12-Night Bermuda & Caribbean Cruise

Silversea's Silver Whisper
November 2 - 14, 2022

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Where Are We Going?

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Wednesday, November 2 - NEW YORK, NEW YORK

So good they named it twice New York is a cultural powerhouse like no other. Liberally scattered with familiar landmarks, world-leading museums, and with an atmosphere and infectious energy found nowhere else, any visit to this one-of-a-kind cinematic city is a frantic, fascinating feast for the senses.  Where New York leads, others to follow, and this city is a proud trailblazer. On the cusp of trends but with plenty of traditions, New York is a world to itself, and endless opportunities and experiences await between its audacious skyscrapers. Whether it's cycling through the leafy oasis of Central Park, rising to the iconic cityscape views atop the Empire State Building, or walking to Brookyn's hipster appeal across the Brooklyn Bridge's chained expanse, New York City feels at once familiar and fantastical. Leading museums and galleries like the MET, the Guggenheim, and the Museum of Modern Art add cultural intrigue matched by a few others, while the flashing lights of Broadway mark the pinnacle of careers and provide world-class entertainment. Also scarred by tragedy, New York City responded to its darkest day with thoughtful memorials of loss and by boldly reaching higher - the glassy new One World Trade Center building is the northern hemisphere's tallest skyscraper. Drop-in on Wall Street's excesses before sailing out from the financial district's reaching towers to the waves below Lady Liberty's gaze. At night the city lights up with shows, and roof-top restaurants serve innovative dishes above the glowing, buzzing streets below.

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Thursday, November 3 - DAY AT SEA

Friday, November 4 - HAMILTON, BERMUDA (Overnight)

A charming stack of pastel-coloured buildings clamours over the waterfront of Bermuda's pretty capital, Hamilton. Light paints bathe the island's buildings in bright floral colours, and whether you want to swing your shoulders on lush green fairways, or your hips during lively street parties - Hamilton has a rhythm for everyone. The decorative hues of Front Street's buildings ooze colonial charm, and a stroll along the seafront promenade is the perfect way to acquaint yourself. There's the gorgeous colour at the island's legendary beaches, where pink sands slip into turquoise waves. Dive offshore into teeming reefs, take glass-bottom boats, or stroll on the powder as dazzling sunset displays unfurl. Take in the palatial mansions of Billionaire's Row, or whack goofballs into the crisp blue sky, as the sea washes beside you. While Bermuda​ is best known for its silky soft sands, there's one beach where you won't want to go barefoot. Sea Glass Beach is covered by sea-rounded glass pieces, which chime and tinkle as the waves roll over them. Historic forts like Fort Hamilton offer perfectly manicured swathes of lawn, palm trees and lashings of military pomp - along with sweeping views of the sparkling sea and harbour. See stern-faced sea turtles, tropical fish and seals splashing around in the waters - as well as vibrant flamingos and cheeky lemurs - at Bermuda's aquarium and zoo. Or the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute offers a deep dive into the area's history - exploring everything from mankind's environmental impact to the Bermuda Triangle's legendary, ship-swallowing mythology.

 

2 Included Shore Excursions:

Sunset Glass-Bottom Cruise
Sunset Sailaway Cruise

Saturday, November 5 - HAMILTON, BERMUDA (Overnight)

 

5 Included Shore Excursions:

Classic Glass-Bottom Sightseeing Cruise

Quintessential Island Drive

Colonial St. George

Hamilton Tram and Ocean Discovery Center

A Curator Tour: Masterworks and Verdmont Museums

Sunday, November 6 - HAMILTON, BERMUDA

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Monday, November 7 - ST GEORGE'S, BERMUDA

The settlement of Bermuda began in what is now the town of St. George's when the Sea Venture-flagship of an English fleet carrying supplies to Jamestown, Virginia-was wrecked on Bermuda's treacherous reefs in 1609. Today, nearly 400 years later, no visit to the island would be complete without a stop in this picturesque and remarkably preserved example of an early New World outpost. Although St. George's is a living community - not a living-history museum - it retains the patina of authenticity. In fact, in 2000, it was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. That designation puts it on a par with spots like the Great Wall of China and the Taj Mahal in India. But don't expect awe-inspiring edifices here. On the contrary, St. George's chief charm lies in tiny walled cottages, simple colonial churches, and labyrinthine alleys that beg to be explored.

3 Included Shore Excursions:

St. George's Walking Tour

Bermuda Island Tour

Crystal Caves & Tucker's Town Drive

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Saturday, October 8 - DAY AT SEA
Sunday, October 9 - PORTLAND, OREGON (Overnight)

Portland, Oregon's largest city is located at the emergence of the Williamette and Columbia Rivers. Two  groups of indigenous Chinook peoples inhabited this area long before American pioneers started arriving in the 1800s. Once the Oregon Trail, a 2,170-mile historic east-west, large-wheeled wagon route connecting Oregon to the Missouri River, opened in the 1830s, large numbers of settlers started arriving. Portland's original name was "Stumptown" because so many trees had been cut down to allow for development. Two men owned the land - Asa Lovejoy of Boston, Massachusetts, and Frances W. Pettygrove of Portland, Maine. They decided to rename it but disagreed about the new name. They wanted to name it after their respective hometowns, so they settled this disagreement with a coin toss, which Pettygrove won. Today, Portland is ranked the 26th most populous city in the United States and is especially known for all its bridges, many of which are historic landmarks.

