Silver Shadow - Oct 19-29, 2020
An Invite from your host, Ray Loewe
As you might be aware, I have put together a trip for October 2020 that is a continuation of the client trips we used to do. We have dubbed these trips, The Travel Connection because I hope to connect with people I enjoy and new people I hope to connect with.
Our trip will be a cruise beginning in Athens, Greece, a short hop to an island of Turkey, and then back to the Greek Isles. We will cruise up the eastern seaboard of the Aegean Sea with ports of call in Greece, Croatia, Montenegro and more. We end our trip in Venice.
Our ship is with Silversea Cruises and carries about 300 passengers. I like the smaller ships because I feel I have a better chance to meet people.
I would love to have you join me on this adventure and to add a special inducement, there is a special offer good until the end of this month. If you register for the trip, you will qualify for free airfare!
I believe this is going to be a wonderful trip and I look forward to seeing you on board!
Silversea Cruise Details:
Ship: Silver Shadow
Luxury at Sea, on the newly renovated luxurious all Suite Ship by Silversea Cruises
From: Athens, Greece to Venice, Italy.
Oct 19-29, 2020 (Cruise Dates) – 10 Days.
From the birthplace of democracy to the bride of the seas, this cruise weaves thousands of years of history with ample relaxation time. Whether you choose to enjoy the cosy, sandy beaches in Rhodes the underwater caves of Corfu, the splendid history of Ephesus in Kusadasi or our brand new port Durres, nothing will prepare you for the awe-inspiring, ethereal beauty of Venice.
MONDAY 19 OCT
Departure 6:00 PM
It's no wonder that all roads lead to the fascinating and maddening metropolis of Athens. Lift your eyes 200 feet above the city to the Parthenon, its honey-color marble columns rising from a massive limestone base, and you behold architectural perfection that has not been surpassed in 2,500 years. But, today, this shrine of classical form dominates a 21st-century boomtown. To experience Athens—Athína in Greek—fully is to understand the essence of Greece: ancient monuments surviving in a sea of cement, startling beauty amid the squalor, tradition juxtaposed with modernity. Locals depend on humor and flexibility to deal with the chaos; you should do the same. The rewards are immense. Although Athens covers a huge area, the major landmarks of the ancient Greek, Roman, and Byzantine periods are close to the modern city center.
TUESDAY 20 OCT
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Whilst the busy resort town of Kusadasi offers much in the way of shopping and dining – not to mention a flourishing beach life scene, the real jewel here is Ephesus and the stunning ruined city that really take centre stage. With only 20% of the classical ruins having been excavated, this archaeological wonder has already gained the status as Europe’s most complete classical metropolis. And a metropolis it really is; built in the 10th century BC this UNESCO World
Heritage site is nothing short of spectacular. Although regrettably very little remains of the Temple of Artemis (one of the seven wonders of the ancient world), the superb Library of Celsus’ façade is practically intact and it is one of life’s great joys to attend an evening performance in the illuminated ruins once all the tourists have left. The history of the city is fascinating and multi-layered and it is well worth reading up on this beforehand if a visit is planned.
WEDNESDAY 21 OCT
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Early travelers described Rhodes as a town of two parts: a castle or high town (Collachium) and a lower city. Today Rhodes town—sometimes referred to as Ródos town—is still a city of two parts: the Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site that incorporates the high town and lower city, and the modern metropolis, or New Town, spreading away from the walls that encircle the Old Town. The narrow streets of the Old Town are for the most part closed to cars and are lined with Orthodox and Catholic churches, Turkish houses (some of which follow the ancient orthogonal plan), and medieval public buildings with exterior staircases and facades elegantly constructed of well-cut limestone from Lindos. Careful reconstruction in recent years has enhanced the harmonious effect.
Day At Sea
THURSDAY 22 OCT
Days at sea are the perfect opportunity to relax, unwind and catch up with what you’ve been meaning to do. So whether that is going to the gym, visiting the spa, whale watching, catching up on your reading or simply topping up your tan, these blue sea days are the perfect balance to busy days spent exploring shore side.
FRIDAY 23 OCT
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Corfu town today is a vivid tapestry of cultures—a sophisticated weave, where charm, history, and natural beauty blend. Located about midway along the island's east coast, this spectacularly lively capital is the cultural heart of Corfu and has a remarkable historic center that UNESCO designated as a World Heritage Site in 2007. All ships and planes dock or land near Corfu town, which occupies a small peninsula jutting into the Ionian Sea. Whether arriving by ferry from the mainland of Greece or Italy, from another island, or directly by plane, catch your breath by first relaxing with a coffee or a gelato in Corfu town's shaded Liston arcade, then stroll the narrow lanes of its pedestrians-only quarter. For an overview of the immediate area, and a quick tour of Mon Repos palace, hop on the little tourist train that runs from May to September.
