How does Silversea compare to a 5-star hotel?

Silver Whisper Baltic Cruise1
5-Star Hotel2
INCLUSIONS:   Per Person, Per Night, at Double
7-nights:   Per person, per night,
at double occupancy
Accommodations:   $595 per person $4,165   $300 per person $2,100
Destination:   The vessel transports guests to the
following cities without
packing/unpacking: Stockholm,
Tallinn, St. Petersburg, Helsinki, and
$0   Guests must fly between two Baltic
cities if they wish to include at least
two destinations in their 7-night
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 and cold hors d'oeuvres)
  Included (unlimited) $0   $80 per person (3 receptions) $240
In Room Bar & Beverage
  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 – Labor &setup fees additional NA
A.V. Equipment:   Standard AV included $0   $2,000 per meeting
(standard AV, labour rates, service
charge and sales tax x 3 meetings)
Meeting Breaks:   Complimentary $0   $60 per person
(2 breaks daily x 3 meetings)
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 and Tax:   Included $0   Above rates include 20% taxable service charge and9% sales tax on all food & beverage pricing.  
TOTAL PROGRAM:   $4,165 per person     $5,225 per person  

The Results...

Over $410,000 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) in the Baltic in July 2016.

2Based on 7-night program at 5-star properties in the Baltic with 194 Run-of-House rooms (388 persons) in August 2011. Prices are estimated based on average banquet menu prices.


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