For indulgent single travellers looking for some luxury winter sun cruises, Silversea has just announced a whole conga line of delicious winter sizzlers, each with a single occupancy supplement of just ten per cent.
There are nine sailings in all, ranging from the end of October through to mid December, each one being from seven to ten days in duration. Voyages are featured on three of the line’s ultra luxury vessels- Silver Cloud, Silver Whisper and Silver Spirit.
While some of these are one way trips between San Juan and Barbados, no less than five are complete, round trip sailings from Fort Lauderdale, a great place in itself for a few days’ pre or post cruise relaxation.
With all outside suite accommodation, an all inclusive product on board, and superlative cuisine and service offered up in an atmosphere of complete, unhurried calm, each of the three ships carries only a few hundred guests. And, with a staff ratio of almost one to one, you can safely anticipate a superb adventure on board any of these cruises.
Lead in fares (cruise only) begin at £1,705 for a seven night sailing on Silver Whisper, between Bridgetown, Barbados and Fort Lauderdale, sailing on December 12th. Round trip sailings from Fort Lauderdale include a seven night sailing on the recently refurbished Silver Cloud from £1,810 single occupancy, again cruise only.
October through December is an ideal time to visit the Caribbean in terms of weather. Although the islands will often be busy with the glut of mega ships also sailing in these waters, it is also worth remembering that the Silversea ships are small and nimble enough to access the more petite, intimate harbours that their bigger siblings have to bypass. And, with numbers limited to hundreds rather than hordes close to five thousand in some cases, there is never any waiting about to get on or off the ships.
The advantages to this cannot be overstated if you want to maximise your quality ‘me time’ on the islands. Most of these voyages also include at least one sea day- more in the case of the Fort Lauderdale round trip sailings- that give you more than ample time to top up your tan, perfect your sunset martini drinking routine, or just to lose yourself in a good book or two.
While a Silversea cruise is a truly special experience anywhere in the world, there is something that is quite magical and life affirming in taking one of these beautiful ships around the Caribbean.
Food for thought, maybe?