Silver Spirit to Visit Hong Kong on 22 March 2011

One of the world’s most luxurious new boutique cruise ships, Silversea’s flagship Silver Spirit which joined the fleet less than 12 months ago, will embark on her maiden voyage to Asia from Australia on 1 March 2011, arriving in Hong Kong on 22 March 2011.

Steve Odell, Silversea’s Senior Vice President Asia Pacific said, “We are delighted to introduce our beautiful new flagship to Asia in March. The Art Deco-inspired Silver Spirit sets new standards in luxury cruising and guests will enjoy an unmatched level of pampering and personalised service."

The Silver Spirit sails to Hong Kong as the final port of a 21-day voyage from Sydney having sailed up the East Coast of Australia to Queensland and the Great Barrier Reef with stopovers in Brisbane (4 March), Whitsunday Islands (6 March), Cairns (7 March), Thursday Island (9 March) and Darwin in Australia’s Northern Territory (11 March) before sailing to Bali (14 March), Sandakan, Malaysia (17 March) and Manila (19 March) before finally arriving in Hong Kong. Fares based on double occupancy start from US$10,288 per person.

The Silver Spirit’s maiden outbound voyage from Hong Kong on 22 March heads south on a 12-day voyage to Singapore, priced at US$9,557, with overnight stops in Hanoi (23 March) and Ho Chi Minh (27 March) in Vietnam, and Laem Chabang (30 March) in Thailand, for overnight excursions to nearby Bangkok or Pattaya. In Vietnam, the cruise also visits spectacular Ha Long Bay (25 March), and in Thailand stops for an afternoon in Koh Samui (1 April), arriving Singapore on 3 April.

As the newest vessel in the Silversea fleet, Silver Spirit offers the distinctive luxuries and celebrated lifestyle of other Silversea ships, plus enticing enhancements including an expansive 8,300-square-foot spa offering pampering and the latest Medi-Spa treatments; a resort-style pool with four whirlpools, and the largest suites in the Silversea fleet, 95% with private verandas.

Guests will also enjoy the personalised service of a butler assigned to every suite; complimentary beverages, wines and spirits served throughout the ship; 24 hour room service; stocked in-suite beverage cabinet, and all gratuities. There are numerous onboard activities to enjoy including an enrichment programme with fascinating speakers, from marine biologists and archaeologists to art historians and eminent broadcast journalists.