Silversea will visit more UK ports in 2010 than ever before in the company’s fifteen year history. Four out of six ships from the luxury fleet will call at British shores, providing more choice and convenience for Silversea guests.
The number of people taking a cruise holiday from British ports increased by nearly a quarter in 2008, with 40 per cent of cruises booked last year departing from UK shores. In response to this marked increase, the new Silversea UK programme features fifteen voyages, departing or arriving at a British port, on Prince Albert II, Silver Cloud, Silver Whisper and also Silver Spirit, the newest and largest Silversea ship due to be launched in December.
“Silversea offer exceptional voyages, with the highest standards of personal service, and a number of all-inclusive luxurious extras, adding great value to the overall experience.” said Trudy Redfern, Managing Director, UK & Ireland. She added, “The benefit of travelling to or from an accessible UK port where you can start your holiday immediately adds even greater appeal to today’s traveller.”
Selected Silversea UK voyages are being offered at lower fares for early bookers as prices will rise as the sailing date approaches. Silversea embark or debark from the following four UK ports - Southampton, Portsmouth and London (Tower Bridge and Tilbury).
Listed below are UK voyage highlights for 2010
Silver Spirit departs Southampton 8 May 2010 on a 12-day voyage (#5013) from Southampton to Barcelona, with calls in St Malo, Bordeaux (overnight), Bilbao, Lisbon, Cadiz, Gibraltar, Malaga and Barcelona. All-inclusive, cruise-only fares start at £4,813 per person. Plus free Economy Class air, including free transfers from the ship to airport on day of disembark, is available from select UK gateways.
NEW VOYAGE - Prince Albert II departs 28 April 2010 on a 12-day expedition cruise (#7007) from Lisbon to Portsmouth, with calls in Oporto (Leixoes), La Coruna, Bilbao, Bordeaux (overnight), Nantes, St Malo, Guernsey and Honfleur. All-inclusive, cruise-only fares start at £2,422 per person.
Silver Whisper departs 31 May 2010 on a 12-day voyage (#4014) from Nice to Southampton, with calls in Barcelona, Malaga, Gibraltar, Lisbon, Oporto (Leixoes), Bilbao, St Malo and Honfleur. All-inclusive, cruise-only fares start at £3,453 per person. Plus free Economy Class air, including free transfers from the airport to the ship on day of embarkation, is available from select UK gateways.
Silver Cloud departs 7 June 2010 on a 10-day voyage (#1017) from London (Tilbury) to Stockholm, with calls Cruising Kiel Canal, Warnemunde (Rostock), Visby, Tallinn, St. Petersburg (2 overnights) and Helsinki. All-inclusive, cruise-only fares start at £3,027 per person. Plus free Economy Class air, including free transfers from the ship to airport on day of disembark, is available from select UK gateways.
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.