Schlagwort: Silversea Cruises

Silversea Cruises Unveils Details of Its Long-Awaited Return to Sailing

Pressemitteilung

With demand at an all-time high, Silversea Cruises today opened sales on brand new voyages aboard Silver Moon to the Eastern Mediterranean, departing from Greece from June 18, 2021. The leading ultra-luxury cruise line unveiled a collection of nine voyages — each 10 days in length — which will sail round-trip from Piraeus (Athens), taking in many of Greece’s most beautiful destinations, such as Santorini, Paros, Mykonos, and Crete, among others, as well as Haifa (Israel) and Cyprus.

“The entire team at Silversea, our colleagues at the Royal Caribbean Group, and our loyal guests have been waiting for this incredible news for over one year. We are delighted to open general sales on our new Silver Moon itineraries in the Eastern Mediterranean,” says Roberto Martinoli, President and CEO of Silversea Cruises. “Our guests are yearning to continue their travels, exemplified by the unprecedented demand we are currently registering. We are excited to introduce them to our beautiful new flagship Silver Moon, as they travel deep into Greece, Israel, and Cyprus. On behalf of the entire Silversea team and our valued guests, we extend our deepest gratitude to Greece’s Honorable Minister Harry Theoharis, Ministry of Tourism – Hellenic Republic; port authorities; and other governing bodies for their valued support and their openness to collaboration. Greece has long constituted a key destination for our cruise line and we are thrilled to resume sailing in this magnificent part of the world.”

„We welcome the announcement of Silversea Cruises’ restart from Greece,“ says Honorable Minister Harry Theoharis.“ Once again, travellers will have the opportunity to discover our beautiful destinations and create memories to last a lifetime. We fully support the recommencement of cruising, as it is a very important pillar of our tourism strategy.”

TRAVELLING DEEP INTO GREECE, CYPRUS, AND ISRAEL

During her inaugural season, Silversea’s new flagship Silver Moon will take travellers deep into the Eastern Mediterranean, calling in many of the region’s most beautiful destinations. To protect guests’ health and safety, guests will only be allowed to leave the ship on Silversea’s verified shore excursions which will be included in the fare—one included shore experience per day, from a selection in each port—with premium verified shore experiences available at an additional charge. Offering guests the possibility of combining voyages for extended exploration, the new collection includes the following sample itineraries:

  • Piraeus (Athens) to Piraeus (Athens) – June 18-Jun 28

Silver Moon’s maiden voyage will depart Piraeus (Athens) on June 18, calling in some of Greece’s and Cyprus’ most beautiful destinations, including Syros, Paros, Patmos, Rhodes, Limassol, Heraklion, and Mykonos, before returning to Piraeus (Athens) on June 28. In Limassol, the ancient grandeur of Cyprus will come alive as guests discover Petra tou Romiou, or ‚Aphrodite’s Rock‘, the breathtaking mosaics of Paphos at the House of Dionysos,and the 3rd-century Tomb of the Kings. A verified shore experience in Rhodes will unlock the destination’s medieval past, with travellers stepping back in time in the walled Old City, the Palace of the Grand Masters, the Avenue of the Knights, and the Archaeological Museum, among other mesmerising highlights. Two days at sea will enable guests to discover the remarkable enrichments aboard Silver Moon, including those unlocked through the new S.A.L.T. programme, which will take guests deeper into each destination by showcasing the most engaging stories around food and drink. Silversea’s President’s Ambassador to the Venetian Society, Fernando Barroso de Oliveira, will accompany guests on this momentous voyage, gladly reconnecting with the Silversea family.

  • Piraeus (Athens) to Piraeus (Athens) – Jun 28-July 8

After departing Piraeus (Athens) on June 28, guests travelling aboard Silver Moon will spend a day at sea, relaxing under the warm Mediterranean sunshine—perhaps with a cocktail on the pool deck. After discovering the delights of Limassol in Cyprus, guests will journey on to Ashdod (Jerusalem) and Haifa (Nazareth) in Israel, before travelling to Rhodes, Aghios Nikolaos and Souda Bay in Crete, and Santorini. Travellers will have the opportunity to visit some of history’s most sacred and important sites in Jerusalem, including the Room of the Last Supper, the Tomb of King David, and Dormition Abbey, while touring the Old City. Spectacular scenery and laid-back village life await in Santorini’s Oia, considered by many as the Cyclades Islands’ most picturesque town.

