Luxury cruise line Silversea Cruises has announced a line up of music-themed cruises for this fall, which combine ultra luxury, intimate ships and extraordinary service with the smooth tunes of renowned jazz guitarists.
According to travel industry experts, Vicky Garcia, Pat Ford and Catherine Adde, Silversea Cruise Lines “hit it out of the park” with their inaugural newly released, fall 2013 “Music under the Stars” itineraries on Silversea Spirit.
Headlined by two-time Grammy® winner Paul Brown from December 13-23, 2013, for the Caribbean round trip Ft. Lauderdale voyage, as well as Smooth Jazz Awards’ “International Artist of the Year” Marc Antoine on November 2-9, 2013 from Rome to Barcelona, these two smooth jazz guitarists bring that stunning ‘wow factor’ to the line’s first music-themed voyages.
Vicky Garcia, COO and co-owner of Cruise Planners-American Express Travel, a Florida-based, national franchise company of over 900 professional travel advisors across the country, really knows her cruises. While her business model is full-service travel planning, 70% of their bookings involve cruises.
“Brown and Antoine with their chart-topping music and personal style, attract the perfect demographic for these voyages,” reflected Garcia, who expects the cruises will appeal to those who love fine jazz, fine dining and fine wines in an intimate and sophisticated, yet informal environment.
“Silversea provides the ‘best of the best’ in truly all-inclusive vacations, down to the tipping and every beverage across the ship,” she added. “All our clients have come back happy and raring to rebook on Silversea.”
Pat Ford, a longtime certified Cruise Line Industry Association (CLIA) Luxury Cruise Specialist (LCS), represents Montrose Travel “Power List National Top 50 Agency”.
She is always confident to recommend Silversea. “The well-traveled elite client has already been on the mass market, premium and river cruises,” she pointed out. “They’re looking for something new and unusual to add to their bucket list.”
Ford’s ultra-luxury clients want to be “engaged with interesting, high-quality entertainment, experiences and fun when at sea. They definitely don’t want to be bored!”
She continued: “This Music Under the Stars” concept provides that extraordinary opportunity to not only hear fabulous music, but to mingle with the artists in a way that only a small cruise ship can provide.”
Catherine Adde, CTC, brings a strong cruise line background, with experience on both the management and travel planner sides of the table, and is affiliated with employee-owned Travelstore, California’s largest award-winning travel agency. Adde spent ten years as district sales manager for three cruise lines, and holds a master’s degree in Tourism Management from London.
Adde, who also hosts a weekly radio talk show called Our Travel Affair, enthusiastically covered the release of these voyages on her show, and has booked Paul Brown for a September guest segment.
“For the luxury client who wants an over-the-top vacation and an intimate experience, it’s an enticement in itself to have two world-renowned artists headlining the voyages.”
She added: “I get goose bumps imagining their sailaway concerts out on deck as the city lights sparkle on the water and the ship glides to its next port of call.
“Seasoned travelers love it when a well-known lecturer or soloist is performing just for them. Joining Brown and Antoine on Silversea’s ‘Music Under the Stars’ will be like sitting with friends in the living room at home, and having them play for you. You can’t get much better than that!”
Cruise industry sales veteran Karen Crisci from Crisci Cruises in Arcadia, CA welcomes music lovers to book early since these special Silversea voyages will sell out.
For more information, and to connect with Garcia’s, Ford’s, Crisci’s or Addé’s agencies about this cruise, visit www.cruising2013.com/Silversea