Silversea Luxury Cruises A Tartus

Syria’s largest port after Latakia, Tartus enjoys a strategic location in the middle of the east coast of the Mediterranean. During Phoenician times, Tartus was known as ‘Intrados’. In Roman times, it became a vital military base providing a supply and landing seaport, the remains of which are still visible today. In the Middle Ages, when the Crusaders took their cause to the Holy Land, Tartous was an important stronghold for the Knights Templar, who called the town ‘Tortosa’. View more

Remnants of the Knights’ Medieval town walls and ramparts, as well as the site of a 12th-century cathedral can be seen near the waterfront. The church’s rather austere exterior is no coincidence, as the building was designed with its own defence in mind. The interior is a pleasant surprise, with graceful curves and arches, and a small museum. Sights of interest spanning Syria’s long and turbulent history range from magnificent Crusader castles to Roman ruins. Its capital, Damascus, is thought by its citizens to be the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world, although Aleppo disputed this claim.

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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