An overnight in Seville is a perfect start to this autumnal odyssey, which takes in some of southern Europe’s biggest hitters. You’ll enjoy a long stay in Malaga – perfect for a bit of Andalusian culture. Two sea days bring you to Sicily and Malta, where you’ll experience what life is like on the islands once the tourists have left. Your final call is Crete to soak up some late sun before disembarking in Athens.


Highlights


• Sevilla, Spain

• Málaga, Spain

• Trapani, Sicily

• Valletta, Malta

• Taormina, Sicily

• Chania, Crete

• Athens, Greece

A glorious mosaic of beauty, freedom and authenticity, Portugal’s capital is a stirring artwork of a city. Known for the seven hills it spreads across, and its stirring fado music, Lisbon is a pastel-coloured blend of houses and beautiful tile artworks - and this creative city strikes a perfect harmony between natural and manmade beauty. Stroll along Alfama's steep, cobbled streets as you explore one of the city’s oldest neighbourhoods - where each house and door could be its own photograph. Look for the decorative tiles, with the distinctive blues and whites of Azulejo ceramics, and visit the dedicated museum to learn more. Afterwards, wind up to São Jorge Castle, where views out across Lisbon’s red rooftops unravel. Just one of many majestic viewpoints, you can also seek out Miradouro da Graça for perhaps Lisbon's finest panorama, with the copper-coloured suspension bridge stretching over sparkling water beyond the sea of buildings. The elegant Tower of Belém rises in the Tagus estuary and is a historic defender of these shores. The grand, carved cloisters of Jerónimos Monastery spread out close by, and there's another UNESCO recognised location close by at Sintra, where a colourful town is set amid thick gardens and towering mountains - capped by the royal Pena Palace. Later, relax and take a quick break to drink Ginjinha, a cherry liqueur made from chocolate cups instead of coffee. Lisboetas have a sweet tooth, and the famous Pastel de Nata's crumbling pastry and caramelised-custard topping is the essential accompaniment to any coffee stop.
Days at sea are the perfect opportunity to relax, unwind and catch up with what you’ve been meaning to do. So whether that is going to the gym, visiting the spa, whale watching, catching up on your reading or simply topping up your tan, these blue sea days are the perfect balance to busy days spent exploring shore side.
Whether you pronounce it Seville or Sevilla, this gorgeous Spanish town is most certainly the stuff of dreams. Over 2,200 years old, Seville has a mutli-layered personality; home to Flamenco, high temperatures and three UNESCO-World Heritage Sites, there is a noble ancestry to the southern Spanish town. Not forgetting that it is the birthplace of painter Diego Velazquez, the resting place of Christopher Columbus, the inspiration for Bizet’s Carmen and a location for Game of Thrones filming, Seville is truly more than just a sum of its parts. This city is a full on experience, a beguiling labyrinth of centuries old streets, tiny tapas restaurants serving possibly the best dishes you’ll taste south of Madrid and a paradise of Mudejar architecture and tranquil palm trees and fountain-filled gardens.
Bathing in the sunshine coast’s stunning subtropical climate, and laying out endless spectacular beaches, it’s no surprise that Malaga is one of Spain’s most popular cities. The already impressive cultural appeal of this holiday city has skyrocketed over recent years, and with a storied old town and Moorish fortifications, Malaga has a lot to offer. Nearby, you can recline on the renowned beaches of the Costa del Sol, or venture inland to discover the Moorish treasures of Granada and Cordoba. La Malagueta beach is Malaga’s spacious urban beach, perfect for a sunbathe and a dip in the warm water, before enjoying seaside cocktails or seafood tapas in the restaurants nearby. Malaga and the Costa del Sol may be best known for glorious weather and beaches, but Malaga can now stake a genuine claim as an artistic powerhouse too. Visit the renowned Picasso museum – housed in the artist’s birthplace – before exploring the freshly opened outpost of the Pompidou Centre. The art also spills out onto the streets in the colourful Soho district – splashed with vibrant street paintings. Known as La Manquita – or the one-armed woman – the city’s cathedral rises over the historic old town. Its huge bell tower stands tall, but an accompanying second tower was never completed - hence the nickname. The Alcazaba fortress palace looms over the waterfront and forms a spectacularly preserved remnant from the era when the Moors controlled the Andalucía region. Discover more of the Arabic influence by visiting Granada’s Alhambra palace, or Cordoba’s La Mezquita mosque. Together with Seville’s converted cathedral, the cities form Andalucía’s Golden Triangle of Moorish wonders.
