(Monaco – August 22, 2019) In the year of Silversea’s 25th anniversary, the cruise line announces a new Venetian Society reunion sailing in 2020, as well as a special voyage to celebrate the Silver Anniversary of Silversea’s Fernando Barroso de Oliveira, Chairman’s Ambassador to the Venetian Society, in 2019.
On top of his duties as Cruise Director of the World Cruise, Fernando Barroso de Oliveira currently represents Silversea’s Executive Chairman at Venetian Society events and sailings. Given that Fernando has been part of Silversea’s family since the very beginning, he has become a close friend to many Venetian Society members and his work enriches guests’ experiences by fostering the intimate atmosphere that characterizes Silversea’s voyages.
“Having been with Silversea since 1994, I have built strong friendships with many of our guests,” says Fernando. “I take great pleasure in reconnecting with each of them — in their own countries or on board one of our ships. I greatly look forward to welcoming our Venetian Society guests on board for our special reunion sailings in 2019 and 2020.”
To enrich guests’ experiences further still, Norman Rafelson has been appointed as Silversea’s Delegate to the Venetian Society. Norman’s service will complement the invaluable role currently played by Fernando. Norman Rafelson joined Silversea Cruises in 2009 and has held the position of Hotel Director across many ships in the fleet. In his new role, Norman will represent Silversea at Venetian Society events, nurturing strong relationships with the loyalty program’s members, travel advisors and corporate partners to further strengthen the cruise line’s sense of family.
“I look forward to building on the strong relationships we’ve developed with our valued Venetian Society members over the years – not just at sea but also on land, closer to home,” says Norman. “I feel extremely proud to take this new role as Silversea’s Delegate to the Venetian Society, as part of a special team that has such exciting plans for growth.”Silversea will welcome Venetian Society members for the following reunion voyages in 2019 and 2020:
Venetian Society Sailings in 2019
Venetian Society Sailings in 2020
Departing Monte Carlo for Barcelona on October 30, 2020, Silversea’s new Silver Moon will host the first Venetian Society reunion of 2020. Hosted by Fernando, Silversea’s esteemed Venetian Society members will enjoy immersive calls in Porto Mahon, Malaga (Costa Del Sol), Cadiz, Gibraltar, Cartagena, Palma De Mallorca, and Valencia, before arriving in Barcelona on November 8, 2020. In addition to a number of enrichment events both on board and ashore, Silver Moon’s pioneering new S.A.L.T. programme will enhance the offering further still for guests, unlocking immersive culinary experiences to showcase the entire ecosystems around regional cuisine.
Also hosted by Fernando, this nine-day voyage between Fort Lauderdale and San Juan will be the second Venetian Society reunion sailing of 2020. Accompanied by like-minded travellers aboard Silver Shadow, Venetian Society members will depart on November 25 to discover the delights of Grand Turk, Charlestown (Nevis), Les Saintes, Gustavia (St. Barthelemy), and Road Town, before arriving in San Juan on December 4, 2020. A number of special activities will make for an unforgettable voyage for Silversea’s Venetian Society members.
Venetian Society Reunions Benefits:
- 5% saving on the cruise fare on select sailings
- Presence of one of Silversea’s Venetian Society representatives
- Exclusive onboard events and receptions
- Unique experiences ashore for Venetian Society members only
- Special gifts, exclusively for Venetian Society members
Silversea Cruises, in which Manfredi Lefebvre d’Ovidio serves as Executive Chairman, is recognized as an innovator in the ultra-luxury cruise line industry, offering guests large-ship amenities aboard its intimate, all-suite vessels: Silver Wind, Silver Shadow, Silver Whisper, Silver Spirit and Silver Muse – all designed to offer an atmosphere of conviviality and casual elegance. With the inclusion of the expedition ships Silver Explorer, Silver Galapagos, and Silver Cloud, Silversea’s itineraries encompass all seven continents and feature worldwide luxury cruises to the Mediterranean, Caribbean, both Polar Regions and hundreds of fascinating destinations in between. Silversea is also looking forward to the launch of five new ultra-luxury ships: Silver Moon, Silver Dawn, Silver Origin, and two Evolution-class ships. Browse Silversea’s new blog Discover and subscribe to receive the latest content directly into your inbox.