Starboard Cruise Services is bringing a distinct blend of renowned brands, limited editions, artisanal goods and exclusive local treasures from around the world onboard Silversea Cruises’ newest ship, Silver Moon.
Sailing from Greece, the long-awaited flagship welcomed its first guests on June 18, and will offer locally crafted creations reflective of the Eastern Mediterranean voyage.
“We collaborated with Silversea Cruises to design a retail experience to spark voyagers’ wanderlust with exclusive artisanal creations not found back home,” says Lisa Bauer, Starboard’s President and CEO. “The focus on locally sourced offerings will appeal to Silversea guests’ love of travel, sense of curiosity and desire for adventure.”
Silver Moon’s retail program is the first designed by Starboard’s Luxury Division, which was launched to deliver bespoke vacation experiential retail that cultivates unique memories for sophisticated, experienced, affluent travelers.
Designed as an intimate, ultra-luxury ship, the retail space onboard Silver Moon features three boutiques displaying jewelry, apparel, handbags, fragrances, cosmetics, travel essentials and other unique offerings.
Artisanal, authentic mementos and experiences
The specially curated destination shopping will debut on Silver Moon and then expand fleetwide, including a rotation of distinct assortments sourced from Silversea’s over 900 ports-of-call. Guests can discover local handcrafted and artisanal products from the Greek Isles such as accessories made from recycled olive wood; embroidered hats, tops and kaftans; and extra virgin olive oil, natural cosmetics and body soaps.
Featured Mediterranean offerings include one-of-a-kind hand-crafted pieces from the Red Coral Artisanal Jewelry Collection. This jewelry originates from atrophied coral whose color was transformed by a massive volcanic eruption over 100 years ago off the coast of Sicily.
“The debut of Silver Moon signals a new era of ultra-luxury travel, and the retail program Starboard designed contributes to that narrative,” says Roberto Martinoli, Silversea’s President and CEO. “The artisanal shopping aligns with the ship’s exclusivity – intimate experience – enhancing the onboard guest journey.”
Silver Moon will sail a series of 10-night Greek Isles trips with calls to Santorini, Paros, Mykonos, Crete, and Cyprus.