Fort Lauderdale-based Silversea Cruises
has announced eight new, shorter cruise itineraries for 2013. The new four- to seven-day Northern Europe and Mediterranean voyages will begin in March. The eight new itineraries include ports like Copenhagen, Monte Carlo, Barcelona, and Rome for four-day itineraries; Lisbon, Barcelona, Málaga, and Ibiza for five-day voyages; Southampton, Hamburg, and several cities in the Netherlands for the lone six-day itinerary; and Lisbon, Portimão, Cádiz, Málaga, Ibiza, Valencia, and Barcelona or Athens, Corfu, Dubrovnik, Sorrento, and Rome for seven-day sails.
"Many travelers today have busy schedules that make it difficult to fit in time for an extended luxury cruise vacation," says Ellen Bettridge, Silversea's president of the Americas. "It's important for us to offer options that cater to these consumers as well as those who have time for longer voyages."
Silversea's new shorter voyages for 2013 include:
Northern Europe Voyage, Silver Cloud, June 15 - 19, Hamburg to Copenhagen, with calls in Warnemünde (Rostock) and Helsingborg.
Mediterranean Voyage, Silver Wind, March 16 - 20, Barcelona to Rome, with calls in Monte Carlo and Livorno.
Mediterranean Voyage, Silver Wind, May 14 - 18, Rome to Monte Carlo, with calls in Bonifacio, Calvi, and Livorno.
Mediterranean Voyage, Silver Wind, March 11 - 16, Lisbon to Barcelona, with calls in Málaga, Cartagena, and Valencia.
Mediterranean Voyage, Silver Wind, May 18 - 23, Monte Carlo to Barcelona, with calls in Sóller de Mallorca, Ibiza, and Valencia.
Northern Europe Voyage, Silver Cloud, June 9 - 15, Southampton to Hamburg, with calls in Honfleur, Oostende, Antwerp, and Amsterdam.
Mediterranean Voyage, Silver Spirit, April 16 - 23, Lisbon to Barcelona, with calls in Portimão, Cádiz, Málaga, Ibiza, and Valencia.
Mediterranean Voyage, Silver Spirit
, May 25 - June 1, Athens to Rome, with calls in Katakolon, Corfu, Kotor, Dubrovnik, and Sorrento.