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.