Silver Spirit Still Sparkles In The Med
Sunday, May 1, 2016
Aaron Saunders, Live Voyage Reports
It’s my last day here onboard Silversea’s ultra-luxury Silver Spirit. I’m sad about that. The one constant I’ve noticed amongst all my Silversea voyages is that, no matter how many days I spend onboard, it’s never quite enough.
Today, we’re docked in Olbia, Sardinia, Italy. It’s impressively windy and remarkably cold out, with a temperature of barely 12°C. Hardly what you think of when you picture the sun-drenched Mediterranean.
Still, Silversea ran all scheduled excursions and offered a complimentary shuttle service between the town and the pier, the latter of which is an industrial terminal primarily utilised by ferries traversing between Sardinia and the mainland of Europe.
Needless to say, I didn’t spend long ashore. Olbia strikes me as something of a beachside resort town, and this being Sunday, a national holiday, and a chilly one at that, the place was largely deserted. Still, I managed to enjoy a quick bite to eat followed by an espresso, and did a bit of window shopping.
Once again, I returned to the Silver Spirit to spend my last afternoon and evening onboard relaxing. Silversea makes this very easy to do: my butler pulled my luggage out, placed it on a luggage stand in my suite, and cleaned its exterior. He asked if he could pack for me, but I declined. However, having done this on one past cruise, I have to say this: if you do elect to have your butler pack your luggage for you, it’s as close to pure bliss as you can get.
This afternoon also gave me some time to think about why Silversea fits me so well – and what sets them apart from the competition.
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