By Alan Fine, Dec 16, 2020
Silversea Cruises has unveiled an enhanced savings promotion for the upcoming wave season offering up to 20 percent Early Booking Bonus savings on selected voyages in 2021 and 2022, which doubles the customary savings available for early bookings. The offer applies to new reservations booked and paid in full by Feb. 28, 2021.
On selected voyages setting sail in 2021, guests can enjoy additional benefits including a reduced deposit of just 15 percent, the ability to cancel up to 30 days before sailing without penalty when selecting a future cruise credit as part of the Royal Caribbean Group’s “Cruise with Confidence” initiative, and should a guest or a member of their traveling party test positive within 30 days prior to the cruise, at the boarding terminal or during the cruise, the guest will receive 100 percent future cruise credit or 100 percent refund for the total booking amount.
“As 2020 comes to a close and we look ahead to 2021, our guests are more inspired than ever to travel once again,” said Barbara Muckermann, Silversea’s chief marketing officer. “At the same time, we are making it easier for travel advisors to boost their sales during wave season with our enhanced online suite of marketing resources, now available on the Marketing Central portal.” Here are sample of voyages featuring the 20 percent early booking bonus.
MEDITERRANEAN: Sailing round-trip from Athens on April 20, 2021, guests traveling aboard Silver Spirit will spend seven days discovering Greek isles, Turkish ruins and the waters of the Aegean Sea with stops in Mykonos, Kusadasi, Rhodes, Crete, Santorini and Nafplion. 20 percent early booking bonus fares start from $3,840 per person, based on two sharing.
ALASKA: Flightseeing, dog sledding, salmon fishing and waterfall hiking are among the adventures that await guests when Silver Muse departs on several dates, including July 1, 2021, to offer seven-day sailings between Vancouver and Seward (and reverse). Travelers will cruise Alaska’s Inside Passage and call in Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway and Sitka, before reaching the Hubbard Glacier. 20 percent early booking bonus fares start from $4,560 per person, based on two sharing.
ASIA: Silver Muse departs Hong Kong for Singapore on Oct. 23, 2021 for a 13-day sailing. Guests will enjoy an overnight in Ha long Bay; visit Chan May, gateway to Hue’s Perfume River and Da Nang’s Marble Mountains; spend two nights in Ho Chi Minh City; then the shrines and palaces of Bangkok. 20 percent early booking bonus fares start from $5,440 per person, based on two sharing.
ANTARCTICA: Silver Explorer departs Ushuaia on Nov. 28, 2021 for a 10-day, round-trip expedition voyage to Antarctic Sound, Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands. Travelers will have the chance to witness scenery and wildlife, including several species of penguins, seals, whales, and more. 20 percent early booking bonus fares start from $11,920 per person, based on two sharing.
CARIBBEAN & CENTRAL AMERICA: Over the course of 11 days, Silver Spirit’s Jan. 3, 2022 round-trip voyage from Fort Lauderdale will sail to unlock Hemingway’s Key West, Santo Tomás’ Mayan culture, and Roatan Island. Rounding out the itinerary are Cozumel, Belize City, and the Yucatán Peninsula. 20 percent early booking bonus fares start from $4,000 per person, based on two sharing.
SOUTH AMERICA: This Ushuaia-to-Buenos Aires expedition aboard Silver Wind departs March 2, 2022, and spends 19 days exploring the southeast coast of South America and a selection of remote islands in the South Atlantic Ocean. Calls in the Antarctic realms of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands are complemented by visits to Puerto Deseado, Camarones and Puerto Madryn in Argentina, and the Falkland Islands. Guests will be treated to natural scenery and possible sightings of penguins, fur seals and whales, and an overnight stop in Buenos Aires. The 20 percent early booking bonus fares start from $14,080 per person, based on two sharing.
Silversea’s recently enhanced all-inclusive offering offers guests an array of amenities that complement the new wave promotion and includes round-trip air (business-class upgrades available in selected destinations); shore excursions on all expedition voyages and on ocean voyages (one in each port, per day) from April 2022; pre- and post-cruise hotel night/s, or day-use hotel, depending on Silversea’s air program flight schedule; transfers; luggage handling; complimentary city center shuttle when applicable; butler service in every suite category; onboard gratuities; multiple open-seated restaurants, serving diverse cuisine and an in-suite 24 hour dining service; sustainable caviar on demand 24 hours per day; beverages in-suite and throughout the ship, including champagne and selected wines, premium spirits, soft drinks; and unlimited Wi-Fi. For more information, visit www.silversea.com/best-luxury-cruise-deals/early-bird-cruises.html