Here’s an offer that’s hard to refuse, especially for those of us who will do anything to get out of seating crunched up in coach. And we’re talking whatever it takes from begging for upgrades at the check-in desk to using thousands of miles and if all else fails, plopping down the big bucks. Well you don’t have to any of above on a Silversea Cruise in the Mediterranean this summer. The line has just announced that it is providing passengers with business class air upgrades for only $199 each way on transoceanic flights from more than 50 gateway cities in the U.S. and Canada, and is valid when bookings are made between April 27 and June 10, 2016 on 18 select voyages that already provide economy air travel and transfers, complimentary Silver shore excursion and free WiFi for all. “When we introduced our Most Exclusive All-inclusive program, the response was amazing and indicated that travelers recognize and appreciate the exceptional value it offers,” said Mark Conroy, Silversea’s managing director for the Americas. “Now we’re taking it to new heights with our $199 business class air upgrade option, making it easier than ever to discover the Mediterranean’s most coveted destinations.”
With many other cruise lines and even airlines offering greatly reduced fares and specials for European travel this summer one has to wonder if this has to do with the huge drop in tourism caused by the most recent terrorist attacks in Turkey, Paris and Brussels. Still most travellers do like bargains and the recent spate could easily help the European tourism economy rebound.
Here are a few voyages on which you can score a $199 business class air upgrade program:
— Silver Spirit August 12, 2016 10-day roundtrip voyage (#5623) from Venice with calls in Ravenna, Hvar, Kotor, Corfu, Sarande, Dubrovnik, Split, Zadar, and Trieste. All-inclusive packages start at $7,750 per guest.
— Silver Cloud September 16 seven-voyage (#1629) from Monte Carlo to Barcelona with calls in Saint-Tropez, Marseille, Sète, Alcudia (Mallorca), and Castellón. All-inclusive packages start at $6,400 per guest.
— Silver Wind November 8 seven-day voyage (#2632) from Rome to Barcelona with calls in Livorno, Monte Carlo, Ajaccio (Corsica), Porto Mahon, and Palma de Mallorca. All-inclusive packages start at $6,000 per guest.
Also included on the Most Exclusive All-inclusive voyages is choice of free Silver Shore Select excursions offered in every port of call, tips, beverages, spirits, butler service, and some of the best cuisine afloat.
All-inclusive package benefits complement an array of included amenities that already features: open-seating gourmet dining; butler service for all suites; The $199 air upgrade is a capacity-controlled program, airline and routing are at the discretion of Silversea, and the program may be modified or discontinued at any time without notice. Above-listed package fares are based on economy air.
For further details on the Most Exclusive All-inclusive Mediterranean voyages, 18 of which offer the $199 business class air upgrade program click here.