01 February 2010
The privileged guests of Silver Spirit's Grand Inaugural Voyage witnessed an exhilarating polo match this past Saturday as the Spirit Red and Spirit White teams battled to a 4-4 tie at the prestigious Lion Castle Polo Estate in Barbados.
For many attending the game, it was their first encounter with the sport of kings and offered an authentic experience of the culture of this small eastern Caribbean island which established its first polo club in 1884 -- the Barbados Polo Club. Today Barbados is home to no less than four polo grounds, one of which, coincidentally, was the site of a fundraising match on the following day featuring England's Prince Harry.
At Lion Castle, the Royal Barbados Police Band entertained while guests sipped champagne and relaxed at the clubhouse prior to the start of the Spirit Cup Polo Match -- one of several complimentary onshore events designed exclusively for guests sailing 70 days or more of the Grand Inaugural Voyage.
Silversea's Chief Operating Officer, Kenneth Watson, and Silver Spirit's Captain, Angelo Corsaro, also attended the event and were on hand to accept from the teams' captains a beautiful hand-painted ceramic plaque commemorating the match.
We're pleased to share a selection of photos taken at this exciting game: