Specialty Platinum Cruises A truly enhanced travel experience

What is a Specialty Platinum Cruise?

First of all…It’s not just a cruise.

With Specialty Platinum Cruises we are bringing cruise itineraries to life with one of a kind customization. Every experience we offer has been personally crafted by our experienced, knowledgeable and passionate team here at Specialty Cruise & Villas and every decision is focused on allowing you to get to know your destinations more intimately. We do this by finding what we believe are the most unique and interesting cruise itineraries and then adding to them the finest luxury accommodations, unforgettable local experiences and in some cases, a stress-free way to seamlessly combine multiple voyages.

With Specialty Platinum Cruises, you will experience the character of your destinations with an unmatched product, unavailable anywhere else and at the very best price…creating a truly platinum experience.

We are launching this new, one-of-a-kind product with the following itineraries:


23 Nights - September 9th, 2017

On this 23 night experience, hosted by Richard & Lyn Kaufman, you will have the opportunity to go from the gothic grandeur of London to the desolate beauty of the Aran Islands to the creative metropolis that is Montréal. You will start off your journey with 3 nights in London, where the 5-star Goring Hotel will serve as your home base while you revel in all of the familiar landmarks, get a healthy dose of art history and spend an evening experiencing the best of London's West End (pre-theatre dinner & a West End show included). From London, a complimentary transfer will bring you to Southampton where you will board Silversea's Silver Muse for it's first Trans-Atlantic crossing!

Once onboard, Richard & Lyn will host a very special evening in Waterford, where you will wine and dine at the luxurious Michelin starred restaurant, "The Lady Helen". Galway will be the next port offering a very unique hosted local experience, truly immersing you in what your destination have to offer. During the ships call in Galway we will be chartering an aircraft to bring our Specialty Platinum Cruise guests to the Aran Island of Inis Mor. These islands are culturally fascinating, being one of the only places in Ireland where the everyday language is Irish Gaelic and also the home of one of the most impressive pre-historic sites in Europe, fort Dun Aengus. Due to the island's restriction on cars, we will be exploring the Island and it's dramatic scenery via pony cart (or bicycle if you prefer!).

Upon disembarkation in Montréal, we will provide a complimentary transfer to either the city's superior Ritz Carlton or Hotel Le St. James in Old Town, where you will spend the next 2 evenings. With the city's unique mash-up of European and North American culture, the notable cuisine and the locals innate happiness to share their city, Montréal is a destination that simply cannot be missed.

This experience ends with a 2 night stay in the unspoiled and quaint town of North Hatley, at an unforgettable lakefront Relais & Chateau property, Manoir Hovey. Manoir Hovey is a destination in of itself and is one of our favorite destinations in all of North America. On your first evening you will be treated to an award winning tasting menu featuring local Quebec cuisine at its finest.

The diversity and dramatic beauty of this trip is simply unmatched.

Prices Start At $13,325 per person

Map & Route Details For Silversea's Silver Muse

Embark: Southhampton - Disembark: Montreal

Calling at Falmouth/England, Waterford/Ireland, Cork/Ireland, Galway/Ireland, St. Johns/Newfoundland, St. Pierre, Sydney/Nova Scotia, Charlottetown/Prince Edward Island, Gaspé/Quebec, Saguenay/Quebec, Quebec City/Quebec, Montréal/Quebec

Munich to Budapest

12 Nights - September 15th, 2017

Join us on this 12 night celebration of beer and Bavarian culture! This experience begins with 5 nights in Munich where you will be staying in upgraded rooms at Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinksi München, a luxurious 5-star hotel perfectly located in the heart of the city. Upon your arrival, you are invited to a welcome dinner, hosted by Stefan & Amy Bisciglia, who will accompany you throughout your time in Munich.

A highlight of your time in Munich is sure to be the famous Oktoberfest festival, which begins just the day after your arrival! With the help of a cultural Oktoberfest guide, who will make sure you're never led astray when it comes to the cultural customs and traditions, you will have the opportunity to put on your Bavarian garb (of which you will get an allowance for), watch the vibrant opening parade and spend 2 evenings in unique beer tents (all food & beer included).

Following your stay in Munich, a complimentary transfer will bring you to to Vilshofen, where you will board the AmaStella for a leisurely, 7 night journey down the Denube River exploring legendary capitals such as Vienna and Budapest.

