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Silversea Cruises has lowered fares on select voyages sailing March to November 2012, including a few expedition voyages.
The new fares are available on dozens of sailings spanning the globe from Africa, Asia and the Americas to the Mediterranean and Northern Europe.
It also offers Onboard Spending Credits from $500 to $1,000 per suite available on these same voyages (with the exception of expedition cruises). The credits may be applied toward a host of onboard purchases, including shore excursions, spa treatments, specialty restaurants, Internet packages, personal fitness training, and more.
"With these new lower fares, we're offering travelers an irresistible opportunity to experience a luxury cruise vacation this year," said Steve Tucker, Silversea's vice president of field sales for North America. "We're combining an award-winning cruise experience with exceptional savings and generous Onboard Spending Credits, making this the perfect time to reserve a Silversea cruise."
Following is a small sampling of the several dozen 2012 voyages now offering new lower fares:
Voyage 3215: Silver Shadow departs Vancouver June 7 on a 7-day sailing to Seward with calls in Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway and Sitka. Fares start at $3,199 per person, and include an onboard spending credit of $500 per suite.
Voyage 3211: Silver Shadow departs Tokyo April 25 on an 11-day sailing to Shanghai with calls in Hiroshima, Busan, Jeju, Dalian and Tianjin (Beijing). Fares start at $3,899 per person, and include an onboard spending credit of $1,000 per suite.
Voyage 5209: Silver Spirit departs Fort Lauderdale April 3 on a 9-day sailing to Barbados with calls in Tortola, St. Barts, Grenada, St. Lucia and Kingstown. Fares start at $2,499 per person, and include an onboard spending credit of $1,000 per suite.
Voyage 7209: Silver Explorer departs Colón, Panama April 4 on a 10-day expedition cruise to Barbados with calls in San Blas Island, Cartagena, Santa Marta, Los Roques, Port of Spain and Bequia. Fares start at $2,999 per person.
Voyage 5211A: Silver Spirit departs May 5 on a 12-day voyage sailing roundtrip from Monte Carlo with calls in Malta, Crete, Rhodes, Bodrum, Santorini, Sicily, Sorrento and Elba. Fares start at $3,899 per person, and include an onboard spending credit of $1,000 per suite.
Voyage 1213: Silver Cloud departs Monte Carlo May 8 on a 12-day sailing to Rouen (Paris) with calls in Cartagena, Málaga, Portimão, Lisbon, Santander, Bordeaux and Guernsey. Fares start at $3,499 per person, and include an onboard spending credit of $1,000 per suite.
Voyage 2230: Silver Wind departs Athens September 24 on a 7-day sailing to Venice with calls in Monemvasia, Corfu, Kotor and Split. Fares start at $1,999 per person, and include an onboard spending credit of $500 per suite.
Voyage 1214: Silver Cloud departs Rouen (Paris) May 20 on a 10-day sailing to Copenhagen with calls in Oostende, Amsterdam, Hamburg, Travemünde (Lübeck), Warnemünde (Rostock) and Rønne (Bornholm). Fares start at $3,199 per person, and include an onboard spending credit of $1,000 per suite.
Voyage 4222: Silver Whisper departs Stockholm August 23 on a 7-day sailing to Copenhagen with calls in Tallinn, St. Petersburg (3-day/2-night stopover) and Helsinki. Fares start at $2,999 per person, and include an onboard spending credit of $500 per suite.
Fares listed above are cruise-only, per-person rates, based on double occupancy for a Vista Suite. New reduced fares that include economy class airfare and transfers are also available from select gateways in the U.S. and Canada. The fares are capacity controlled and subject to availability.
Travel Agent has asked Silversea about whether there will be any "price protection" for its luxury guests previously booked on these voyages. Will they get a refund or credit for the price differential in their suite category? When we hear back from the ultra-luxury line, we'll post the response here.
For more information and a complete list of voyages offering the new lower fares, go to http://www.silversea.com/specialoffers/?specialoffer=12803.