Enjoy the best of the Mediterranean as the tourists begin to fade. Begin with a late departure from Nice, allowing you to start drinking in the Riviera’s nocturnal glamour straight away. Continue on to St. Tropez, then get a taste for France’s west coast in Collioure. Spain’s Balearics are next, with long stays in Porto Mahon, Palma, Ibiza, then it’s and Malaga. An overnight in Seville completes your cruise.


Highlights


• Nice, France

• Saint-Tropez, France

• Porto Mahon, Spain

• Palma de Mallorca, Spain

• Ibiza, Spain

• Málaga, Spain

• Sevilla, Spain

Nice's sweeping bend of brilliant-blue seawater - which once tempted the aristocracies of Europe - continues to entice and entrance visitors to these sun-soaked shores. A refined city of airy ocean boulevards, grandiose buildings and open spaces, fountain-sprinkled parks and colourful floral displays add to the city's timeless appeal. Nice has lost none of its old-world lustre, and there remains something of the divine in the Bay of Angels' endless sparkling waterfront. The vast, open Promenade des Anglais remains Nice's magnificent crowning glory, inviting the city out to jog, wander and glide along the Mediterranean's most spectacular curve of seafront promenade. Dotted with sun worshippers and swimmers, it's an ode to the rejuvenating character of that unbeatable duo - the rich blue sea and endless sunshine. The crisp, clear, golden light also continues to make Nice a destination of creative pilgrimage, and Matisse, Picasso and Renoir are among the many artists to lavish in the city's eternal beauty. Drag yourself away from the waterfront to discover the old town, punctuated with Baroque churches rising, and the wafting scents of baking pastries, and lavender bundles. Follow the floral odours to Nice's famous flower market, which spills gorgeous colourful displays along Cours Saleya. There's a strong hint of Italy, explained by the fact that Nice only aligned with France in 1860 - following 500 years under the House of Savoy. A gorgeous Orthodox Russian church also rises incongruously with colourful onion domes, forming one of the city's unusual sights, and one of the largest such cathedrals outside of Russia. Walk in Nietzsche's footsteps and climb up to Colline du Château's charming green park and cascading waterfalls, to relish the views down over the city and sparkling sea expanse. Not without challenges over recent years, Nice continues to bloom and inspire its visitors with an intoxicating allure of sun, sea and sophistication.
A glitzy, glamorous coastal resort that needs no introduction, Saint Tropez is the French Riviera hotspot of choice for A-listers and flotillas of gleaming yachts. The sparkle of its beaches, and clarity of its light, continues to attract artists - but it was the famous presence of Brigitte Bardot that leant Saint Tropez its enduring glamour and steamy appeal. Nowadays, speedboats skim offshore, while fine vintages from the vineyards nearby are uncorked in top-notch restaurants, in this well-heeled highlight of the Cote d'Azur. Famous bars offer views of the port along Quai Jean Jaurès, with its iconic cherry-red directors' chairs. Here you can admire the monstrous wealth of yachts that sparkle on the waters. On the same corner, big-name brand labels glimmer in the shops of rue François Sibilli - which cuts inland from the charming waterfront. The earthier appeal of boules clinking and thumping into the ground can be enjoyed at Place des Lices, where sun-wrinkled locals compete. Saint Tropez has a few beaches of its own, but famous stretches like Pampelonne Beach draw the biggest crowds to relax on star-studded golden sands. La Ponche, the authentic fishing quarter, retains its cobbled, historic elegance, and a 17th-century, hexagon-shaped citadel watches over the city and coastline from above. Coastal walks in the sea air snake away from the city’s bustle, and a series of headlands shape the stunning riviera landscape surrounding Saint Tropez. The historic monochrome Cap Camarat lighthouse adds a pleasing accent to hikes above the sparkling Mediterranean’s waves.
The south coast of France is nothing if not beautiful. To the east you have the sparkling seas of the Riviera while to the west, the terrain becomes craggier, less built upon but no less lovely. As you travel west ports get smaller and less glossy – but remain undeniably authentic. Such is true of Collioure. This charming seaside resort might not have the mega yachts (or mega bucks) of St. Tropez and Monte-Carlo, but it certainly has a local flavour that is unique to the south-west of France. So much so that the post-impressionist movement Fauvism was immortalised here. Apparently the movement was created when artists including Matisse, Picasso and Derain arrived in 1905 and realised they could not purchase black pain in the area. They were thus forced to find a creative solution to their problem. The answer was, of course, the dotty pictures that defined 20th century art. So magnetic was the region that others flocked to the area, and even today Collioure’s church is one of the most painted locations in France, with a record 242 reproductions. So perhaps the best guide to Collioure is not the usual guide books, but rather a crash course in modern art. Little seems to have changed since the painters left the seaside village, olive and lemon groves are still abundant, grape vines still line the horizon and stone cottages still stand. Cicadas still sing, fishing boats – bringing home the region’s speciality of anchovies – still float, and life carries on very much as it must have done in 1905.
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.
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.
A mystical island of rustic beauty, featuring long stretches of sandy beaches, hidden coves and sunsets that ladle flourishes of reds and pinks across the skies. The White Isle is so much more than just its thudding summer party scene - and an island of culture, fine dining and sophisticated elegance awaits. Ibiza has always called out to those seeking escape and sanctuary, and you'll soon feel the island's magic as you dive with dolphins, dine on calamari and octopus platters, and revel in Ibiza's rejuvenating, artistic ambience. Ibiza Town's 16th-century old town is a maze of wide cobbled streets, lined with a crowd of outdoor bars and energetic restaurants serving up heavy platters of fresh seafood. The steep walls of the rustic citadel, Dalt Vila fortress, tower over the town and the area is peppered with museums and historical quirks, as well as the crowning Catedral de Eivissa. Wind up along pathways of uneven cobbles for unrivalled views out over the city and waves below. Play golf on peaceful courses, which unspool along the coastline, lounge on a beach or sail with the yachting crowd on the calm waves, as you rejuvenate in Ibiza's heavenly glow. Beaches are long and sandy - choose between humming options where water sports and casual beach volleyball matches take place, or seek out quieter scenic coves to enjoy the shade of pine trees and swim in shallow waters. You may find that you're mysteriously drawn to the 400-metre-high protrusion of Es Vedra - a rocky, uninhabited island, which rears from the waves opposite Cala d'Hort beach. Island whispers proclaim it to be the earth's third magnetic point, and home to the sirens of Ancient Greece.
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.
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.
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 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.
The excursions are provided as a sample of what may be offered on this voyage and are subject to change.

VISTA SUITE. From

$12,200 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

$14,700 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

$15,500 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

$16,100 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

$22,200 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

$27,600 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

$56,900 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

$59,500 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

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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