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Los Angeles, California, United States of America
to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States of America

Silversea Cruises
Dec 21, 2015 17 Days
Silver Spirit 5537
US$8,650 per guest
Date: Day: Port: Arrive: Depart:
Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Los Angeles, L.A. and City of Angels are all names for this gigantic Southern California mix of glamour, urban sprawl, ethnic diversity, oceanfront playground and unlimited energy. The largest city in the state of California and the second largest in the United States, Los Angeles is interestingly a very young city. Just over a century ago it was a bicultural community of American immigrants and wealthy Mexican ranchers, with a population of less than 50,000. On completion of the transcontinental railroads in the 1880s it began to grow. The old ranches were subdivided; the symbol of the city became the family-sized suburban house, set amidst the orange groves in a glorious land of sunshine.
Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Los Angeles, L.A. and City of Angels are all names for this gigantic Southern California mix of glamour, urban sprawl, ethnic diversity, oceanfront playground and unlimited energy. The largest city in the state of California and the second largest in the United States, Los Angeles is interestingly a very young city. Just over a century ago it was a bicultural community of American immigrants and wealthy Mexican ranchers, with a population of less than 50,000. On completion of the transcontinental railroads in the 1880s it began to grow. The old ranches were subdivided; the symbol of the city became the family-sized suburban house, set amidst the orange groves in a glorious land of sunshine.
Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Los Angeles, L.A. and City of Angels are all names for this gigantic Southern California mix of glamour, urban sprawl, ethnic diversity, oceanfront playground and unlimited energy. The largest city in the state of California and the second largest in the United States, Los Angeles is interestingly a very young city. Just over a century ago it was a bicultural community of American immigrants and wealthy Mexican ranchers, with a population of less than 50,000. On completion of the transcontinental railroads in the 1880s it began to grow. The old ranches were subdivided; the symbol of the city became the family-sized suburban house, set amidst the orange groves in a glorious land of sunshine.
Cabo San Lucas, Bahia California Sur, Mexico
Cabo San Lucas lies at the southernmost tip of the 800-mile-long Baja Peninsula. Once a sleepy seaside village, Cabo has grown into a bustling, expensive international resort and one of Mexico's foremost tourist destinations. The town fronts a small harbor facing the rocky peninsula that forms "Land's End." A prominent landmark is the arch rock formation known as El Arco. Just off these rocks, the ocean bottom drops to depths of about 1,200 feet. Along the edge of a deep canyon formed by the San Andreas fault is a unique undersea waterfall; there, cascades of sand continuously pour over the edge to the canyon floor below. This extraordinary phenomenon has only been recorded in Cabo San Lucas.
Cabo San Lucas, Bahia California Sur, Mexico
Cabo San Lucas lies at the southernmost tip of the 800-mile-long Baja Peninsula. Once a sleepy seaside village, Cabo has grown into a bustling, expensive international resort and one of Mexico's foremost tourist destinations. The town fronts a small harbor facing the rocky peninsula that forms "Land's End." A prominent landmark is the arch rock formation known as El Arco. Just off these rocks, the ocean bottom drops to depths of about 1,200 feet. Along the edge of a deep canyon formed by the San Andreas fault is a unique undersea waterfall; there, cascades of sand continuously pour over the edge to the canyon floor below. This extraordinary phenomenon has only been recorded in Cabo San Lucas.
Zihuatanejo, Guerrero, Mexico
Zihuatanejo is a quaint fishing port beautifully situated between two promontories. It boasts more than 16 miles of beaches and semitropical weather all year round. Mountains rising abruptly behind the town add to the scenic beauty. Often compared to the Acapulco of fifty years ago, Zihuatanejo has experienced some modernization while managing to retain its village charm and way of life. The main plaza faces the ocean; from here the town spreads out, covering just a few square blocks. Its streets are lined with shops and restaurants that are all within easy walking distance from the pier. Long before Columbus sailed to America, Zihuatanejo (originally Cihuatlan) was a sanctuary for indigenous nobility.
Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico
Acapulco stands like a regal queen on the edge of Mexico's glorious Pacific coast, boasting one of the world's most beautiful bays. The surrounding Sierra Madre mountain range, covered with lush tropical greenery, appears to tumble right into the sea, creating a magnificent natural setting. Bordered by warm, clear waters, Acapulco delights sun lovers, shoppers, sports buffs and those who want to rest and relax. Everything is easy to find, either on or off the long, sweeping seaside highway known as the Costera. In colonial times, Acapulco was the terminus for the Manila convoy. Battles for Mexican independence were fought at Fuerte de San Diego, Acapulco's main defense that looms above the port.
Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico
Acapulco stands like a regal queen on the edge of Mexico's glorious Pacific coast, boasting one of the world's most beautiful bays. The surrounding Sierra Madre mountain range, covered with lush tropical greenery, appears to tumble right into the sea, creating a magnificent natural setting. Bordered by warm, clear waters, Acapulco delights sun lovers, shoppers, sports buffs and those who want to rest and relax. Everything is easy to find, either on or off the long, sweeping seaside highway known as the Costera. In colonial times, Acapulco was the terminus for the Manila convoy. Battles for Mexican independence were fought at Fuerte de San Diego, Acapulco's main defense that looms above the port.
Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala
Fishing and farming villages emerged on Guatemala's Pacific coast as early as 2000 BC. They were the forerunners of the great Maya civilization that dominated Central America for centuries. By 250 AD, great temple cities were beginning to be built in the Guatemalan lowlands. Today, Guatemala is the most populous of the Central American republics and the only one largely indigenous in language and culture. Only about two-thirds of the country is populated with still large areas of unoccupied land. Its two coastlines are along the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. Puerto Quetzal is the largest port on the Pacific side and was built to accommodate ships alongside its piers.
Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala
Fishing and farming villages emerged on Guatemala's Pacific coast as early as 2000 BC. They were the forerunners of the great Maya civilization that dominated Central America for centuries. By 250 AD, great temple cities were beginning to be built in the Guatemalan lowlands. Today, Guatemala is the most populous of the Central American republics and the only one largely indigenous in language and culture. Only about two-thirds of the country is populated with still large areas of unoccupied land. Its two coastlines are along the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. Puerto Quetzal is the largest port on the Pacific side and was built to accommodate ships alongside its piers.
Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Costa Rica's major Pacific port on the Gulf of Nicoya provides visitors with the opportunity for trips into Costa Rica's interior, renowned for its unspoiled nature and beautiful scenery. Costa Rica boasts a privileged location between two oceans at the southern end of Central America. Columbus discovered it in September of 1502 during his last voyage. Unfounded rumors of vast gold treasures led to the name of Costa Rica (Rich Coast). Spaniards from northern Spain settled mainly in the Central Valley. Independence from Spain was declared in 1821. To supplement farming income, the government looked for a product that could be exported and taxed for revenue; they found it in coffee.
Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Costa Rica's major Pacific port on the Gulf of Nicoya provides visitors with the opportunity for trips into Costa Rica's interior, renowned for its unspoiled nature and beautiful scenery. Costa Rica boasts a privileged location between two oceans at the southern end of Central America. Columbus discovered it in September of 1502 during his last voyage. Unfounded rumors of vast gold treasures led to the name of Costa Rica (Rich Coast). Spaniards from northern Spain settled mainly in the Central Valley. Independence from Spain was declared in 1821. To supplement farming income, the government looked for a product that could be exported and taxed for revenue; they found it in coffee.
The unique location of the Panama Canal at Central America's narrowest point between the Caribbean Sea and Pacific Ocean provided the idea for creating a passageway between these two bodies of water. In 1880, the French made the first attempt to build a canal, but disease and financial problems defeated them. In 1903, Panama and the United States signed a treaty by which the United States agreed to take over the project. The following year, the U.S. purchased the rights and properties from the French Canal Company and construction began. The project took ten years to complete at a cost of about $387 million.
Cartagena, Colombia
Ever wonder what the "Spanish Main" refers to? This is it. Colombia's Caribbean coast invokes ghosts of conquistadors, pirates, and missionaries journeying to the New World in search of wealth, either material or spiritual. Anchoring this shore is Cartagena-poetically, and officially, "Cartagena de Indias" (Cartagena of the Indies). Founded in 1533, it was one of Latin America's most magnificent colonial cities. Gold and silver passed through here en route to Spain, making Cartagena an obvious target for pirates, hence the construction of its trademark walls and fortresses.
Cartagena, Colombia
Ever wonder what the "Spanish Main" refers to? This is it. Colombia's Caribbean coast invokes ghosts of conquistadors, pirates, and missionaries journeying to the New World in search of wealth, either material or spiritual. Anchoring this shore is Cartagena-poetically, and officially, "Cartagena de Indias" (Cartagena of the Indies). Founded in 1533, it was one of Latin America's most magnificent colonial cities. Gold and silver passed through here en route to Spain, making Cartagena an obvious target for pirates, hence the construction of its trademark walls and fortresses.
