Silversea this week unveiled details of the cruise line’s greatly anticipated Venetian Society voyage in October 2018.
An opportunity for Silversea’s valued Venetian Society to unite, the annual Venetian Society cruise enables guests to make new friends while enjoying bespoke experiences in ultimate comfort. The voyage is designed to benefit Silversea’s returning guests, while introducing first-time guests to the cruise line’s close-knit community of travellers. While open to all, special enhancements will enrich the voyage exclusively for members of the Venetian Society, including unique events, special activities, sophisticated receptions and other privileges – both on- and off-shore. The cruise will be hosted by Fernando Barroso de Oliveira, the ambassador to the Venetian Society for Silversea’s chairman.
On 11 October Silver Whisper will arrive in Barcelona, where esteemed members of the Venetian Society will enjoy an unprecedented insight into the local culture as part of a world-first, planned and operated exclusively by the ultra-luxury cruise line. Inspired by Catalan traditions and held in one of Barcelona’s prominent architectural marvels, the Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau, the event will encapsulate Silversea’s core values: unlocking authentic experiences and enabling guests to travel deeper in supreme comfort.
With private access to the world heritage site after hours, guests will have the chance to admire the pavilions’ lavish decorations while socialising with like-minded members of the Venetian Society. Then, while sipping cocktails at a hosted reception in the complex’s inner gardens, Silversea’s guests will witness a specially formed human tower exhibition – the very first of its kind in this venue – in which approximately 120 performers will demonstrate a Catalan tradition by forming a vast corporeal structure. To conclude the festivities, members of the Venetian Society will enjoy a Catalan-inspired banquet at the magnificent Sala Hipóstila.
Back on board, on 16 October, guests of the Venetian Society cruise will enjoy ‘Flamenco Notes in Cadiz’ – a fun-filled introduction to the art of Flamenco – while exploring the Iberian Peninsula. Guests will be immersed into this institution of Spanish culture, which was recently declared as a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.
“I am looking forward to welcoming our esteemed Venetian Society aboard Silver Whisper for this special yearly reunion,” comments Fernando Barroso de Oliveira. “We see our valued guests as being part of the Silversea family; welcoming returning guests aboard once more is like welcoming them home. Many of our loyal guests choose to travel with Silversea in order to unlock unique and authentic experiences in the world’s most breathtaking destinations. Our enrichment itinerary for the Venetian Society cruise of 2018 will do exactly this.”
This year, Silversea’s Venetian Society cruise will depart Monte Carlo on 9 October and will pass through French and Spanish waters before concluding in Lisbon on 19 October, 2018. Now open for booking, Silversea’s all-inclusive Venetian Society cruise of 2019 will depart Civitavecchia on 29 September 2019, and will culminate in Monte Carlo on 8 October 2019. While specific details of next year’s enrichments are yet to be announced, guests of the voyage are sure to enjoy a special itinerary of activities and events. Fares start from AU$4140 per person for the nine-day cruise.