Days at sea are the perfect opportunity to relax, unwind and catch up with what you’ve been meaning to do. So whether that is going to the gym, visiting the spa, whale watching, catching up on your reading or simply topping up your tan, these blue sea days are the perfect balance to busy days spent exploring shore side.
Surrounded by glowing turquoise waters and rugged coastline, Trapani invites you to explore western Sicily's ruins, intense flavours, and sun-soaked leisure pursuits. Built on salt and tuna exports, Trapani is experiencing a renaissance, having been lovingly spruced up as a sailing capital, and an international airport bringing in visitors from far and wide. The town looks out over the Egadi Islands, gazing west to witness some of Siciliy's most evocative sunset displays. Start exploring Trapani from its historic core, a dense network of alleys hosting a collection of small shops, restaurants and wine bars. You’ll encounter the Cathedral of San Lorenzo – where colourful artworks are spread below sweeping arches and a beautiful domed roof. Sicily feels like an island on the cusp of continents, and Trapani practically has one foot in Africa, as you soak in its pretty whitewash houses and fusion of foods and arts. Discover the Ancient Greek influence by venturing to rich archaeological sites nearby, like Selinus and Segesta, where the treasures from the past have been unearthed and displayed. Pyramids of white salt rise up at the Riserva Naturale Saline di Trapani e Paceco. These salt marshes and windmills are a symbol of Trapani, and although sea salt production is much less important today, the small white hills remain a Trapani landmark. Look out for the pink flamingos wading in the salt pans below. For beach days, the Egadi Islands can be easily reached from Trapani - Favignana is the largest and most popular.
Perched high on the imposing Sciberras Peninsula, Valletta immediately presents its massive, protective walls and vertical bastions to visitors arriving by sea. Rising to 47 metres in places, the fortifications protect lavish palaces, grand domes and illustrious gardens. Built by the Knights of St John on the narrow peninsular, Valletta is a compact, richly historical treasure trove of Baroque wonders. Ascend to reach the restful, flower-filled Upper Barrakka Gardens, where cannons fire and boom in salute at noon each day, sending echoing cracks of noise out across the waves below. Recognised as 2018’s European Capital of Culture, Valletta is a fascinating and dense haven of history and intrigue. A busy, bustling capital, the breathtaking St John’s Cathedral - commissioned in 1572 - is almost concealed among its narrow streets. The relatively modest exterior is counterpointed by a staggeringly opulent, gold-leaf bathed interior, containing a Caravaggio masterpiece - the shadowy vision of the Beheading of St John. Cinematic and magnificent, Valletta has served as a filming location for Game of Thrones - but real epic history abounds on this rocky isle too. From the prehistoric and megalithic sites of the Hypogeum of Paola and Tarxien, to the fascinating War Museum at Fort St Elmo. Mdina also waits nearby, and the former medieval capital is a striking contrast to the island’s main city. Cars are barred from its streets, and it offers endlessly atmospheric old-time wanders. With a strategic positioning in the Mediterranean, Malta is a jewel that many have wrestled for over the centuries. Independence from Britain was finally achieved in 1964, but the close allegiance remains evident, with English recognised as an official language, cars driving on the left, and red post boxes and telephone gleaming in Malta’s sunshine.
Hugging a long, sweeping bay, Giardini Naxos welcomes you ashore to some of Sicily’s most scenic and historic sites. Naxos was the first Greek settlement on Sicily, and it is surrounded by remarkable remains and swirling mythology. With a long arc of sun-soaked golden sand, you can kick back by the waves - and cool off with a dip into the sea's refreshing embrace. Up above the seaside revelry, the spectacular Taormina hillside town perches - containing rich Roman and Greek history. Visit to encounter one of Sicily’s best views, as you look down over the rejuvenating blue of the sea, and the looming backdrop of Mount Etna rising in the distance. The majestic, honey-coloured Greek theatre is a highlight, standing before the distant loom