(Ft. Lauderdale, FL — April 24, 2007) Silversea, a name synonymous with luxury, announced today it is teaming up with such high-end brands as Men’s Vogue, Ferragamo, Travel + Leisure and Bon AppÃ©tit to offer guests aboard its World Cruise 2008 an enticing enrichment program specially designed for those who want to live life to the fullest.
“Silver Shadow’s first World Cruise is sailing to rave reviews from our guests,” said David Morris, Silversea’s executive vice president of worldwide sales and marketing. “A lot of the credit for the excellent feedback we’re getting has to go to our onboard programming. For this very special voyage, we pulled out all the stops, lining up an impressive roster of celebrity speakers and exclusive events, and we intend to create the same enriching experience for our World Cruise guests next year.”
Added Morris, “Celebrity film critic Rex Reed’s “Silver Screen Cinema” program has been so well received that we’ve already invited him back for next year’s voyage, plus we’ll be bringing on many new personalities and programs to entertain, engage, and tap into the sophisticated tastes, pursuits and interests of our typical World Cruise guest.”
Following below are the luxury lifestyle partnerships the company has already lined up for World Cruise 2008:
— Iconic fashion house Ferragamo and Men’s Vogue magazine are teaming up to offer a “Tuscan Style” experience aboard the April 10 “Classic Compositions” segment, sailing nine days from Athens to Barcelona with calls in Sicily, Naples, Rome, Portofino, Livorno and Monte Carlo. From Livorno, guests will enjoy a rare opportunity to go inside the Ferragamo family’s legendary fashion house, take a guided tour of the renowned Ferragamo Museum and shop in their only boutique in the world offering custom-made replicas of famed shoes worn by Hollywood legends. Guests will also be treated to award-winning wines from the family’s own Il Borro vineyards with lunch at one of their luxurious Florentine hotels. The Tuscan Style enrichment program also includes exclusive Men’s Vogue onboard events.
— Renowned television personality and Bon AppÃ©tit executive chef Cat Cora is slated to host a culinary program on the March 26 “Melodies from an Ancient Sea” segment, sailing 15 days from Mumbai to Athens with visits to some of the world’s most exotic destinations in Oman, Egypt and Jordan. Chef Cora will present Greek-inspired specialties — prepared with her trademark brand of fresh inventiveness and style — as guests traverse the history-rich waters of the Aegean.
— Celebrity film critic Rex Reed will host his popular Silver Screen Cinema program for the second consecutive year, an event developed in partnership with Travel + Leisure. A renowned author, actor, talk show host, and film historian, Reed’s name is synonymous with Hollywood. His film reviews have appeared in nationally syndicated columns for decades, making him one of the most prolific movie critics in the U.S. Guests aboard this year’s World Cruise enjoyed an insider’s view of Hollywood with Reed and dancer/actress Marge Champion, a star of film and television. Their lively interview and intimate coffee-and-conversation session proved an instant hit with Silver Shadow’s guests and offered fascinating glimpses into the lives and careers of these distinguished film professionals. For World Cruise 2008, Reed will again share anecdotes and insights as he hosts screenings of cinematic classics aboard a segment to be determined in the coming weeks.
Departing January 16, 2008 from Fort Lauderdale, Silver Shadow’s World Cruise 2008, appropriately themed “The Rhythms of the World,” will host no more than 382 privileged and pampered guests on a wondrous odyssey, encircling the world and embracing the cultures of more than 25 countries and over 50 different destinations. Fares for the full 110-day voyage start at $58,210 per person, based on double occupancy.
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 CondÃ© Nast Traveler magazine. For the sixth time, Silversea was selected “World’s Best” small-ship line in the 2004 Travel + Leisure readers’ poll.