Silversea just announced rates on three Mediterranean cruises the likes of which we haven’t seen in quite some time. On the April 17, April 24 and May 1 departures aboard the Silver Cloud, fares start at $2,999 per person in a Vista Suite, with airfare and a $500 per-suite shipboard credit included. Should you choose not to take the airfare, the rate goes down to $1,999 per person in a Vista Suite. These seven-day cruises hit some of the Mediterranean’s loveliest ports. The April 17 itinerary includes Monte Carlo, Portofino, the Tuscan coast, Corsica, Sardinia and Rome. On April 24, the Silver Cloud departs Rome to visit Sorrento, Sardinia, Menorca, Ibiza, Valencia and Barcelona. Port-Vendres, Marseille, St. Tropez, Corsica and Cannes complete the May 1 itinerary. It’s very rare to see Silversea, which features butler service in all suite categories, offer rates this low. They will be available until December 31, but we suspect the Vista and Veranda suites will sell out before then. Andrew Harper members should be sure to reserve through the Travel Office to receive an additional members-only shipboard credit: (800) 375-4685.