(Ft. Lauderdale, FL — June 4, 2007) Ultra-luxury Silversea Cruises announced its recognition as the award winner in the Best Use of Technology category at the 2007 Technology Awards. The awards are presented by the South Florida Business Journal and Host.net, and honor companies in South Florida for their achievements in technology.
The innovative luxury cruise company recently expanded wireless Internet access to 100% coverage throughout its four ships, enabling guests with Wi-Fi-capable laptops and PDAs to surf the Internet and check e-mails from the comfort of their suites as well as public areas.
“We’re always looking for ways to utilize the latest advances in technology to enhance our guests’ experience on board, and it’s especially gratifying when our efforts are recognized,” said Tim Rand, Silversea’s chief information officer. “The South Florida Business Journal Technology Award is an excellent way to recognize the achievements of innovative companies and we’re thrilled to be selected this year as a winner.”
Added Rand, “Many of today’s luxury travelers are working professionals who travel with laptops and PDAs in tow and they appreciate being able to access the Internet from anywhere on the ship, including their suite. This expanded Wi-Fi coverage is the perfect complement to the cellular phone service we also offer to help our guests stay in touch using their own cell phones even when our ships are sailing miles away from land.”
Award winners were announced May 23 at a special reception, sponsored by Citrix, at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida.
Silversea Cruises is recognized as an innovator in the luxury segment, offering guests large-ship amenities aboard four intimate vessels, Silver Cloud, Silver Wind, Silver Shadow, and Silver Whisper, all designed to offer an atmosphere of conviviality and casual elegance. For the ninth year, Silversea was named “Number One” small-ship line in the 2005 “Readers’ Choice” survey conducted by CondÃƒÂ© Nast Traveler magazine. For the sixth time, Silversea was selected “World’s Best” small-ship line in the 2004 Travel + Leisure readers’ poll.