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Silversea Expeditions Target Wellness, Birding, Cuisine, Diving and Photography Enthusiasts

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Silversea Expeditions has crafted new themed voyages catering for special interests from wellness and photography to bird watching, scuba diving and epicurean exploration.

The new 2015 and 2016 expeditions offer immersive experiences led by professional experts on adventures to some of the most remote regions of the planet.

Tailored for active travellers who yearn to explore the new and unknown, Silversea's three purpose-built expedition ships Silver Discoverer, Silver Explorer & Silver Galapagos voyage off the beaten path to the furthermost boundaries of the planet from South East Asia and the South Pacific to the Russian Far East and Japan, Frances Atlantic coast, enigmatic Galapagos and sub-Antarctic islands of New Zealand.

These expeditions are unlike any other form of travel - thrilling, awe-inspiring and humbling all at the same time, said Steve Odell, President of Silversea for Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific. Expeditions include special guest speakers, theme-related shore excursions and the chance to interact with leading figures in their fields while networking with fellow voyagers sharing the same interests. Voyages visit remote destinations as well as indulging travellers in their area of interest.

Highly immersive Photography Expeditions voyage to Russias rugged Far East, Antarctica, South America and Japan with a professional photographer:

Workshops and onboard lectures provide tips on how to compose the most visually striking photographs, and demonstrate how to get the most out of photography equipment to create extraordinary images.

Learning to photograph enchanting destinations like a pro, the adventures include photo walks and Zodiac tours with the professional photographer into captivating landscapes and charming local villages, encountering wild animals, exotic flora and fauna, and fascinating cultures.

Scuba Diving Expeditions offer experienced divers the opportunity to explore Asia Pacific and the South Pacific's top diving sites, escorted by Dive Masters with experts including marine biologists, environmentalists, ecologists and geologists sharing their extensive knowledge of the region.

They visit remote atolls of Indonesia, Micronesia, Melanesia and Polynesia, the Solomon Islands, including the Palau archipelago and Marquesas islands, celebrated among the world's most spectacular diving hotspots, with blue holes, hidden caves and tunnels, and an astonishing spectrum of coral fish and rare sea creatures.

These unique itineraries are carefully crafted to explore the most awe-inspiring deep sea adventures in the Southern Hemisphere, said Mr Odell. But space is limited and we recommend booking early.

Culinary Expeditions are an epicurean journey to discover some of the most authentic cuisine Europe has to offer, from Portugal up the Atlantic coast of France, sampling finest delicacies from cannels and wines in Bordeaux, to crpes in Mont Saint Michel, and fresh oysters in the medieval town of Saint Malo.

They also visit UNESCO World Heritage sites and include a private tour of the Guggenheim Museum.

Birding Expeditions are crafted especially for keen birdwatchers. Voyages aboard Silver Discoverer, Silver Explorer or Silver Galapagos experience the most diverse birding on the planet from the sub-Antarctic islands of New Zealand, home to 126 species of birds including the rare Yellow-eyed Penguin, to Bird Island in the Galapagos, the home of the Bald Eagle in Alaska, and the Russian Far East, famed for Steller's Sea Eagle, Siberian Ruby throats, Black-legged Kittiwakes and Auklets.

Wellness Expeditions are specifically designed to improve well-being while exploring off the beaten path in Southeast Asia and the South Pacific.

They incorporate a complete on-board programme of yoga, stretching, pilates and aqua gym classes, spa treatments, nutritional counselling and healthy daily menus, supported by wellness partner Technogym.

Combining the thrill of exploration with a holistic approach to rejuvenation, by day they encounter magnificent landscapes, fascinating new cultures and unique wildlife, while voyaging aboard Silver Discoverer is a sanctuary for mind, body and spirit. 

And rest assured, no creature comfort is denied on an expedition cruise with Silversea Expeditions, added Mr Odell. Luxury perks extend from open-seating gourmet dining to butler service for all suites, including select wines, premium spirits, specialty coffees and an in-suite bar stocked with guests' preferences.

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