Passengers singling out New Voyage bookings in specific locations
By Patti Pietschmann, Travel Diva
“While 2020 posed unique challenges for travelers, the enthusiasm for our new 2022-2023 itineraries has been overwhelming. People are eager to discover the world once more,” says Barbara Muckermann, Silversea CMO. “And, she adds, they have specific destinations in mind.
“It’s exciting to see strong interest in a diverse areas of the world.” “The response from members of our Venetian Society loyalty club shows that they are eager to travel again.”
Most cruise-starved people admit they will go anywhere when operations resume. But many are opting for choices in Silverseas 315 new voyages for 2022-2023.
Recent bookings indicate a strong interest in the Mediterranean. Especially small ports and iconic cities such as Pompeii. They want to visit Michelangelo’s basilica of St. Peter in the Vatican City. And to see Gaudí’s surreal Sagrada Familia in Barcelona. Another draw is Santorini with its blue domes and whitewashed houses. And of course the antiquities of Ephesus, and as well as the golden beaches and delicious cuisine of the Côte d’Azur.
Delving into history
Northern Europe is also growing in popularity. There is increasing interest in the British Isles and the Baltic. Some clients want to relive the sixties with a stroll down Liverpool’s Penny Lane. Others say they want to sail along the same coastlines as the Vikings. Or discover the imperial heritage of St. Petersburg with its iconic Hermitage Museum, gilded palaces, and ornate churches.
Communing with Nature
The Last Frontier is as popular as ever. People want a vacation steeped in natural beauty. And Alaska has it all with frontier towns, elaborate totem poles, and onion-domed Russian churches. America’s 49th state boasts a dramatic landscape of mountains, forests, glaciers, and fjords. It also offers activities such as hikes along Tongass National Park’s Mendenhall Glacier .
Before the cruise pause Antarctica was picking up a head of steam. Silversea sees that its clientele haven’t lost interest in visiting this distant destination. Antarctica beckons with towering icebergs, mighty glaciers and abundant wildlife.
Penguins, seals, whales, and seabirds reign supreme in this frozen paradise. Here, you can hike volcanic shores dotted with snow and penguins, or paddle through mazes of floating ice in a kayak.
And if you’re feeling adventurous, take a dip in the chilly waters of Deception Island, a volcanic caldera near the Antarctic Peninsula.
There’s plenty of interest in sailing on the sleek Silver Origin in the Galápagos Islands. Bookings are exploding for this ecological paradise.
Situated at the intersection of three Pacific Ocean currents, this archipelago of 19 islands and numerous islets beguiles with pristine landscapes and incredible wildlife.
Galivanting the Galapagos
From feisty lava lizards, sun-basking marine iguanas, and lumbering giant tortoises to playful sea lions and the only penguin species found north of the equator, the archipelago is a treasure trove of unique creatures.
Silversea is also seeing interest in one of the world’s last remaining authentic wildernesses. The Kimberley sits at the northern region of Western Australia. This rough and tumble frontier is home to remarkable wildlife. It also boasts spectacular canyons, and ancient rock art that conjures a sense of mystery. Scenic flights are available over the breathtaking Bungle Bungle Range, speed through the waters of the phenomenal Horizontal Falls by Zodiac, and explore the Hunter River region.
Silversea fares are all inclusive. Pricing comes with at least one shore excursions in every port. Also includes are round-trip air and pre- and post-cruise hotel (depending on Silversea’s air program flight schedule), Besides that they toss in transfers and luggage handling,
Once on board passengers enjoy butler service in every suite category. They also get free wines, spirits and beverages. Also part of the pricing are tips and free WiFi. In addition to those perks, passenger get exceptional food and service. This includes robes, slippers and upscale toiletries in suites.
For bookings contact a Pavlus agent at 800-528-9300.
For the latest on Silversea health advisories go to https://www.silversea.com/health-and-travel-notice.html.