Buenos Aires to Bridgetown

A kaleidoscope of colour — Begin your journey with a relaxing prelude in Buenos Aires before embarking on over two weeks of sensational destinations. Absorb the vivacity of Ilhabela and enjoy Rio by helicopter during an extended stay. With six days at sea harmoniously blended into the exiting cities, this cruise is a rich tapestry of culture, variety and lifestyle.

Highlights

  • Spend 3 days in Rio de Janeiro, city of stunning architecture, abundant museums, marvellous food and many beaches
  • Relax on Búzios' beautiful beaches
  • Enjoy the colourful Brazilian culture in the cities of Salvador de Bahia, Natal and Fortaleza
  • Visit the UNESCO World heritage city of Bridgetown
  • Visit Parati UNESCO National Historic Monument, one of the most important examples of colonial architecture
  • Explore Devil's Island, the site of one of history’s most infamous and feared prisons

What is Included

  • Spacious suites – over 85% with private verandas
  • Butler service in every suite
  • Free WiFi throughout the ship
  • Personalised service – nearly one crew member for every guest
  • Multiple restaurants, diverse cuisine, open-seating dining
  • Beverages in-suite and throughout the ship, including champagne, select wines and spirits
  • 24-hour dining service
  • Onboard entertainment and enrichment lecturers
  • Complimentary transportation into town in most ports
  • Onboard gratuities

What is Not Included

  • Flights Dublin/Buenos Aires – Bridgetown /Dublin
  • Single supplement is 75% of total room price
  • Travel insurance €85.00 (+ 70 years – double premium)

Itinerary Details

Day 1 – Buenos Aires, Argentina

(Friday 17 Nov - Depart 23.00 hrs.)

Glamorous and gritty, Buenos Aires is two cities in one. What makes Argentina's capital so fascinating is its dual heritage—part European, part Latin American. Plaza de Mayo resembles a grand square in Madrid, and the ornate Teatro Colón would not be out of place in Vienna. But you’ll know you’re in South America by the leather shoes for sale on cobbled streets and impromptu parades of triumphant soccer fans. Limited-production wines, juicy steaks, and ice cream in countless flavours are among the old-world imports the city has perfected.

Day 2 & 3 – Day at sea

(From Saturday 18 Nov to Sunday 19 Nov)

While we're at sea, enjoy wine tastings, designer boutiques, language and dance classes. Take in a matinee movie, check the market or your e-mail in the Internet Point, slip away with a novel from the library to a sunny chaise or with a movie to your suite. Or just take in the sun pool side. The choice is yours.

Day 4 – Itajai, Brazil

(Monday 20 Nov - Arrive 00.08 Depart 12.08)

Though founded in the early 18th century, Itajai only started to develop during the mid-19th century when surrounding parts in the Brazilian southern state of Santa Catarina began to see an arrival of European immigrants who generated business for the port. Toward the close of that century, the town itself received a considerable influx of Italian, German and Polish immigrants, whose descendants now make up the bulk of the population. Out in the countryside, neat farms and distinct European architecture are still evidence of these early immigrant settlers. Despite its early beginnings, Itajai looks fairly new, with few buildings dating from before 1950.

Day 5 – Day at sea

(Tuesday 21 Nov)

While we're at sea, enjoy wine tastings, designer boutiques, language and dance classes. Take in a matinee movie, check the market or your e-mail in the Internet Point, slip away with a novel from the library to a sunny chaise or with a movie to your suite. Or just take in the sun pool side. The choice is yours.

Day 6 – Paraty, Brazil

(Wednesday 22 Nov - Arrive 08.00 hrs. Depart 23.00 hrs.)

The Costa Verde's main attraction, the coastal village of Parati, is about 180 miles south of Rio de Janeiro. Inhabited since 1660, this small town has remained fundamentally unaltered since its heyday. It was a staging post for 18th-century trade in Brazilian gold from Minas Gerais to Portugal. Raids and pirate attacks necessitated the establishment of a new route linking Minas Gerais directly with Rio de Janeiro. A decline in Parati’s fortunes resulted; being off the beaten track, it remained quietly hidden away. Today, the entire town has been declared a national historic monument by UNESCO as one of the most important examples of colonial architecture.

Day 7, 8 & 9 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

(From Thursday 23 Nov to Saturday 25 Nov - Arrive 08.00 hrs. Depart 23.00 hrs.)

