22 October 2010
Silver Shadow wrapped up her Alaska season last month and her final voyage through the state's magnificent waterways could not have been more beautiful. Clear blue skies and a dazzling sun made sailing through Endicott Arm Fjord, to witness Dawes Glacier, an absolutely spectacular experience for our guests.
Fortunately, the occasion was caught on camera. We hope you enjoy the slide show (check out the harbour seals on the iceberg).
Endicott Arm is one of two fjords (the other being Tracy Arm) located in Tracy Arm-Fords Terror Wilderness within the Tongass National Forest.
Silver Shadow returns to Alaska for a full season of voyages in 2011.
12 October 2010
For the second year in a row, Silversea has been named "Best Cruise Line" at the Guardian and Observer Travel Awards! Silversea took the top spot from a field of 17 nominated cruise lines.
The winners of this year's Travel Awards were announced at a gala awards presentation that took place at Cardiff Castle in Wales on Saturday, 9 October. The winners in 22 categories of travel were chosen by readers who completed a survey that appeared in the Saturday edition of the Guardian for three weeks and was live on guardian.co.uk for eight weeks. Founded in 1821, the Guardian is one of the UK's leading broadsheet newspapers.
Gemma Bowes, acting travel editor for the Guardian (left) and the ceremony's host, BBC News anchorman Huw Edwards, presented the award to Trudy Redfern, Silversea vice president for UK, Ireland and Middle East.
This is the fourth major UK travel award Silversea has picked up since early September. It comes on the heels of being selected "Best Luxury Cruise Line" by the travel agent members of Elite Travel Group. Prior to that, Silversea was voted "Star Luxury Cruise Company" by the travel agent readers of Travel Bulletin, a UK trade publication, and "Best Small Ship Cruise Line" by the readers of Condé Nast Traveller, UK edition.
We are delighted and deeply honoured to receive such wonderful recognition.
05 October 2010
Robert Lines (left), Cruise Director on Elite's board, presents award to Priti Mehta,
Silversea's Senior Sales Manager for the region.
September was an amazing month for Silversea in the UK. Last Thursday, 30 September, the company accepted the award for "Best Luxury Cruise Line" at the awards dinner hosted by Elite Travel Group. The awards are determined by the voting of Elite's members, a consortium of quality independent travel agencies based throughout Britain. Founded in 1977, Elite is Britain's longest established travel consortium.
This award comes just a few weeks after Silversea was voted "Star Luxury Cruise Company" by the travel agent readers of Travel Bulletin, a UK trade publication, and "Best Small Ship Cruise Line" by the readers of Condé Nast Traveller, UK edition.
Three major awards … in one month … in a single market -- such a special honour for all of us at Silversea!