Friday 1 August 2008


Limited time savings of up to 50 per cent on selected 2009 worldwide voyages

Ultra luxury Silversea Cruises has launched its Silver Sailings Savings programme for 2009, offering special savings of up to 50 per cent for a limited time on selected 7-18 day all-inclusive voyages, including some sailings during Prince Albert II's inaugural season in Polynesia. From South America, Alaska, the South Pacific and the Caribbean to Northern Europe, the Mediterranean and the Far East, sailings onboard Silversea's intimate, all-suite vessels offer the very best in ocean travel.

Cruise in pampered Silversea luxury aboard Silver Shadow on an 18 day voyage departing 11 April 2009 from Sydney to Singapore via Hayman Island, Komodo Island, Bali, Semarang and Karimunjawa Archipelago, enjoying a saving of 30 per cent. All-inclusive cruise-only fares start from US$10,496* per person, double occupancy.

Experience the best of the Mediterranean by taking advantage of a 50 per cent saving on a 7 day cruise on Silver Whisper departing Rome on 6 June 2009 for Monte Carlo, with calls in Portovenere, Barcelona and Cannes. All-inclusive cruise-only fares start from US$3,247* per person, double occupancy. Alternatively combine three consecutive 7 day voyages departing from Barcelona to Athens on 20 June and enjoy a spectacular 21 day voyage through the Mediterranean from US$13,339* per person, double occupancy.

On 1 March 2009, sail in a luxurious Vista Suite aboard Silver Cloud for 15 days from Rio de Janeiro to Barbados via Grenada and French Guiana and enjoy a saving of 50 per cent. All-inclusive cruise-only fares start from US$5,497* per person, double occupancy.

Kick off 2009 in style with a 10 day cruise between Port Louis and Cape Town via Madagascar departing 3 January 2009 on Silver Wind. All-inclusive cruise-only fares start from US$4,917* per person, double occupancy – a saving of 40 per cent.

Be one of the first to experience a South Pacific sailing onboard world-class expedition ship Prince Albert II. Savings of up to 40 per cent are available across all accommodation categories on a series of 10-15 day Polynesian voyages between March and September 2009. All-inclusive cruise-only fares start from US$3537* per person, double occupancy, for ten day Papeete to Papeete sailings departing 31 March, 5 May, 3 August, 7 and 28 September, via Raiatea, Maupihaa and Huahine in the Society Islands and Tikihau, Rangiroa, Apataki, Arutua and Fakarava in the Tuamotu Archipelago.

The Silversea fleet offers the luxury and elegance of a private yacht and the services of a five-star hotel, with distinctive European styling and a convivial atmosphere amongst well-travelled, international guests. Fares are all inclusive with all ocean-view suite accommodation, complimentary wines, Champagne and spirits, and guests can dine at their leisure in a choice of four gourmet restaurants. The friendly Silversea service is renowned and all gratuities are included.

*Port charges, government fees and taxes are additional. All costs are based on per person, double occupancy. Subject to availability. Savings are available for a limited time only.

For more information please contact Silversea Cruises on +61 2 9255 0600 or toll free 1300 306 872 (Australia) or 0800 701 427 (New Zealand), or visit

Silversea Cruises is recognised 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. With the addition of the regal expedition ship Prince Albert II in 2008, the company's itineraries encompass all seven continents. Silversea has for the past four consecutive years been named Best Cruise Line by readers of Australia's Luxury Travel and Style magazine and for two consecutive years, 'Best Luxury Cruise Line' in the TravelWeekly Asia Awards. For nine consecutive years, Silversea has been named "Number One Small Ship Line" in the Readers' Choice survey conducted by Condé Nast Traveler magazine in the USA and in 2007 was the only cruise line named in the UK edition of Condé Nast Traveller's "Top 100 Luxury Travel Experiences", at the same time topping the Small Cruise Line award for the eighth time. Silversea has been selected as "World's Best Small-Ship Cruise Line" seven times in the Travel + Leisure (USA) readers' poll and was rated Number-One luxury cruise line by high-net-worth consumers in the 2008 Luxury Brand Status Index.

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