How Does Silversea Compare to a 5-Star Caribbean Hotel?



Silver Shadow Caribbean Cruise1

5-Star Hotel2

INCLUSIONS:   Per person, per night,
at double occupancy
7-nights:   Per person, per night,
at double occupancy
Accommodations   $367 per person $2,569   $200 per person $1,400
Destination   The vessel transports guests to the following cities without packing/unpacking: San Juan, Basseterre, Castries, Bridgetown, Roseau, Dehaies, and Road Town. $0   Guests must fly between two Caribbean cities if they wish to include at least two destinations in their 7-night experience. $400
Room Features   All suites with ocean views, 80% with private teak veranda     All rooms have balcony, with harbour or city view  
Meals   All Included: ocean-view restaurant, terrace & poolside dining, in-suite dining, 24-hr room service, snacks $0   Breakfast: $25 (x7)
Lunch: $30 (x7)
Dinner: $75 (x7)
Wine with Meals   Included $0   House Wine $7 per glass
(3 per person, per day)
Non-Alcoholic Beverages (soft drinks, mineral water)   Included $0   $6 each (4 per person, per day) $168
Open Bar   Included - Wines, spirits & champagne
throughout the vessel
$0   Cash Bar: $10 premium brand cocktail NA
(one hour open bar, hot & cold hors d'oeuvres)
  Included (unlimited) $0   $70 per person (3 receptions) $210
In Room Bar & Beverage Cabinet   Complimentary $0   Maybe (at a fee) NA
Welcome Bottle of Champagne   Complimentary Champagne $0   $100 per bottle $100
Meeting Space   Complimentary $0   Room Rental Negotiable - labour and setup fees additional NA
A.V. Equipment   Standard A.V. included $0   $2,000 per meeting (standard AV, labour rates, sercive charge and sales tax x 3 meetings) $15
Meeting Breaks   Complimentary $0   $40 per person (2 breaks daily x 3 meetings) $120
Entertainment   Included: Show Lounge with cabaret-style shows, variety acts, special performances and feature films $0   $30,000 ($15,000 x 2 special events) $102
Gratuities & Tax   Included $0   Above rates include 7% tax on accommodations, 16% tax on meeting rooms, AV etc., and 15% sales tax on all food & beverage pricing.  
TOTAL PROGRAM:   $2,569 per person     $3,572 per person  

The Results...

Over $389,000 in savings (based on 388 guests)
More Amenities for Less
An Experience Beyond Compare

1Based on a 7-night full-charter of the Silver Shadow (capacity 388/194 suites), sailing round trip from San Juan in March 2011.
2Based on 7-night program at 5-star properties in the Bahamas/Caribbean with 194 Run-of-House rooms (388 persons) in March 2011. Food & Beverage prices are estimated based on average banquet menu prices.