SILVER Trio at Corfu, left to right: SILVER SPIRIT, SILVER CLOUD and SILVER WIND. Photo courtesy of Silversea Cruises.
On September 27, Silversea Cruises gathered three of its ultra-luxury ships in the Ionian port of Corfu, marking the first such event in the line’s 18 year history. Silversea’s newest, largest ship, the 36,000-ton SILVER SPIRIT (built in 2009) and its classic 17,400-ton SILVER WIND (built in 1995) were on seven night Greek Island sailings while its 16,900-ton SILVER CLOUD (a twin of SILVER WIND and the line’s first ship, introduced in 1994) was in the midst of a twelve night Venice-to-Barcelona voyage. The three yacht-like vessels converged in the outer harbor, saluted each other with whistle blasts and then sailed into Corfu.
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For a fully detailed, lavishly illustrated recap of Peter Knego’s recent transatlantic crossing on board the SILVER SPIRIT, please click the following links:
Crossing On The SILVER SPIRIT, Part One
Crossing On The SILVER SPIRIT, Part Two
Crossing On The SILVER SPIRIT, Part Three
Crossing On The SILVER SPIRIT, Part Four
Crossing On The SILVER SPIRIT, Part Five
Crossing On The SILVER SPIRIT, Part Six
Crossing On The SILVER SPIRIT, Part Seven
Having documented over 400 passenger ships and taken more than 200 cruises, MaritimeMatters’ co-editor Peter Knego is a leading freelance cruise writer, a respected ocean liner historian and frequent maritime lecturer both on land and at sea. With his work regularly featured in cruise industry trades and consumer publications. Knego also runs the www.midshipcentury.com website which offers MidCentury cruise ship furniture, artwork and fittings rescued from the shipbreaking yards of Alang, India. He has produced several videos on the subject, including his latest, The Sands Of Alang and the best-selling On The Road To Alang."
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