Cartagena, Colombia
Ever wonder what the "Spanish Main" refers to? This is it. Colombia's Caribbean coast invokes ghosts of conquistadors, pirates, and missionaries journeying to the New World in search of wealth, either material or spiritual. Anchoring this shore is Cartagena-poetically, and officially, "Cartagena de Indias" (Cartagena of the Indies). Founded in 1533, it was one of Latin America's most magnificent colonial cities. Gold and silver passed through here en route to Spain, making Cartagena an obvious target for pirates, hence the construction of its trademark walls and fortresses.
Cartagena, Colombia
Ever wonder what the "Spanish Main" refers to? This is it. Colombia's Caribbean coast invokes ghosts of conquistadors, pirates, and missionaries journeying to the New World in search of wealth, either material or spiritual. Anchoring this shore is Cartagena-poetically, and officially, "Cartagena de Indias" (Cartagena of the Indies). Founded in 1533, it was one of Latin America's most magnificent colonial cities. Gold and silver passed through here en route to Spain, making Cartagena an obvious target for pirates, hence the construction of its trademark walls and fortresses.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States of America
In the 1960s Fort Lauderdale's beachfront was lined with T-shirt shops interspersed with quickie-food outlets, and downtown consisted of a lone office tower, some dilapidated government buildings, and motley other structures waiting to be razed. Today the beach is home to upscale shops and restaurants, while downtown has exploded with new office and luxury residential development. The entertainment and shopping areas-Las Olas Boulevard, Las Olas Riverfront, and Himmarshee Village-are thriving. And Port Everglades is giving Miami a run for its money in passenger cruising, with a dozen cruise-ship terminals, including the world's largest, hosting more than 20 cruise ships with some 3,000 departures annually.
Included in this Cruise
  • Spacious suites – over 85% with private verandas
  • Personalised service – nearly one crew member for every guest
  • Butler service in every suite – all guests are pampered equally
  • 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, specialty 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
  • Enrichment lecturer(s) and/or destination consultant(s)
  • Complimentary transportation into town in most ports
  • Gratuities always included in your fare
Dr. Herb Keyser- Author, World Traveler, Music Expert

Dr. Herb Keyser is a man of many talents - doctor, author, traveler, lecturer, musician.  He was co-chairman of the Ob-Gyn department at one of the largest hospitals on Long Island. He also served as a Lt. Colonel in the United States Army Medical Corps during the war in Vietnam. During that time he authored and co-authored numerous articles in medical journals and chapters of textbooks. Shifting gears he wrote two books on America’s health care system, Women Under the Knife and Prescription for Disaster: Health Care in America. The latter had forewords by the late Senator Paul Wellstone and the former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop. Subsequent to their publication, he lectured throughout the United States. On television he made three appearances on Nightline with Ted Koppel. He was seen twice on Regis Philbin’s Show, CNN and an HBO Special, besides scores of local radio and TV programs. While speaking and writing he has continued working in his original profession as a traveling physician throughout the United States in small communities needy of an obstetrician. He also functions as an expert witness for both plaintiffs and defense in malpractice trials. He then turned his attention to world travel. His third book, Two Drifters..Off to See the World tells of some of those hilarious adventures as he and his wife Barbara traveled for an entire year by car, boat, train and plane throughout Europe. In October of 2009, his fifth book titled Geniuses of the American Musical Theatre: The Composers and Lyricists received very gratifying reviews, and a second printing is already being planned. Dr. Keyser is presently writing the sequel which will share the lives and music of the greatest musical performers.

Silver Spirit

Silversea Cruises
Silver Spirit, Silversea’s newest and largest ship, combines the award-winning hallmarks of the Silversea luxury cruise experience with expanded amenities and exciting new venues for dining and entertainment. Dine on fresh sushi and innovative Asian fusion cuisine at Seishin, meet friends at Stars Supper Club for small plate specialties and live entertainment, or recharge and rejuvenate in the 8,300-square foot spa and fitness center of the Silver Spirit. Featuring the largest suites in the Silversea fleet, Silver Spirit offers a lively, convivial atmosphere for cosmopolitan travelers who enjoy a greater variety of shipboard diversions, yet crave the personalized service and authentic and “up-close” experiences for which Silversea is known. More ways to play … and to relax … Silver Spirit.
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Key Facts
refurbished
crew376
guests 540
tonnage 36,000
length 642 Feet/198.5 Metres
width 86 Feet/26.2 Metres
speed 19.5 Knots
decks 8
built 2009
registry Bahamas
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