Welcome to the Cidade Maravilhosa, or the Marvellous City, as Rio is known in Brazil. Synonymous with the girl from Ipanema, the dramatic views from Christ the Redeemer atop Corcovado mountain, and fabulously flamboyant Carnival celebrations, Rio is a city of stunning architecture, abundant museums, and marvellous food. Rio is also home to 23 beaches, an almost continuous 73-km (45-mile) ribbon of sand. As you leave the airport and head to Rio's beautiful Zona Sul (the touristic South Zone), you'll drive for about 40 minutes on a highway from where you'll begin to get a sense of the dramatic contrast between beautiful landscape and devastating poverty. In this teeming metropolis of 12 million people.

Day 10 – Buzios, Brazil

(Sunday 26 Nov - Arrive 08.00 Depart 14.00)

Around two hours from Rio de Janeiro, Búzios is a string of beautiful beaches on an 8-km-long (5-mile-long) peninsula. It was the quintessential sleepy fishing village until the 1960s, when the French actress Brigitte Bardot holidayed here to escape the paparazzi and the place almost instantly transformed into a vacation sensation. Búzios has something for everyone. Some hotels cater specifically to families and provide plenty of activities and around-the-clock child care. Many have spa facilities, and some specialize in weeklong retreats. For outdoor enthusiasts, Búzios offers surfing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, diving, hiking, and mountain biking, as well as leisurely rounds of golf.

Day 11 – Day at sea

(Monday 27 Nov)

While we're at sea, enjoy wine tastings, designer boutiques, language and dance classes. Take in a matinee movie, check the market or your e-mail in the Internet Point, slip away with a novel from the library to a sunny chaise or with a movie to your suite. Or just take in the sun pool side. The choice is yours.

Day 12 – Salvador de Bahia, Brazil

(Tuesday 28 Nov - Arrive 08.00 hrs. Depart 18.00 hrs.)

According to Salvador's adopted son Jorge Amado, "In Salvador, magic becomes part of the every-day." From the shimmering golden light of sunset over the Baía do Todos os Santos, to the rhythmic beats that race along the streets, Salvador, while no longer Brazil's capital, remains one of its most captivating cities. A large dose of its exoticism comes down to its African heritage—at least 70% of its 2,675,000 population is classified as Afro-Brazilian—and how it has blended into Brazil's different strands, from the native Indians to the Christian colonizers. Salvadorans may tell you that you can visit a different church every day of the year, which is almost true—the city has about 300.

Day 13 – Day at sea

(Wednesday 29 Nov)

While we're at sea, enjoy wine tastings, designer boutiques, language and dance classes. Take in a matinee movie, check the market or your e-mail in the Internet Point, slip away with a novel from the library to a sunny chaise or with a movie to your suite. Or just take in the sun pool side. The choice is yours.

Day 14 – Natal, Brazil

(Thursday 30 Nov - Arrive 08.00 hrs. Depart 14.00 hrs.)

Natal has been growing by leaps and bounds over the past decade. The capital of Rio Grande do Norte has become an important industrial centre, yet no industry has had more effect on the economy than tourism. The past few administrations have invested heavily in the infrastructure and promotion, effectively placing it on the map as one of the prime tourism destinations for Brazilians traveling within Brazil. Although it has little in the way of historical or cultural attractions, the city's main asset is its location along one of the most beautiful stretches of coast in Brazil. In fact, Natal's foundation and much of its history have been all about location.

Day 15 – Fortaleza, Brazil

(Friday 01 Dec - Arrive 08.30 hrs. Depart 17.00 hrs.)

Called the "City of Light," Fortaleza claims that the sun shines on it 2,800 hours a year. And it's a good thing, too, as the coastline stretches far beyond the city. To the east, along the Litoral Leste or the Costa Sol Nascente (Sunrise Coast) are many fishing villages. To the west, along the Litoral Oeste or the Costa Sol Poente (Sunset Coast), there are pristine stretches of sand. The shores here are cooled by constant breezes and lapped by waters with an average temperature of 24°C (72°F).Today Fortaleza, a large, modern state capital with more than 2 million inhabitants, is Brazil's fifth-largest city.

Day 16 – Day at sea

(From Saturday 02 Dec to Sunday 03 Dec)

While we're at sea, enjoy wine tastings, designer boutiques, language and dance classes. Take in a matinee movie, check the market or your e-mail in the Internet Point, slip away with a novel from the library to a sunny chaise or with a movie to your suite. Or just take in the sun pool side. The choice is yours.