of the volcano. Head towards the puffs of cloud, and wisps of smoke, that gather around the peak of Sicily’s mighty volcano, which is among the most active in Europe. Arrive through vineyards, thriving in this fertile soil, before taking the 1,737-metre incline to the summit of the legendary mountain of fire, across fields of solidified lava flows. Known to the Greeks as the home of the God of Fire, and the one-eyed Cyclops, the mountain continues to amaze and awe with its restless power. Vineyards carpet the scenery - interrupted by occasional cactai and citrus groves – and produce some of Sicily’s most refined flavors. Enjoy a glass of wine on Giardini Naxos’ seafront, and toast your time on these rich Sicilian shores.
Days at sea are the perfect opportunity to relax, unwind and catch up with what you’ve been meaning to do. So whether that is going to the gym, visiting the spa, whale watching, catching up on your reading or simply topping up your tan, these blue sea days are the perfect balance to busy days spent exploring shore side.
Combining a touch of Venetian beauty with Crete’s rugged landscape and dazzling beaches, Chania is an enchanting welcome to this legendary Greek island. Waterfront restaurants spill out onto the gorgeous 14th-century Venetian harbour, which hums with clinking coffee cups and laidback chatter during sunny afternoons. Later, the sounds of popping corks and rattling cocktail shakers take over, as the harbour’s lights sparkle romantically, and the stars glitter overhead. Chania is Crete’s second largest, and undoubtedly its most beautiful, town. The showpiece harbour is a cluster of colourful buildings, guiding you amiably towards the scenic old town - a mesmerising interplay of narrow cobbled streets. There’s a Turkish touch to some of the architecture, and the dusty domes of an Ottoman-era, former mosque overlook the undulating waterfront. It now serves as a unique venue for art exhibitions. Wander out across the thin sea walls to the 16th-century lighthouse – a charming hodgepodge of architectural styles, with influences from the major occupations of Crete’s history. Leave the gentle clamour of the old town to unwind on luxurious Agia Marina, a coral-specked stretch of clear turquoise water, lapping gently against a band of soft golden sand. Bali’s beaches are another option, with curves of protected sandy sheltering inside rocky coves. Flip through the pages of a paperback, or enjoy strolls with the lazy loll of the waves washing over your feet. Back in the city, settle in to eat on that evocative waterfront, and rip freshly-baked bread, drizzled with golden olive oil, squeezed from olive groves nearby. Afterwards, enjoy platters of mussels, prawns and grilled sea bream from the Cretan waters. Be sure to try local mizithra - a rich, creamy cheese with echoes of ricotta.
A city of legend, civilisation and enduring culture, Athens is a majestic and magical urban sprawl. Extraordinary elegance and grace combine with grit and graft in Greece's capital, where highways encase ruins from antiquity, and gleaming museums and galleries stand beside concrete sprayed with edgy street art. These contrasts enhance and elevate the wonders of this 2,500-year-old city, however, which can count notable contributions to philosophy, drama and democracy, among its global legacy. Piraeus' giant port and naval base welcome you to the edge of the Athens' urban area. From there it's a simple jaunt to the centre. The majestic ancient citadel of the Acropolis dominates an elevated platform and is a constant presence as you explore the city. The wonderful remains of the columned temple of the Parthenon - which date back to the 5th century BC - stand here, representing the pinnacle of classical architecture. The nearby Acropolis Museum adds context to your visit and frames the broad views from its giant glass windows. Or rise up Mount Lycabettus, to be rewarded with perhaps Athens' best panorama of the Acropolis sitting high over the city on its grand stage. See the marble horseshoe of the Old Olympic Stadium, where the first modern Olympics were held in 1896, for more of the city's enduring legacy. Elsewhere, golden beaches and temples stretch out along the coastline, should you wish to explore a little further afield. Coffee is an art form to the Greeks, and it's an unwritten rule that coffee time must never be rushed. So prepare to settle down for a couple of hours and lose yourself in a good chat. Feeling hungry - try traditional souvlaki made with sauces handed from generation to generation.
The excursions are provided as a sample of what may be offered on this voyage and are subject to change.

