[ Video ] The Alhambra Palace Shore Excursion

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The Alhambra and the Generalife Shore excursion to Andalusia, Grenada, Spain A tour to Spain’s Alhambra in Granada, Spain will take approximately 9 hours (it’s about 90-minutes to Grenada from the Malaga Port. Cruise visitors with a desire to learn about the history of the fortified hilltop complex will enjoy walking around the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Besides the Port of […]

Port Buzz: Santa Cruz de la Palma, Canary Islands, Spain via Silversea

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Port Buzz: Santa Cruz de la Palma, Canary Islands, Spain     Silversea Silver Spirit called on Santa Cruz de La Palma, the capital of the island of La Palma in the Canary Islands. This marks our final full-day in port before debarking tomorrow in Las Palmas.  The ship is very close to town so a quick walk was all […]

Port Buzz: Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain via Silversea

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Port Buzz: Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain via Silversea     Silversea’s Silver Spirit arrived in port under clear skies and calm seas. Despite a forecast that had locals on high-alert for rains, cruise passengers headed out with little worry about potential blustery weather. Unlike other ports we have visited on this 9-day Silversea Cruises voyage, today we […]

Port Buzz: Canary Islands visit to Fire Mountains via Silversea

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Port Buzz: Canary Islands visit to Fire Mountains via Silversea  Port: Arrecife in Lanzarote, in the Canary Islands, Spain Silver Spirit made the first of three port calls in the Canary Islands to complete our 9-night Spain and Canary Island voyage that started 7 days ago in Barcelona. Our journey has taken a turn (a pitch and a roll) Silver […]

Port Buzz: Casablanca Market & Cooking Class via Silversea

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Port Buzz:  Casablanca Market & Cooking Class via Silversea Port: Casablanca, Morocco Visit to La Toque Blanche School of Gastronomy, Central Market and Hassan II Mosque.   Today Silver Spirit called on the Moroccan City of Casablanca. Under clear  skies and a little humidity (thank goodness it’s not summer), our tour group boarded the bus destined for La Toque Blanche […]

Port Buzz: Cadiz with visit to Jerez & Cellars of Bodega Tradición via Silversea

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Cadiz with visit to Jerez & Cellars of Bodega Tradición via Silversea Port: Cadiz, Spain   Today Silversea’s Silver Spirit called on what is considered Western Europe’s oldest inhabited city (circa 1100 bc).  Our ship docked at the Alfonso XIII quay in the Port of Cadiz with enough time for me to take a two hour walk that would help […]

Journey to the Alhambra Palace via Silversea Cruises

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Journey to the Alhambra Palace via Silversea Cruises Port: Malaga, Spain Today Silver Spirit called on Malaga, Spain. I could have elected to stay in town and explore but instead  I wanted to make the trek to Grenada to experience the history of one of Spain’s most famous attractions The Alhambra. Getting to Granada A trek to The Alhambra is […]

Silversea’s Seishin offers Asian fusion haute cuisine on the high seas

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Silversea’s Seishin offers Asian fusion haute cuisine on the high seas Cruise guests can experience Asian fusion cuisine at Seishin, a specialty restaurant found exclusively on Silversea Cruises Silver Spirit.  Seishin means “spirit” in Japanese, a fitting moniker I would say.     Seishin offers an eclectic Asian-fusion style menu with a gourmet twist Cruise passengers can choose from either […]

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Welcome aboard Silversea Cruises Silver Spirit in Barcelona, Spain

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Welcome aboard Silversea Cruises Silver Spirit in Barcelona, Spain From the city famous for Art Nouveau to the ship inspired by 1930’s Art Deco interiors   After 15 hours of uneventful flying (thank goodness I missed Hurricane Sandy) I arrived in Barcelona with plenty of time to explore.  Unlike my last cruise in the region, I booked a pre-cruise stay […]