Friday, January 18, 2019

From Antarctica To The Kimberley Coast: Silversea Continues To Unlock Remarkable Experiences In Its 10th Year Of Expedition Cruising

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Source: Silversea Cruise Line
(Monaco -- January 17, 2019) In its 10th year of expedition cruising, industry-leading Silversea Cruises is continuing to unlock a broad range of deep travel experiences for guests, taking them closer to the authentic beauty of the world. From the cool conditions of Antarctica to the warm climates of Australia and beyond, Silversea’s guests will explore over 900 destinations in 2019—more than any other cruise line. Standout experiences for 2019 include a recent trip to the isolated waters of the 66th parallel south and a number of upcoming voyages in the spectacular Kimberley region.
Symbolising Silversea’s commitment to unlocking unique and authentic experiences, Silversea’s Silver Cloud journeyed to the 66th parallel south on January 13, crossing into the Antarctic Circle. It was the first time the ship has ventured so far south. Guests relished the opportunity to cruise in such remote waters and were rewarded with a special ‘Red Nose’ ceremony on the pool deck, an initiation ritual that has historically been performed on this momentous seafaring occasion. Shortly after, a record 98 guests participated in a polar plunge, which was followed by informative lectures and trivia games. Guests even spotted humpback whales as the ship sailed northward, rounding off a successful day.
“You could feel the excitement in the air as we sailed closer to the line,” says Brooke Greene, a member of Silversea’s Expedition Team. “It was a special moment for everyone because most of the staff had never been below the Antarctic Circle, and it was certainly the first time for all the guests. It made it all the more special that it was the first time for Silver Cloud as well.”
“Led by our industry-leading Expedition Team, who enrich the adventure for our guests, our voyages to Antarctica are unique in their offering,” says Conrad Combrink, Silversea’s SVP Strategic Development Expeditions and Experiences. “Not only do guests travel deeper into the last continent, witnessing the iconic sights that define this incredible region, but they do so in ultimate comfort with Silversea’s trademark service.”
Cruising in a distinctly different ecosystem to that of Silver Cloud, Silversea’s Silver Discoverer will enable guests to discover Australia’s Kimberley Coast throughout 2019, showcasing the destination’s beautiful landscapes, remarkable wildlife, and fascinating aboriginal history, among other alluring features. Offering truly immersive experiences in the region, Silversea guests will journey to the King George Falls by Zodiac, getting close enough to feel the spray from the 80m twin cascades; witness Aboriginal rock art, which dates back more than 50,000 years; and spot spectacular wildlife, including the saltwater crocodile, rare bird species, and various reptiles. Many other memorable experiences will ensure a once-in-a-lifetime voyage.
Accompanied by Silversea’s industry-leading Expedition Team, who will provide insightful lectures and lead shore excursions, the following Silversea voyages to the Kimberley region represent a small sampling of what’s on offer:
• Broome (Kimberley) to Darwin – Leaving Broome in the Kimberley Region on April 15, 2019, Silver Discoverer will showcase the very best of the Kimberley Coast on this 10-day voyage to Darwin. Guests will first explore the beauty of the Buccaneer Archipelago Region on an overnight stop, before cruising to the Hunter River Region for another overnight call. Next, Silver Discoverer will set her course for the King George River, Wyndham, and Saumlaki in Indonesia, before arriving in Darwin on April 25.
• Darwin to Broome (Kimberley) – Departing April 25, 2019, Silver Discoverer will once again unlock the highlights of the Kimberley Coast on this 10-day voyage. From Darwin, guests will witness the natural beauty of Saumlaki in Indonesia, before journeying to Australia’s Wyndham, the King George River, the Hunter River region, and the Buccaneer Archipelago region, ahead of arriving in Broome. As well as majestic sunsets and captivating wildlife, guests will witness the impressive Bungle Bungle Range and the Kimberley’s Aboriginal rock art, among other unforgettable highlights.
• Broome (Kimberley) to Darwin – From May 5, 2019, Silver Discoverer will call at the same destinations once more, as she cruises from Broome to Darwin, immersing Silversea’s guests in the region’s natural beauty. During this 10-day voyage, guests will travel deeper into the Kimberley Region, creating rich memories and experiencing truly unforgettable moments.
• Broome (Kimberley) to Darwin – Silver Discoverer will then journey between the same captivating destinations once more, from May 25, 2019. From Broome in the Kimberley, guests will enjoy an overnight in the Buccaneer Archipelago Region and an overnight in the Hunter River Region, before discovering the beauty of King George River, Wyndham, and Saumlaki in Indonesia, prior to arriving in Darwin.
“Many travellers who visit the Kimberley Coast share the opinion that it is a life-changing destination,” says Adam Armstrong, Silversea’s Managing Director for Australia & New Zealand. “This remote and unspoiled region is a truly unique place that is best explored by ship. Silversea’s trademark level of comfort and exemplary service complement the immersive experiences on offer to make these expedition voyages unforgettable for guests.”
Aboard Silver Discoverer, as on all other ships in Silversea’s fleet, guests enjoy ocean-view suites, sumptuous cuisine, and the personalized service of a butler. Enriching the experience are such all-inclusive amenities as complimentary premium wines and spirits, speciality coffees, bottled water, juices and soft drinks served throughout the ship; an in-suite bar, stocked with guests' preferences; in-suite 24-hour dining; and unlimited complimentary Wi-Fi.
Cruise Destination Information for the Above Silversea Voyages

