Double Win For Silversea At Virtuoso® Award As It Claims Most Innovative Itinerary And Cruise Ambassador Of The Year
Luxury cruise specialist Silversea has been recognised by international luxury travel network Virtuoso®, receiving two awards at the 29th annual Virtuoso Travel Week Conference, which honours the achievements of the network’s travel advisor members, agencies and preferred partners. Among Virtuoso’s preferred partners, Silversea took the top spot for Most Innovative Itinerary – Cruise, while Mark Conroy, Silversea’s Managing Director for the Americas, was awarded Virtuoso Cruise Ambassador of the Year.
“Both Virtuoso and Silversea are committed to excellence in travel,” said Conroy. “While I’m personally honoured to be recognized as this year’s Virtuoso Cruise Ambassador, it is especially gratifying for our company to receive the award for Most Innovative Itinerary, a testament to Silverseas’ focus on delivering outstanding luxury cruise experiences.”
The Virtuoso Awards allow travel industry peers to recognise each other’s accomplishments. The network’s travel providers place votes for agencies and advisors, while agency members vote for their preferred suppliers.
“Silversea demonstrates a superior commitment to product excellence, expert knowledge and outstanding client service, all qualities highly valued by this network,” said Albert Herrera, Senior Vice President of global product partnerships for Virtuoso. “These awards place Silversea in a very exclusive category, as Virtuoso’s most celebrated partners are recognised as leaders within the industry. Our partners’ contributions and close relationships with our advisors enable Virtuoso to maintain its status as the world’s most exceptional luxury and experiential travel network.”
About Silversea Cruises:
Silversea Cruises, which is chaired by Manfredi Lefebvre d’Ovidio, is recognised as an innovator in the ultra-luxury cruise line industry, offering guests large-ship amenities aboard its intimate, all-suite vessels: Silver Wind,Silver Shadow, Silver Whisper, Silver Spirit and Silver Muse – all designed to offer an atmosphere of conviviality and casual elegance. With the inclusion of the expedition ships Silver Explorer, Silver Galapagos, Silver Discoverer, and with Silver Cloud joining the Expedition fleet in November 2017, Silversea’s itineraries encompass all seven continents and feature worldwide luxury cruises to the Mediterranean, Caribbean, both Polar Regions and 1,000 fascinating destinations in between.
In Asia Pacific, Silversea has been voted “Best Luxury Small Ship Cruise Line” by Australia’s Luxury Travel & Style Magazine every consecutive year from 2006 to 2012 and Silver Whisper or Silver Shadow have also won the Gold Award as Best Small Cruise Ship in each of those years. Silversea has also won similar awards from readers of Australia’s Cruise Passenger Magazine, including “Best Expedition Cruise Ship” (Silver Explorer) 2013, “Best Luxury Cruise Line” 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015 & 2016 and “Best Luxury Cruise Ship” (Silver Shadow) 2010, 2011 and 2012. Silversea was also voted “Best Luxury Ocean Cruise Brand” in Luxury Travel Magazine’s Gold List Awards, 2017.
Virtuoso® is the leading international travel agency network specializing in luxury and experiential travel. This by-invitation-only organization comprises over 800 travel agency partners with more than 16,000 elite travel advisors in over 45 countries throughout North America, Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Africa and the Middle East. Drawing upon its preferred relationships with 1,700 of the world’s best hotels and resorts, cruise lines, airlines, tour companies and premier destinations, the network provides its upscale clientele with exclusive amenities, rare experiences and privileged access. More than (U.S.) $21.2 billion in annual travel sales makes Virtuoso a powerhouse in the luxury travel industry.
For more information, visit www.virtuoso.com