WHY IT RATES: Solo travelers who book by the end of the month can save big on cruise fares.—Codie Liermann, Associate Editor
Silversea introduces zero single supplement fares on 14 thoughtfully curated voyages, meaning travelers have an extra reason to give themselves the gift of travel this Valentine’s Day.
For new bookings made between February 14 and 28, 2019, guests traveling solo will incur no fare supplement on select sailings to Central and South America, the Caribbean, the Far East, Australia and other alluring destinations.
“These special fares make it easier for solo travelers to discover the advantages offered by our intimate ships,” says Mark Conroy, Silversea’s Managing Director for the Americas.
“With welcoming staff, personalized attention and strong senses of community that encourage friendships, our ships provide the perfect settings for our guests to explore the world on their own, accompanied by like-minded travelers.”
Silversea’s fleet of intimate ships offers a rich experience for solo travelers, fostering a welcoming atmosphere in which like-minded travelers socialize while traveling into the authentic beauty of the world. For 14 select voyages in 2019 and 2020, solo travelers will enjoy zero supplement fares on new bookings that are paid in full by February 28, 2019.
A sample of the voyages includes:
Malaysia and Myanmar
Silver Shadow departs March 21, 2019, on a 12-day, round-trip cruise from Singapore. The immersive itinerary encompasses three enriching nights in Yangon, an endless melting pot of culture, people and religion; a visit to bustling Kuala Lumpur, home to the world’s tallest twin buildings; four days spent cruising the sparkling Andaman Sea; a day spent in Thailand’s modern, vibrant Phuket; and the sights, legends and folklore of Langkawi.
Solo traveler fares start from $5,400 per person. Plus, for this sailing, free economy round-trip air, or business-class air upgrade for $2,499 each way, is available for flights from select U.S. and Canadian gateways, as well as free one-night pre- and post-voyage hotel stays; free transfers between airport, hotel and ship; and free select shore excursions.
Sailing March 22, 2019, from Barbados to Fort Lauderdale, Silver Spirit will spend 11 days unlocking the authentic beauty and distinctive cultures of a string of Caribbean gems set within crystal-clear waters: Mayreau Island, St. Lucia, Martinique, Antigua, St. Maarten, St. Barts and Puerto Rico.
Guests will have the option to sail along Martinique’s coast in a catamaran, marvel at the underwater wonders of St. Lucia’s Anse Cochon marine reserve, discover St. Maarten’s unique blend of cultures and more. Solo traveler fares start from $4,800.
Plus, for this sailing, free economy round-trip air is available for flights from select U.S. and Canadian gateways, including free transfers between airport and ship.
Australia’s Kimberley Coast
On April 25, 2019, Silver Discoverer departs Darwin for Broome on a 10-day expedition along Australia’s remote northwest Kimberley Coast. The itinerary incorporates Wyndham; the regions of the King George River, Hunter River, and Buccaneer Archipelago; as well as Saumlaki on the Indonesian island of Yamdena.
On this exciting adventure, guests will have the chance to witness Aboriginal rock art; marvel at the strange beehive formations of the Bungle Bungles; meet indigenous peoples; and spot such wildlife as wallabies, crocodiles, dolphins and more. Solo traveler fares start from $6,400 per person.
As graceful as a tea ceremony and as modern as a bullet train, Japan is a symphony of soaring castles, ancient temples and cutting-edge architecture, and beckons to be explored. Silver Explorer answers the call with this 11-day expedition cruise from Busan to Kobe, departing May 21, 2019.
Destinations include Niigata, Sado Island, Kanazawa, Sakaiminato, Hagi, Kyushu Island, Moji, Miyajima Island, Hiroshima and Okayama. Among the standout highlights are the Itsukushima Shrine and Torii Gate, which at high tide seem to float; outstanding national parks; and three of Japan’s must-see gardens.
Solo traveler fares start from $6,400 per person. Plus, for this sailing, free economy round-trip air, or reduced business-class air, is available for flights from select U.S. and Canadian gateways, including a free one-night hotel stay and free transfers between airport, hotel and ship.
This Guayaquil-to-Valparaiso expedition aboard Silver Explorer departs November 9, 2019, and spends 14 days exploring the west coast of South America. Calls in Peru’s Lobos de Tierra Island, Salaverry, Isla Guañape, Lima, Paracas, and Matarani are complemented by visits to Chile’s Antofagasta, Isla Pan de Azúcar, Isla Chañaral and Coquimbo.
Guests will be treated to a kaleidoscope of unforgettable sights and experiences, including encounters with local cultures in such places as the Atacama Desert; visits to UNESCO World Heritage sites; and the chance to witness breathtaking scenery and possibly spot penguins, fur seals, dolphins and more.
Solo traveler fares start from $6,930 per person with Early Booking Bonus. Plus, for this sailing, free economy round-trip air, or reduced business-class air, is available for flights from select U.S. and Canadian gateways, including a free one-night hotel stay and free transfers between airport, hotel and ship.
Additional Combinable Savings
For a limited time, the 14 voyages in the promotion also feature a combinable Bonus Savings Days offer, providing up to an additional $250 in savings for solo travelers.
Plus, with the exception of the South America cruise, the Last-Minute Savings offer is available on the above-listed voyages, providing a one-category suite upgrade and an onboard spending credit of $1,000 per suite. Furthermore, there are additional voyages with reduced single supplements available, offering even more places to travel with Silversea.
Further enhancing the proposition for solo travelers, Silversea’s ships feature ocean-view suites; sumptuous cuisine; the personalized service of a butler; enrichment and entertainment programs; a champagne Welcome Reception; Gentlemen Hosts available as dance partners or dinner companions on select voyages; and a generous selection of all-inclusive amenities, including complimentary beverages, wines and spirits served throughout the ship; a stocked in-suite beverage cabinet; and unlimited complimentary Wi-Fi.
Please note: the 0 percent single supplement promo is subject to availability and can be closed at any time. The promotion only applies to fares for lower suites. For other promotions, conditions apply. To find out more information, visit www.silversea.com.
SOURCE: Silversea Cruises press release.
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