Silversea vs Signature Collection by Gate 1 - Tour Companies Compared
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A fantastic family vacation5.0 June 2018
Traveling with Silversea on our Alaska cruise was just perfect. The sites, service, and overall feel were great. I will say, the food was somewhat lacking in my opinion, but the overall experience was spectacular.Read more
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A wonderful way to travel5.0 October 2017
Silversea is a wonderful way to see the world in comfort and luxury. I went with a large family group and they really took care of us. Would highly recommend, especially for multi-gen travel!
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Fantastic trip for my first luxury cruise5.0 July 2017
I took a Silversea cruise in Alaska a number of years ago with a big family group. It was my first cruise experience. What a wonderful one it was! The service was spectacular, the ship was spotless, and the excursions were impressively varied. Highly recommended!Read more
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|Tours||5 Trips||1 Trip|
|Average Trip Price Per Day||$ 826||$ 0|
|Operator Type||Small Ship & Expedition Cruise Line||Group Tour Operator|
|Size||Global Operator||Global Operator|
|Headquarters||Fort Lauderdale, FL United States||Fort Washington, Pennsylvania|
Founded in 1994, Silversea has been a major player in the world of luxury small ship cruising.
What Makes Them Stand Out?
For many years, Silversea has been the pinnacle of luxury cruising for the 50 + audience. They excel at providing an all-encompassing experience, from multiple restaurants and bars on board, extensive shore excursions, and attentive customer service.
Who Travels With Them?
Typically Silversea attracts older travelers seeking a high standard of luxury from their cruise experience. Activities and ambiance are all designed to appeal to an older crowd.
Where Do They Operate?
Silversea cruises sail to over 800 destinations on all seven continents. All cruises provide multiple and varied opportunities to go ashore.
Why Travel With Them?
For a relaxing and luxurious experience, where you have control over how adventurous or laid back you want to be, Silversea is a great option. Amenities include personalized service, large staterooms, and world class cuisine.
A unique collection of luxury trips designed by Gate 1 travel.
What Makes Gate 1 Signature Collection Stand Out?
These are luxury minded trips with a local focus. Guides are all local experts, from and living in the destination you’re visiting. Each itinerary features exclusive experiences. Groups are small and each day is full of activity but well balanced.
They focus on offering only a select group of trips in this special collection - allowing them the freedom to create truly spectacular itineraries - which include more inclusions in the price than their other collections.
The tagline is “More Luxury for Less”. These tours may not be in same luxury travel class if you’re used to Abercrombie & Kent, however where comfort and extravagance meets fun and busy travel days of sightseeing and tours, you’ll find Gate 1 Signature Collection.
Who Will Enjoy Traveling with Gate 1 Signature Collection?
Those travelers who are willing to spend a little bit more for a 4-5 star experience, will probably find a sweet spot with Gate 1 Signature tours. These trips tend to be attended by older travelers, in the 50+ range.
Don’t expect too much strenuous activity. You can expect easy paced walks, guided tours and lectures, and stops to explore interesting cultural sites and historical attractions.
While some of these cultural experiences, included in their “Signature Experiences”, are truly unique, be wary that many of these inclusions are fairly standard offerings - such as a hot air balloon ride over the African savannah. So the luxury experience of exclusivity you may be expecting is to be taken with a grain of salt. These tours offer wonderful experiences - but the destinations or activities are not always particularly uncommon or rare.
They currently don’t offer an overly extensive list of countries, but tours do go all over the world. This includes Central Europe, Spain, and the UK, Israel, Jordan and Morocco, Peru, Southeast Asia, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe.
Gate 1 Signature Collection Travel Style
Signature Collection tours with Gate 1 aim for comfort, ease, and unique cultural experiences. Like their other brands, Gate 1’s Signature Collection is about making sure your sightseeing is maximized, and the price is right for the experience.
Most sightseeing, meals, wifi, tips, and their “Signature Experiences” are included in the itinerary price - unlike Gate 1’s main brand which offers less inclusions. This type of itinerary more helpful to budget travelers wishing to pick and choose which activities they would like to pay for. Gate 1 Signature Tours, however, are best suited to those who want more inclusions and less hassle to have to decide on how to spend their travel time.
Why Choose a Tour with Gate 1 Signature Collection?
If you’re an older traveler looking for a boutique, comfortable, and well paced tour, the Signature tours may suit you very well. Travelers love the customer service, attention to detail, and depth of knowledge the guides bring to each day on the tour. There is also a good balance of free time and optional additional sightseeing opportunities.
All tours feature included “Signature Experiences” which are the main highlights that make the Signature Collection tours stand out from the other Gate 1 brands. These are unique excursions, usually with a strong cultural focus - such as an evening of Irish music in Galway, or a traditional dinner in the deserts of Morocco. They also often include lectures that explore a destinations history or a specific facet of the culture.