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Old January 12th, 2001, 06:08 AM
Todd Feldman
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Dear fellow cruisemates:

We are a professional, gay couple (I'm a lawyer, American, 38; my partner is an ophthalmologist, Spanish, 32). We both live in Madrid, Spain.

As an extended Easter holiday, we are considering the Silver Shadow April 2, 2001Seychelles cruise plus the 4 day post cruise safari.

My question is whether we'll feel comfortable on this trip, since I have heard that Silversea attracts a much older, formal crowd. While this type of crowd suits most European and other itineraries, my instincts say that the Seychelles might attract a younger, more active crowd (I assume one goes to the Seychelles to go diving, snorkeling, bask on pristine beaches, etc., and not to sit on the beach in your tuxedo while eating caviar).

The idea of a cruise attracts us because this is an area of the world we have always longed to see, except that the air and land arrangements to visit the Seychelles never seem to be convenient.

We have also always wanted to do the safari, and think it would be a marvelous opportunity to combine both trips.

We love the finer things in life and luxury travel, but are hoping that this cruise/tour, in particular, might be a bit more active than what we have been told about Silversea.

We would appreciate opinions and advice from fellow cruisemates.

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Todd Feldman
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Old January 13th, 2001, 02:16 PM
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Todd:
Have you heard from any one? I'm very interested to hear how your trip goes.

Joe
New Orleans, LATodd Feldman wrote:
>
> Dear fellow cruisemates:
>
> We are a professional, gay couple (I'm a lawyer, American,
> 38; my partner is an ophthalmologist, Spanish, 32). We both
> live in Madrid, Spain.
>
> As an extended Easter holiday, we are considering the Silver
> Shadow April 2, 2001Seychelles cruise plus the 4 day post
> cruise safari.
>
> My question is whether we'll feel comfortable on this trip,
> since I have heard that Silversea attracts a much older,
> formal crowd. While this type of crowd suits most European
> and other itineraries, my instincts say that the Seychelles
> might attract a younger, more active crowd (I assume one goes
> to the Seychelles to go diving, snorkeling, bask on pristine
> beaches, etc., and not to sit on the beach in your tuxedo
> while eating caviar).
>
> The idea of a cruise attracts us because this is an area of
> the world we have always longed to see, except that the air
> and land arrangements to visit the Seychelles never seem to
> be convenient.
>
> We have also always wanted to do the safari, and think it
> would be a marvelous opportunity to combine both trips.
>
> We love the finer things in life and luxury travel, but are
> hoping that this cruise/tour, in particular, might be a bit
> more active than what we have been told about Silversea.
>
> We would appreciate opinions and advice from fellow
> cruisemates.
>
> Regards,
>
> Todd Feldman
> Madrid
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Old January 27th, 2001, 07:57 AM
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You will love Silversea cruises! I've sailed twice (age: late 40's) and while I was one of the younger passengers, there were other couples below sixty as well. But everyone, no matter what age, seems to bond on these ships. These are well traveled folks and quite sophisticated. You'll find plenty of Europeans, I'm sure, among the passengers.

Gay couples are common today on all ships, especially the luxury vessels. You'll feel right at home...the staff is very warm, not distant, and passengers intermingle a lot.

A fantastic itinerary ... I'd grab it in a second.

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Old January 30th, 2002, 03:40 PM
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Todd,

Do let us know if you get a response as myself and my partner, me 41, him 37 are planning on going on the Rome-Lisbon cruise in October and were wondering the same thing.... We have cruised on RCL and Princess and had great experiences on both... but would love to hear more about SilverSea since it is a much more intimate cruise line...

THanks,
Jim
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Old April 30th, 2002, 04:35 PM
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Todd,
You should be back by now ( I think). How was it? My partner and I have been thinking of that exact itinerary for our anniversary next year. I'll be 40, he'll be 44. Would love to hear a full blown review if you have the time.

Thanks,
Rick
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Old May 19th, 2004, 01:37 PM
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There are some gay couples, and other passengers are sophisticated. So you'll fit right in. The only problem is that your vacation budget has just gone up. Silversea will spoil you for any other cruise line. You can't go back to Princess and RCL after Silversea.
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