SILVERSEA CRUISES VOTED NO. 1 SMALL-SHIP CRUISE LINE BY READERS
OF CONDÉ NAST TRAVELER
Overall Score of 95.0
Silversea Cruises has once again been voted the world's Number-One "Small Ship Cruise Line" in this year's Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards. The award was presented to Silversea's Chairman, Manfredi Lefebvre, at the 17th annual Readers' Choice Awards ceremony, held on October 7, 2004, at Time Warner Center's new Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York.
With an overall score of 95.0, Silversea surpassed its own performance in each of its prior seven wins, and ranked above all other cruise lines in this year's survey, including those in the large-ship category.
"Our goal has always been to create a luxurious vacation completely different from anything other cruise lines or land-based resorts are able to offer," said Lefebvre. "Winning this award for the eighth time is a clear indication we have succeeded in designing an experience that is truly exceptional - and one that continually exceeds the expectations of our guests, who are some of the world's most savvy and sophisticated travelers."
Albert Peter, Silversea's Chief Executive Officer, commented, "This achievement would not be possible without the phenomenal efforts, enthusiasm and dedication of the ladies and gentlemen who work aboard our ships and in our corporate offices throughout the world. I'm very gratified and proud of their efforts to keep Silversea the leader in ultra-luxury cruising."
Each year Condé Nast Traveler, whose motto is "Truth in Travel", polls its subscribers to determine the world's very best travel companies and properties based on certain characteristics. Cruise lines are evaluated in the five categories of Itineraries, Crew/Service, Cabins/Design, Food/Dining and Activities/Events.
The Silversea Cruises fleet is like intimate and exclusive resorts. When you retreat to your suite, you'll revel in the space, privacy and fine appointments. More than 80% of suites have private teak verandas where you can watch the world go by. Crisp bed linens, plush bathrobes, Acqua di Parma toiletries from Italy and personalized stationery; nothing has been overlooked. Intimate public rooms are conducive to meeting your fellow guests. The atmosphere is relaxing and inviting, much like that of a fine private home.
Silversea's service is simply the world's best. It is a philosophy, an attitude - complemented by distinctive European style. This five-star service begins the moment you step aboard with a warm welcome and a flute of champagne, and follows throughout your voyage with an unspoken anticipation of your needs. Sailing on Silversea's intimate ships is like visiting a friend's home; you're greeted by name and your personal preferences are always remembered.
A Silversea sailing covers virtually every little detail, such as your gratuities and beverages including wines, champagnes and spirits. Silversea even treats you to a complimentary shore side event, deemed "the Silversea Experience," on many sailings.
Your Silversea Cruise Will Include:
# All ocean-view suite accommodations, 80% with a private teak veranda
# All open-seating dining - ranked the finest cuisine at sea. Dine when, where and with whom you choose
# All onboard gratuities. All included, none expected
# Beverages are served with our compliments including an in-suite beverage cabinet stocked daily with your preference of wines, spirits and soft drinks
# Complimentary 24-hour room service
# Complimentary in-suite movie channels and videos available
# Twice daily suite service with turndown every evening
# Complimentary transportation into town in many ports
# Personalized stationery
# Silversea Experience® on select sailings. A special complimentary shoreside event or excursion exclusively for Silversea guests
A new addition is Silversea's Personalized Voyages®, now aboard all Silversea ships, where guests can enjoy the flexibility and convenience of creating the luxury cruise vacation that you have always imagined -- choosing the length of your voyage and embarking and disembarking from your choice of a wide selection of enticing ports.
Silversea's Personalized Voyages are a unique alternative to staying in a traditional resort hotel within Europe or elsewhere. Aboard the ships of Silversea, enjoy the convenience and value of having everything included as you bask in the gracious, personalized service that's always above and beyond. Unlike a land resort, exquisite dining, complemented by a wide selection of fine wines and spirits, and all gratuities are already included so you're free to relax.
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