Stormy, yes. But this journey from Rome to Malaga had so much more to offer.

There’s no getting around it: the seas I experienced last week aboard Silversea’s Silver Wind, on Voyage 2334 from Rome to Malaga were some of the worst I’ve had in the Mediterranean. Roughly seven suites disembarked in Naples following […]

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Disembarkation in Malaga, Spain & Post-Cruise in London

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

With Silversea’s Silver Wind, already docked in Malaga, Spain this morning, disembarkation has taken on a more leisurely tone than most days. Customs formalities were completed upon our arrival around dinner time yesterday, and today’s logistics basically only consist of waiting for […]

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A Gorgeous Day at Sea

The old saying goes that the best is always saved for last, and that’s a very accurate statement here onboard Silversea’s Silver Wind, as Voyage 2334 from Rome to Malaga slowly winds its way to a close.

In contrast to the rough weather we had experienced as of late, […]

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Exploring the Silver Wind at sea

Today is our first full day at sea aboard Silversea’s Silver Wind, as we make our way from La Goulette, Tunisia across the Mediterranean Sea. It was a bit of a bumpy night last evening, and the adverse conditions have continued into today, with high swells and strong […]

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La Goulette, Sidi Bou Said and Ancient Carthage

Silversea’s Silver Wind arrived in La Goulette, Tunisia this morning for a day of exploration in the northernmost country on the African continent.

Having officially traded the European Union for another continent, guests aboard the Silver Wind had to undergo customs formalities this morning. But once […]

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Valletta, Mdina, and a Memorable Sail-Away

Silversea’s Silver Wind sailed into Valletta, Malta this morning, and I stepped ashore to discover what has unquestionably been my favorite port of call so far on this voyage. I had heard amazing things about Malta from friends who had been here before, and I have to say […]

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Trapani, Sicily and the Silver Wind

A brilliant sunrise welcomed Silversea’s Silver Wind to the Sicilian port of Trapani this morning, heralding the start of another exciting day on Voyage 2334 from Rome to Malaga.

I’ve become a creature of habit as far as breakfast aboard the Silver Wind goes. Despite the fact there […]

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An Unexpected Day in Naples

The Mediterranean is renowned the world over for its breathtaking vistas and ideal climate. But this paradise can –and has – turned on sailors for centuries. Harsh, vengeful and remorseless, she is every bit as demanding of one’s respect as the moody North Atlantic.

Last night, things were rocking and […]

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Embarking the Silver Wind in Civitavecchia, Italy

Today is the big day: after an overnight stay in the Italian city of Rome at the Hotel Bernini Bristol, I am finally onboard Silversea’s beautiful Silver Wind.

It was almost three years ago that I first sailed with Silversea, on a nine-day Southern Caribbean […]

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An Afternoon in Roma!

When my Lufthansa A321 touched down at Rome’s Fiumicino airport today just after 12:20 pm local time, I instantly perked up. I’d been drifting in and out of sleep on the 90-minute flight down from Frankfurt; a side-effect of spending my transatlantic flight watching all the great movies on […]

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