Silversea Rolls Out $499 Air Offer for Silver Discoverer Expedition Cruises
WHY IT RATES: This is an incredible value for those looking to cruise into areas less traveled. – Rich Thomaselli, TravelPulse Senior Editor
PHOTO: A suite aboard the Silversea Discoverer (Courtesy Silversea Cruises)
Luxury expedition cruise operator Silversea is introducing a $499 roundtrip economy air add-on from more than 50 gateways in the U.S. and Canada. The special air offer is available on six Silver Discoverer voyages sailing in October, November and December to Asia and the Indian Ocean.
Aboard the small-sized, all-suite Silver Discoverer, guests will be able to explore some of the world's most remote and remarkable regions, while enjoying an enriching onboard program of destination lectures, photo presentations, and daily recaps. Zodiac excursions and interactive walks ashore will be led by experts in their field -- marine biologists, ornithologists, geologists, botanists, historians, and anthropologists. Guests will also enjoy such Silversea hallmarks as the pampering attention of a butler, sumptuous gourmet cuisine, complimentary wines and spirits served throughout the ship, and free Wi-Fi.
"These new $499 air add-ons offer extraordinary value for travelers looking to book passage to dream destinations located in some of the most remote corners of Asia Pacific," said Mark Conroy, Silversea's managing director for the Americas.
Following are the Silver Discoverer expedition cruises featuring the air add-on offer:
Australia (Great Barrier Reef) & Indonesia
Voyage 9622: Cairns to Balikpapan, 14 Days, Oct. 4 – 18
This cultural and wildlife journey offers the chance to witness amazing Aboriginal rock art, explore the tribal heritage of Tana Toraja during an overnight land tour, and dive or snorkel in the Great Barrier Reef, home to more than 1,500 species of fish, 400 colorful corals, and hundreds of species of marine birds.
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Voyage 9623: Balikpapan to Singapore, 11 Days, Oct. 18 – 29
Highlights include Dr. Birute Mary Galdikas as a guest lecturer. Famous for her work with the orangutans of Indonesian Borneo in their natural habitat, she will lead a private tour to Camp Leakey and the Orangutan Care Center, where guests can experience close-up encounters with these amazing animals.
Indonesia & Myanmar
Voyage 9624: Singapore to Phuket, 11 Days, Nov. 10 – 21
This voyage to Sumatra and the Mergui Archipelago will cruise the Andaman Sea, entering a part of the world that has rarely been explored. Sea gypsies, a people who live off, and on, the sea, may be spotted. Other high points include visiting a hilltop Buddhist monastery and viewing orangutans on a forest walk.
Andaman Islands & Myanmar
Voyage 9625: Phuket to Phuket, 11 Days, Nov. 21 - Dec. 2
From the dense forests of Mount Harriet National Park to the pristine beaches of Henry Lawrence Island, the Andaman Islands are a paradise for nature lovers, perfectly complemented by the rich cultural heritage to be discovered in Yangon, where one can witness such impressive sights as the giant reclining Buddha.
Myanmar, Andaman Islands & Sri Lanka
Voyage 9626: Phuket to Maldives, 15 Days, Dec. 2 – 17
This intriguing itinerary weaves together the enchanting parks, temples, and pagodas of Myanmar, the natural wonders of the Andaman Islands, and the historical and wildlife treasures of Sri Lanka, which include a wildlife sanctuary featuring one of the highest densities of leopards in the world.
Maldives, Seychelles (Aldabra) & Africa
Voyage 9627: Maldives to Dar es Salaam, 17 Days, Dec. 17 - Jan. 3
A high point of this itinerary is a rare visit to the remote coral atoll of Aldabra. Virtually untouched by humans and teeming with marine life, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of the world's largest atolls, and a pristine home to thousands of giant tortoises.
The $499 air add-on offer is valid on new cruise bookings for the featured sailings made on or after April 21, 2016. It is a capacity-controlled program, airline and routing are at the discretion of Silversea, and the program may be modified or discontinued at any time without notice.
For more information on Silver Discoverer expedition voyages, visit Silversea.com/ships/silver-discoverer.
SOURCE: Silversea press release
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