Silversea Rolls Out Dramatically Reduced ‘Solo Traveller’ Fares on Select 2011 Voyages

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(14 October 2010) Ultra-luxury Silversea Cruises has reduced the single supplement on more than 20 sailings in 2011 to just 10% – 25% (above the per-person, double-occupancy fare) for Vista, Veranda and Midship Veranda suites.

Initially launched last summer on select 2010 voyages, the line’s specially reduced Solo Traveller fares proved such a popular incentive with independent travellers that the company is extending the offer to select 2011 itineraries.

Steve Tucker, Silversea’s vice president of field sales for North America, said: “With special fares like these — which can be combined with Silver Savings, Free Air and $250 Shipboard Credit offers — there’s no excuse for single travellers to stay at home. If you travel on your own, now is the ideal time to finalise your holiday plans for next year and treat yourself to the luxuries of a Silversea voyage.”

Silversea’s crew-to-guest ratio of nearly one to one ensures single guests will enjoy highly personalised service, warm hospitality, and an ambiance that makes them feel right at home. Also, on several voyages, Gentlemen Hosts will be on board, which is a real plus for single female guests looking for a dining companion or a dance partner.

All-inclusive fares include a spacious, ocean-view suite (most suites feature a private veranda), attentive butler service, complimentary wines and spirits, fine dining, sophisticated enrichment and entertainment programmes, and all onboard gratuities.

Following is a sampling of 2011 voyages offering a 10% single supplement:

Arabian Peninsula 2101: Silver Wind, 3 – 10 January, Dubai to Dubai. Solo Traveller fares start at US$5,058. Gentlemen Hosts will be on board. Plus, *Free Air is available from select gateway cities.

Caribbean Voyage 1103: Silver Cloud, 22 – 29 January, San Juan to Barbados. Solo Traveller fares start at $3,078. Plus, *Free Air is available from select gateway cities. Voyage also offers single travellers a $250 Shipboard Credit.

Caribbean Voyage 1109 : Silver Cloud, 14 – 24 March, Fort Lauderdale to Fort Lauderdale. Solo Traveller fares start at $4,442. Plus, *Free Air is available from select gateway cities. Voyage also offers single travellers a $250 Shipboard Credit.

Caribbean Voyage 4113 : Silver Whisper, 27 April – 7 May, Fort Lauderdale to Barbados. Solo Traveller fares start at $4,442. Plus, *Free Air is available from select gateway cities. Voyage also offers single travellers a $250 Shipboard Credit.

Northern Europe Voyage 5111 : Silver Spirit, 19 – 26 May, Southampton to Barcelona. Solo Traveller fares start at $4,926. Gentlemen Hosts will be on board. Plus, *Free Air is available from select gateway cities.

Following is a sampling of 2011 voyages offering a 25% single supplement:

South America Voyage 4103 : Silver Whisper, 5 – 23 February, Santiago to Fort Lauderdale. Solo Traveller fares start at $8,798. Plus, *Free Air is available from select gateway cities.

Far East Voyage 3106 : Silver Shadow, 6 – 15 April, Singapore to Hong Kong. Solo Traveller fares start at $6,648. Gentlemen Hosts will be on board. Plus, *Free Air is available from select gateway cities. Voyage also offers single travellers a $250 Shipboard Credit.

Far East Voyage 3109 : Silver Shadow, 7 – 17 May, Shanghai to Tokyo. Solo Traveller fares start at $7,398. Gentlemen Hosts will be on board. Plus, *Free Air is available from select gateway cities. Voyage also offers single travellers a $250 Shipboard Credit.

All fares listed above are per person based on single occupancy for a Vista Suite and do not include port charges and handling fees that can range from $100 to $575 per person on these sailings, depending on the itinerary. Solo Traveller, Silver Savings and $250 Shipboard Credit are capacity-controlled programmes and subject to availability. The Shipboard Credit is offered per suite, not per voyage, and only once to guests sailing on consecutive voyages. Shipboard Credit is valued in US dollars, regardless of booking currency. It may not be redeemed for cash, and any unused portion will be forfeited. Additional restrictions may apply.

*FREE AIR: A free roundtrip economy air package, that includes transfers between airport and pier on the day of embarkation and disembarkation, is available from 22 gateway cities in the US and Canada, and select cities in the UK. It is a capacity-controlled programme offered for a limited time. Additionally, there are specially priced air programmes available from over 50 other cities across US, Canada and UK.

Click here for complete list of 2011 sailings offering single supplements from 10% to 25%, or visit Silversea.com and click on Special Offers.