Silver Shadow Sets Off On First World Cruise
Silversea Ambassador Isabella Rossellini Makes
Surprise Appearance at "Bon Voyage" Dinner Party
(Ft. Lauderdale, FL -- January 16, 2007) At 7:00 p.m. (local time) yesterday, Silversea's ultra-luxury Silver Shadow departed Fort Lauderdale's Port Everglades on her first World Cruise amid much fanfare and cheering well-wishers. The 382-guest, all-suite ship embarked on an epic 126-day voyage that will cross three oceans, seven seas and six continents, visiting 60 ports of call, before concluding in New York City on May 22.
Festivities to mark the occasion started the prior evening when guests sailing the full voyage were feted with a gala dinner party in the spectacular Cathedral dining room at the Boca Raton Resort. Elegantly attired ladies and gentlemen -- many sporting exclusive silver pins designed by Tiffany to commemorate the World Cruise -- were serenaded by trumpeters, a classical cellist and a ten-piece orchestra as they wined, dined and danced the night away. A surprise appearance by Silversea's Ambassador, actress Isabella Rossellini, who joined the celebration to mingle and personally extend her best wishes, delighted guests and put the finishing touches on an unforgettable evening.
At 11:00 a.m. the next day, guests boarded the elegant Lady Windridge yacht for a sumptuous lunch and a leisurely sail along the Intracoastal Waterway to Port Everglades, where they embarked Silver Shadow in grand style. This privileged club of globe-trekking travelers was royally greeted with a fireboat water salute and a plane towing a banner that read "BON VOYAGE SILVER SHADOW WORLD CRUISE 2007." The famous University of Miami marching band and cheerleaders were also stationed on the pier to greet arriving guests with music, waves and cheers.
"A voyage around the world is the event of a lifetime," said Joseph Proto, Silversea's director of World Cruise and business development. "So we pulled out all the stops to give Silver Shadow and her guests a truly memorable send-off. We are especially grateful that Isabella Rossellini was able to personally join our guests at their gala dinner to wish each of them a wonderful journey on the eve of their departure."
Guests aboard the World Cruise will enjoy spacious, ocean-view accommodations, most with private veranda, award-winning gourmet cuisine, personalized service, warm Italian hospitality, and Silversea’s unmatched selection of all-inclusive shipboard amenities, including complimentary beverages, wines and spirits served throughout the ship, 24-hour room service, stocked in-suite beverage cabinet and all gratuities. Silver Shadow, though intimate in design, is the most spacious cruise ship in the world with a space ratio of 74.0; that equates to 7,400 cubic feet of space per guest, a distinction shared with sister ship Silver Whisper.
On January 16, 2008, Silver Shadow is set to embark on her second World Cruise, a 110-day voyage encircling the world and embracing the cultures of more than 25 countries and over 50 ports of call. Departing from Fort Lauderdale, she will sail through the Panama Canal and along the Mexican Riviera, following a route of enchantment to no less than four tropical Hawaiian hideaways. Intriguing island destinations like the tranquil Northern Mariana Islands, the Marshall Islands, Pohnpei, Guam, Okinawa and historic Iwo Jima, all previously unexplored by Silversea, will host inaugural calls. Guests will discover exotic Far East traditions and the timeless beauty of Egypt. They'll savor some of the world's most cherished cuisines and explore the splendors of Italy and Spain before crossing the Atlantic to a warm Caribbean welcome, returning full-circle to Fort Lauderale. Highlights of this epic journey will include extended overnight calls in Hong Kong, Ho Chi Minh City, Bangkok, Mumbai and Barcelona.
Fares for World Cruise 2008 start at $58,210 per person, based on double occupancy.
Silversea Cruises is recognized as an innovator in the luxury segment, offering guests large-ship amenities aboard four intimate vessels, Silver Cloud, Silver Wind, Silver Shadow, and Silver Whisper, all designed to offer an atmosphere of conviviality and casual elegance. For the ninth year, Silversea was named "Number One" small-ship line in the 2005 "Readers' Choice" survey conducted by Condé Nast Traveler magazine. For the sixth time, Silversea was selected "World's Best" small-ship line in the 2004 Travel + Leisure readers' poll.
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