Leave the banks of the Tagus and sail, via a sea day, to an overnight in Seville’s heady cocktail of Moorish past and sultry present. A further blue sea day offers supreme Silver Whisper relaxation, then it’s hola to Palma and Porto Mahon. Sardinia, Corsica and Elba show an island side of the Med that is worth discovering while Porto Santa Stefano is a secluded taste of idyllic southern Tuscany. Disembark in beautiful Rome.


Highlights


• Sevilla, Spain

• Porto Mahon, Spain

• Alghero, Italy

• Calvi, France

• Portoferraio, Italy

• Rome, Italy

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.
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.
A rugged Mediterranean gem, arising out of the rich blue haze, Mallorca is a Spanish island of cuisine, culture, and sun-gorged beaches. Palma de Mallorca is the island's dominating capital, and a sand-coloured mirage of glorious buildings and living history. Conquered and liberated countless times over the years, since its Bronze Age founding, the city is your gateway to ceaseless Mediterranean beauty, buzzy markets, and intense flavours. Cafes and bars wait close to the sweeping coastline, where you can enjoy strong espressos to kick start the day, or splashes of red Majorcan wines to round it off. Bicycles trundle up and down the promenade, which invites you to wander in the morning sunshine beside the waves. Dominated by the indefatigable form of Santa María cathedral, which looms over the city and coastline, Palma de Mallorca is drenched in history and culture. The labyrinth of the old town is a cobbled haven, which bustles with dripping ice creams and sun-lashed squares. Settle to try the island’s superb cuisine, and savour local ingredients with an exceptional depth of flavour. Something about the sunshine here makes tomatoes extra sharp and delicious, while the seafood is consistently juicy and plump. The creation of the mighty cathedral, Le Seu, began in 1229 and was eventually concluded in 1601. A perfect encapsulation of Palma de Mallorca’s blend of the historic and the contemporary, even Gaudi lent his hand to it, and the interior features a spectacular modernist take on the New Testament from artist Miquel Barcelo, which is painted across the chapel’s walls. The splendid Royal Palace of La Almudaina fortress stands nearby, a left-behind Moorish footprint of square towers and Arabic archways that now serves as an official summer residence for the King of Spain.
Happy to sit out of the limelight that Ibiza and Majorca bathe in, Menorca lives life at its own pace, offering endless pine-tree fringed beaches and an appealing, mellow approach. The capital of Menorca is a bashful member of Balearic Islands, which wait off of the sunny Spanish coast. With atmospheric old towns, tiny fishing villages, and unspoiled beach coves, this is one of the group’s lesser-known and explored gems – and all the richer for it. A UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, there are wetlands and rolling sand dunes with diverse wildlife to explore - and 220 different birds soar and wade within. The designation helped to halt the threat of overdevelopment, and with gloriously clear waters and leisurely boating trips to enjoy, Porto Mahon welcomes you to a wonderfully preserved and characterful island. The island’s capital spills around the Med’s largest natural harbour, which sprawls out for three miles. Wander the whitewash town’s streets, heading for the hubbub of the fish market – to sample the best of the day’s freshly prepared haul. The majestic organ that fills the interior of Santa Maria church with over 3,000 pipes is a sight to see and can produce a wonderful, gut-vibrating noise. Filled with pottery and cake shops, there’s an artsy, laid back and creative atmosphere to Porto Mahon’s streets. Swing a golf club, and crack drives through the salty sea air of Porto Mahon, or rumble along the paved bike paths that ring the island exploring between wildflower sprinkled fields and stone walls. Or, head straight for the many beaches and turquoise seas, which are blotched with dark blue patches. When it’s time for a sit down in the shade, order up a refreshing pomada - gin and lemonade – before settling on your sandy nook of choice, to watch the setting sun sinking into the warm of the waves of the Mediterranean.
