Barbados is a country of natural beauty, vibrant culture and hospitable locals that welcome visitors with open arms. The coastline offers a beach paradise, while a walk into the city takes you to many shops, selling everything from designer clothes to the famous Barbados rum. Enjoy a three night stay at the Hilton Barbados Resort with its sparkling infinity pools and sun-drenched sandy beaches.
Today you’ll transfer to Bridgetown to embark the beautiful Silver Whisper for your Caribbean cruise. Opulent yet intimate, Silver Whisper has all the amenities of a grand resort but with the charm of a boutique hotel. From the sanctuary of your suite, to the extensive dining opportunities and indulgent spa – you can’t help but fall in love with the Silversea style of cruising.
The tranquil and unspoilt island of Tobago is a tropical gem with white sands, aquamarine waters, untamed rainforests and an easy-going Caribbean nature. As the smaller of the two islands that make up Trinidad and Tobago, it is still relatively undiscovered but it is sure to delight bird-watchers, adventure seekers and beach lovers.
Days at sea are the perfect opportunity to relax, unwind and balance out the busy days spent exploring shore side. Enjoy complimentary cocktails, live music and engaging conversation with new friends at the Dolce Vita, or gaze out at the vista from the Panorama Lounge - the perfect place to take afternoon tea listen to the pianist and watch the sun set.
Devil's Island (French Guiana)
This ominous, key-shaped island of sharp rocks and swaying palm trees is the site of one of history’s most infamous and feared prisons. The island's reputation as hell on earth was well earned, having been used to brutally imprison, torture and punish the French Empire's most notorious criminals. Made famous by the movie Papillion, it closed down in 1953 and now lies empty except for resident monkeys and birdlife.
On board this luxury cruise ship you’ll find a divine selection of Italy’s best cuisine using authentic recipes and the freshest ingredients in La Terrazza. You could also choose to dine at The Restaurant that serves contemporary, international cuisine including regional specialities specific to your cruise. The open-seating dining means there are no assigned times so you are free to dine whenever and with whoever you like.
In Santarem, you’ll discover the mighty Amazon River. Enchanting and mythical, it sprawls across a large proportion of Brazil and South America. Santarem will give you an insight into Amazonian town life, with its waterfront promenade, parks and restaurants. It is also close to the Tapajós national park for jungle hikes and wildlife spotting.
Boca de Valeria (Brazil)
In Boca da Valeria you’ll experience the simpler, traditional way of life that has been passed down from generation to generation in Amazonian communities. While the ship is at anchor, a colourful picture unfolds as canoes with the local population come out to meet the ship, providing additional excitement to your Amazon experience.
Manaus - Overnight in Port
The Amazon rainforest’s largest city sounds like a contradiction in terms but Manaus is a bustling metropolis in the middle of a jungle. It’s the gateway to many Amazonian tours and adventures but also has a renowned Opera House and many grand houses, once home to rubber barons.
Manaus - Overnight in Port
A few kilometres from Manaus by boat is where the dark waters of the Rio Negro and the lighter waters of Rio Solimoes come together to form the Amazon. At the meeting of the waters the different coloured waters flow alongside one another in an extraordinary spectacle of nature.
Manaus is brimming with street markets with colourful displays of local fruits and vegetables. Enjoy ice-cold coconut juice, capirinhas, fresh fruit and traditional cuisine as you wander through the harbour.
Parintins lies on an island in the middle of the Amazon Rainforest with a colourful floating market with dozens of boats jammed together, selling fruit, vegetables, fish and souvenirs. Take a river cruise where you could spot many different bird species, as well as caiman, pink dolphins or even piranhas!
Alter do Chao
Dubbed the ‘Carribean of the Amazon’ because of its crystal clear waters, white-sand beaches, and laidback vibe, Alter do Chão is the place to relax. During the dry season (August–February), white-sand islands and beaches emerge from the green waters of the Rio Tabajós, the only clear river in the Amazon.
You’ll have a few days to relax and take full advantage of the luxurious facilities on board Silver Whisper. Take a walk in the generous outdoor space on the glorious wraparound promenade, work out in the fitness centre, or take a complimentary Pilates or yoga class. Afterwards, you can relax your body and mind in the sanctuary of the Zagara Spa, with its steam rooms, saunas and range of indulgent treatments.
Today, you’ll arrive back in Bridgetown where you’ll disembark Silver Whisper and fly home.
Other regional airports may be available*