Silversea Luxury Cruises A Salem, Massachusetts

The conservative description of this seaside village would be enchanting. Primarily for the city’s colourful history – a source of local pride but also the often overlooked charming architecture and nautical roots.

But let’s not beat around the bush here – it is the images of witches burning at stakes and creepy old houses that give this town its reputation.

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And it is a reputation that the town itself thrives on: police cars are adorned with witch logos, a local public primary school is known as Witchcraft Heights, the Salem High School athletic teams are named the Witches, and Gallows Hill—originally believed to be the site of numerous public hangings—is currently used as a playing field for various sports.

However, looking past the ghoulish cultural identity that was reflecting in Arthur Miller’s masterpiece The Crucible, and day trippers here will find a beautiful mix of Americana and small town seaside nostalgia. A visit to the vibrant downtown area will surprise you with its outstanding shopping and dining options. Local breweries specialise in strong cider and craft beer – well worth a taste if the sun is over the yardarm.

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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Salem, Massachusetts