World cruise sells out in one day
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THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
World cruise sells out in one day – despite cheapest fare being £58k
A world cruise has sold out in just one day – despite the cheapest fare being £58,000 ($74,000).
The 2023 sailing on Silversea’s Silver Shadow will last 139 days and call at 66 destinations in 34 countries across five continents.
But even with prices of up to £218,000 ($278,000) per guest, it fully sold out within hours of it being put on general sale – shattering Silversea’s previous booking records.
The voyage, called South Side Story – All the World’s a Stage, will ‘take guests deep into the Southern Hemisphere, sailing from the South Seas to the Amazon Rainforest and beyond’.
It will depart Sydney on January 10, 2023, and arrive in Fort Lauderdale on May 28.
Silversea says: ‘The itinerary will present an extraordinary mix of destinations, from the remote wonders of Papua New Guinea, Mauritius, Réunion Island, and Cape Verde to iconic regions and cities, often unlocked on overnight calls (20 in total), including 10 days spent exploring Tasmania and New Zealand, three days in Myanmar, and a full week in South Africa.
‘And, for the first time on a Silversea World Cruise, Silver Shadow will sail the Amazon River to unlock the natural and cultural wonders of this legendary region.’
It adds: ‘As it charts a course through captivating landscapes, each segment will unlock the history, culture and spirit of the people and places visited.
‘Exclusive World Cruise events will open the doors to the sights, tastes and rhythms of local life, and shine a light on regional music, art, theatre, and dance traditions with authentic performances.’
The world cruise will last 139 days and call at 66 destinations in 34 countries across five continents.
The recently refurbished 388-guest Silver Shadow features all-ocean-view suites, butler service and ‘sumptuous cuisine highlighted by regional specialities’.
Also included in the price of a ticket are business class flights on Qantas from selected gateways in the UK and US to Sydney for the start of the cruise.
Roberto Martinoli, Silversea’s president and CEO, says: ‘We are delighted to have seen unprecedented demand for our World Cruise 2023, South Side Story, which sold out within hours of its general opening.
‘The most successful World Cruise launch in the history of our cruise line, this triumph pays testament to the strong demand we are seeing in the market, particularly from affluent, sophisticated travellers.
‘I strongly advise our travel partners to be quick in adding their interested clients to the voyage’s wait-list, as Silver Shadow is sure to embark upon this remarkable itinerary at capacity.’
In February, MailOnline Travel reported that another world voyage, costing upwards of £38,000 ($52,000) per person, had also sold out in just one day.
The 2023 odyssey on Oceania Cruises ship Insignia will take 180 days to circumnavigate the globe from San Francisco, visiting 96 destinations in 33 countries across four continents, including Antarctica.
But even with prices of up to £74,000 ($102,000) a person for a penthouse suite, the 684 berths were snapped up within hours of going on sale. A fifth of guests even extended the mammoth voyage to 218 days.
TOP TEN OF THE DAY
TOP CHEAPEST SUPERMARKET SHOP IN MARCH
Cheapest supermarkets vs the most expensive Every day throughout March Which checked the prices of 20 items, including own-brand products such as apples, eggs and tomatoes and branded goods such as Hovis wholemeal bread, to see how UK supermarkets compared. Here’s how much our trolley cost on average:
How Which? compares supermarket prices.
We tracked the prices of 20 items at the UK’s six biggest supermarkets throughout March. For our larger trolley analysis we added a further 65 items for all supermarkets apart from Aldi and Lidl, where the products were unavailable. Using an independent price comparison website, we calculated the average price (including special offers but not multibuys) for each item throughout the month. We added those individual averages together to give an overall price for the trolley at each shop for the month. Our shopping list combined branded items, such as Kenco Millicano coffee, Oxo stock cubes and Twinings English breakfast tea, with own-label products including onions, tomatoes and milk. Of course, own-brand items aren’t exactly the same at different supermarkets, but we’ve used experts to ensure that the products are as comparable as possible based on a range of factors, including weight, quality and other industry data.
DON’T FORGET TO LAUGH EVERYDAY
INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE FOR THE DAY
Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking. – Marcus Aurelius
Happiness is…the most expensive cruise…(or is it?)…I think it’s the cheapest supermarket for me. (Am I sad?)
GRANDAD’S ONE LINER JOKE OF THE DAY
Two wifi engineers got married. The reception was fantastic.
Love is…wanting m-m-m-more.
A time to spend on am expensive cruise…A time to save at Lidl
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