Cruising can be a blissfully relaxing, elegant way to travel, but because itineraries often start and finish in different ports, airfare can be expensive. Silversea, a favorite line of Andrew Harper, solves this problem with an unusually generous business-class airfare: $998 round-trip from the East Coast, taxes included, on numerous European voyages.
In addition to diabolically tempting airfares, Silversea throws in a $500 per-person shipboard credit on several itineraries, including:
July 2-9, 2011: Cannes to Civitavecchia (Rome) aboard Silver Spirit
July 15-23, 2011: Civitavecchia (Rome) to Piraeus (Athens) aboard Silver Spirit
July 20-30, 2011: Southampton to Copenhagen aboard Silver Cloud
July 23-30, 2011: Piraeus (Athens) to Istanbul aboard Silver Spirit
July 30-August 6, 2011: Istanbul to Piraeus (Athens) aboard Silver Spirit
August 9-20, 2011: Piraeus (Athens) to Barcelona aboard Silver Wind
August 16-26, 2011: Copenhagen to London aboard Silver Cloud
Add butler service for every accommodation as well as an additional $100 per-person shipboard credit exclusively for Andrew Harper members, and these cruises start to look too good to pass up.
Notes: The business-class airfare special is available only until March 31, 2011. Travelers departing from smaller airports and those in the central and western United States may be charged a supplement of $100 to $300 per person, depending on the location.