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Lisbon To London (Greenwich)

NORTHERN EUROPE & BRITISH ISLES cruise Silver Spirit

Let Lisbon’s stirring fado music under your skin, before sipping fine wines, and drifting below Porto’s famous bridges. Onwards to Bilbao’s Guggenheim Museum’s twisted metal, before the imposing offshore slab of Fort Boyard emerges near La Rochelle's grand harbour entrance. Drop in on Honfleur – a muse of Monet - and the Channel Islands, before sailing to London’s gothic landmarks.
Voyage 5813

Book by 15 May, 2018 and enjoy $1,000 onboard credit per suite and one-category suite upgrade*

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Cruise itinerary

Our itineraries are second-to-none – below please find detailed information regarding ports of call, arrival and departure times, as well as supplemental information about the destinations you’ll visit
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Spread over a string of seven hills north of the Rio Tejo (Tagus River) estuary, Lisbon presents an intriguing variety of faces to those who negotiate its switchback streets. In the oldest neighborhoods, stepped alleys whose street pattern dates back to Moorish times are lined with pastel-color houses decked with laundry; here and there, miradouros (vantage points) afford spectacular river or city views. In the grand 18th-century center, calçada à portuguesa (black-and-white mosaic cobblestone) sidewalks border wide boulevards.

View 5 Excursion(s) in Lisbon

Lively, commercial Oporto is the second largest city in Portugal after Lisbon. Also called Porto for short, the word easily brings to mind the city's most famous product - port wine. Oporto's strategic location on the north bank of the Douro River has accounted for the town's importance since ancient times. The Romans built a fort here where their trading route crossed the Douro, and the Moors brought their own culture to the area. Oporto profited from provisioning crusaders en route to the Holy Land and enjoyed the riches from Portuguese maritime discoveries during the 15th and 16th centuries.

View 5 Excursion(s) in Oporto (Leixões)

La Coruña, the largest city in Spain's Galicia region, is among the country's busiest ports. The remote Galicia area is tucked into the northwest corner of the Iberian Peninsula, surprising visitors with its green and misty countryside that is so much unlike other parts of Spain. The name "Galicia" is Celtic in origin, for it was the Celts who occupied the region around the 6th-century BC and erected fortifications. La Coruña was already considered an important port under the Romans. They were followed by an invasion of Suevians, Visigoths and, much later in 730, the Moors.

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Time in Bilbao (Bilbo, in Euskera) may be recorded as BG or AG (Before Guggenheim or After Guggenheim). Never has a single monument of art and architecture so radically changed a city. Frank Gehry's stunning museum, Norman Foster's sleek subway system, the Santiago Calatrava glass footbridge and airport, the leafy César Pelli Abandoibarra park and commercial complex next to the Guggenheim, and the Philippe Starck AlhóndigaBilbao cultural center have contributed to an unprecedented cultural revolution in what was once the industry capital of the Basque Country.

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Situated at the mouth of the Nivelle River, St. Jean de Luz is by far the most attractive and most Basque of the region's beach resorts. Evidence of the wealth and vigour of St. Jean's seafaring past is most notable in the opulent villas that dot the bay area and the centre square. Not yet submerged in tourism, it is one of the busiest fishing ports in France. As the only natural harbour in this area, St. Jean has been a major port for centuries. Whaling and cod fishing are the traditional occupations.

View 7 Excursion(s) in St Jean de Luz

Bordeaux as a whole, rather than any particular points within it, is what you'll want to visit in order to understand why Victor Hugo described it as Versailles plus Antwerp, and why the painter Francisco de Goya, when exiled from his native Spain, chose it as his last home (he died here in 1828). The capital of southwest France and the region's largest city, Bordeaux remains synonymous with the wine trade: wine shippers have long maintained their headquarters along the banks of the Garonne, while buyers from around the world arrive for the huge biennial Vinexpo show (held in odd-number years).

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Lovely Belle-Île-en-Mer is the largest of a small clutch of islands off the coast of Brittany. Just twelve miles long and less than four miles wide, this verdant atoll benefits from a mild climate, which contributes to the abundant flora found here. Fragrant eucalyptus, exotic gingko and mimosa trees, bountiful figs and colourful oleanders are all part of the lush landscape. Secluded, small beaches along coastal paths and quiet roadways are perfect for hiking and biking. Le Palais, the island’s main town, boasts a 16th-century citadel standing guard near the harbour.

View 5 Excursion(s) in Belle Ile

Thrust out into the sea and bound to the mainland only by tenuous man-made causeways, romantic St-Malo has built a reputation as a breeding ground for phenomenal sailors. Many were fishermen, but others—most notably Jacques Cartier, who claimed Canada for Francis I in 1534—were New World explorers. Still others were corsairs, "sea dogs" paid by the French crown to harass the Limeys across the Channel: legendary ones like Robert Surcouf and Duguay-Trouin helped make St-Malo rich through their pillaging, in the process earning it the nickname "the pirates' city.

