How does Silversea compare to a 5-Star Mediterranean Hotel?



Silver Spirit Mediterranean Cruise1

5-Star Hotel2

INCLUSIONS:   Per person, per night,
at double occupancy
7-nights:   Per person, per night,
at double occupancy
Accommodations   $580 per person $4,060   $250 per person $1,750
Destination   The ship transports guests to the following cities without packing/unpacking: Rome, Palma de Mallorca, Barcelona, Sete, Saint Tropez, Portofino and Monte Carlo. $0   Guests must fly between two European cities if they wish to include at least two destinations in their 7-night experience. $500
Room Features   All suites have ocean views, over 95% with private teak veranda     All rooms have balcony with harbour or city view  
Meals   All Included: ocean-view restaurant, terrace and poolside dining, in-suite dining, 24-hr room service, snacks $0   Breakfast: $40 (x7 day)
Lunch: $70 (x7 days)
Dinner: $120 (x7 days)
Wine with Meals   Included $0   House Wine $10 per glass
(3 per person, per day)
Non-Alcoholic Beverages (soft drinks, mineral water, specialty coffees)   Included $0   $6 each (4 per person, per day) $168
Open Bar   Included - Wines, spirits and champagne
throughout the vessel
$0   Cash Bar: $10 premium brand cocktail NA
(one hour open bar, hot and cold hors d'oeuvres)
  Included (unlimited) $0   $80 per person (3 receptions) $240
In-Room Bar
  Complimentary $0   Maybe (at a fee) NA
Welcome Bottle of Champagne   Complimentary
$0   $100 per bottle $100
Meeting Space   Complimentary $0   Room Rental Negotiable - labour and setup fees additional NA
A.V. Equipment   Standard AV included $0   $3,000 per meeting (standard AV, labour rates, service charge and sales tax x 3 meetings) $16
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) $77
Gratuities and Tax   Included $0   Above rates include 7% tax on accommodation, 16% tax on meeting rooms, AV etc., and 15% sales tax on all food and beverage pricing.  
TOTAL PROGRAMME:   $4,060 per person     $4,851 per person  

The Results...

Over $425,000 in savings (based on 540 guests)
More Amenities for Less
An Experience Beyond Compare

1Based on a 7-night full-charter of the Silver Spirit (capacity 540/270suites) sailing from Monte Carlo to
Barcelona in July 2012.
2Based on 7-night programme at 5-star properties in the Mediterranean with 270 Run-of-House rooms (540 persons) in July 2012. Food & Beverage prices are estimated based on average banquet menu prices.