Silversea announces silver spirits inaugural World Cruise 2011

10th Dec 2009
Silversea announces silver spirits inaugural World Cruise 2011

In 2011, for the very first time, Silversea’s new Silver Spirit will embark on a full World Cruise traversing both hemispheres.

This grandest of voyages, appropriately themed “Spirit of Discovery,” begins in Los Angeles on 19 January, when Silver Spirit is set to welcome
no more than 540 privileged guests for a 119-day odyssey exploring 60 destinations in 25 countries—with 11 overnight port visits—before
concluding in Southampton on 19 May.  Along the journey, Silver Spirit will take in the tranquillity of French Polynesia, Australia’s untamed
landscapes, the unique customs and cultures of Asia, ancient Egyptian wonders and timeless Mediterranean hideaways spanning from Italy and Monaco to Spain and Portugal.

To offer guests aboard this far-reaching voyage an opportunity to gain a closer look at the regions they visit, Silversea is hosting four
complimentary World Cruise Events for guests sailing the full 119-day itinerary.  These exclusive, custom-designed events include the chance to explore the history and sample some of Australia’s premier wines at the original Penfolds winery, Magill Estate, and the National Wine Center in Adelaide; savor a Thai-themed gala dinner, staying overnight in the private Krungthep Wing of the five-star Shangri-La Hotel in Bangkok; experience the exuberance of a traditional souk in Dubai, enjoying a festive dinner set amid the dunes of the Arabian desert as the sun sets; and attend a private opening of Barcelona’s renowned Picasso Museum, with plenty of time to explore its treasures at a leisurely pace, without the usual crowds.

“A Silversea World Cruise is truly the ultimate travel experience,” said Trudy Redfern, Silversea’s Managing Director, UK and Ireland.  “Not only
will our guests have the chance to visit incredible destinations and explore fascinating cultures, but aboard our new Silver Spirit they’ll
also enjoy an unmatched level of pampering and personalised service set in a stunning 1930s Art Deco-inspired environment.”

Guests aboard Inaugural World Cruise 2011 will enjoy spacious, ocean-view accommodations, sumptuous gourmet cuisine served in six dining venues, the personalised service of a butler assigned to every suite, and Silversea’s generous selection of all-inclusive shipboard amenities, including complimentary beverages, wines and spirits served throughout the ship, 24-hour room service, stocked in-suite beverage cabinet and all gratuities.


In addition to the four complimentary World Cruise Events ashore and a 5% Extended Voyage Savings, the following complimentary amenities will also be available to guests who book the full 119-day cruise:  an overnight stay on January 19 onboard Silver Spirit, including a Bon Voyage Gala cocktail reception and dinner; eight Silversea Experiences ashore (one per voyage segment); baggage handling service between guest’s home and ship in Los Angeles and Southampton; a $2,000 Onboard Spending Credit (per double-occupancy suite); roundtrip Business Class Air and private car transfers (airport/ship/airport); and special commemorative gift.  Fares start at £39,218 per person, based on double occupancy.

Guests may also travel on shorter segments, enjoying the following benefits:

Sail 58 - 117 days:
—5% Extended Voyage Savings
—$1,000 Onboard Spending Credit (per double-occupancy suite)
—Silversea Experiences ashore (one per voyage segment)

Sail 45 - 57 days:
—5% Extended Voyage Savings
—$500 Onboard Spending Credit (per double-occupancy suite)
—Silversea Experiences ashore (one per voyage segment)

Sail 30 - 44 days:
—5% Extended Voyage Savings
—$250 Onboard Spending Credit (per double-occupancy suite)
—Silversea Experiences ashore (one per voyage segment)

For more information and complete details, visit the Silversea World Cruise 2011 micro website at

Silversea Cruises is recognised 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.  With the addition of the regal expedition ship Prince Albert II, the company’s itineraries
encompass all seven continents.

In the U.K., Silversea has been voted “Number One” small-ship line in the Readers’ Choice survey conducted by Britain’s Condé Nast Traveller
magazine (eight times), Best Cruise Line by The Guardian and The Observer Travel Awards and Best Luxury Cruise Line according to UK’s Travel Weekly Globe Awards (2009).  International awards include “World’s Best” by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler (nine times) and by the readers of Travel & Leisure in the US (seven times); “World’s Leading Luxury Cruise Line” from World Travel Awards (2007); “Five Star Diamond Award” from the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences (2009); “Best Luxury Cruise Line” by Spain’s Cruceros & Destinos magazine (2008); “Best Cruise Line” by Australia’s Luxury Travel Magazine (2009); and Best Luxury Cruise Operator according to Asia’s Travel Weekly (2008).


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