Aboard Silver sea’s smaller ships and intimate luxury cruises, AMT, an American Express Travel Representative says, you can discover the world’s most intriguing ports while traveling in extraordinary style. Sail directly into the heart of St Petersburg, down the Amazon River, under London’s Tower Bridge and throughout Norway’s breathtaking fjords. Indulge in close-up views and personalized opportunities to fully immerse you in the wonders of our wide world. From authentic polar expeditions aboard the Prince Albert II to Silver Spirit’s Inaugural World Cruise 2011, Silversea Cruises always goes to the ends of the earth for their discerning guests. World Cruise & Grand Voyages Intimate ships. Grand memories. The Voyage of a Lifetime. Silverseas World Cruises and Grand Voyages and American Express Travel, invite you to discover the luxury of time. Time to thoroughly explore and experience a region — its landscape and cultures, the nuances of its cuisine and the characteristics of those who know it simply as ‘home’. Every year, Silversea carefully crafts a series of extended cruises that range from a leisurely month-long journey to a four-month luxury world cruise. Visit must-see cities and travel to far-flung destinations all on a single sailing — and only rarely repeat a port. Silverseas intimate ships are ideal for a world cruise with exceptionally spacious suites that have separate sitting areas and private in-suite dining, plus walk-in wardrobes large enough to hold multiple seasons of clothing. WORLDS TO DISCOVER Discover fascinating worlds of culture, adventure, history, art , with AMT, an American Express Travel Representative, and cuisine through a diverse collection of shore side experiences and distinctive onboard events, many hosted by our expert Enrichment Specialists. Discover dimensions well known and subtle — revealing the heart of a region in ways personal, authentic and unforgettable. Discover Silver sea’s Portfolio of Enrichment, and discover a world of experience, a world of elegance, a world of difference. Wine series On select Wine Series voyages, enjoy enlightening lectures, tasting 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 Series American Express Travel says, 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 coloured islets rising from the sea. Relive adventures of bravery through tales of exploration and challenge. FOR THE ART AFICIONADO Silverseas and American Express Travel, 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 American Express Travel asks, 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 Silversea will entice your palate and send your taste buds soaring as you travel from destination to destination. Flavors and aromas become as much a part of your experience as the sights you see and the cultures you encounter. Onboard, an exclusive array of epicurean delights is yours. Multiple intimate dining venues where superb cuisine is served with a sophisticated level of attentive service and an ever-changing ocean view. A new Relais & Châteaux cooking school. Special Culinary Arts Voyages and Wine Series Voyages hosted by contemporary guest chefs and international vintners. And Silver Shore excursions to Relais & Châteaux boutique properties where world-renowned chefs reveal their remarkable talents. Silver sea’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 tasting 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 civilisations. 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 travellers 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. Unique and up-close experiences that are simply one-of-a-kind. Simply Silversea. FOR THE WORLD OBSERVER Ever changing. 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.