Founded by Scottish merchants in 1749, the new city on the Potomac River quickly became a center of Colonial commerce. Schooners laden with the latest fashions, musical instruments, books, tea and exotic spices brought the accoutrements of civilization to Alexandria; they sailed back to England with hogsheads of fragrant tobacco harvested from Virginia plantations. In America’s early days, Alexandria boasted fine streets, well-appointed inns and sophisticated shops that carried a wealth of goods unavailable elsewhere in the Colonies. View more
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.