Ormina Tours partners with Silversea
Ormina Tours announces a strategic partnership with luxury cruise line Silversea to launch joint land and sea itineraries and packaged products as part of its 2016 program.
“This partnership is about the customer experience,” says Ross Ioppolo, Ormina Tours managing director. “We recognize that our guests frequently book our small group journeys on either side of a cruise. The alignment of our departure dates with quality Mediterranean cruise options provide guests with choice, flexibility and the opportunity of a seem less end-to-end luxury experience on land and sea.”
The motivation for the initiative goes deeper, explains Ioppolo. “We pride ourselves on luxury, small group offerings. We select the best 4 and 5 star centrally located hotels, we find hidden treasures within Europe’s most awe-inspiring cities and we pride ourselves on personalized service so guests have the most magical journey. It’s important these values align with our partners.”
Silversea Cruises has a long-standing record as a leader in the luxury cruising market. Silversea ships are small and intimate with spacious accommodations. Its suites offer one of the highest space-per-guest ratios of any luxury cruise accommodations. All suites feature ocean views, many with a private teak veranda. Irrespective of the ship or suite, every guest is pampered by the personalized services of a butler and every cruise is fully inclusive. “It’s this level of service and offering that drew us to Silversea because we know our guests are discerning and Silversea’s commitment to excellence is unrivalled.”
Cathy Tees, Head of Field Sales & National Accounts at Silversea Australia elaborates – “Ormina Tours is a logical partner. Both brands focus on luxury and personalized service and this announcement provide guests with unique and interesting land extensions pre or post our exciting Mediterranean cruising calendar in 2016. Also as both companies are family owned with Italian routes, there is a common language of warm and generous Italian hospitality.”