Virtuoso Traveler - February/March 2018 - 63
COULD YOU BE A
ARE YOU A FOODIE?
DO YOU WANT
TO SEE IT ALL?
Top chefs have expanded their empires to include the world's
waterways, and new ingredients await discovery in each port.
Here's a taste of what's on board.
Sailings that encompass vast
regions and whole seasons can write
your life's next chapter.
TAKE A SABBATICAL
nearly five months aboard
Silversea's 382-passenger Silver Whisper. In 2019, the line's
132-day world cruise takes in
31 countries and 52 ports. From
snorkeling on Moorea to sampling
wonton soup in Hong Kong and
strolling San Sebastián, Spain's
historic Old Town, this is one trip
that truly earns the moniker "voyage." (Have less time? Select one
of its roughly two-week routes
that's right for you.)
A winetasting aboard Uniworld's River Royale.
lovers will savor
(LIGHT BULB ICON) JURAJ SEDLÁK/THE NOUN PROJECT
Bordeaux vineyard cruise
aboard the 130-passenger
River Royale, with cellar
tastings in Saint-Émilion,
a Sauternes-paired lunch,
visits to farmers' markets in
Libourne, and bicycle rides
through the back streets
FESTIVAL OF FLAVORS
Food & Wine Festival sailings feature guest chefs
and sommeliers, cooking
classes, and more. A roundtrip Los Angeles journey
aboard the 980-passenger
Crystal Serenity takes in
the flavors of Mexico with
stops in La Paz, Ensenada,
for 2019, Crystal Cruises'
85-day journey on the 980passenger Crystal Serenity will
visit more than 15 countries.
Explore the natural wonders of
Australia and Africa, isles of the
South Pacific, and top cities such
as Sydney and Barcelona.
HOPS & MALTS
Adventures' eightday beer-themed sailings on
the 76-passenger Wilderness
Discoverer highlight microbrews of the Pacific Northwest under the tutelage of
onboard guest brewers.
TIP: A cruise can be the centerpiece of your vacation or a link in the chain. Your Virtuoso advisor can arrange preand post-cruise city stays, transport, tours, and more, making your sailing just one part of a grand adventure.