Thursday, 15 May 2008

The Ultimate White Christmas - Silversea's Antarctica

THE ULTIMATE WHITE CHRISTMAS – SILVERSEA'S ANTARCTICA

Silversea Explorations has created the ultimate white Christmas and New Year experience, an 11 day voyage departing Ushuaia, Argentina on 22 December 2008 aboard Silversea's sparkling new Prince Albert II.

Offering the latest in luxury exploration cruising, Prince Albert II's itineraries are unstructured by design, allowing the ship to stay longer in sites of particular interest, or make slight detours whenever weather, nature or mere curiosities dictate.

The 11 day Christmas voyage will navigate Drake's passage each way to the Antarctic and spend six days exploring the spectacular scenery and wildlife with experienced naturalists, lecturers and an expedition team who will share their knowledgeable insights of these pristine waters and the abundant marine species.

Designed specifically for navigating waters in some of the world's most remote destinations, including both the earth's polar regions, the Prince Albert II boasts a strengthened hull, with the highest Lloyd's register ice-class notation (1A) for passenger ships.

All this attention to detail, plus an all inclusive Silversea cruising experience. Cruise only fares start from US$7335* per person, double occupancy with Silver Savings of 25 percent.

Each luxuriously appointed suite has ocean views and offers the largest average size accommodation of any expedition ship. Some suites even have private verandas or French balconies. The marble bathrooms feature full baths and in the gourmet restaurants, the menus are designed by Relais and Chateaux with complimentary wines, champagnes and spirits served throughout the ship. With a staff to guest ratio of 1:1 the service standards will be outstanding. Expert naturalists and special guest lecturers will enhance the sailing.

Space is limited on this Christmas New Year Prince Albert II Antarctic voyage.

* Port and fuel charges extra.

For more information please contact Silversea Cruises on +61 2 9255 0600 or toll free 1300 306 872 (Australia) or 0800 701 427 (New Zealand), or visit www.silversea.com

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 in 2008, the company's itineraries encompass all seven continents. Silversea has for the past four consecutive years been named Best Cruise Line by readers of Australia's Luxury Travel and Style magazine. For nine consecutive years, Silversea has been named "Number One Small Ship Line" in the Readers' Choice survey conducted by Condé Nast Traveler magazine in the USA and in 2007 was the only cruise line named in the UK edition of Condé Nast Traveller's "Top 100 Luxury Travel Experiences" at the same time topping the Small Cruise Line award for the eighth time. Silversea has been selected as "World's Best Small Ship Line" in the US Travel + Leisure readers' poll for the past eight years.