Book chronicles 25 years of the innovative luxury line
By Patti Pietschmann Travel Diva
If you’re a Silversea repeat passenger you might enjoy reading Sailing through History: A Family Dynasty. The book chronicles the cruise line’s heritage through the eyes of its founding Lefebvre family. It is available on all Silversea’s ships.
“I am proud to share the Lefebvre family history, and that of Silversea Cruises,” says Manfredi Lefebvre d’Ovidio, Executive Chairman of Silversea Cruises.
“Our cruise line relies on generations of maritime experience and a history of innovation. The book intends to honor my father and our ancestors. It celebrates the distinguished heritage responsible for Silversea Cruises’ status as the industry leader.”
A chronological history
The book is contains anecdotes spanning from sixteenth-century France to Royal Caribbean’s acquisition of Silversea shares in 2018. It chronicles the family’s royal connections, its social prominence, and commercial accomplishments
It’s fascinating learning how Antonio Lefebvre makes his dream come true. The book illustrates Lefebvre’s creative, pioneering spirit that launched the cruise line in Monaco in 1994. In 2001, Lefebvre’s son Manfredi Lefebvre d’Ovidio took over the company.
A dream come true
.Antonio Lefebvre’s dream for Silversea Cruises is reaching fruition. His dream was for a dozen ships. Today there are eight wit five more on the horizon.