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21 May 2012

The Spa aboard Silver Spirit Voted #1 by Conde´ Nast Traveler!

The Spa aboard our beautiful Silver Spirit was chosen by the readers of Conde´ Nast Traveler as the top spa at sea in the US magazine's 2012 Spa Poll. Silver Spirit was the only ship to score a perfect 100 for its treatments. The results are published in the magazine's June issue.

At 8,300 square feet (770 square metres), The Spa aboard Silver Spirit is a sanctuary of pure bliss, featuring floor-to-ceiling windows, nine treatment rooms, indoor/outdoor relaxation areas, and an outdoor whirlpool. Guests may indulge in a wide range of restorative therapies including facials, body wraps, massages and acupuncture. The ceramic-tiled Thermal Suite is an exclusive spa area furnished with heated lounge chairs. With its connecting private Hammam (Turkish bath) Chamber, it serves as the setting for the Private Hammam Experience, one of several unique Silver Spirit treatments.

Conde´ Nast Traveler's 2012 Spa Poll results were derived from its 2011 Readers' Choice survey. Spas were rated excellent, very good, good, fair, or poor on three criteria: Spa Facilities, Spa Staff, and Spa Treatments.

We are thrilled to receive this accolade.

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07 May 2012

Now Hear This: Silver Spirit Debuts New Audio Technology to Enhance Tours

New Quietvox audio systems are freeing up Silver Spirit's guests to fully enjoy select shore tours in the Mediterranean this summer. The new technology eliminates the need to huddle around the tour guide to hear what's being said.

With a transmission range of up to 1,000 metres ( 3,280 feet) tour participants may now walk about freely, untethered to their guide, to explore some of the world's great attractions -- from museums and cathedrals to vast ancient ruins -- without missing any of the guide's valuable insights.

Wearing a single personal earpiece connected to a small wireless receiver, each guest is able to easily hear the guide's commentary without being distracted by the sounds of other tour groups, resulting in an enhanced shore experience.

Tours offering the new audio system are depicted as "Silver Shore Sotto Voce" options in online and print materials provided to Silver Spirit guests. They are denoted by a small headset-shaped icon in the Silver Shore Journals, the shore excursion booklets guests receive with their cruise documents.

The devices will be available on select tours in all the regions where Silver Spirit sails and eventually will be expanded to other ships in the Silversea fleet.


Photo credit: Aaron Saunders

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