The world’s best soccer, seven ports, five countries, and incredible cuisine for 12 nights, cruising the Indian Ocean from Dubai to Mumbai
Embark on the trip of a lifetime with Canadian celebrity chef Ned Bell and Renshaw Travel aboard the luxurious all-suite Silver Spirit for a 12-night cruise that kicks off for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. This Silversea luxury cruise sails the Indian Ocean from Dubai to Mumbai, visiting seven ports and five countries from December 8 to 20, 2022.
Designed to coincide with the biggest event on the soccer/football calendar, the FIFA 2022 World Cup is the main event on the first three days of this cruise. As fans head to the stadium to see the world’s best compete, guests can join them or enjoy The Pearl-Qatar without the crowds. After the tournament, the cruise continues through the Middle East with calls in Oman, Bahrain, and an overnight in opulent Abu Dhabi. Two days at sea and guests will be well rested for India’s big, bold, brash city of Mumbai, where the cruise ends.
While onboard, exclusive Renshaw Travel amenities include culinary excursions and private onboard cooking demonstrations and wine tastings with Naramata Inn’s Executive Chef and Partner, Ned Bell as well as a shipboard credit . All Silversea Cruise experiences include: round-trip economy class airfare; transfers between airports and the ship; one shore excursion per port, per day; open bars and lounges, plus a customised in-suite mini-bar replenished daily; pre-paid gratuities; unlimited WiFi; all-suite experience with personal butler; and dining at any of eight onboard gourmet restaurants.
For more information and reservations, please contact Shemin Verjee at email@example.com or 604.762.0007.
December 8, 2022 ~ Dubai, UAE
Dubai’s explosion of wealth and wonder has created a dizzying, logic-defying desert wonderland. Boundary-pushing architecture which gently nods to the region’s past and a relentlessly futuristic vision, makes Dubai one of the most dynamic destinations on the planet.
December 9 – 11, 2022 ~ Doha, Qatar ~ FIFA World Cup*
Gleaming skyscrapers, mosques studded with intricate carvings, and extravagant shopping experiences, all contribute to The Pearl-Qatar’s flourishing skyline. A futuristic vision kept grounded by its heritage, the sprawling metropolis of Doha’s ambitious structures echo the ancient Arabic art that long preceded its rise.
*Note: tickets to the World Cup are not included in cruise price.
December 12, 2022 ~ Al Manamah, Bahrain
Think dreamy Arabian landscapes juxtaposed with uber-modern buildings reaching up to the sky and you have probably conjured a vision of Al Manama. The capital of Bahrain, Al Manama, is as old as it is new – vestiges of the 16th-century trade route port remain, while the steel and glass skyscrapers line the streets of the busy financial district.
December 13 – 14, 2022 ~ Abu Dhabi, UAE
Emerging from the desert’s sands like a mirage, Abu Dhabi’s brilliant skyline continues to reach new heights. The extravagance on show is downright dizzying, but it’s counterpointed by authentic history and culture, and majestic religious statements.
December 15, 2022 ~ Ras Al Khaimah, UAE
Ras Al Khaimah city (RAK city) is situated in the most northerly of the seven emirates. Known for its slower pace, sun-soaked beaches and rich culture, RAK city and the surrounding emirate provide an ideal retreat from the futuristic cities of Abu Dhabi and Dubai.
December 16, 2022 ~ Khasab, Oman
It may be known as the Norway of Arabia – in reference to the spectacular fjords that cut and shape the Musandam Peninsula – but Khasab’s scorching sun and desert landscape is a constant reminder that you’re a long way from Europe.
December 17 – 18, 2022 ~ 2 Days at Sea
Days at sea are the perfect opportunity to relax, unwind and catch up with yourself. From fitness and spa, to whale watching, reading or sunbathing, these blue sea days balance the busy days spent exploring shore-side.
