Veteran travel writers Anita Dunham-Potter and Ralph Grizzle were on board Silver Spirit's sea trials this week and we thought we'd share a few of their comments:

"My overall impression of Silver Spirit is that this will be the best luxury cruise ship to be launched in years. Stylish innovation."

Anita Dunham-Potter,

"Currently, the ship is 65 percent completed and when finished in December, Spirit’s 1930’s inspired Art Deco design will dazzle its 540 guests. Even more impressive is the ship’s abundant deck space and The Spa at Silversea, which is large, spacious and offers the latest amenities for fitness and relaxation."

Anita Dunham-Potter,

"My initial impressions: Silver Spirit elevates Silversea Cruises into an entirely new league. Though Silversea is already one of the top luxury contenders, Silver Spirit ratchets up the line’s status. With its new ship, Silversea certainly shows innovation, confidence, and above all, spirit."

Ralph Grizzle,

Sep 09, 2009