Silversea launches Grand Expeditions land & sea voyages


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Luxury expedition cruise line Silversea is thrilled to announce the launch of Grand Expeditions. Sailing from October 2015, Silversea has created five epic, once-in-a-lifetime combined voyages, each offering guests a unique experience from sea, to land, to sea again.

Ranging from 18 to 34 days, each Grand Expedition will commence with an expedition cruise in the Galapágos Islands, before connecting to a land adventure.  The journey then culminates with a spectacular expedition voyage exploring the coast of Central America, South America, or Antarctica.

The all-inclusive Grand Expeditions package has been planned and organised by Silversea’s experienced team of destinations experts and incorporates cruise fares for Silver Galapagos and Silver Explorer at 20% off the individual published rate. Also featured in the package are hotel accommodations, land tours, return air travel between Ecuador and the Galápagos Islands, intra-tour air travel and ground transportation, as well as charter flights to Ushuaia, if applicable.

“Our Grand Expeditions offer a unique blend of amazing expedition cruise experiences, combined with an overland adventure, which are all expertly curated by our destination experts,” said  Karen Christensen, Silversea’s General Manager & Director Sales/Marketing, Australasia.

The Grand Expeditions are briefly recapped as follows:

Latin American Delights / 18 Days / 1 October – 19 October 2015
Silver Galapagos will explore the western Galápagos Islands, known for its spectacular volcanic landscapes, penguin spotting, and snorkelling. Guests enjoy a post-cruise overnight stay in Guayaquil and then fly to Panama to embark on the Silver Explorer. Sailing from Colón to Guayaquil, guests will witness amazing wildlife, float up river in the Darien Jungle, and discover the beauty of Colombia’s Pacific coast (combines expedition voyages 8537 and 7522.)

South American Sojourn / 25 Days / 8 October – 2 November 2015
Genovesa Island’s Great Darwin Bay, formed by a collapsed caldera, and Española Island’s abundant wildlife, highlight this north central itinerary of Silver Galapagos. A two-night, post-cruise stay in Guayaquil features an afternoon tour of the city before guests embark Silver Explorer. Voyaging from Guayaquil to Valparaiso, guests will be immersed in the unique cultures and landscapes of Peru and Chile (combines expedition voyages 8538 and 7523).

Frigatebirds, Ice Fields & Fjords / 23 Days / 22 October – 14 November 2015
Explore the enchanting north-central region of the Galápagos from its stunning display of underwater beauty to its extraordinary wildlife. An overnight stay in Guayaquil, flight to Santiago, overnight hotel accommodations in the city, and an enriching wine tour combine to create the perfect interlude for guests prior to embarking Silver Explorer. Chile’s breathtaking snow-capped mountains, lakes, and fjords are the focus of the concluding expedition, sailing from Valparaiso to Ushuaia (combines expedition voyages 8540 and 7524).

Conquer South America & Antarctica / 34 Days / 29 October – 2 December 2015 & Southernmost South America / 26 Days / 26 November – 22 December 2015
Embark on a spectacular wildlife adventure aboard Silver Galapagos as she sails through the western islands the Galapagos archipelago. Guests then enjoy a seven-night land adventure, featuring excursions to Machu Picchu and Iguazu Falls, two of South America’s most remarkable UNESCO World Heritage listed destinations, before embarking aboard Silver Explorer in Ushuaia for an incredible journey to discover the marvels of Antarctica (expedition voyage combinations are 8541/7525 and 8545/7527).

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