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Old 08-13-2004, 06:12 PM
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Six Cruises Offer Optional Pre- and Post-Cruise Land Extensions Designed by Award-Winning Micato Safaris, Plus Exclusive Complimentary Shore Experiences

Ft. Lauderdale, FL – August 13, 2004) Ultra-luxury Silversea Cruises, recently recognized as the “World’s Best” Small Ship Cruise Line by the discerning readers of Travel + Leisure magazine, is partnering with Micato Safaris, also voted the highest-rated Tour Operator and Safari Outfitter by Travel + Leisure, to bring its guests the “World’s Best” cruise and land programs in Africa.

Next year the intimate 296-guest Silver Wind offers six distinctive cruises that call in beautiful and sophisticated Cape Town, South Africa, plus 15 other colorful and fascinating ports, on voyages ranging from eleven to 18 days. In addition to award-winning optional land programs by Micato, on each sailing guests will be treated to a complimentary Silversea Experience?, the line’s exclusive shoreside cultural event, offered in Walvis Bay, Namibia, and East London, South Africa.

“By partnering with Micato Safaris, which has been ranked ‘World’s Best’ by Travel +Leisure for the past two years, we’re able to offer our guests a selection of land programs that are among the finest and most exclusive in Africa,” said David Morris, Silversea’s Senior Vice President, North America Sales. “Ranging from three to five nights, these optional pre- and post-cruise land extensions are the perfect complement to a luxurious cruise aboard Silver Wind.”

Listed below are the 2005 land programs designed by Micato and departing from Cape Town:

The Good Life – Relais & Châteaux: An engaging three-night program designed for discerning travelers, it features accommodations at luxurious Relais & Châteaux boutique lodgings – one night at the Marine Hermanus, overlooking Walker Bay, plus two nights in Paarl at the Grand Roche Estate. This restored 18th-century Dutch manor house is also a Travel + Leisure “World’s Best” hotel. Other highlights include world-class cuisine, exclusive tours of premier wineries, and a demonstration of the art of “sabrage” (opening a bottle with a saber). Wine tastings, most meals, transportation and transfers are also included. Available as both a pre- and post-cruise option, the program ranges from $1,645 to $2,545 per person, based on double occupancy.

Wildlife of Londolozi: Guests on this four-night package embark on an expedition into Africa’s safari lands to witness a dazzling array of animal life – lions, elephants, rhinos, leopards and Cape buffalo. Highlights include one night at the Michelangelo Hotel, two nights at the renowned Londolozi Private Game Reserve (a Relais & Châteaux property and Travel + Leisure “World’s Best” hotel), and one night at the acclaimed Cape Grace Hotel, plus escorted safaris. Most meals, inter-African airfare, transportation and transfers are also included. Available as both a pre- and post-cruise option, the program ranges from $3,970 to $5,335 per person, based on double occupancy.

Victoria Falls & Chobe Game Reserve: This five-night program journeys to Botswana’s Chobe National Park and Zimbabwe’s magnificent Victoria Falls. Guests visit a local craft village, take a leisurely sunset river cruise, and experience thrilling open-vehicle safaris, offering unforgettable close-up views of African wildlife. The package features one night at the Michelangelo Hotel, two nights at Botswana’s exclusive Chobe Game Lodge, one night at the Victoria Falls Hotel, and one night at the Cape Grace Hotel, frequently lauded as one of the world’s best hotels by respected travel publications. Most meals, inter-African airfare, transportation and transfers are also included. Available as both a pre- and post-cruise option, the program ranges from $4,265 to $5,190 per person, based on double occupancy.

Complimentary Silversea Experiences

Each Africa voyage features one of the line’s signature Silversea Experiences at no extra cost. In Walvis Bay, guests embark on an adventure through the Namibian Desert, where they are treated to an unforgettable evening of music, fine dining, and champagne by campfire, as they witness the majesty of windswept sand dunes and the grand expanse of the desert sky. From East London, Silversea has arranged an exclusive journey through the homeland of the Xhosa people. In Mdantsane township, guests are entertained by a children’s choir and traditional Xhosa tribal dancing. At a local shebeen, an informal tavern, guests have an opportunity to meet and socialize with local residents.

Following are Silver Wind’s 2005 Africa voyages:

15-day cruise (Feb. 15) from Rio de Janeiro to Cape Town, calling in Vitoria, St. Helena and Walvis Bay. Advance Payment Bonus cruise fares start at $4,626 per person (35% savings).

11-day cruise (March 2) from Cape Town to Port Louis, calling in East London, Durban, Richards Bay and Reunion Island. Advance Payment Bonus cruise fares start at $4,696 per person (20% savings).

11-day cruise (March 13) from Port Louis to Cape Town, calling in Reunion Island, Richards Bay, Durban and East London. Advance Payment Bonus cruise fares start at $4,696 per person (20% savings).

18-day cruise (March 24) from Cape Town to Las Palmas, calling in Walvis Bay, Bombom Island, Dakar, Porto Praia, Porto Grande and Tenerife. Advance Payment Bonus cruise fares start at $7,015 per person (25% savings).

11-day cruise (Dec. 10) from Port Louis to Cape Town, calling in Reunion Island, Richards Bay, Durban and East London. Advance Payment Bonus cruise fares start at $4,696 per person (20% savings).

14-day cruise (Dec. 21) from Cape Town to Cape Town, calling in Walvis Bay, Port Elizabeth, Durban and Richards Bay. Advance Payment Bonus cruise fares start at $6,682 per person (15% savings).

Silversea’s new mini-brochure “Exotic Adventures in Africa & the Indian Ocean” provides complete details and can be obtained by calling your travel professional.

