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Silver Muse

Silver Moon Inaugural Cruise

12-day cruise

Summary

Highlights

  • Enjoy all-inclusive luxury and sumptuous suites on board the elegant Silver Moon cruise ship
  • Take advantage of inaugural celebrations as you set sail from Trieste, Italy
  • Discover the historic Diocletians Palace in Split that dates back to 295

In Brief

  • 1 Night Trieste
  • 1 Night Zadar
  • 1 Night Split
  • 1 Night Kotor
  • 1 Night Dubrovnik
  • 1 Night Sarandë
  • 1 Night At Sea
  • 2 Nights Valletta
  • 1 Night Taormina
  • 1 Night Sorrento
  • 1 Night Rome

About

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Ocean cruise

Calling all avid cruisers! This is where the Silver Moon will shine in all her inaugural glory! A sister ship for Silver Muse, expect an iconic tour Italy’s boot for this maiden voyage. An overnight Valetta allows for full immersion in St John's beautiful citiy, while the pretty coasts of the Adriatic and Mediterranean work their very special blend of magic on you.

Day by day itinerary

Day 1
Trieste

Fly to Trieste on your included flight and transfer to the ship.

Up until the end of World War I, Trieste was the only port of the vast Austro-Hungarian Empire and therefore a major industrial and financial center. In the early years of the 20th century, Trieste and its surroundings also became famous by their association with some of the most important names of Italian literature, such as Italo Svevo, and English and German letters. James Joyce drew inspiration from the city's multiethnic population, and Rainer Maria Rilke was inspired by the seacoast west of the city.

Stay: Silver Moon

Meals: D

Day 2
Zadar

Dalmatia's capital for more than 1,000 years, Zadar is all too often passed over by travelers on their way to Split or Dubrovnik. What they miss out on is a city of more than 73,000 that is remarkably lovely and lively despite—and, in some measure, because of—its tumultuous history. The Old Town, separated from the rest of the city on a peninsula some 4 km (2½ miles) long and just 1,640 feet wide, is bustling and beautiful: the marble pedestrian streets are replete with Roman ruins, medieval churches, palaces, museums, archives, and libraries.

Stay: Silver Moon

Meals: B L D

Day 3
Split

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.

Stay: Silver Moon

Meals: B L D

Day 4
Kotor

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.

Stay: Silver Moon

Meals: B L D

Day 5
Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik is one of the world's most beautiful fortified cities. Its massive stone ramparts and splendid fortress towers curve around a tiny harbor, enclosing graduated ridges of sun-bleached orange-tiled roofs, copper domes, and elegant bell towers. In the 7th century AD, residents of the Roman city Epidaurum (now Cavtat) fled the Avars and Slavs of the north and founded a new settlement on a small rocky island, which they named Laus, and later Ragusa. On the mainland hillside opposite the island, the Slav settlement called Dubrovnik grew up.

Stay: Silver Moon

Meals: B L D

Day 6
Sarande

Sarandë is a city in southern Albania on the coast of the Ionian Sea. Sarandë can be reached easily from the Greek island of Corfu by ferry. An early Christian monastery dedicated to 40 saints (Santi Quaranta) gave Sarandë its name. The city center of Sarandë has been scarred by communist architecture but since the fall of communism many small shops and bars have sprung up which give it a Mediterranean feel. This southernmost harbour of Albania was once the ancient port of Onchesmos. Today, Sarandë’s main attractions are its sunny climate and the nearby ruins of Butrint.

Stay: Silver Moon

Meals: B L D

Day 7
At Sea

Days 8-9
Valletta

Malta's capital, the minicity of Valletta, has ornate palaces and museums protected by massive fortifications of honey-color limestone. Houses along the narrow streets have overhanging wooden balconies for people-watching from indoors. Generations ago they gave housebound women a window on the world of the street. The main entrance to town is through the City Gate (where all bus routes end), which leads onto Triq Repubblika (Republic Street), the spine of the grid-pattern city and the main shopping street.

Stay: Silver Moon

Meals: B L D

Day 10
Taormina

The medieval cliff-hanging town of Taormina is overrun with tourists, yet its natural beauty is still hard to dispute. The view of the sea and Mt. Etna from its jagged cactus-covered cliffs is as close to perfection as a panorama can get—especially on clear days, when the snowcapped volcano's white puffs of smoke rise against the blue sky. Writers have extolled Taormina's beauty almost since it was founded in the 6th century BC by Greeks from nearby Naxos; Goethe and D. H. Lawrence were among its well-known enthusiasts.

Stay: Silver Moon

Meals: B L D

Day 11
Sorrento

Sorrento may have become a jumping-off point for visitors to Pompeii, Capri, and Amalfi, but you can find countless reasons to love it for itself. The Sorrentine people are fair-minded and hardworking, bubbling with life and warmth. The tuff cliff on which the town rests is spread over the bay, absorbing sunlight, while orange and lemon trees waft their perfume in spring. Winding along a cliff above a small beach and two harbors, the town is split in two by a narrow ravine formed by a former mountain stream.

Stay: Silver Moon

Meals: B L D

Day 12
Rome

Debark the ship and take your included shared transfer to the airport for your included flight to the UK.

Meals: B

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