Indulge in the ultimate Caribbean escape, discovering a world of island wonders where stresses instantly dissolve.
- Flight from Dublin to Miami
- All transfers from airport to hotel to port
- 1 night in a hotel before your cruise
- 7 nights on board 6-star Silver Whisper based on two sharing
- Open-seating dining options – dine when and with whomever you please
- Diversity of dining venues – casual, romantic, regional delicacies, and gourmet cuisine inspired by Relais & Châteaux
- Beverages in-suite and throughout the ship – select wines, premium spirits, speciality coffees and soft drinks, plus your own tailored mini-bar
- In-suite dining and 24-hour room service – always complimentary, always available
- Sophisticated entertainment from live music to production shows
- Complimentary transportation into town in most ports
- Butler service in every suite – all guests
- All onboard entertainment
- Flights from Barbados to Dublin
- One check-in bag of 20kg per person
- Taxes and gratuities
Prepare for the Christmas break in style this year. As the rest of the world hunkers down to prepare for the holiday season, why not put your feet up for a week of Caribbean fun in the sun? Leaving Fort Lauderdale, start by enjoying Silver Whisper’s all-inclusive ultra-luxury during a day at sea. Grand Turk’s silky white beaches beckon next, followed by a sea day and St. Thomas’ overwhelming natural splendour. Discover Antigua’s rich underwater life during a marine safari before a visit to intoxicating Dominica. Your cruise comes to an end as you sail into Barbados.
The amenities of a grand resort. The charms of a stylish boutique hotel. Silversea’s Millennium Class ships Silver Whisper and sister ship Silver Shadow invite you to enjoy Silversea’s world-class accommodations, shipboard conviviality and warm, individualized service, paired with the enhanced spaces and amenities of a larger ship. Revel in the pampering treatments of an expanded wellness spa, shop the hottest trends from top designers at our shipboard boutiques, and enjoy dynamic full-scale productions in a multi-tiered show lounge. Silver Whisper luxury cruise ship has it all. Design your own schedule … or no schedule at all … Silver Whisper.
LENGTH: 610 Feet / 186 Meters
Booking RemarksInclusive of taxes and service charges as indicated
Non-refundable or transferable booking deposit of 25%
Optional Insurance from €31 (conditions apply)
Beverages in-suite and throughout the ship – select wines, premium spirits, speciality coffees and soft drinks, plus your own tailored mini-bar
Gratuities always included in your fare with Silversea
These prices are guidelines only and are subject to change and availability. Pricing will be confirmed at time of booking.
Silversea Terms and Conditions apply
Duration Notes7 night cruise + 1 night hotel pre-cruise
After your flight to Miami, you will be transferred to your hotel for your one night stay. In the morning you will be transferred to the port in Ft. Lauderdale to board the 6* Silversea Silver Shadow.
Like many southeast Florida neighbors, Fort Lauderdale has long been revitalizing. In a state where gaudy tourist zones often stand aloof from workaday downtowns, Fort Lauderdale exhibits consistency at both ends of the 2-mile Las Olas corridor. The sparkling look results from upgrades both downtown and on the beachfront. Matching the downtown’s innovative arts district, cafés, and boutiques is an equally inventive beach area, with hotels, cafés, and shops facing an undeveloped shoreline, and new resort-style hotels replacing faded icons of yesteryear. Despite wariness of pretentious overdevelopment, city leaders have allowed a striking number of glittering high-rises. Nostalgic locals and frequent visitors fret over the diminishing vision of sailboats bobbing in waters near downtown; however, Fort Lauderdale remains the yachting capital of the world, and the water toys don’t seem to be going anywhere.
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.
Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos
Beach masterpieces of silky white sand and sparkling water shifting from turquoise to royal blue welcome you to idyllic Grand Turk. Underwater ramparts of coral teem with vibrant marine life, while tranquil beaches reward with a haven of relaxation. Discover relentless Caribbean beauty as you taste the wonders of this tiny, tooth-shaped island paradise. Part of the Turks and Caicos islands group, an enchanting string of islands that share jaw-dropping natural beauty, Grand Turk is a truly divine Caribbean escape. Your first port of call is always likely to be the blissful sand beaches that roll down to that trademark intense sea. Governor’s Beach is a vision of pink sand, lapped by teal waters and a perfect rendering of your most lavish imagination. Submerge into the warm waters or shelter from the sun below soaring casuarina trees. Pillory Beach is another favoured option, nestled a little further to the north. Wade out along the shelf of sand, and part clear seawater that dances with twinkling sunlit patterns. Take your pick from the islands’ blessing of beaches, or strap on a snorkel to float for hours amid the bright tones and curious displays of life below the surface. Graceful stingrays slide through the waters at Gibbs Cay, and you can wander among huge queen conch shells, strewn over its sands. Later, sunset will burn and boom above, as you taste fresh barbecued snapper, mahi-mahi and lobster platters. The stunning coral reefs that attract keen divers from across the globe have been far less welcoming to ships historically, and the wrecks that rest on the seabed attest to their hull-shredding credentials. Flashing out warnings, and standing tall since 1852, Grand Turk Lighthouse is a true icon of this island. Wild donkeys and horses may join you as you roam below the rusting, cast-iron tower, which gazes out protectively over the North Reef.
