The most expensive expedition ship ever built, Silver Endeavour is introducing a new echelon of experiential luxe. Panache Ambassador, Gary Buchanan extols the rapture of an expedition voyage to Antarctica and reports on Silversea’s latest trailblazer.
Oceania Cruises is the epitome of elegant but casual travel and offers an experience exactly like nothing else. Created for artisans of leisure and exploration, the sassy ships are renowned for their debonaire ambiance that encapsulates fine living, impeccable cuisine and intuitive service. Imagine The Savoy at sea and you’re getting close. These qualities have been at the forefront of the company’s ethos since its inception 20 years ago. Their six ships are not too ostentatious, nor too hip; they are simply sublime.
As the pandemic engulfed the globe, the cruise industry stared into the abyss. The spectre of insolvencies hung over these multi-billion dollar businesses like a menacing cloud. In limbo for over sixteen months, tentative shoots of recovery for cruising have appeared in unusual places. There’s been a surge in voyages around the British coastline, while Nassau and St Maarten have become embarkation points for a couple of innovative cruise lines.