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Sample Over 150 of the World’s Most Popular Wines at Tropicana’s Annual Wine Festival

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Below is the official the Press Release from The Tropicana Atlantic City

Sample Over 150 of the
World’s Most Popular Wines at
Tropicana’s Annual Wine Festival

Saturday, February 23 — wine sampling, shopping, and MORE

Source: Tropicana Atlantic City / Eldorado Resorts

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (January 15, 2019) – Sample over 150 of the world’s most popular wines at Tropicana Atlantic City’s Wines From Around the World Festival taking place Saturday, February 23 from noon – 6 p.m. in the Grand Exhibition Center, 4th Floor South Tower.

The festival features wineries from the United States, New Zealand, Italy, France, Argentina, Uruguay, Australia, South Africa and more. Featured wineries include, but are not limited to, Artesa, Ruffino, Kim Crawford, Simi, Francis Coppola, Ferrari-Carano, Masi, Vistalba, Paul Goerg,

Guests can also enjoy artisan crafters, delicious food available for purchase, and live entertainment. Wines will be available for purchase by the bottle or case.

Admission includes a souvenir wine glass. Tickets, $30 in advance and $35 at the door, will be available for purchase at the Tropicana Box Office and via Ticketmaster at Designated-driver tickets, $10, will be available at the door. Must be 21 to attend.

For more information about Tropicana’s Wines From Around the World Festival and other events, visit

About Tropicana Atlantic City
Tropicana Atlantic City is a 24-hour gaming destination located on the beach and Boardwalk. Featuring just under 2,400 hotel rooms and home of The Quarter, a 200,000-square-foot entertainment complex, Tropicana Atlantic City is the premier resort in Atlantic City. With over 25 restaurants, 25 shops, 20 bars and lounges, 4 pools, the Tropicana Showroom, an IMAX Theatre and a spa, Tropicana Atlantic City was highlighted as one of the “Coolest Casinos in the World” by PopSugar. Casino Player Magazine has voted the TROP ADVANTAGE® Club as the “Best Players Club” four years in a row. In 2018, Tropicana Atlantic City’s Cabana Five Bar & Pool Deck was named the “No. 2 Best Hotel Pool” in the Nation by USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards. Since 2013, Tropicana completed over $200 million in renovations, including its spectacular Multimedia Light and Sound Show, the addition of AtlantiCare LifeCenter Fitness, Garces restaurants, renovations to over 900 hotel rooms, casino and more.