SILVER MOON: PUSHING BOUNDARIES IN ULTRA-LUXURY TRAVEL

Delivered in October 2020, Silver Moon pushes the boundaries of ultra-luxury, immersive travel as the best ship in her class. Taking inspiration from her sister ship, Silver MuseSilver Moonwill maintain the small-ship intimacy and spacious all-suite accommodations that are hallmarks of the Silversea experience, while bringing elements of innovation and an array of enhancements.

With fewer than 300 suites, a personalised service, and a crew-to-guest ratio of almost 1:1, Silver Moon offers unparalleled levels of comfort and physical distancing to ensure guests can travel in unwavering confidence. Among her eight distinct restaurant concepts is the new S.A.L.T. Kitchen, which will serve regionally-inspired cuisine as one of three new venues to comprise Silversea’s new S.A.L.T. programme. Elsewhere, guests will continue their culinary discovery of the Eastern Mediterranean’s richest food and drink cultures in the S.A.L.T. Bar and the S.A.L.T. Lab—the former of which will serve guests cocktails, spirits and other drinks inspired by the visited destination, while the latter is a test kitchen that will enable guests to get hands-on with the best ingredients from the region.

FULL VACCINATIONS MANDATORY FOR GUESTS AND CREW

Full vaccinations will be mandatory for guests and crew embarking Silver Moon in Greece, forming part of a comprehensive, multi-layered set of science-backed protocols, which, approved by the Royal Caribbean Group’s Healthy Sail Panel and the Greek Ministry of Health, will help to safeguard the health and safety of guests, crew, and visited communities. The protocol includes enhanced sanitation procedures, providing the highest standards of cleanliness in travel; increased air filtration to ensure the supply of fresh and filtered air from outdoors; high-quality onboard medical care with state-of-the-art medical equipment; and enhanced medical teams aboard Silver Moon. Silversea will continue to work closely with relevant governing bodies and health authorities to evolve its health and safety procedures, as new health recommendations are issued and as the fluid situation advances.

Part of Silversea’s commitment to providing the best travel experience and safeguarding guests’ wellbeing, guests travelling on Silver Moon will benefit from the cruise line’s recently enhanced all-inclusive offer, which, as well as round-trip economy-class flights* and complimentary, verified shore excursions in every port, includes: 

  • Pre- and post-cruise hotel night/s, or day-use hotel, depending on Silversea’s air programme flight schedule
  • Transfers
  • Luggage handling
  • Butler service in every suite category
  • Onboard gratuities
  • Multiple open-seated restaurants, serving diverse cuisine and an in-suite 24-hour dining service
  • Sustainable caviar on demand 24 hours per day
  • Beverages in-suite and throughout the ship, including champagne and selected wines, premium spirits, soft drinks, and more
  • Unlimited Wi-Fi

View all voyages in the new collection: 

https://www.silversea.com/lp-silversea-return-to-sailing.html

*Business-class upgrades are available at full fare, depending on availability. A non-use credit is also available.

Text: PM Silversea

Royal Caribbean Group extends suspension of certain sailings while continuing its measured return based on science-backed protocols

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Royal Caribbean Group (NYSE: RCL) announced today that it is extending the suspension of some sailings, including all sailings from the United States until June 30, while continuing its measured return to service with more sailings scheduled from different regions around the world.

“Safety is the first priority, and we know that cruising can be safe, as we have seen in Europe and Asia,” said Richard D. Fain, Royal Caribbean Group chairman and CEO. “The rising number of Americans who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, layered on top of the rigorous health and safety measures we are implementing under the Healthy Sail Panel’s guidance, enables us to create a safe environment to take a cruise. We strongly believe that President Biden’s stated goal for society to reopen in time for Independence Day is a realistic goal.”   

While we continue to work with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States and government authorities around the world, we have made the following adjustments to upcoming 2021 itineraries:

Royal Caribbean International

  • Suspending sailings through June 30
  • Excluding all ships which have recently announced many new homeports around the globe

Celebrity Cruises

  • Suspending sailings through June 30
  • Excluding all ships which have recently announced many new homeports around the globe

Silversea Cruises

  • Suspending sailings through June 30
  • Excluding Silver Moon, Silver Origin and Silver Explorer

The Group’s thoughtful return to sailing continues with announcements in the past 30 days of eight more ships that will be welcoming guests beginning in June with science-backed protocols, including vaccines.