Day 17 – Devil’s Island, French Guiana

(Monday 04 Dec - Arrive 08.00 hrs. Depart 13.00 hrs.)

Discarded off the coast of French Guiana, lies an ominous, key-shaped island of sharp rocks and swaying palm trees - Devil's Island. As 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. Closed down in 1953, it now lies in an eerie purgatory, and the sense of unease as you approach it is hard to avoid, with its laden-coconut trees duplicitously waving you ashore.

Devil’s Island Self Exploration While there are no organised excursions available, one or two English-speaking guides from the mainland are available for directions and to provide information. After tendering ashore, visitors will be attended by the tour staff for a brief historical presentation of the Islands.

Day 18 – Day at sea

(Tuesday 05 Dec)

While we're at sea, enjoy wine tastings, designer boutiques, language and dance classes. Take in a matinee movie, check the market or your e-mail in the Internet Point, slip away with a novel from the library to a sunny chaise or with a movie to your suite. Or just take in the sun pool side. The choice is yours.

Day 19 – Bridgetown, Barbados

(Wednesday 06 Dec - Arrive 06.00 hrs.)

This bustling capital city is a major duty-free port with a compact shopping area. The principal thoroughfare is Broad Street, which leads west from National Heroes Square.Amongst top attractions here, the Pelican Villagea cluster of workshops located halfway between the cruise-ship terminal and downtown Bridgetown where craftspeople create and sell locally made leather goods, batik, basketry, carvings, jewelry, glass art, paintings, pottery, and other items. It's open weekdays 9 to 5 and Saturday 9 to 2; things here are most active when cruise ships are in port.

Accommodation

Silver Muse

Silversea Cruises is happy to present our new flagship, Silver Muse, to be delivered in the spring of 2017. The new ultra-luxury ship is being built by Fincantieri and at 40,700 grt accommodates 596 guests, representing an exciting evolution of Silver Spirit that will redefine ultra-luxury ocean travel, enhancing the small-ship intimacy and spacious all-suite accommodations that are the hallmarks of the Silversea experience.

The addition of Silver Muse will expand Silversea’s fleet to nine ships, and will once again significantly raise the bar in the ultra-luxury cruise market with a wealth of enhancements to the onboard experience, while satisfying the uncompromising requirements for comfort, service, and quality of the world’s most discerning travellers.

Guests: 596, Crew: 411, Length: 698 Feet / 212.8 Meters

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Suites

Silversea's oceanview suites are some of the most spacious in cruising, and all include the services of a butler. Select your suite and Request a Quote - guests who book early are rewarded with the best fares and ability to select their desired suite. "

Owner's Suite

947 - 1055 ft² / 88 - 98m² including veranda*, Deck 9

Picture yourself taking a delicious breakfast on your private veranda. Imagine watching the sun set, a flute of chilled champagne in hand, setting sail for your next destination. Prestigious, classic and sophisticated, this stylish apartment suite offers the ultimate in finest accommodation on board. Set aside for those who seek a superlative level of space, comfort and service, the Owner’s Suite has it all. The adjoining bedroom, with its en-suite bathroom, offers its own spectacular sea views.

*The difference in size is largely due to a larger entry corridor space and does not concern the living or sleeping area

Grand Suite

1475 - 1572 ft² / 137 - 146 m² including veranda, Deck Indulge in the epitome of ultra-luxury cruising. The Grand Suite is for those who want to experience sailing in style. The sophistication of the Silversea philosophy coupled with ample interior and exterior space makes this the perfect choice for serious travellers. With the biggest verandas on board, enjoy entertaining new friends or simply sharing intimate meals while contemplating spectacular sunsets. Savour the sense of well-being offered by the luxurious furnishings and modern amenities. Offering an unprecedented level of relaxation, the Grand Suite is the perfect romantic getaway.

Royal Suite

1130 ft² / 105m² including veranda , Deck 7

Designed with the values of the culture of living in mind, the Royal Suite offers a vast, eloquent space. Precise lines, authentic Italian craftsmanship and fine materials make up just some of the details of this stunning suite. Commanding and majestic, the Royal Suite boasts a lavish living area perfect for entertaining, plush interior furnishings and sweeping seascapes from the private terrace. The comfort of the spacious apartment makes this the ideal space for those wanting to feel the true comfort and luxury of the Silversea philosophy.

