Silversea Luxury Cruises A Aden

More than 3,000 years of history have left Yemen with a unique cultural heritage. Divided by political and ethnic conflicts, the country’s southern part became an independent state in November of 1967, following a revolution in 1963 to oppose British rule. The Marxist National Liberation Front overthrew the British-backed Royalists. In 1990, North and South Yemen were reunited and today this is the only multi-party democracy in the Arabian Peninsula. The smallest of southern Yemen’s six provinces is Aden, with the capital of the same name. View more

This ancient town was built upon a former volcano and its shoreline is cut by enormous craters. Aden offers a number of interesting sights, including the ancient cisterns of Tawila that date back to the 1st century A.D. In addition, there are the remains of a mosque from the 8th century, a 14th-century mosque and some interesting museums. Pier Information The ship is scheduled to dock at the Aden Pier. The distance to town is about half a mile. It is possible to walk, but remember that temperatures tend to be quite high. Taxis may be available at the pier. Shopping The best shopping areas are Ma’alla (two miles from the pier) and Crater (three miles). Generally, Yemen is not considered a shopper’s paradise. However, in the souk (bazaar) you may find a selection of silver jewelry, pottery, leather goods and woodcarvings. The local currency is the riyal. Cuisine Guests wishing to sample a meal ashore should try one of the hotel restaurants. The traditional way of eating is with the fingers of the right hand, assisted by bread which comes in several varieties. The national dish is a thick, fiery stew called salta, containing lamb or chicken with lentils, beans and chickpeas, served on a bed of rice. A typical Yemeni dessert is bint al sahn, an egg-rich, sweet bread that is dipped into a mixture of clarified butter and honey. Other Sites Goldmore Beach Three and a half miles from the pier, this beach is popular with local people and visitors. Remember, local customs require conservative dress. Ethnographic Museum Located near the cisterns, this museum houses some interesting exhibits. If you wish to visit it, be sure to check first about opening hours.

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.

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