Ultra-luxury Silversea Cruises has launched a new "Passport to Luxury" promotion with the addition of 30 new voyages offering Onboard Spending Credits of up to $1,000 per suite ($500 per person) -- meaning most voyages (over 90) in 2011 now feature the promotion. These enticing offers are available on new bookings made by June 30, 2011.
"With Onboard Spending Credits of up to $1,000 per suite now offered on most sailings this year, we're giving travelers essentially a 'passport to luxury' that lets them enjoy a completely personalized, all-inclusive vacation experience," said Steve Tucker, Silversea's vice president of field sales for North America. "Maybe you're interested in taking a French cooking class … or surprising your spouse with a gift from the onboard boutique. Why not go for it? The choice is yours."
The "Passport to Luxury" Onboard Spending Credit lets Silversea guests craft their own luxury experience. You can treat yourself to an oriental aroma stone massage at the onboard spa while sailing to Asia. Hire a private car and driver in St. Tropez to explore the glamorous Riviera. Or savor an exquisite six-course dinner in Le Champagne -- the only Relais & Châteaux wine restaurant at sea.
Onboard Spending Credit options include:
Premium spirits and rare vintages from the Connoisseur's List
Silver Shore excursions (none are excluded)
Personal fitness training
Direct-dial phone calls
Aboard Silversea's award-winning, all-suite ships, guests enjoy spacious, ocean-view accommodations, sumptuous gourmet cuisine, the personalized service of a butler assigned to every suite, and a generous selection of all-inclusive shipboard amenities, including complimentary beverages, wines and spirits served throughout the ship, 24-hour room service, stocked in-suite beverage cabinet and all gratuities.
Following is a small sampling of new 2011 voyages offering a $1,000 Onboard Spending Credit, Silver Savings fares reflecting a 60% savings, plus*included roundtrip air and transfers (available from select gateway cities):
Transoceanic Voyage 3125: Silver Shadow, September 8 - 23, Seward to Tokyo, with calls in Homer, Kodiak, Dutch Harbor, Kamchatka, Kushiro, and Hakodate. Silver Savings fares start at $6,118.
Transoceanic Voyage 5132: Silver Spirit, October 21 - November 5, Lisbon to Barbados, with calls in Funchal, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Las Palmas, La Gomera, Antigua, Guadeloupe and St. Lucia. Silver Savings fares start at $5,638.
Far East Voyage 3130: Silver Shadow, November 9 - 18, Hong Kong to Singapore, with calls in Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, Chan May, Nha Trang and Ho Chi Minh City (overnight visit). Silver Savings fares start at $5,318.
South America Voyage 4135: Silver Whisper, November 26 - December 4, Rio de Janeiro (overnight visit) to Buenos Aires (overnight visit), with calls in Parati, Santos (Sao Paulo), Rio Grande do Sul, and Montevideo. Silver Savings fares start at $4,798.
Far East Voyage 3132: Silver Shadow, November 27 - December 6, Hong Kong to Singapore, with calls in Hanoi (overnight visit), Ha Long Bay, Chan May, Nha Trang and Ho Chi Minh City (overnight visit). Silver Savings fares start at $5,318.
South America Voyage 4136: Silver Whisper, December 4 - 20, Buenos Aires to Santiago, with calls in Montevideo, Punta del Este, Puerto Madryn, Falkland Islands, Punta Arenas (overnight stay), Laguna San Raphael, Puerto Chacabuco and Puerto Montt. Silver Savings fares start at $7,598.
All fares listed above are per person based on double occupancy for a Vista Suite and do not include port charges and handling fees that can range from $209 to $500 per person on these sailings, depending on the itinerary. Silver Savings is a capacity-controlled program and subject to availability.
*Included roundtrip air and transfers: A roundtrip economy air package (included in the cruise fare), that includes transfers between airport and pier on the day of embarkation and disembarkation, is available from 22 gateway cities in the U.S. and Canada. It is a capacity-controlled program offered for a limited time. Additionally, there are specially priced air add-on programs available from another 50 cities.
The Onboard Spending Credit is a capacity-controlled program and subject to availability. The Onboard Spending Credit is offered per suite, not per voyage, and only once to guests sailing on consecutive voyages. Maximum value of Onboard Spending Credit is either $1,000 or $500 per suite, depending on voyage. Single occupancy suites will receive 50% of the Onboard Spending Credit. It is valued in U.S. dollars, regardless of booking currency. It may not be redeemed for cash, and any unused portion will be forfeited. Additional restrictions may apply.