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SilverSea Introduces new Essentials Voyage Only Cruise Fare


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Catering to the individual preferences of today’s freedom-loving travellers, Silversea offers three unique fare types: our all-encompassing Door-to-Door All-Inclusive fare; our enhanced Port-to-Port All-Inclusive fare which is now available on all voyages; and our new, voyage-only Essential fare on selected sailings featuring all onboard inclusive amenities and services. Make plans today to secure your preferred suite at the best available fares.

 

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6 minutes ago, rjweber3 said:

It may be that the are seeing folks reluctance to book based on sticker shock.

The included shore excursions are typical cruise line excursions but some people would rather do their own thing.  Up until this point they effectively paid for excursions they didn't use if they arranged something private.

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I was curious as to what Silversea included in their fares. I had picked a sailing from New York to Florida and was floored when I saw the pricing for some of their suites. I guess you could call it the top suite was running around $40,000 per person for the 15 night voyage..... Yes, that is not a typo. While I did "splurge" on the Royal Loft Suite on Oasis of the Seas for my wife and I's 50th birthday, I spent about a third of that $80,000 price tag for 8 nights. Maybe one day when I win the MegaMillions lotto I will book a SilverSea voyage. Until then, I am loyal to Royal. 

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23 hours ago, SpicyCherry said:

@twangster….Have you sailed Silversea and if so, what do you think? Funny because last night was the 1st time I ever ventured on their website. And like @rjweber3 said…..STICKER SHOCK big time!!!

Twice.  Remember it includes drinks, wifi, gratuity and shore excursions.  It's also a small ship experience so often that means ports of call or itineraries you won't find elsewhere.  With a guest to crew ratio of around  2:1 service tends to be very good.

It's the luxury brand in the family.  Just like luxury car cost more than regular cars, luxury cruising costs more.  However if that is the style of vacation you seek, SilverSea is a luxury experience.  

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1 hour ago, twangster said:

Twice.  Remember it includes drinks, wifi, gratuity and shore excursions.  It's also a small ship experience so often that means ports of call or itineraries you won't find elsewhere.  With a guest to crew ratio of around  2:1 service tends to be very good.

It's the luxury brand in the family.  Just like luxury car cost more than regular cars, luxury cruising costs more.  However if that is the style of vacation you seek, SilverSea is a luxury experience.  

Gotcha! Well I can definitely say that it is the style of vacation I seek, but my pocketbook says otherwise!!!

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3 hours ago, SpicyCherry said:

Ok so @twangster, @WAAAYTOOO, @USCG Teacher and anyone else out there….What about Azamara? I was eyeing them as well. Last time I looked, they were offering itineraries for the Grand Prix in Monte Carlo. Since my DH loves anything Fast &/or Furious…what say you cruising experts?

Sadly I have nothing to contribute about Azamara, but I do have to say that getting the chance to see the Grand Prix in Monte Carlo would be pretty amazing!

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6 hours ago, SpicyCherry said:

Ok so @twangster, @WAAAYTOOO, @USCG Teacher and anyone else out there….What about Azamara? I was eyeing them as well. Last time I looked, they were offering itineraries for the Grand Prix in Monte Carlo. Since my DH loves anything Fast &/or Furious…what say you cruising experts?

I haven't sailed Azamara and they are no longer part of the RCG family.  

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On 4/21/2024 at 2:59 PM, SpicyCherry said:

Ok so @twangster, @WAAAYTOOO, @USCG Teacher and anyone else out there….What about Azamara? I was eyeing them as well. Last time I looked, they were offering itineraries for the Grand Prix in Monte Carlo. Since my DH loves anything Fast &/or Furious…what say you cruising experts?

Sailed Azamara just after the sale was announced and early post Covid.  Was pleased with the experience.  Small ship (Quest) with about 380 crew and around 600 guests, but we sailed with about 300..   Food and service was excellent.  Smaller number of people allowed them to be pretty creative in presentation and menu complexity.   Even had a mid-night chocolate buffet one night (but it was a holiday sailing).   You got to recognize / know much of the crew and even many of the guests.  Thought the food was above what was offered by Celebrity.  Entertainment venues more intimate.   The performers will engage more with the guests as they also carry on additional duties to help with on-board activities.   The cruise director and staff are also part of the talent pool.   Small ship is easily to get around.   Small boutique elevators.  Azamara is big on excursions and providing guests with lectures on various destinations.   Discussed history, politics etc of the destinations.   Offered classes such as water color and cooking classes (included).    Basic rates include a basic drink package.  No casino or toys.  Largest library that I've seen at sea.  On board self laundry is also available as many of the cruises are multiple weeks long.   Also had a BBQ on deck one night with  charcoal grills and real flames one night.   Not used to seeing that on a ship.  Command crew out and about and seen all the time.  Officers would help out in the buffet or outdoor activities - didn't see any egos - just wanted to make everyone happy.  Will sail them again.  I want to seen if it's still as pleasant as before being sold by RCL.  I thought the pricing with the offered perks of drinks and internet to be at a very attractive price point at the time.   Starting to research them again for something in 2026.   Early pricing is pretty good 2 yrs out.

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I just looked at SilverSea's website and although expensive they have a couple cruises I'd love to take in my lifetime.  Both the Antarctic and the French Polynesian that includes Easter Island.  Those are two bucket list destinations for me and my wife said she's open to the idea of them...one day lol.

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