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Published on : Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Ultra-luxury Silversea Cruises opened the books on its World Cruise 2018, an incomparable 121-day sailing from Los Angeles to Rome, departing 6 January 2018. This magnificent odyssey will be hosted aboard the elegant, all-suite Silver Whisper, allowing travellers to voyage in unsurpassed luxury to 60 destinations in 21 countries across the globe, and including virtually every highlight recommended by the line’s veteran world cruise guests. Plus, with 17 overnight calls and 13 late-night stays, guests will have ample time to fully immerse themselves in local culture.
The unique voyage, titled “La Grande Bellezza,” will sail west across the Pacific to the beautiful lands of Hawaii, French Polynesia, and New Zealand, then weave a path through the Java Sea to fascinating Bali, Probolinggo, Semarang, and Borneo, and to a host of exotic isles in the Philippines. After two nights in Hong Kong and overnight stays in Ho Chi Minh City, Bangkok and Singapore, Silver Whisper will follow the route of ancient spice traders to Sri Lanka, India, and Oman. Then she will continue through the Red Sea to fabled Luxor and Petra, storied islands in Greece, and along the coast of Italy to Rome.
Mark Conroy, Silversea’s managing director for the Americas, said: “World Cruise 2018 is an enriching epic adventure designed for experienced travellers. Guests will be able to visit some of the most amazing places on the planet, witnessing such incredible wonders as the Great Barrier Reef, the blue lagoons of Polynesia, and mystic Ha Long Bay, returning every evening to the comfort and all-inclusive luxury of Silver Whisper.”
Guests will enjoy an exceptional onboard enrichment programme featuring 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.
A Host of Added-Value Benefits
Guests sailing the complete World Cruise will enjoy a variety of special amenities and events, including a Bon Voyage reception and overnight hotel stay in Los Angeles on 5 January, Business Class air (from select gateways) and transfers (between airport, hotel and Silver Whisper), complimentary baggage valet service, a $4,000 onboard spending credit (per suite), complimentary laundry and dry cleaning service, complimentary unlimited Wi-Fi, and special commemorative gifts.