Hagi is a city situated northern of Yamaguchi Prefecture in Japan. The city expanded in 2005 when it absorbed smaller surrounding towns and villages. The port of Hagi is a continental commercial harbour developed for maritime recreation.
Hiroshima is the capital of Hiroshima Prefecture, and the largest city in the Chūgoku region of western Honshu, the largest island of Japan. It is best known as the first city in history to be targeted by a nuclear weapon when the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) dropped an atomic bomb on it at 8:15 A.M. on August 6, 1945, near the end of World War II.
It rejoices in breathtaking news,delicious fresh seafood and a nagnificent natural enviroment.
Located at the southernmost tip of Hokkaido,Hokodate is the third largest city on the northern island.It rejoices in breathtaking news, delicioius fresh seafood and a nagnificent natural environment.In 1859,Hakodate Port opened as one of the first international trading ports in Japan,along with Yokohama and Nagasaki.This direct influence of foreign cultures has worked on the city to create a unique cityscape that boasts a blend of foreign and Japanese culture to this day.
Kanazawa sits on the Sea of Japan, bordered by the Japanese Alps. Although, it is such a beautiful place and a jewel at this side of the country unfairly, not many tourists come here. There are so many things to see and do here. It is the perfect place to learn about the rich japanese history. You can be informed about the samurai, the geisha, the merchants. There are numerous museums and archaeological sites that indicate this special heritage. A visit to the beautiful temples will, definetely, amaze you and be sure that you will enjoy the peaceful atmosphere. Finally, the city does not post anywhere in natural beauty and many picturesque gardens are here to prove that. There is no better way to get in touch with japanese culture than visiting Kanazawa.
Miyajima is a small island in Japan, also known as Itsukushima due to Itsukushima Shrine, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which is built over the water. It is considered a beautiful, romantic and peaceful place as well as one of the most scenic places in Japan. It is mainly recommended for day trips.
Otaru is a small port city in Japan. It had been always a major trade and fishing port. Its beautiful preserved canal area and interesting herring mansions make Otaru a popular destination. Otaru also has the City Museum about its history, The Otaru Snow Light Path (a festival with small illuminated snow statues).
Okayama is a city located on Chugoku region in Japan. The most spectacular tourist attractions are the Okayama Castle and the popular Koraku-en. Specifically, Koraku-en is considered one of the three best old gardens in Japan formed back in 1863. During the summer, tourists can take part in the Momotaro Matsuri Festival, where different types of Japanese dance are included. The city is also home to the Okayama University and the Okayama Prefectural Museum.
Busan is the second largest city in South Korea, an international trade port, which is famous for its seafood, beautiful, pristine beaches, craggy islets that are promising wonderful experiences to the adventurous travellers.
Sakaiminato is a picturesque natural port in Yumigahama Peninsula, in Japan. It is famous for its fishing activity and this is the reason why you can taste such a wide variety of delicious seafood. You have the opportunity to visit many parks and museums that are all dedicated to the marine life. You will realize that the city's history and strong culture are closely connected to the sea. Finally, aquatic sports such as sailing are very popular here.
Takamatsu is a large city on the island of Shikoku in Japan. It is famous for its magnificent parks. Especially, Ritsurin Park is a jewel of the city with its huge, lush green landscapes full of Japanese pine trees and many impressive sights. You can enjoy your tea in the pretty tea houses surrounded by a wonderful scenery. Many museums and beautiful temples are, also, in the city and they create a unique atmosphere. Takamatsu is extremely well-known throughout Japan for its udon, one of the three major types of Japanese noodle dishes. So, do not forget to taste it!
Kobe is the capital of Hyogo Prefecture and one of Japan's ten largest cities. Located between the sea and the Rokko mountain range, Kobe is also considered one of Japan's most attractive cities.Kobe has been an important port city for many centuries. Its port was among the first to be opened to foreign trade in the 19th century alongside the ports of Yokohama, Nagasaki, Hakodate and Niigata.In 1995, Kobe was hit by the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake, which killed over 5000 people and destroyed tens of thousands of buildings. Today the city is completely rebuilt, and few signs of the terrible event remain.
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Silver Explorer expedition cruise ship has been designed specifically for navigating waters in some of the world’s most remote destinations, including both of earth’s polar regions. A strengthened hull with a Lloyd’s Register ice-class notation for passenger vessels enables Silver Explorer to safely push through ice floes with ease. A fleet of Zodiac boats allows Silversea Expedition guests to visit even the most off-the-beaten path locations and an expert Expedition Team provides insight and understanding to each unforgettable Silver Explorer luxury cruise adventure.
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Let us take you on a personal journey of discovery. Amid the tranquillity of the sea and the exuberance of distant lands, we will arouse your curiosity and seduce your senses. We will stimulate your imagination and spark new insights. Our aim is to create experiences that will enrich your life for years to come. From the moment you step onboard to the time you say "Arrivederci", our Italian sense of style will shine. The ebullience of our hospitality, the genuine warmth of our service and our evident appreciation of the finer things in life are genial qualities of our founders and owners. They are the principles on which Silversea were founded.
Small is beautiful and bountiful. With fewer guests and a high staff to guest ratio, we can tailor our unobtrusive service to individual needs. And you can join a select on board community of travellers with similar aspirations. The intimate ambience on our shιps has parallels with the atmosphere of a refined club. We are happy to sail against the tide. While most cruise lines build larger and ever-larger ships, we prefer to stay small. In this way we can preserve the special Silversea experience our guests have come to expect ... the intimate ambience, personal service and access to more intriguing secluded ports.
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Our small ships are agile enough to visit more remote, lesser-known ports and to bring you closer to some of the world's greatest destinations. They can sail up narrow waterways into the heart of a city, they can navigate around tiny islands and they can tie up right at the dock while others must anchor offshore. In the world of upscale cruising, less is more... considerably more, as our seven small ships offer infinite opportunities across all seven continents.
SILVERSEA CLASSIC FLEET
Silver Cloud - 296 Guests Resembling a private yacht, Silver Cloud sets the standard of excellence as the inaugural ship. Recently refurbished in 2012, she provides the most intimate sailing experiences, the luxury of space and the ability to slip into exotic ports off the beaten path.
Silvel Wind - 296 Guests Embraces Silversea's most lauded features ... fewer guests, more space and highly personalised service. One of the most intimate ships, afloat, she is still large enough to offer multiple entertainment venues, plenty of room on deck and a spacious spa.
Silver Shadow - 382 Guests takes award-winning, all-suite luxury to the next level while maintaining Silversea's genuine hospitality and intimate, elegant ambience. This ship features one of the highest space-to-guest ratios in cruising.
Silver Whisper - 382 Guests Maintaining an intimate ambience offers many amenities usually found only on larger ships. She reinforces Silversea's reputation for combining small-ship service with a choice of wide-ranging facilities.
Silver Spirit - 540 Guests combines our distinctive luxuries and celebrated lifestyle with new enhancements, including six dining venues, an expansive 8,300 square foot spa, a resort-style pool, four whirlpools, and the largest suites in the Silversea fleet - 95% with private verandas.
SILVERSEA EXPEDITION FLEET
Silver Explorer - 132 Guests Designed for navigating waters in some of the world's most remote destinations, including both polar regions, our purpose-built expedition ship can push through ice floes with ease. She offers a level of luxury and service unmatched in expeditiong cruising.
NEW Silver Galapagos - 100 Guests With a proven skill for navigating the waterways throughout the Galapagos Islands, the newest addition to our fleet is naturally suited for in-depth explorations of this spectacular region. Rest assured, she offers Silversea's intimacy and elefgant sophistication.