Must be 21. Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER. For more information, visit www.tropicana.netor:

Monday, January 7, 2019

LIFEHOUSE headed to Hard Rock Atlantic City

LIFEHOUSE headed to Hard Rock Atlantic City

   Source: Hard Atlantic City
LIFEHOUSE Friday, April 12 8.p.m. Sound Waves 
** On Sale Friday, January 11 at 10 a.m.** 

1/8 – 1/10 – Bob Nelson - Howie Mandel’s Comedy Club 
1/15 – 1/17 – Tom Cotter - Howie Mandel’s Comedy Club 
1/19 – Alabama - Hard Rock Live @ Etess Arena 
1/22 – 1/24 – Tom Rhodes - Howie Mandel’s Comedy Club 
1/25 & 1/26 – KC & The Sunshine Band - Sound Waves   
1/29 – 1/31 – Mike Armstrong - Howie Mandel’s Comedy Club 
2/1 & 2/2 – XPerience Hard Rock: Tim McGraw - Hard Rock Live @ Etess Arena 2/5 – 2/7 – Jeff Dye - Howie Mandel’s Comedy Club 
2/8 & 2/9 – Frankie Valli - Hard Rock Live @ Etess Arena  
2/12 – 2/14 – Vinnie Brand - Howie Mandel’s Comedy Club 
2/16 – Cheap Trick - Sound Waves   
2/19 – 2/21 - Orny Adams - Howie Mandel’s Comedy Club 
2/22 & 2/23 – Joan Jett & The Blackhearts - Sound Waves   
2/26 – 2/28 – Janelle James - Howie Mandel’s Comedy Club 
3/2 – WWE Live: Road to Wrestlemania - Hard Rock Live @ Etess Arena  
3/15 – Kool & The Gang - Sound Waves   
3/22 & 3/23 - XPerience Hard Rock: Lionel Richie - Hard Rock Live @ Etess Arena 
3/30 – Mariah Carey - Hard Rock Live @ Etess Arena 
4/12 – Lifehouse - Sound Waves   
4/30/19-5/5/19 - Kinky Boots – Sound Waves    
5/11 – Kenny Chesney - Hard Rock Live @ Etess Arena 
5/31 & 6/1 – Kansas – Sound Waves   

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Sunday, January 6, 2019

The Iron Room in Atlantic City will Provide A Free Meal to Active Coast Guard Members

The Iron Room in Atlantic City will Provide A Free Meal to Active Coast Guard Members

Source: The Iron Room Atlantic City

Atlantic City, New Jersey—To show gratitude for their dedication and service, The Iron
Room on Albany Avenue in Atlantic City will offer all active Coast Guard members and
spouses a free dinner this Tuesday, January 8, Wednesday, January 9 and Thursday,
January 10 between 4:00 PM and 10:00 PM.

Members will receive the popular Midweek Special valued at $19.95. This week’s meal is
The Iron Room meatloaf with mushroom, pea and carrot hash, in a porcini veloute sauce. All
meals are made-to-order with the freshest ingredients by Executive Chef Kevin Cronin.

Mark Callazzo, Iron Room owner and entrepreneur, wants to ensure that the community is
taking care of Coast Guard members during the government shutdown. “The dedicated
men and women who serve our country deserve the greatest respect and honor.” “We have
stations in both Atlantic and Cape May Counties and the least I can do is make sure they
receive a delicious dinner while not getting paid.”

Coast Guard identification is required and the free dinner is good for one visit per member.
Drinks, cocktails, tax and gratuity are not included.

On Veterans Day, this past November, the Iron Room offered free burgers to all active and
retired military members.

Upcoming events at The Iron Room include We’ve Got Your Alibi, this Wednesday, January
9, from 6:00 PM- 8:00 PM in the lounge area. Executive Chef Kevin Cronin will pair 5
delicious tapas with 5 different Alibi Gin craft cocktails. The cost to attend is $50. 

Whiskey,Rum and Donuts will be held on Monday, January 21 from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Famous
pastry chef and owner of MADE Chocolate Bar, Deb Pellegrino, will bake 5 different donuts
that will be paired with a flight of upscale whiskeys and a rum. The cost to attend is $40.
For more information about The Iron Room and to make a reservation call (609) 348- 6400
or visit
The Iron Room is a restaurant, bar and lounge that celebrates Atlantic City’s past, present
and future with seasonal, globally inspired new American plates. They also have one of the
most impressive wine and spirits collection in the country. The Iron Room is located at 648
North Albany Ave., across from Surf Stadium.

Thursday, January 3, 2019





Source: Hard Rock Hotel Atlantic City

ATLANTIC CITY — January 3, 2018 — The boardwalk in Atlantic City will once again host a major championship combat sports event in 2019.

