Silversea Luxury Cruises A Nanjing

This “Southern Capital” is situated strategically on the Yangtze River, a location that has made it important since the earliest times, though it was not until 600 BC that there were the beginnings of a walled settlement. Capital of several dynasties, Nanjing’s economic stature was enhanced by the completion of the Grand Canal in the 7th century AD. It became known for its forges, foundries and weaving, especially for the veined brocade made in noble houses and monasteries. View more

In 1368, the first emperor of the Ming Dynasty established Nanjing as the capital of all China. For eleven years, in the mid-19th century, the Taiping rebels set up the capital of their Heavenly Kingdom at Nanjing.The subsequent siege and eventual capture of the city by foreign-backed Qing Dynasty armies was one of the most dramatic events in China’s history. After the Opium Wars, the city became a treaty port, open for trade with the outside world, and subject to considerable foreign interference. In the 20th century, the city was the site of the worst war atrocity in Japan’s assault on China, which became known as the “Rape of Nanjing,” where an estimated 300,000 people died. Today, Nanjing remains an important rail junction and a major river port for large ships. This capital of Jiangsu Province, with a population of more than 4 million, has broad, tree-lined boulevards, and balconied houses within Ming walls and gates, making it one of the most attractive of major Chinese cities. It is relatively prosperous, benefiting from its proximity to Shanghai and its position as a gateway to the Yangtze River.

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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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