Silversea – Monte Carlo to Civitavecchia

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Silversea is my preferred mode of cruising the Mediterranean when I’m not on the water in Palm Beach and Miami.  I discovered Silversea in 2009 and I’ve been hooked ever since.  I must confess I was somewhat terrified of ever setting foot on a cruise ship thanks to Ms. Shelly Winters’ amazing performance in the Poseidon Adventure and Steven Spielberg’s mind blowing production of Titanic however, the pièce de résistance – – wine and food, got me.  With both being such key aspects of my personal and professional life, the idea of having Relais & Châteaux inspired cuisine with unlimited wine squashed that  fear and escalated my cultivation of a refined and sophisticated life.

The Voyage:

Monte Carlo, Monaco to Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

The Silver Cloud

Silver Cloud - From the website of Silversea
Silver Cloud – From the website of Silversea

 

April 17th, Day 1

After an amazing few days at La Réserve de Beaulieu and a gastronomic feast at Le Saint-Paul, we finally boarded The Silver Cloud for 7 days of bliss.  I wasted no time in getting down to business by making dinner reservations for the entire duration of the cruise.  Priceless info here – – I strongly advise making a reservation in Le Champagne as soon as you can.  This private and intimate dining experience is one you should not miss.  If you wait, a reservation can be a challenge as it tends be a popular dining spot.

With a crew of 222 and 296 guests, you immediately get the feeling of being on a private yacht with access to the unlimited.   Hmmmmm…this reminds me of work – – unlimited access to all that amazing wine.  Thank you MacArthur Beverages, I love my profession.

Discovering the Mediterranean and Silversea is like discovering an amazing winemaker whose philosophy and approach to wine revolves around reverence and excellence – – it’s going to be good no matter what happens.

Dock in Monaco
Dock in Monaco

 

Sliversea  - Veranda Suite
Sliversea – Veranda Suite

 

Silversea - View of Monaco from the suite
Silversea – View of Monaco from the suite

 

Monaco
Monaco

 

Yachts
Monaco – Yachts

This was my fourth cruise on Silversea and my second embarkation in Monaco.  With high-end luxury items and one of my favorite restaurants in gastronomic heaven at my fingertips, Le Louis XV, Monaco’s magical aura set in motion all things a luxury cruise should be.

The following are a few photos from a wonderful lunch at Le Louis XV and a breathtaking view from Vista Palace.

 

Le Louis XV with a little Bubbly
Le Louis XV with a little Bubbly

 

Must have Crustacean!!!
Must have Crustacean!!!

 

Monaco - Sweet Treats
Monaco – Sweet Treats

 

Monaco
Monaco

 

View of Monaco from Vista Palace
View of Monaco from Vista Palace

 Next stop – Portofino, Italy

 

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