Royal Caribbean International

  • Adventure of the Seas will sail from new homeport Nassau, The Bahamas, on 7-night cruises that include Perfect Day at CocoCay beginning June 12.
  • Vision of the Seas will sail from first-time homeport Bermuda on 7-night cruises that include Perfect Day at CocoCay beginning June 26.
  • Jewel of the Seas will sail from its new homeport of Cyprus on 7-night cruises in the Greek islands beginning July 10.
  • Anthem of the Seas will sail from Southampton, England, on 4-, 5- and 8-night cruise in the British Isles beginning July 7.

Celebrity Cruises

  • Celebrity Silhouette will sail from Southampton, England, on 6- to 8- night cruises around Britain’s coastline beginning July 3.
  • Celebrity Apex will make its debut from Athens with stops around the Mediterranean beginning June 19.
  • Celebrity Millennium will sail from new homeport St. Maarten with stops in the Caribbean beginning June 5.

Silversea Cruises

  • Silver Moon will sail from new homeport Athens, Greece, on 10-night cruises that include Israel and Cyprus beginning June 18.

These ships join Royal Caribbean International’s Quantum of the Seas, which has been sailing safely in Singapore since December 2020, and Odyssey of the Seas, which, as previously announced, will begin sailing from Haifa, Israel, beginning on June 2.

Royal Caribbean Group continues to work with our Healthy Sail Panel of globally recognized scientific and medical experts to come back stronger, and we look forward to welcoming all of our guests back on board.

We are reaching out to our guests and travel partners to share further details and address any questions or concerns they may have. For more information, visit the cruise lines’ websites: Celebrity Cruises: www.celebritycruises.com, Royal Caribbean www.royalcaribbean.com and Silversea: www.silversea.com.

Text: PM Royal Caribbean Group

Silversea to Require All Crew and Guests to Be Fully Vaccinated Against COVID-19 as Cruise Line Announces New Silver Moon Sailings from June

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Silversea Cruises, the leading ultra-luxury cruise line,today announced protocol for its healthy return to service, as well as brand new voyages aboard Silver Moon from June. 

In line with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommendations for safe international travel and in recognition of the importance of COVID-19 vaccinations in ensuring the safety of travellers, the cruise line will require all embarking crew and guests to have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The requirement will apply to all Silversea voyages globally, with the exclusion of sailings departing from Australia, for which protocol is still under evaluation.

Setting sail from June 18, Silver Moon – the cruise line’s new flagship – will welcome guests, departing on 10-day itineraries to the Eastern Mediterranean from Greece. Including calls in some of Greece’s most beautiful destinations, such as Santorini, Paros, Mykonos, and Crete, as well as Haifa (Israel) and Cyprus, the new round-trip itineraries will be unveiled and on general sale from April 15.

“Our guests share our excitement for our eagerly-anticipated healthy return to service. In recent months, we have seen the cruise industry resume responsibly in destinations around the world and we are delighted to announce these new inaugural sailings for our flagship,” says Roberto Martinoli, President and CEO of Silversea Cruises. “Vaccinations will play a critical role in ensuring the health and safety of our guests, crew, and the communities we visit, which we prioritise above all else. Paired with our science-backed onboard procedures, which leverage on the expertise of the Royal Caribbean Group’s Healthy Sail Panel, vaccinations will enable our guests to travel deep into the world once again, with a renewed sense of appreciation for our beautiful planet. Backed by the Royal Caribbean Group, we have introduced a range of initiatives—including our ‘Cruise with Confidence’ programme and our COVID-19 protections—to enable our guests to travel in superlative comfort and with unwavering confidence.”

Vaccinations will form part of a comprehensive, multi-layered set of science-backed protocol, which, informed and approved by the Royal Caribbean Group’s Healthy Sail Panel, will help to safeguard the health and safety of guests, crew, and visited communities. Silversea will continue to work closely with relevant governing bodies and health authorities to evolve its health and safety procedures, as new health recommendations are issued and as the fluid situation advances.

The protocol includes enhanced sanitation procedures, providing the highest standards of cleanliness in travel; increased air filtration to ensure the supply of fresh and filtered air from outdoors; high-quality onboard medical care with state-of-the-art medical equipment; and enhanced medical teams on each ship.

