed to offer an atmosphere of conviviality and casual elegance. With the inclusion of the expedition ships Silver Explorer, Silver Galapagos, Silver Discoverer, and with Silver Cloud recently joining the Expedition fleet, Silversea’s itineraries encompass all seven continents and feature worldwide luxury cruises to the Mediterranean, Caribbean, both polar regions and hundreds of fascinating destinations in between. Silversea is also looking forward to the launch of two new ultra-luxury ships: Silver Moon is due to join the fleet in 2020, and Silver Dawn is scheduled to be delivered in late 2021. Both will be sister ships to flagship Silver Muse, maintaining the small-ship intimacy and spacious all-suite accommodations.
In Asia Pacific, Silversea has been voted “Best Luxury Small Ship Cruise Line” by Australia’s Luxury Travel & Style Magazine every consecutive year from 2006 to 2012 and Silver Whisper or Silver Shadow have also won the Gold Award as Best Small Cruise Ship in each of those years. Silversea has also won similar awards from readers of Australia’s Cruise Passenger Magazine, including “Best Expedition Cruise Ship” (Silver Explorer) 2013, “Best Luxury Cruise Line” 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015 & 2016 and “Best Luxury Cruise Ship” (Silver Shadow) 2010, 2011 and 2012. In 2017, Silversea was voted “Best Luxury Ocean Cruise Brand” at Luxury Travel Magazine’s Gold List Awards, and received the award for “Most Innovative Itinerary – Cruise” at the 29th annual Virtuoso® Awards. In 2018, Silver Galapagos won Best Overall Ship, Best Shore Excursions, and Best Value in the annual Cruise Critic Cruisers Choice Awards. In 2018 Silversea was once again voted “Best Luxury Ocean Cruise Brand” at Luxury Travel Magazine’s Gold List Awards and won the Best Luxury Expedition ships category in the Signature Luxury Travel & Style 2018 Cruise Awards.