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Silversea gets more inclusive, bundling in excursions and air

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The more inclusive pricing applies across Silversea's 10-ship fleet. Here, Silver Wind at London's Tower Bridge
For the first time in Silversea Cruises' history, travelers get to choose at least one included shore excursion from a range of experiences at every port, plus round-trip air and transfers.

This will take effect with the upcoming launch of the line's new 2022/2023 itineraries and applies to the entire fleet of 10 ships.

'We are enhancing our already comprehensive all-inclusive offering for the convenience of our guests, while leveraging on our destination leadership to take travelers deeper into over 900 of the world’s most amazing destinations on included shore excursions,' Silversea President and CEO Roberto Martinoli said. 'Our expansive new collection of itineraries for 2022 and 2023, which will be the largest itinerary launch in Silversea’s history, features inspired voyages that have been carefully curated by our destination experts. With the inclusion of round-trip air and transfers, we are further enriching our all-inclusive offering, which is among the most broad-ranging in the ultra-luxury cruise sector.'

12% more itineraries

Setting sail between March 2022 and May 2023, the new collection of voyages offers almost 12% more itineraries compared to the previous launch. The new collection includes 315 voyages across all seven continents, calling at 669 destinations in 114 countries, with 61 maiden calls.

Reserve included tours in advance

Travelers booked on these voyages will be able to reserve their included shore excursions — as well as bespoke ‘Silversea Selected’ (additional charge) shore excursions — starting 180 days before sailing by accessing Venetian Society members will get an additional 30 days to make their selection, starting as early as 210 days ahead of sailing.

The inclusion of round-trip air and transfers on all voyages further enhances the offering. Business class upgrades are also included at select destinations and on certain voyages, such as world cruises and grand voyages.

Special savings in the form of ‘non-use air credit’ is offered to travelers who wish to make their own arrangements or to those traveling from excluded regions. Depending on Silversea’s air program flight schedule, travelers may also get one or two hotel nights, or the use of a dayroom, included in the cruise fare.

Silversea already included gratuities, alternative dining, all beverages, Wi-Fi and sustainable caviar on demand.

Higher commission

With the inclusion of excursions and round-trip air in the pricing, Silversea's travel partners will be eligible for a higher overall commission per booking.

Sales open in December

The new 2022/2023 itineraries will go on sale to Venetian Society members Dec. 1, while general sales will open Dec. 10.