World Cruise 2015
Most travellers’ lifelong dream is a world cruise. Especially one that crosses both the Pacific and Atlantic oceans and makes an entire circle around the planet. It is this that distinguishes Silversea’s 2015 World Cruise.
The itinerary is simply astonishing — 50 ports in 30 countries including the jewels of French Polynesia, the orangutans of Borneo, the Buddhas of Borobudur, Vietnam and the great cities of Asia, both east and west coasts of Africa … an array of far-flung cultures and world wonders that is truly breathtaking in scope. And it does it by completely circumnavigating the globe.
We invite you to embark next January for a luxury cruise aboard Silver Whisper as she sails west toward the setting sun from Los Angeles to Fort Lauderdale, from Polynesia to New Zealand and Australia, from Bali and Borneo to China and Southeast Asia, and across the Indian Ocean to the most mysterious continent of all — Africa, where it all began. In 115 days you’ll discover some of the most exotic places on the planet on this world cruise. Volcanic islands thrusting out of the sea. Sculptural dunes of a coastal desert. Gilded pagodas and African gamelands. The stuff that dreams are made of.
Los Angeles to Papeete
Sail away on a blue water voyage and set your sights on the undiluted essence of paradise: Tahiti and her glorious islands. Step ashore in the Marquesas, where the stone faces of Tiki gods bespeak a history that dates back 2,500 yearsDiscover more
Papeete to Sydney
Follow the siren’s call as you sail in the warm breezes and turquoise waters of the society Islands to mesmerising Bora Bora, where idyllic motus float like emeralds in a gorgeous multi-coloured lagoonDiscover more
Sydney to Bali
Circle west around Australia with a choice of overland options to take it all in: the renowned vineyards of the Barossa Valley, fiery opals in the Outback, the seismic beauty and dreamtime splendor of Ayers RockDiscover more
Bali to Hong Kong
The Buddhas of Borobudur, the water village of Brunei, the jungles of Borneo with its orang-utan and primitive tribes – this intriguing passage features a treasure trove of extraordinary highlights.Discover more
Hong Kong to Singapore
Pagodas rising over a misty plain, burning joss sticks, saffron-robed monks, red-sailed junks in the harbour — few people go to Southeast Asia without at least a few of these images in mind.Discover more
Singapore to Mombasa
Cloves from Cathay, cinnamon from Ceylon – spices were worth their weight in gold during the age of colonial expansion.Discover more
Mombasa to Cape Town
Tropical islands, white beaches, intriguing tribal cultures, breathtaking landscapes and some of the most amazing bush experiences on the continent — East Africa is a traveller’s dream. Sail with us from island to island, eden to eden: stock up with spices in Zanzibar.Discover more
Cape Town to Fort Lauderdale
From burning deserts to steaming wetlands, this unique journey winds along the less known West Coast to places that still retain the allure of yesterday’s Africa. See a thousand pink flamingos take flight in Namibia.Discover more
Golden Moments. A Lifetime of Memories.
Join us as we sail from Los Angeles to Fort Lauderdale on this full world circumnavigation. You’ll visit 54 ports in 29 countries with many overnights in major cities to give you ample time ashore. And you can explore each place intimately thanks to Silversea’s celebrated shore program. Small-group tours, multi-day land extensions and private arrangements provide a more immersive experience of the local flavours and cultures.
Click here to read the 2015 World Cruise Blog by Jon Fleming and follow along as we experience the extraordinary.
AN EVENT AT THE OPERA
There is no more iconic building than the Sydney Opera House. Even the well-travelled never tire of its contribution to one of the Read more
There is no more iconic building than the Sydney Opera House. Even the well-travelled never tire of its contribution to one of the most picturesque natural harbours in the world. Join us this evening for a performance at this famous landmark.
Cocktails and canapés will be served in the outdoor courtyard, your backdrop the curling sails of the Opera House, your entertainment traditional aboriginal music, dance and storytelling. Then settle into your seat for a world-class performance. During intermission, canapés and drinks will be served.Close
TRAIN TO PINNAWALA
Nothing is more nostalgic than train travel. Add an exotic location and you have the makings of an unforgettable day on your world Read more
Nothing is more nostalgic than train travel. Add an exotic location and you have the makings of an unforgettable day on your world cruise. You’ll journey through a breathtaking landscape of emerald hills and lush tea plantations to the Pinnawala Orphanage, a sanctuary for sick and orphaned elephants.
It’s amazing to watch them bathing in the river, or see babay elephants being bottle-fed. Enjoy lunch, chat with the staff, and learn more about the efforts to protect these gentle giants. Back on board, sip wine as the sun sets over this beautiful and fragile island.Close
PICNIC IN THE SHADOW OF TABLE MOUNTAIN
Savour the best flora and fauna, wine and cuisine that Cape Town has to offer, all set amid the majestic presence of Table Mountain Read more
Savour the best flora and fauna, wine and cuisine that Cape Town has to offer, all set amid the majestic presence of Table Mountain as part of your luxury cruise. Visit the Kirstenbosch Botanical National Garden, one of the world’s great botanical gardens located on Table Mountain’s sheltered eastern slope.
The historic, Dutch-style Résidence de France is the official residence of the French ambassador. Enjoy a sumptuous picnic-style lunch in the magnificent garden of this exclusive estate, complete with fine wines and the freshest of local fare, while Cape Town’s iconic landmark presides overall.Close