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20:06  11 october  2017
20:06  11 october  2017 Source:   Forbes

New report reveals best cruise lines for couples, families, luxury and smaller budgets

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The Bolivia Couture Collection trip showcases amazing landscapes, including towering volcanoes and enormous salt flats like this one. Many other media outlets have showered the line with awards, such as Best Cruise for Couples, U.S. News & World Report; Best Luxury Cruise Line, Global Traveler

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I’m not a cruise guy, but if these kinds of unique hybrid land and sea adventure offerings continue to grow in popularity, I might just have to rethink that.

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Yesterday leading luxury line Silversea Cruises – or “ultra-luxury” as they describe themselves – announced the rollout of an all new product line, the 2018 Couture Collection. The idea is to combine custom-designed pre- and post-cruise luxury land programs of 5- 11 days with the line’s proven, award-winning ocean component. The result is an exclusive new series of nine ocean and land adventures offering immersive travel experiences in some of the most remote and untouched regions of the Earth. I’ve written several times here at Forbes.com about how hot experiential travel is, and this fits the trend like a glove.

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Talk about giving people what they want: the inaugural collection was designed based on inspiration from Silversea’s existing guests through a survey of North American travelers who were quizzed about their “dream destinations” and most sought-after cultural experiences.

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These are luxury trips, without a doubt, and all are curated in a very detailed way, with touches such as private helicopter transfers in Mongolia, deluxe vintage rail travel in India and Africa, and Gulfstream jets to whisk guests to and from Antarctica. The Couture Collection programs are fully escorted, limited to small groups, and typically utilize inclusive luxury accommodations at renowned boutique hotels, lodges and tented camps that include most meals, beverages and exclusive culinary events. Because of their limited nature they allow guests to experience activities impossible to do in large groups, such as gorilla trekking in Rwanda.

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“Our guests are seasoned luxury travelers looking to discover the least accessible corners of our planet, where nature can still astound with its untouched beauty,” said Manfredi Lefebvre d’Ovidio, Silversea’s Executive Chairman (via release). “The Couture Collection reveals the most exotic places, cultures and people on carefully curated journeys that feature all the extraordinary touches of comfort and luxury for which Silversea is renowned.”

These pre- and post-cruise excursions average $34,000 per guest, starting at $11,300 and topping out with the 11-day South Pole itinerary at $78,000. The nine all-new programs are detailed on a special Couture Collection website and include:

Rwanda & Serengeti: A two-day mountain gorilla trekking experience and a classic African wildlife safari in Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Eight days.

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White Desert & South Pole: Visitors to the vast white desert of Antarctica can explore spectacular ice caves and tunnels, climb a glacial island, visit emperor penguins and become one of the few among the privileged few who have reached the South Pole. Eleven days.

Namibia & Rovos Rail: An African safari camp stay in the beautiful Namibia Desert, flightseeing over the Skeleton Coast, and hot air ballooning over the desert landscape are combined with a classic South Africa rail journey from Pretoria to Cape Town, aboard the iconic Rovos Rail. Six days.

India’s Tigers: I’ve written here at Forbes about how awesome tiger safaris in India are (read here), and this trip visits the same great spot, the very best for tiger viewing, Ranthambore National Park. Guests enjoy the luxury of private flights throughout India, and besides tracking the largest of the great cats, they journey by vintage rail to Jodhpur’s magnificent Umaid Bhawan Palace for an elegant private dinner, explore the ancient city of Jaisalmer and traverse desert dunes on a jeep or camel safari. Six days.

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Rest assured, you’ll still get all the travel perks of luxury cruising : one-stop planning, expert guides on board, unique itineraries, amazing up close and personal views, fabulous meals, private excursions, and best of And if you prefer an “all women adventure week“, well , Ecoventura offers that as well .

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Australian Outback: Made easier with private air travel to and from Darwin, guests experience an authentic Outback adventure at Bullo River Station, a cattle ranch in Australia’s Northern Territory. Highlights include exploring Aboriginal rock art galleries, cruising up the spectacular Bullo River Gorge, and viewing the amazing landscape of the Bungle Bungle Range. Five days.

Iceland’s Fire and Ice: Iceland is a red hot destination right now, and on this land excursion guests will experience it in depth, from thermal hot springs to glaciers, with a private helicopter to facilitate exploring its most amazing wonders such as the famous Godafoss Waterfall, whale watching, bird-watching, an ice tunnel, lunch atop a glacier-capped volcano, and more. Five days.

Tibet, Rooftop of the World: This trip visits some extremely isolated spots, and guests will observe morning prayers at a Buddhist nunnery, visit Jokhang Temple, the holiest in Tibetan Buddhism, unwind with a meditation class led by a monk, stroll through Norbulingka, the splendid former summer palace of the Dalai Lama, and see the gigantic gilded statue of Maitreya Buddha at Tashilhunpo Monastery. Five days.

Mongolia, Genghis Khan Country: Guest visit with one of the last remaining groups of reindeer herders, the Tsaatan community of Northern Mongolia. Other highlights include the beauty of Lake Khuvsgul, the ancient Kazakh tradition of hunting with golden eagles, and attending the Naadam Festival (Three Games of Men) to observe ancient sports of strength, wisdom and courage. Six or seven days.

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The Bolivia Couture Collection trip showcases amazing landscapes, including towering volcanoes and enormous salt flats like this one.

Bolivia, Another Universe: This trip focuses on astounding natural wonders such as a stay at the base of ice-capped Sajama, Bolivia’s highest peak, exploring volcanoes, hot springs, Salar de Uyuni, the world’s largest salt flat, flamingos, a hike to the cave of the Coquesa mummies, a unique luxury camp of geodesic dome tents and a stay in a luxury adventure lodge in the driest spot on earth, the Atacama Desert – also home to the world’s best astronomic viewing. Eight or ten days.

Silversea Cruises specializes in the high-end of the luxury cruise industry, with small ships that pack in big amenities, an all-suite fleet of just five vessels, the Silver Wind, Silver Shadow, Silver Whisper, Silver Spirit and Silver Muse. The adventure division, Silversea Expeditions, partners with the Royal Geographic Society and has three much smaller (120 passengers or less) ships outfitted for voyages to spots like the Galapagos, South Pacific and Arctic regions, with a fourth, Silver Cloud launching next month (November 2017). To give some perspective, the industry typically breaks down ship size into four tiers, the smallest of which is under 950 passers. The Silver Muse debuted earlier this year and is the line’s new flagship, holding less than 600 – tiny by today’s standards, with nothing but spacious suites and offering eight bar and restaurant options from traditional Japanese kaiseki to tapas to a fine dining restaurant partnered with Relais & Chateaux. When I managed a Best Cruise Poll for Cigar Aficionado magazine, where I am contributing travel editor, and tallied the opinions of the most expert cruise specialists, journalists and luxury travel agents in the business, Silversea’s Relais & Chateaux spot (on all five ships) won as the world’s best restaurant at sea. Many other media outlets have showered the line with awards, such as Best Cruise for Couples, U.S. News & World Report; Best Luxury Cruise Line, Global Traveler; Best Luxury Cruise Company, Travel Weekly; Top Spa at Sea, Conde Nast Traveler; and Best Small Ship Cruise Line by Conde Nast Traveler UK – 15 times.

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