Encircled by dramatic medieval walls, which rise abruptly from deep-blue waters, Alghero’s defences shelter one of Sardinia’s largest and most spectacular old towns. Uneven cobbled streets, rich history and a fiery Catalan flare provide a real depth of character, and the Coral Riviera’s pristine beaches, which stretch out nearby, help to make Alghero a real highlight of Sardinia. Alghero has changed hands numerous times over its tempestuous history, but it’s the Catalan influence that you’ll feel most acutely, as you explore. It was the Catalans who upgraded the defensive ramparts of the ‘Sardinian Barcelonetta’ into the spectacular, imposing fortress we see today, enclosing the old town’s evocative knot of narrow streets and rose-gold-coloured masonry. Wander the streets at your leisure, enjoying the cooling shade of the tight, cobblestone streets with lemon-gelato in hand, or enjoying fresh tuna steak at the bustling La Boqueria market. Alghero Cathedral is hidden amid the labyrinth of narrow streets, but it’s the distinctive Baroque-dome of Chiesa di San Michele that you’ll immediately notice peeking ostentatiously over the terracotta roofs of the old town, flaunting its rainbow-coloured patterning. Plush restaurants revel in Alghero’s historical collision of cultures and produce delicious fare like plump clams tangled in tagliatelle, and succulent porcetto pork – slowly roasted to perfection in smoky wood ovens. Wash it down with mirto, a crushed berry liqueur, or sample the fruits of local vineyards, with a platter of Sardinia’s renowned pecorino sheep’s cheese. The city dominates Sardinia’s Coral Riviera – so named because of the red coral found here that’s been used for jewellery since Roman times. Lie back and listen to the waves washing ashore at Spiaggia di Maria Pia beach, breathing in the smell of pine-needles on the breeze.
Calvi’s illustrious citadel dominates the city’s harbour, watching over a port bustling with luxury yachts dropping anchor, and well-heeled visitors wandering the Quai Landry’s elegant seafront promenade. Cafes and restaurants clink and clatter, while the interplaying voices of trios of Corsica’s polychronic singers provide a wonderfully evocative soundtrack. Calvi’s grand, moon-shaped bay, completes the postcard-perfect appeal, and you can wander the fringe of soft sandy beach which stretches for five miles. Or, dip into the tempting turquoise waves that lap softly against the shore, while admiring the crowning glory of Calvi’s majestic citadel. The stacked 13th-century Genoese fortress is Calvi’s heart and has played a central role in fending off invaders from across the waves throughout the city’s history. Positioned high above the port, and overlooking the sea below, there’s a labyrinth of cobbled streets tucked in behind its steep, protective walls. The clanging bells of the domed Cathedral St. Jean Baptiste echo evocatively down its stone-clad streets, and the church has a rustic beauty to its faded, sandpapered façade. Reach the ruins of a humble house – destroyed by Lord Nelson’s besiegement of Calvi - and you may raise an eyebrow at the signs proclaiming your arrival at Christopher Columbus’s birthplace. Raise your suspicions with the locals, however, to be met with pityingly smiles at your naïvety – they firmly believe the common theory that he was born in Genoa was a deliberate piece of misinformation spread by Columbus himself. Twist up through the fragrant pine trees of Chapelle de Notre Dame de la Serra for a spectacular view of Calvi’s majesty unfolding before you. Best appreciated at sunset, you can absorb the view with the last rays of the day bouncing off the tips of the waves below, as you’re embraced by the island’s ragged mountains and Calvi’s timeless beauty.
Napoleon Bonaparte may have been forced into exile here in 1814, but nowadays this picturesque Tuscan island draws no end of visitors who come by their own free will. Offshore in the Tyrrhenian Sea, Elba is a mountainous mirage of glowing beaches, turquoise waters, and craggy coastline. The island capital’s sun-faded pink and yellow buildings stack up over the waterfront, offering sweeping views back to the mainland. The harbour's tiny wooden fishing boats are now dwarfed by the gleaming yachts that visit, and Elba invites you to join them, dropping in to relish a secluded, sun-soaked taste of the island's good life. Elba is the third biggest Italian island, and the protected Tuscan archipelago’s largest, with no fewer than 90 miles of gorgeous coastline rolling out for you to explore. Grown from the ruins of the Roman settlement of Fabricia, steep fortifications and a scenic natural harbour all add to Portoferraio's appeals. Bonaparte hung around for just ten months - but the sea panorama from his former residence, Villa dei Mulini - which is now a museum - keeps visitors coming back for more. An island of steep inclines, which reward with spectacular vistas, Elba’s villages cling to precipitous drops, while beautiful beaches unravel along its shores and enchanting scenery of chestnut tree woods, olive groves and vineyards coat its lands. Take the cable car up to Monte Capanne - which offers more of the island's trademark views, without the need to break a sweat. Settle down to taste the island’s succulent seafood, and tuck into juicy, grilled sardines and plump octopus - rounded off with a glass of the famous local, sweet wine.
