Shown here in Monte Carlo, Silver Spirit welcomed travel agents and journalists who were on board either overnight (the ship sailed Monday) or for two nights as Silver Spirit makes its way to Barcelona.
Initial reactions have been positive. For starters, Silver Spirit appears completely finished, and all aspects of Silversea’s newest vessel appear to be functioning well.
The spa and six dining venues are open for business as are the bars, including what surely may become a favorite watering hole, on deck 5, The Bar, situated adjacent to the Reception Lobby. This afternoon and yesterday afternoon, The Bar was bustling with guests who were enjoying high tea or glasses of champagne served by white-gloved waiters.
Videos are soon to follow, and what you will soon see is a ship that hearkens back to a romantic era of travel, with a central theme inspired by decorative Art Deco design elements.
Silver Spirit evokes a sophisticated 1930s ambience throughout while blending modern conveniences with timeless glamour.
Silver Spirit left Monte Carlo just after noon today and battled gale force nine winds (47 mph to 54 mph) on its way to Barcelona.
With the swells created by the winds, there were some who were queasy, although the dining rooms and bars were active. Captain Angelo Corsaro said Silver Spirit performed exceptionally well throughout the storm.
Indeed, the movement was such that Silver Spirit’s new stage production went on without incident despite the high-energy performance on stage.
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