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March 4, 2011

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What else is there to do when you reach that comfortable stage in your life ?

You know what I mean, your business is finally making money, you have appointed a new administrator and you dont have to be there 7 days a week. You finally went on a two week holiday with the kids to a nice house in Florida close to Disney. You could actually relax without worrying about things in the office. Hell, you even left the laptop at home and were not tempted once to go to the business centre.

Your not sure if the kids will want to come on holiday with you again, so next time it will just be the two of you. Think of all the money you will save by leaving the kids at home and spend it on yourself !.

Allow me to introduce you to the world of Silversea Cruises.

Smaller ships for a more intimate personalised service, the largest ship only takes 540 guests

All ships 5 Star standard without being too stuffy

No cabins, all suites, some of the largest at sea, starting at 300 sq ft and most with their own veranda

Butler service for all suites

Champagne (real champagne) upon arrival and replenished as you desire

Fresh fruit and flowers

Down duvets, spa robes and slippers, spacious walk-in wardrobe

Italian marble bathroom, flat screen TVs with complimentary movie channels

The list could go on and we have only started with the cabins. At Silversea everything is included, the food is magnificent with wine and all drinks (All well known brands)

It is so difficult to put it into words, take a look at the “enjoy the journey” video, or all of them! then contact us for a free personal consultation.

At the moment Silversea has some amazing values and are offering up to $1000. on board credit on many of their cruises. They also have Free or Reduced Air and Transfers.

All Inclusive means ALL inclusive. Best of the Best.

Don’t you owe it to yourself ?, we have the knowledge to match you up with the perfect Silversea cruise. Call or email us and lets get you hooked on cruising

JESS Kalinowsky, Professional Travel Consultant

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February 24, 2011

#FriendsTravel SilverSeas JESS Kalinowsky JESS@FriendsTravel.com

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Interesting article about sailing on Silver Seas:

I’m the king of the cruise!

My butler Karthik has seen me in my underwear. He’s seen me slightly tipsy and brainthrobbingly hungover.

He’s seen me draped in the cruise line’s plush waffled bathrobe first thing in the morning and then again late at night, guiltily answering the door to accept a “Guacamole Tumbler” just hours after gorging myself in the ship’s restaurant.

He is, to be accurate, no longer my butler, but for 10 days aboard Silversea’s Silver Spirit, as we sailed from Barbados to Fort Lauderdale with a half-dozen Caribbean ports in between, Karthik witnessed exactly what can happen when two self-conscious people unused to pampering are set adrift — at sea with near infinite luxuries.

Assigning a personal butler to every Silversea passenger is one of the latest innovations in the luxury cruise business — butlers are shared between a handful of passengers, and their job is to manage your voyage, booking tables for you at the various onboard restaurants, taking care of your laundry, bringing you room service.

Above all, they are there to use their powers of observation and intuition to anticipate any possible need you might have on your voyage.

My friend and I meet ours on the first day of our cruise. After boarding the ship in Bridgetown, Barbados, and inspecting our 11th-deck suite, a marvel of comfort, the buzzer sounded and Karthik appeared — a clean-cut, Sri-Lankanborn 30-year-old who politely batted away our attempts at small talk.

“Can I unpack your luggage for you Sir?” he asked.

The question caught us off guard. We’re not aristocrats. Or Batman. We’re young folk who had somehow found ourselves on a trip on one of the world’s most luxurious cruise lines. The idea of this courteous stranger sorting through our grubby possessions — delicately hanging up my worn-out T-shirts– seemed absurd. Embarrassing, even.

“That’s fine, I think we’ll be all right,” I said brightly.

Karthik’s face fell.

My friend and I looked at one another. Had we insulted his professional pride? Maybe unpacking our own belongings was impinging on his territory, like charging into a restaurant kitchen and cheerfully telling the chef not to trouble himself with the ol’ steak, we’ll just grill the sucker ourselves.

“Is there anything else I can do you for you?” he asked anxiously. We looked around the room, scanning for possibilities. A bottle of Champagne sat chilling on ice. The mini-fridge was stocked. We were on an all-inclusive cruise floating in the warmth of the Caribbean Sea. What could we possibly want need or desire?

There was an awkward silence. “Maybe some more water?” we said uncertainly.

“Absolutely,” Karthik said, looking relieved. “And please phone me if you need anything else.”

For the rest of the afternoon we explored the Silver Spirit, a 642-foot ark of blindingly white surfaces and smooth, rounded edges. With room for 540 passengers and almost as many crew members, the ship is the newest and largest vessel in the Silver Seas fleet. It has an art deco theatre, a small pool, a spa, a casino, and five bars and lounges. Its six restaurants serve delicious, extravagant dishes that always seem to include at least a little foie gras.

We spent the next day off the coast of Grenada, snorkelling in a submerged sculpture garden and sipping rum punch on the deck of a sailboat as we shuttled along the coast.

