Silversea Cruises' newest ship – the
540-passenger Silver Spirit, reached an important milestone over
the weekend as she sailed out of Ancona on her way to Trieste for
a week of Dry-docking before commencing her sea trials from 5-8
The all-suite luxury ship will join the
Silversea fleet in December taking its total number of vessels up
to six. She will embark initially on an 11-day "Holiday Spirit"
maiden voyage, sailing from Barcelona to Lisbon; followed by a
16-day "Maiden Crossing" from Lisbon to Fort Lauderdale on January
3, where a formal naming ceremony will be held on January 20.
Her Grand Inaugural Voyage will commence on the
morning of January 21 and will be an extraordinary 91-day journey,
dubbed "The Spirit of South America," complemented by a selection
of celebrity guest speakers and historians.
Spirit of South America will journey from Fort Lauderdale to Los
Angeles and twist back to New York on a fascinating itinerary
highlighted by a visit to Rio de Janeiro in time for Carnival, a
journey around the end of the earth at Cape Horn, an in-depth
exploration of the Mexican Riviera, a crossing of the Panama Canal
and an unforgettable Statue of Liberty event in New York Harbor.
Silversea will begin accepting reservations on January 12.
After completing her inaugural season,
Silver Spirit will spend the summer in the Mediterranean
and then reposition to the Caribbean for fall and winter
vessel can accommodate 540 guests. 95% of her suites, the largest
in the fleet, feature a private veranda, and also one of the
highest space-to-guest ratios at sea (namely 6,700 cubic feet of
personal space per guest).
The décor designed by Italian architect Giacomo Mortola will lend a sophisticated 1930s Art Deco ambience
to the public areas, and new wellness and dining venues further
enhance the shipboard experience: a new 8,300 square feet (770
square meters) indoor/outdoor spa with a whirlpool (and another
three by the pool), and a choice of no less than six restaurants,
including an alternative venue for Asian-inspired fusion cuisine
and an innovative supper club offering contemporary foods and
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