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Cabin Fever – A look at luxury cruising

Cabin Fever – A look at luxury cruising

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Ultra luxury cruising with Silversea and Spear Travels


Whether you long to sail the eponymous Panama Canal or embrace the glaciers of Alaska, there is something special about knowing that almost everything you want during your time with Silversea is included, from free-flowing fine wines to delicious gourmet cuisine. Savour the peace of mind of knowing that there is no salient price-tag at the end of a wonderful night of entertainment. Delight in the disappearance of small worries, whilst you bask in the knowledge of that whatever you need, it’s all included.

With Silversea you can expect boutique-style ultra-luxury ships, all-inclusive itineraries to over 900 destinations on all seven continents and the highest standards of service with butler service in every suite. For those with luxe-adventure in mind, Silversea Expeditions offer all the indulgences you would expect from Silversea in some of the most awe-inspiring remote and exotic destinations on Earth. A Silversea Expeditions voyage is perfect if you are looking for an adventure yet you don’t wish to skimp on style and life’s little luxuries.


Every suite comes with a dedicated butler to pamper you with personalised attention, and take care of every detail of your voyage. Breeze through embarkation and step into the warm welcome of their friendly staff. Enjoy a flute of champagne as you are escorted to your suite. It is the quality of their service that imparts such a wonderful sense of well-being as soon as you set sail, the peace of mind that comes when you realise that all your needs are being taken care of for you – sometimes before you even ask.

Silversea’s suites offer one of the highest space-per-guest ratios of any luxury cruise accommodations. All of our suites feature ocean views, and many with a private teak veranda. From toiletries and personalised stationery to a bar with your favourite wines and spirits, we offer only the finest comforts in luxury cruise accommodation. You can even enjoy dinner in-suite served by your butler, and have your choice of nine different pillow types.


2019 sees Silversea’s culinary offerings give you an even deeper destination experience. They have built on a new demand for quality – modernity rooted in tradition; simple meals, elaborately constructed using locally sourced, sustainable ingredients and using authentic, regional recipes that reflect heritage and revamped tradition. These culinary concepts will be spread fleet wide so that your plate reflects your port.

While on your luxury cruise, embark on a personal journey of wellness to complement your global adventures. Work out in the well-equipped Fitness Centre, take a class in circuit training or Pilates in the aerobics room, and let the sauna and steam rooms work their magic to soothe every muscle. Silversea offers seminars ranging from aromatherapy and nutritionto how to burn fat. A holistic approach to wellness fully integrates exercise, fitness and spa therapies with health lectures and nutritious dining to help you maintain a healthy lifestyle, even while away from home.


Resisting the temptation to build ever-larger vessels, Silversea maintains the sophisticated, club-like environment that their cosmopolitan guests appreciate. Their smaller ships also get you closer to shore, meaning you have more time to discover the myriad of destinations they cover. Designed to venture far and wide, they remain small enough to keep the ambience on board intimate and personal.

If you wish to book the Silversea experience for yourself, talk to the experts at Spear Travels. Here are a couple of our favourite itinerary recommendations:

Departing 24 March 2019
From £3,800pp
Seven days of island-hopping that combine relaxed sophistication with intoxicating natural beauty, sunny skies, warm waters and white sandy beaches. Explore volcanic mineral pools and hot sulphur springs in Dominica or why not indulge your senses with the scenic beauty of the Virgin Islands during this memorable sailing cruise.

Departing 1 November 2019
From £3,420pp (With Early Booking Bonus)
A little winter sun never hurt anyone, so why not set sail for blue-sky days and sandy shores? Departing from the city that never sleeps to lovely San Juan, revel in the great ocean expanse. An overnight in the small yet vibrant city of Hamilton punctuates three full days at sea. Then, island hop, skip and jump around four of the loveliest places in the Caribbean, the sun on your shoulders and the wind in your hair.

You can read more articles like this one in the latest edition of Thame Out.