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Published on : Saturday, July 11, 2015
Ultra-luxury Silversea Cruises is now accepting reservations for its World Cruise 2017, an exclusive 116-day ocean voyage from San Francisco to Monte Carlo aboard Silver Whisper. This extraordinary travel adventure will encompass 62 unique destinations in 25 countries, with numerous late-night and overnight stays allowing ample time to take in all the amazing sights, sounds, and flavours of great cities, great wine regions, and architectural spectacles both old and new.
Departing 6 January 2017, the elegant, all-suite Silver Whisper will sail from San Francisco Bay for the idyllic isles of Hawaii and cross the International Date Line to the South Pacific, New Zealand, and Australia. Then, weaving her way through such tropical wonderlands as Bali and Sandakan, she will arrive at the shores of vibrant Shanghai, Hong Kong, and Singapore, before setting a course for the ancient temples of India, Arabia’s enchanting desert dunes, and the storied capitals of the Mediterranean.
Kristian Anderson,Silversea’s senior vice president of sales and general manager for the Americas, said: “World voyages are all about cultural immersion, new discoveries, and having time to get to know your fellow travellers. Our intimate Silver Whisper accommodates just 382 guests, providing the perfect club-like ambience where cosmopolitan guests can mingle and form lasting friendships as they journey to experience some of the most fascinating and secluded places on Earth.”
Enhanced Array of Added-Value Amenities
Guests sailing the full 116 days of World Cruise 2017 will enjoy a variety of special amenities, including a gala Bon Voyage reception, dinner and overnight stay at the Four Seasons Hotel in San Francisco, baggage valet service, business class air* and transfers (between airport, hotel, and Silver Whisper), a $4,000 Onboard Spending Credit (per double-occupancy suite), complimentary laundry service, and commemorative gifts. Plus, Silversea is enhancing the perks in 2017 with the addition of complimentary dry cleaning service and free unlimited Wi-Fi for all full-cruise guests.
In addition, three shoreside events will be available on a complimentary basis to full-cruise guests. These events offer the opportunity to explore the site of China’s famed terra-cotta army of warriors in Xian on an overnight tour from Shanghai; witness free-roaming exotic animals on Sir Bani Yas island off the coast of Abu Dhabi, followed by a sumptuous lunch at the island’s elegant resort; and dance back to the 1940s with live music at a nostalgic dinner served amid the planes and heroes of Hangar 37, the entry point to Hawaii’s Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbour. Also, two Silversea Experiences will be complimentary for guests sailing 50 or more days: a festive beach party featuring lunch and entertainment set on the powdery white sands of Boracay Island and an exclusive presentation at Malta’s Teatru Manoel, a beautifully restored 18th-century theatre.
Guests will also have the chance to meet and mingle with distinguished destination experts, academics, journalists, diplomats and other specialists. Local entertainment, cooking demonstrations, wine tastings, and regional specialities will provide further immersion in each global destination.
All-inclusive fares for World Cruise 2017 start at USD$61,550 per person, based on double occupancy.
*Included business class air is not available in all markets.
About Silversea Cruises
Silversea Cruises, which is chaired by Manfredi Lefebvre d’Ovidio,is recognised as an innovator in the ultra-luxury cruise line industry, offering guests large-ship amenities aboard its intimate, all-suite vessels: Silver Cloud, Silver Wind, Silver Shadow, Silver Whisper and Silver Spirit – all designed to offer an atmosphere of conviviality and casual elegance. With the inclusion of the expedition ships Silver Explorer, Silver Galapagos, and Silver Discoverer, Silversea Cruises’ itineraries encompass all seven continents and feature worldwide luxury cruises to the Mediterranean, Caribbean, both polar regions and over 800 fascinating destinations in between.
In the US, Silversea has been voted “World’s Best” by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler (nine times) and Travel + Leisure (seven times), and awarded “Best Shore Excursions” (Silver Galapagos, small-ship category) by Cruise Critic members (2015), “Best Luxury Cruise” by TravelChannel.com (2014), “Best Luxury Cruise Line” by CruiseReport.com (2014), and “Best Small Ship Cruise Line” by Global Traveler (2015). International awards include “Best Small Ship Cruise Line” in the Readers’ Choice survey conducted by Britain’s Condé Nast Traveller magazine (2014); “Best Expedition Cruise Ship” by Australia’s Cruise Passenger magazine (2013); “Best Small Luxury Cruise Line” by China’s Travel + Leisure (2013); and “Star Luxury Cruise Company” according to UK’s Travel Bulletin (2014).
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