A jewel among small luxury cruise lines, Silversea, is bringing bling on board the Silver Cloud this October 13 when Luca Buccellati of the iconic jewellery empire, will preside over a rare exhibition of one-of-a-kind pieces.
Silversea shares a rich Italian heritage with the Buccellati family, who opened their first boutique in Milan nearly a century ago. "We're delighted to be able to share this collection with our guests, and also have an actual member of the Buccellati family on board to reveal the history of his family and this remarkable brand," said Cristina Levis, Silversea's head of business development. "Buccellati creations have been exhibited at such prestigious galleries as the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto and Washington's Smithsonian Institution National Museum, so it's truly a special honor for us."
Passengers on board the nine-day Mediterranean cruise, will be able to attend intriguing lectures and view displays of rare jewelry pieces. But the crowning jewel is a chance to score a custom designed piece from Buccellati—an opportunity which Silversea’s well-heeled clientele will undoubtedly take advantage of.
The cruise sails roundtrip from Istanbul and calls in Kavala, Thessaloniki, Volos (gateway to the famous rock towers and monasteries of Meteora), Athens (Piraeus), Izmir, Constanza, and Nessebur, and includes passage through the historic Dardanelles and Bosphorus. Special Silver Privilege fares start at $4,650 per person and include gratuities and all beverages and spirits.
Silversea Cruises, which is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale and chaired by Milan, Italy’s Manfredi Lefebvre d'Ovidio, holds the rank of one of the most innovative cruise lines in the industry that set the bar for luxury at sea. Its fleet of intimate, personalized all-suite vessels includes Silver Cloud, Silver Wind, Silver Shadow, Silver Whisper and Silver Spirit – all offering a refined, casual chic ambiance.
More adventureous seafarers who enjoy exploring waters less travelled have a choice of Silversea expedition ships such as Silver Explorer, Silver Galapagos, and Silver Discoverer—that make their way around seven continents and feature worldwide luxury cruises to the Mediterranean, Caribbean, both polar regions and over 700 fascinating destinations in between.