Cruising has everything a travel-loving over-60 could want for a relaxed holiday – a comfortable, no-hassle way to visit the world’s best-loved destinations, with entertainment and food laid on and the possibility of making friends with fun fellow cruisers.
But that’s your standard cruise, which is great for a standard break.
When it comes to taking your dream trip, the one you’ve spent years working towards and months planning, you may as well do it in once-in-a-lifetime style and have a journey you’ll talk about for years to come.
Silversea Cruises is synonymous with luxury travel, attracting those who delight in the thrill of discovery while indulging in lavish surroundings, fine dining and impeccable service. And there’s a rare opportunity available right now to experience the Silversea difference at a far lower price than normal, on some of the biggest bucket-list destinations.
Silversea offers unrivalled elegance – think included butler service for every suite, chilled Champagne on embarking and five-star offerings of canapes, seafood, berries and other delicacies from around the world throughout your journey. Silversea’s All-Inclusive Lifestyle ensures that at the end of your cruise there are no unnecessary expenses – gratuities, WiFi, transportation in to most ports, beverages, in-suite dining, expedition voyage excursions and onboard enrichment activities are all included in your cruise fare.
Even the dress code on board is elevated. While casual attire is appropriate during the day, guests are encouraged to take a more formal approach after 6pm. And forget about a pokey little interior cabin – they don’t exist on Silversea ships! Every ‘cabin’ is a spacious, opulently decorated ocean-view suite.
It’s easy to see why Silversea has a reputation for the highest number of repeat customers in the cruise industry – almost 70 per cent of Silversea guests book another cruise with the line, often before even disembarking their current cruise.
This all sounds impossibly expensive, but you may be surprised. To celebrate Wave Season 2020, Silversea is offering passengers a generous saving of up to AU$1,000 if you book before 28 February. If you’ve been toying with the idea of making a dent in your bucket list and want to do it in a way you’ll remember forever, now is the time to act.
What better way to experience a long-anticipated destination than from the comfort of a 6-star suite on a luxury vessel? Luckily, Silversea’s Wave offer is available on 144 sailings throughout 2020 and 2021, across all seven continents, so your desired destination is almost certainly catered for.
Imagine waking up to one of the idyllic Greek islands outside your cabin window or having a stopover in London to witness the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace. Wherever you’ve been dreaming about visiting in Europe, there’s a Silversea cruise for you. Eat tapas in Barcelona, visit at the ancient ruins in Rome, take a gondola ride in Venice – consider everything on your European bucket list done!
Or maybe you’ve been eager to finally explore the wonder that is Antarctica. You’ll have front-row seats to the awe-inspiring glaciers and snow-capped mountains that Antarctica is famous for, and plenty of time to discover the relatively untouched continent by kayaking with whales or observing emperor penguins in their natural habitat.
For an adventure closer to home, Silversea also has a range of cruises around New Zealand and Australia. Explore our beautiful east coast with plenty of overnight stops along the way to explore the Aussie landmarks you’ve been waiting to see, or pay a visit to our neighbours across the ditch, sampling their world-famous wines and the beautiful Kiwi landscape.
Starts at 60 blogger Geoff East recently enjoyed a Silversea cruise and was blown away by the exceptional level of service that he received.
“I was very spoilt and had a luxurious, meticulously clean Superior Verandah Suite with my own butler and suite attendant,” he said. “These gents attended to my every need and ensured I wanted for nothing — I could really get used to that!”
As for the suite itself, Geoff said the bed was so comfortable and he slept so soundly that he was totally unaware that he was at sea. “It was a real struggle to leave this plush comfort each day, but breakfast and that endless, calm sea view beckoned,” he said.
Geoff hit on one of the touches that sets Silversea apart from its competitors: the high staff-to-passenger ratio. Crew members makes up almost half of the passenger numbers on a Silversea cruise, which is why Silversea is able to offer the high level of service that makes most of its guests return customers. That’s certainly the case for Geoff!
“I left the ship a little cuddlier than when I joined, the meals were splendid, but also with a new circle of friends and unforgettable memories,” he said. “If you are planning a cruise, then you really owe it to yourself to consider Silversea.
“After all, as I found, when you have had the best, you can forget the rest.”
Explore the authentic beauty of the world and experience savings like never before with Silversea’s Bonus Savings, exclusively for Wave Season 2020. There’s no time to wait with this exclusive offer which gives up to AU$1,000 or AU$500 savings per twin suite when you book by 28 February 2020*. Choose from 144 sailings throughout 2020/21, with a variety of options across all seven continents on board Silversea’s fleet of luxurious vessels.