Long-term partner Relais & Châteaux joins event to celebrate 60th birthdaySilversea, the ultra-luxury cruise line, yesterday celebrated its 20th anniversary with a Gala lunch onboard Silver Cloud, the first ship in the fleet, which is moored at HMS Belfast on the River Thames in London.
To commemorate the occasion loyal guests and VIPs will attend this special lunch held in association with Silversea’s culinary partner Relais & Châteaux which celebrates its 60th anniversary this year. The menu, prepared by Relais & Châteaux Grand Chef and two-Michelin-star Executive Head Chef of Gidleigh Park in Devon, Michael Caines MBE, will include a Gazpacho Soup, Warm Salad of Native Lobster, Wild Dartmoor Beef Fillet & Cheek and a Raspberry Mousse.
Silversea’s partnership with Relais & Châteaux, an exclusive collection of 520 of the finest hotels and gourmet restaurants in more than 60 countries, is embedded across the fleet. This prestigious international association honours only the finest chefs in the world with the title "Grands Chefs". Through Silversea's partnership with the international stars of this esteemed organisation, they proudly offer the signature dishes of La Collection du Monde in The Restaurant - the main dining venue found on every Silversea ship. Here, inspired cuisine is created exclusively for guests of Silversea. In addition, the only Relais & Châteaux restaurant at sea, Le Champagne, can be found aboard the ships of Silversea. Guests can enjoy seasonally inspired dishes that are crafted with the finest artisan products and freshest, locally sourced ingredients available. The menu continually changes to reflect the voyage destination and provide guests with an enhanced experience of authentic regional flavour.
Steve Odell, Silversea’s President - Europe, Africa, Middle East & Asia Pacific commented: ”Today is a very special day for Silversea as we celebrate our 20th anniversary. It seems fitting that we are onboard Silver Cloud, the first ship in our fleet, which is moored next to HMS Belfast and Tower Bridge in London for this gala lunch. Over the past twenty years we have gone from having just one ship – Silver Cloud – to having eight ships including three expedition vessels. We would like to thank our guests who have helped us to reach this important milestone and we look forward to celebrating many more anniversaries in the years to come.”
Jean-François Ferret, CEO of Relais & Châteaux commented: We are very proud to celebrate our anniversary with our partner Silversea. Both organisations share the same passion for Art de Vivre and Haute Cuisine. Both are committed to letting their guests experience unique moments. Both have been sharing this commitment for several years already to offer our guests a fantastic way to discover the world. This partnership with Silversea is a great opportunity to complete our innovative collection our Routes du Bonheur itineraries by sea.”
Over the past 20 years Silversea has become recognized as an innovator in the luxury cruise line industry, offering guests large-ship amenities aboard its intimate, all-suite, all-inclusive vessels which are all designed to offer an atmosphere of conviviality and casual elegance. With the inclusion of the regal expedition ship Silver Explorer, Silver Galapagos and the latest ship Silver Discoverer, Silversea’s itineraries encompass all seven continents and feature worldwide luxury cruises to the Mediterranean, Caribbean, both Polar regions and over 400 fascinating destinations in between.
Throughout 2014 Silversea has launched a number of initiatives in celebration of the 20th anniversary including special trade incentives and consumer events.