Silversea Cruises has opened general sales on a new 59-day grand voyage in the Mediterranean.
The Grand Voyage Mediterranean 2021 will link unique, immersive experiences across the region, showcasing historic cultures, old-world charm and spectacular landscapes. Between Sept. 8 and Nov. 5, 2021, Silversea’s guests will journey deep into 45 destinations in 17 countries, travelling aboard the line’s recently refurbished Silver Shadow.
Following an overnight call in Venice, guests travelling aboard the Grand Voyage Mediterranean 2021 will journey through the terracotta-tiled towns of Croatia, such as Split and Dubrovnik; discover the dramatic landscapes of Montenegro and the sun-soaked beached of Albania; and form authentic connections within the storied settlements of beautiful Greece. In Korçula, Croatia – the birthplace of Marco Polo – Silversea’s guests will experience a traditional cultural experience in the heart of the town, as dancers perform the region’s unique sword dance in a vibrant atmosphere.
Next, Silver Shadow will set sail for Turkey, where guests will journey deeper into Istanbul on an overnight call; Georgia, where travellers will discover the subtropical delights of Batumi; Russia, where the coastal jewel of Sochi awaits; Ukraine, by way of the classically charming Odessa; historic Romania; and beautiful Bulgaria. Combining the grace of ballet with the skill of military swordplay, talented locals will present a traditional cultural performance to travellers in Batumi’s Fountain Square. Odessa’s majestic opera house will evoke the days of Catherine the Great, as Silversea’s guests enjoy an operatic performance, canapes and champagne.
Ancient civilizations headline the subsequent passage of the Grand Voyage Mediterranean 2021: Greece, including Athens and Santorini; Malta, through an overnight immersion into Valetta; Tunisia and its ancient Carthage ruins; and Italy, with calls in Siracusa, Palermo, Naples, and Civitavecchia (Rome).
From Rome, the Italian and French Rivieras beckon. Calls in Livorno (Tuscany), Portofino, Monte Carlo, Marseille (Provence), and Valencia, as well as an immersion into the unique Balearic allure of Palma de Mallorca, will showcase the Mediterranean at its most glamorous. On an overnight call in Barcelona, travellers will dine on delicious tapas amongst the city’s famous Art Nouveau architecture. In Palma de Mallorca, travellers will explore the music of Chopin in the surrounds of the breathtaking Castell de Bellver at an outdoor piano performance.
Ahead of arriving in cosmopolitan Lisbon, Silversea’s guests will imbibe in Spanish culture in Malaga and Cadiz. They will explore the French Colonial architecture of Casablanca, Morocco. They will travel deeper into the Canary Islands, developing authentic connections with Arrecife, Las Palmas, Santa Cruz de La Palma, and La Estaca on a maiden call.
Having recently undergone an extensive refurbishment, Silversea’s Silver Shadow is more elegant than ever, with redesigned interior spaces and an elegant new livery.
View the full itinerary at https://www.silversea.com/destinations/grand-voyages-cruise/grand-voyage-2021-mediterranean.html.