St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands
The steep, spectacular hills that surround St Thomas’s exquisite harbour provide a fitting entry point for this island of overwhelming natural splendour. The jungled-mountains reach up above tempting beaches and scuba diving sites, while Charlotte Amalie – the island’s capital – sprawls down towards the water, bedecked with shops and tasty restaurants. Part of the beautiful U.S. Virgin Islands – together with St John and St Croix – these lands were purchased by the US in 1917. Nowadays, St Thomas is a patchwork of cultures, and a lively welcome to the islands, serving as a gracious host to the many visitors who linger – as well as those who jump on ferries, yachts and catamarans to explore the blessed beaches of the Caribbean’s other retreats. A stunning island of dramatic jungled-scenery, keep your camera close to hand as you swing up the Skyride to Paradise Point, to look down over the natural amphitheatre of the dock and city below. Snap some more postcard-perfect shots at Drake’s Seat – said to be Sir Francis Drake’s lookout point, where he could survey for approaching enemy ships. Nowadays, the views over Magens Bay and the infinite sea are always peaceful, and this is a great spot to catch a fiery Caribbean sunset spilling across the sky. Take catamaran cruises to explore the shining coastline, or seek out the glorious coves and caves that are hidden along the island’s perimeter. Land on the secluded shores of tiny islands, before scuba diving and snorkelling above the twisted boughs of lost ships, reclaimed by the waters and inhabited by curious tropical fish life. Kayak over still lagoon waters, or take the chance to lay back on soft beaches strewn with tiny shells, as St Thomas’s beauty washes over you.
St. John’s, Antigua
Lush and lively, Antigua is a bedazzling Caribbean destination, gorged with sunshine and crisp white sand beaches. Historic forts, sparkling coastline, and dense rainforest all contribute to Antigua’s land of thrilling natural beauty. With its bright blue to turquoise sea gradients – the beaches are vibrant and plentiful and the island has no shortage to choose from, with a rumoured 365 options. Experience the beauty on horseback, as your ride pounds across the sands, and the wind whips through your hair. Choose to loll in a catamaran offshore, or lie back on a bed of the softest sand to soak it all in. Beach shacks cook up fresh seafood and spicy goat meat curries if you’re feeling hungry. St John’s glows in the sunshine, with flamingo pink and baby blue paints boldly coating vivid Georgian buildings. Lively markets offer an authentic slice of Antiguan life, while museums celebrate the island’s revered cricketers like Viv Richards, and the story of independence. The whacks and whoops of makeshift cricket games hint at the island’s British history, and you can see more of this heritage at Falmouth Harbour – which was the centre of the British presence in the Caribbean. The area is still filled with sailers and dallying yachts, as well as the only working Georgian dockyard in the world. Built in 1725, the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Nelson’s Dockyard, was led by the admiral Horatio Nelson himself and is a fascinating time warp. Hike up to viewpoints here, which reward with glorious views of the forest-clad inlets, craggy cliffs and pointed hills. The stone towers of sugar mills dot the island, and hint at the tragic history of slavery, amid the island’s sugar trade past.
Raise a glass to the immaculate surroundings of Roseau, where beautiful beaches – alive with fine bubbles fizzing upwards from the geothermal activity below – wait for you. Dive into extraordinary snorkelling and diving experiences, amongst thriving marine life, active corals and live volcanoes concealed below the waves. With attractive volcanic sands to relax on, and glorious, jungled mountains to explore, Roseau is an intoxicating welcome to Dominica’s Caribbean island appeal. Nestled on the west coast, Roseau is the island’s capital and a city surrounded by sprawling banana plantations, and cocoa fields. First taken by the French, then the British, a strong colonial imprint mingles with the local flare. Nowadays Old Market Square is crammed with locals trading huge vegetables, colourful fruits and handmade jewellery – but the square has a darker past, and was the centre of the island’s slave-trade. Head up to the former British fort, which offers a panoramic, postcard-perfect view from the top, of Roseau and the lush green mountains behind. The large botanical gardens offer more magnificent views, and you can walk amongst thriving tropical plant life, as parrots flutter, and add splashes of colour to the greenery. The rainforest around the city conceals rich wildlife and waterfalls spilling into splash pools, while plantations give a taste of the island’s heritage. You can also discover the second-largest hot spring in the world – Boiling Lake – which brews with angry volcanic activity in the steamy Morne Trois Pitons National Park. The hiking and snorkelling can take its strain – so simmer away any stiffness in a mineral-rich hot pool, or by indulging in a rum punch or two.
Bridgetown, the captivating capital of Barbados, combines faded colonial history, captivating tradition, and vivid white beaches plucked directly from your richest imagination of Caribbean perfection. Recently listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, thanks to its beautifully preserved colonial architecture, Bridgetown’s mask of modernity covers a core of complex history and fascinating culture. Sherbet coloured buildings line up to overlook the waterfront of the Constitution River at the ‘The Careenage’ – where gleaming ships bob on the blue water, and peaceful strolls along a wooden boardwalk await. Stop for a sobering moment at the commemorative plaque honouring the people traded at this spot, when Bridgetown was the British Empire’s most important harbour, and first stop on the Transatlantic Slave Trade crossing. Just five minutes’ stroll from here is Carlisle Bay – a postcard-perfect place where you’ll find crystal-clear, turquoise seawater glowing in the Caribbean sun, and a mile of soft white powder sand. A treasure trove for divers, the shipwrecks scattered below the shallow water’s waves are now inhabited by turtles and swirling, rainbow-coloured tropical fish. Head to the backstreets, where street food vendors serve up spicy chicken soup, barbecued pigtails and thirst-quenching coconut water. There are bargains aplenty to be had on Broad Street, where duty-free malls and souvenir stalls cram together, vying for your attention. Roebuck Street is the spot where one of the Caribbean’s favourite drinks, rum, was discovered – having been created here from the by-products of the island’s booming sugarcane trade. Nowadays, it’s lined with bars splashing every variety of the deliciously spicy dark libation imaginable into glasses. For a touch more culture, visit one of the oldest synagogues in The Americas – Nidhe Israel Synagogue, which was built in 1654. The adjoining museum tells the story of Barbados’ Jewish immigrants, who were instrumental in the island’s development.
Following breakfast on your final day, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight home to Ireland.
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