Escape the stress of the holiday season and treat yourself to an exotic sailing in South America, the Caribbean or South Africa, or stay closer to home and explore the coastline of Australia and New Zealand. Silversea is offering a dazzling selection of festive cruises this December with itineraries to appeal to all travellers. On 20 December 2013, the intimate 296-guest Silver Cloud will sail from Buenos Aires to Valparaiso on a 16-day venture taking in the Chilean Fjords. Fares start at AU$9450pp double occupancy. Closer to home, the 382-guest Silver Shadow is offering a 15-day sailing from Sydney to Auckland, with stops including Melbourne, Tasmania, as well as Milford, Dunedin, and Bay of Islands in New Zealand. Fares start at AU$7650pp.
Sister ship Silver Wind will depart on a 14-day voyage round-trip from Cape Town. The cruise will take in highlights of South Africa’s coastline including Port Elizabeth and Durban, with overnight stays in Richards Bay and Cape Town. During an overnight stopover in Walvis Bay, guests will be able to travel into the desert and dune regions to experience some of Namibia’s spectacular landscapes. Fares start from AU$6750pp.
Silversea’s largest flagship vessel, the 540-guest Silver Spirit, is offering a 14-day round-trip cruise from Fort Lauderdale, visiting the idyllic Caribbean islands of St Barts, Antigua, St Lucia, Bequia and the Turks & Caicos. Fares start from AU$7450 per person.
Onboard, Silversea’s fares include all suite accommodation with butler service; gourmet meals with menus designed by Relais & Châteaux, complimentary wines, champagne and spirits served throughout the ship, and all gratuities. www.silversea.com