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March 8, 2018

Now Open For Booking – A World-first From Luxury Cruise Innovator Silversea

Silversea’s Silver Whisper will be the first cruise ship to visit all seven continents on its pioneering World Cruise 2020

(Monaco -- March 8, 2018) Silversea, an innovator in the ultra-luxury cruise line industry, announces the opening of general sales for its pioneering 140-day, 62-port, 32-country World Cruise in 2020. Departing Fort Lauderdale on January 6, 2020, Silver Whisper will be the first ship to visit all seven continents – including the remote, picturesque landscape of Antarctica – on a world cruise.

Unique in the richness and range of its itinerary, the World Cruise 2020 will include long stays and overnights in many of the world’s most fascinating capital cities and spectacular natural wonders – each of which has been selected for its authentic beauty. A first in the history of cruising, Silversea’s World Cruise 2020 will pass through both the Northern and Southern Fjords, enabling travel enthusiasts to witness and explore some of the world’s greatest marvels.

In total, there will be 40 new destinations from the 2018 and 2019 Silversea World Cruise itineraries, yet the most remarkable voyage stops will feature once more. A combination of destination expertise, cruising experience, and a commitment to enabling guests to travel deeper has resulted in a truly groundbreaking World Cruise itinerary for 2020. Throughout the voyage, Silversea’s Expedition team will be on hand to share their knowledge and expertise, enabling guests to experience destinations with profundity.

“It is with pride, excitement and passion that we announce the general opening of sales for our World Cruise 2020,” says Barbara Muckermann, chief marketing officer at Silversea. “This itinerary not only demonstrates Silversea’s destination expertise and willingness to innovate, but also our care and attention to our guests’ preferences: we have sought feedback from our most loyal World Cruisers in order to create the only seven-continent World Cruise available. In utmost luxury, guests will witness unforgettable spectacles, experience unexpected events, and can enjoy a tailor-made collection of overland programmes. Silversea invites the curious, the adventurous, and the pioneers of travel to experience the earth’s most authentic beauty, which remains out of reach for most.”

From Florida, Silver Whisper will bear southeast, passing through the Caribbean and along the northern shores of South America, stopping at a selection of captivating destinations. Rounding Cape Branco, Silver Whisper will set course for the Antarctica Peninsula, where guests will be able to enjoy guided tours on Zodiac boats. From Antarctica, the World Cruise 2020 will transport guests around Cape Horn, through the Chilean Fjords, and towards French Polynesia, where a number of enchanting islands await, including Papeete, Bora Bora, and Vanuatu. Sydney, Melbourne, and the Southern coast of Australia precede Bali, Singapore, Thailand, Sri Lanka and Mumbai, among others. Next, the World Cruise will journey between Mumbai and Rome, navigating the Gulf of Aden and the Red Sea, stopping at various locations of immense beauty. Following the coasts of France, Spain and Portugal, Silver Whisper will then head for Dublin, from where she will visit the Norwegian Fjords, before completing her grand finale in northern Europe. Silversea’s groundbreaking World Cruise 2020 will conclude in Amsterdam on May 25.

Defining characteristics of the World Cruise 2020 include an unprecedented selection of onboard events, a tailor-made collection of excursions, and bespoke overland programmes that are available to guests. Led by local, knowledgeable, English-speaking tour guides, the planned excursions provide insight into exotic cultures and stunning lands; the innovative overland programmes, meanwhile, can be enjoyed before, during, and after the cruise, enabling guests to travel deeper in each destination.

Hailed as ‘Legends of Cruising,’ up to 382 passengers will embark Silver Whisper for the World Cruise 2020. The ship will be the most intimate within the ultra-luxury segment to ever undertake a world cruise, making for a unique, all-inclusive cruising experience.

With the most expensive suites – the Owner’s Suites – offering ultimate comfort for $250,000 per guest, Silversea has curated the most expensive cruise experience ever. Included in the price are round-trip business air travel, $4,000 onboard spending money per suite, unlimited Wi-Fi, an expedition parka, laundry and medical services, and visa packages for guests of select nationalities, among other alluring amenities.

Suites on the World Cruise 2020 are available from $62,000 (£49,000 or €55,000) per person. Guests can reserve their places aboard Silver Whisper by calling Silversea on +377-9770-2424 or visiting a local travel agent.

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 Wind, Silver Shadow, Silver Whisper, Silver Spirit and Silver Muse – all designed to offer an atmosphere of conviviality and casual elegance. With the inclusion of the expedition ships Silver Explorer, Silver Galapagos, Silver Discoverer, and with Silver Cloud recently joining the Expedition fleet, Silversea's itineraries encompass all seven continents and feature worldwide luxury cruises to the Mediterranean, Caribbean, both polar regions and hundreds of fascinating destinations in between.