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Silversea is making it easier for guests to design their own unique
experiences ashore with the introduction of its new Silver Shore
Now Silversea guests, or their travel agents, can call or email to make personalized, private onshore arrangements.
The Silver Shore Concierge arrangements could include not only
sightseeing but also sporting activities, and securing
behind-the-scenes or after-hours access to exclusive designer shops,
museums, cathedrals and more. Other possibilities might include a
champagne picnic and hot air balloon ride over Tuscany, access to a
designer's atelier in Venice, or a journey through Juneau's
glacier-carved fjords by private catamaran.
Additionally, guests can call upon the Silver Shore Concierge to
plan pre- and post-cruise land adventures that include accommodations
at some of the world's best hotels, flights, ground transportation, and
guided tours of historical sites and other attractions.
To take advantage of the new service, Silversea guests will need to
have a deposited or fully-paid booking. Payment for confirmed
arrangements is made in advance of sailing and includes a service fee.
The Silver Shore Concierge is also offered aboard ship, where the
shore concierge manager and team, together with the destination
specialist, are available to assist guests with suggestions, planning
and coordination of all their independent touring needs.
The Concierge service is the centerpiece of an array of new Silver
Shore tour and hotel offerings designed to make the destination
experience more personal and authentic, including:
- Silver Shore Privato -- lets guests experience the
destination at their own pace on full or half-day excursions by private
car or van service that can be reserved on board or in advance of
sailing via Silversea.com/MyVoyage.
- Silver Shore Expedition -- adventurous and educational tours for the active explorer.
- Silver Shore Collection -- unique and exclusive in-depth explorations of local history and culture.
- Silver Shore Excursions -- intimate and rewarding small-group touring.
- Silver Shore Land Adventures -- multi-day
excursions that head inland to explore the region in depth. Offered
before, after or during select voyages, they include accommodations,
porterage, all transfers, sightseeing and some meals.
- Silver Shore Simply Hotel -- single-night
programs that feature a 4.5- or 5-star hotel stay before or after the
cruise at such properties as the InterContinental Athenaeum in Athens,
the Park Tower in Buenos Aires or Rome's Bernini Bristol. These
flexible overnight stays offer guests the option to add transfers,
additional nights or upgrades, if desired.
- Silver Shore Grande Hotel -- two-night programs
that enable guests to extend their vacation at Claridge's in London,
the Peninsula in Bangkok and other landmark hotel or boutique
properties across the globe. Full breakfast and private transfer
between the pier and hotel are included.
The new Silver Shore Concierge desk has been created to provide our
guests with one-to-one consultations and creative assistance, said
Darius Mehta, Silversea's director of land programs. Our team of
destination experts are happy to set up arrangements to meet a guest's
specific requirements, tailored to their personal interests, or help
guests design their own one-of-a-kind onshore experience.
All Silver Shore tours are available for guests to pre-book online
as early as 120 days prior to sailing. Silver Shore Land Adventures and
hotel options can be booked as add-ons to the cruise vacation through