Silver Whisper sets sail on world cruise 2019 following extensive refurbishments

On Sunday 6 January, Silversea’s Silver Whisper set sail on her ‘Tale of Tales’ World Cruise 2019. Following extensive refurbishments and a hugely successful pre-voyage event, the enhanced ship welcomed World Cruisers aboard in San Francisco for the start of the 133-day voyage, including author Pico Iyer – the first of nine creatives who will enrich the World Cruise for Silversea’s guests.

During the ship’s recent dry dock, which lasted from 1-19 December 2018, Silver Whisper underwent a large-scale renovation as part of the fleetwide Musification strategy. Silver Whisper’s initial refurbishment plans were revised and augmented following the launch of Project Invictus, Silversea Cruise’s long-term plan to enrich and enlarge its fleet. With the comfort of guests in mind, all public areas and guest accommodation were enhanced to reflect the décor and style of flagship Silver Muse, which arrived in Australian waters this month. Upgrades included new carpets, curtains, furniture, mattresses, gym equipment and outdoor decking.

Enhancing Silver Whisper’s World Cruise 2019 further is the Tale of Tales theme, which will see nine celebrated creatives join the ship over the course of the voyage; each will illustrate their sailed segment by creating a work of art – either a written text, a photograph or another medium. Saroo Brierley, whose extraordinary childhood experience was released as Hollywood blockbuster film Lion in 2016, starring Nicole Kidman and Dev Patel, will join the second segment of the World Cruise from Papeete, Tahiti to Sydney, Australia. Silver Whisper will arrive in Sydney alongside Silver Muse on the morning of 2 February 2019, the first time that two Silversea vessels have docked together in Sydney in 20 years.

“We are delighted to have bid Silver Whisper ‘bon voyage’ for Silversea’s innovative World Cruise,” says Barbara Muckermann, Silversea’s Chief Marketing Officer. “Our guests will become the protagonists of their own stories, when they travel to the world’s most remarkable destinations in ultimate comfort. Their experiences will be enriched by the presence of our nine talented Tale Tellers, as well as a number of other bespoke enhancements. We are enabling our guests to travel deeper in every sense of the expression.”

There is still limited availability for select segments of the World Cruise. The last remaining cabins are now available on the following voyage:

  • Sydney to Bali – Departing 3 February 2019, Silver Whisper will leave Sydney for Bali, unlocking a set of unique experiences in Brisbane, Cairns, Darwin, and the Komodo Islands along the way. This 14-day segment will be enhanced by a dedicated wine programme, merging the very best of destination discovery with culinary immersion. Fares start from AUD$11,300* per person, based on double occupancy in a Vista Suite.

Aboard Silver Whisper and Silversea’s other ships, guests enjoy ocean-view suites, sumptuous cuisine, and the personalised service of a butler. Enriching the experience are such all-inclusive amenities as complimentary premium wines, champagnes and spirits, speciality coffees, bottled water, juices and soft drinks served throughout the ship; an in-suite bar, stocked with guests’ preferences; in-suite 24-hour dining; and unlimited complimentary Wi-Fi.

Find out more information about Silversea’s World Cruise 2020:

View the Tale of Tales 2019 video:

*Voyages and special offers are subject to change and may be withdrawn at any time. Terms and conditions apply.

For more information on Silversea, contact your travel professional or Silversea Cruises on +61 2 9255 0600 or 0800 701 427 (New Zealand) or visit

SOURCE: Silversea


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