21 March 2011
The lilting music and pageantry of the Hong Kong Police marching band greeted our beautiful Silver Spirit as the newest ultra-luxury vessel in our fleet made her first-ever visit to Hong Kong today.
Sailing from Manila, Philippines, Silver Spirit docked this morning at China Merchant Wharf in Kennedy Town. The occasion was celebrated by a colourful lion dance performance hosted by the Hong Kong Tourism Board and a traditional plaque exchange between Silver Spirit's Captain Marco Sangiacomo, the Hong Kong Tourism Commission, Hong Kong Marine Department, and Hong Kong Tourism Board. Also attending the festivities were Silversea COO Kenneth Watson and Steve Odell, Silversea senior vice president, Asia Pacific.
Hong Kong marks the halfway point of Silver Spirit's 119-day World Cruise and guests will spend two days exploring the sights and cultural attractions of this amazing city before departing for Haiphong (Hanoi), Vietnam and the second half of her global odyssey.