30 December 2009
Silver Spirit recently had the pleasure of hosting a casual three-day preview cruise for trade and media before embarking on her maiden voyage. Trudy Redfern, our Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for UK, Ireland and Middle East Markets, was on board this special sailing and you're invited to join her now for "afternoon tea" as she shares some of her first impressions of Silver Spirit in this new video blog.
23 December 2009
This is it. The big one. The day we've been counting down to! It's 23 December and that means Silver Spirit is happily docked in Barcelona and welcoming guests aboard her 11-day "Holiday Spirit" cruise.
Set to depart from Barcelona tomorrow, Silver Spirit will then visit Malaga, Gibraltar, Cadiz, Casablanca and Tangier before concluding her first official sailing in Lisbon.
Now that the dust has settled, carpets are laid, furniture arranged and the finishing touches are all in place, we're delighted to unveil these brand new photos of our beautiful Silver Spirit:
15 December 2009
If you have the time, indulge me with a minute of your time.
Imagine stepping out on your private veranda to take in the view of Polynesian paradise. Or stepping from five-star elegance into the bustling streets of Southeast Asia. Imagine the untamed landscapes of Australia, Egypt’s ancient wonders and timeless Mediterranean hideaways are yours to explore at your leisure. Imagine countless little luxuries are yours to enjoy as you wish.
If you have the time, indulge yourself with our 119-day World Cruise.
In January 2011, our flagship, Silver Spirit, sets sail on her Inaugural World Cruise that visits 60 destinations, 25 countries and both hemispheres. So, while every Silversea cruise is enriching and exhilarating, on rare occasions we can’t help but outdo ourselves and offer something even more. Our World Cruises are just that… and as it is Silver Spirit’s first, it promises to be even more memorable.
Silver Spirit is incredibly luxurious – a little larger than her sister ships to accommodate amenities such as six dining venues – but still very intimate. Her 540 guests will enjoy the same Silversea hallmark traits of romantic and far-flung ports, new shipboard friends and the ultimate in personalised service. These relaxed days at sea are balanced by days of adventure ashore.
We want to ensure to emphasise the highlights of key regions throughout the World Cruise, so have created four completely complimentary events for guests sailing the full 119-day itinerary. Gear up your imagination once again and envision yourself:
Savouring some of Australia's premier wines…
Sleeping in the private Krungthep Wing of the five-star Shangri-La Hotel in Bangkok…
Visiting a traditional souk in Dubai amid a backdrop of Arabian desert dunes...
Attending a private opening of Barcelona's renowned Picasso Museum …
Life is good. Is it not?
Time is on your side.
This special voyage departs in only 13 months, and guests who book early will enjoy a host of advantages including the opportunity to secure their preferred suite at considerable savings. But the benefits of locking in a spot now go beyond financial value. An early booking means the chance to plan, explore, and fill the months ahead with anticipation of adventures to come. It also brings the satisfaction of a reserved place aboard the first world cruise of Silversea’s most impressive ship on a voyage appropriately themed “Spirit of Discovery.”
Visit our Silversea World Cruise 2011 microsite for the latest information.
01 December 2009
Champagne is always appropriate on Silversea. It complements the style and elegance and relaxed luxury aboard our ships. But some occasions demand popping a cork even more than others. Such a moment has arrived – nearly.
The newest, boldest addition to our fleet is just about ready for her inaugural season. Starting this month, the stunning Silver Spirit will accommodate 540 guests on worldwide voyages to fascinating destinations. So this seems a perfect time to share with you some of the fast-approaching milestones of her upcoming debut. After all, Silver Spirit was designed for travellers like you … and your ship is about to come in.
December 12, 2009: Delivery Ceremony, Ancona, Italy
The first milestone takes place in Italy, appropriately enough, as this country provides the heritage for our company. At the Ancona shipyard, Silversea assumes possession of Silver Spirit from Fincantieri, the company that built her.
December 23, 2009: Inaugural Voyage, Barcelona, Spain
This is another key moment in the new life of Silver Spirit. A celebratory sailing from Barcelona to Lisbon, this 11-day “Holiday Spirit” voyage is already sold out. Silversea’s Chief Operating Officer, Ken Watson, will host this special journey, which will be filled with cocktail parties, festive dinners and many other memorable events.
January 3, 2010: Maiden Transatlantic Voyage, Lisbon, Portugal
Always an important time for any oceangoing ship, a first transoceanic voyage announces the new vessel’s presence to the world. Silver Spirit makes this sailing during a 16-day “Maiden Crossing” from Lisbon to Fort Lauderdale.
January 19, 2010: Arrival in the United States, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
The South Florida community has long anticipated welcoming Silver Spirit at Port Everglades. Upon her arrival into the United States, she will be greeted with helicopters and small boats, water cannons and news cameras.
January 20-21, 2010: Inaugural Celebration & Christening, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
This series of exclusive events will serve as the grand finale amongst the milestones in the young life of Silver Spirit. Invitations to attend a gala dinner, overnight onboard, christening ceremony and bon voyage luncheon have been extended to VIPs and press only, as well as guests sailing 91 days aboard Silver Spirit’s Grand Inaugural Voyage – “The Spirit of South America”. This amazing journey departs on the evening of the christening, sending Silver Spirit off on her travels, knowing she will have many extraordinary adventures to follow.