Silversea's Silver Whisper sailed from Los Angeles this week on a 121-day voyage around the world. Sailing from the Pacific islands, and through Asia and Arabia, the voyage will conclude in May following a stop in Rome.
Before departing, guests of the Silver Whisper were treated to orchestral music as they enjoyed a gala bon voyage dinner at the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills. The dinner is one of several unique complimentary benefits for World Cruise guests, including seven special cultural events that await them in Tahiti, Melbourne, Hong Kong, Ho Chi Minh City, Bangkok, Mumbai and Sorrento.
Complementing this adventure is an array of interior design upgrades and technical enhancements that were completed aboard Silver Whisper in December as part of the company's fleetwide renovation program launched at the end of 2016.
Among the highlights are public spaces redesigned to echo the decor of Silversea's new flagship, Silver Muse. These refreshed venues include the Observation Lounge, Panorama Lounge and La Terrazza.
"With World Cruise 2018, we are pleased to continue our tradition of creating spectacular world voyages that spotlight some of the most fascinating places on earth, while ensuring guests enjoy the incomparable onboard comforts and luxury of Silversea," said Roberto Martinoli, Silversea's CEO.
Designed to spark the imagination of avid travellers, next year's World Cruise, titled "The Tales of Tales," is a 132-day journey from San Francisco to London. Hosted aboard Silver Whisper, travellers will voyage to 52 ports in 31 countries across five continents. Plus, with 16 overnight calls and numerous late-night stays, guests will have ample time to delve deeper into iconic destinations.
With this unique voyage, Silversea has the pleasure of inviting nine writers aboard. They will each create a short story inspired by the regions they visit. The result will be an exclusive anthology of the voyage, an unprecedented portrait of The Tale of Tales. Already confirmed to put their pen to paper are Paul Theroux, travel writer, novelist and winner of the James Tait Black Prize for Fiction; and Pico Iyer, novelist, travel writer and essayist since 1986 for Time magazine, Harper's, The New York Times, and The New York Review of Books.
For further details on World Cruise 2019, please visit https://www.silversea.com/destinations/world-cruise/world-cruise-2019.html.