Silversea launches special ‘air included’ offer on Asia Pacific expedition voyages

Silversea launches special ‘air included’ offer on Asia Pacific expedition voyagesFORT LAUDERDALE — To celebrate Silver Discoverer’s inaugural year, Silversea Expeditions is including roundtrip economy airfare for new cruise bookings on select Asia Pacific expedition voyages.

Also available are reduced business class airfares. The bookings must be made by March 31, 2014. The offer is available for a limited time from select gateway cities in the U.S. and Canada.

Aboard the small-sized, all-suite Silver Discoverer, guests will be able to explore some of the world’s most remote regions and enjoy an enriching onboard program of destination lectures, photo presentations and daily recaps. Zodiac excursions and interactive walks ashore will be led by marine biologists, ornithologists, geologists, botanists, historians and anthropologists.

“Silver Discoverer will sail to the most remote corners of Asia Pacific, offering the chance to discover pristine lands where few travellers have ever set foot,” said Kristian Anderson, Silversea’s senior vice president of sales and general manager for North America. “And now with our air-included offer, we’re making it as convenient as possible to book passage to these far-off, dream destinations.”

Following is a small sampling of the Asia Pacific expedition voyages featuring cruise fares with economy roundtrip airfare included:

• Southeast Asia Voyage 9408: May 24-June 9, Bali to Keelung.
This cultural and wildlife journey of 16 days focuses on Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines. Expedition highlights include the chance to see the famed Komodo dragon in its natural habitat, visit diverse tribal villages and come face to face with Orangutans. Silver Privilege fares start at $9,850 per person, including roundtrip economy airfare.

• East Asia & Russian Far East Voyage 9410: July 2-19, Otaru to Seward. Spanning from the Sea of Okhotsk to the Bering Sea, this unique 18-day expedition will explore such remote destinations as Sakhalin Island, Tyuleniy Island, the Kuril Islands, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Alaska Peninsula and the Aleutian Islands. Following the historic routes of explorers and traders, guests will have the opportunity to witness rare wildlife and spectacular natural landscapes, including massive volcanoes. Silver Privilege fares start at $14,250 per person, including roundtrip economy airfare.

• Melanesia Voyage 9418: Nov. 3-21, Cairns to Auckland.
An 18-day expedition to unlock the mysteries of the Coral Sea, this voyage encompasses the islands of Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Norfolk Island and Bay of Islands. This expedition offers a rare, up-close view of a traditional lifestyle centred on gardens, reefs and ocean ancestors. Silver Privilege fares start at $12,750 per person, including roundtrip economy airfare.

• New Zealand & Sub-Antarctic Islands Voyage 9420: Dec. 6-22, Dunedin to Dunedin.
From the towering peaks, majestic waterfalls and rugged coastlines of New Zealand’s South Island to the biologically rich and diverse Sub-Antarctic Islands, this is a 16-day journey for nature lovers. Highlights include an off-road adventure from Akaroa to the foothills of the Southern Alps, immersion in the rich history of Maori culture, and two days exploring Macquarie Island in Australia. Silver Privilege fares start at $11,450 per person, including roundtrip economy airfare.

For more information and a complete list of expedition voyages featuring this special, limited-time offer, visit silversea.com/specialoffers.