"Both Virtuoso and Silversea are committed to excellence in travel," said Conroy. "While I'm personally honored to be recognized as this year's Virtuoso Cruise Ambassador, it is especially gratifying for our company to receive the award for Most Innovative Itinerary, as it is a testament to our company's focus on delivering an outstanding luxury cruise experience."
The Virtuoso Awards allow travel industry peers to recognize each other's accomplishments. The network's travel providers vote for agencies and advisors, while agency members vote for preferred suppliers. "Silversea Cruises demonstrates a superior commitment to product excellence, expert knowledge and outstanding client service, all qualities highly valued by this network," said Albert Herrera, senior vice president of global product partnerships for Virtuoso. "These awards place Silversea in a very exclusive category, as Virtuoso's most celebrated partners are recognized as leaders within the industry. Their contributions and close relationships with our advisors enable Virtuoso to maintain its status as the world's most exceptional luxury and experiential travel network."
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Cruises, which is chaired by Manfredi Lefebvre d'Ovidio, is recognized as an innovator in the ultra-luxury cruise line industry, offering guests large-ship amenities aboard its intimate, all-suite vessels: Silver Wind, Silver Shadow, Silver Whisper, Silver Spirit and Silver Muse -- all designed to offer an atmosphere of conviviality and casual elegance. With the inclusion of the expedition ships Silver Explorer, Silver Galapagos, Silver Discoverer, and with Silver Cloud joining the expedition fleet in November 2017, Silversea's itineraries encompass all seven continents and feature worldwide luxury cruises to the Mediterranean, Caribbean, both Polar Regions and 1,000 fascinating destinations in between.
Virtuoso® is the leading international travel agency network specializing in luxury and experiential travel. This by-invitation-only organization comprises over 800 travel agency partners with more than 16,000 elite travel advisors in over 45 countries throughout North America, Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Africa and the Middle East. Drawing upon its preferred relationships with 1,700 of the world’s best hotels and resorts, cruise lines, airlines, tour companies and premier destinations, the network provides its upscale clientele with exclusive amenities, rare experiences and privileged access. More than (U.S.) $21.2 billion in annual travel sales makes Virtuoso a powerhouse in the luxury travel industry. For more information, visit www.virtuoso.com.
(Miami, FL -- August 16, 2017) Luxury cruise specialist Silversea was recognized by international luxury travel network Virtuoso® with two awards at the 29th annual Virtuoso Travel Week Conference, which honors the achievements of the network's travel advisor members, agencies and preferred partners. Among Virtuoso's preferred partners, Silversea took the top spot for Most Innovative Itinerary - Cruise, while Mark Conroy, Silversea's managing director for the Americas, was awarded Virtuoso Cruise Ambassador of the Year.