Corfu Town, Art & Flavours
SATURDAY 24 OCT
SUNDAY 25 OCT
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Backed by imposing mountains, tiny Kotor lies hidden from the open sea, tucked into the deepest channel of the Bokor Kotorska (Kotor Bay), which is Europe's most southerly fjord. To many, this town is more charming than its sister UNESCO World Heritage Site, Dubrovnik, retaining more authenticity, but with fewer tourists and spared the war damage and subsequent rebuilding which has given Dubrovnik something of a Disney feel.Kotor's medieval Stari Grad (Old Town) is enclosed within well-preserved defensive walls built between the 9th and 18th centuries and is presided over by a proud hilltop fortress. Within the walls, a labyrinth of winding cobbled streets leads through a series of splendid paved piazzas, rimmed by centuries-old stone buildings. The squares are now haunted by strains from buskers but although many now house trendy cafés and chic boutiques, directions are still given medieval-style by reference to the town’s landmark churches.
MONDAY 26 OCT
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Split's ancient core is so spectacular and unusual that a visit is more than worth your time. The heart of the city lies within the walls of Roman emperor Diocletian's retirement palace, which was built in the 3rd century AD. Diocletian, born in the nearby Roman settlement of Salona in AD 245, achieved a brilliant career as a soldier and became emperor at the age of 40. In 295 he ordered
this vast palace to be built in his native Dalmatia, and when it was completed he stepped down from the throne and retired to his beloved homeland. Upon his death, he was laid to rest in an octagonal mausoleum, around which Split's magnificent cathedral was built. In 615, when Salona was sacked by barbarian tribes, those fortunate enough to escape found refuge within the stout palace walls and divided up the vast imperial apartments into more modest living quarters.
TUESDAY 27 OCT
8:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Today a port town surrounded by industrial suburbs, Koper nevertheless warrants a visit. The Republic of Venice made Koper the regional capital during the 15th and 16th centuries, and the magnificent architecture of the Old Town bears witness to the spirit of those times.The most important buildings are clustered around Titov trg, the central town square. Here stands the Cathedral, which can be visited daily from 7 to noon and 3 to 7, with its fine Venetian Gothic facade and bell tower dating back to 1664. Across the square the splendid Praetor's Palace, formerly the seat of the Venetian Grand Council, combines Gothic and Renaissance styles. From the west side of Titov trg, the narrow, cobbled Kidriceva ulica brings you down to the seafront.
WEDNESDAY 28 OCT
Arrive 8:00 AM -
Venice is a city unlike any other. No matter how often you've seen it in photos and films, the real thing is more dreamlike than you could imagine. With canals where streets should be, water
shimmers everywhere. The fabulous palaces and churches reflect centuries of history in what was a wealthy trading center between Europe and the Orient. Getting lost in the narrow alleyways is a quintessential part of exploring Venice, but at some point you'll almost surely end up in Piazza San Marco, where tourists and locals congregate for a coffee or an aperitif.
THURSDAY 29 OCT - DISEMBARKATION
Group Rates – Cruise Only
Inclusive of all Port Charges, Taxes & Fees (Rates are per person)
CATEGORY - Rate (per person, basis double or single)
Owners Suite 2 Bedroom
Single @ $48,700.00
Double @ $24,400.00
Grand Suite 2 Bedroom
Single @ $44,500.00
Double @ $22,300.00
Royal Suite 2 Bedroom
Single @ $43,300.00
Double @ $21,700.00
Owners Suite 1 Bedroom
Single @ $33,500.00
Double @ $16,800.00
Grand Suite 1 Bedroom
Single @ $29,500.00
Double @ $14,800.00
Royal Suite 1 Bedroom
Single @ $28,300.00
Double @ $14,200.00
Single @ $25,100.00
Double @ $12,600.00
Single @ $23,700.00
Double @ $11,900.00
Veranda Suites 1-4
Single Starting at $11,200.00
Double Starting at $7,500.00
Single @ $9,250.00
Double @ $6,200.00
Deposit of 25% required to secure your cabin assignment reservation.
THIRD GUEST RATE, CRUISE ONLY: $ 1,900.00, in same suite.
Current Promos Included on this as a special group sailing: (Air Promos expire 11/30)
A.) $900 Air Credit per person or Free Economy Class Air w/Silversea
B.) $1,398.00 Business Class Air per person w/Silversea (Roundtrip)
C.) $300.00 Per Suite Shipboard Credit
D.) Option of an additional Advanced Payment Discount of 10% off cruise price - Requires Full Payment
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