VISTA SUITE. From

$11,900 AUD pp
VISTA SUITE. From
287 SQ. FT. / 27 M2 Large picture window providing panoramic ocean views (Vista Suite) • Sitting area • Twin beds or queen-sized bed • Marble bathroom with double vanity, full-sized bath, separate shower • Walk-in wardrobe with personal safe • Vanity table with hair dryer • Writing desk • Flat-screen television with Interactive Media Library • Unlimited Standard Wifi

CLASSIC VERANDA SUITE. From

$14,300 AUD pp
CLASSIC VERANDA SUITE. From
Veranda Suites 605, 606, 640-645, 648, 649, 652, 653, 656 and 657 accommodate three guests. Deluxe Verandas offer preferred central location with identical accommodations to Classic and Superior Verandas. 345 SQ. FT. / 32 M2 INCLUDING VERANDA (60 SQ. FT. / 6 M2) • Veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors • Sitting area • Twin beds or queen-sized bed • Marble bathroom with double vanity, full-sized bath, separate shower • Walk-in wardrobe with personal safe • Vanity table with hair dryer • Writing desk • Flat-screen television with Interactive Media Library • Unlimited Standard Wifi

SUPERIOR VERANDA SUITE. From

$15,100 AUD pp
SUPERIOR VERANDA SUITE. From
Veranda Suites 605, 606, 640-645, 648, 649, 652, 653, 656 and 657 accommodate three guests. Deluxe Verandas offer preferred central location with identical accommodations to Classic and Superior Verandas. 345 SQ. FT. / 32 M2 INCLUDING VERANDA (60 SQ. FT. / 6 M2) • Veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors • Sitting area • Twin beds or queen-sized bed • Marble bathroom with double vanity, full-sized bath, separate shower • Walk-in wardrobe with personal safe • Vanity table with hair dryer • Writing desk • Flat-screen television with Interactive Media Library • Unlimited Standard Wifi

DELUXE VERANDA SUITE. From

$15,700 AUD pp
DELUXE VERANDA SUITE. From
Veranda Suites 605, 606, 640-645, 648, 649, 652, 653, 656 and 657 accommodate three guests. Deluxe Verandas offer preferred central location with identical accommodations to Classic and Superior Verandas. 345 SQ. FT. / 32 M2 INCLUDING VERANDA (60 SQ. FT. / 6 M2) • Veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors • Sitting area • Twin beds or queen-sized bed • Marble bathroom with double vanity, full-sized bath, separate shower • Walk-in wardrobe with personal safe • Vanity table with hair dryer • Writing desk • Flat-screen television with Interactive Media Library • Unlimited Standard Wifi

MEDALLION SUITE. From

$22,100 AUD pp
MEDALLION SUITE. From
Medallion Suites accommodate three guests. 521 SQ. FT. / 49 M2 INCLUDING VERANDA (81 SQ. FT. / 8 M2) Veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors • Living room with sitting and dining area • Twin beds or queen-sized bed • Marble bathroom with double vanity, separate shower and full-sized whirlpool bath • Walk-in wardrobe with personal safe • Vanity table with hair dryer • Writing desk • Flat-screen television with Interactive Media Library • Bose® sound system with bluetooth connectivity • Illy® espresso machine • Unlimited Premium Wifi

SILVER SUITE. From

$27,500 AUD pp
SILVER SUITE. From
Silver Suites accommodate three guests. 653–701 SQ. FT. / 61–65 M2 INCLUDING VERANDA (110–123 SQ. FT. / 10–11 M2) • Veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors • Living room (with convertible sofa to accommodate an additional guest) • Sitting area • Separate dining area • Twin beds or queen-sized bed • Marble bathroom with double vanity, separate shower and full-sized whirlpool bath • Walk-in wardrobe with personal safe • Vanity table with hair dryer • Writing desk • Flat-screen television(s) with Interactive Media Library • Bose® sound system with bluetooth connectivity • Illy® espresso machine • Unlimited Premium Wifi

ROYAL SUITE. From

$56,800 AUD pp
ROYAL SUITE. From
Available as a one-bedroom configuration or as two-bedrooms (as illustrated) by adjoining with a Veranda Suite. ONE BEDROOM: 967–1,007 SQ. FT. / 90–94 M2 INCLUDING VERANDA (110–116 SQ. FT. / 10–11 M2); TWO BEDROOM: 1,312–1,352 SQ. FT. / 122–126 M2 INCLUDING VERANDA (170–176 SQ. FT. / 16–17 M2) • Large veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors; bedroom two has additional veranda • Living room with sitting area; bedroom two has additional sitting area • Separate dining area and bar • Twin beds or queen-sized bed; bedroom two has additional twin beds or queen-sized bed • Marble bathroom with double vanity, separate shower and full-sized whirlpool bath, plus a powder room; bedroom two has additional marble bathroom with full-sized bath • Walk-in wardrobe(s) with personal safe • Vanity table(s) with hair dryer • Writing desk(s) • Flat-screen television(s) with Interactive Media Library • Bose® sound system with bluetooth connectivity • Illy® espresso machine • Unlimited Premium Wifi

