Ultra-luxury Silversea Cruises has opened the books on its World Cruise scheduled for 2015. This grandest of travel adventures will commence on 5 January 2015, when the elegant, all-suite ‘Silver Whisper’ is set to embark on a 115-day epic voyage, encircling the world and embracing the cultures of five continents, 30 countries and 50 unique destinations. The cruise will depart Los Angeles with no more than 382 guests on board, and will set sail to the warm waters of the South Pacific exploring the idyllic isles of French Polynesia, before heading to Australia and the South China Sea. Other stops include Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Seychelles, Cape Town, St Lucia, St Bart’s and many more. Fares for World Cruise 2015 start at AU$56,950 per person, based on double occupancy.
Full World Cruise guests will enjoy a variety of special amenities, including a gala Bon Voyage reception, dinner and overnight stay at a luxury hotel, baggage valet service, transfers (between home, airport, and Silver Whisper), a US$4,000 on-board spending credit (per suite), complimentary laundry service, Internet package and commemorative gifts.
For guests sailing the full 115 days, there will also be two complimentary Silversea Experiences, including one in Walvis Bay, offering the rare opportunity to dine under the stars in the Namib Desert, plus three exclusive complimentary World Cruise shoreside events. These include an elegant cocktail reception and evening performance at Sydney Opera House, and a scenic journey by vintage train in Sri Lanka to explore the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, renowned for its conservancy work. Plus, guests will be treated to a tour of Cape Town’s magnificent Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, followed by a visit to the historic Résidence de France for a sumptuous lunch set in its beautiful garden, with Table Mountain providing a stunning backdrop.
Guests 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 specialties will provide further immersion in each global destination.