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Spend Christmas with Silversea Cruises

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Tuesday, 12 August 2008

With five different continents and voyages to choose from ranging from 11 to 16 days, each exploring a diverse region of the world there are few better ways to enjoy the festive season than with Silversea Cruises.

On 19 December, the first of the five voyages departs from Buenos Aires and spends 16 days exploring the highlights of Argentina, Uruguay and Chile. On this voyage number 1836, Silver Cloud passengers will have the opportunity to experience the best of South America.

If local cuisine is of interest, passengers on this cruise can sip tea through a silver straw from a bombilla (special cup) in Montevideo, Uruguay, or eat empanadas (tasty turnovers stuffed with meat or cheese) in Santiago, Chile.

For guests boarding Silver Wind at Cape Town, voyage number 2835 begins on 20 December, sailing to Port Louis, Mauritius, over a two week period and calling at seven ports enroute. In Fort Dauphine, Madagascar, passengers can enjoy beautiful countryside and unique vegetation or visit the still active volcano, Piton de la Fournaise, on Reunion Island.

Leaving from Sydney on 20 December (Voyage 4839) , Silver Whisper will spend 15 days calling at 9 ports before reaching Auckland, New Zealand. Beyond the incredible port of calls, passengers will cruise among the astonishingly beautiful glacier-carved inlets of Milford Sound aboard their ship. One of the many attractions includes the Waitomo Caves, a vast underground network of water-sculpted, cathedral-like limestone grottoes.

The fourth voyage, which sets sail on 21 December (Voyage 3831), has azure blue water as a staple on this two-week voyage through the Caribbean aboard Silver Shadow. Both embarking and alighting in Fort Lauderdale, this voyage calls at the ports of seven islands and picturesque Key West.

Finally guests seeking the ultimate white Christmas can choose to explore the natural and crisp beauty of Antarctica (Voyage 7821). Leaving Ushuaia, Argentina on 22 December, Silverseas sparkling new expedition voyager, the Prince Albert ll will cruise for 11 days through the Drake Passage and the Antarctic Peninsula.

Onboard each cruise, guests will experience the freedom to do everything or nothing. Silverseas all inclusive packages mean that once onboard, guests enjoy the luxury experience of cruising without the concern of extra costs.

Every suite offers a personal view of sea and sky, and 80% are complemented with furnished teak verandas, the perfect venue for breakfast while watching the next port approach closer into view.

Selected Silversea cruises also feature regionally specific lectures by noted historians, ambassadors, state leaders, authors and geographers to enhance guests experience.

Fares prices start from US$10,975 + Port/Fuel $660 for voyage 1836, US$8,635 + Port/Fuel $515 for voyage 2835, US$8,005 + Port/Fuel $365 for voyage 3831 and US$9036 +Port/Fuel $625 for voyage 4839.

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