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cruise/europe Silversea's 540-passenger Silver Spirit offfers spacious accommodations. Silversea's Silver Spirit onboardreview M AY 2 0 14 phyllis steinberg "May I draw your bath?" asks the butler all decked out in his coat and tails as I enter my stateroom on board Silversea's Silver Spirit. Indeed, the all-suite, all-inclusive Silver Spirit provides every cabin guest with a butler and a junior attendant that cater to the needs of a well-heeled passenger list that expects extraordinary service and gets it on this over-the-top cruising experience. With a low passenger-to-staff ratio of about 1-to-1, your clients will enjoy not having to wait in lines for dining venues or activities, and, incidentally, all tips are included in the truly all-inclusive fare). The amenities begin long before clients arrive on board for their voyage. For example, shore excursions, salon appointments and dining reservations-even requesting just the right pillow-can be made in advance, but no worry if they aren't selected before the cruise, as butlers are at the ready. They will also keep the cabin mini-bar stocked with passenger's favorite wine, liquor, champagne and soft drinks, all included in the cruise fare. Butlers also help with unpacking and packing, tend to the laundry, shine shoes and serve passengers dinner in their cabins. Miss your daily newspaper? Silversea's newspaper service helps clients keep up with current events by providing a daily newspaper. In fact, there's a list of 280 periodicals from 50 countries in 30 languages. "While most cruise ships keep getting bigger, there is something uniquely satisfying about the luxurious small-ship experience offered on Silver Spirit," says Kristian C. Anderson, Silversea's sr. v.p. and general manager. "Our fleet of intimate ships offer the perfect setting for guests to mingle and form long-lasting friendships as they traverse our planet. When agents book a Silversea voyage, they will have great peace of mind knowing that 48 october 2014 48-51 CR Silver.indd 48 their clients will have an unforgettable vacation experience. Our cruises are truly voyages of a lifetime." onboard fun The Art Deco Silver Spirit, carrying just 540 passengers, offers a refined elegance-not glitzy, but cozy and comfortable. It has roomy public areas and amenities that rival mega-ships in the industry, including six dining venues, an expansive 8,300-sq.-ft. spa, a resort-style pool, four whirlpools, a beauty salon, a library, a game room, a fitness center (there are even personal trainers), Internet cafe, shuffleboard, table tennis and boutique shopping. Public areas are located aft and cabins are located forward, keeping the noise level to a minimum for late sleepers. Relaxing public places include the Connoisseur's Corner where cigar enthusiasts can sip their favorite cognac, puff away in privacy on plush leather seating, and select premium cigars from a glass enclosed humidor. Recalling the supper clubs of the 1930s, the Stars Supper Club, a new addition on Silversea, offers tasty bite-sized regional and seasonal delicacies and live musical, nightclub-style entertainment and dancing. Speaking of relaxing, the spa, the biggest in the Silversea line, features nine spa treatment rooms, two saunas and two steam rooms. Suggest the private Hammam Experience, an Arabian body scrub ritual performed by a therapist in a private Hammam Chamber. For clients wanting an ultimate splurge, recommend the thermal suite, which can be rented daily or weekly and includes a daily scrub of choice, vanilla, lavender, tangerine, chocolate or peppermint. For true wellness guests, Silversea offers seminars on aromatherapy, acupuncture and nutrition. 9/23/14 2:23 PM

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Editor’s Notes
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Who is Today’s Luxury Client?
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Silver Spirit
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