GRAND SUITE. From

$59,400 AUD pp
GRAND SUITE. From
Available as a one-bedroom configuration or as two-bedrooms (as illustrated) by adjoining with a Veranda Suite. ONE BEDROOM: 941–1,090 SQ. FT. / 87–101 M2 INCLUDING VERANDA (103–116 SQ. FT. / 10–11 M2); TWO BEDROOM: 1,286-1,435 SQ. FT. / 119–133 M2 INCLUDING VERANDA (163–176 SQ. FT. / 16–17 M2) Large veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors; bedroom two has additional veranda • Living room with sitting area; bedroom two has additional sitting area • Separate dining area and bar • Twin beds or queen-sized bed; bedroom two has additional twin beds or queen-sized bed • Marble bathroom with double vanity, separate shower and full-sized whirlpool bath, plus a powder room; bedroom two has additional marble bathroom with full-sized bath • Walk-in wardrobe(s) with personal safe • Vanity table(s) with hair dryer • Writing desk(s) • Flat-screen television(s) with Interactive Media Library • Bose® sound system with bluetooth connectivity • Illy® espresso machine • Unlimited Premium Wifi

OWNER’S SUITE. From

$61,700 AUD pp
OWNER’S SUITE. From
Available as a one-bedroom configuration or as two-bedrooms (as illustrated) by adjoining with a Vista Suite. ONE BEDROOM: 919 SQ. FT. / 85 M2 INCLUDING VERANDA (220 SQ. FT. / 20 M2); TWO BEDROOM: 1,264 SQ. FT. / 117 M2 INCLUDING VERANDA (220 SQ. FT. / 20 M2) Large veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors; bedroom two has additional large picture window • Living room with sitting area; bedroom two has additional sitting area • Separate dining area and bar • Twin beds or queen-sized bed; bedroom two has additional twin beds or queen-sized bed • Marble bathroom with double vanity, separate shower and full-sized whirlpool bath, plus a powder room; bedroom two has additional marble bathroom with full-sized bath • Walk-in wardrobe(s) with personal safe • Vanity table(s) with hair dryer • Writing desk(s) • Flat-screen television(s) with Interactive Media Library • Bose® sound system with bluetooth connectivity • Illy® espresso machine • Unlimited Premium Wifi

Vessel Type: Luxury Expedition

Length: 186 metres

Passenger Capacity: 388

Built / refurbished: 2001 / 2018

Our world-cruisers preferred ship, Silver Whisper sports a relaxing, sophisticated and genuinely elegant atmosphere. A multi-million dollar refit makes her one of the most technically up to the minute ships at sea.

The amenities of a grand resort. The charms of a stylish boutique hotel. Silversea’s Millennium Class ships Silver Whisper and sister ship Silver Shadow invite you to enjoy Silversea’s world-class accommodations, shipboard conviviality and warm, individualized service, paired with the enhanced spaces and amenities of a larger ship. Revel in the pampering treatments of an expanded wellness spa, shop the hottest trends from top designers at our shipboard boutiques, and enjoy dynamic full-scale productions in a multi-tiered show lounge. Silver Whisper luxury cruise ship has it all. Design your own schedule … or no schedule at all … Silver Whisper.

Despite her small size, Silver Whisper features four restaurants and many suite options. She emphasises the hallmarks of small ship passenger pampering, including fine dining and spaciousness throughout. View her deck plan here.

Cabin layout for Silver Whisper

Inclusions


• Voyage on board in selected cabin category
• Butler service in every suite
• All meals on board*
• Beverages on board (Select wines, spirits and non-alcoholic beverages)
• Crew Gratuities (Excluding Spa & salon staff)
• Expedition excursions
• Lectures and entertainment on board
• Free wif-fi (Subject to coverage)
• Laundry service included for certain fare categories
• Self service laundry facilities available
• In country flights where required by the itinerary

*Some onboard restaurants incur an additional cost
• PRIVATE EXECUTIVE TRANSFERS
• ECONOMY CLASS FLIGHTS or Business Class upgrade at reduced rates
• AIRPORT TRANSFERS

Exclusions


• International flights unless otherwise stated
• Passport and visa costs if applicable
• Travel insurance
• Optional shore excursions
• Spa and Salon Treatments
• Complete valet services, including laundry, pressing and dry cleaning, are available at an additional charge
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