I don’t about you, but I like a bargain.
I often will walk into a department store and head straight for the sale rack. I’m not looking for cheap so much as I am looking for value.
That’s where I feel like luxury lines like Silversea excel. They offer a lot of value for what you get. Now, Silversea is adding even more value to 52 of its Mediterranean voyages. The company will include complimentary shore excursions and free Wi-Fi.
General: The program includes two hours of Wi-Fi internet access offered to each guest, every day of the cruise.
Medallion and higher-category suites: unlimited complimentary internet access is their reward – perfect for keeping in touch with home or showing off your sumptuous Grand Suite to friends and family.
On shore, guests are able to select from an extensive list of complimentary Silver Shore Select shore excursions that are offered in each of the line’s Mediterranean ports of call.
The only tours that aren’t included in this offer are, unsurprisingly, the more immersive Silver Shore Collection Tours, or Silver Shore Privato, Silversea’s customized touring option that gives guests their own cars and exclusive drivers for a day for self-directed explorations.
Kristian C. Anderson, Silversea’s senior vice president and general manager for the Americas explained the updates in an interview with Aaron Saunders.
Living in 2015, without question Wi-Fi is becoming an expectation of our guests. So, if we are listening to our guests and our potential guests, we’re looking at ways that we can build not just a new ship – that’s always a possibility – but ways we can continue to refine and enhance our core product offerings.
How did the new complimentary shore excursion program come about?
Our guests – our Venetian Society guests – were asking for it. And when our Venetian members speak and voice their feelings and their views, it’s our responsibility to listen.
Our excursions are capacity controlled. They’re civilized.
I think it refines the overall experience and guests are appreciating that when they make the purchase, they’re not just receiving a quality cruise but they’re receiving another extension of their cruise experience – a quality shore excursion.
Can guests still customize their shore excursion experiences?
The most critical thing is that we continue to offer our Silver Shore Concierge service, which is basically the complete service and support – a truly reliable resource for guests to refer to if they have any questions, concerns or special needs. The Concierge will be available to help them out.
Silversea’s Expeditions product already includes shore excursions, correct?
That’s right. Our Silversea Expeditions ships are all about going to places no one else is going and exploring ports that have gone unexplored. It’s all about going into communities, exploring the local cultures and customs, and it is gaining a great deal of momentum in that respect. It appeals to the passenger who is a cruise aficionado who just wants to get out there and explore something different.
Do you think there is a possibility the program might be expanded to other destinations across the classic fleet?
The easy answer to that is ‘yes.’
I could not be more pleased with what we’ve done here with the complimentary shore excursions and the inclusive Wi-Fi; it’s just the next evolution. I love to tease, but the truth is there is more to come and we just want to continue to build success upon success.
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