Silversea Cruise lines ranks as one of the top luxury cruise lines in the world. I agree.

Check out my video for a snapshot of this expedition:

I have cruised with Silversea in the Mediterranean, the Arabian Gulf and most recently in the South China Sea. While the ship I was on, the Silver Shadow, was not one of their new expedition ships, my trip was still quite the expedition. Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia, Brunei, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and Thailand. Every day was exotic and exciting. You can find my article about my visit to Sabah, Borneo, “Conversations about Ecotourism and Headhunting in Borneo” here. 

I cruise for the destinations.  And this itinerary was one of the most unique in the travel industry.

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SIlversea’s Silver Shadow itinerary, January 2016

For me the ultimate luxury is time to explore on land and then time to reflect and write about them while onboard.  Silversea provided both.  Onboard, a series of fascinating lectures about the destinations prepared me with knowledge of each port and the broader history of the region.  Meals could be as fancy or as informal (24 hour full room service included) as you wish.  Shore excursions, whether group or as I often prefer, private car and driver, were expertly managed.

In short, Silversea ticked all my cruising boxes, exceeded my expectations for luxury cruising and left me planning my next adventure onboard.  Thank you.

Please note: Silversea invited me as a guest onboard and covered all my expenses. But as with all my travels, there was never any promise of a positive review, article or even one positive tweet.  I only share “exceptional travel opportunities” with my readers.  I would not risk their trust for one trip.  It speaks for the integrity of Silversea that they knew their product would shine, and that it did.  Well done. 

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