Prices start at $6,689 per person

Map & Route Details for AmaWaterways AmaStella

Embark: Vilshofen - Disembark: Budapest

Calling at Passau, Linz, Weissenkirchen, Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest

Venice To Rome

23 Nights - October 6th, 2017

On this 23 night experience you will be brought on a journey from the magical city of Venice, to the romantic islands of Greece, to the historic Holy Land within Israel and then finally to the ancient powerhouse that is Rome. You will start your journey off with two nights in Venice where you will stay in the very best accommodations and dine at a superb Venetian, Michelin star restaurant. From Venice, a complimentary water taxi transfer will bring you to board Regent's Seven Seas Voyager for a unique & historical 19-night itinerary.

During your overnight stay in Israel, you will have a complimentary private transfer waiting to bring you to Jerusalem, making sure to stop in Bethlehem on the way. Once in Jerusalem we have arranged accommodations at the city's luxurious Waldorf Astoria, allowing you to truly make the most out of your time in the Holy Land. The next day we will have another complimentary transfer awaiting to bring you back to the ship.

Upon disembarkation in Rome, we will provide a complimentary transfer to bring you from the ship to one of the city's deluxe hotels, where you will spend the next two evenings. With the ample sites to be seen throughout this historical powerhouse, you will have the option to explore to heart's content or simply relax before we treat you to an evening at the notable, 3 Michelin Star, La Pergola restaurant...allowing you to dine in luxury with the most incredible, panoramic views of the Eternal City.

Prices start at $14,995 per person

Map & Route Details for the Regent Seven Seas Voyager

Embark: Venice - Disembark: Rome

Calling at Zadar/Croatia, Bari/Italy, Corfu/Greece, Katakolon/Greece, Santorini/Greece, Mykonos/Greece, Athens/Greece, Patmos/Greece, Rhodes/Greece, Limassol/Cyprus, Jerusalem/Haifa/Israel(2 full days), Heraklion/Crete, Valletta/Malta, Messina/Sicily/Italy, Sorrento/Italy

Lisbon (with Duoro River Cruise) to Miami

25 Nights - November 13, 2017

This 25-night experience will bring you on a seamless journey from one of Europe’s most unexplored regions, Portugal’s Duoro Valley, all the way to the bustling city of Miami. You will start your journey with 1 night in Lisbon before a transfer will bring you to board a river cruise for 7 days on the AmaVida through the valley’s beautiful and dramatic landscape. This unique area features steeply terraced vineyards, dramatic gorges and medieval hilltop villages that have hardly changed over the centuries. After you’ve leisurely made your way back to Portugal’s vibrant capital, Lisbon, you will spend 3 days exploring the historic city and then join one of our experienced advisors for a hosted Thanksgiving gala dinner. Our Specialty Cruise & Villas host will then join you on your 14-night sailing across the Atlantic to Miami, where onboard they will be hosting a number of themed wine dinners. These dinners will feature the best wines of Spain and Portugal, including the extremely stellar and one-of-a-kind wines from Madiera, which were produced over 100 years ago!

This Itinerary includes business class air. Prices from $12,495 per person.

Lisbon to Miami

16 Nights - November 22, 2017

This 16-night experience will kick-off with 2 nights in Portugal’s vibrant capital. Spend your days exploring the City of Seven Hills, never having to wander too far for a jaw dropping view. Get lost admiring the pastel and azulejo-splashed architecture and make sure to try one of the countless interpretations of Portugal’s beloved dish, bacalhau (dried and salted cod fish). While in Lisbon, we will also be bringing a little piece of home to you with a Thanksgiving gala dinner, hosted by a Specialty Cruise & Villas advisor who will then sail with you on your Trans-Atlantic crossing aboard the Regent Seven Seas Explorer to Miami. Once aboard the ship we will continue to host a number of themed wine dinners onboard, featuring the best wines of Spain and Portugal. The variety of sought after wines that you will get to taste, including the extremely stellar wines from Madiera (produced over 100 years ago!), will provide you with a truly unmatched and intimate experience of these historic wine regions.

This experience includes business class air. Prices from $7,995 per person.

Map & Route Details for AmaWaterways Amavida

Embark: Porto - Disembark: Porto

Calling at Régua, Barca D'Alva (Overnight), Pinhão, Régua, Entre-os-Rios

Map & Route Details for Regent Seven Seas Explorer

Embark: Lisbon - Disembark: Miami

Calling at Funchal/Madeira, Ponta Delgada/Azores, Horta/Azores, Bermuda (Overnight).

Call or email us today to reserve your spot!

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