Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Silver Spirit: Reception at the Guggenheim

Each segment of Silver Spirit’s 119-day World Cruise included a complimentary Silversea Experience—cultural events to which each guest is invited. On our segment, from Barcelona to Southampton, the Silversea Experience was an evening at the Guggenheim Museum in Bilboa, Spain.

Normally closed on Monday, Silversea arranged for the museum to open for their guests for an evening showing and reception. While contemporary art isn’t my thing (my taste runs more to Impressionists) and I really didn’t “get” the exhibits, the building itself is stunning. Located on the site of what was formerly a shipyard, Frank O. Gehry’s structure is the highlight of a riverfront center of culture and community. Shaped to resemble a silvery flower, or the prow of a ship—depending on how you look at it—the structure, covered with over 35,000 titanium tiles and glass, glows in the evening light.

After a tour through some of the displays inside, we enjoyed after-dinner drinks and sweet canapés in the atrium until it was time to return to Silver Spirit. Upon arrival, we were greeted with a “Welcome Home” message and handed flutes of champagne. Truly, it was a Silversea Experience to remember.

Photo © CruiseDiva.com

No comments: