Silversea Cruises is already accepting reservations for its World Cruise 2017, which the line calls “the best world cruise ever”.
Silver Whisper will sail out of San Francisco and head to Monte Carlo for 116 days, calling at 62 destinations in 25 countries, featuring numerous overnight and late-night stays that allow “time to take in the sights, sounds, and flavors of cities, wine regions, and architectural spectacles both old and new".
Silver Whisper will sail to Hawaii from San Francisco Bay on January 6, 2017, and then on to the South Pacific, Australia and New Zealand. Weaving her way through the Asian continent with calls at Bali, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Singapore, the ship will set a course for Arabia, India and the Mediterranean.
Guests who sail the full 116 days of the World Cruise in 2017 will benefit from various special amenities, including business class air and transfers (between ship, airport and hotel), baggage valet service, gala Bon Voyage reception, complimentary laundry service, complimentary dry cleaning service, dinner and overnight stay at Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco, $4,000 onboard credit (per suite, double-occupancy), and commemorative gifts. In 2017 Silversea is also enhancing the perks for all full-cruise passengers with the addition of free unlimited Wi-Fi.
Three shoreside events will also be complimentary for full-cruise guests and offer the opportunity to enjoy free-roaming animals on Sir Bani Yas island off the Abu Dhabi's coast; visit the site of China's terra-cotta army of warriors in Xian during an overnight tour from Shanghai; and dance with live music back to the 1940s at a dinner served amid the heroes and planes of Hangar 37, entry point to Hawaii's Pacific Aviation Museum at Pearl Harbor.
According to the senior vice president of sales, Kristian Anderson, world voyages were all about new discoveries, cultural immersion and having time to get to know fellow travelers. Anderson added that their intimate Silver Whisper, accommodating just 382 passengers, provided the "perfect club-like ambiance" where cosmopolitan passengers could mingle and form lasting friendships as they experienced "some of the most fascinating and secluded places on Earth".