Silversea introduces exclusive ‘Grand Prix’ tour

Guests sailing on the nearly sold-out Silver Spirit voyage of May 24 are in for a special treat, with the cruise line offering an optional two-day “70th Grand Prix de Monaco”land package. Silver Spirit guests will have the opportunity to experience the thrill of a Formula One race at the Monaco Grand Prix during the ship’s overnight visit on May 26. On the Saturday, guests can witness the time trials (practice runs for the drivers and their cars) from Tribune K reserved seats. From this section of the grandstand, guests will see cars racing towards them at tremendous speed, slow down, and then accelerate, before making the next turn. In the evening, guests attend an invitation-only cocktail reception hosted by the ship’s captain and a former Grand Prix driver, followed by a themed dinner of Mediterranean and Monegasque cuisine served in La Terrazza. On the Sunday, guests return to their same reserved seats for the race. Priced at $1,799, the tour includes escorted transfers and a gift package featuring Bushnell binoculars, a program, souvenir bag, hat, seat cushion and protective earplugs. Offered only on Silver Spirit’s May 24 voyage sailing from Barcelona to Rome, the tour requires by Jan. 24, and space is limited. (