Highlights Include Exclusive Shoreside Events,=20
Guest Chefs, Special Menus and a Gala Anniversary Ball
(Ft. Lauderdale, FL - December 10, 2003) Silversea Cruises has just unveiled a special collection of nine select voyages that will commemorate the ultra-luxury cruise line's 10th Anniversary in 2004.
As Silversea prepares to enter its second decade, plans are underway to make 2004 a most memorable and exciting year of celebration, highlighted by gala events and special programs aboard its fleet of four award-winning ships. The centerpiece of the festivities is a collection of Anniversary Voyages designed to honor Silversea's impressive legacy of achievement and usher in a future of new adventures and discoveries.
"We are thrilled to be celebrating our 10th Anniversary with this special collection of voyages," said Barbara Muckermann, Silversea's Senior Vice President, Worldwide Marketing and Communications. "These cruises have been
carefully selected to showcase the distinctive elements that make Silversea so exceptional. In addition to enjoying extraordinary service and
hospitality, guests will be treated to gala events and special 10th Anniversary dinners and entertainment - all while exploring some of the
world's best destinations."=20
Added Muckermann, "These voyages are also a great opportunity for our repeat cruisers to rekindle old friendships with fellow guests, as well as the many long-serving shipboard employees who have made our guests feel genuinely at home and part of our Silversea family for the past decade."
Each Anniversary Voyage will evoke a sense of nostalgia and feature unique celebratory events, plus an exclusive surprise commemorative gift. Among the planned special activities for each cruise is the Silversea Experience=
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into the heart of a region. Depending on the voyage, guests will be treated to such personally enriching experiences as a concert performed by the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra at the inspiring Revelin Fortress; a reception at St. Petersburg's Great palace of Pavlovsk; or an authentic salmon bake at the foot of Juneau's majestic Mendenhall Glacier.
Silversea's award-winning culinary team will celebrate the past and the future with two special dinners on each Anniversary Voyage - one recreating the inaugural menu served during the maiden voyage of Silver Cloud (the line's first ship), the other toasting new horizons with an inspired 10th Anniversary menu. In addition, all Anniversary Voyages will spotlight the vintages of famed winemakers or the gastronomic delights of such Relais & Ch=E2teaux - Relais Gourmands guest chefs as Joachim Koerper, Anne Desjardins and Michel Roux, Jr.
Rounding out the roster of gala activities is an Anniversary Ball themed to each cruise, creating an unforgettable ambiance of grandeur. Each
Anniversary Voyage will be hosted by an executive from the Silversea corporate office, giving guests a special opportunity to meet the people who
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The 10th Anniversary Collection:
Across the Bering Sea - On May 23, 2004, Silver Shadow sails from Tokyo to Anchorage on a 14-day voyage (#3412) that crosses the Bering Sea and
International Dateline, giving guests an extra day to celebrate. Early Booking Incentive fares start at $5,721 per person.
Mediterranean Tapestry - Silver Whisper departs Rome on May 31, 2004, on a 7-day voyage (# 4415) to Barcelona that calls in Italy and Spain, where
guests can explore Florence's famous Uffizi Gallery or enjoy a Chopin piano recital on Palma. Early Booking Incentive fares start at $4,187 per person.
La Dolce Vita - Silversea's Chief Executive Officer, Albert Peter, will be aboard for a lively celebration of la dolce vita when Silver Wind sails from Rome on June 14, 2004, on a 7-day voyage (#2417) to Monte Carlo, featuring
stopovers in some of Italy's most beautiful ports. Advance Payment Bonus fares start at $3,790 per person.
Scandinavian Summer - On July 8, 2004, Silversea's flagship, Silver Cloud, will set sail from Copenhagen on a 7-day voyage (#1421) to Stockholm,
featuring a three-day stopover in historic St. Petersburg where guests will be treated to a grand ball at Peterhof Palace. Advance Payment Bonus fares start at $4,111 per person.
Dalmatian Delights - On July 28, 2004, guests will embark Silver Wind in Venice for a 12-day roundtrip voyage (#2422) dedicated to members of
Silversea's Venetian Society. With calls in Italy, Croatia, Greece and Yugoslavia, this exciting voyage features an exclusive masked Venetian Ball. Advance Payment Bonus fares start at $6,941 per person.
Atlantic Impressions - Silversea's flagship, Silver Cloud, will sail from London on August 15, 2004, on a 15-day voyage (#1426) to Southampton that calls in Spain, Portugal, Morocco and France. Guests on this unique voyage will be treated to an exclusive musical event at Lisbon's 16th-century
Convento do Beato. Advance Payment Bonus fares start at $8,316 per person.
Alaska Harbors - On August 16, 2004, Silver Shadow departs Vancouver for a 7-day voyage (#3420) to Seattle that showcases all the untamed grandeur and spectacular scenery of Alaska's famed Inside Passage. Highlights of the voyage include an authentic salmon bake at Mendenhall Glacier. Advance Payment Bonus fares start at $3,226 per person.
The Grand Crossing - Silver Whisper sails from London on September 14, 2004, on a 16-day trans-Atlantic crossing (#4427) to New York City. Rich in nostalgia and elegance, this voyage features a private reception for Silversea guests at the prestigious John F. Kennedy Library and Museum. Advance Payment Bonus fares start at $6,046 per person.
Tropical Adventures - Capping off the 10th Anniversary collection is Silver Whisper's 11-day voyage (#4432) from Fort Lauderdale to Fort Lauderdale, which departs on November 8, 2004, and navigates the sun-drenched waters of the Caribbean. Guests will have a chance to explore the diverse and intriguing cultures of Guatemala, Honduras, Costa Rica, Colombia and Mexico.
Advance Payment Bonus fares start at $3,951 per person.
For more detailed information and updates about the 10th Anniversary Voyages, visit the line's Web site at 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. For the seventh
consecutive year, Silversea Cruises was named best small-ship line in the 2002 readers' survey conducted by Cond=E9 Nast Traveler magazine. For the fifth time, Silversea was selected "Number One" small-ship line in Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards 2003. 2004 will be an exciting year as Silversea celebrates its 10th anniversary. Look for upcoming announcements about gala events and special programs to celebrate the line's ten years of excellence.
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