Cage Fury Fighting Championships (CFFC), one of the industry’s leading developmental MMA organizations, announced today that it will host a championship card on Saturday, Feb. 16 at Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City. The event, which features two CFFC title fights, will be broadcast live on UFC FIGHT PASS, with veteran broadcasterMike Gill and international superstar CM Punk returning to call the action.

In the night’s main event, reigning CFFC welterweight champion Sean Brady (Philadelphia, Pa., 9-0) defends his title against Taj Abdul Hakim (Queens, N.Y., 8-1). With a win, the undefeated and versatile Brady looks to cement his place as one of the best welterweights in CFFC history. Meanwhile, the dangerous Abdul Hakim is fresh off a victory over Marco Smallman at CFFC 71 and determined to end Brady’s run atop CFFC’s talent-rich 170-pound division.

In addition to the welterweight title fight, a pair of gifted submission artists collide in the night’s championship co-main event. Mike Wilcox (Philadelphia, Pa., 6-3) battles Kyle Daukaus(Philadelphia, Pa., 4-0) for the vacant CFFC middleweight crown, which was last held by UFC star Anthony Smith.

Wilcox – a former NCAA Division III National Champion wrestler at Delaware Valley College – has won four of his last five contests, all by first-round submission. Like Wilcox, Daukaus is a grappling ace, with all four of his pro wins coming by way of submission. Both fighters in this title fight look to follow in the footsteps of Smith, one of UFC’s fastest rising stars who holds wins over the likes of MMA legends Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and Rashad Evans.

Tickets for this incredible night of championship fights are available NOW at and the Hard Rock Live Box Office. Additional bouts for this card will be announced in the coming weeks.

“The boardwalk in Atlantic City has hosted some of the greatest fights in the history of combat sports and we look forward to carrying on that tradition with our new partners at Hard Rock,” said Rob Haydak, President of CFFC.  “Joe Lupo and his team are doing a remarkable job in positioning Hard Rock as one of the best properties in the country for gaming, dining, nightlife and entertainment. We couldn’t be more excited to bring two CFFC championship fights to Hard Rock as we look to once again deliver the best regional MMA fights in the industry.”

Joe Lupo, President, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City stated, “We could not be more excited to host Cage Fury Fighting Championship at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City this February 16th. Building a relationship with a premier MMA organization to host the first of many CFFC events at Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena for our fight fans to enjoy on the Boardwalk speaks to our continued commitment to world-class entertainment.”

For more information, visit


Considered one of the best regional, developmental mixed martial arts organizations in the industry, Cage Fury Fighting Championships (CFFC) hosts events across the United States with an emphasis on cultivating the best and brightest talent in the sport. CFFC events are broadcast live on UFC FIGHT PASS, the leading digital subscription service for fight fans.

Founded in 2006, CFFC has served as home to a variety of UFC stars, including Anthony Smith, Jimmie Rivera, Aljamain Sterling, Kimbo Slice, Paul Felder, Jim Miller, Nick Catone, Lyman Good, Katlyn Chookagian, Shane Burgos and Jared Gordon.

Led by its respected President Rob Haydak, CFFC’s executive team consists of sports and entertainment industry executives who have worked for some of the most prestigious brands in the world. For more information, visit

Philadelphia Phillies and Live Nation Celebrate the First Music Franchise of the Philadelphia Phillies

Billy Joel Named the First Stadium Residency to Perform For A Record-Breaking Sixth Consecutive Year
FRIDAY, MAY 24 | 2019
Public on-sale Friday, January 11th at 10AM

Source: Live Nation Received 1/3/18

PHILADELPHIA, PA – The Philadelphia Phillies and Live Nation Philadelphia today announced Billy Joel will be honored with the first music franchise at Citizens Bank Park. His return to Citizens Bank Park on Friday, May 24, 2019, will continue his stadium residency.

As part of the residency, the Phillies will have a special kiosk set up to offer Billy Joel tour merchandise for sale during all home games in May. In celebration of this announcement, the Phillies are offering a key to Citizens Bank Park to Billy Joel to mark this occasion.