Back in our room, sun-soaked and tipsy, we found that Karthik and his invisible team of housekeepers and stewards had anticipated our needs almost eerily well. The day before I had carelessly left a beer from the pool bar on our table and my friend feeling a little sniffly, had left a roll of toilet paper by the bed. Today the mini-fridge was filled with bottles of that particular brand of beer. The toilet paper had been replaced with a box of the world’s softest tissues, ensconced in a leather case that looked as if it had been handcrafted by Italian elves.

It was incredible, but we couldn’t help feeling a little awkward about the whole thing. The social anxieties of shore life had followed us onboard. I couldn’t shake the thought that Karthik was somehow disappointed in us. Had he really trained at the prestigious Guild of Professional English Butlers, where the servants of the British Royal Family learn their trade, just to be assigned to a pair of schlubby young folks?

According to The Remains of the Day, my only source for butler psychology prior to our trip, a butler’s prestige is only equal to the people he serves. There were judges on-board, wealthy surgeons, too, and Karthik was stuck with us. It was obvious: We were bringing him down.

But everything changed on Formal Night, during which passengers are encouraged to dress in tuxedos and ball gowns. I had brought a charcoal grey suit that I immediately realized would be completely inappropriate.

I buzzed Karthik, and he came to our door within minutes.

“Karthik, do you know which restaurant’s the least formal tonight, because I don’t have a tuxedo,” I asked in what I hoped was a breezy, nonchalant fashion. He looked at me, a hint of pain in his eyes.

“Yes, I noticed that Mr. Brown.” He noticed I didn’t have a tuxedo? “But everywhere is formal tonight and you must eat in the main restaurant. It’s captain’s night.” He sounded truly disappointed. “I’ll talk to my manager to see what I can do about this predicament.”

I imagined Karthik sheepishly asking the maitre d’ to make a special dispensation for our slovenliness.

“We’re calling in room service,” I told my friend melodramatically. “We’re not going out there!”

When our door buzzed an hour later, I answered with dread. Karthik stood in the doorframe with a barely suppressed grin on his face.

“Sir! I have found a tuxedo for you,” he said, revealing a freshly pressed dinner jacket. “And it is in precisely your size!”

I felt nothing but gratitude. Gratitude and a new determination to stop being such an idiot. I would be the kind of person my butler deserved.

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WHEN YOU GO

Getting There various airlines have daily flights from all over the USA to Bridgetown, Barbados, or wherever your cruise begins.

The cruise itself is all-inclusive, but you want to arrive early for a respite before sailing, the historic and newly refurbished Crane is a tranquil resort hotel perched above a pink sand beach on the Atlantic coast of Barbados.

The  Silversea Cruiseline is a luxury cruiseline that offers voyages of various lengths around the world.  The 10-day Caribbean cruise starts at $4,038.  Silversea also offers a 119-day around-the-world cruise. Prices for that trip start at $62,300

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Best of the Best!

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December 19, 2010

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October 21, 2008

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#FriendsTravel SILVERSEAS Cruises of Distinction JESS Kalinowsky JESS@FriendsTravel.com

SILVERSEA DISTINCTIONS

  • Intimate, elegant ships – extraordinary space per guest ratio
  • A world of exotic destinations
  • Never more than 382 guests
  • Superlative service – crew to guest ratio of nearly 1 to 1
  • Enrichment hosts and sophisticated entertainment

  • Butler service in premium suites
  • All ocean-view accommodation – including spacious suites with private verandas
  • Italian marble bathrooms
  • Open-seating restaurants – no assigned dining time, no assigned table
  • Gourmet menus by Relais & Châteaux – Silversea’s Preferred Culinary Partner
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Feb 25 2009 7905 11 Ushuaia to Santiago (Valparaiso) 50% $3,355**
Mar 31 2009 7908 10 Papeete to Papeete 40% $3,597

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Dec 3 2008 3829 9 Fort Lauderdale to Barbados 40% $3,237
Dec 12 2008 3830 9 Barbados to Fort Lauderdale 40% $3,237
Jan 4 2009 3901 9 Fort Lauderdale to Barbados 40% $3,537
Jan 20 2009 3903 9 Barbados to Fort Lauderdale 40% $3,537

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Jan 3 2009 2901 10 Port Louis to Cape Town 40% $4,197
Feb 7 2009 2904 7 Mahé to Mahé 40% $2,937
Feb 14 2009 2905 11 Mahé to Madras 40% $4,617

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Nov 26 2008 1834 15 Barbados to Rio de Janeiro 50% $5,397
Dec 19 2008 1836 16 Bueno Aires to Santiago (Valparaiso) 10% $10,975
Mar 1 2009 1905 15 Rio de Janeiro to Barbados 50% $5,497
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