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Mostly "mid-ship" Verandas on Silver Spirit


MJN1

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Having just received the new brochure for the Spirit, I couldn't help noticing that SS has significantly increased the percentage of Mid-ship Verandas on the new ship. For perspective, on

- Deck 5 the Spirit has now only 4 rows of regular verandas (8 cabins) and 12 rows (24 cabins) are designated mid-ship. The Shadow/Whisper have 9 rows of regular verandas and 8 rows are called midship.

- Deck 6 the Spirit shows 6 rows (12 cabins) of regular and 22 rows (44 cabins) of mid-ship Verandas. On Shadow/Whisper they were split 50/50.

Net, they clearly extended the "mid-ship" zone much further to the front of the ship.

I guess this is another way to increase revenue and wonder if they will do the same on the other vessels.....?

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Not only has the fraction of verandahs designated midship increased, the percentage of non-balconied vistas also decreased. Moreover, the price structure so far has been vista : verandah : midship verandah equals to 0.8 : 1.0 : 1.05, the new price structure of the newbuild Spirit will be 0.9 : 1.0 : 1.05. With only twelve vistas on the larger newbuild Spirit, the effect will be to "squeeze out" the lower priced cabins. Quite a few of the vistas will be used to house guest speakers, entertainers, even chefs, etc., so hardly any will be left for ordinary customers. With vista fare closing in on verandah, it will be more or less as if you may as well take a verandah to get on the new ship!

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I am on the road but thought it was 14 vistas, as I was shown and the cc mentioned the other date. At any rate, I am booked quite easily in a vista for 11/2010. Not that many really want them. They are good for single supplementers on the 125% deal, and the guest speakers will be put in what doesn't sell. IMO, they are not going to lose a sale because they stuck a speaker in a vista and nobody will buy another suite.

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You have made good points, but as for the number of vistas on Spirit, a previous Silversea announcement put it at twelve http://www.silversea.com/silversea.aspx?id=1019&menu_id=10&page_id=aboutsilversea&page_type=Press&menu_off=1 with the relevant paragraph copied and pasted below:

 

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With a total of 270 all ocean-view suites, the new ship will maintain the line's reputation for intimate yet spacious ships and will increase the number of accommodations in the most popular suite categories. Silver Spirit will feature more of the quick-to-sell-out Silver Suites, with a total of 26, and more Veranda Suites, 222. There will also be six Grand Suites and two Owner's Suites. All but 12 suites will have verandas

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This is also the number shown on the Spirit's deck plan http://www.silversea.com/uploadedFiles/Spirit_DeckPlans.pdf (see deck 4). However, Silversea can modify their plans as the newbuild is still in construction phase. Perhaps your information is newer? Does anyone else know?

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The answer is: BOTH are correct! :D

According to the deck plans there are 12 Vista suites on Deck 4. There are two more Vista suites on Deck 8, which are next to each of the two Owner's suites. Those Vista suites become part of the Owner's suite when the Owner's suite is sold as a 2 bedroom suite. If the Owner's suite stays as a one bedroom suite, there is an "extra" Vista available.

Hope this helps to clarify the debate (which is much simpler than the debate for or against Tuxedos on formal nights or for/against kids on SS-Cruises!).;)

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Thank you kindly for the explanation. Suites 846 and 847 (adjacent to the owner's suites) on the deck plan appear to have verandahs, but they are a lot "shorter" than regular verandah suites. Perhaps they are special suites to be sold at vista fares when available as you mentioned! (This situation may be similar to the case on the existing Shadow/Whisper.)

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