Standing Ovation For Silversea’s Grand Dame: Judie Abbott

Dame Judie

This evening, Silver Cloud Cruise Director Judie Abbott reminisced about 47 years at sea, in roles ranging from performer to cruise director. Entertaining, and sometimes moving, her presentation marked yet another powerful performance this week on Silver Cloud. Abbott talked about some of the highlights of her career, ranging from the early days of world… [Read More]

Last Night Was ‘Fabbalicious’ On Silver Cloud

Last Night Was Fabalicious On Silver Cloud

Yesterday, The Avid Cruiser reported on Silversea Cruises‘ complete revamping of its entertainment programming (see Now, A New Reason To Cruise Silversea: The Entertainment). Last night, the group performed the music of ABBA to a packed room in the Venetian Lounge. The show was, well, Fabbalicious. For those of us on board, there’s one more show to… [Read More]

Now, A New Reason To Cruise Silversea: The Entertainment

High C's Opera performed Friday, October 31, 2011 on Silver Cloud. From left, Anastasia Lange & Wendee Bresee.

During our Atlantic crossing on Silver Cloud, I saw something I did not expect to see: an audience stand not only to applaud but also to participate in a powerful performance by six young and extremely gifted vocalists. The occasion was High C’s, a mix of melodies and vocals featuring classical music and opera. High… [Read More]

Delicious Pints, Fish & Chips, Mushy Peas and Lots Of Laughter During Silver Cloud’s Pub Lunch

More Mushy Peas?

One of the highlights of sea days on Silversea Cruises is the Pub Lunch, a British Isles’ experience, with such staples as Fish & Chips (served wrapped in mock newspaper, with malt vinegar if desired), Bangers & Mash, and of course, Mushy Peas. Belly up to the bar for a pint of beer (beverages are… [Read More]

Welcome To New York: The Avid Cruiser’s Full Celebrity Silhouette Ship Review With Video


Celebrity Silhouette is in New York today. The Avid Cruiser is in the middle of the Atlantic, crossing on Silver Cloud. However, we visited Silhouette in Hamburg during its inaugural. Here’s our review. With Silhouette, Celebrity began pushing the envelope of the original Solstice-class design, re-imagining some of the Solstice-class’s signature spaces and adding new venues… [Read More]