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25 April 2013

Silversea Adds British Flavour to 'Culinary Arts' Voyages

We look forward to welcoming two of Britain's top culinary innovators to host two of our popular Culinary Arts voyages this year.

Jason Atherton, the Michelin-starred chef who owns restaurants in London, Hong Kong, Singapore and Shanghai, will host an Asia cruise, Silver Shadow's 9-day, Hong Kong-to-Singapore voyage (#3334) departing 25 November, and renowned chocolatier Chantal Coady, founder of award-winning Rococo Chocolates, will host Silver Whisper's 7-day Caribbean cruise (#4329) sailing 8 November roundtrip from Bridgetown, Barbados.

On our Culinary Arts voyages, celebrity chefs display their exceptional talents during dynamic and informative cooking demonstrations where guests can taste and learn first hand the secrets of enticing signature dishes. These voyages also feature escorted provisioning trips to international markets (when the itinerary permits), food and wine pairings, creative regional dishes, and a five-course grand gourmet dinner. Throughout these special sailings, the featured guest chef and Silversea’s executive chef are on hand to share their culinary expertise and answer any questions.

We're delighted to feature these two extremely talented individuals as hosts of our Culinary Arts enrichment programme this year. We know our guests will enjoy the chance to sample their cooking and maybe learn a few culinary skills to try at home.

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24 April 2013

Silversea Voted 'Best Small Ship Cruise Line' by 'Global Traveler' Readers

The discerning readers of Global Traveler have selected Silversea as the "Best Small Ship Cruise Line" in the magazine's first-ever Leisure Travel Awards!

Global Traveler is a US magazine aimed at the American executive who travels internationally and domestically in first and business class.

To determine the winners, readers were invited to complete an online survey that ran from 1 May to 31 December 2012, at www.globaltravelerusa.com. The results were announced this month.

All of us at Silversea are extremely honoured to receive this award.

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18 April 2013

11 New Wine Cruises Let You Mingle with Top Winemakers & Sample Great Vintages

Do you love to travel? Do you love wine? Then you'll love our new Wine Series collection.

Our wine-themed voyages offer guests the chance to broaden their understanding and appreciation of one of life's most cherished luxuries -- fine wine. We've invited top experts from some of the world's most acclaimed vineyards and wineries to mingle and interact with our guests, guiding them through entertaining tastings and lectures that add a unique and enriching dimension to their travel experience.

On each wine cruise, discerning travellers with a passion for fine wines will enjoy sampling great vintages and learning about the tradition and art of winemaking in special tastings and lectures conducted by wine professionals, vineyard owners, and winemakers.

Depending on the itinerary, guests may also have the chance to explore some of the world's most celebrated wine regions on optional guided shore excursions. On board each of Silversea's luxurious cruise ships, guests also enjoy an extensive complimentary selection of fine red and white wine pairings with both lunch and dinner.

Here's a recap of the Wine Series experts* and the voyages in 2013 on which they will be hosting an enrichment programme devoted to wine appreciation:

Eileen Crane, founding winemaker and president of Domaine Carneros, Napa Valley, California, and Lawrence d'Almeida, Silversea Wine Ambassador & former winemaker, will host:

--Voyage 7309, Silver Explorer, 29 April - 13 May, Lisbon to Portsmouth

Lawrence d'Almeida is also slated to host:

--Voyage 1329, Silver Cloud, 16 - 25 October, Nice to Barcelona
--Voyage 2336, Silver Wind, 3 - 21 December, Las Palmas to Cape Town

Brian Davis, wine connoisseur and holder of Wine & Spirit Education Trust diploma, will host:

--Voyage 4308, Silver Whisper, 1 - 16 May, Fort Lauderdale to Southampton

Ken & Grace Evenstad, founders, Domaine Serene Vineyards & Winery, Dundee Hills, Oregon, will host:

--Voyage 2316, Silver Wind, 30 May - 8 June, Rome to Venice

Lyn Farmer, wine expert and senior editor of The Wine News magazine, will host:

--Voyage 3328, Silver Shadow, 12 - 29 September, Vancouver to Tokyo
--Voyage 3329, Silver Shadow, 29 September - 9 October, Tokyo to Shanghai
--Voyage 1334, Silver Cloud, 20 December - 5 January, Buenos Aires to Valparaiso

Tor Kenward, founder of Tor Kenward Family Wines, Napa Valley, California, will host:

--Voyage 5312, Silver Spirit, 10 - 18 May, Venice to Istanbul

Florencia Palmaz, CEO of Palmaz Vineyards, Napa Valley, California, will host: 

--Voyage 1333, Silver Cloud, 11 - 20 December, Rio de Janeiro to Buenos Aires

Pam Starr, co-owner and manager, Crocker & Starr Winery, Napa Valley, California, will host:

--Voyage 1314, Silver Cloud, 9 - 16 May, Barcelona to Monte Carlo



*Wine Series experts are subject to change.

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15 April 2013

Win a Luxury Cruise for Two!

We're delighted to announce that -- starting today -- we're launching an exciting Sail Away sweepstakes to give away a 7-day Silversea cruise for two in 2014!

And as of 1 April 2013, if you book with a deposit -- through a travel agent -- any 2013 Silversea cruise, your travel agent will be eligible to enter our Partner for Success sweepstakes and possibly win a new 2014 Mercedes-Benz C250 sedan!

Need help finding a travel agent? Click here.

No purchase is necessary to enter. Both the Sail Away and Partner for Success sweepstakes are open to residents of the US and Canada (excluding Québec).

For complete rules of the Sail Away sweepstakes, visit www.silversea.com/sailaway.

For complete rules of the Partner for Success sweepstakes, travel agents should visit www.silversea.com/partnerforsuccess.

Where would you most like to go on a luxurious Silversea holiday? Click here for a list of possibilities -- and start dreaming.

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