Cruise Critic Announces Partnership with Silversea Cruises

          Cruise Critic Announces Partnership with Silversea Cruises

Launches Meet & Mingle program on Silversea ships

PR Newswire

PENNINGTON, N.J., May 15, 2013

PENNINGTON, N.J., May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cruise Critic®
(, the leading cruise review site, and the world's
largest community of cruisers, has expanded its list of Meet & Mingle program
partners to include Silversea Cruises. Cruise Critic's popular Meet & Mingle
parties provide members with the opportunity to meet fellow cruisers they have
connected with on the site's cruise forums.

Meet & Mingle parties are now available on all Silversea sailings, and include
a member-exclusive cocktail party, with hors d'oeuvres and a private bar, at
no additional cost to attendees. Silversea Meet & Mingle parties are offered
to any group of six or more guests who have registered for the event through
the Cruise Critic Web site.

"We're thrilled to partner with Silversea to offer Meet & Mingle parties to
our members onboard," says Kathleen Tucker, Cruise Critic's President and
Founder. "Our members will often chat online for more than a year before they
set sail, so an organized meet up is a fantastic way to start their cruise."

Adds Ellen Bettridge, Silversea's President of the Americas, "Meet & Mingle
parties are a great opportunity for Cruise Critic members to connect with each
other at sea. We're delighted to participate in this program and enhance the
cruise experience for our guests who are members of the Cruise Critic

This is the fifth cruise line to offer an official Meet & Mingle program to
Cruise Critic members. Cruise Critic has similar agreements in place with
Azamara, Celebrity, Crystal and Royal Caribbean cruise lines.

About Cruise Critic
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for cruise travelers, from first-time cruisers to avid cruise enthusiasts. The
site features more than 100,000 cruise reviews and hosts the world's largest
online cruise community where travelers share experiences and opinions with
fellow cruisers. Cruise Critic was the first consumer cruise site on the
Internet, launched in October 1995 by The Independent Traveler, Inc., a
subsidiary of TripAdvisor, Inc.

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About Silversea Cruises
Silversea Cruises, which is chaired by Manfredi Lefebvre d'Ovidio, is
recognized as an innovator in the luxury cruise line industry, offering guests
large-ship amenities aboard its intimate, all-suite vessels: Silver Cloud,
Silver Wind, Silver Shadow, Silver Whisper and Silver Spirit – all designed to
offer an atmosphere of conviviality and casual elegance. With the inclusion of
the expedition ships Silver Explorer and Silver Galapagos (debuting late
2013), Silversea Cruises' itineraries encompass all seven continents and
feature worldwide luxury cruises to the Mediterranean, Caribbean, both polar
regions and over 500 fascinating destinations in between.

© 2013 The Independent Traveler, Inc. All rights reserved.

Media Contact:
Carrie Gonzalez, Cruise Critic
609-730-9155 ext. 231

SOURCE Cruise Critic

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