Silversea’s 2018 Venetian Society voyage concluded in Lisbon on 18 October, following a varied itinerary which incorporated a number of unique, bespoke events. Having departed from Monte Carlo on 9 October 2018, Silversea’s Silver Whisper visited a number of destinations in France and Spain. Hosted by Fernando Barroso De Oliveira, Silversea’s Executive Chairman’s ambassador to the Venetian Society, the annual voyage unlocked authentic events, activities, receptions and other privileges exclusively for the cruise line’s valued Venetian Society.
A standout highlight of the voyage, Venetian Society guests witnessed a human tower, constructed on the grounds of the magnificent Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau in Barcelona – an architectural marvel that is protected by UNESCO World Heritage status. The Catalan tradition of building human towers, also known as castells, has never been staged at this remarkable venue. The captivating presentation, planned and orchestrated exclusively for the guests of the ultra-luxury cruise line, featured a human structure that comprised approximately 120 performers standing atop one another. The unique event also included a Catalan-inspired banquet at the spectacular Sala Hipóstila pavilion and private tours of the venue.
The human tower was part of an array of enhancements designed to enrich the voyage exclusively for Venetian Society guests. Other exciting highlights included two flamenco music and dance presentations – ‘Flamenco Fuego’ and ‘Flamenco Notes’ – performed in the ship’s elegant Show Lounge. Both the human tower tradition and the art of flamenco have earned a place on UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list, and represent Silversea’s commitment to unlocking the world’s most authentic and amazing experiences.
“This year’s Venetian Society voyage was an enormous success,” says Barroso de Oliveira. “We consider our Venetian Society to be part of Silversea’s extended family. There was a convivial atmosphere throughout the voyage, with like-minded travellers socialising while discovering some of the world’s most incredible destinations. I look forward to welcoming our Venetian Society aboard in 2019 – the year of Silversea’s 25th anniversary.”
In 2019, the all-inclusive Silver Spirit‘s nine-day Venetian Society voyage from Rome to Monte Carlo, departing on 29 September, will offer an immersive exploration of Italy with ports of call in Sorrento, Amalfi and Sicily, and in Sardinia, Livorno and Portofino. Venetian Society guests will again enjoy a thoughtfully curated collection of special activities, events and commemorative gifts. Early booking bonus fares start from AU$7,380* based on double occupancy in a Vista Suite.
To be hosted on Silver Moon, one of the cruise line’s new ultra-luxury ships, Silversea’s Venetian Society voyage 2020 will depart Barcelona on 30 October 2020 on a nine-day round-trip voyage, visiting Malaga (Costa del Sol), Cadiz, Gibraltar, Cartagena, Palma de Mallorca and Valencia. Early booking bonus fares begin from AU$8,100* based on double occupancy in a Vista Suite.
Find out more info about Silversea’s Venetian Society voyage 2019 here.
Find out more details about Silversea’s Venetian Society voyage 2020 here.