Due to the unsettled situation in Ukraine, Silversea Cruises has modified the itineraries for four Black Sea voyages originally scheduled to call in Yalta, Sevastopol, or Odessa this year.
Silver Spirit’s July 21 seven-day sailing will remain entirely a Black Sea itinerary with Trabzon replacing Odessa, while three new nine-day voyages will focus on destinations in Greece and Turkey, and also retain the original Black Sea ports of Constanza and Nessebur.
The new nine-day voyages, Silver Cloud’s Oct. 13 sailing and Silver Spirit’s voyages of Aug. 20 and Sept. 29 have been enhanced with an added perk. Departing from Constanza, guests may enjoy a complimentary full-day Silversea Experience in Bucharest, renowned as the “Paris of the East” for its tree-lined avenues, architecture and vibrant atmosphere. Highlights include a scenic drive through Romania’s countryside, a Romanian-style lunch, and an enriching exploration of the capital city’s Palace of Parliament, Patriarchal Hill, open-air Village Museum, and Revolution Square. Alternatively, guests may opt for a $200 per guest onboard credit.
“The safety and well-being of our guests is always our top priority. These new itineraries eliminate the uncertainty surrounding Ukraine, while providing our guests with peace of mind and attractive destinations for their ultra-luxury cruise vacation,” said Kristian Anderson, Silversea’s senior vice-president and general manager for the Americas.