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 Condé Nast Traveler magazine. For the sixth time, Silversea was selected “Number One” small-ship line in the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2004
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Six Cruises Offer Optional Pre- and Post-Cruise Land Extensions Designed by Award-Winning Micato Safaris, Plus Exclusive Complimentary Shore Experiences

Ft. Lauderdale, FL – August 13, 2004) Ultra-luxury Silversea Cruises, recently recognized as the “World’s Best” Small Ship Cruise Line by the discerning readers of Travel + Leisure magazine, is partnering with Micato Safaris, also voted the highest-rated Tour Operator and Safari Outfitter by Travel + Leisure, to bring its guests the “World’s Best” cruise and land programs in Africa.

Next year the intimate 296-guest Silver Wind offers six distinctive cruises that call in beautiful and sophisticated Cape Town, South Africa, plus 15 other colorful and fascinating ports, on voyages ranging from eleven to 18 days. In addition to award-winning optional land programs by Micato, on each sailing guests will be treated to a complimentary Silversea Experience?, the line’s exclusive shoreside cultural event, offered in Walvis Bay, Namibia, and East London, South Africa.

“By partnering with Micato Safaris, which has been ranked ‘World’s Best’ by Travel +Leisure for the past two years, we’re able to offer our guests a selection of land programs that are among the finest and most exclusive in Africa,” said David Morris, Silversea’s Senior Vice President, North America Sales. “Ranging from three to five nights, these optional pre- and post-cruise land extensions are the perfect complement to a luxurious cruise aboard Silver Wind.”

Listed below are the 2005 land programs designed by Micato and departing from Cape Town:

The Good Life – Relais & Châteaux: An engaging three-night program designed for discerning travelers, it features accommodations at luxurious Relais & Châteaux boutique lodgings – one night at the Marine Hermanus, overlooking Walker Bay, plus two nights in Paarl at the Grand Roche Estate. This restored 18th-century Dutch manor house is also a Travel + Leisure “World’s Best” hotel. Other highlights include world-class cuisine, exclusive tours of premier wineries, and a demonstration of the art of “sabrage” (opening a bottle with a saber). Wine tastings, most meals, transportation and transfers are also included. Available as both a pre- and post-cruise option, the program ranges from $1,645 to $2,545 per person, based on double occupancy.

Wildlife of Londolozi: Guests on this four-night package embark on an expedition into Africa’s safari lands to witness a dazzling array of animal life – lions, elephants, rhinos, leopards and Cape buffalo. Highlights include one night at the Michelangelo Hotel, two nights at the renowned Londolozi Private Game Reserve (a Relais & Châteaux property and Travel + Leisure “World’s Best” hotel), and one night at the acclaimed Cape Grace Hotel, plus escorted safaris. Most meals, inter-African airfare, transportation and transfers are also included. Available as both a pre- and post-cruise option, the program ranges from $3,970 to $5,335 per person, based on double occupancy.

Victoria Falls & Chobe Game Reserve: This five-night program journeys to Botswana’s Chobe National Park and Zimbabwe’s magnificent Victoria Falls. Guests visit a local craft village, take a leisurely sunset river cruise, and experience thrilling open-vehicle safaris, offering unforgettable close-up views of African wildlife. The package features one night at the Michelangelo Hotel, two nights at Botswana’s exclusive Chobe Game Lodge, one night at the Victoria Falls Hotel, and one night at the Cape Grace Hotel, frequently lauded as one of the world’s best hotels by respected travel publications. Most meals, inter-African airfare, transportation and transfers are also included. Available as both a pre- and post-cruise option, the program ranges from $4,265 to $5,190 per person, based on double occupancy.

Complimentary Silversea Experiences

Each Africa voyage features one of the line’s signature Silversea Experiences at no extra cost. In Walvis Bay, guests embark on an adventure through the Namibian Desert, where they are treated to an unforgettable evening of music, fine dining, and champagne by campfire, as they witness the majesty of windswept sand dunes and the grand expanse of the desert sky. From East London, Silversea has arranged an exclusive journey through the homeland of the Xhosa people. In Mdantsane township, guests are entertained by a children’s choir and traditional Xhosa tribal dancing. At a local shebeen, an informal tavern, guests have an opportunity to meet and socialize with local residents.

Following are Silver Wind’s 2005 Africa voyages:

15-day cruise (Feb. 15) from Rio de Janeiro to Cape Town, calling in Vitoria, St. Helena and Walvis Bay. Advance Payment Bonus cruise fares start at $4,626 per person (35% savings).

11-day cruise (March 2) from Cape Town to Port Louis, calling in East London, Durban, Richards Bay and Reunion Island. Advance Payment Bonus cruise fares start at $4,696 per person (20% savings).

11-day cruise (March 13) from Port Louis to Cape Town, calling in Reunion Island, Richards Bay, Durban and East London. Advance Payment Bonus cruise fares start at $4,696 per person (20% savings).

18-day cruise (March 24) from Cape Town to Las Palmas, calling in Walvis Bay, Bombom Island, Dakar, Porto Praia, Porto Grande and Tenerife. Advance Payment Bonus cruise fares start at $7,015 per person (25% savings).

11-day cruise (Dec. 10) from Port Louis to Cape Town, calling in Reunion Island, Richards Bay, Durban and East London. Advance Payment Bonus cruise fares start at $4,696 per person (20% savings).

14-day cruise (Dec. 21) from Cape Town to Cape Town, calling in Walvis Bay, Port Elizabeth, Durban and Richards Bay. Advance Payment Bonus cruise fares start at $6,682 per person (15% savings).

Silversea’s new mini-brochure “Exotic Adventures in Africa & the Indian Ocean” provides complete details and can be obtained by calling your travel professional.

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 Condé Nast Traveler magazine. For the sixth time, Silversea was selected “Number One” small-ship line in the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2004
 
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