Silversea Details Exclusive Events and New Overland Tours for World Cruise 2013
(30 July 2012) Silversea is rolling out an array of exclusive complimentary events
and exciting new mid-voyage land adventures for Silver Whisper's
World Cruise in 2013, an epic 115-day journey from Los Angeles to Fort Lauderdale, departing
Bettridge, Silversea's president of the Americas, said: "A world cruise is
the trip of a lifetime for most travellers. For this far-reaching voyage, our
onshore events and overland tours offer great opportunities for authentic
experiences that spotlight local cultures and enable guests to gain a better
understanding of the fascinating regions they will visit."
In addition to a gala Bon Voyage reception,
dinner and overnight stay at the renowned Peninsula Beverly Hills hotel on the
night prior to embarkation, other complimentary events that will be offered to guests
sailing the full World Cruise include an exclusive evening of cocktails and
dinner at Singapore's members-only China Club. Built atop the Capital Tower,
the club offers panoramic views and an exotic '30s and '40s atmosphere where
guests may revel in the glamour of a bygone era. And from Cape Town, guests
will journey through the scenic Cape Winelands region to enjoy a wine tasting,
gala dinner and overnight stay at a luxury hotel in Stellenbosch.
Plus, a complimentary Silversea
Experience, Dinner in the Desert, will be offered in Walvis Bay. Set in the
captivating atmosphere of the Namib Desert, this enchanting evening under the stars
will include live music, a fire-spinning performance and sumptuous buffet-style
OPTIONAL OVERLAND PROGRAMMES
Also available is a collection of
14 optional mid-voyage land adventures, nearly half of which are brand new. These extended
off-ship programmes will enable World Cruise guests to spend more time
discovering the true culture, heritage and uniqueness of the exotic
destinations they will visit. Each
of the unique overland extensions includes deluxe accommodation (if overnight
stays are required), porterage, all transfers, sightseeing and some meals. Prices
range from US$999 to $7,999 per person, based on double occupancy.
recapped below are the NEW overland tours that will debut on World Cruise 2013:
-- Venture into one of Australia's most remote areas, famous for its rugged
beauty and one of the country's most enduring symbols, Ayers Rock, shrouded in
myths and legends since time began. This five-day/four-night
programme is offered from Adelaide on 8 February.
-- Explore the country's charming capital, Vientiane, and temple-filled Luang
Prabang, a UNESCO World Heritage Site situated 2,296 feet (700 metres) above
sea level amid a backdrop of scenic mountains. This two-and-a-half-day/two-night
programme is offered from Ho Chi Minh City on 2 March.
Kwai & WW II Memorials"
-- A visit to Kanchanaburi offers
both scenic and serene natural beauty. But for many travellers the main draw is
its link to the Second World War and the world famous River Kwai Bridge,
commemorated in numerous books and films. This one-and-a-half-day/one-night
programme is offered from Bangkok on 4 March.
Golden Pagodas & Ancient Temples"
-- Venture into Myanmar, the golden
land formerly known as Burma, and discover one of the most fascinating
destinations in Asia. Visit its exotic capital Yangon, with its magnificent
Shwedagon Pagoda, and take a trip to ancient Bagan. This
three-and-a-half-day/three-night adventure is offered from Bangkok on 4 March.
by Chartered Sea Plane"
-- Journey by private air taxi into the centre of the
Kandy plateau to explore the last royal citadel of ancient Ceylon. Nestled in a
valley surrounded by hills and dense jungle, Kandy is the cultural heartland of
Sri Lanka. This full-day adventure is offered from
Colombo on 15 March.
Private Game Reserve & Safari Lodge"
-- Discover wildest Africa on a
unique safari adventure in the heart of the Eastern Cape, renowned for its
beauty and abundance of wildlife. The game reserve is home to lions, leopards,
buffalos, rhinos and elephants, and more than 250 species of birds. This two-and-a-half-day/two-night adventure is offered from Richards
Bay on 31 March.
for more information and
complete details on the full collection of World Cruise overland tours or visit
Whisper's World Cruise will follow the tropical belt to
52 destinations in 28 countries with overnight stays in several key ports. The
warm-weather journey will explore a realm of far-flung cultures and scenic
wonders including New Zealand and Australia's remote west coast; the idyllic
isles of French Polynesia; fascinating Asian cities of Hong Kong, Bangkok and
Singapore; and Africa's rarely seen western coast. Fares start at $49,999 (per
person, double occupancy) for the full 115-day voyage, and shorter segments are
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recognised as an innovator in the 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 Silver Explorer, Silversea Cruises'
itineraries encompass all seven continents and feature worldwide luxury cruises to
the Mediterranean, Caribbean, both polar regions and over 400 fascinating
destinations in between.
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Small Ships" by Luxury Travel Advisor (2011). International awards
include "Best Innovation in Products and Services" from the Italian
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Cruise Line" from World Travel Awards (2010); "Five Star Diamond
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by Britain's Condé Nast Traveller magazine (2010); "Best Luxury
Cruise Line" Excellence Award by Spain's Cruise News Media Group (2009);
"Best Luxury Cruise Line" by Australia's Luxury Travel & Style
Magazine (2011); and "Best Luxury Cruise Operator" according to Travel
Weekly China (2010).
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