Silversea Introduces ‘Passport to Luxury’ Promotion

Most 2011 voyages now offer generous Onboard Spending Credits

(14 February 2011) Ultra-luxury Silversea Cruises has launched a new “Passport to Luxury” promotion with the addition of 30 new voyages offering Onboard Spending Credits of up to US$1,000 per suite ($500 per person) — meaning most voyages (over 90) in 2011 now feature the promotion. These enticing offers are available on new bookings made by 30 June 2011.

Steve Tucker, Silversea’s vice president of field sales for North America, said: “With Onboard Spending Credits of up to $1,000 per suite now offered on most sailings this year, we’re giving travellers essentially a ‘passport to luxury’ that lets them enjoy a completely personalised, all-inclusive holiday experience. Maybe you’re interested in taking a French cooking class … or surprising your spouse with a gift from the onboard boutique. Why not go for it? The choice is yours.”

The “Passport to Luxury” Onboard Spending Credit lets Silversea guests craft their own luxury experience. You can treat yourself to an oriental aroma stone massage at the onboard spa while sailing to Asia. Hire a private car and driver in St. Tropez to explore the glamourous Riviera. Or savour an exquisite six-course dinner in Le Champagne — the only Relais & Châteaux wine restaurant at sea.

Onboard Spending Credit options include:

* Spa treatments
* Speciality restaurants
* Premium spirits and rare vintages from the Connoisseur’s List
* Silver Shore excursions (none are excluded)
* Boutique purchases
* Internet packages
* Laundry service
* Personal fitness training
* Direct-dial phone calls

Aboard Silversea’s award-winning, all-suite ships, guests enjoy spacious, ocean-view accommodation, sumptuous gourmet cuisine, the personalised service of a butler assigned to every suite, and a generous selection of all-inclusive shipboard amenities, including complimentary beverages, wines and spirits served throughout the ship, 24-hour room service, stocked in-suite beverage cabinet and all gratuities.

Following is a small sampling of new 2011 voyages offering a$1,000 Onboard Spending Credit,Silver Savingsfares, plus*included roundtrip air and transfers (available from select gateway cities):

Transoceanic Voyage 3125: Silver Shadow, 8 – 23 September, Seward to Tokyo, with calls in Homer, Kodiak, Dutch Harbour, Kamchatka, Kushiro, and Hakodate. Silver Savings fares start at $6,118.

Transoceanic Voyage 5132: Silver Spirit, 21 October – 5 November, Lisbon to Barbados, with calls in Funchal, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Las Palmas, La Gomera, Antigua, Guadeloupe and St Lucia. Silver Savings fares start at $5,638.

Far East Voyage 3130: Silver Shadow, 9 – 18 November, Hong Kong to Singapore, with calls in Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, Chan May, Nha Trang and Ho Chi Minh City (overnight visit). Silver Savings fares start at $5,318.

South America Voyage 4135: Silver Whisper, 26 November – 4 December, Rio de Janeiro (overnight visit) to Buenos Aires (overnight visit), with calls in Parati, Santos (Sao Paulo), Rio Grande do Sul, and Montevideo. Silver Savings fares start at $4,798.

Far East Voyage 3132: Silver Shadow, 27 November – 6 December, Hong Kong to Singapore, with calls in Hanoi (overnight visit), Ha Long Bay, Chan May, Nha Trang and Ho Chi Minh City (overnight visit). Silver Savings fares start at $5,318.

South America Voyage 4136: Silver Whisper, 4 – 20 December, Buenos Aires to Santiago, with calls in Montevideo, Punta del Este, Puerto Madryn, Falkland Islands, Punta Arenas (overnight stay), Laguna San Rafael, Puerto Chacabuco and Puerto Montt. Silver Savings fares start at $7,598.

All fares listed above are per person based on double occupancy for a Vista Suite and do not include port charges and handling fees that can range from $209 to $500 per person on these sailings, depending on the itinerary. Silver Savings is a capacity-controlled programme and subject to availability.

*Included roundtrip air and transfers: A roundtrip economy air package (included in the cruise fare), that includes transfers between airport and pier on the day of embarkation and disembarkation, is available from select gateway cities in the US, Canada and UK. It is a capacity-controlled programme offered for a limited time. Additionally, there are specially priced economy air programmes available from other gateway cities in the US, Canada and UK.

The Onboard Spending Credit is a capacity-controlled programme and subject to availability. The Onboard Spending Credit is offered per suite, not per voyage, and only once to guests sailing on consecutive voyages. Maximum value of Onboard Spending Credit is either $1,000 or $500 per suite, depending on voyage. Single occupancy suites will receive 50% of the Onboard Spending Credit. It is valued in U.S. dollars, regardless of booking currency. It may not be redeemed for cash, and any unused portion will be forfeited. Additional restrictions may apply.

For a complete list of voyages offering the Onboard Spending Credit, go to

About Silversea Cruises
Silversea Cruises is recognised as an innovator in the luxury cruise line industry, offering guests large-ship amenities aboard its intimate, all-suite vessels: Silver Cloud, Silver Wind, Silver Shadow, Silver Whisper and Silver Spirit — all designed to offer an atmosphere of conviviality and casual elegance. With the inclusion of the regal expedition ship Prince Albert II, Silversea Cruises’ itineraries encompass all seven continents and feature worldwide luxury cruises to the Mediterranean, Caribbean, both polar regions and over 400 fascinating destinations in between.

In the US, Silversea has been voted “World’s Best” by the readers of Condé NastTraveler (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 “Best Innovation in Products and Services” from the Italian Innovazione Marketing Oggi Awards (2009); “World’s Leading Small Ships Cruise Line” from World Travel Awards (2009); “Five Star Diamond Award” from the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences (2010); “Number One” small-ship line in the Readers’ Choice survey conducted by Britain’s Condé Nast Traveller magazine (2010); “Best Luxury Cruise Line” Excellence Award by Spain’s Cruise News Media Group (2009); “Best Luxury Cruise Line” by Australia’s Luxury Travel & Style Magazine (2010); and “Best Luxury Cruise Operator” according to Travel Weekly China (2010).