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Silversea unveils truly extraordinary details of fantasy-like 2016 World Cruise

Silver Whsiper in Sydney
Silver Whsiper in Sydney
Courtesy Silversea Cruises

Imagine a safari that takes you from Machu Picchu and the mysterious Moai of Easter Island to the Holy Land. Then picture yourself on Silversea’s ultra-sophisticated Silver Whisper which will embark on a world cruise, beginning January 5, 2016, to extraordinary places in the world.

The Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based Cruise Company announced today, July 1, 214, that is already taking booking on the 115-dy Venetian World Odyssey voyage that will visit 51 destinations in 31 countries, with 13 multi-day port calls along the way, plus many late-night departures.

The ship will follow westward path from Fort Lauderdale through the Panama Canal to South America and the Pacific and visit island paradises of the South Seas, including Easter Island, Pitcairn Island, Tahiti, and Bora Bora before sailing to the most desirable destinations of New Zealand, Australia, and Asia, including vibrant Hong Kong and Singapore, the enticing resorts of Bali and Phuket, and mysterious Myanmar. The dream-like voyage will continue to exotic India, Arabia, and timeless Mediterranean hideaways before concluding with two nights in magnificent Venice.

"A world cruise is an experienced traveler's dream," said Kristian Anderson, Silversea's senior vice president and general manager for the Americas. "Our intimate Silver Whisper offers the perfect setting for guests to mingle and form long-lasting friendships as they traverse our planet, discovering its ancient cultures, cosmopolitan cities, rainforests, golden beaches, coral wonders, and so much more. It truly is the voyage of a lifetime."

The Silver Whisper holds a special place in the heart of your National Cruise Examiner because of many marvellous experiences sailing around the world on her. Like the entire fleet, she is staffed with top crews who provide seamless service. The cuisine is some of the best afloat, the suites big and comfortable and manned by able-bodied butlers who take care of any request. There’s a fine spa, fitness rooms, bars and ample deck space that houses a large swimming pool. All drinks and tips come with the fare—which is an added bonus to all the other amenities provided, especially those offered on this special cruise that include a gala Bon Voyage reception, dinner, and overnight stay at the Mandarin Oriental hotel in Miami, complimentary Business Class air and transfers (between home, airport, hotel and Silver Whisper), complimentary baggage valet service, a $4,000 on board spending credit (per suite), complimentary laundry service, Internet package and commemorative gifts.

Passengers who opt for full Monty (115 days) score three complimentary exclusive World Cruise events that include a masked ball in Venice, an elegant lunch on a private island in Sydney Harbor, and a chartered jet flight to India's legendary Taj Mahal for a tour followed by lunch and a return flight to Silver Whisper. Plus, three complimentary Silversea Experiences will highlight enigmatic Easter Island, the otherwordly seascape of Halong Bay, and the magnificent Royal Opera House of Muscat.

Air-inclusive fares for World Cruise 2016 start at $59,950 per person, based on double occupancy. To view the complete itinerary, visit Silversea.com/worldcruise2016.