Text: PM Silversea Cruises

Reiseabsagen der Royal Caribbean Group

Royal Caribbean Group Extends Suspension of Cruising

Pressemitteilung

Royal Caribbean Group (NYSE: RCL) continues to focus on the healthy and safe return to cruising for guests, crew and the communities we visit. As we work closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and government authorities around the world toward this shared goal, we are extending the suspension of certain sailings for our cruise lines. 

The following schedule reflects adjustments to our upcoming 2021 itineraries. 

  • Royal Caribbean International
    • Suspending sailings through May 31
    • Excluding Quantum of the Seas and Odyssey of the Seas
    • Excluding China Spectrum of the Seas and Voyager of the Seas sailings from 4/30 through May and beyond
  • Celebrity Cruises
    • Suspending sailings through May 31
  • Silversea Cruises:
    • Suspending sailings through May 31
  • Azamara:
    • Suspending sailings though June 30

Royal Caribbean International’s Quantum of the Seas resumed sailing in Singapore last year with the local government’s CruiseSafe Certification. The certification confirms the three- and four-night Ocean Getaways meet the comprehensive health and safety requirements developed by the Singapore government. Recently, the company announced that Israeli holidaymakers will set a new course for adventure this summer when Royal Caribbean International begins sailing from Israel for the first time in May with fully vaccinated crew and guests over the age of 16. The global cruise line will offer Israelis a combination of 3- to 7-night escapes visiting the Greek Isles and Cyprus on board its highly anticipated, brand-new ship, Odyssey of the Seas. The new sailings will go on sale on Tuesday, March 9.

Royal Caribbean Group continues to work with our Healthy Sail Panel of globally recognized scientific and medical experts to come back stronger, and we look forward to welcoming our guests back on board.

Text: PM Royal Caribbean Group

Silversea Cruises Extends Support to Valued Travel Partners

Pressemitteilung (Englisch)

Silversea Cruises, the leading ultra-luxury cruise line, has extended its support to Travel Partners, offering a EUR 165 bonus commission on all bookings through April 30, 2021, as well as including more voyages eligible for this commission. Extended following its successful launch, the special commission incentive is now available on new bookings made on any Silversea voyage departing on or after October 1, 2021, through June 30, 2022. Moreover, the line has also enhanced guests’ flexibility by extending its Cruise with Confidence policy and its reduced deposit initiative.

„During these unprecedented times, we are proud to continue to support our Travel Partners with special incentives like our bonus commissions offer,“ says Roberto Martinoli, Silversea’s President and CEO. „We also hope that our valued partners benefit from the flexibility offered to our guests through the extension of our Cruise with Confidence and reduced deposit initiatives. A demonstration of our gratitude for their continued support, these initiatives are our way of recognizing our Travel Partners’ ongoing contributions. We look forward to strengthening our already strong relationships in the coming years.“

BONUS COMMISSIONS

Travel Partners can now receive bonus commissions on 275 voyage options, enabling their clients to experience the authentic beauty of some of the world’s most coveted destinations—from the islands of Oceania, the rainforests of South America, and the unspoiled nature of Alaska to Asia’s golden temples, the Mediterranean’s ancient archaeological treasures, and much more.

CRUISE WITH CONFIDENCE

Additionally, Silversea is extending its Cruise with Confidence program, making it available for all bookings made by April 30, 2021. The program enables travel partners to offer their clients unprecedented flexibility on cruises departing before April 30, 2022, providing peace of mind through the assurance that they may cancel their cruise up to 30 days prior to departure without penalties when selecting a 100% Future Cruise Credit for the amount paid.

REDUCED DEPOSITS & EARLY BOOKING BONUS

In further support to its valued Travel Partners, Silversea is also extending its popular reduced deposit promotion. The reduced deposit requirement of only 15% per suite is now available for any new booking made on or before April 30, 2021. The reduced deposit applies to all Silversea voyages departing before April 30, 2022, with the exception of full World Cruises and Grand Voyages. Guests in possession of a Future Cruise Credit can also use their credit to take advantage of the offer. Moreover, guests can enjoy an Early Booking Bonus when booking a voyage departing on or after June 1, 2021, saving up to 20% when they reserve and pay in full by March 31, 2021.

As part of the Cruise with Confidence policy, Silversea Cruises is also offering guests peace of mind with comprehensive COVID-19 protections: should a guest or a member of their travelling party test positive within 30 days prior to the cruise, at the boarding terminal, or during the cruise, or if a guest is unable to meet their cruise or is denied boarding due to government mandated travel restrictions within 28 days prior to the cruise, or if a guest is subject to mandated hotel quarantine upon their return home, the guest will receive a 100% Future Cruise Credit or a 100% refund for the total booking amount.