Billy Joel, who will celebrate his 70th birthday on May 9, 2019, is the first artist to perform for a record-breaking six consecutive years at the Phillies Ballpark and he holds the record for the most live performances by any artist in the venue’s 15-year history. 

“Billy Joel’s past performances at Citizens Bank Park have been exceptional which is why his fans in Philadelphia return year after year,” said Phillies Executive Vice President David Buck.  “In addition to being thrilled that he will perform again at Citizens Bank Park in 2019, we are also honored that Billy has chosen our ballpark as his residency.  That speaks volumes about his personal connection with our city.”

American Express cardmembers will have first access to presale tickets for the May 24th show from Monday, January 7th at 10:00AM (EST) through Thursday, January 10th at 10:00PM (EST). Presale ticket access will also be available for the May show through Ticketmaster Verified Fan®. By collaborating with Verified Fan, we can create a safe and reliable shopping experience, and protect the fans from those who are using malicious technology to access tickets. Verified Fan registration opens on Thursday, January 3rd at 12:00PM (EST) and continues until Sunday, January 6th at 12:00AM (EST).  

The Verified Fan presale will run on Monday, January 7th at 10:00AM (EST) through Thursday, January 10th at 10:00PM (EST). A simple registration is all it takes to participate. For more information and to register, visit Tickets for the May show will be available for purchase by the general public beginning at 10:00AM (EST) on Friday, January 11th via and by calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000.

In November 2014, Billy Joel received both The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song which honors living musical artists’ lifetime achievement in promoting the genre of song as a vehicle of cultural understanding; entertaining and informing audiences; and inspiring new generations, and the once-in-a-century ASCAP Centennial Award, which is presented to American music icons in recognition of their incomparable accomplishments in their respective music genres and beyond.

Joel received The Kennedy Center Honors, one of the United States' top cultural awards, in December 2013. He is also the recipient of six GRAMMY® Awards, including the prestigious Grammy Legend Award. Joel has been inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and has received numerous industry awards including a TONY AWARD for "Movin' Out," a Broadway musical based on Joel’s music. For his accomplishments as a musician and as a humanitarian, Joel was honored as the 2002 MusiCares Person Of The Year by the MusiCares Foundation and the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences.

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Thursday, December 27, 2018

Chubby Checker To Perform At Resorts Casino Hotel

Chubby Checker To Perform At Resorts Casino Hotel
 Source: Resorts Casino Hotel Atlantic City
Join Chubby Checker and the WILDCATS as they bring iconic 60s Rock ‘n Roll to the Superstar Theater at Resorts Casino Hotel on Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 8:00pm.
Ticket prices are $55.00, $45.00, and $35.00 and are on sale now through Ticketmaster at or by calling 1.800.745.3000. Tickets will also be available at the Resorts’ Box Office.
Chubby Checker.jpgChubby Checker is the only artist to have a song reach #1 on the U.S. best seller charts twice with the 1960s huge smash, “The Twist”. While spending an amazing nine months total on the charts, “The Twist” introduced the concept of “dancing apart to the beat”, and inspired hit songs like “Peppermint Twist”, “Twist & Shout”, and “Twistin’ the Night Away”. “The Twist” also inspired dances like “The Jerk”, “The Hully Gully”, “The Boogaloo”, “The Shake”, and more.
Other hits from Chubby Checker include “Party Time”, “Birdland” and “Twist It Up”. Eventually, Chubby Checker’s movements were incorporated into all songs that had a beat, creating “The Boogie” movement, a fixture in Rock ‘n Roll and popular music during the 1960s.
The platinum-selling artist has never slowed down over the years with 9 double-sided hits, continuous touring, and his lucrative snack food business dedicated to commemorating over 50 years of “The Twist”. On October 10, 2018, Chubby Checker was honored as Casino Entertainer of the Year.
The resort that brought gaming to Atlantic City in 1978, Resorts Casino Hotel, a Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment Property, is at the top of its game today, offering world-class casino action in a relaxed environment that keeps the focus on fun. Resorts Casino Hotel made history as the first American casino outside of Nevada and recently celebrated a major milestone – their 40th anniversary in May 2018. Winner of 21 Casino Player Magazine 2018 “Best of Gaming Awards,” Resorts Casino Hotel has undergone $100 million in renovations, including the all new state-of-the-art Resorts Conference Center, a large $25 million room renovation project and the $35 million Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville themed entertainment complex with the only beach bar, Landshark Bar and Grill, on the Atlantic City sand open – year round.
Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment assumed management of Resorts Casino Hotel in 2012, a move that has set the stage for its return as the most exciting gaming destination in Atlantic City. Boasting a prime location spanning 11 acres at the northern end of the famed Atlantic City Boardwalk, the resort features 942 guest rooms and suites in two hotel towers, an 80,000-square-foot casino, two theaters, 10 restaurants, a food court featuring six eateries, two VIP slot and table player lounges, a casino bar, indoor-outdoor swimming pool, health club and spa, salon, and retail shops. Its 64,000 square feet of technologically advanced meeting space includes 24 meeting and function rooms, most featuring natural light and ocean views, and a 13,000-square-foot ballroom. For more information, visit our website or call 1.800.334.6378. Connect with us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter or Instagram and view us on Youtube.
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Thursday, December 20, 2018