View 10 Excursion(s) in Saint Malo

Cobblestone streets, blooming floral displays, and tiny churches welcome you to this wonderfully pretty harbour. The town of St Peter Port is as pretty as they come, with glowing flower displays painting practically every street corner and window-ledge with colour. As the capital, and main port of Guernsey, St Peter Port puts all of the island’s gorgeous beaches, wonderful history and inspiring stories at your fingertips. Feel the gut punch of the midday gun firing at Castle Cornet, which stands guard over one of the world's prettiest ports.

View 6 Excursion(s) in St Peter Port, Guernsey

Honfleur, the most picturesque of the Côte Fleurie's seaside towns, is a time-burnished place with a surplus of half-timber houses and cobbled streets that are lined with a stunning selection of stylish boutiques. Much of its Renaissance architecture remains intact—especially around the 17th-century Vieux Bassin harbor, where the water is fronted on one side by two-story stone houses with low, sloping roofs and on the other by tall slate-topped houses with wooden facades.

View 9 Excursion(s) in Honfleur

About 8 miles downstream—which means seaward, to the east—from central London, Greenwich is a small borough that looms large across the world. Once the seat of British naval power, it is not only home to the Old Royal Observatory, which measures time for our entire planet, but also the Greenwich Meridian, which divides the world into two—you can stand astride it with one foot in either hemisphere. Bear in mind that the journey to Greenwich is an event in itself. In a rush, you can take the driverless DLR train—but many opt for arriving by boat along the Thames.

View 3 Excursion(s) in London (Greenwich) View 1 Land programme(s) in London (Greenwich)

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Owner's Suite

Up to 1,668 ft² / 150m² including veranda

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Grand Suite

Up to 1,772–1,879 ft² / 165–175m² including veranda

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Royal Suite

Up to 1366 ft² / 127m² including veranda

From US$ 17,100
Silver Suite

Up to 1366 ft² / 127m² including veranda

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Deluxe Veranda Suite

376 ft² / 35m² including veranda

From US$ 9,500
Superior Veranda Suite

376 ft² / 35m² including veranda

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Classic Veranda Suite

376 ft² / 35m² including veranda

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Panorama Suite

334 ft² / 31 m²

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Vista Suite

312 ft² / 29 m²

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included in the cruise fare

  • Spacious suites – over 85% with private verandas
  • Butler service in every suite
  • Unlimited Free Wifi
  • Personalised service – nearly one crew member for every guest
  • Multiple restaurants, diverse cuisine, open-seating dining
  • Beverages in-suite and throughout the ship, including champagne, select wines and spirits
  • 24-hour dining service
  • Onboard entertainment
  • Complimentary transportation into town in most ports
  • Onboard gratuities
  • *If the one-category upgrade is not available, guests receive instead $500 onboard credit per suite for a total of $1,500 onboard credit per suite.

Shore excursions provide the highlight of any cruise and allow you to gather a 360° vision of your destination. You may also make your own bespoke arrangements with the Silver Shore Concierge at least 30 days prior to sailing. Please note that the following excursions are provided as a sample of what may be offered on this voyage and are subject to change. We invite guests to visit my.silversea.com 120 days prior to sailing for the most updated information. Please be aware that tours are available on a first-come, first-served basis, and that some tours are very popular with guests often ending up being wait-listed: in order to avoid disappointment, it is therefore suggested to book in advance via my.silversea.com

Silver Spirit

A ship of unprecedented standards. Combining all the hallmarks of the Silversea luxury cruise experience, Silver Spirit is a true definition of our heritage, with a modern edge. Amplifying  everything that matters: public and personal space, beautiful interior design, superior service, gastronomic cuisine and world class wine, she stays small enough to visit both secluded and iconic ports. Award-winning itineraries, superb on board entertainment and a fantastic spa and pool area, you’re sure to find something for everyone. 
Silver Spirit offers a lively, convivial atmosphere for cosmopolitan travellers who enjoy a greater variety of shipboard diversions, yet crave the personalised service and authentic and “up-close” experiences for which Silversea is known.

Suites

Silversea's oceanview suites are some of the most spacious in cruising, and all include the services of a butler. Select your suite and Request a Quote - guests who book early are rewarded with the best fares and ability to select their desired suite.

Restaurants

Discover our collection of onboard venues where you'll enjoy spending time with like-minded travellers and of course, our personalized all-inclusive service.

Public Areas

Renowned for culinary excellence and innovative spirit, Silversea's luxury cruises offer a choice of open-seating dining options throughout the fleet, as well as several specialty venues aboard all non-expedition ships.

1 Land programme and 2 Hotels

Our land programmes (multi-day mid-, pre- or post-cruise) provide additional opportunities to discover more of the highlights and hidden treasures of the lands you visit.

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5813 - Lisbon to London