Text: PM Silversea Cruises

„Silver Dawn“ aus dem Baudock ausgeschwommen

Um den dritten Neubau der Muse-Klasse der in Monaco ansässigen Reederei Silversea Cruises handelt es sich bei der Silver Dawn, die am späten Nachmittag des 14. Januars aus dem Baudock des Fincantieri-Werftbetriebes im italienischen Ancona aufgeschwommen und anschließend an den Ausrüstungskai verholt worden ist.

Nach seiner Komplettierung, Endausrüstung und Erprobung soll der Neubau Anfang November abgeliefert werden und am 9. November von Barcelona zur einer ersten 10-tägigen Reise mit 10 Hafenanläufen nach Lissabon starten, die zugleich erster Teil der 23-tägigen Transatlantik-Überführungsreise nach Fort Lauderdale in Florida ist, zu der man auch in Lissabon oder Funchal zusteigen kann.

Foto: Silversea Cruises

„Unsere langjährige Zusammenarbeit mit Fincantieri erweitert weiterhin die Maßstäbe im Ultra-Luxussegment der Kreuzfahrtindustrie, wobei die kontinuierliche Unterstützung und Expertise der Royal Caribbean Group von unschätzbarem Wert für den Bau des Schiffes ist“, betonte Silversea Cruises-Präsident und CEO Roberto Martinoli nicht ohne Stolz den mit der Ausdockung erreichten Meilenstein.

„Für eine Werft kann es keine größere Anerkennung geben als die eines herausfordernden und anspruchsvollen Auftraggebers, der auf Innovation mit Enthusiasmus setzt“, ergänzte der für den Bereich Handelsschiffe bei Fincantieri verantwortliche General Manager Luigi Matarazzo unter Hinweis darauf, dass dies inzwischen der vierte Neubau sei, den man für Silversea erstelle.

Foto: Fincantieri

Nach den 2020, mit Corona-bedingten Verzögerungen übernommenen Neubauten, der von De Hoop in den Niederlanden erstellten Silver Origin und der von Fincantieri in Ancona erbauten Silver Moon verstärkt die Silver Dawn die Flotte der zur amerikanischen Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.-Gruppe gehörenden Reederei auf insgesamt zehn Schiffe. Das mit einer Bruttoraumzahl von 40791 vermessene Typschiff Silver Muse war bereits im April 2017 vom Fincantieri Werftbetrieb in Sestri Ponente bei Genua und das Schwesterschiff Silver Moon Ende Oktober letzten Jahres von der Werft in Ancona abgeliefert worden.

Foto: Fincantieri

Die 212,80 m langen, 27 m breiten, 11,50 m seitenhohen und auf 6,55 m Tiefgang 4060 t tragenden Neubauten können in 298 Suiten zwischen 36 und 174 qm mit Marmorbädern und begehbaren Schränken – davon 96 Prozent mit einem eigenen Balkon – bis zu 596 Gäste unterbringen. Die dieselelektrische Maschinenanlage besteht aus vier je 6,525 MW leistenden Wärtsilä-Dieselmotoren, die auf je einen 3-Phasen-Generator arbeiten. Die Propulsion erfolgt durch zwei je 8,5 MW leistende elektrische VEM-Fahrmotoren, mit denen über zwei Festpropeller eine Dienstgeschwindigkeit von 19,8 kn und eine Maximalgeschwindigkeit von 21 kn erreicht werden soll. Die Besatzung wird 411 Personen umfassen.

Erwähnenswert sind die von der beauftragten italienischen Klassifikationsgesellschaft RINA zu zertifizierenden Zusatznotierungen „Green star 3 Design“ und „COMF-NOISE A PAX“ sowie „COMF-NOISE B CREW“, die die besondere Umweltfreundlichkeit und das niedrige Geräuschniveau an Bord bestätigen sollen. JPM

New Ship Silver Dawn Floats Out in Ancona: Excitement Builds for the 10th Ship in Silversea’s Fleet

Pressemitteilung (Englisch)

Silversea Cruises’ new ship Silver Dawn touched water for the first time today during her float-out at the Fincantieri shipyard in Ancona, Italy. The fitting out phase will now begin — during which Fincantieri’s skilled craftspeople will bring the ship’s elegant interiors to life. Silver Dawn will become the 10th ship in the leading ultra-luxury cruise line’s fleet. With the delivery of both Silver Origin and Silver Moon in 2020, and with the delivery of Silver Dawn scheduled for November 2021, Silversea Cruises—and the global cruise industry in general—continues to demonstrate great resilience.

