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    News bites – 11 June 2019

    Silversea celebrates 25 years of luxury on the ocean

    At the time of its launch in 1994, Silversea was the world’s first all-inclusive luxury (and we do mean luxury) cruise line. Twenty-five years on, Silversea Cruises are celebrating a quarter-century of delivering innovative, luxury cruising experiences to more than half a million guests around the world.

    From the days of the first cruise liner, Silver Cloud, in 1994, Silversea has taken guests to the most scenic and awe-inspiring corners of the Earth. Following the launch of Silverseas Expeditions in 2008, guests have been able to access some of the most exclusive experiences in the world, from the Russian Arctic to the Kimberley Coast.

    This year, guests can cross the Northeast Passage from Nome, Alaska to Tromso for the first time with Silversea. Celebrate the milestone of 25-years on the ocean aboard the Silver Explorer and retrace the voyages of Nordenskiöld, Nansen, DeLong and Amundsen throughout the 25-day cruise.

    Silver Explorer | Nome – Tromso | 10 August 2019 | 25-days


    Image courtesy of Silversea

    Claridge’s London debuts Empress Eugenie Suite

    Renowned for its five-star luxury, Claridge’s London have turned up the heat this summer with the unveiling of the new Empress Eugenie Suite.

    Since opening in 1812, the iconic Art Deco hotel has hosted royals from all over the world, and even served as the birthplace of Yugoslavian Crown Prince Alexander II, in 1945. The newest suite is named after Empress Eugenie of France: she spent a lot of time with Queen Victoria, who referred to the hotel as her ‘winter quarters’ – high praise from a queen.

    The suite’s design has taken inspiration from this remarkable friendship, from Eugenie’s French and Victoria’s British heritages. The palette combines soft pastel pinks and greys, infused with gold embellishments. Delicate silks and an embroidered headboard, with fabric that was hand-woven by royally commissioned weavers on a 100-year old loom, adorn the room. The room features an original marble fireplace, a Louis XV-style desk with gilded gold accents and overlooks Brook Mews.

    Guests staying in the suite have the unique opportunity to view some of the letters passed between Queen Victoria and Empress Eugenie.


    Image courtesy of Claridge’s London

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