06 May 2014
After accepting his award, Brett Sherwood is pictured with Captain Cosimo
Brett Sherwood is a master magician, and now he is Silversea's 2013 Entertainer of the Year! Sherwood was presented with the award aboard Silver Spirit last Saturday.
There was no sleight of hand needed for this achievement; rather, it was simply a matter of tallying up our guest questionnaires to reveal Sherwood's overwhelming popularity. He scored the highest marks of all entertainers performing on Silversea ships over the past year.
Sherwood's magic has taken him to over 160 countries. He has worked with many top celebrities and is also a magic consultant and highly respected inventor of original magic for top professional magicians, including superstar magician David Copperfield. One of Sherwood's original magical creations David Copperfield praised as “… a magical masterpiece.” This accolade alone attests to the pursuit of excellence within all of his work.
We're delighted to be able to offer our guests an entertainment programme that features such accomplished artists as Brett Sherwood.
07 February 2014
You may have wondered why we have butlers for every suite on every Silversea ship. Indeed,the dedicated services of a professional butler are the crowning touch to Silversea's renowned, personalised service.
With our butler service, your journey becomes one of ultimate luxury with privileges that go beyond the expected. Without even asking, you may find your wishes seem magically to materialise before you, presented with a polished finesse that could only be attributed to the deft skill (and maybe mind-reading abilities?) of our professional butlers.
Perhaps the importance of our butlers is best revealed by world traveller Ralph Grizzle, publisher of Avid Cruiser and Live Voyage Reports, who is currently sailing around the islands of Indonesia aboard our luxury cruise ship Silver Shadow.
Mr Grizzle has been impressed not only by the exceptional service of his butler, but by his butler's exceptional life story. Click here to read this remarkable account.
09 January 2014
We're delighted to announce the launch of Silversea's new Travel Journal.
As part of our 20th anniversary celebration in 2014, we've given our documentation package a complete makeover, with the goal of making travel easier. The result is a versatile new Travel Journal that consolidates the traditional assortment of loose documents of booklets, wallets, and luggage tag holders.
For most voyages in 2014, guests will receive this convenient new all-in-one Travel Journal that contains the cruise ticket, air, hotel and/or land programme information (if arranged through Silversea), personalised voyage itinerary, shore excursion details and other useful information.
Our elegant new Travel Journal is unique to each guest and provides all the essential information needed for the voyage -- all in one convenient place. And, it's a beautiful keepsake of what we are sure will be a remarkable travel experience.
The new Travel Journal will be rolled out in stages during the first few months of 2014, and some guests may receive our previous documentation package during the transitional phase.
21 November 2013
Our beautiful Silver Wind has just completed a comprehensive refurbishment during a two-week dry dock in Palermo, Italy this month.
Major enhancements include a complete makeover for the ship's speciality restaurant Le Champagne, the only Relais & Châteaux restaurant at sea. This popular dining venue has been entirely transformed with an upgraded entrance design, the addition of gleaming, backlit wine displays, a redesigned seating layout, and new wood flooring, fabrics and window treatments.
The ship's suites, public spaces and dining venues have been freshened up with the installation of stylish new carpets, new upholstery and other soft goods in an overall colour palette of warm earth tones.
The Bar, in particular, features all new furniture and furnishings in a contrasting colour scheme of cooler shades of teal mixed with neutral tones of brown and beige.
Other highlights include brand new tiling and deck furniture in the pool area and a redesigned buffet area in the speciality restaurant La Terrazza.
Rounding out the refurbishment was a fresh reconditioning and polishing of teak decks and woodwork. The ship also underwent thorough maintenance on mechanical and propulsion systems.
Photos by Aaron Saunders.