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
7-nights:
Accommodations:   $520 per person $3,640   $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-hour room service, snacks
$0   Breakfast: $40 (x7 day)
Lunch: $70 (x7 days)
Dinner: $120 (x7 days)
$1,610
Wine with Meals:   Included $0   House Wine $10 per glass
(3 per person, per day)
$210
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
Receptions
(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 –
Labor & 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:   $3,640 per person     $4,851 per person  

The Results...

Over $650,000 in savings (based on 540 guests)
More Amenities for Less
An Experience Beyond Compare


1Based on a 7-night full-charter of Silver Spirit (capacity 540/270 suites) in the Mediterranean in July.
2Based on 7-night program at 5-star property in the Mediterranean with 270 run-of-house rooms (540 persons) in July. Prices are estimated based on average banquet menu prices.