Designed with wine-related destinations in mind, and hosted either by Lawerence d’Almeida, Silversea’s wine ambassador, or by master sommeliers, the cruise line’s range of themed wine voyages give oenological experiences across the world.
Departing 18 October, Silver Whisper will cruise between Lisbon and Fort Lauderdale, for which Silversea has partnered with Comitato Grandi Cru d’Italia and the American Fine Wine Competition. Giuseppe Vaccarini and Gennaro Buono, former best sommelier in the world and the best sommelier in Italy respectively, will each join a segment of the trans-Atlantic voyage.
Departing Auckland on 20 January on Silver Muse and hosted by d’Almeida, the cruise will introduce guests to various wine varieties and vintages. Guests will be able to enjoy a half day tour of Gisborne’s wine region; wineries in Picton; and a tour of the Marlborough region. In Australia, guests will experience a trip to the Ghost Rock Vineyard.
On 2 February, Silver Whisper will depart Sydney for Bali. Also hosted by d’Almeida, the 14-day voyage will visit Brisbane, Cairns, Darwin and Komodo. Guests can enjoy a private tour of the Sirromet Winery in Queensland.
Silver Cloud will cruise between Lisbon and Amsterdam between 1-13 May, visiting Oporto, La Coruna, Gijon, Bilbao, Bordeaux, Belle Ile, Douarnenez, Saint Malo and Le Havre. Between 19 May and 2 June, Silver Whisper will cruise between London and Barcelona, stopping at Honfleur, Saint Malo, Bordeaux, Le Verdon (Bordeaux), Bilbao, Lisbon, Cadiz and Malaga. Guests will be able to participate in the onboard accredited sommelier course, leaving with a recognised qualification.