(Monaco -- September 13, 2018) Silversea releases remarkable details about its world-first, 7-continent World Cruise 2020. The leading ultra-luxury cruise line will enrich its pioneering 62-port itinerary with a selection of once-in-a-lifetime events, shore-side excursions and expedition-style embellishments. Over 140 days, Silversea’s Silver Whisper will take guests closer to the authentic beauty of the world, unlocking unique experiences in the most spectacular destinations between Fort Lauderdale and Amsterdam.
Pushing the boundaries of ultra-luxury cruising, Silversea’s World Cruise 2020 will incorporate many ‘soft expedition’ features, including an extraordinary 3-day Antarctic experience, in which guests may well witness penguins, seals, whales, and other wildlife in its natural habitat. Led by a team of nine qualified specialists – including marine biologists, a geologist, a naturalist, an ornithologist, a glaciologist, and more – Silversea’s guests will explore the final continent on Zodiac excursions, landing for shore-side adventures, before learning more about this spectacular region through onboard lectures and workshops from industry-leading experts. Likewise, guests will unlock a special range of immersive travel experiences in the South Pacific, accompanied by a team of nine expedition experts.
One standout destination on the itinerary is the notoriously hard-to-reach Pitcairn Island, which harks tales of HMS Bounty and the mutineers from the 18th century. Another highlight will be Pentecost Island, where Silversea’s guests will witness the famous land diving ritual, performed by locals to celebrate the yam harvest. On Champagne Beach in Vanuatu, guests will enjoy a local festival which will showcase an exclusively performed water dance, in which traditionally-adorned locals beat the water’s surface as part of a breathtaking ritual.
In addition to the previously mentioned cultural experiences, Silversea’s World Cruise 2020 guests – referred to as Legends of Cruising – will enjoy exclusive access to a series of bespoke events across the world:
• Miami/Fort Lauderdale – Welcome/Send-off Function – January 5, 2020
Silversea’s guests will enjoy a warm welcome and a send-off to remember at a luxury hotel. The evening function will enable guests to socialise, as anticipation builds to a climax ahead of the journey of a lifetime.
• Buenos Aires – Tango Evening with Dinner at El Zanjon – Jan 26, 2020
Evoking the sense of romance that pervaded Buenos Aires in the 1930s, guests will be transported back in time at the spectacular El Zanjon – dubbed ‘the most important urban archaeology project in the city’ - in the Argentinian capital. A collection of vintage cars will transport guests to and from the venue in style. Themed black and white, the private event will include an authentic dinner with a selection of wines, a tango show with an aerial display, and a range of other curated embellishments.
• Fremantle, Perth – The Quarry Rocks with Fremantle Perth Symphony – March 28, 2020
A magical evening awaits Silversea’s World Cruises in Fremantle, Perth, as the Perth Symphony Orchestra will indulge guests’ senses at the magnificent Quarry Amphitheatre. Served local produce and fine champagne in sumptuous picnic hampers, guests will admire a panoramic view of the city’s skyline from Perth’s premier outdoor venue.
• Leith, Edinburgh – Farewell Dinner – May 22, 2020
One of Edinburgh’s most majestic venues, Mansfield Traquair is a natural choice for the World Cruise’s farewell dinner. More than unique, this sophisticated occasion will be entirely tailored for an unforgettable experience: guests will dine on fine cuisine in grand surrounds, under colourful, vaulted ceilings and exquisite murals. Known to some as “Edinburgh’s Sistine Chapel,” Mansfield Traquair will be a fittingly magnificent venue in which to round off the series of shore-side enrichments.
“Our World Cruise 2020 will be quite unlike any world cruise that has ever set sail,” says Conrad Combrink, Silversea’s SVP Strategic Development Expeditions and Experiences. “Our guests will enjoy an enhanced, luxurious onboard experience, which will leave them in want of nothing, as well as a seemingly unending range of unforgettable experiences, as they get closer to the authentic beauty of 32 spectacular destinations around the world.”
Operated by Silversea’s guides and a new addition to Silver Whisper especially for the World Cruise 2020, a fleet of eight Zodiacs will enable guests to discover remote destinations and unique cultures throughout the 62-port voyage, complementing the luxuriousness of the ship with a true sense expedition. In December 2018, Silver Whisper will undergo an extensive refurbishment to ensure guests enjoy Silversea’s trademark level of comfort while aboard. Inspired by the décor of the cruise line’s flagship, Silver Muse, Silver Whisper will be enhanced as part of a fleet-wide Musification. Both indoors and out, the ship’s public spaces will be invigorated extensively, while all suites will also be upgraded.
The planned refurbishment of Silver Whisper is being amplified following Silversea’s recent partnership with Royal Caribbean, with more of the ship’s spaces being upgraded. Renovations of La Terrazza, the Main Bar, the Zagara Spa, the card/conference room, corridors, public bathrooms, and the ship’s top suites, among various other spaces, will receive additional improvements as a result of Project Invictus – a long-term initiative to take Silversea’s ultra-luxury offering to the next level.
“On a refurbished Silver Whisper and with access to a new fleet of Zodiac craft, guests will travel deeper on all seven continents,” says Andrea Zito, Silversea’s SVP Tech Ops & Crewing. “Each aspect of the renovation will be tailored with guests’ enjoyment in mind. From the scents and music that accentuate each space to the choice of films offered in suites, the attention to detail will ensure a truly unique onboard experience.”
Fares for the World Cruise 2020 begin from EUR 55,000 (USD 62,000 or GBP 49,000). 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.
Find out more information about the World Cruise 2020: https://www.silversea.com/destinations/world-cruise/world-cruise-2020.html
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Please note: Silversea’s line-up of expedition experts remains subject to change.
Silversea Cruises, which is chaired by Manfredi Lefebvre d'Ovidio, is recognized 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. Silversea is also looking forward to the launch of two new ultra-luxury ships: Silver Moon is due to join the fleet in 2020, and Silver Dawn is scheduled to be delivered in late 2021. Both will be sister ships to flagship Silver Muse, maintaining the small-ship intimacy and spacious all-suite accommodations.