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Wine Series Voyages

On select Wine Series voyages, enjoy enlightening lectures, tastings of celebrated vintage blends and optional private tours to world-class wineries and cellars. An extensive selection of fine red and white wine pairings are suggested with lunch and dinner entrees, and are always complimentary.

Culinary Arts Voyages

Join contemporary guest chefs as they share their most tantalizing creations through special menus, demonstrations and interactive cooking classes. Escorted provisioning excursions to international markets will whet your appetite for a grand gourmet dinner, spotlighting the innovative and mouthwatering specialties of our international guest chefs.

For the Active Adventurer

Snorkeling in the Seychelles. Kayaking in Grand Cayman. Whitewater rafting in Chile. Exciting adventures await you on every voyage. Soar in a helicopter high above active volcanoes or glide over Luxor at dawn in a hot-air balloon. Bike through a lush Caribbean rainforest to a tranquil waterfall. Go four-wheeling across desert sands, horseback riding along Tuscany’s picturesque coast, or play a round of golf at Dubai’s famous greens. Sail alongside dolphins in a traditional Omani dhow, or board a Vietnamese junk as it traces a path through a wonderland of jade colored islets rising from the sea. Relive adventures of bravery through tales of exploration and challenge.

 

 

For the Art Aficionado

Silversea’s devotion to encircling guests in a world rich with artistic experiences begins onboard with carefully crafted entertainment showcasing international celebrities as well as regional artists. Expert guest lecturers enrich the voyage destination by interpreting the cultural influences on the mediums of music, dance, painting, sculpture and more.

For the Cultural Connoisseur

What makes a culture unique? What traditions do a nation’s people celebrate and how do their beliefs differ from our own? Silversea’s international itineraries attract guests and staff from across the globe, resulting in a uniquely cosmopolitan onboard atmosphere. A setting especially welcoming for the host of entertaining cultural specialists whose stories will enthrall and delight as they reveal answers to questions of instinctive curiosity.

For the Gourmet

The innovative Viking Cooking School aboard Silversea entertains and educates with a broad curriculum of tantalizing culinary events including inspiring demonstrations and dynamic cooking competitions. Then head ashore to cook under the expert guidance of world-renowned chefs at prestigious Relais & Châteaux – Relais Gourmand boutique restaurants. Or join optional excursions with opportunities to create Valencian paella, discover nouvelle twists on classical Chinese dishes, or learn the time-honored secrets of Vietnamese clay pot cooking. Specialized outings include such incredible experiences as a traditional African feast served in an exotic desert setting.

Silversea’s Culinary Arts Voyages highlight the passion and talents of renowned international guest chefs, whilst guests aboard Wine Series Voyages will savor every moment of wine tastings surrounded by lush vineyards and followed by private tours of world-class wine cellars from Bordeaux, France to Brisbane, Australia and Montevideo, Uruguay.

For the History Enthusiast

Excursions to Egypt’s pyramids. Spain’s Alhambra. Italy’s Pompeii. The lost cities of Machu Picchu and Tikal. The ancient ruins of Ephesus, Leptis Magna, Cyrene and Palmyra. Silversea’s destination specialists are experts at sparking your curiosity with legends and lore, fact and fiction, and mysteries still unsolved by time and technology. Their stories will place you in the shoes of the early explorers, then lead you ashore to discover for yourself the lasting treasures of our world’s great civilizations. Revealing lesser-known details surrounding important sites from Vatican City to the Berlin Wall, our guest speakers’ tales are enhanced by their own intriguing personal experiences.

Silversea has arranged special openings and private tours of the world’s best museums — The Alexandria National Museum in Egypt, Russia’s Hermitage and the open-air museums of Trogir in Croatia and Easter Island, Chile. Whilst a night at the ballet tops the must-do list of travelers aboard Silversea’s summer voyages to Russia. From the rose-red city of Petra to Sydney’s iconic Opera House. From the temples of Bagan to India’s Taj Mahal. The wonders of the world’s most famous architectural works come to life with fascinating detail, enhanced by the knowledgeable insight of a private Silversea guide.

For the Nature Lover

Aboard Silversea’s smaller ships, discover amazing landscapes and remarkable species of wildlife in remote corners of the world. Stark and silent Antarctic icebergs. Misty green Norwegian fjords. Wild Amazonian rainforests. Australia’s vast Outback. Impossibly blue Chilean glaciers. Delight in personal encounters with elephants in Colombo, Madagascan lemurs, and penguins in Argentina. Intimately sized ships also mean intimate settings for small groups to examine the work of ecologists, environmentalists, and experienced naturalists. Silversea offers unique and up-close experiences that are simply one-of-a-kind.

For the World Observer

Ever changing and always fascinating, our world is shaped by complex and often contrasting cultures, religions and political affairs. Stay informed with complimentary satellite world news delivered daily to your suite and consider destination focused current events and their varied historical influences through the watchful eyes of noted international authorities.

Silversea's Italian Heritage

Like most success stories, the idea was simple: specially designed ships with renowned European style that would be as elegant and spacious as some of the finest hotels, and as warm and inviting as gracious homes. The components would be customized and complimentary, providing for each guest’s individual tastes. The name “Silversea” was chosen as it connotes quality and luxury, and captures the romance and sensations of the sea.

What began as a truly original and innovative vision has since evolved into a sublime blend of sophisticated lifestyle, alluring worldwide destinations and international appeal — the signature elements that inspired the first Silversea voyage and have defined every voyage since.

With similar passion, the Lefebvre family has established The Maruzza Lefebvre D’Ovidio Foundation, a charitable organization supported by Silversea and dedicated to providing comprehensive palliative care services that embrace the lives of terminally ill patients and their families.

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