Guests to enjoy music recorded exclusively for Silversea by London’s Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
(30 October 2014) All-new, visually exciting musical experiences are coming to the stages of Silversea Cruises’ five ultra-luxury ships. The new production shows will feature live singing complemented with musical tracks recorded exclusively for Silversea by such renowned artists as London’s Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
Seven different shows, featuring rich costuming, imaginative set designs, and special visual effects, will spotlight the talents of an international ensemble of accomplished vocalists, known collectively as the Voices of Silversea. Following is a snapshot of the three principal productions that will be performed in the main Show Lounge fleetwide:
Musica Maestro: A grand ballroom is the elegant backdrop for this signature show, a 45-minute tribute to popular operatic arias and classical crossover music. Led by renowned conductor Richard Balcombe, its captivating musical score has been arranged, performed, and recorded by London’s Royal Philharmonic Orchestra exclusively for Silversea guests.
Mind the Gap: Mod fashions and the iconic imagery of a London tube station propel this lively journey back to the 1960s and the British Invasion that conquered the airwaves with such legendary pop and rock stars as the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Lulu, Tom Jones, and more.
Don’t Stop the Music: Guests are welcome to don their best retro dancing shoes to join in this foot-tapping, sing-along homage to the disco era’s pulsating rhythms and colourful funky fashions — and then take to the dance floor when the ship’s DJ steps in to keep the party rolling.
Four additional shows will be rotated among the ships to provide guests with a total of four full-scale musical productions on each sailing. The additional shows include Caliente, a Latin-flavoured production encompassing tunes from Spain and South America; Shaken Not Stirred, celebrating the intrigue, glamour, and sophistication embodied in 50 years of James Bond films; Première, a chronological musical tribute to some of the world’s greatest movies; and Amore, featuring timeless love songs.
Besides the main Show Lounge, guests will also enjoy the singing talents of The Voices of Silversea when they perform duets and cabaret-style shows in more-intimate settings throughout the ship.
Kristian Anderson, Silversea’s senior vice president and general manager for the Americas, said: “We’re delighted to enrich our guests’ onboard experience with these new entertainment offerings. The shows celebrate some of music’s most enduring genres, and will likely bring back wonderful memories of bygone days.”
Guests sailing aboard Silver Wind this week, and Silver Cloud next week, will be treated to a sneak-preview selection of some of the new shows, all of which have been produced for Silversea by London-based Luna Rossa Productions. The entire entertainment programme will then roll out fleetwide on the following voyages:
–Silver Wind, Voyage 2434, 31 October – 16 November, Athens to Dubai
–Silver Cloud, Voyage 1434, 12 – 22 November, Rome to Funchal
–Silver Whisper, Voyage 4432, 25 November – 12 December, Barbados to Barbados
–Silver Shadow, Voyage 3435, 20 December – 7 January, Valparaiso to Fort Lauderdale
–Silver Spirit, Voyage 5508, 13 – 25 April, Fort Lauderdale to Lisbon
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 Cloud, Silver Wind, Silver Shadow, Silver Whisper and Silver Spirit – all designed to offer an atmosphere of conviviality and casual elegance. With the inclusion of the expedition ships Silver Explorer, Silver Galapagos, and Silver Discoverer, Silversea Cruises’ itineraries encompass all seven continents and feature worldwide luxury cruises to the Mediterranean, Caribbean, both polar regions and over 800 fascinating destinations in between.
In the US, Silversea has been voted “World’s Best” by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler (nine times) and Travel + Leisure (seven times), and awarded “Best Luxury Cruise” by TravelChannel.com (2014) and “Best Small Ship Cruise Line” by Global Traveler (2014). International awards include “Five Star Diamond Award” from the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences (2013); “Best Small Ship Cruise Line” in the Readers’ Choice survey conducted by Britain’s Condé Nast Traveller magazine (2014); “Best Expedition Cruise Ship” by Australia’s Cruise Passenger magazine (2013); “Best Small Luxury Cruise Line” by China’s Travel + Leisure (2013); and “Star Luxury Cruise Company” according to U.K.’s Travel Bulletin (2013).
SOURCE: Silversea Cruises