Meeting the needs of the time-pressed traveller, a series of ultra-luxury 7-day voyages exploring the world’s most exotic coasts have been curated by luxury cruise line Silversea.Crafted to appeal to the refined traveller, these luxurious itineraries are a veritable ‘express-degustation’ for those seeking to make the most of every minute of their precious holiday time.
In 5-star luxury, they all also include butler service with a diversity of casual and romantic dining venues serving regional delicacies, and gourmet cuisine inspired by Relais & Châteaux, premium wine, Champagne and spirits, sophisticated entertainment from live music to production shows, enrichment lecturers, destination consultants and complimentary transportation into town in most ports.
Handpicking some of the world’s most breathtaking destinations, Silversea cruises create unforgettable itineraries, a selection of which is outlined below:
The 7-day “Civitavecchia (Rome) to Barcelona” voyage embarking on November 2 brings the best of art, history, food and culture, exploring quaint ports in Spain, Italy, France and beyond. From Livorno, explore the Tuscan village of Lucca, or amble the Uffizi gallery in Florence. The journey continues to Monte Carlo, on the French Riviera, before heading to Marseille. In Menorca, reach the summit of Monte Toro, and sample wine from La Granja. Disembark in Barcelona on 9 November. Silver Privilege Fares from US$3,450 per person in a Vista Suite.
The eastern Mediterranean is explored in a 7-day voyage departing from Piraeus (Athens) on October 26 for Civitavecchia (Rome), priced US$3,850. Roman mosaics, Arab-Norman cathedrals and Greek temples—and that’s just the beginning of what you’ll experience on this cruise. The voyage stops at Katakolon (Olympia) to gaze at a temple that predates the Pyramids, before continuing to the ancient Greek outpost of Siracusa in Sicily and south to Malta, before sailing up the coast of western Italy to the ‘Eternal City’ of Rome.
The7-day “Timeless Alaska” voyage embarking on September 10 cruises between Vancouver and Seward (Anchorage) in Alaska with a feast for the senses exploring the Pacific Northwest. Weave your way through the Inside Passage to the Hubbard Glacier, enjoy everything from colorful totem poles of native tribes to the awe-inspiring site of roaring glaciers and close encounters with wildlife from whales to wolves in the Alaskan wilderness. Prices start from US$3,850 in a Vista Suite based on double occupancy.
For more information about 2015 expeditions, download brochures at http://www.silversea.com/