Silversea Debuts 2018 Venetian Society Cruise


Silversea Cruises has announced details of the cruise line’s Venetian Society voyage in October 2018. The annual Venetian Society cruise enables guests to explore a number of European destinations while enjoying bespoke experiences. The voyage is designed to benefit Silversea’s returning guests, while introducing first-time guests to the cruise line’s community of travelers. 

While open to all, special enhancements will be available exclusively for members of the Venetian Society, including unique events, special activities, 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 October 11, Silver Whisper will arrive in Barcelona, where members of the Venetian Society will enjoy an insight into the local culture as part of a new event, planned and operated exclusively by the cruise line, inspired by Catalan traditions and held in one of Barcelona’s prominent architectural marvels, the Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau.

With private access to the world heritage site after hours, guests will have the chance to admire the pavilions’ decorations while socializing with 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 Sala Hipóstila.

Back on board, on October 16, guests of the Venetian Society cruise will enjoy ‘Flamenco Notes in Cadiz’ – an introduction to the art of Flamenco - while exploring the Iberian Peninsula. This piece of Spanish culture was recently declared as a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.

This year, Silversea’s Venetian Society cruise will depart Monte Carlo on October 9 and will pass through French and Spanish waters before concluding in Lisbon on October 18, 2018. Now open for booking, Silversea’s all-inclusive Venetian Society cruise of 2019 will depart Civitavecchia on September 29, 2019, and will culminate in Monte Carlo on October 8, 2019. Fares start from $3,960 per person for the 9-day cruise.

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