Cruise & Ferry Itinerary Planning 2024

41 Silver Nova departed on its maiden voyage on 14 August 2023 Photo: Silversea Cruises players followed by an intimate dinner. Furthermore, when Silver Nova reaches Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on 12 February, guests will be able to experience the Rio Carnival, with access to a VIP section close to the parade with seating, buffet and a full bar. In addition to cultural experiences and events, when it comes to planning itineraries and experiences Silversea also considers how the architecture of Silver Nova will play into the destinations the ship visits. “We specifically chose itineraries where the destination can come alive onboard through the generous visibility from anywhere on the ship thanks to the expanse of glass and asymmetrical, horizontal design,” says Poulsen. “For example, sailing the Inside Passage in Alaska will be an extremely vivid and engaging experience.” Onboard offerings such as S.A.L.T., the Sea And Land Taste dining experience, also play a part in the ship itineraries. The S.A.L.T. Kitchen offers an immersive restaurant option for guests, with a menu inspired by the local cuisine of whichever region Silver Nova is visiting at the time. Guests onboard Silver Nova can also take part in the S.A.L.T. Lab, an interactive cooking laboratory where guests can get practical experience cooking local recipes. The S.A.L.T. experience continues onshore too, with several excursions that allow guests to gain hands-on experience with the food and culture of the destinations they visit. For example, guests on voyages that stop in Cartagena, Colombia, will have the opportunity to take part in the S.A.L.T. Modern Columbian Cuisine experience, in which they will visit the Bazurto Market before travelling to the neighbourhood of Getsemani for a five-course meal prepared by awardwinning Colombian chefs. “Our itineraries are designed to deliver a carefully curated journey through a destination, leveraging our deep knowledge and expertise to craft the right experiences that support the overall itinerary narrative.” says Poulsen.