Silversea Cruises Skips a Year and Heads into 2011 with an ocean full of itineraries.
In 2011, the company’s nifty all-suite ships, Silver Cloud, Silver Wind, Silver Shadow, Silver Whisper and the Silver Spirit, will embark on 170 diverse itineraries, visiting over 335 ports in more than 100 countries and island destinations–heading north to the wilds of Alaska, off to the mystical pyramids of Egypt, ancient castles of Dublin and more.
Headlining the schedules is the sleek Silver Spirit with a 119-day Inaugural World Cruise that includes seven new Silversea destinations: Brindisi, Italy; San Sebastian on the Canary Island of La Gomera; Ballycastle, Northern Ireland; St. Helier on the British Isle of Jersey; Matarani, Peru; Cooktown in Queensland, Australia; and South Australia’s Port Lincoln. “It’s always our goal to provide unique and enriching travel experiences,” said Kenneth Watson, Silversea’s chief operating officer.
“Our 2011 schedule has been carefully designed to offer a broad range of travel choices, including multiple-day calls and overnight stays showcasing traditional must-see destinations, as well as myriad opportunities to explore the world’s most exotic regions.”
SILVER CLOUD– The 296-pax luxury liner opens with a series of Caribbean voyages and two crossings of the Panama Canal before spending a month in the Mediterranean. Silver Cloud then travels northward to summer in Iceland, Scandinavia, Britain and Ireland. An overnight visit to remote Archangel, Russia, is one of the season’s highlights. Autumn in the Mediterranean precedes a stylish return to the warm Caribbean waters and explorations in the Amazon.
SILVER WIND — will tote 298 passenger so such fascinating spots as Dubai (which hopefully will have recovered its billions of bucks by then), India, exotic Oman, the oh so seductively sexy Seychelles, and Africa’s coastline from Mombasa to Cape Town to Morocco.
Mediterranean destinations, including the Holy Land, and a Black Sea cruise fill the idyllic days of spring and summer, followed by two more cruises to the Holy Land and an encore of Arabian ports and Seychelles islands to close out the year.
SILVER SHADOW will treat h er 382-guests to Oceania, New Zealand fjords and a first-ever, 30-day circumnavigation of Australia are among the season’s highlights, followed by extraordinary Far East wonders during spring. Alaska cruises fill the entire summer season before a return to China, Japan and Vietnam. Popular holiday sailings in Australia and New Zealand are again on the calendar for 2011.
SILVER WHISPER takes her 382 passengers to the majestic Chilean fjords, s around South America, the Caribbean and Northern Europe.
And by popular demand of past passengers, the ship will spend three days in St. Petersburg before continuing to Norway, Canada and New England. She ends the year with Caribbean and South America voyages.
SILVER SPIRIT the brightest star of the fleet will offer 540 passengers the option of a 119-day Inaugural World Cruise spanning from Los Angeles to Southampton. This epic journey takes in the tranquillity of French Polynesia, Australia’s untamed landscapes, the unique customs and cultures of Asia, Egyptian wonders and favorite Mediterranean ports from Italy and Monaco to Spain and Portugal. Throughout summer, special Mediterranean sailings focus on the Greek isles or the flavors of Italy. Exclusively for Formula One racing enthusiasts, Voyage 5112 overnights in Monte Carlo during the Grand Prix. Late autumn months are celebrated beneath the warmth of a Caribbean sun. Silversea Cruises is recognized as an innovator in the luxury segment, offering guests large-ship amenities aboard its intimate, all-suite vessels: Silver Cloud, Silver Wind, Silver Shadow, Silver Whisper — and launching in December, Silver Spirit — all designed to offer an atmosphere of conviviality and casual elegance. www.silversea.com
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