Saturday, January 26, 2013

Get On Board for a Silversea 'Grand Voyages' in 2013

Serious cruise travel aficionados dream of a world cruise, but let's face it—few of us have the time or disposable income to experience one. However, for travelers with the resources, Silversea Cruises has rolled out 10 exquisitely tailored "Grand Voyages" for 2013. Designed for the traveler who relishes a more leisurely pace, this special collection offers extended voyages from 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.

Ellen Bettridge, Silversea's president of the Americas, tells us, "Our Grand Voyages are the perfect option for true travel enthusiasts who can spare the time and prefer a more immersive on-shore experience. 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."

Below is a small sampling of Silversea's Grand Voyages for 2013:
-- MEDITERRANEAN: Silver Cloud departs Sept 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.
-- MEDITERRANEAN: Silver Spirit departs Oct 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.
-- FAR EAST & OCEANIA: Silver Shadow departs Nov 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.
-- SOUTH AMERICA: Silver Cloud departs Nov 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.
Aboard Silversea's intimate, all-suite ships, all guests enjoy spacious ocean-view accommodations, sumptuous gourmet cuisine, the personalized service of a butler, and a generous selection of all-inclusive shipboard amenities, including complimentary beverages, wines and spirits served throughout the ship, stocked in-suite beverage cabinet, and all gratuities. For a full list of itineraries, visit

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