Silversea Cruises is offering a choice of the most exclusive all-inclusive fares available or cruise-only fares on featured Mediterranean and Africa voyages in 2016. From the monuments of ancient Rome to the golden beaches of Cape Town, a multitude of ports with unique cultures and stunning scenery are available for the luxury cruise guests of Silversea to conveniently explore with the following all-inclusive package amenities:
— Round trip economy air travel and transfers
— 2-night pre-cruise hotel stay (for Mediterranean sailings)
— 3-night safari (for Africa sailings)
— Complimentary Silver Shore Select excursions
— Free wi-fi (for all 2016 sailings to all regions of the globe)
The all-inclusive air, land, and sea packages are available for new bookings made on or after 16 December, 2015 on a trio of Silver Cloud voyages to Africa and the Indian Ocean, plus 30 Mediterranean cruises onboard Silver Cloud, Silver Wind, and Silver Spirit. They join the previously announced Silver Shadow Asia cruises, which also offer the all-inclusive package amenities on all sailings in 2016.
The most exclusive all-inclusive packages include a two-night pre-cruise stay at a deluxe hotel in the Mediterranean with transfers between airport, hotel and the ship (or for Africa voyages, a three-night safari in Kenya or South Africa), and round trip international economy airfare. Plus, a Business Class air upgrade is also available from £899 for Africa voyages and from £149 for Mediterranean voyages.
The Silver Cloud Africa and Indian Ocean voyages, departing 18th November, 6th December, and 21st December, 2016, also include a three-night, pre- or post-cruise safari. From Mombasa, the safari includes air travel between Mombasa and Nairobi, one night at the Fairmont Norfolk hotel in Nairobi, and two nights at the Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club. From Cape Town, the safari includes one night at a deluxe hotel, two nights at a Kruger National Park lodge, and flight from Johannesburg to Cape Town. Game drives with safari guide, ground transfers, and some meals are also included. The all-inclusive package fare for the 18-day sailing from Dubai to Mombasa, departing 18th November with calls in Abu Dhabi, Muscat, Mumbai, Cochin, Maldives, and Seychelles, starts at £7,550 per person, double occupancy, and includes a post-cruise safari.
Guests may also take advantage of the flexibility of choosing their own airline and schedule with cruise-only fares on new bookings for these select voyages – and they will enjoy complimentary Silver Shore Select excursions and free wi-fi. For example, cruise-only fares for a six-day voyage from Barcelona to Rome on board Silver Spirit, departing 26th April to explore Sète, Sanary-sur-Mer, Monte Carlo, Livorno, and Olbia (Sardinia), start at £1,950 per person, double occupancy — with complimentary shore excursions and free wi-fi included.
“We want our guests to enjoy the flexibility of choice and Silversea is the only ultra-luxury line offering such an array of options,” said Lisa McAuley, Silversea Commercial Director UK and Ireland. “Whether guests book cruise-only or opt for a seamless, tailor-made all-inclusive voyage, they will experience the highest levels of comfort, convenience, and value.”
Guests who choose the most exclusive all-inclusive package option, as well as those booking cruise-only on these featured voyages, may enrich their travel experience with a choice of complimentary Silver Shore Select excursions offered in every port of call. Whether it’s discovering the architectural treasures of Barcelona, strolling back through time along the marbled lanes of Ephesus, or marvelling at the magnificent sand dunes of Namibia, these small-group excursions present a destination’s art, history, and culture in an intimate, authentic way, utilising comfortable transportation and expert local guides.
In addition to the complimentary Silver Shore Select excursions, guests may purchase tours from a variety of land programmes offering exceptional value, including the more-immersive Silver Shore Collection tours, as well as Silver Shore Privato, which provides a private car and driver for independent exploring.
Features onboard Silversea include: open-seating gourmet dining; butler service for all suites; Champagne, select wines, premium spirits, speciality coffees, bottled water, juices and soft drinks; in-suite bar stocked with guests’ preferences; in-suite dining and 24-hour dining service (from a formal dinner ordered from The Restaurant menu and served in-suite, to lighter fare served in attended lounges); lecture and enrichment programmes; roundtrip transportation into town (in most ports); on-board gratuities (exclusive of spa treatments), and free wi-fi for each guest.