(Ft. Lauderdale, FL — November 6, 2008) Ultra-luxury Silversea Cruises today announced Silver Cloud will sail to the Atlantic provinces of Canada and America’s New England next fall. The ship’s revised schedule replaces a London-to-Barbados repositioning voyage and three Caribbean cruises with four new itineraries spanning from London, Reykjavik and Montreal to New York and Bermuda.
Towns trimmed in russet red and orange; rugged shores and lonely lighthouses; colonial American ports steeped in history; the Statue of Liberty watching over New York Harbor — these are some of the amazing spectacles that await guests on Silver Cloud’s new autumn itineraries for 2009.
“The last time we offered fall cruises to this region was three years ago and Silver Cloud has not visited since 1999,” said David Morris, Silversea’s executive vice president of worldwide sales and marketing. “We offered a couple of expedition cruises in the north Atlantic earlier this year on the Prince Albert II, and they were extremely popular. We think that indicates it’s time to start featuring these destinations again on one of the ships in our classic fleet, especially during the spectacular fall foliage season.”
Following below are the new Silver Cloud itineraries, starting with a repositioning cruise from London to Reykjavik (rates are per person, double occupancy and do not include port charges):
- VOYAGE 1923: September 19 – 27, London to Reykjavik, 8 days, calling in Rosyth, Invergordon, Kirkwall, Lerwick and Thorshavn. Ship overnights in London. Advance Payment Bonus fares start at $5,621.
- VOYAGE 1924: September 27 – October 9, Reykjavik to Montreal, 12 days, calling in Narsarssuak, L’Anse aux Meadows, St. John’s, St. Pierre and Miquelon, Corner Brook and Quebec City. Ship sails the St. Lawrence and Saguenay rivers. Advance Payment Bonus fares start at $5,911.
- VOYAGE 1925: October 9 – 19, Montreal to New York, 10 days, calling in Quebec City, Gaspe, Sydney, Halifax, Bar Harbor, Boston and Newport. Ship overnights in Montreal, navigates the St. Lawrence River and sails through the Cape Cod Canal. Advance Payment Bonus fares start at $4,936.
- VOYAGE 1926: October 19 – 29, New York to Barbados, 10 days, visiting Bermuda, San Juan, St. Bart’s, Antigua and Bequia. Ship overnights in Hamilton, Bermuda. Advance Payment Bonus fares start at $4,416.
Silversea Cruises is recognized as an innovator in the luxury segment, offering guests large-ship amenities aboard four intimate vessels, Silver Cloud, Silver Wind, Silver Shadow, and Silver Whisper, 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.S., Silversea has been voted “World’s Best” by the readers of CondÃ© Nast Traveler (nine times) and Travel + Leisure (seven times), and rated Number-One luxury cruise line by high-net-worth consumers in the 2008 Luxury Brand Status Index (LBSI). International awards include “World’s Leading Luxury Cruise Line” from World Travel Awards (2007); “Five Star Diamond Award” from the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences (2007); “Number One” small-ship line in the Readers’ Choice” survey conducted by Britain’s CondÃ© Nast Traveller magazine (2007); “Best Luxury Cruise Line” by Spain’s Cruceros & Destinos magazine (2008); “Best Small Cruise Line” by Australia’s Luxury Travel Magazine (2007); and “Best Luxury Cruise Operator” according to Asia’s Travel Weekly (2008).