Ultra-luxury Silversea is offering a pair of exotic voyages this
fall designed for travelers interested in both the thrill of
adventure and the thrill of learning. “The Glory of the Pharaohs,”
14 and 15-day cruises on Silver Cloud and Silver Whisper journey
from Cairo to Dubai. The cruises feature overnight port stays for
longer shore excursions and a program of enrichment presentations
hosted onboard by noted scholars.
Silver Whisper departs Oct. 18 on its 15-day “The Glory of the
Pharaohs” voyage (#4636) with calls in Sharm-El-Sheikh and Safaga,
Egypt; Aqaba, Jordan; Salalah and Muscat, Oman. Dr. Dieter Galler,
a professor emeritus at Louisiana State University and authority on
philosophy, psychology and French literature, and Dr. Scott
Pearson, an expert on economic development and international trade
and relations, will be on hand to discuss a range of regional
topics, including the origins of dynastic Egypt, the myth and
reality of King Tutankhamun, and the politics and economics of
building the Suez Canal, to name a few. Early Booking Incentive
fares start at $7,330 per person.
Silver Cloud departs Nov. 10 on a 14-day “The Glory of the
Pharaohs II” voyage (#1632) with calls in Sharm-El-Sheikh and
Safaga, Egypt; Aqaba, Jordan; and Muscat, Oman plus a first-ever
visit for Silversea to the secluded resort town of Khasab, Oman.
Dr. Lawrence Herson, an Ohio State University professor emeritus
and expert on oriental philosophy, international affairs and
political science, will be on board to host a series of enrichment
presentations on Egypt, its history, culture, archaeology and
contributions to Western civilization, plus an overview of modern
Egypt and the Suez Canal. Early Booking Incentive fares start at
$6,925 per person.
Silversea guests can enhance their voyage with optional overland
programs featuring deluxe accommodations, all transportation,
transfers, guided sightseeing and some meals. Highlights include:
from Aqaba, the two-day “Petra and the Dead Sea” excursion offers a
unique opportunity to visit some of Jordan’s most celebrated
attractions. And, from Safaga, the two-day “Luxor and the Valley of
the Kings” tour, provides an unforgettable journey through some of
Egypt’s most remarkable archaeological sites.