Ice-classed And Enhanced: Silversea Announces Plans For Additional Refurbishment Of Silver Wind

Ice-classed And Enhanced: Silversea Announces Plans For Additional Refurbishment Of Silver Wind

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Below is news on Silver Winds Additional Refurbishment
Source: Silversea Cruises


Silversea Luxury Cruises - Press Release December 2018

(Miami, FL – December 19, 2018) Silversea Cruises announces plans for a second extensive refurbishment of Silver Wind, completing the major refurbishment project started in December 2018. The second dry dock period, which is scheduled for summer 2020, will give the ship ice-class classification and improved cruising versatility, as well as a number of improvements to the vessel’s interior. As a result, Silver Wind will unlock a broader range of deep travel experiences for guests in ultimate comfort, cruising both classic and expedition itineraries.
Part of Project Invictus – a long-term plan to grow and improve Silversea’s already luxurious fleet of ships – the second extensive refurbishment ofSilver Wind will begin in August 2020. As well as benefitting from a strengthened ice-class hull, new state-of-the-art equipment for cruising in remote regions, a fleet of Zodiacs and kayaks for on-water exploration, and an upgraded theatre, the second extensive refurbishment will enhance  the ship’s comfort and Silversea’s hallmarks of luxury: all suites will undergo another full upgrade; the Spa & Salon will each be completely refurbished; the Reception/Atrium will be overhauled; and additional improvements will be made to La Dame, La Terrazza, the Main Bar, the Observation Lounge, the Panorama Lounge, the Pool Bar, public bathrooms, and the Theatre, among other spaces. Accommodating fewer guests (just 254) and retaining her characteristic sense of small-ship intimacy, Silver Wind will offer higher space ratios, a higher crew-to-guest ratio, and more upper suites, among other enhancements.
Silver Wind will continue to take guests closer to the authentic beauty of the world’s iconic destinations, such as the Caribbean and the Mediterranean. In the Caribbean, the ship will continue to visit renowned ports, such as San Juan, Barbados and St. Barthelemy, while her intimate size will also enable her to unlock smaller ports, including Bequia, Anguilla and Les Saintes. Mediterranean favourites, such as Venice, Monte Carlo and Barcelona, will also continue to feature on the ship’s sailed itineraries, along with more secluded destinations like Syros, Mljet, and Antibes.
Silver Wind will also journey to extraordinary expedition destinations, including the Arctic and Antarctica. The enhanced ship will resume service on November 10, 2020, embarking on her inaugural season in Antarctica.
Sample voyages from Silver Wind’s inaugural season to Antarctica will include:
  • WI201121014 - Departing Ushuaia on November 21, 2020, on a 15-day roundtrip voyage, Silver Wind will spend a day at sea before calling at the Falkland Islands, the Drake Passage, Antarctic Sound, the Antarctic Peninsula, and the South Shetland Islands, before returning to Ushuaia via the Drake Passage. The ship’s first voyage in Antarctica will offer an array of unforgettable deep travel experiences: as well as penguins, seals, and a number of rare bird species, guests will have the chance to witness whales in their natural habitat. Zodiac and kayak tours led by Silversea’s Expedition Team will enrich the experience for guests.
  • WI201205014 - The newly refurbished Silver Wind will follow the same itinerary from December 5, 2020, returning to Ushuaia on December 19. Enhanced by the presence of Silversea’s industry-leading Expedition Team – who will embellish the itinerary with a range of lectures, workshops and immersive shore excursions – the 15-day roundtrip voyage will offer an unforgettable journey to the last continent, in ultimate comfort.  

