Silversea's Silver Whisper
Silversea’s Silver Whisper

Silversea has announced its World Cruise 2019 – a 132-day voyage from San Francisco to London – is now open for reservations.

“The World Cruise 2019 has been crafted to tell a fascinating story about our planet,” said Barbara Muckermann, Silversea’s chief marketing officer. “From island hideaways and ancient temples to tribal cultures and nature preserves, guests will be treated to extraordinary discoveries – all while enjoying the understated luxury and small-ship camaraderie of Silver Whisper. It’s the perfect setting for guests to create exciting new chapters in their own lives, shaped by new experiences and perspectives.”

Sailing on board Silver Whisper, guests will travel 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.

This Silversea voyage titled The Tale of Tales offers innovative destinations and unique features, such as an overnight stay in Tokyo with two full days to explore, a circumnavigation of Africa with an overnight in Cape Town, and a two-night stay in Bordeaux to enjoy the region’s famous wines.

There is also a stopover in Saint-Malo, gateway to Mont Saint-Michel, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Guests will also have the chance to sail the Guadalquivir river in Seville and savour Bilbao’s cultural scene with a visit to the Guggenheim Museum before the voyage concludes in London.

Nine writers will host as guest speakers to create an exclusive anthology of the voyage. Already confirmed 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.

Plus, some of the exclusive events that are in the planning stages will include Greeting Tahitian Gods, set in Papeete around the only fully restored marae (temple); Robben Island: A Walk Through the History of South Africa; and a private opening of the spectacular Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.

For more information, visit silversea.com.