Today,Silversea’s ultra-luxury Silver Spirit brought her 540 guests into our first Italian port of this cruise, sailing into Livorno. Except that no one here has really come to see Livorno. In fact, nearly the entire ship is on-tour this Saturday, bound for the sights of Pisa or – in my case – Florence.
I might sound like a broken record, but I want to illustrate how wonderful the crew aboard the Silver Spirit are – and how nice it is to see old friends again. In the past two days, I’ve run into two fabulous crew members that I didn’t realize were onboard. I’ve sailed with both of them on three or four voyages now, and it’s something that I only really encounter on Silversea – despite having sailed a number of times on other lines. On big ships with thousands of crew members, the level of service – and past-guest recognition – just isn’t the same. A Silversea ship feels like family.
This is the part of the blog where I normally blah-blah-blah my way through our day. Today, however, I’d like to do something different: I’d like to show you our day in Florence on our full-day Silver Shore excursion.
It’s a full day of Italian immersion, both onboard and ashore – just as a good cruise through Italy should be.