Silversea cruises has unveiled the newest enrichment activities for its latter 2017 cruises. Cruise guests may enjoy ballet and opera performances, bridge tournaments, new culinary experiences, cultural expert lectures, wellness packages and other exciting activities.
Here are the experiences waiting for cruise patrons this year, with each sailing featuring one highlight:
Daria Khokhlova and Artemy Belyakov, ballet performers of the State Academic Bolshoi Theatre of Russia, one of the world’s most renowned ballet companies, are returning to Silversea for exclusive engagements aboard Silver Spirit’s August 25 and September 3 Mediterranean voyages. There will be two performances for each sailing.
Solo performer Jean-Sébastien Colau of L’Opéra de Paris, one of the world’s greatest companies, will treat audiences to his artistry when he and a partner take to the stage aboard Silver Whisper’s October 23 sailing from Montreal to New York.
Soloists from its Academy of Lyric Opera and a piano accompanist will perform a selection of opera’s most beautiful librettos for the enjoyment of Silversea guests aboard two Mediterranean cruises: a September 21 sailing from Athens to Venice; plus one aboard Silver Muse on July 15, sailing Athens to Rome.
Culinary and wine
An October 7 “Tastes of the Mediterranean” cruise aboard Silver Spirit, hosted by guest chefs Umberto Menghi and Michael Jacob, will feature culinary demonstrations, market visits, gala dinners and culinary-focused shore excursions.
Silver Shadow’s October 8 “Relais & Châteaux® Gourmet Cruise” will welcome Relais & Châteaux guest chef Dominique Bouchet, owner of the eponymous restaurant同名餐厅 in Tokyo. Bouchet will host gala dinners and cooking demonstrations presented in addition to a L’École de Chefs cooking school program hosted by David Bilsland, the Silversea corporate chef.
Silver Spirit’s October 23 “Wine Cruise” is presented in partnership with Comitato Grandi Cru d’Italia, an association of top Italian winemakers, and the Professional Association of Italian Sommeliers (ASPI). The wine enrichment program will spotlight a collection of some of Italy’s finest vintages as top sommeliers Gennaro Buono and Giuseppe Vaccarini guide and educate guests in the art of winemaking.
Silver Explorer’s October 25 “Culinary Expedition Voyage” in South America, will showcase Peruvian and Chilean guest chefs and regional specialties. Guests will have a chance to prepare their own seafood dishes.
Silver Discoverer offers wellness-themed programming on a these expedition voyages to Micronesia, Melanesia and Australia, including departures on October 4, 18 and 25, and one on November 9.
Guests enjoy a comprehensive — and complimentary — program that includes: stretching; yoga and Pilates classes; daily lectures and cooking demonstrations; gym sessions led by personal trainers using Technogym fitness equipment; and choice of one complimentary spa massage treatment.
On Silver Wind’s November 10 Barcelona-to-Barbados sailing, guests can compete to win prizes in the second Silversea bridge tournament. On this special voyage, featuring American Contract Bridge League life masters Gerald Fox and Steve Smolen, guests can earn ACBL master points, attend seminars, and meet other bridge players from around the world.
The Silver Perspectives enrichment program welcomes destination experts and distinguished guest speakers on board for lectures and conversation.
Invited speakers include authors, journalists, naturalists, diplomats, professors and other specialists whose topics range from politics and the environment to tribal customs and ancient history.
You may find more information on specific sailings, features, events, and performances on the Silversea website.