As part of the 2018 refurbishment, Silver Wind’s interior public spaces underwent extensive renovations: the Show Lounge, the Restaurant, the Card and Conference Room, and the Library have each been comprehensively revamped. New carpets throughout the ship and refurbished corridors have also invigorated public spaces. All guest suites have been upgraded and balcony floors have been enhanced. Outdoors, decks have been renovated and furniture has been replaced.
"We are delighted to announce that our beloved Silver Wind will undergo a further extensive refurbishment in the summer of 2020, completing the enhancements made in December 2018," says Roberto Martinoli, Silversea's CEO. “Evolving the ship into an ice-class vessel, complete with Zodiacs and kayaks, will diversify her offering for our guests: she will be capable of unlocking deep travel experiences in both classic and expedition destinations, from the Caribbean to Antarctica, and everywhere in between.”
The announcement of Silver Wind’s second refurbishment follows the news that Silversea Cruises has signed agreements for three new ultra-luxury ships. Guests can also expect more enhancements to Silversea’s rapidly growing fleet in the near future.

About SilverseaSilversea Cruises, in which Manfredi Lefebvre d'Ovidio serves as Executive Chairman, is recognized as an innovator in the ultra-luxury cruise line industry, offering guests large-ship amenities aboard its intimate, all-suite vessels: Silver Wind, Silver Shadow, Silver Whisper, Silver Spirit and Silver Muse – all designed to offer an atmosphere of conviviality and casual elegance. With the inclusion of the expedition ships Silver Explorer, Silver Galapagos, Silver Discoverer, and with Silver Cloud recently joining the Expedition fleet, Silversea's itineraries encompass all seven continents and feature worldwide luxury cruises to the Mediterranean, Caribbean, both Polar Regions and hundreds of fascinating destinations in between. Silversea is also looking forward to the launch of five new ultra-luxury ships. 



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Below is the official media release about Flight Dare To Dream from 
Royal Caribbean International

Source: Royal Caribbean International

Astronaut Clayton C. Anderson Informs New Show ‘Flight,’ Featuring Simulation of Zero Gravity in the First-Ever Stage Replica of the International Space Station

