I On Travel: SilverSea Cruises
If the cruising the Mediterranean is on your bucket list, Silversea Cruises should be the first place you look. Silversea’s fleet offers all-inclusive sailing aboard their first-class ships; every ocean view suite has their own butler and world-class dining opportunities seldom found at other vacation properties. SilverSea’s ships are not unlike a boutique resort, offering up some of the best service and most intimate experiences that cruising has to offer. And given the smaller size of the SiverSea fleet, they are able to reach destinations that the larger cruise ships simply can not, offering a much richer cultural experience.
And with SilverSeas all-inclusive sailing, your gratuities, dining, beverages and all onboard lectures and activities are included.
SilverSeas Ships– SilverSea currently has a fleet of nine ships, with a new ship to be delivered soon. Their ships are smaller than the typical cruise ships many are used to seeing, with up to 300 suites per ship
Exceptional Service– Each ship maintains a staff to passenger ratio of 1:1, with each suite having it’s own private butler. The crew is available to the passengers 24 hours a day for the length of the journey to assist them with any needs during their travel. Crew comes from around the world making life aboard a cultural experience.
Gourmet Cuisine– the gourmet cuisine on SilverSea is one of the most highly talked about features! From Asian inspired dishes to French cuisine to the mouth-watering dishes of the Italian heritage that is SilverSea, there is something for everyone’s taste buds when they come aboard. The chefs will tantalize you with their creativity and help you explore your inner foodie.
Spas and Fitness– to complement the world class accommodations and food, a world class spa and fitness center await you on board. Offering a state-of-the-art fitness facility and personal training services to spa services to rival your favorite spa back home. Take advantage of the peacefulness of being at sea and unwind with massage services, medical spa services, acupuncture and a full beauty salon on your favorite ship.
The cruise we undertook was from Barcelona to Monte Carlo. This was a eight-day journey on the Silver Muse, the newest ship in the SIlverSea fleet. Our starting port was in Barcelona and from there we travelled to Marseille, Corsica, Livorno, Portovenere, Saint Tropez and finally ending in Monte Carlo.
Having a mid-voyage adventure in Corsica allowed for some extra time off the ship, breaking up the time spent at sea while still enjoying the luxury of the cruise ship. The concierge was invaluable in helping to plan shore excursions for each port and assist with arranging what was needed to make the best use of our time in each location.
SilverSea also has an amazing Air and Hotel Program to assist with making travel arrangements for pre and post cruise, helping get you to your destination and find a hotel to settle into for the days leaving up to your cruise or the days post cruise, to make the best of your vacation. This is an extension of their already amazing service and goes that one step beyond making sure your vacation is enjoyable from the moment your leave your front door!
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