Travel thesrc World in Style
Most luxury brands began in Europe, and even today Italy is universally acknowledged as the world-center of style, design, and that intangible allure called la dolce vita. There are the world’s leading fashion designers from Armani to Ferragamo, the temptations of la cucina Italiana, the Chiantis and Brunellos of Tuscany. And in the ultra-luxury travel market — there’s the polished perfection of Silversea.
Onboard, the style is inspired by the golden age of cruising. Decorative Art Deco design elements lend a sophisticated 1930s ambiance to this luxury cruise line. From the ceiling lights in Le Champagne and the sky-lit main staircase to the innovative Stars Supper Club aboard Silver Spirit, Silversea guests sail the world surrounded by a provocative blend of modern elegance and timeless glamour — the sensations of history’s most romantic travel era.
Breeze through embarkation then step aboard into the warm welcome of a white-gloved staff. A flute of champagne is exchanged for your hand luggage as you are escorted to your suite. This is just the beginning of your experience in a world where your every wish is anticipated and fulfilled with earnest precision. No detail is too small. No request insignificant. All Silversea crew and staff offer genuine hospitality and the utmost in professional service – a fine art that is at once highly attentive yet never obtrusive. The Leading Hotel Schools of the World provides training for staff members, and to ensure the incomparable level of personalized attention guests deserve and have come to expect, all cruises maintain a staff-to-guest ratio of nearly one to one.
Smaller, More Intimate Ships
While most cruise ships keep getting bigger and bigger, there is something uniquely satisfying about Silversea’s smaller ships. The intimacy. The close-knit camaraderie. The excitement of exploring secluded, rarely seen harbors where true adventure lies. That is why Silversea continues to sail against the trends with intimate ships that offer not only a richly abundant and highly personalized onboard experience, but also a meaningful and life-enriching travel experience. Along with landmark destinations, Silversea cruise ships call at smaller harbors inaccessible to larger ships. And they can dock right in the heart of a city while mega-vessels must anchor off shore. Which means less tendering and more time to explore.
Luxurious suites offer one of the highest space-per-guest ratios of any exclusive cruise accommodations. All feature ocean views, and most include a private teak veranda so that you can breathe in the fresh sea air simply by stepping outside your door. And regardless of the ship or suite category, all guests will be pampered with the personalized services of an attentive butler. For a truly personal experience, customize your suite with an abundance of thoughtful options and luxurious amenities from Bvlgari toiletries, personalized stationary and a bar with your favorite wines and liquors. Settle in with a complimentary movie or choose instead to simply watch the ocean swim by. You can even have dinner in-suite served course by course by your butler. Then, when it’s time to retire, curl up beneath Egyptian cotton linens and a fluffy duvet, with your choice of nine different pillow types.
Elegant & Sophisticated Dining
With the importance of food in Italian culture, you would expect dining to be a high priority. And it most assuredly is. Sparkling with silver, crystal and candlelight, the main dining room encircles its guests with sophisticated elegance and impeccable service. Enjoy Roasted Chilean Sea Bass while cruising the Chilean fjords and Indian Chicken Korma en route to Mumbai. Silversea will entice your palate and send your taste buds soaring as you travel from destination to destination. Flavors and aromas become as much a part of your experience as the sights you see and the cultures you encounter. Onboard, an exclusive array of epicurean delights is yours. Multiple intimate dining venues serve superb cuisine with a sophisticated level of attentive service and an ever-changing ocean view. In your suite, there’s even an educational video program prepared by Silversea’s celebrated wine consultant, Lyn Farmer, that describes the wine regions you will visit on your voyage and the flagship varietals they produce.
Meet contemporary guest chefs and international vintners on Silversea’s Culinary Arts Voyages and Wine Series Voyages. Attend the only Relais & Châteaux cooking school at sea. And join Silver Shore excursions to Relais & Châteaux boutique properties where world-renowned chefs reveal their remarkable talents.
The ease of enjoying a night on the town is one of the great benefits of cruising. Especially when just steps from your door you can mingle with the interesting, international guests onboard your ship. Begin with a cocktail at one of the bars where a lively crowd has gathered to trade tales of the day’s adventures. How relaxing to know nobody need reach for the bill. The friendly conversation continues during dinner where you can linger over coffee — but don’t miss the evening’s performance. In the Show Lounge, an expectant hush gives way to applause as the curtain opens on an energetic production show or with a celebrated pianist. If you prefer, try your luck at roulette or take in a movie under the stars. And if you’re a dance aficionado, you will not be alone. Dance hosts are available on many Silversea voyages. Or take a quiet stroll out on deck and let the romance of the sea work its magic.
The Ultimate Global Adventure
For the ultimate global adventure, join World Cruise 2013 aboard the intimate, 382-guest Silver Whisper departing from Los Angeles, California with plans to visit twenty-eight countries in 115 days before reaching Fort Lauderdale, Florida. On this exciting itinerary you’ll circumnavigate the entire globe visiting the South Pacific, New Zealand and six major cities in Southeast Asia. And you’ll spend three weeks cruising the remote west coasts of Australia and Africa, immersed in the far-flung cultures and astonishing wonders of these rarely visited lands. For a mere US$48,114 per passenger, your fare is inclusive of all suite accommodation with personal butler service, all fine dining with wines, champagne and soft drinks complimentary, 24 hour room service and all gratuities. A generous world cruise on board spending credit per double occupancy/suite will cover those little extras like spa treatments and shore excursions. In addition, all guests will be treated to a complimentary ‘Dinner in the Desert’ experience amongst the dunes in Walvis Bay, Namibia.