On Monday evening I had the pleasure of joining some of Scotlandâ€™s best travel editors, journalists, writers and bloggers on-board the Silver Wind, which was docked adjacent to HRH Britannia at Ocean Terminal.
Silversea is a family run company whose principles and values are richly rooted in their Italian heritage.Â With the belief that smaller is superior their fleet of 9 ships cater for between 296 and 596 guests on a range of voyages and expeditions around the globe.Â Â Â The luxurious and personal touches are unrivalled with a butler service for every suite, a choice of mattress, a pillow menu, Bvlgari bathing products and endless other personalised details to ensure a truly bespoke experience for guests.
There is a sense of intimacy and almost a family feel as we move around the different decks on the Silver Wind.Â Our tour begins on Deck 8 where we find the pool, Jacuzzis and the Poolside bar and restaurantÂ – perfect for a spot of Al Fresco dining. Â Thereâ€™s also enough loungers for every guest on board, so thereâ€™s no need rush out and pop down your towel to claim your spot!
Down on deck 6 we find a warm and welcoming Show Lounge â€“ with a stage that plays host to high quality entertainment including soloists from the Bolshoi Ballet in Russia.Â Youâ€™ll also find a well-equipped casino, luxury boutiques, the Spa at Silversea and various lounges to help you relax in true and elegant style.Â Â And before I forget to mentionâ€¦itâ€™s all inclusive!!!
As we are seated for dinner we are served a glass of Chardonnay and a beautiful Merlot, chosen specifically to compliment the menu of the evening.Â I choose Flaxseed and Chia seed crusted crab cakes to start and they are bursting with flavour and oozing delicious crabmeat.
For the main I decide on Oven Roasted Beef Striploin, medium cooked, to perfection, and served with gratin potatoes and asparagus and roasted vegetables.Â It was divine!Â To finish I enjoy a Cioccolatini selection with coffee, whilst nice, I have to be honest and say I wish I had opted for the revisited black forest cakeâ€¦it looked fantastic.
So as I move towards the end of a lovely evening I realise that if I am ever to go on a voyage or more likely an expedition then truly, Silverseaâ€™s is the way I want to go!