Silversea Luxury Cruises To Georgetown

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.

Excursions in Georgetown

Uitvlugt Sugar Estate Tour

Uitvlugt is one of only three sugar estates still operational in Guyana today, a significant reduction from over three hundred in the 18th and 19th centuries. Your visit starts with an introduction to the history of sugar and the estate by your guide before a stop at the exterior of the sugar factory. You will observe the various methods of loading harvested cane into the factory via a gantry crane system, while those coming in punts are lifted out of the canal and dumped onto a conveyer belt.

We now travel out into the cane fields aboard a sugar punt, which is a unique Guyanese feature amongst sugar plantations around the world. You will see the intricate system of canals which are vital for drainage and irrigation as well as transportation in these plantations which are actually below sea level. You will have the opportunity to experience first-hand the manual harvesting style called "cut and load" which is primarily used in Guyana. Chat with the cane cutters, who are happy to talk about their job and life on a sugar plantation, as they harvest the cane with their cutlasses. This experience is a reminder of the brutal and work-intensive history of sugar in Guyana, which has shaped its economy and cultural make-up today.

Your guide will describe the unique farming system being used to cultivate sugarcane for centuries in Guyana, everything from the development and planting of new species of cane to burning the fields before harvesting. We will enjoy tea and a snack which is served in the unique setting of a sugar punt on a canal, looking out over the cane fields. Then walk back to the factory, passing the nurseries where new and improved varieties are being developed and tested.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.