Friday, May 13, 2011

Silver Spirit Amenities

With security concerns at airports these days, packing for any trip that includes air travel can be fraught with frustration. Toiletry items in containers of over a mere three ounces must be packed in checked suitcases. Luggage weights are strictly adhered to and as little as a pound over the limit can result in a hefty charge. That must have been something of a problem for the world cruisers currently aboard Silver Spirit’s 119-day World Cruise voyage. I’m only aboard for the last segment and found the luggage security regulations annoying.

Silversea Cruises has at least a partial solution—an array of bath amenities you don’t have to worry about packing. And they aren’t just the generic kind. Aboard Silver Spirit are old favorites by Bvlgari and Neutrogena, as well as Salvatore Ferragamo, which is new to me. Each collection includes shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, and shower gel, as well as soaps. While I lean toward the Bvlgari line up, I’m also giving the Ferragamo “Tuscan Soul” products a try.

A couple items I’ve been known to overlook while packing are Q-tips and cotton balls. Happily, those are supplied in my bathroom aboard Silver Spirit as well.

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Anonymous said...

Do many take advantage of FedEx to ship their luggage to a hotel or port of departure? They certainly don't care how much shampoo you packed.

Linda Coffman, AKA Cruise Diva said...

I spoke to some Americans who did ship their luggage to the initial embarkation port for the world cruise. For the Europeans onboard, apparently it's not so simple.


Linda Coffman, AKA Cruise Diva said...

Also, on the final night of the cruise I observed quite a few suitcases in the passageways with plastic envelopes containing Fed Ex shipping tags attached. I'd like to try that in the future--it's certainly more convenient than lugging auitcases between the ship and airport.