Cruise Briefs

SILVERSEA INVITES GUESTS TO Cruise at Leisurely Pace

Silversea Cruises (www.silversea.com) is offering a collection of 13 Elegant Explorations for 2009, aimed at giving guests the opportunity to see the world at a "slower pace." The cruises range between 24 and 92 days and include the line's first-ever, 92-day Grand Pacific cruise (departing March 7, 2009, on Silver Shadow), which will visit a combined 45 ports in 15 countries.

CRYSTAL'S ADVENTURES IN ITALY Crystal Cruises

(www.crystalcruises.com) is introducing new aerial Crystal Adventures in Italy, citing an increase in demand by guests for more excursions. These are by way of helicopter and range from $1,995 to $3,268 and include options that fly over the Amalfi Coast, Mt. Etna and the Dolomites. The new adventures are available on 16 Mediterranean itineraries aboard Crystal Serenity and Crystal Symphony this summer, and are part of a total of 18 new Crystal Adventures in Italy this year.

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