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Gourmet cruising

Silverseas Cruises and Dnata Travel Services offer gourmet luxury cruise itinerary.

Silverseas Cruises and Dnata Travel Services have served up a tempting offer for GCC-based cruise enthusiasts; a food and beverage-themed luxury cruise.

Silverseas' SilverWhisper will depart Dubai on October 23, embarking on a 15-day voyage to Singapore, during which passengers will be treated to gourmet cuisine and taken on guided tours of wineries and vineyards in certain ports of call.

"Our culinary and wine theme cruises are enriching lifestyle experiences offering a great way to travel and learn," said Trudy Redfern, senior vice president, sales and marketing for UK, Ireland and Middle East Markets, Silverseas.

The October voyage will be the only Middle East departure out of a new collection of 14 scheduled F&B cruises for 2008.

The partnership with Dnata will allows passengers to book places on the cruise at Dnata Holidays.

"Silversea Cruises are known for their exotic worldwide itineraries, luxurious all-suite accommodations, gracious service and sumptuous gourmet cuisine, and Dnata is proud to be able to offer this fantastic opportunity for gourmet cruise enthusiasts to depart on a voyage of this nature from Dubai," said Iain Andrew, divisional senior vice president, Dnata Travel Services.

"Cruising is still in its infancy in Dubai, but it is becoming increasingly popular as our clients begin to discover the ease and convenience of staying in one place, whilst visiting many different locations, coupled with the very high standards of privacy and service Dnata can offer thanks to our partnership with Silverseas Cruises."

Advance Payment Bonus fares start at US $7196.

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