December 19 – 20, 2022 ~ Mumbai, India
A spicy destination of colour and chaos, the city formerly known as Bombay is a deafening collision of contrasts and culture. Nicknamed the “city of dreams”, Mumbai is at once an economic centre, fashion hub and home for Bollywood’s world of glamour. This is the real India, and Mumbai is a city of unparalleled extremes and contradictions.
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About Chef Ned Bell:
Ned is a well-known Canadian culinary talent who has forged a path as a chef advocate, keynote speaker and educator, and now owner and chef at Naramata Inn. As one of the country’s leading chefs, he has used his voice, outgoing personality, and indomitable spirit to stand up for the world’s lakes, oceans and rivers. Ned has earned many honours over the years: Fellow of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society (2019), Honorary Doctorate in Technology from Vancouver Island University (2019), SeaWeb Seafood Summit Global Champion Award (2017), and author of best selling cookbook Lure: Sustainable Seafood Recipes from the West Coast.
Bell’s ability to excite, inspire and educate individuals and industry wanting to make a broader commitment to sustainable seafood has made him a much sought-after chef, speaker and change-maker. Bell effectively combines his love of great ingredients, culinary skills, and infectious enthusiasm with a passion for elevating the conversation of this crucial environmental issue. He continues to earn recognition for his ability to influence consumers, industry, media and government through clear, and often deliciously illustrated, education that supports the long-term health of the world’s oceans, lakes and rivers. There’s nothing he loves more than uniting and collaborating with chefs, fishermen, farmers and influencers across the globe where he has made an impact all over Canada and the USA, as well as China, Vietnam, Japan, Europe and South America.
As a father of three sons, Bell has dedicated himself to inspiring and educating people to become part of the solution for healthier oceans for today’s children and all the generations to come.
Learn more about Ned at nedbell.com, or follow along @nedbell on Instagram.
About Naramata Inn:
Constructed 113 years ago by the town’s founder, J.M. Robinson, Naramata Inn would welcome some of the Okanagan’s very first tourists and go on to weave a colourful thread throughout Naramata’s history. Naramata Inn is still making headlines as the best way to enjoy the full bounty of the Okanagan Valley. The Inn delivers a proudly “Naramatian” experience, from the best local growers and artisans in Naramata and the Valley, through to showcasing the true depth and breadth of award-winning wines produced by British Columbia’s winemakers.
Acquired by new partners in February 2020, the mission of the Inn’s new owners is to use the historic landmark property to bring to the world the excellence of the Okanagan in gastronomy, hospitality, lifestyle and artisanship. To create a world class restaurant destination which would draw from throughout Canada for its unique offering, in the same way that great restaurants have led the growth of other great wine regions around the world.
The Naramata Bench is one of the premier wine growing regions in the country. Known for its remarkable soils and growing conditions, it has gained an international reputation. Nestled on the shores of Lake Okanagan, the region also features a tremendous diversity of food products produced by artisanal producers and growers.
Learn more at naramatainn.com or socially on Facebook at facebook.com/naramatainn or Instagram @naramatainn.
About Renshaw Travel:
Based in the heart of Kitsilano, Vancouver, BC, Renshaw Travel specializes in luxury and experiential travel. Founded by Don Renshaw Sr. over six decades ago, Renshaw Travel is an esteemed member of Virtuoso, the industry’s leading luxury travel network providing their clients with exclusive travel experiences.. Renshaw Travel’s clients are always treated as VIP guests, with privileged access, perks and services.
Learn more at renshawtravel.com, or socially on Facebook at facebook.com/shemin.verjee or Instagram @sheminverjee.
About Silversea Cruises:
Silversea’s small luxury ships are designed for those who delight in the thrill of discovery while indulging mind and body in the most lavish surroundings imaginable. All accommodations are spacious, ocean-view suites that include butler service, and most include private verandas. Silversea voyages and cruise expeditions sail to over 900 destinations on all seven continents, more than any other cruise line.
Learn more at silversea.com