5 Included Shore Excursions:

Willamette Wineries

Mt. Hood Columbia Gorge + Multnomah Falls

Mount St. Helene's Exploration

Columbia River Brunch Cruise

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Tuesday, October 11 - DAY AT SEA
Wednesday, October 12 - SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA (Overnight)

With its spectacular bay, iconic bridge, and contagious energy, the question is more about what isn't there to do in San Francisco rather than what is? It's the city with a little bit of everything - hippie havens, digital geniuses, oodles of American history, and course, Alcatraz. There is a hot arts scene, cool restaurant culture and style, substance, and sass in spades. It's no wonder Tony Bennet left his heart there all those years ago. At just seven miles by seven miles, the city might be tiny, but its impact is huge. This is where the Gold Rush pioneers came, where the hippie movement began, where start-ups went from conception to creation, and where tolerance became not a word but a way of life. Add in some heavyweight landmarks such as Fisherman's Warf, the Golden Gate Bridge, and Alcatraz island, and you argue that SF (never San Fran) is possibly the best city in America. With its privileged setting on a spectacular bay and myriad of hills, SF is no stranger to natural beauty. In just one day, you can hike along coastal paths that go from Mexico to Oregon along the Pacific Ocean, climb rocky cliffs that stretch up into the enigmatic fog, and stroll sandy beaches that are as challenging as they are spectacular. A quick change of scenery takes you downtown to golden age Art Deco palaces, Chinatown's lantern-strung streets, and fantastic city views from the Hamon Observation Tower. Hop on the ferry from Pier 33 to Alcatraz for some modern history and you, too, will leave your heart in SF.

5 Included Shore Excursions:

Chocolate Making in Sausalito

Marine Mammal Centre visit and exploring Sausalito

A Walk through the Mission District Street Art

China Town's Street Scene

Farm to table dinner

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Friday, October 14 - DAY AT SEA
Saturday, October 15 - SANTA BARBARA

With its Hispanic style, colonial buildings, and lovely weather, Santa Barbara will remind you of the beauty of Southern Europe near the Mediterranean. Unlike the other cities of the West Coat, SB has kept its old charm. Facing the immensity of the Pacific Ocean, the city was founded in 1782 around a Spanish fortress. Mexican and then American since 1848, the city still possesses its strong Spanish influence and ambiance. One particular landmark is the living proof of this: the Santa Barbara County Courthouse. An impression of travel in time awaits you there with its wonderful Andalusian-inspired architecture, even if its construction only dates back to 1929. A climb to the clock tower offers you a breathtaking 360-degree panorama of SB and its surroundings. The Mission Santa Barbara, another architectural jewel of the city founded by the Franciscans in 1786, is worth a visit too. Stop time and discover the beautiful church and the stunning rose garden with a view of the Santa Ynez Mountains. With its almost year-round sunshine, beautiful beaches, and palm-lined waterfront, that's no wonder people also call the city the 'American Riviera'. Santa Barbara also means art and culture with many museums and theaters. Notably Wharf, a wooden pontoon advancing towards the ocean. Many Hollywood celebrities have been seduced by SB's authentic charm and own splendid villas there. Just like them, let the dulce Vida invade you and stroll through the charming streets of the city center. With its fancy boutiques, you'll love the pretty outdoor shopping mall Paseo Nuevo Sea, sun, and beauty; SB is without a doubt, one of the jewels of the Golden State.

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Sunday, October 16 - SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA

Attention all sun, sea, and surf lovers! Welcome to the place that considers those three words the only three little words worth saying. This is where the vibe is cool, the living is easy, and weekends are spent worshipping the holy trinity beachside. The southernmost city in California, San Diego borders Mexico, which gives the place a slightly transient feel, although as America's eighth-largest city, it is anything but. Made up of little neighbourhoods, each has its personality, which gives a blended family feel. There's Mission Beach, Little Italy, the Gaslamp Quarter, and Downtown - all in all, 17 neighbourhoods range from quirky to cool, resulting in a city that is much more than a sum of its parts. European settlers arrived in the mid-18th century, although Iberian explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo claims to have discovered San Diego Bay in 1542, 200 years previously. Regardless of when the Europeans arrived, there is proof that Native Americans populated the land 12,000 years before, and a trip to the San Diego History Centre is both educational and inspiring. The town became part of the United States of America in 1848 (it had been under Mexican rule before that) and since then has carved out a niche for being "America's finest city", a moniker that you'll see everywhere from t-shirts to bumper stickers. If it feels familiar, that's because it is. Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis and Marilyn Monroe filmed Some Like It Hot here and the city's slightly worn around, but ever so glamourous feel has remained.