Silversea has unveiled details of its 69-day Grand Voyage aboard the Silver Muse, sailing roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale on Jan. 3, 2018.
The cruise will completely circumnavigate South America, visiting 34 ports in 14 countries.
Designed for travellers who can spare the time and prefer a more immersive experience, Grand Voyage 2018 combines “the luxury of sailing aboard an intimate, elegant ship with the excitement of discovering fascinating destinations.” Highlights include a crossing of the Panama Canal, cruising Chile’s majestic fjords, a three-day stopover in Rio de Janeiro in time for Carnival, plus overnight calls in Valparaiso, Punta Arenas, Buenos Aires and Manaus, nestled in the heart of the Amazon.
Guests can enjoy an exceptional onboard enrichment program featuring destination experts, academics, journalists, diplomats and other specialists. Local entertainment, guest chefs, cooking demonstrations, wine tastings and regional specialties – many featured poolside at the new Chef’s Table interactive experience – will provide further immersion in each destination.
Through Silversea’s association with Slow Food Italy, a selection of Ark of Taste products such as Ecuador’s Nacional cacao, Peru’s native potatoes, Chile’s Merkén chili peppers and sugar cane products from Santa Rita, Brazil, will be sourced locally by Silversea chefs to introduce guests to the remarkable flavours of these cultural treasures, which are being catalogued by the Ark of Taste to help ensure their preservation.
Aboard Silver Muse guests receive the personalized service of a butler and a generous selection of all-inclusive shipboard amenities, including a complimentary selection of wines, premium spirits, specialty coffees, bottled water, juices and soft drinks; in-suite bar stocked with guests’ preferences; in-suite 24-hour dining service; lecture and enrichment programs; roundtrip transportation into town (in most ports); and onboard gratuities (exclusive of spa treatments).
In addition to a gala Bon Voyage dinner and overnight stay at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Fort Lauderdale on Jan. 2, special events include a unique “Panama Hat Party” event at the Montecristi Golf Club in Manta, Ecuador on Jan. 12, showcasing the talents of local artisans, and a box-seat view of the Carnival Winners’ Parade at the Sambadrome in Rio on Feb. 17.
Full-voyage guests also receive US$2,000 Onboard Spending Credit (per suite), free unlimited Wi-Fi, baggage valet service, Visa service and commemorative gifts.
Fares for Grand Voyage 2018 start at US$36,955 per guest, based on double occupancy.
Pictured, Silver Muse Veranda Suite