Bilbao is a municipality and city in Spain, the capital of the province of Biscay in the autonomous community of the Basque Country. With a population of 353,187 as of 2010,it is the largest city of its autonomous community and the tenth largest in Spain. With roughly 1 million inhabitants, Bilbao lies within one of the most populous metropolitan areas in northern Spain. The Bilbao metropolitan area includes the comarca of Greater Bilbao (875,552) plus satellite towns, ranking the fifth largest in Spain.
Βordeaux, France goes relatively unnoticed by tourists, but they are missing out on a thriving city filled with shops, amazing historic attractions and nestled in the heart of wine country.Bordeaux, France boasts vinotherapie (wine therapy) spas. It has a large and charming pedestrian zone. Find out more about visiting luscious and lovely Bordeaux, France.A youthful verve is present in Bordeaux, and there are numerous sidewalk cafés and bars. The food here is divine, pairing perfectly with the fabulous Bordeaux wines. Bordeaux is, quite simply, luscious, lively and lovel. Vordeaux first became associated with wine in the first century A.D., and is best known today for its incredible vintages. There are almost endless delights for the wine connoisseur
Honfleur t is located on the southern bank of the estuary of the Seine across from le Havre and very close to the exit of the Pont de Normandie. It is especially known for its old, beautiful picturesque port, characterized by its houses with slate-covered frontages, painted many times by artists, including in particular Gustave Courbet, Eugène Boudin, Claude Monet and Johan Jongkind, forming the école de Honfleur (Honfleur school) which contributed to the appearance of the Impressionist movement. The Sainte-Catherine church, which has a bell tower separate from the principal building, is the largest church made out of wood in France.
Honfleur offers the warm welcome of a little town. This little maritime city, which has somehow escaped the ravages of time, has managed to preserve the traces of a rich historical past, which make it one of the most visited towns in France, with its picturesque backstreets and old houses. Simultaneously fishing harbour, marina and commercial port, Honfleur has succeeded in making the most of its rich historical and artistic heritage.
Discover the captivating views of the city and harbor from the Alto do Parque Belvedere Park. Take a bike and go for a walk along the beautiful Atlantic Ocean. See the fascinating marine life to the aquarium in Lisbon. Visit the charming village of Fatima, where is said that Virgin Mary had been seen by many people. Visit the St George Kasteo with multimedia reports of the city's history and breathtaking views of Lisbon and the Tagus River.
A one thousand year old city with its eye on the future, La Rochelle is a beautiful and generous city that manages to preserve exceptional natural and architectural assets while developing its own area in an innovative, sensitive and harmonious way. Nestling at the heart of the Atlantic sea front, the city has been able to turn its solid maritime base into a fantastic economic, tourism and cultural asset. La Rochelle is the capital of the Charente-Maritime region and has 76,711 residents; it is one of the most attractive and dynamic cities in France.
Montoir de Bretagne benefits from being superbly positioned on the fabulous Loire River and yet so near to the Atlantic coast, offering a rich diversity of landscapes and architecture. You’ll quickly come across the stylish town of La Baule, with its pristine, long bay of fine sand stretching out as far as the eye can see.
Porto is one of the oldest European centres and the second largest city in Portugal. Many archaeological ruins from the Roman times indicate its interesting history. Baroque carvings, the Douro Valley and the Porto river make the city one of the most charming cities in Europe. Its beautiful monuments by well-known architects such as Gustave Eiffel's Dona Maria Bridge make the city an atmospheric place. Do not miss to taste the sweet local wine, the famous Porto.
Southampton is a large city and major port on the south coast of England. It considers to be the cruise capital of Northern Europe and has a long and important maritime history.
The rich city's culture heritage is reflected to the number of museums, such as Southampton Maritime Museum, Tudor House Museum and Sea City Museum. Galleries, open events, festivals, shopping and a great variety of attractions are available, for all interests. This vibrant, multi cultural city wont't disappoint any visitor.
The historic Spanish city of Vigo is located along the steep coast of the Iberian Peninsula to the Atlantic Ocean. It's a beautiful old city with many narrow streets and shady squares, magnificent monuments such as the church of Santa Maria del Ntozo, dating from 1580, with local wines from the excellent collection in the cellar. Wonder around in one of the great beaches of Vigo or take a ride on the ferry to the entrance of the harbor to explore the wonderful beaches and see the thousands of seabirds that nest there.
In the citadel of the port visitors will be amazed by the historical sites such as the Cathedrale St-Vincent and of course the labyrinthic network of lanes which are surrounded by impressively preserved walls.
Saint-Malo is a walled port city in Brittany in northwestern France on the English Channel.it is an important tourist destination, with many ancient, attractive buildings.It is also known as the "City of Corsairs" because through history, piracy took place very often here.It is considered to be the most attractive channel port in France and its cobbled streets are full of hotels, restaurants, bars and shops.Apart from the historical atmosphere that St. Malo retains,tourists can also enjoy the sun, the crystal clear waters and the beautiful sandy beaches.
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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.