The elegant Silver Shadow from Silversea, recently sailed from Barcelona in the 48-day Mediterranean Grand Voyage of the cruise company. Starting on June 11, after spending the night in the Catalan capital, this round trip will offer 39 destinations in nine countries, while traveling closer to the most impressive landscapes and the unique cultures of this historic region.
On June 9, the night before boarding, guests of the Mediterranean Grand Voyage enjoyed a welcome gala in the Garden Room of the Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos I hotel in Barcelona, which included a sophisticated night of cocktails, dinner and jazz music Live. Organized by Peter Shanks, Executive Director for the United Kingdom and Ireland, and Frank Sansone, Vice President of Guest Relations, this exclusive occasion was the first of three events to be held during the trip. The second event, which was held on June 17 and was preceded by a panoramic tour of the French Riviera, was an elegant dinner at the emblematic Hotel Negresco in Nice. The third event will cover the authentic Greek culture with a themed night including dinner and dancing at the Pleiades restaurant in Patmos, Greece.
“It was a great pleasure to welcome guests to our evening gala event in Barcelona, before the Mediterranean Grand Voyage 2019 aboard the Silver Shadow,” says Peter Shanks. “It was a privilege to welcome our guests in this extraordinary place, as they socialized and enjoyed the good food and music before embarking on what will surely be the trip of a lifetime. Every aspect of the Mediterranean Grand Voyage 2019 is designed to bring guests to the authentic beauty of the region. From the Bon Voyage event to the local shows on board, each enrichment will capture the uniqueness of these incredible destinations. ”
Throughout this extraordinary itinerary, a host of authentic local performances will allow Grand Voyage guests to travel more deeply into the diverse cultures of the Mediterranean from the superlative comfort of the ship. While in Barcelona, the guests enjoyed an exciting performance on board Spanish flamenco artists. The musical ensembles are also ready to decorate the Silver Shadow stage during the stopovers in Kotor, Sorrento and Corsica.
In addition, guests will enjoy enriching lectures from distinguished experts, such as Richard Martin, an Anglican priest and historian; Ed Lynch, professor of political science at the University of Hollins in Roanoke, Virginia; and James W. Brodman, an expert in medieval history, who obtained his Ph.D. at the University of Virginia, all sharing their experience on current affairs, history and culture of the visited region.
In addition to tailor-made events and immersive activities, a special collection of commemorative gifts will make this a truly unforgettable trip for guests, including personalized notebooks by a local artist in Spanish, soap and a Fragonard dish from the South of France, and Sicilian Ortigia products, among others.
MEDITERRANEAN GRAND VOYAGE 2020
Based on the popularity of long trips in this region, a Mediterranean Grand Voyage is also planned for 2020. This 37-day round trip of the Silver Whisper will depart from Barcelona on August 3, 2020 to discover the authentic beauty of 28 Mediterranean destinations in nine different countries. It offers the opportunity to stroll through the ancient streets of Pompeii to glimpse life in the heyday of the Roman Empire, explore the baroque splendor of Valletta, witness the surreal beauty of Gaudí’s Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, bask in the legendary sand Black on the beaches of Santorini, people watching while savoring a cappuccino in Piazza San Marco in Venice and much more. The rates for early booking bonuses for the Mediterranean Grand Voyage 2020 start at € 18,000 per guest.
ADVANTAGES OF GRAND VOYAGE
On board the Silversea boats, guests will enjoy spacious suites with ocean views, sumptuous cuisine, personalized butler service and a generous selection of all-inclusive onboard amenities, including a selection of wines, premium spirits, coffees specials, water, juices and soft drinks; a bar in the suite with the preferences of the guests; room service 24 hours a day; reading and enrichment programs; round-trip transportation to the city (in most ports); and tips.
Guests traveling onboard the Mediterranean Grand Voyage 2020 will also benefit from the following inclusions and savings:
- Courtesy or reduced rates from selected airports
- $ 1,000 credit for onboard expenses (per person)
- Stay at the pre-cruise hotel
- Exclusive events on land
- Silver Shore Baggage Valet between the house and the boat
- Laundry service
- Visa service (For USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany and Australia)
- Premium Wi-Fi complimentary
- Special commemorative gifts
- Advance booking bonus of 10% for limited time