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Expeditions to the Americas Include First-Ever Pacific Coast Explorations
       In 2018 Silversea Expeditions' Silver   west coast of the Americas," said
       Explorer will debut a unique collection   Conrad Combrink, Silversea’s Vice
       of voyages through the Americas,    President of Expedition Planning
       tracing a path north from Ushuaia, the   and Strategic Development. "Each
       city at the end of the world, all the   unique expedition will offer a wide
       way up the Pacific coastline to the   variety of exploration activities -- from
       multicultural vibrant hub of Vancouver.  discovering rich marine ecosystems by
       Each of the seven new expedition    Zodiac, cruising historically important
                                           rivers or exploring volcanoes, to hiking
       voyages will offer unique opportunities   in rainforests, discovering prolific wildlife
       for discovery and adventure in      and savouring incredible cuisine. Our
       destinations overflowing with ancient   selection of expeditions along the west
       history, stunning landscapes and    coast of these two great continents
       amazing wildlife. Led by a team of   are designed to impress, and will leave
       experienced expedition specialists,   even the most intrepid traveller longing   City), 14 Days, March 21-April 4
       many with advanced degrees in       for more."                           (Voyage 7806), Fuerte Amador
       their fields, guests will enjoy enriching,   Highlights of each unique and   (Panama City) to Puerto Quetzal,
       immersive explorations designed to   memorable adventure include:        12 Days, April 4-6 (Voyage 7807),
       expand their global perspective.    Ushuaia to Valparaiso, 14 Days,      Mazatlán to San Diego, 11 Days, April
       "These new and exciting expeditions   February 25-March 11 (Voyage 7804),   21-May 2 (Voyage 7808), San Diego to
       offer the modern-day traveller a    Valparaiso to Callao (Lima), 10 Days,   Vancouver, 11 Days, May 2-13 (Voyage
       chance to rediscover the naturally   March 11-21 (Voyage 7805), Callao   7809) and Vancouver to San Francisco,
       stunning and historically interesting   (Lima) to Fuerte Amador (Panama   9 Days, May 13-22 (Voyage 7810).

       Majestic Princess Named
                                           Majestic Princess during a ceremony   success in China and the United States,
                                           and gala celebration in Shanghai     truly embodying the ‘East meets West’
                                           on July 9, as the culmination of     spirit of our international cruise line.”
                                           weeks of celebrations, upholding     Yao Ming and his wife, Ye Li, were
                                           maritime traditions, as well as featuring   both born in Shanghai and were both
                                           traditional Chinese, contemporary    team members of China’s national
                                           Chinese, and western-inspired cultural   basketball teams. Yao Ming is an icon,
                                           performances that took place         one of the world’s best-known athletes,
                                           between Rome and Xiamen.             a global ambassador of basketball,
                                           “It is a great honour that Yao Ming and   an eight-time NBA All-Star, and most
                                           Ye Li have graciously accepted our   recently, an inductee into the NBA Hall
                                           invitation to officially name Majestic   of Fame.
       Yao Ming and his wife, Ye Li        Princess at our celebration welcoming   Majestic Princess will sail itineraries from
       have served as Inaugural Cruise     our newest ship to China,” said Jan   Sydney and Auckland from September
       Ambassadors for Princess Cruises in   Swartz, Princess Cruises president. “Yao   2018 to March 2019 on voyages from 6
       China and officially named the new   Ming is globally recognised for his   to 13 days in length.

       Third Viking Ship Christened
       Viking Cruises’ third ship, Viking Sky,
       was officially christened during a
       public celebration in Tromsø, Norway.
       Located above the Arctic Circle on
       Norway’s northwest coast, Tromsø is
       a popular destination for viewing the
       northern lights – and a key port of call
       on Viking’s popular Into the Midnight
       Sun itinerary, which sails between
       Bergen and London, allowing guests
       to explore the northernmost reaches
       of Scandinavia. The 930-guest, 47,800-
       ton Viking Sky navigated into the
       Tromsø harbour where she received
       a warm welcome with coordinated
       water cannons from Norwegian        carry the Norwegian flag, and it is   every aspect of our ships and cruises
       redningsskøyten boats, music from   an especially proud day to officially   so that our guests can spend more
       local bands and flag-waving Tromsø   welcome our new ship in Tromsø,     time immersed in their destination.
       residents.                          the arctic capital of the world,” said   Scandinavia is Viking territory, but as
       “This is a special time of year in Norway   Torstein Hagen, Chairman of Viking   we continue to expand our fleet, we
       – these are the days of the midnight   Cruises. “Vikings were explorers, and   also look forward to introducing new
       sun and the perfect backdrop for a   our ships are built with their spirit   travellers to the Viking way of travel
       celebration. All of our ships proudly   of exploration in mind. We design   around the world.”

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