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



Silver Whisper Baltic Cruise1

5-Star Hotel2

INCLUSIONS:   Per person, per night,
at double occupancy
7-nights:   Per person, per night,
at double occupancy
Accommodations   $569 per person $3,983   $300 per person $2,100
Destination   The vessel transports guests to the following cities without packing/unpacking: Stockholm, Tallinn, St. Petersburg, Helsinki, and Copenhagen. $0   Guests must fly between two Baltic cities if they wish to include at least two destinations in their 7-night experience. $500
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: $40 (x7)
Lunch: $70 (x7)
Dinner: $120 (x7)
Wine with Meals   Included $0   House Wine $10 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   $80 per person (3 receptions) $240
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   $60 per person (2 breaks daily x 3 meetings) $180
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 20% taxable service charge and 9% sales tax on all food & beverage pricing.  
TOTAL PROGRAM:   $3,983 per person     $5,225 per person  

The Results...

Over $481,000 in savings (based on 388 guests)
More Amenities for Less
An Experience Beyond Compare

1Based on a 7-night full-charter of the Silver Whisper (capacity 388/194 suites), sailing from Stockholm to Copenhagen in August 2011.
2Based on 7-night program at 5-star properties in the Baltic with 194 Run-of-House rooms (388 persons) in August 2011. Food & Beverage prices are estimated based on average banquet menu prices.