Silver Spirit is Christened
Silversea Cruises' brand new flagship, Silver Spirit, has arrived at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, having completed her maiden crossing of the Atlantic. The elegant, all-suite ship hosted inaugural activities while in Fort Lauderdale, including an exclusive event in the evening, for guests sailing on the 91-day Grand Inaugural Voyage.
An invitation-only Christening Ceremony took place on the 21st January, before Silver Spirit set sail on a 91-day Grand Inaugural Voyage aptly themed "The Spirit of South America."
"It's a great honour for us to welcome our beautiful new Silver Spirit to the Americas," said Kenneth W. Watson, Silversea's chief operating officer. "This ship is the perfect expression of the graceful elegance and comfortable ambiance found aboard our ships fleetwide, plus her 1930s Art Deco-inspired features recall the glamour of ocean travel's grandest era. With exciting new dining options and the most spacious accommodations in our fleet -- all enhanced by the attentiveness of a butler offering guests new services and amenities to personalise their suite experience -- Silver Spirit is the new standard bearer for ultra-luxury cruising."
At 36,000 tons, and accommodating just 540 guests, this intimate ship has the largest suites in the Silversea fleet -- with 95% featuring a private veranda -- and one of the highest space-to-guest ratios at sea today. The onboard decor lends a sophisticated 1930s Art Deco ambiance to the public spaces, highlights of which include an indoor/outdoor spa measuring over 8,300 square feet (770 square metres), a resort-style pool, four whirlpools, and a choice of six dining venues including Seishin, showcasing Asian-fusion cuisine, and the innovative Stars Supper Club, offering trendsetting menus and all-night entertainment.
Silversea Cruises is recognised as an innovator in the luxury segment, offering guests large-ship amenities aboard its intimate, all-suite vessels: Silver Cloud, Silver Wind, Silver Shadow, Silver Whisper -- and launching in December, Silver Spirit -- all designed to offer an atmosphere of conviviality and casual elegance. With the addition of the regal expedition ship Prince Albert II, the company's itineraries encompass all seven continents.