“We proudly celebrate this major milestone in the build of our beautiful new Silver Dawn,” says Roberto Martinoli, President and CEO of Silversea Cruises. “Our long-term collaboration with Fincantieri continues to push boundaries in the ultra-luxury cruise industry, while the ongoing support and expertise of the Royal Caribbean Group has been invaluable to the ship’s build. While Silver Dawn takes influence from our beloved ships Silver Muse and Silver Moon, our guests will benefit from many pioneering enhancements aboard the tenth ship in our fleet. We look forward to revealing these in the coming months.”

Luigi MatarazzoGeneral Manager Merchant Ships Division of Fincantieri, stated: “Based on the very successful design of Silver Muse, Silver Dawn is the fourth ship we will have built for Silversea. For a shipbuilder there can be no better acknowledgement than the one of a demanding and prestigious owner who welcomes innovation with enthusiasm. We are therefore extremely proud to celebrate the launch of this ship. She consolidates the technological and management leadership of our Group which takes on even greater value in the very challenging situation we are experiencing.”

Foto: Silversea Cruises

The third ship in the Muse-class series, and part of a long-term plan to grow and enhance the cruise line’s already luxurious fleet, Silver Dawn will be a sistership to Silversea’s Silver Muse, built in the Fincantieri shipyard of Sestri Ponente (Genoa) in April 2017, and Silver Moon, which was delivered in Ancona in October 2020. 

Foto: Silversea Cruises

Accommodating just 596 guests in 298 ocean-view suites – 96% of which will have a private veranda – and with a crew-to-guest ratio of 1:1.45, Silver Dawn will maintain the small-ship intimacy and spacious accommodation which are the hallmarks of the Silversea experience. She will offer guests many exciting enhancements when compared to Silver Muse and Silver Moon, which will be unveiled in due course. Providing superlative comfort and an enhanced onboard experience, she will unlock authentic travel experiences for Silversea’s discerning guests in the world’s most spectacular destinations.

Text: PM Silversea Cruises

Silversea Cruises Increases Support to Travel Partners with Bonus commissions

Pressemitteilung (Englisch)

Silversea Cruises, the leading ultra-luxury cruise line, is reinforcing its commitment to its worldwide community of travel partners with the offer of a EUR 165 bonus commission for new bookings made on any voyage departing on or after July 1, 2021, through December 31, 2021. The special bonus commission, which will be paid to the travel partner between 30 to 45 days after a booking with a deposit is made, is available until February 28, 2021, and applies to 139 voyages to amazing destinations across all seven continents.

„Our travel partners are extremely important to Silversea, playing a key role for us and our guests. We are therefore delighted to offer this added benefit to express our appreciation for their hard work, and make it even more rewarding to partner with us—especially during these challenging times,“ says Roberto Martinoli, Silversea’s President and CEO. „The bonus commission is a great way for travel professionals to earn extra income during these difficult days, and know that they will be giving their luxury clients an incomparable vacation, filled with authentic experiences.“

Silversea adds this recognition program to its already strong range of initiatives aimed at supporting travel partners, which the company has enhanced in recent months. It includes Marketing Central, an online suite of marketing resources and sales tools for travel advisors – a convenient, one-stop shop for all marketing needs, accessed via My.Silversea.com; Silversea Academy, a rich interactive training platform with over 18 modules where partners can learn about Silversea’s ultra-luxury ships and visited destinations, accessed via silverseaacademy.com; and Virtual Visits, a short informative video series, hosted by Silversea team members globally to keep our partners abreast of all of our activities, new products and promotions – found on silverseavirtualvisits.com.

Offering luxury travelers peace of mind, travel partners can offer their clients unprecedented flexibility with Silversea’s Cruise with Confidence program. The program allows booked guests to cancel their cruise up to 30 days prior to departure and receive a 100% Future Cruise Credit for the amount paid—valid for two years from the date of issue.

As well as providing clients with one of the most comprehensive all-inclusive offerings at sea, travel partners enjoy a range of additional benefits when selling Silversea’s voyages, such as an industry-leading commission structure; partnership recognition, including familiarization cruises; expert sales support; and a range of digital marketing tools.

