Virtuoso Traveler - August/September 2018 - 55
LIVE THE PICTURES
Sail away with Silversea to McCurry-documented destinations.
Silversea timed its 13-day circumnaviga-
Explore Arctic Norway aboard the line's
The 100-passenger Silver Galapagos is a
tions of Japan to give cruisers the best shot
newest expedition ship, the 254-passen-
fixture in Darwin's playground, serving up
at seeing the cherry blossoms' peak. The
ger Silver Cloud. The ten-day cruise from
the Galápagos' greatest hits on seven-day
round-trip route from Tokyo on the 596-
Longyearbyen to Tromsø charts a course
sailings from San Cristóbal to Baltra (or
passenger Silver Muse calls at Maizuru (for
through fjords and pack ice in search of po-
the reverse). The islands' wildlife features
Kyoto excursions), Karatsu (known for its
lar bears, walrus, and some of the Northern
prominently, including Galápagos sea lions
castle and pottery), Busan, a South Korean
Hemisphere's largest bird colonies. A fleet of
in Gardner Bay, marine iguanas everywhere,
beach-resort city, and more. One high point:
Zodiacs and sea kayaks allows for up-close
and giant tortoises on San Cristóbal. But
a cable car ride in the volcanic Hakkoda
wildlife encounters, glacier hikes, and visits
the landscape also shines, with lava flows
Mountains outside Aomori. Departures: April
to fishing villages en route. Departure: July
and red-sand beaches. Departures: Multiple
16 and 29, 2019; from $7,200.
12, 2019; from $9,180.
dates, year-round; from $7,100.
A traditional dance group
performs in Togo.
| SEPTEMBER 2018