Silversea Unveils Itinerary for World Cruise 2014
(20 September 2012) Ultra-luxury Silversea Cruises has
taken the wraps off its World Cruise 2014, an incomparable 113-day odyssey from
Los Angeles to Barcelona aboard Silver
Whisper, 6 January to 30 April 2014.
celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2014 and will launch the festivities with
this far-reaching and stimulating exploration of the world -- now available for
aboard World Cruise 2014 will journey in unrivalled luxury as they visit 54
destinations in 29 countries, enjoying 12 overnight stays along the way. Silver Whisper will follow a westward
path across the Pacific to call on lush Polynesia and lands Down Under,
including Hawaii, Samoa, Tonga, Australia and New Zealand. From there, the ship
will sail up to the remote island of Koror and then head west to spend a month
exploring fascinating Asian cultures -- from China, Japan, and Vietnam to
Thailand, Singapore, and India -- including three days in Yangon, Myanmar. Silver Whisper will conclude her global tour
calling on modern capitals and ancient cities in the Mediterranean.
Bettridge, Silversea's president of the Americas, said:
"We designed the itinerary for next year's World Cruise based on input from
our past guests. It's a world voyage crafted for connoisseurs. With several
overnight visits and late-night departures, our guests will have plenty of time
for in-depth cultural exploration in places that most travellers only dream
extended visits in port offer travellers the chance to truly immerse themselves
in local culture, World Cruise 2014 will not only feature two-night stays in
Yangon and Hong Kong, but overnight calls in Sydney, Cairns, Shanghai, Ho Chi
Minh City, Bangkok, Singapore, Istanbul and Barcelona.
is offering guests the option to extend their World Cruise by adding a
pre-cruise Panama Canal voyage from Fort Lauderdale to Los Angeles (17 days),
or extend from Barcelona to Lisbon (7 days) or Southampton (16 days).
A Host of Added-Value
World Cruise guests will enjoy a variety of special amenities, including a gala
Bon Voyage evening at a luxury Beverly Hills hotel, baggage valet service,
complimentary Business Class air and transfers (or air credit), a generous
onboard spending credit, complimentary laundry service and commemorative gifts.
will also be exclusive complimentary shoreside events:
--The Rising Dragon: This elegant
evening event in Hong Kong will be hosted at the spectacularly situated Four
Seasons Hotel, where guests will savour fine cuisine in a richly decorated
setting that reflects both traditional and contemporary elements of this
--Sunset Over Angkor Wat: From Bangkok
guests will fly to Siem Reap, Cambodia, to explore the magnificent temple
complex at Angkor Wat, enjoying overnight accommodations at a 5-star hotel, and
dinner surrounded by colossal statues in the spectacular Bayon Temple.
--Supper in a Sultan's Palace:
Highlighting this immersive experience in Istanbul is a panoramic cruise along
the Bosphorus, bordering Asia and Europe, followed by an atmospheric dinner in
the glorious Ciragan Palace, once home to powerful sultans of the Ottoman
two complimentary Silversea Experiences will showcase the fascinating cultures
of Fanning Island, Kiribati, and Alotau, Papua New Guinea.
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.
At Home Upon the
Oceans of the World
intimate Silver Whisper is the
perfect escort to the far corners of the globe. She can sail along secluded
waterways or into small harbours for authentic, life-changing encounters with
nature, wildlife and the seldom-seen.
Silversea distinctions include:
ultra-luxury ship for just 382 guests
accommodations, over 80% with verandas
service for every suite
wines and spirits
transportation to town (most ports)
for World Cruise 2014 start at $54,550 per person, based on double
occupancy. Click here
to view the complete itinerary or visit Silversea.com/worldcruise2014.
About Silversea Cruises
Cruises, which is chaired by Manfredi Lefebvre d'Ovidio, is 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.
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
Cruise Line for Luxury Small Ships" by Luxury Travel Advisor (2011).
International awards include "Best Innovation in Products and
Services" from the Italian Innovazione Marketing Oggi Awards (2009);
"World's Leading Small Ships Cruise Line" from World Travel Awards
(2010); "Five Star Diamond Award" from the American Academy of
Hospitality Sciences (2011); "Number One" small-ship line in the
Readers' Choice survey conducted 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).
more information on Silversea Cruises, please contact a travel agent.
For a complimentary brochure, please call toll-free (US) 877.215.9986 or visit www.silversea.com.
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