Find out more information about the Bonus Commissions initiative:

https://i.email.silversea.com/wpm/1035/ContentUploads/pdf/US/trade/BonusCommissionFlyer.pdf

Travel partners can find more information on Silversea’s website:

https://www.silversea.com/other-resources/travel-professional-center.html

To learn more about Silversea’s Cruise with Confidence program, visit:

https://www.silversea.com/temporary-amendment-to-cancellation-policy.html

Text: PM Silversea Cruises

Royal Caribbean Group Extends Suspension of Cruising

Pressemitteilung (Englisch)

Royal Caribbean Group (NYSE: RCL) continues to focus on the healthy and safe return to cruising for guests, crew and the communities we visit. As we work closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and government authorities around the world toward this shared goal, we are extending the suspension of certain sailings for our cruise lines. 

The following schedule reflects adjustments to our upcoming 2021 itineraries. 

Royal Caribbean International:

  • Suspending sailings through April 30, including Spectrum of the Seas from February 16 through February 28
  • Excluding Quantum of the Seas

Celebrity Cruises:

  • Suspending sailings through April 30, including the May 1 transatlantic cruise on Celebrity Apex
  • May through October 2021 Europe and transatlantic cruises on Celebrity Edge and Celebrity Constellation will also be suspended

Silversea Cruises:

  • Suspending through April 1

Azamara:

  • Suspending sailings through April 30

Royal Caribbean International’s Quantum of the Seas resumed sailing in Singapore last month with the local government’s CruiseSafe Certification. The certification confirms the three- and four-night Ocean Getaways meet the comprehensive health and safety requirements developed by the Singapore government.

Royal Caribbean Group continues to work with our Healthy Sail Panel of globally recognized scientific and medical experts to come back stronger, and we look forward to welcoming our guests back on board.

We are reaching out to our guests and travel partners to share further details and address any questions or concerns they may have. For more information, visit the cruise lines’ websites: 

Azamara: www.azamara.com, Celebrity Cruises: www.celebritycruises.com, Royal Caribbean www.royalcaribbean.com and Silversea: www.silversea.com.

Text: PM Royal Caribbean Group

Genuss mit allen Sinnen

Seit Ende Oktober ist die SILVER MOON offiziell ein Flottenmitglied von Silversea Cruises. Peggy Günther über das neue Flaggschiff der monegassischen Reederei.

Grazil liegt die SILVER MOON an der Pier von Civitavecchia. Das jüngste Flottenmitglied von Silversea Cruises wartet nach der Übergabe durch die Fincantieri-Werft in Ancona am 30. Oktober geduldig auf seine Erweckung. Noch hat kein Passagier das Innere des Luxusschiffs mit 298 Suiten gesehen, noch ist das Schiff ungetauft. Die monegassische Reederei Silversea Cruises hofft auf einen glanzvollen Start mit Mittelmeerrouten, die perfekt zum Schiffskonzept passen würden.

Foto: Silversea Cruises

Denn wo lassen sich kulinarische Genüsse besser zelebrieren als im Mittelmeer? Und das lukullische Erlebnis steht im Zentrum der SILVER MOON. Kein anderes Schiff dieser Größe bietet eine derartige Vielfalt für Gourmets: Acht Restaurants laden zu unterschiedlichsten Erlebnissen ein – vom japanisch-inspirierten Kaiseki über Pizza und Pasta im Spaccanapoli bis hin zum The Grill. Hier können sich die Passagiere am Abend neben dem Pool auf heißen Lavasteinen Fisch, Fleisch und Gemüse selbst auf den Punkt garen.

Das gastronomische Herz des Schiffes pulsiert auf Deck 4 – hier ist der neue S.A.L.T.-Hub angesiedelt. Das Akronym steht für „Sea And Land Taste“ und das Konzept dahinter ist genauso naheliegend wie innovativ: Das gastronomische Angebot richtet sich nach den Destinationen, in denen das Schiff unterwegs ist.

An einem Seetag vor der Küste Italiens könnte das Programm im S.A.L.T.-Hub wie folgt aussehen: Mittags lernen die Passagiere im S.A.L.T. Lab das Geheimnis der perfekten Pizza. In der großzügigen Testküche hat jeder Teilnehmer des Kochkurses einen guten Blick auf das runde Zentrum, wo ein Koch aus Napoli sein Familienrezept teilt. Die Gäste kneten den Teig und schnuppern am frischen Oregano…

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