MIAMI, Nov. 20, 2018 – Royal Caribbean International continues to push the boundaries of what’s possible in entertainment with the debut of cutting-edge productions on stage, in the air, under water and on ice on board Symphony of the Seas. Headlining the playbill is the all-new show ‘Flight: Dare to Dream,’ a one-of-a-kind journey through the past, present and future of air travel and space exploration that makes history as one of the most ambitious stage productions to date. Guests take off on a spectacular adventure through time, chronicling key milestones in aeronautics, beginning with the first leisure voyage to Mars and ending with a stunning homage to the Wright Brothers’ first flight at Kitty Hawk.  
A Royal Caribbean Productions original, ‘Flight: Dare to Dream’ introduces cutting-edge 3D flying technology, video and automation to the 1,401-seat Royal Theater. Going where no stage has gone before, space and zero gravity is simulated as actors “float” within a detailed replica of the International Space Station (ISS). The first theater set piece of its kind, the detailed design of Royal Caribbean’s ISS was informed by Astronaut Clayton C. Anderson, who lived 167 days in space and completed 38 hours and 28 minutes over 6 spacewalks in two separate missions. Coinciding with the 20th anniversary of the first launch of the ISS into space, Royal Caribbean shares a behind-the-scenes look into the making of ‘Flight.’
“I’m thrilled to have had the opportunity to relive my five months aboard the International Space Station for this out-of-this-world Royal Caribbean production,” said Clayton C. Anderson, U.S. astronaut, author & speaker. “I worked with Royal Caribbean to ensure the show’s zero gravity simulation, and appearance of the ISS replica were as true to life as possible to further enhance the show’s wow factor.”
Royal Caribbean Productions is the first team to consult with an astronaut that lived in space for a live theatrical production. Complex, high-impact choreography and production also take form in 3D flying with a custom-built recreation of the Wright Flyer that takes off into the house; the set piece has a 22-foot wingspan and single-seat “cockpit.” 
“We continue to push the envelope with high-tech, immersive entertainment at Royal Caribbean, and we couldn’t be prouder of how ‘Flight: Dare to Dream’ has brought to life the awe and wonder of flying,” said Nick Weir, Vice President, Entertainment, Royal Caribbean International. “Guests from 5 to 95 years old will not believe their eyes, as all our shows onboard Symphony of the Seas capture their imagination and create jaw-dropping I-can’t-believe-that-just-happened moments they won’t soon forget.”
Three additional headline shows across three distinct stage venues on Symphony of the Seasinclude:
  • 1977 in Studio B is the continuation to “1877,” the ice-skating show introduced on sister-ship Harmony of the Seas, featuring the time-traveling hero, Tempus. In his latest adventure, Tempus heads to London where a mysterious jewel thief with special powers has stolen the Queen’s crown jewels on the eve of her Silver Jubilee. Timing is everything in this imaginative original ice show, featuring 48 perfectly choreographed performing drones, high-tech 5K projection mapping images that bring the ‘70s to life on the ice.
  • Hairspray, a guest favorite, gets a makeover for Symphony of the Seas with new choreography and staging of the Tony Award- winning musical. The larger-than-life, Royal Caribbean Productions’ original introduces revolutionary set design, taking the story of loveable teen Tracy Turnblad in 1960s Baltimore, to the next level.
  • HiRO raises the bar on Royal Caribbean’s aqua shows with more high flying feats, unexpected stunts and extraordinary acrobatics than ever before. Brought to life by the world’s best extreme-sport athletes, HiRO pushes the limits of an outdoor theatrical production with cutting-edge technology and choreography; no two shows are the same, making it worth seeing twice. The show features 3D flying technology used by aerialists as they literally soar above the crowd, plus acrobats and professional divers.
Cutting-Edge Entertainment Venues on Symphony
  • The AquaTheater on Symphony of the Seas is the distinct high diving, acrobatic performance space found only on Royal Caribbean’s Oasis Class of ships, featuring an open-air amphitheater overlooking the ocean and a performance pool – the deepest at seas – with hydraulic lifts and 10-meter diving platforms.
  • Ice shows at Studio B pair world-class skaters performing extraordinary skills against stunning multimedia visuals and audio. Guests watch as the surface of the ice rink transforms before their very eyes, blending fantasy with reality.
  • The Royal Theater is a spectacular, state-of-the-art space seating 1,401 guests, and enlisting cutting-edge technology to create a performance environment that is enthralling and immersive.
Symphony of the Seas made her North America debut on Nov. 9, 2018, sailing into her new homeport in Miami, Fla.  Beginning Nov. 17, the adventure-packed ship sails 7-night Eastern and Western Caribbean voyages from the state-of-the-art new Terminal A at PortMiami
Symphony combines the iconic seven-neighborhood concept that sister ships Harmony, Oasis and Allure of the Seas are known for, with some of the most modern and groundbreaking amenities and offerings that appeal to guests of all ages. 
About Astronaut Clayton C. Anderson Succeeding in one of the most difficult and coveted jobs in the world through perseverance and a never-give-up mantra, Anderson employs NASA’s “Plan, Train and Fly (Execute)” philosophy to all his speaking engagements and projects.  Coupled with lessons learned in the areas of leadership, persistence, and passion, he provides unique and “out of this world” insights for those seeking to achieve practical execution.
Clay’s AWARD WINNING book, The Ordinary Spaceman: From Boyhood Dreams to Astronaut, children's books A is for Astronaut: Blasting Through the Alphabet and It's a Question of Space: An Ordinary Astronaut's Answers to Sometimes Extraordinary Questions and a special "Astronaut Edition" Fisher Space Pen are available at For speaking events please reach out at and follow Clay on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, using @Astro_Clay  #WeBelieveInAstronauts
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