Celebrating Easter In The Red Sea On Silver Spirit

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There have been lots of Easter activities on Silver Spirit today, beginning with an interdenominational Easter service and followed by an Easter Egg Hunt throughout the ship. But the highlight, perhaps, was the Easter Galley Lunch Buffet, an event where guests got to go into the galley to collect their food choices and to witness a… [Read More]

Silver Spirit’s Transit Of The Gulf Of Aden: Uneventful? Not Entirely

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At around 6 p.m. Saturday, Silver Spirit competed its transit of the Gulf of Aden, a region notorious for pirates who attack and hijack ships, with incidents recently escalating. The International Maritime Organization reported in February that pirates were holding 685 crew and 30 ships for ransom along the Somali Coast. Attacks are becoming more… [Read More]

Planning Your Family Cruise

We’ve recently added new reviews of Disney Cruise Line, including the new Disney Dream, and a new video featuring Allure of the Seas (Video: A Teen’s View Of The Boardwalk On Allure of the Seas). With summer approaching, we thought it would also be useful to our readers to revive an old article, Planning Your Family Cruise…. [Read More]

Muscat Love? The Take Away On Our Port Call In Oman’s Capital City

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Leaving Port Qaboos, the port for Oman’s capital city, what was the take away on Muscat? First impression: It was hot, with the heat registering 39 Celsius, or about 102 Fahrenheit, but with nearly no humidity. Landing cards are distributed when leaving the ship’s gangway and must be returned upon re-embarkation. Second impression: Muscat feels… [Read More]

Cruise With Me: Setting Sail On Silver Spirit From Dubai To Athens

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Today, I embark on a 15-day journey on Silver Spirit. From the outset, Voyage 5109 has been the topic of much conversation, as I’ve told friends that I will be sailing in a region that has been making headlines for quite some time now. Silver Spirit is scheduled to call in Jordan and in Egypt, and… [Read More]