From the sunny shores that were once Constantinople to the grand Acropolis of ancient Greece, we're inviting members to discover inspiration: our first foray into the Eastern Mediterranean on a customized, members-only cruise with our prestigious partner, Silversea. We are thrilled to announce an unforgettable excursion beginning on the stunning Turkish coast and continuing on to some of the most coveted Greek Isles.
With Inspirato, you'll experience a customized journey unavailable to the public, from the opening bon voyage party to the climactic sail-away celebration. You'll cruise to a unique succession of ports, such as Istanbul, Kuşadası and Athens, and have the rare opportunity to dock overnight in Santorini. Indulge in a barbecue under the stars on the ship's deck one night, and then a special surprise for dinner in port another. And of course, you'll enjoy it all with the company of your fellow members and guests.
All of this will occur aboard the Silver Spirit, an elegant ship from Silversea, recognized by Condé Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure as the world's "Best Small Ship Cruise Line." With an all-inclusive rate, you will have access to private picture windows and verandas to gaze at glorious shores. Complimentary butler service to deliver a morning paper and replenish your chilled champagne. Gourmet dining in a number of extraordinary restaurants, including 24-hour suite service, with your spirits of choice included gratis. And many more amazing amenities, all offered as part of your cruise fare, which is a special value for Inspirato members.
Indulge in a range of invigorating therapies including facials, body wraps and massages. Appointments for chargeable services may be made on board the ship, or in advance. Men's and women's saunas and steam rooms are perfect for relaxing before your spa treatment or after your workout.
Teak chaise lounges arranged in the sun or shade. Bubbling whirlpools. Refreshing pool water. An attentive staff, at-the-ready with an oversized towel as you emerge from the pool, with your favorite beverage at just the right moment… you're not dreaming, you're on an Inspirato cruise.
The Fitness Center offers free weights and weight machines, state-of-the-art treadmills, elliptical trainers and both recumbent and upright bicycles. Classes in aerobics, yoga, Pilates and circuit training are led by the onboard fitness trainer and are always complimentary. Personal training, is also available.
Whether you enjoy games of chance or strategy, you'll get a thrill from the shipboard casino. Roulette, blackjack and slot machines are available for guests 18 years or older. If you are a novice to gaming, come to the champagne reception and learn how to play all the games offered aboard.
There's not a bad seat in the house - every seat in this multi-tiered venue enjoys a clear view of the stage. You'll applaud the broad spectrum of entertainment provided, from full-scale, concert-style productions to classical soloists, cultural entertainment , feature films and more.
We welcome you to experience the Eastern Mediterranean with Inspirato as your host. Our members-only cruise with Silversea, the world's leading small-ship cruise line, will be controlled by Inspirato and follow a hand-selected sequence of ports, from Istanbul to Athens. With your fellow members on board, you'll discover these world-class ports in an entirely unique way.
Inspirato's Custom Route. Standard seven-night itineraries don't travel to this sequence of world-class ports, and typically do not include an overnight stay at Santorini. Members will embark in Istanbul on July 28, 2014, make stops in Dikili and Kuşadası, Turkey; Rhodes, Nafplion and Santorini, Greece; and arrive in Piraeus (Athens) on August 4, 2014.
Member Community. We continue to build our member community and add more benefits to your club membership. As such, this journey is reserved only for Inspirato member families and their guests.
Inspirato Programming. Inspirato will provide specialized events during the trip, including customized shore excursions, special onboard entertainment and deck parties at world-class ports.
Laid-back and Family-friendly. In keeping with our members' sophisticated yet laid-back style, Inspirato's cruise will be completely resort casual and young explorers age 8 and older are welcome.
Exceptional Service. Silversea is renowned for its personalized and attentive service, and Inspirato will add its own contributions to the member service experience before and during the cruise. By the way, while on board the ship, tipping is neither required nor expected.
When you book this journey, your nightly rates include all of these unique on-board benefits:
*Le Champagne & Seishin have a per guest reservation fee
Inspirato will provide specialized events during the trip, including customized shore excursions and deck parties reserved for members and their guests at world-class ports. We will provide updates in the near future, as we continue to refine our events to offer experiences you can only get as a club member.
What's the cancellation policy for this cruise?
Non-refundable unless the suite category is full and Inspirato is able to rebook that suite. If Inspirato is able to rebook, the member will receive 90% back in Travel Credits. If applicable, this would not be refunded until mid-August, 2014
Inspirato members who returned in August from our first members-only cruise are raving about the experience. Our customized itinerary aboard the Silver Wind traveled to the very best ports in the Italian, French and Spanish Rivieras. On board, we designed special programming for members, from deck parties and themed dinners to live music, and members loved getting to know each other. As we continue to add members-only experiences to the Inspirato portfolio, take a look at some photos and member quotes capturing our inaugural journey.
"My wife and I had a wonderful time. We're very pleased that we booked this trip with Inspirato. There were many nice touches, including the balloons and champagne in our room commemorating our anniversary. The Inspirato team did a great job! It was also great to meet the many members that we have a ton in common with. Please pass our thanks along to all who were involved."
"As we are packing and preparing to depart Barcelona in the morning we are already cherishing our European tour. It has been the trip of a lifetime, with our time on the Silver Wind being the best part. We really enjoyed meeting fellow Inspirato members and feel we've made new friends for life. Misti and I believe that the Inspirato team did an amazing job organizing a truly magical journey. We can't wait to do it again."
"What can I say, other than a fabulous experience! Everything about your services and facilities were fantastic. Vicky and I are so privileged to share in this opportunity, truly a trip of a lifetime. Thank you for making the trip easy and pleasurable for us both."
"The cruise was fantastic. Anita and I agreed it was our favorite trip ever. We made some great new friends and we all agreed we would do another. I heard nothing but good comments."