Silversea's newest ultra-luxury ship,
Silver Spirit, is set to debut in lavish style with a Grand Inaugural
Voyage on January 21, 2010.
On this extraordinary 91-day
journey, dubbed "The Spirit of South America," Silver Spirit will
sail from Fort Lauderdale to Los Angeles and twist back to New
York on a fascinating itinerary highlighted by a visit to Rio de
Janeiro in time for Carnival, a journey around the end of the
earth at Cape Horn, an in-depth exploration of the Mexican
Riviera, a crossing of the Panama Canal and an special Statue of
Liberty event in New York Harbor.
Silversea will begin accepting
reservations on January 12.
"As the new year begins and the
construction of our new ship moves forward steadily, I am
delighted to reveal some of the highlights of her much anticipated
inaugural season," said Steve Odell, Senior Vice President Asia
Pacific for Silversea.
when launched in a year from now, almost to the day," added Mr.
Odell, "will embody the hallmarks of Silversea's understated
elegance and distinct luxury with yet more superlatives in terms
of her spacious suites, expansive wellness facilities and
On the "Spirit of South America" odyssey,
guests will visit more than 45 ports in over 20 different
countries and island destinations across two continents, enjoying
overnight stays in Fort Lauderdale, Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires,
Punta Arenas, Lima, Acapulco and Los Angeles. In addition, they
will also be invited to attend the naming ceremony, a gala dinner
event on the eve of departure with accommodation aboard ship,
exclusive shore-side events in select ports of call, such as a VIP
evening at the Rio Carnival, not to mention special commemorative
gifts and a US$2,000 spending credit per suite to enjoy the voyage
to the full.
Fares for the full Grand Inaugural Voyage
start at US$39,187 per person, based on double occupancy, and
include "Extended Voyage Savings" of 5% - plus enhanced "Early
Booking Incentive" and new "Extended Advance Payment Bonus"
discounts applicable to voyages in 2010. A complimentary Business
Class air upgrade is also available for guests who purchase
Silversea's optional air program.
Other highlights of the
inaugural itineraries include an 11-day "Holiday Spirit" maiden
voyage (#5901) on December 23, 2009, sailing from Barcelona to
Lisbon; a "Maiden Crossing" (#5001), departing January 3 from
Lisbon for 16 fascinating days exploring the Atlantic and
Caribbean islands before arriving in Fort Lauderdale; and a
two-week grand "Atlantic Crossing" (#5011) to Southampton from New
York on April 23. Silver Spirit will spend the summer in the
Mediterranean and then reposition to the Caribbean for fall and
The 36,000-ton vessel will
indulge her 540 guests with the largest suites in the fleet - 95%
feature a private veranda - and with one of the highest
space-to-guest ratios at sea today, 67, providing 6,700 cubic feet
of space per guest. The onboard décor will lend a sophisticated
1930s Art Deco ambience to the public spaces, highlights of which
include an indoor/outdoor spa measuring no less than 8,300 square
feet (770 square meters), three whirlpools (two adjacent to
outdoor pool, one in spa area), enriching performances in The Show
Lounge and a choice of six dining venues including Seishin, a
Japanese restaurant, and the innovative Stars Supper Club,
featuring live music, dancing and nightclub-style entertainment.
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