Arica is literally an oasis, near to sand dunes of the desert and fertile valleys, fed by melting glaciers of the Andes. Is located in the heart of some fascinating cultural attractions. The Plaza Colon, an iron cathedral with the Tower of San Marcos, is such a point of interest.There is also the Archaeological Museum in the nearby Azapa Valey. There you will find pre-Columbian textiles, sculptures and mummies of Chinchoro culture dating back to 10.000 B.C.
Antofagasta is a port city in northern Chile about 1,100 km (700 mi) north of Santiago. The city is closely linked to mining activity. North of Antofagasta passing the Tropic of Capricorn.
Chañaral is a small coastal city in Chile. A colourful town that is considered unspoiled, with the benefit of having absolutely no high rise buildings. Throughout the day and night, there is a lively, bustling atmosphere on the narrow streets.
The cultural and economic heart of Peru, Lima was the center of power for the Spanish empire in South America. Calao is the largest and most important port of the country. Lima hosts splendid archaeological museums, art museums, even museums of gold items. The catacombs under the church of San Francesco is a landmark, as there are thousands of old documents in the library of the adjacent monastery.
Matarani is a port city in Arequipa Region, Peru. It is a major port on the southern coast of Peru. Matarani is one of the 3 ports which comprise the Peruvian termini of the Interoceanic Highway.
Pan de Azucar is a National Park and an island in Chile. It is a special destination due to its diversity. Half of the island is famous for the magnificent landscapes that offer spectacular views. Cactuses and rare animals compose the majestic scenery. On the other half, visitors can enjoy watching a penguin colony and sea-lions. Hiking, camping or driving are going to be unique experiences.
Paracas is a popular beach destination in Peru. It is a beautiful small town known for its national park and its wildlife. It is necessary to visit the Ballesta Islands and get in touch with the incredible fauna characterized by penguins, seabirds, dolphins and sealions. This place has a rich historical and cultural heritage as pre-Inca civilizations settled here. The amazing coastlines are ideal for watersports. The area, truly, satisfies every taste!
Valparaiso is one of the most picturesque ports in the world. The view as you approach from the sea is particularly fascinating because Valparaiso seems to hang on steep precipices. Most of the city is a maze of alleys, winding streets, staircases and funicular lifts called "ascensores"-if you have not climbed to one before, it will be a surprise for you!
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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.
SMALLER GETS YOU CLOSER
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.