In a rare and remarkable architectural feat, Silversea’s Silver Sprit was lengthened by about 49-feet … down the middle. Yes, apparently a cruise ship can be cut in half and rebuilt with laser-precision. The more than 36,000-ton ship was dissected in half to make way for the all-new midsection placement in an impressive expansion process.
The redesign upgraded the ship’s interior design, function and overall quality level for cruisers. Seldom attempted and rarely accomplished in maritime architecture, Silver Spirit’s unique upgrade is one of a kind and well worth the wait — especially considering the upgrades it allotted for travelers.
Hit the pool area on the sky deck, upgraded from 98 to 150 feet. Check out the all-new fitness area and free-weight room alongside the pool and cool down with a swim. Enjoy some poolside lounging in the sun or seek out some professional relaxation assistance at the Zagara Spa, an all-new wellness center with upgraded treatments and services.
Families looking for fine dining, European exploration, relaxing spas and striking design, the new-and-improved Silver Spirit is the ideal vessel. Discover the ship’s eight all-new restaurants in a variety of cuisine options from La Dame, La Terrazza, Spaccana, Atlantide, Indochine, Silver Note, Spaccanapoli and The Grill in addition to Seishin, in existence before the expansion. Departing May 6, Silver Spirit will traverse the pristine waters between Rome, Italy, and Barcelona, Spain, on a seven-day journey.
The midsection rejuvenation is just one aspect of the ship’s overhaul. Expect chic design and sophistication throughout the entire vessel from upgraded suites to public spaces including Dolce Vita and The Arts Café. The two venues offer swanky lounge accommodations for guests to mingle while enjoying live entertainment and various events.
Enjoy the vessel’s impressive upgrades while exploring Portofino, Italy, or hold out for the 12-day Lisbon, Portugal, excursion, May 22, to London, Greenwich. Peruse the full destination list and luxury excursions here while planning your summer family cruise or couples’ getaway.
With cooler weather and fall colors on its way, it’s time to plan your fall family travels. Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resort PA Wilds in Mansfield is the perfect destination, and with both scary and not-so-scary events, kids and parents alike can celebrate the festive season with trick-or-treating, fall crafts, fun with the Yogi Bear characters and more.
United Airlines is in the midst of a major initiative to modernize its fleet over the next several years. After first announcing the plan in 2021, planes fitted with United’s signature interior are finally beginning to appear across the airline’s narrowbody fleet of Boeing and Airbus planes. United flyers are sure to notice these enhancements from the moment they step on board: Each new or updated plane sports remodeled seats, seatback entertainment screens for everyone, Bluetooth connectivity and more, all adding up to a better experience on every journey.
Oktoberfest is not all about beer. Although beer does play a major role, many of these German-themed fall festivals include activities fun for the whole family. You don’t need to travel to Munich to enjoy the oom-pah bands, lively dances, colorful Bavarian dress and traditional German foods; you can find them in almost all regions of the United States this October. Here are some good choices for families:
Rome is a city full of musts for visitors. You must visit the Colosseum, the Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps. And the list goes on, all the way down to trying gelato. No trip to Rome would be complete without the obligatory sweet treat, and for good reason. Gelato is delicious, refreshing and it comes in every flavor you can imagine. But while you can find it just about everywhere you turn in the Eternal City, it’s important to know not all gelatos are created equal. The city is brimming with fakes, and once you know how to tell the difference, not only will you see the fake stuff everywhere, but you will also refuse to settle for less than authentic.
As the only major U.S. airline to own a flight school, United Airlines already hit a major milestone, and now the carrier celebrates another important — and historic — step as the inaugural class of United Aviate Academy pilots graduates, leading the next generation of aviators. The 51 students in the graduating class were majority, at 80 percent, women and people of color — another stride toward United’s goal of training 5,000 new pilots by 2030 with half women or POC.
Looking for a unique, fun and educational activity for the kids during your next family travels? Well, Kidzania has you covered. Located in Dallas, Texas, this city is not only built for kids but also run by kids. It’s unlike any other entertainment parks; in Kidzania, kids learn useful knowledge, skills and experiences, all while having the chance to be independent.