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.
Oranjestad, the capital of Aruba island, is a picturesqe place, with pastel colour buildings of colonial architecture.
Just 30 km long and 10 km wide, Aruba is a sunny island almost all over the year. Here there are the most incredible beaches in the world. It's better to explore Aruba on foot, walking along the streets with palm trees, of the capital Oratzestant.This city is full of life, and has the charm of a Dutch colony, pastel colored houses, the castle and a wonderful market.
Bridgetown in Barbados is a breathtaking place, a tropical paradise, with many impressive sights.
Bridgetown, the capital of Barbados, retains much of its British heritage. Τhe bustling city, the quiet hillsides and valleys with tropical vegetation, the sandy beaches, which are considered to be the most beautiful in the world and many other impressive sights are waiting to be explored.
Located on the Caribbean coast of Colombia, the historical city of Cartagena is almost entirely surrounded by lagoons and bays, while still surrounded by fortifications of 17th century that were protecting the gold and treasures with destination to Spain. The many squares will offer a shady retreat as you explore the streets that cross a colonial baroque architecture.
Willemstad is one of the most picturesque cities in Caribbean. Its traditional heritage is visible even from the entrance of the harbor, where colorful buildings with triangular roof of Dutch type are lined along the coast. Visit the wonderful "Curacao Sea Aquarium", that hosts over 400 exotic species of marine life.
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.
Manta has the largest seaport in Ecuador and is a city with a long history, since Pre-Columbian times. Nowadays is a great touristic destination, with breathtaking beaches and a selection of activities like night clubs, casino and sport events.
The Panama Canal is an engeeniring miracle, one of the largests and most difficult technical projects ever accomplished. The Canal cuts across the Isthmus of Panama and connects the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean, making ships' sailing faster, easier and more safe than ever before.
Salaverry is a port city in Peru. The port is easily accessible by road to shippers and consignees (mainly fish, fertilizer, ore concentrates, rice, sugar, etc.). It is currently one of the busiest commercial ports in the country.
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.