(Monaco – August 22, 2019) In the year of Silversea’s 25th anniversary, the cruise line announces a new Venetian Society reunion sailing in 2020, as well as a special voyage to celebrate the Silver Anniversary of Silversea’s Fernando Barroso de Oliveira, Chairman’s Ambassador to the Venetian Society, in 2019.
On top of his duties as Cruise Director of the World Cruise, Fernando Barroso de Oliveira currently represents Silversea’s Executive Chairman at Venetian Society events and sailings. Given that Fernando has been part of Silversea’s family since the very beginning, he has become a close friend to many Venetian Society members and his work enriches guests’ experiences by fostering the intimate atmosphere that characterises Silversea’s voyages.
“Having been with Silversea since 1994, I have built strong friendships with many of our guests,” says Fernando. “I take great pleasure in reconnecting with each of them -- in their own countries or on board one of our ships. I greatly look forward to welcoming our Venetian Society guests on board for our special reunion sailings in 2019 and 2020.”
To enrich guests’ experiences further still, Norman Rafelson has been appointed as Silversea’s Delegate to the Venetian Society. Norman’s service will complement the invaluable role currently played by Fernando. Norman Rafelson joined Silversea Cruises in 2009 and has held the position of Hotel Director across many ships in the fleet. In his new role, Norman will represent Silversea at Venetian Society events, nurturing strong relationships with the loyalty programme’s members, travel advisors and corporate partners to further strengthen the cruise line’s sense of family.
“I look forward to building on the strong relationships we’ve developed with our valued Venetian Society members over the years - not just at sea but also on land, closer to home,” says Norman. “I feel extremely proud to take this new role as Silversea’s Delegate to the Venetian Society, as part of a special team that has such exciting plans for growth.”
Silversea will welcome Venetian Society members for the following reunion voyages in 2019 and 2020:
Venetian Society Sailings in 2019
Rome (Civitavecchia) to Monte Carlo – September 29-October 8, 2019
Departing Rome (Civitavecchia) on September 29, Fernando Barroso de Oliveira will host Silversea’s next Venetian Society reunion sailing aboard Silver Spirit. The perfect opportunity for friends to reconnect while exploring the historic allure of the Mediterranean, this nine-day voyage will call at Sorrento overnight, before taking guests deeper into the charming destinations of Amalfi, Palermo (Sicily), Alghero (Sardinia), Livorno (Tuscany), and Portofino, ahead of an overnight call in the iconic Monte Carlo. A number of special enrichments are planned for the voyage, including two sophisticated concerts on board the ship and a bespoke event ashore at Antica Masseria Di Salvo, a beautiful Sicilian farm.
Venetian Society Sailings in 2020
Monte Carlo to Barcelona – October 30-November 8, 2020
Departing Monte Carlo for Barcelona on October 30, 2020, Silversea’s new Silver Moon will host the first Venetian Society reunion of 2020. Hosted by Fernando, Silversea’s esteemed Venetian Society members will enjoy immersive calls in Porto Mahon, Malaga (Costa Del Sol), Cadiz, Gibraltar, Cartagena, Palma De Mallorca, and Valencia, before arriving in Barcelona on November 8, 2020. In addition to a number of enrichment events both on board and ashore, Silver Moon’s pioneering new S.A.L.T. programme will enhance the offering further still for guests, unlocking immersive culinary experiences to showcase the entire ecosystems around regional cuisine.
Fort Lauderdale (Florida) to San Juan – November 25-December 4, 2020
Also hosted by Fernando, this nine-day voyage between Fort Lauderdale and San Juan will be the second Venetian Society reunion sailing of 2020. Accompanied by like-minded travellers aboard Silver Shadow, Venetian Society members will depart on November 25 to discover the delights of Grand Turk, Charlestown (Nevis), Les Saintes, Gustavia (St. Barthelemy), and Road Town, before arriving in San Juan on December 4, 2020. A number of special activities will make for an unforgettable voyage for Silversea’s Venetian Society members.
Venetian Society Reunions Benefits:
• 5% saving on the cruise fare on select sailings
• Presence of one of Silversea’s Venetian Society representatives
• Exclusive onboard events and receptions
• Unique experiences ashore for Venetian Society members only
• Special gifts, exclusively for Venetian Society members
Fernando Barroso de Oliveira’s 25th Anniversary Sailing
San Juan to Fort Lauderdale (Florida) – November 11-November 22, 2019
In celebration of Fernando Barroso de Oliveira’s 25th anniversary with Silversea, a special sailing – from San Juan to Fort Lauderdale – has been schedule between November 11 and 22, 2019. The 11-day voyage aboard Silver Whisper will call at St. Thomas, Gustavia (St Barthelemy), St. John’s, Fort-de-France, Les Saintes, Philipsburg (St. Maarten), Spanish Town, and Key West, before concluding in Fort Lauderdale on November 22, 2019. A number of special enrichments will characterise this unique voyage, including a celebratory cocktail event with dinner.
Aboard all voyages, Silversea’s guests enjoy spacious ocean-view suites, sumptuous cuisine, the personalised service of a butler, and a generous selection of all-inclusive shipboard amenities, including a complimentary selection of wines, premium spirits, speciality coffees, bottled water, juices and soft drinks; an in-suite bar stocked with guests' preferences; an in-suite 24-hour dining service; and inclusive onboard gratuities (exclusive of spa treatments).
View Silversea’s Venetian Society voyages: https://www.silversea.com/venetian-society-reunions.html
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