In December 2009, Silversea Cruises is offering
an exotic 16 day voyage from Dubai to Mahé via some of the world’s
most colourful ports in Oman, India, Sri Lanka, the Maldives and
the Seychelles. A shorter 12 day option is also available from
Mumbai to Mahé.
Departing Dubai on 4 December 2009, the 16 day
sailing aboard the all-suite Silver Wind calls at the Omani
capital of Muscat; vibrant Mumbai in the Indian state of
Maharashtra; Cochin in the scenic south-west Indian state of
Kerala; Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo; the Maldivian capital Male,
and the picturesque Seychelles ports of Curieuse, La Dique,
Praslin and the final destination of Mahé.
Those looking for a shorter voyage can
join the vessel in Mumbai, where they
will enjoy the final 12 days of the cruise to the Seychelles.
On 8 December 2009, passengers can enjoy a fascinating optional
day excursion to two of India’s most magnificent sites: Agra and
the famed Taj Mahal UNESCO World Heritage site. A private air
charter will take the group firstly to Agra Fort, built by Emperor
Akbar between 1565 and 1573. Passengers will then travel by road to
the Taj Mahal to marvel at the astonishing beauty of the white
marble mausoleum, commissioned in the 17th century by Mughal
Emperor Shah Jehan as an enduring symbol of love for his wife and
created by twenty thousand labourers and craftsmen from Persia,
Turkey, France and Italy.
All-inclusive, cruise-only fares
for the 16 day voyage start from just US$6,022 per person, double
occupancy, or US$4,522 for the 12 day sailing. Fares include luxury cruising to ports;
all-suite accommodation; gourmet meals; complimentary wines,
Champagne and spirits, and all gratuities.
is available on the excursion to Agra and the Taj Mahal, which is
priced at US$499 per person including a delicious lunch at one of
Agra’s finest hotels, transportation, expert guides and entrance
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