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Silversea Cruises: Big Luxe on Small-Ship Line

Posted: Oct. 15th, 2008  |  By James Rothaar
Luxury Aquatics: Italy-based Silversea Cruises is a European-style cruise liner that offers distinctive voyages to the most desirable destinations around the world. Silversea's cruise ships are smaller than most commercial cruise ships. However, each boat serves up a ship full of luxuriating amenities and perks found aboard the finest floating mass-market vessels. Silversea voyages are high on elegance, amenities, and personal service.

While it is anchors aweigh, luxury and elegance aren't left at the dock for guests boarding a Silversea voyage. Suites are spacious and opulent on any of the five ships of the boutique cruise line. Pampering is a given with a staff-to-passenger ratio of nearly one to one. The floating hospitality firm is renown in luxury-travel circles, having been voted the "world's best small-ship line" for a combine total of 15 years by readers of Conde Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure.

Silversea's adventurous luxury cruises serve up a trilogy of vacationing alternatives with extended voyages, enriched-tour packages, and personalized cruises. Extended voyages are cruises that last a month or longer. Enriched tour packages are made to appeal to individuals with common interests or passions. Tours for golfers and wine lovers are examples of such popular enriched-tour packages. Personalized cruises enable guests to select their own points of embarking and disembarking the ship from a bevy of intriguing ports worldwide.

From the Mediterranean to Africa to the Far East and South Pacific to the Caribbean and Mexico to South America and the Amazon, the five luxury cruise liners of Silversea are floating five-star resorts. Prince Albert II, the fleet's newest addition, is a hull that is special in more ways than one. It is capable of traveling anywhere in the world, including the Polar Regions. The Prince Albert II's industrial-strength hull is classified as a Lloyd's Register ice-class notation for passenger ships. With eight Zodiac boats onboard, lucky passengers can see and experience many things up close and personal.

Aside from being the only ship whose name is "Silver-free," Prince Albert II also is the fleet's most intimate ship, as it carries only 132 passengers. The Silver Shadow and Silver Whisper carry 296 guests each, while the Silver Shadow and Silver Whisper each accommodate 382 travelers.

The amenities of the princely PA II are a royal flush! There is an Internet café, a full-service spa, a fitness center, a beauty salon, a sauna, and two whirlpools positioned and ready to whir on the top deck. Additionally, there is live entertainment and a VIP smoking room, the Humidor, where lovers of cigars and cognac congregate swimmingly-swirling and smoking the best of the finest in a decorum that promotes camaraderie and stimulating times.

Silversea Cruises is big on ultra luxury in a elegant and friendly atmosphere that complements the company's mission to provide "six-star" service. Visitors are welcomed at www.silversea.com

For LxM James Rothaar

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