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Silversea adds a third pricing option, the pared-down 'essential' fare

Silversea's newest ship, Silver Nova. Travelers now get a choice of three fare types when booking with the line
Silversea Cruises introduced a voyage-only 'essential' fare and made its 'port-to-port' fare available for all voyages and eligible for the same promotions and savings as the all-inclusive 'door-to-door' fare.

In addition, 'port-to-port' is now included in Silversea’s fare guarantee program.

'We are delighted to offer our guests a broadened pricing structure to accommodate a more diverse array of preferences, providing the luxury of choice,' said Roberto Verdino, Silversea’s SVP revenue management.

'Essential' fare

With this new pricing option, travelers have the flexibility to arrange their own air, transfers and shore experiences. Subject to stricter terms and conditions, the time-sensitive essential fare does not include shore excursions on oceangoing voyages, however excursions, expedition gear and charter flights are included with expedition voyages.

What's included in each fare type

The new option complements Silversea's most popular fare, door-to-door, that bundles in private executive transfers between home and airport, international flights with business class upgrades available at reduced rates, shore excursions, and more.

The newly enhanced port-to-port option is now available with all voyages, and provides an ideal choice for those who prefer to make independent pre- and post-cruise travel arrangements, but still want shore excursions included. As well as benefiting from the fare guarantee program, travelers booking port-to-port fares will now be eligible for the same promotions and savings as those sailing on door-to-door fares.