Friday, 12 September 2008

SILVERSEA ANNOUNCES 2009 - 2010 EXPLORATIONS TO ANTARCTICA


Silversea has today released details of 2009-2010 voyages to the vast white wilderness of Antarctica, aboard their new ultra-luxury exploration vessel Prince Albert II.

The season starts on 1 November 2009 with an 11 day Chilean Fjords sailing from Santiago to Ushuaia. Ports of call and exploration include Niebla, Ancud and Puerto Natales in Chile plus several days cruising the Chilean Fjords, the Magdalena National Park and Magellan Strait. All inclusive, cruise only fares start from US$4946 per person double occupancy.

Silversea has scheduled eight round trip Antarctica voyages from Ushuaia from November 2009 to February 2010. Eleven day itineraries will navigate Drake’s Passage and the Antarctic Peninsula. Each day explore by zodiac with an experienced and adventurous expedition team, visiting penguin rookeries and scientific research stations. Cruise only fares from US$6596 per person double occupancy per suite.

Prince Albert II offers the largest average size, all ocean view accommodation of any expedition ship. Cruise fares include complimentary wines and drinks throughout the ship (even hot rum toddies in the Antarctic). You can dine when and with whom you wish or have complimentary in-suite dining. Experienced knowledgeable expedition staff and lecturers enhance the Silversea expedition experience. All gratuities are included.

Silversea’s Prince Albert II will also offer three 17 day expeditions from Ushuaia during the 2009-10 season visiting the Falklands, South Georgia, South Orkneys, Elephant Island, the Antarctic Peninsula and Drake’s Passage. Cruise only fares start from US$9146 per person, double occupancy.

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 recognised 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 and for two consecutive years, ‘Best Luxury Cruise Line’ in the TravelWeekly Asia Awards. 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 Cruise Line” seven times in the Travel + Leisure (USA) readers' poll and was rated Number-One luxury cruise line by high-net-worth consumers in the 2008 Luxury Brand Status Index.