Silver Suite

786 ft² / 73m² including veranda, Deck 9/10/11

Step onto your terrace and bask in the calm feeling of the ocean breeze. Dissolve into the comfort of your king size bed. Prepare for the evening in the beautiful marble bathroom. The upper deck location gives the most spectacular of sea views, the spacious living area allows for comfortable relaxing where cosy nights in become veritable experiences in themselves. The two-bedroom configuration of this suite makes this it the ideal option for families.

Deluxe Veranda Suite

387 ft² / 36m² including veranda, Deck 6/7/8

The Deluxe Veranda Suite offers a comfortable living space, close to the heart of the ship. With its preferred mid-ship location and all the comfort and attention to detail that you can expect aboard, the Deluxe Veranda Suite is the savvy traveller’s paradise— both inside and out. Elegant décor, stunning marble bathroom and ample seating area, make this a cosy home away from home.

But perhaps this suite’s finest asset lies just outside, as floor-to-ceiling glass doors open onto a private veranda, making every sunset feel as if it is yours alone.

Superior Veranda Suite

387 ft² / 36m² including veranda, Deck 7/8/9

Located on the upper deck, and offering spectacular sunset views, the Superior Veranda Suite has all the comforts and luxury that you can expect aboard. A comfortable living space, attention to detail and a generous expanse of amenities, this stunning suite makes for a cosy home while on the seas.

But perhaps this suite’s finest asset lies just outside, as floor-to-ceiling glass doors open onto a private veranda, making every sunset feel as if it is yours alone.

Classic Veranda Suite

387 ft² / 36m² including veranda, Deck 5/6

The Classic Veranda Suite provides generous living space for voyagers. Located lower bow, the Classic Veranda Suite offers all the comfort and attention to detail that you can expect aboard — both inside and out. A generous expanse of interior comforts — elegant décor, stunning marble bathroom and ample seating area, make this a cosy home away from home.

But perhaps this suite’s finest asset lies just outside, as floor-to-ceiling glass doors open onto a private veranda, making every sunset feel as if it is yours alone.

Proposed Flights

Carrier

From / To

Departure Time

Arrival Time

British Airways

Dublin / London LHR

17.20 hrs.

18.50 hrs.

British Airways

London LHR / Buenos Aires EZE

22.10 hrs.

09.00 hrs.*

British Airways

Barbados BGI / London LGW

17.10 hrs.

06.20 hrs.*

British Airways

London LGW / Dublin

08.50 hrs.

10.10 hrs.

Fares from €1945.00 – call us for a quotation

*Next day arrival Flight times and details may be subject to change


Dates & Prices

Start Date

End Date

Owner's Suite

Grand Suite

Royal Suite

Silver Suite

Deluxe Veranda Suite

Superior Veranda Suite

Classic Veranda Suite

Fri 17 Nov

Wed 06 Dec

€ 27,450.00*

€ 24,705.00

Waitlist

€ 25,350.00*

€ 22,815.00

€ 15,750.00*

€ 14,175.00

€ 10,350.00*

€ 9,315.00

€ 9,850.00*

€ 8,865.00

€ 9,550.00*

€ 8,595.00

* Early booking discounts may apply and are subject to change Check with us for details.

Prices are subject to change

Optional Experiences

Hotels

  • Pre-Cruise or Post-Cruise Simply Hotel: Park Tower
  • Pre-Cruise OR Post-Cruise Grande Hotel: Alvear Palace


Tours & Activities

  • 4 Night Pre-Cruise or Post-Cruise Extension – Vintages of Argentina

Spend two nights at the historic Posada Salentein in the heart of Argentina’s most prolific wine region. In addition to Merlot and Pinot Noir, the region is notable for its Malbecs. Enjoy tastings at award-winning wineries.

  • 3 Night Pre-Cruise or Post-Cruise Extension – Iguazu Falls

A must see – stand face to face with one of the world’s great natural wonders – Iguazú Falls. Experience the combined 275 ft. falls in a massive cascade stretching for nearly 1.7 miles. See its waters cascading over luscious subtropical greenery.

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Important Information

  • A valid passport is required
  • A visa is not required for Irish citizens

How to reserve a place(s): a completed booking form with a deposit of 25% of the total cost (payment by cash/cheque /debit or credit card) should be sent directly to MAP Travel. The balance will be due 120 days prior to sailing – payment by cash/cheque or debit card.

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