Silversea Luxury Cruises A Amelia Island, FL

Thirty-two miles northeast of Jacksonville, Amelia Island measures 2.5 miles wide by 13 miles long. Named by the English to honor King George II's daughter, the island was settled by the Spanish in 1566. Originally inhabited by Tamaqua Indians, eight flags of sovereignty have flown over the island, including French, English, Spanish, Mexican and the Confederacy during the Civil War. In fact, it is the only location in the history of the United States to have flown eight flags. View more

Once a hideout for pirates, Fernandina Harbor is now one of the most productive shrimping centers in the South. The town of Fernandina boasts a wonderful array of preserved late Victorian homes on the National Register of Historic Places. Main attractions on the island include the Amelia Island Plantation The Ritz Carlton Resort and Fort Clinch State Park. A short ferry ride away is Cumberland Island, affording visitors an opportunity to see nature undisturbed by man. Pier Information The ship is scheduled to dock in the Historic District within a short walk of Centre Street. Taxis are generally available for trips around the island. Shopping The Historic District is home to more than 50 specialty shops and boutiques. Island souvenirs, craft items and local art may be of interest. The local currency is the dollar. Cuisine A good selection of restaurants is found on Centre Street. Seafood, international cuisine and pub fare are all available. Brett's, one of the island's best restaurants, is located right at the pier. For a more unusual dining experience try the Florida Inn. It offers a set menu of typical southern-style cooking in an atmosphere of old fashioned elegance. Patrons sit at large tables and food arrives in large bowls and platters from which everybody serves themselves. The restaurant has a five-star rating. Other Sites Amelia Island Museum of History Fernandina's history comes alive through the narrations of walking tour guides who tell 4,000 years of Amelia Island's history illustrated by artifacts and the Victorian architecture. Amelia Island Lighthouse Operated by the U.S. Coast Guard, the lighthouse is believed to be the island's oldest structure; its beacon can be seen for 19 miles. Amelia Island Plantation This oceanfront resort features fine dining and 45 holes of golf on courses designed by Pete Dye and Tom Fazio. Centre Street Fernandina's main street runs adjacent to the Intracoastal Waterway and through the heart of the 50-block Historic District. The picturesque avenue was reconstructed in the 1970s to reflect its Victorian heritage. Centre Street has the main concentration of specialty shops and boutiques, gourmet restaurants and quaint bed and breakfast inns. Please contact the onboard Tour Desk for sightseeing opportunities in this port.

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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