Royal Caribbean Enters Into Ultra Luxury Cruise Space With Acquisition of Silversea
Just last week Royal Caribbean Cruises (NYSE: RCL) and Manfredi Lefebvre D’Ovidio s agreed thatRCL would acquire a stake in privately-owned Silversea Cruises. This move joins two companies with bold, long-term visions for the cruise industry. What does this mean for you, the luxury consumer? Silversea — an award-winning luxury cruise line — will probably become even more distinguished and fun-filled for every passenger.
Silversea Cruises, which is chaired by Manfredi Lefebvre d’Ovidio, is world-famous as an innovator in the ultra-luxury cruise line industry, offering guests large-ship amenities aboard its intimate, all-suite vessels. These are Silver Wind, Silver Shadow, Silver Whisper, Silver Spirit and Silver Muse – all designed to offer an atmosphere of conviviality and casual elegance. With the inclusion of the expedition ships Silver Explorer, Silver Galapagos, Silver Discoverer, and with Silver Cloud recently joining the Expedition fleet, Silversea’s itineraries encompass all seven continents and feature worldwide luxury cruises to the Mediterranean, Caribbean, both polar regions and hundreds of fascinating destinations in between. My husband Bill and I have sailed Silversea on numerous occasions, and the experience is always memorable — especially if your accommodations are a Silver Suite.