Ten new destinations, 320 different ports

Silversea cruises rolls out 2009 worldwide cruise schedule and talks to TTN’s Shalu Chandran about its deployment
Redfern, Silversea’s senior vice president

SILVERSEA Cruises has announced its 2009 worldwide voyage schedule which features 10 new destinations and a debut grand Pacific voyage.

The company’s four all suite ships are set to visit over 320 different ports in 108 countries on a diverse schedule of over 140 itineraries ranging from seven to 92 days.
“This is one of our most innovative deployments ever,” said Trudy Redfern, Silversea’s senior vice president of sales and marketing for UK, Ireland and Middle East markets. “Our 2009 schedule includes several new ports with an array of specially crafted itineraries focused on exploring fascinating destinations as well as some of the world’s most exotic regions.”
Silversea Cruises has also launched of its first ever dedicated Middle East brochure in both Arabic and English, which features itineraries through to December 2008.
“Our ships and itineraries cater to the discerning traveller’s love of discovering fascinating locales in luxurious surroundings,” said Redfern.  “We think this new brochure, designed exclusively for the Middle East market, does an excellent job of communicating Silversea’s easy going luxury and the rewards of travelling by small ship to explore the world’s most exotic destinations.”
As well as detailing the 14 voyages that will visit Middle Eastern ports during the next twelve months, the brochure highlights a total of 24 desirable itineraries in the Far East, Mediterranean and Northern European regions. The balance of the brochure is dedicated to comprehensive information on Silversea’s signature amenities, special programmes, deck plans and pricing.
Another feature of the brochure is a voyage by voyage summary of the full itineraries in a calendar format. 
The six star rated ships will also visit 27 new destinations in 2008 including Taiwan, Okinawa, Guam, Pohnpei and the Gambia.  A fifth ultra-luxury ‘expedition ship’ will be added to the fleet in summer 2008 and a sixth new build ship will begin service in the winter of 2009.
In support of this innovative brochure launch, Silversea is offering a special promotion specifically for the Middle East region.  ‘Exclusive Celebrations’ offers guests celebrating a special occasion at sea, such as an anniversary, honeymoon or birthday, a $500 shipboard spending credit for their 2008 voyage.
For further information or to request a dedicated Middle East brochure please contact your travel agent or Silversea directly on +1 954 759 5098 or visit
Featured on its worldwide schedule is the company’s first ever grand Pacific voyage, a 92 day extended odyssey that explores the Pacific Ocean.  Following a diverse route from Los Angeles to Papeete, Sydney and the Far East, with final stops in Alaska and Vancouver, Silver Shadow will visit 45 ports, 15 countries and both hemispheres.
Other highlights include return visits to Alaska plus 10 new destinations of Szczecin, Poland; Malmo, Sweden; Skagen, Denmark; Gozo Island, Malta; Symi, Greece; Koper, Slovenia; Olhahali Island, Maldives; Nemuro, Japan; Visakhapatnam and New Mangalore, India.
Silver Cloud starts the year exploring South America before heading to the Caribbean. From late May through to September, the 296 guest ship will be positioned in northern Europe and the Baltic offering 11 cruises of seven to 15 days, including several voyages featuring three day, two night stopovers in St Petersburg.
The 296 passenger Silver Wind begins 2009 with cruises to Africa, the Seychelles and the Arabian Peninsula, highlighted by inaugural calls to Olhahali Island in the Maldives and India’s Visakhapatnam and New Mangalore. 
From mid April to early November, the ship will traverse the Mediterranean on over 20 different itineraries ranging from seven to 12 days.