Saturday, January 10, 2009

Anticipating the Arrival of Silver Spirit

Silversea Cruises has announced that its newest ultra-luxury ship, Silver Spirit, is set to debut in lavish style with a Grand Inaugural Voyage on Jan 21, 2010. On this extraordinary 91-day journey, dubbed "The Spirit of South America," Silver Spirit will sail from Fort Lauderdale to Los Angeles and twist back to New York on a fascinating itinerary highlighted by a visit to Rio de Janeiro in time for Carnaval, a journey around the end of the earth at Cape Horn, an in-depth exploration of the Mexican Riviera, a crossing of the Panama Canal and an unforgettable Statue of Liberty event in New York Harbor.

On the magnificent "Spirit of South America" odyssey, guests will visit more than 45 ports in over 20 different countries and island destinations across two continents, enjoying overnight stays in Fort Lauderdale, Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Punta Arenas, Lima, Acapulco and Los Angeles. Silversea will begin accepting reservations on Jan 12. An area of the company's website at is now dedicated to Silver Spirit.

Other highlights of the inaugural itineraries include an 11-day "Holiday Spirit" maiden voyage on Dec 23, 2009, sailing from Barcelona to Lisbon; a "Maiden Crossing" transatlantic, departing Jan 3 from Lisbon for 16 days exploring the Atlantic and Caribbean islands before arriving in Fort Lauderdale; and a two-week grand "Atlantic Crossing" to Southampton from New York on April 23.

The 36,000-ton vessel will indulge her 540 guests with the largest suites in the fleet—95% feature a private veranda—and with one of the highest space-to-guest ratios at sea today, 67, providing 6,700 cubic feet of space per guest. The onboard d├ęcor will lend a sophisticated 1930s Art Deco ambiance to the public spaces, highlights of which include an indoor/outdoor spa measuring no less than 8,300 square feet, three whirlpools (two adjacent to outdoor pool, one in spa area), enriching performances in The Show Lounge and a choice of six dining venues including Seishin, a Japanese restaurant, and the innovative Stars Supper Club, featuring live music, dancing and nightclub-style entertainment.

After completing her inaugural season, Silver Spirit will spend the summer in the Mediterranean and then reposition to the Caribbean for fall and winter cruises. A new full-color, 36-page brochure showcasing Silver Spirit's Inaugural Season will be available in the coming weeks.


Hels said...

Hi Linda
I am totally besotted with Art Deco on cruise ships in the 1930s, but I wonder why modern ships (like the Silver Spirit) are using Deco taste now. Do you think it is simply a nostalgic nod back to the golden age of cruising?

If you could leave a note on I would be very grateful.


Linda Coffman, AKA Cruise Diva said...

I do think Art Deco is a bit of nostalgia as well as a comfortable style that is really timeless. The golden age of sea travel in the last century is perceived as a romantic era that many of today's passengers would like to "escape" to.

Very interesting topic, Hels. Thank you for bringing it up!

Best, Linda