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Silversea Cruises announces 2007 Worldwide Schedule

In 2007, Silversea Cruises is offering its most diverse collection of worldwide itineraries with a record number of 350 destinations featured on 137 different itineraries ranging from six to 126 days. Calling in nearly 120 countries, the line's four award-winning, all-suite ships will visit 29 new ports in an exciting year of firsts, including the company's long-anticipated first World Cruise to completely circle the globe.

"Our number of repeat guests continues to grow as many of them are inquisitive world travellers interested in unique experiences and in-depth cultural exploration," said Steve Odell, Silversea’s Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Asia Pacific. "To successfully cater to this type of sophisticated and discerning traveller, we have to keep adding variety and intriguing options to our programme every year. For 2007, we have put together our most expansive and imaginative collection of voyages to date."

New Destinations

In the Mediterranean, there will be inaugural calls in Antibes, Cassis, Porquerolles, and Cherbourg, France; Vigo, Spain; Sibenik, Croatia; Batumi, Georgia; and Latakia, Syria. In Northern Europe, new ports include Oye, Norway; Vaasa, Finland; Lulea and Ornskoldsvik, Sweden; Oban, Scotland; and Plymouth, England. The line will also debut new island destinations in the South Pacific, including Norfolk Island, Pine Island, Easter Island, Pitcairn Island, Corregidor Island and the port of Alotau in Papua New Guinea. The Indian Ocean and Arabian Peninsula offer inaugural visits to Dzaoudzi, Mayotte; Tulear, Madagascar; Curieuse, Seychelles; and Al Manamah, Bahrain, while Pare Pare, Indonesia and Guangzhou, China will debut in the Far East. Other firsts include a visit to the Caribbean island of Marie Galante, Guadeloupe and the island of La Horta in the Azores.

World Cruise 2007

Departing January 15, 2007 from Fort Lauderdale, Silver Shadow's World Cruise will cross three oceans, seven seas and six continents, visiting 61 different ports, and conclude on the originating coast, in New York City, on May 22. During the nine segments of this extraordinary four-month odyssey, guests will be able to enjoy 126 days of luxury as they follow the trade winds from Mexico to Peru, then sail across the Pacific to the fabled South Seas with stops at such idyllic isles as Robinson Crusoe Island, Easter Island and Pitcairn Island. Guests will visit the island paradises of the South Seas including Bora Bora, Tahiti and Fiji before sailing to the most desirable destinations of New Zealand, Australia and the Far East, including enticing resorts like Bali and Phuket. They'll explore exotic India, the spice ports of Arabia, the mysteries of Egypt and the must-see ports of the Mediterranean. On the final leg of this epic journey, Silver Shadow will pass through the Strait of Gibraltar en route to the Atlantic Isles and Bermuda on a classic Grand Crossing to New York City.

Silver Cloud

The 296-guest Silver Cloud begins 2007 with cruises to Australia, New Zealand, the Far East, India and the Arabian Peninsula, featuring inaugural calls to Norfolk Island, Australia; Pine Island, New Caledonia; Corregidor Island, Philippines; and Alotau, Papua New Guinea. From May to early November, the ultra-luxury ship will take part in a total of 20 cruises through the Mediterranean, ranging from seven to 12 days. New destinations include the famed golden beaches of Antibes, Menton and Porquerolles along the French Riviera, and Syria's modern Latakia, gateway to the ancient ruins of Ugarit. Also offered, in August, is an enticing 12-day, Athens-to-Istanbul voyage to the Black Sea, calling in Georgia, Ukraine, Russia, Romania and Bulgaria. In the fall, Silver Cloud transits the Suez Canal and explores the Arabian Peninsula and Africa, making inaugural visits to Dzaoudzi on the island of Mayotte, Tulear in Madagascar and Curieuse in the Seychelles.

Silver Wind

The 296-guest Silver Wind starts the year exploring South America on three cruises of eight to 16 days and then offers a series of mostly seven-day cruises to the most exclusive destinations of the Caribbean, including an inaugural call to the picturesque island of Marie Galante in the Lesser Antilles. From May to early November, Silver Wind offers an extended summer season of 12 cruises of seven to 15 days, journeying through the Mediterranean and Northern Europe before repositioning to the Caribbean with a 16-day London-to-Barbados cruise that includes the new port of Vigo, Spain, known for its winding, narrow streets and appealing old-town atmosphere. Silver Wind features return visits to exotic destinations like Lebanon, Syria and Libya, as well as an inaugural call to the charming village of Cassis, France. In the fall, the ship offers a series of cruises to the Caribbean and South America, including two journeys through the Amazon River and two opportunities to visit Antarctica on optional excursions from Punta Arenas, Chile.

Silver Shadow

After completing its World Cruise in May, the 382-guest Silver Shadow will offer a series of cruises to Northern Europe and the Baltic Sea, ranging from seven to twelve days, including several three-day, two-night stopovers in the historic city of St. Petersburg, two visits to the new port of Cherbourg, France (offering an optional excursion to the WWII Normandy beaches), and a rare 12-day Stockholm-to-Stockholm cruise exploring Sweden and Finland further north, around the Gulf of Bothnia, with inaugural visits to Vaasa, Finland and Lulea and Ornskoldsvik, Sweden. During the fall, Silver Shadow will offer five cruises visiting the warm beaches of the Caribbean and two 15-day voyages transiting the Panama Canal between Fort Lauderdale and San Diego.

Silver Whisper

During winter, 382-guest Silver Whisper visits the enchanting lands of the Far East and Indian Ocean on eight exotic itineraries, ranging from nine to 12 days, featuring inaugural calls to Guangzhou (Canton), China, and Al Manamah, Bahrain. After repositioning to the Mediterranean in April, for an extended summer season, the elite all-suite ship offers 26 opportunities to explore the region in absolute luxury, including a series of 19 seven-day voyages. A unique six-day, five-night stopover in Valencia, Spain, will give guests a front-row seat for the America's Cup races in June. The line's first return visit to Israel in several years, with calls in Haifa and Ashdod, concludes the Mediterranean season in November. During the balance of the year, Silver Whisper transits the Suez Canal and continues on a course exploring the Arabian Peninsula, Indian Ocean and Australia.

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