Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Silversea Silver Spirit Crosses Atlantic
January 3, 2010: Maiden Transatlantic Voyage, Lisbon, Portugal
Always an important time for any oceangoing ship, a first transoceanic voyage announces the new vessel’s presence to the world. Silver Spirit makes this sailing during a 16-day “Maiden Crossing” from Lisbon to Fort Lauderdale.
Silversea Cruises Silver Spirit was delivered by Fincantieri shipbuilders on December 16, 2009. The 36,000 gross ton ship has 270 cabins making it the largest ship in Silversea's fleet. At the delivery, President Amerigo Perasso indicated that they hold an option for an additional sister ship to the Silver Spirit. We will keep an eye on this and let you know if that plan becomes a reality.
Highlights on the ship include six restaurants, including two that charge a fee, along with an Art Deco décor with lots of burgundy and dark woods. The ship’s official inaugural cruise departed December 23rd from Barcelona to Lisbon.
January 21, 2010 will be the next milestone date for the Silver Spirit as it will be christened in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and depart on its 91-day “Grand Inaugural Voyage” to 45 ports in 20 nations including , Chile, , Ecuador, Guatemala, and Mexico.
Additional information about Silver Spirit including itineraries can be found here.
If you like small ships, luxury accommodations and service, Silver Spirit or one of the other ships in the Silversea's fleet might be a good candidate for your next cruise.