Good afternoon and apologies that it’s been a few days since my last article. I just don’t know where the time is going at the moment and of course with the Bank Holiday weekend too – time has just flown by……..
I’d like to speak about the company who are currently (and have been for some years now) lucky recipients of the lions share of my business based upon my clientele’s requirements – that being the wonderful Silversea Cruises. This shipping line are sitting comfortably in the top tier of the luxury cruise market and have securely carved out their position there. Offering all-inclusive, unadulterated luxury, they should definitely be in your ‘sights’ if you are a discerning potential guest who appreciates the finer things in life.
FOUR PICS BELOW TAKEN WHEN I WAS ON NORWEGIAN/NORTH CAPE TRIP
They are the proud owners of a fleet seven ships, between them travelling the globe. The latter two ships have their own dedicated brochure and the remaining five ships are all covered in one beautiful Atlas. I would just like to support Silversea at this point, with their decision not to include prices in their 2014 editions. Due to the fluid pricing structures in this industry – it’s a sensible move. I have lost count of the times when I have had the conversation with an interested party saying ‘but, in the brochure it quotes….’ and I have to respond saying that they are only ever guideline prices and always subject to change & availability………… It’s a brave move, but one that I think is a good one. Time however, will of course tell.
SILVER SPIRIT ON FRENCH/ITALIAN RIVIERA APRIL 2013
Some more exciting news from the Silversea ‘stable’ are that they have just announced two ‘Music Series’ voyages on board Silver Spirit, featuring acclaimed recording artists Paul Brown (Voyage 5334 – 02NOV2013 – Western Med) and Marc Antoine (Voyage 5338 – 13DEC2013 – Caribbean). Now I can’t speak for the fact that my now friend, the incredible talented JAZZ SINGER ANGELA T CLARK, will be on board singing her heart out in the Stars Supper Club (she is currently negotiating her next contract), but if she isn’t on board for either of these cruises then undoubtedly an equally talented person with their accompanying pianist will be there for your entertainment as well. This venue is actually my favourite on board Spirit for both entertainment and dinner.
Some additional information as provided by Silversea, about these incredibly talented gentlemen is cut and pasted below:
“Antoine, whose career is highlighted by numerous number-one hits on the contemporary jazz charts, has performed with such music royalty as Sting, Celine Dion, Rod Stewart, Cher, Queen Latifah and others, and has composed and performed for six major movie soundtracks. He tours regularly with contemporary jazz artists Dave Koz, Chris Botti, and Jeff Lorber.
In expressing his excitement about the upcoming voyage, Antoine said, “It will be great to perform in the Mediterranean and visit my beloved Spain and France with music lovers from around the world.”
Double Grammy-winning Paul Brown has produced more than 50 number one hits on the contemporary jazz charts. The guitarist, producer, and composer has worked on projects with such music legends as Al Jarreau, George Benson, Patti Austin, Luther Vandross, Kirk Whalum, Boney James, Larry Carlton, Rick Braun, and many others.”
For any more in depth information that you may require about this shipping line, or any other travel arrangements you may be considering, you know where to find me……..