Silversea Unveils 2013 Voyage Collection — Now On Sale

Silver Spirit begins 2013 in the sunny waters of the Caribbean, followed by a transit through the Panama Canal to Los Angeles, before positioning for a summer focusing on the eastern Mediterranean and Greek Isles

Luxury expedition ship, Silver Explorer, sails into 2013 at the bottom of the earth, offering a series of cruises to Antarctica, the Falkland Islands and first-ever expedition voyages in Canada’s Hudson Bay

Silversea Cruises, known for its luxurious ships and exotic destinations, has unveiled an extensive line-up of worldwide voyages for 2013 — with over 30 new ports of call offering unparalleled opportunities for discerning travellers

Silversea Cruises, known for its all-inclusive fares, luxurious ships and exotic destinations, has unveiled an extensive line-up of worldwide voyages for 2013 — all on sale now. Complementing the most expansive schedule of any cruise line, are attractive 2013 savings incentives that include Onboard Spending Credits of up to $1,500 per suite on all voyages (with the exception of Silversea Expeditions) and air credits.

In 2013, the company’s six intimate ships will offer over 200 voyages, visiting more than 450 destinations on seven continents. Highlighting the programme is Silver Whisper’s 115-day World Cruise, Silver Spirit’s inaugural calls in Hawaii and Silver Explorer’s new expedition cruises to Canada’s beautiful Hudson Bay.

Also noteworthy are Silversea’s 32 new ports of call, which include 21 just for Silver Explorer alone. Collectively, the line’s other ships will offer 11 new destinations: Soller de Majorca, Spain; Sabang (Pulau Weh), Indonesia; Port Arthur, Tasmania; Liverpool, U.K.; Klaipeda, Lithuania; Saaremaa, Estonia; Baie-Comeau (Quebec), Canada; Chios, Greece; Portsmouth, Dominica; Fanning Island, Kiribati;  and Fukuoka, Japan.

"For the discerning luxury traveller, our 2013 schedule, with over 30 new ports of call, offers unparalleled opportunities for unique and life-enriching journeys to all corners of the globe," said Steve Odell, Senior Vice President for UK, Europe and Asia Pacific for Silversea. “New destinations are a major draw-card for our guests and the inclusion of a 31 day Silver Spirit grand round trip voyage from Los Angeles will include exotic ports in French Polynesia, Kiribati and Hawaii.   

Here’s a snapshot of Silversea’s 2013 schedule:

WORLD CRUISE 2013
An epic 115-day journey from Los Angeles to Fort Lauderdale awaits guests when they board Silver Whisper on 5 January. Crossing the equator four times, the World Cruise itinerary will follow the tropical belt to 52 destinations in 28 countries with overnight stays in several key ports. The warm-weather journey will explore an array of far-flung cultures and scenic wonders including the idyllic isles of French Polynesia; New Zealand and Australia’s west coast; fascinating Asian cities of Hong Kong, Bangkok and Singapore; and Africa’s rarely seen western coast. Guests may choose to extend their voyage an additional three days to disembark in New York, or 15 days to disembark in Southampton.

SILVER CLOUD
Silver Cloud begins her 2013 season exploring South America and then transits the Panama Canal to the Caribbean to offer a series of roundtrip voyages from San Juan. After spending May in the Mediterranean, she’ll venture to Northern Europe for a summer season that includes calls in the British Isles, Iceland, the North Cape and remote Russian ports in the White Sea. Silver Cloud heads south to the warmer Mediterranean in the fall and come November, crosses the Atlantic to South America where highlights include a 17-day Amazon adventure and cruising the majestic Chilean Fjords at year’s end.

SILVER WIND
For Silver Wind, the New Year begins in South Africa with three 10-day roundtrip sailings from Cape Town, followed by an 18-day cruise along the exotic west coast of Africa and two voyages in the Canary Islands. Silver Wind then repositions to the Mediterranean for an extended summer programme filled with mostly seven- and nine-day voyages exploring the Mediterranean. Highlights include a three-day extended visit in Monte Carlo for the Grand Prix during the May 23 cruise from Barcelona to Rome, as well as calls in Egypt and the Holy Land. Silver Wind then heads south along Africa’s west coast to conclude the year back in Cape Town.

SILVER SHADOW
Silver Shadow returns to Australia and New Zealand for the summer months. In late February and March, she’ll offer a series of itineraries focused on Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia and Thailand before heading north to China and Japan for the northern spring. Summer finds Silver Shadow in Alaska for a series of mostly 7-day cruises between Seward and Vancouver. During October and November, she’ll offer cruises focusing on China and Vietnam, before heading south to celebrate the festive season with a 15-day voyage between Sydney and Auckland.

SILVER WHISPER
Silver Whisper begins 2013 in grand style with a World Cruise. Over the course of four months, she’ll journey west from Los Angeles to Fort Lauderdale, visiting 52 far-flung destinations across Oceania, Asia and Africa. From mid-May through August, she’ll explore Northern Europe offering primarily seven-day Baltic cruises with extended stays in St. Petersburg. A grand transatlantic crossing from Southampton to Montreal will reposition Silver Whisper to offer a collection of fall foliage cruises through Canada and New England before heading south to the Caribbean in November. Following a 16-day holiday cruise through the Panama Canal, she’ll wrap up the year where she started, in Los Angeles.

SILVER SPIRIT
For Silver Spirit, 2013 arrives in the sunny waters of the Caribbean. In February, after a Panama Canal transit to Los Angeles, she repositions for a 31-day grand voyage through the Pacific, highlighted by calls in French Polynesia, Kiribati and the major islands of Hawaii. Throughout the European summer, seven- and nine-day sailings focus on the eastern Mediterranean and Greek Isles. Other highlights include  seven-day Black Sea cruises. In late November, Silver Spirit arrives in Fort Lauderdale for a series of roundtrip Caribbean cruises culminating with a 14-day holiday season cruise.

SILVER EXPLORER
The luxury expedition ship Silver Explorer sails into 2013 at the bottom of the earth, offering a series of cruises to Antarctica, the Falkland Islands and South Georgia.  Early bookings for the Antartctic season are essential. Adventure along the west coast of Africa and western Europe on the way to the British Isles, and Svalbard’s frozen Arctic landscapes for the northern summer. First-ever expedition voyages in Canada’s Hudson Bay highlight August. In September, Silver Explorer heads south to offer a series of Caribbean and Central America explorations before arriving in Ushuaia in November to conclude the year with Antarctic expeditions.

Source = Silversea
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