Silversea Launches Its Twelfth Vessel With a Whole Series of Firsts

For luxury cruise aficionados, Silversea Cruises is at the top of the list. Their exquisite ships ply the world’s oceans last year alone, visiting over 900 ports of call. Guests aboard Silversea can expect superb service, sublime accommodations, and wonderful menus in multiple restaurants. All this in a fleet of ships that range from just 100 passengers in the Galapagos, 200 to 254 on its Expedition Ships, 392 on its Millennium Class vessels and 596 on its …

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Review: Emerald Cruises’ Enchantment of Eastern Europe Aboard Emerald Sun

This extraordinary 9-day Itinerary was brilliantly executed by Emerald Cruises and the crew of Emerald Sun. From start to finish, it was a true eye-opener. To visit countries which only emerged from Soviet domination in the very recent past, to see the battle scars as these brave people fought for their independence makes for a truly unforgettable experience. And all along the way there was magnificent Architecture to see, cultural exchanges with ordinary people, wonderful regional culinary …

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REVIEW OF: Exploring Ecuador’s Pacific Coast: Aboard Kontiki Expeditions’ M/Y Kontiki Wayra

~Endless Surprises and Extraordinary Moments~ Embarking on an expedition in Ecuador, a country unknown to me, was an opportunity I couldn’t refuse. Unlike its South American neighbors, Peru and Colombia, Ecuador was a mystery to me. Ecuador is dwarfed in size by Argentina and Brazil, while its Pacific Coast pales in comparison to Chile’s. Often regarded as a mere layover for travelers en route to the Galapagos Islands, mainland Ecuador’s international reputation is limited. However, I soon …

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CULINARY CRUISING ~SILVERSEA’S S.A.L.T. (SEA AND LAND TASTE) ADDS A MICHELIN-STARRED CULINARY EXCURSION PAR EXCELLENCE

Aboard Silver Moon, Silver Dawn and soon to be offered on Silversea’s new Silver Nova and Silver Ray, S.A.L.T. is an unqualified success. Three S.A.L.T. experiences bring destination-focused culinary experiences to guests of the ultra-luxury line. S.A.L.T. Kitchen has fast become one of the favorite dining experiences of the eight on board. Virtually every night, menus change with each destination. Menus focus on both their regional cuisine and a regionally-inspired wine lists. For guests who wish a …

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THE POLAR REGION’S MOST LUXURIOUS SHIP, SILVERSEA’S SILVER ENDEAVOUR, IS ABOUT TO BECOME EVEN MORE LUXURIOUS

In just one season, Silver Endeavour raised the bar in polar cruising. Her 200 guests a voyage experienced Silver Endeavour’s remarkable number of firsts.  Silver Endeavour has the highest crew to guest ratio (of 1:1), Zodiac-to-guest, expert-to-guest ratios in the industry.  Her cutting-edge navigation and exploration technology is unrivalled.  But it is Silversea’s unmatched commitment to comfort that makes Silver Endeavour the most luxurious expedition ship ever built. Remarkably, Silver Endeavour is about to become ever more …

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SILVERSEA’S NEW FLAGSHIP SILVER NOVA SETS SAIL ON 70 “MAIDEN VOYAGES”

THE MUCH-AWAITED SILVER NOVA SETS SAIL THIS AUGUST Silver Nova ushers in an entirely new era in 21st Century luxury travel.  Leading Silversea’s fleet into the age of sustainable cruising, Silver Nova will be the first luxury cruise ship powered by LNG fuel.  This will allow the ship to reduce carbon emissions by 40 percent compared to its predecessors, Silver Muse and Silver Moon. Silversea’s commitment is to reduce its ships’ impact on the remote and beautiful …

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Oceania’s Allura is Named ~Before the first sailing of its spectacular new “Vista,” Oceania presents “Allura”

This year marks the 20th Anniversary of Oceania Cruises. The globe-straddling luxury cruise line is known for its small, beautifully appointed ships. And well it should be. Every one of its ships has been refurbished in just the past 5 years. 648-Guest Sister ships Serena, Regatta, Insignia and Nautica have all been upgraded so that every suite, every stateroom is entirely new from floor to ceiling and in each of their bathrooms.  Meanwhile the immensely popular Marina …

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Silversea’s Silver Nova ~Onboard Restaurant Introductions

Just when we think Silversea cannot get any better, there’s Silver Nova … Silversea Cruises® has revealed full details on the public venues aboard its new ship Silver Nova If you’ve been among the fortunate guests aboard Silversea’s magnificent fleet, you likely think there are simply no more luxurious ships at sea. And you wouldn’t be alone. Readers of both Travel and Leisure and Condé Nast Traveler have lifted Silversea up in this year’s rankings to new heights. …

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VIKING NEPTUNE, VIKING’S 8th OCEAN VESSEL, IS NAMED IN LOS ANGELES

Viking Neptune is the auspicious name for Viking’s 8th addition to its ocean-going fleet. Auspicious because the planet Neptune is the 8th planet from the sun and King Neptune presides over the sea according the ancient Greek Gods. How fitting it was to choose Nicole Stott to name this new vessel. Ms. Stott is both an astronaut and an aquanaut.   Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023, was a banner day for Viking. Viking not only named its latest ship, it celebrated …

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STAR CLIPPERS. WHY NOT SAIL NEXT TIME YOU CRUISE? “It took me all of 10 minutes to fall in love with Star Clipper”

In all honesty, I didn’t know what to expect when I happily accepted an invitation to sail on Star Clipper, one of three true Sailing Ships in Star Clippers’ fleet. The Star Clipper experience promised to be unlike any of the over 30 cruises I had taken.  For one thing, Star Clipper is a sleek, four-masted schooner, the dream of owner Mikael Krafft, a Swedish yachtsman bent on recreating the glorious age of clipper ships.  I had …

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