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27 September 2012

Historic First for Silversea in Corfu

For the first time in the 18-year history of Silversea Cruises, three of our ultra-luxury ships -- Silver Cloud, Silver Wind and Silver Spirit -- called in the same port on the same day (as pictured above). The historic convergence of the three ships took place today in beautiful Corfu, a Greek island renowned for its lush green hills and pure white beaches.

Surrounded by the sparkling turquoise waters of the Ionian Sea, Silver Cloud, Silver Wind and Silver Spirit greeted each other by sounding their whistles as they sailed into this charming and sophisticated port.

Corfu (or Kérkyra in Greek) is the second largest of the Ionian islands, and a land rich in history and myth. It was likely the last stop for Homer's Odysseus on his fabled journey back to his homeland of Ithaca. For Silversea, Corfu will always carry special significance as the port that hosted an important milestone in our company's own unfolding story.

Silver Wind and Silver Spirit are on 7-day sailings in the Greek Isles. Both itineraries include stops in Croatia and Italy, as well as Montenegro for Silver Wind. Silver Cloud is sailing from Venice to Barcelona on a 12-day Mediterranean voyage.

For information on upcoming Silversea voyages to the Mediterranean, click here.

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20 September 2012

Designed for the Avid Traveller: World Cruise 2014

Sailing around the world on the ultimate cruise ship is the trip of a lifetime for many travellers, and on 6 January 2014, 382 fortunate guests will have the opportunity to do just that as they step aboard our luxurious Silver Whisper for an incomparable 113-day odyssey from Los Angeles to Barcelona.

Crafted in direct response to our Venetian Society members' expressed desires, our World Cruise 2014 is a world voyage designed for connoisseurs. With several overnight visits and late-night departures, our guests will have plenty of time for in-depth cultural exploration in places that most travellers only dream about.

Silversea celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2014 and we'll launch the festivities with this far-reaching and stimulating exploration of the world -- now available for reservation.

Guests aboard World Cruise 2014 will journey in unrivalled luxury as they visit 54 destinations in 29 countries, enjoying 12 overnight stays along the way. Silver Whisper will follow a westward path across the Pacific to call on lush Polynesia and lands Down Under, including Hawaii, Samoa, Tonga, Australia and New Zealand. From there, the ship will sail up to the remote island of Koror and then head west to spend a month exploring fascinating Asian cultures -- from China, Japan, and Vietnam to Thailand, Singapore, and India -- including three days in Yangon, Myanmar. Silver Whisper will conclude her global tour calling on modern capitals and ancient cities in the Mediterranean.

Since extended visits in port offer travellers the chance to truly immerse themselves in local culture, World Cruise 2014 will not only feature two-night stays in Yangon and Hong Kong, but overnight calls in Sydney, Cairns, Shanghai, Ho Chi Minh City, Bangkok, Singapore, Istanbul and Barcelona.

And guests will have the option to extend their World Cruise by adding a pre-cruise Panama Canal voyage from Fort Lauderdale to Los Angeles (17 days), or extend from Barcelona to Lisbon (7 days) or Southampton (16 days).

A Host of Added-Value Amenities

Full World Cruise guests will enjoy a variety of special amenities, including a gala Bon Voyage evening at a luxury Beverly Hills hotel, baggage valet service, complimentary Business Class air and transfers (or air credit), a generous onboard spending credit, complimentary laundry service and commemorative gifts.

There will also be exclusive complimentary shoreside events:


Angkor Wat, Cambodia.

--Sunset Over Angkor Wat: From Bangkok guests will fly to Siem Reap, Cambodia, to explore the magnificent temple complex at Angkor Wat, enjoying overnight accommodations at a 5-star hotel, and dinner surrounded by colossal statues in the spectacular Bayon Temple.

--The Rising Dragon: This elegant evening event in Hong Kong will be hosted at the spectacularly situated Four Seasons Hotel, where guests will savour fine cuisine in a richly decorated setting that reflects both traditional and contemporary elements of this vibrant metropolis.

--Supper in a Sultan's Palace: Highlighting this immersive experience in Istanbul is a panoramic cruise along the Bosphorus, bordering Asia and Europe, followed by an atmospheric dinner in the glorious Ciragan Palace, once home to powerful sultans of the Ottoman Empire.

Plus two complimentary Silversea Experiences will showcase the fascinating cultures of Fanning Island, Kiribati, and Alotau, Papua New Guinea.

Guests will also have the chance to meet and mingle with distinguished destination experts, academics, journalists, diplomats and other specialists. Local entertainment, cooking demonstrations, wine tastings, and regional specialties will provide further immersion in each global destination.

At Home Upon the Oceans of the World

The intimate Silver Whisper is the perfect escort to the far corners of the globe. She can sail along secluded waterways or into small harbours for authentic, life-changing encounters with nature, wildlife and the seldom-seen.

All-Inclusive Silversea distinctions include:

--Intimate, ultra-luxury ship for just 382 guests
--Butler service for every suite
--Complimentary wines and spirits
--Included onboard gratuities
--Complimentary transportation to town (most ports)

Click here to view the complete itinerary.

We hope to welcome you aboard this remarkable journey!

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13 September 2012

Silversea Scoops Another Award: Star Luxury Cruise Company

Silversea Cruises has just been named "Star Luxury Cruise Company" for the sixth consecutive year! The award was announced at the 16th Travel Bulletin Star Awards ceremony held at London's prestigious Landmark Hotel on 10 September 2012.

The award comes on the heels of winning "Favourite Cruise Line - Small Ships" by the readers of Condé Nast Traveller, UK, on 6 September.

Mafalda Barreto (pictured above), Silversea's National Accounts Manager for the UK, accepted the stylish crystal award on behalf of Silversea.

Launched in 1975, Travel Bulletin is a leading weekly magazine for UK travel agents. The winners of the Star Awards were chosen by travel agents. These awards are considered among the most fair and independent in the industry as agents are given free rein to vote for whomever they prefer; they are asked to name one company that they view to be the very best in each category.

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06 September 2012

Silversea Wins 'Favourite Cruise Line - Small Ships' Award


Silver Cloud sailing through London's Tower Bridge.

We're delighted to announce that Silversea Cruises has been voted "Favourite Cruise Line - Small Ships" by the discerning readers of Condé Nast Traveller, the UK edition of one of the world's premier travel publications. The winners of the Readers' Travel Awards 2012 were announced this evening at a gala ceremony held at the British Museum in London.

Silversea was recognised particularly for itinerary, variety of attractions and facilities.

It's an immense honour for all of us at Silversea to receive this recognition, and it underscores our commitment to delivering an incomparable holiday experience.

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