(Ft. Lauderdale, FL - June 8, 2004) Ultra-luxury Silversea Cruises today rolled out special new reduced supplements that make traveling solo easier and more affordable.
Recognizing that a growing number of men and women are traveling alone today, either by choice or necessity, the luxury cruise line is offering a special "Solo Traveler Savings" option on a limited number of suites on many 2004 and 2005 voyages. For a limited time, single supplements are available from just 110% to 125% of the published per-person, double-occupancy fare.
"These special rates make it easier for independent travelers to make vacation plans without having to worry about finding a travel companion to keep the costs down," said David Morris, Silversea's Senior Vice President, North America Sales. "What makes our new solo fares most attractive is Silversea's unrivaled all-inclusive value. We're combining exceptional savings opportunities for single travelers with our award-winning, all-inclusive shipboard environment - the most comprehensive in the industry - where all beverages are complimentary throughout the ship, including select wines, champagnes and spirits. Gratuities are also included."
Added Morris, "With a crew-to-guest ratio that is almost one-to-one, our single guests also enjoy highly personalized service, warm hospitality, and an ambiance that makes them feel right at home. Also, on many voyages, Gentlemen Hosts will be on board, which is a real plus for single female guests looking for a dining companion or a dance partner."
Listed below is a small sampling of the 2004 and 2005 voyages featuring reduced single supplements of 110% and 125% of the published fares for Vista and Veranda Suites, respectively. The following best-available fares are offered for a limited time and may also include Advance Payment Bonus (APB) savings, which require full payment of the cruise six months prior to sailing. All of the voyages listed below feature Gentlemen Hosts:
Silver Wind's "In the Wake of Columbus" 14-day transatlantic cruise from Barcelona to Barbados, calling in Cadiz (Spain), Casablanca (Morocco), Canary Islands (Spain) and Cape Verde Islands; October 20 - November 3, 2004 (Voyage 2429). Best available cruise-only fares for single travelers start at $6,045.
Silver Shadow's "Mexico's Riviera" 10-day cruise from Costa Rica to San Diego, calling in Puerto Quetzal (Guatemala), Acapulco, Zihuatanejo, Manzanillo and Puerto Vallarta (Mexico); December 4 - 14, 2004 (Voyage 3434). Best available cruise-only fares for single travelers start at $5,275.
Silver Whisper's "Caribbean Reflections" 9-day cruise from Aruba to Ft. Lauderdale, calling in Grenada, St. Lucia, Antigua, St. Bart's and Tortola; December 13 - 22, 2004 (Voyage 4437). Best available cruise-only fares for single travelers start at $3,663, including APB savings.
Silver Cloud's "From the Barrier Reef to Siam" 16-day cruise from Cairns, Australia to Bangkok, calling in Thursday Island (Australia), Darwin (Australia), Semarang (Indonesia) and Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam); January 31 - February 16, 2005 (Voyage 1503). Best available cruise-only fares for single travelers start at $7,178, including APB savings.
Silver Whisper's "Caribbean Retreats" 7-day cruise from San Juan to San Juan, calling in Grenada, Bequia (The Grenadines), St. Lucia, Dominica and St. Bart's; February 24 - March 3, 2005 (Voyage 4508). Best available cruise-only fares for single travelers start at $2,952, including APB savings.
Silver Shadow's "Tangos and Sambas" 8-day cruise from Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro, calling in Rio Grande, Porto Belo, and Santos (Sao Paulo); February 27 - March 7, 2005 (Voyage 3506). Best available cruise-only fares for single travelers start at $4,357, including APB savings.
For more detailed information on Silversea ships, pricing and worldwide itineraries, 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 Condé 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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