Monday, July 18, 2011

It's Not Too Early To Think About Celebrating The Holidays With Silversea

There was a time when high end department stores like Marshall Field's offered "Christmas In July" sales. Complete with understated décor, for a limited time shoppers had a summertime incentive to begin their holiday gift quest months in advance. These days nearly all retail outlets begin their enticements early, but not quite as early as mid-summer. However, there is one holiday plan that cruise travelers should think about soon and that's their cruise booking.

If you're planning to get away for the holidays this year, Silversea Cruises invites you to wrap yourself in pampering luxury this season with a collection of enticing voyages that span the globe from Africa and the South Pacific to the Caribbean and South America. This year the all-suite, intimate ships of Silversea offer an elegant way to revel in the joy of the holiday season with cruises ranging from nine to 18 days. Designed to be your "home upon the oceans of the world," Silversea's all-inclusive ships feature spacious ocean-view suites, most with private veranda, and the highest level of personalized service. Highlighting the onboard ambiance for these voyages will be festive decorations, parties, menus and entertainment. With the exception of expedition cruises, clergy will be on board to conduct religious services, including a rabbi for Hanukkah. Plus distinguished guest lecturers and destination experts will also be on hand to host enlightening presentations.

"Our holiday voyages are designed to offer an escape from the pressure of deadlines and having to plan parties and prepare meals," said Steve Tucker, Silversea's vice president of field sales for North America. "Instead we offer a stress-free retreat where the focus is on authentic pleasures--discovering new places, making new friends, and spending quality time with loved ones."

Add in "Passport to Luxury" Onboard Spending Credits of up to $1,000 per suite offered on these holiday voyages and you can choose to indulge in a little extra pampering in the spa or use the credit toward a number of other options, including any Silver Shore excursions (none are excluded), premium selections from the Connoisseur's List of wines and spirits, specialty restaurant dining fees, and/or purchases in the Internet Café and onboard boutiques.

The following 2011 voyages offer the perfect setting for celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, or the New Year:

Silver Whisper; Santiago to Fort Lauderdale, 17 Days, Dec 20-Jan 6.
Silver Spirit: Fort Lauderdale to Fort Lauderdale, 14 Days, Dec 20-Jan 3.
Silver Shadow: Sydney to Auckland, 15 Days, Dec 21-Jan 5.
Silver Cloud: San Diego to Fort Lauderdale, 16 Days, Dec 22-Jan 7.

In addition, you can enjoy a traditional American Thanksgiving feast on Nov 24 aboard all Silversea voyages. In the photo above, that's Cruise Diva's traditional turkey being carved aboard Silver Shadow on a previous Thanksgiving cruise from Rio to Buenos Aires.

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