Silver Shadow in Shanghai's city center. © Ralph Grizzle
It often pays to plan ahead, and for those who heed such advice, now may be a good time to begin planning for 2013. One compelling reason is a new offer by Silversea Cruises. Make a deposit on a 2013 sailing by February 15, 2012, and save an additional 10 percent on a selection of 2012 voyages. On top of this are attractive savings incentives in 2013 that include almost double the number of Free Air gateways available (on select sailings) to travelers departing from the U.S and Canada, and Onboard Spending Credits of up to $1,500 per suite on all voyages (with the exception of Silversea Expeditions). Read more... (1166 words, 7 images, estimated 4:40 mins reading time)
Silversea Cruises, World Cruises
An unforgettable sunset on seldom visited Bequia
By WALLACE IMMEN for The Avid Cruiser
All right, so you’re an experienced Caribbean cruiser. Read more... (956 words, 3 images, estimated 3:49 mins reading time)
Caribbean Cruises, Regent Cruises, SeaDream Yachts, Silversea Cruises, Windstar Cruises
“Tourists have been coming back to Egypt since early March,” our tour guide told Silver Spirit guests as we began the “Splendors of Luxor” tour from Safaga. “We appreciate you and those of you who are coming back. We really need visitors to return.”
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Orata all Griglia con Anguilla Affumicata, delicious and only 131 calories.
In my quest to quash a few kilos on my Silversea cruise, I have found a secret weapon.
Paper thin Carpaccio di Manzo, with only slightly more calories than paper, 123, but much more tasteful.
One thing that has made my quest easy to swallow (ha!) is Silver Spirit’s Wellness menu. The selections have been delicious, healthy and low-calorie, and I’m not tiring of them yet. Read more... (219 words, 4 images, estimated 53 secs reading time)
At around 6 p.m. Saturday, Silver Spirit competed its transit of the Gulf of Aden, a region notorious for pirates who attack and hijack ships, with incidents recently escalating.
The International Maritime Organization reported in February that pirates were holding 685 crew and 30 ships for ransom along the Somali Coast. Attacks are becoming more frequent and more violent. Shortly after the IMO issued its report, four Americans were killed aboard their yacht by Somali pirates when military tried to intervene. Read more... (308 words, 1 image, estimated 1:14 mins reading time)
Muscat, Super Exotic But Comfortable For Westerners
Leaving Port Qaboos, the port for Oman’s capital city, what was the take away on Muscat?
Note the temperature, 39 Celsius, about 102 Fahrenheit
First impression: It was hot, with the heat registering 39 Celsius, or about 102 Fahrenheit, but with nearly no humidity.
Don't forget to pick up - and return - your landing card when visiting Muscat. Read more... (499 words, 14 images, estimated 1:60 mins reading time)
Lots of sea days and two overnights on this 15-day voyage of adventure.
Today, I embark on a 15-day journey on Silver Spirit. From the outset, Voyage 5109 has been the topic of much conversation, as I’ve told friends that I will be sailing in a region that has been making headlines for quite some time now. Read more... (575 words, 2 images, estimated 2:18 mins reading time)
Silversea's fine Italian speciality restaurant La Terrazza also features al fresco dining.
Silversea Cruises has announced a new partnership agreement with Slow Food Promozione, an arm of Slow Food Italy. The collaboration will focus on highlighting the Italian heritage of La Terrazza, a specialty restaurant featured aboard the all-suite, ultra-luxury ships Silver Cloud, Silver Wind, Silver Shadow, Silver Whisper and Silver Spirit. Read more... (422 words, 1 image, estimated 1:41 mins reading time)
Oceania Cruises, Silversea Cruises
Silversea Cruises has added 25 new voyages in Northern Europe and the Mediterranean offering a $1,000 per suite ($500 per person) Onboard Spending Credit, bringing the total to 38 sailings worldwide. Plus, more than 25 voyages now offer a $500 per suite ($250 per person) Onboard Spending Credit. These offers are available on new bookings made by June 30, 2011. Read more... (389 words, estimated 1:33 mins reading time)
Silversea Cruises is serving up a new collection of 10 Culinary Arts theme cruises, featuring some of the world’s most celebrated chefs and rising stars.
These unique culinary theme cruises showcase the artistry of award-winning chefs of top dining establishments from around the world, including the internationally acclaimed chefs of Relais & Châteaux, the distinguished international association of charming properties and gourmet restaurants. Read more... (436 words, estimated 1:45 mins reading time)