Silver Wind Arrives in the Holy Land

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Aaron Saunders, Live Voyage Reports

After having visited ports of call in Oman, Egypt and Jordan, Silversea’s Silver Wind arrived in what is our fourth country on this 15-night Middle East voyage: Israel. Docking in the country’s largest port city, Ashdod, nearly […]

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Adventures in Port Said

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Aaron Saunders, Live Voyage Reports

After a full night transit of the Suez Canal, Silversea’s Silver Wind arrived in Port Said, Egypt at about the same time I arrived in La Terrazza on Deck 7 aft for my breakfast. I sat on the outer terrace […]

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Transiting the Suez Canal

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Aaron Saunders, Live Voyage Reports

Originally, Silversea’s Silver Wind was supposed to be in Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt today – but as we’re learning, our transit of the Suez Canal is a complicated affair wrapped with the same delicious layer of indecision and bureaucratic red […]

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Exploring the Ancient Rose City of Petra

Monday, April 13, 2015

Aaron Saunders, Live Voyage Reports

This morning Silversea’s Silver Wind docked in Aqaba, Jordan just after nine. Fifteen minutes later, guests were streaming down her gangways – and nearly everyone was taking part in Silversea’s full-day shore excursion to the ancient ruins […]

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Exploring Luxor & The Valley of the Kings With Silversea

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Aaron Saunders, Live Voyage Reports

This afternoon, I sat sipping tea on the outdoor terrace at the Sheraton Luxor, gazing out on the beautiful Nile River that exists as one of the most famous (and indeed, only) waterways in Egypt. And […]

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One More Relaxing Day At Sea With Silversea

Position as of 16:13 L: 24° 15’48” N, 36° 03’42” E

Speed: 15.3 knots

Wind: 61 km/h / Seas: 3 metres

Temperature: 23.9°C

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Aaron Saunders, Live Voyage Reports

Our final day at sea onboard […]

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Sailing the Red Sea with Silversea

Position as of 15:05 L: 18° 14’32” N, 39° 55’24” E

Speed: 16.9 knots

Wind: 10 km/h / Seas: less than 1 metre

Temperature: 44.7°C

Friday, April 10, 2015

Aaron Saunders, Live Voyage Reports

It’s Day Three of four straight […]

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Sailing the Gulf of Aden

Position as of 18:49 L: 12° 58’19” N, 43° 11’57” E

Speed: 19.7 knots

Wind: 8 km/h / Seas: less than 1 metre

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Aaron Saunders, Live Voyage Reports

Silversea’s Silver Wind finds herself once again in the Gulf […]

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At Sea en-route to Safaga, Egypt

Position as of 24:00 L: 12° 58’22” N, 48° 14’13” E

Speed: 18 knots

Wind: 13 km/h / Seas: 1 metre

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Aaron Saunders, Live Voyage Reports

Silversea’s elegant Silver Wind is zipping along the Gulf of […]

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Ships of Sand and Fog in Salalah

“After one look at this planet any visitor from outer space would say ‘I want to see the manager.”

- William S. Burroughs

Aaron Saunders, Live Voyage Reports

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Last night after filing my daily report, I took a stroll […]

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