Historic First for Silversea in Corfu
September 2012) For the first time in the 18-year history of Silversea Cruises, three of
the ultra-luxury line's ships -- Silver
, Silver Wind
and Silver Spirit
-- called in the same port
on the same day. The historic convergence of the three ships took place today
in beautiful Corfu, a Greek island renowned for its lush green hills and pure
Surrounded by the sparkling turquoise waters of the Ionian Sea, Silver Cloud, Silver Wind and Silver Spirit
greeted each other by sounding their whistles as they sailed into this charming
and sophisticated port.
Corfu (or Kérkyra in Greek) is the second largest of the Ionian islands,
and a land rich in history and myth. It was likely the last stop for Homer's
Odysseus on his fabled journey back to his homeland of Ithaca. For Silversea,
Corfu will always carry special significance as the port that hosted an
important milestone in the company's own unfolding story.
Silver Wind and Silver
Spirit are on 7-day sailings in the Greek Isles. Both itineraries include
stops in Croatia and Italy, as well as Montenegro for Silver Wind. Silver Cloud
is sailing from Venice to Barcelona on a 12-day Mediterranean voyage.
About Silversea Cruises
Cruises, which is chaired by Manfredi Lefebvre d'Ovidio, is
recognised as an innovator in the luxury cruise line industry, offering guests
large-ship amenities aboard its intimate, all-suite vessels: Silver Cloud,Silver
Wind, Silver Shadow, Silver Whisper and Silver Spirit--
all designed to offer an atmosphere of conviviality and casual elegance. With
the inclusion of Silver Explorer, Silversea Cruises' itineraries
encompass all seven continents and feature worldwide luxury cruises to
the Mediterranean, Caribbean, both polar regions and over 400 fascinating
destinations in between.
In the US, Silversea has been voted "World's
Best" by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler(nine times) and Travel
+ Leisure (seven times), and awarded "Best Cruise Line for Luxury
Small Ships" by Luxury Travel Advisor (2011). International awards
include "Best Innovation in Products and Services" from the Italian
Innovazione Marketing Oggi Awards (2009); "World's Leading Small Ships
Cruise Line" from World Travel Awards (2010); "Five Star Diamond
Award" from the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences (2011);
"Number One" small-ship line in the Readers' Choice survey conducted
by Britain's Condé Nast Travellermagazine (2010); "Best Luxury
Cruise Line" Excellence Award by Spain's Cruise News Media Group (2009);
"Best Luxury Cruise Line" by Australia's Luxury Travel & Style
Magazine (2011); and "Best Luxury Cruise Operator" according to Travel
Weekly China (2010).
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