Value Watch: Silversea Cruises offer Early Bird Deal
Photos courtesy of Silversea Cruises
Story by Olga Bas
Combining a luxury ship with all the trimmings and a rich itinerary full of cultural and exotic stops along the ship's route, Silversea Cruises is ready to make you an offer you can't refuse: big savings on all their cruises for early birds who book now on 2010 trips. With over 10 trips planned for January 2010 alone, including Lisbon, Cape Town, Singapore, and Sydney, the possibilities are endless.
On-board there's never a dull moment as each sailing vessel is equipped with a bar featuring live music, a lounge, pool, library and spa with a restaurant that offers healthy and delicious food choices as well as 24-hour in-suite dining. Most Silversea voyages present regionally specific lectures by noted historians, ambassadors, authors, and more -- all experts in their field, ready to share their knowledge with the passengers.
The company's current Early Booking Incentive discount ranges from 10% to 30% off the published cruise fare, while the Advance Payment Bonus option provides an additional 5% savings for guests who make full payment six months prior to sailing. And starting with voyages in 2010, the Early Booking Incentives will range from 15% to 35% and a new Extended Advance Payment Bonus will offer a second, more generous savings level of 15% for payments made in full one year prior to sailing.
"We recognize that given the current economic environment, travelers may be tempted to postpone their purchase decisions, including vacations," said David Morris, Silversea's executive vice president of worldwide sales and marketing. "Yet it is times like these when people are most in need of an uplifting diversion, so we want to encourage travelers by offering our best deals early."
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