A summer escape for Rome’s historic elite, the stacked waterfront of Porto Santo Stefano is a secluded taste of idyllic southern Tuscany. Physically closer to Rome than Florence, the city is strung to Italy’s western coast by two sandy harnesses, and sits on the unqiue peninsula of Monte Argentario - which was once an island. Flamboyant pink flamingos and herons stroll through the encased lagoon, while Porto Santo Stefano’s waterfront hums with clinking cafes and strolling visitors. The luxury yachts in the harbour show that Porto Santo Stefano has lost none of its luxury appeals, and with beaches, wild hikes and waterfront beauty, it continues to lure visitors to this secluded escape. Known for its fishing and cuisine - which is based around heavy use of the Tyrrhenian Sea’s juicy bounty. Stroll to Piazza dei Rioni for a dripping lemon gelato, or wander the streets noticing the lingering World War II damage – the city was heavily bombed during the conflict. Fortunately, the historic, star-shaped, Spanish fort was spared, and it still watches out resolutely over the waters. Built during the Napoleonic Wars, it fortified the exposed town against pirate raids, and offers beautiful views over the old town's terracotta roofs. Rugged coastline falls to secluded beaches, with a wilder, unkempt charm. Sail the coves - seeing cascading olive groves - or island-hop to Giglio and Giannuti, which lie 12 miles from shore, and can be seen from the monastery topped Argentario mountain. On the other side of the promontory, you’ll find Porto Ercole - where the lifeless body of the Old Master, Caravaggio, was discovered.
All roads lead to Rome, and with good reason - this city is one of the world’s most thrilling, offering unmatched history along every street. An evocative, inspiring and utterly artistic capital of unrivalled cultural impact, Rome is a city of back-to-back landmarks, which will take you on an exhilarating journey through the ages. This may be one of the world’s oldest cities, but it’s well and truly lived in. The ruins are punctuated with murmuring cafes, and the outdoor seating of restaurants sprawls out across piazzas, enticing you to sample tangles of creamy pasta and crispy pizzas. Rome’s incredible Roman Forum is littered with the ruins of its ancient administrations, which have stood firm for 2,000 years, since the times when the area was the centre of the Western world. Few sites are more simultaneously beautiful and haunting than that of the storied Colosseum, which looms deep into Rome’s rich blue sky. Take a tour to learn details of the grisly goings-on within. The best way to experience Rome is to wander its streets, gelato in hand. There is a lot to see here - whether it’s the domed spectacle of the Pantheon, or the elaborate flowing waters and artistry of the Trevi Fountain. Vatican City is an astonishing, colossal display of Catholic grandeur, while the Spanish Steps – crowned by the Trinità dei Monti church – offer a beautiful spot to gather and soak up the lively atmosphere of this humming city. With so much on the to-do list, you’ll relish the breaks you take, enjoying simple pleasures like a strong espresso, or fresh pasta with tomato sauce and ripped basil.
The excursions are provided as a sample of what may be offered on this voyage and are subject to change.

VISTA SUITE. From

$12,400 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

$15,200 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

$16,000 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

$16,700 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

$19,300 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

$23,800 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

$48,400 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

$50,600 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

$52,500 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

Silver Whisper

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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