Guests Embark On Silversea’s 2020 Seven-Continent World Cruise

For the first time in history, travelers have embarked on a seven-continent World Cruise. Silversea’s Silver Whisper set sail on the Legends of Cruising 2020 on January 6, departing Fort Lauderdale for Amsterdam, where guests will arrive on May 25 having circumnavigated the world. Guests on Silversea’s World Cruise 2020 will travel deep into 62 destinations in 32 countries, including the Antarctic Peninsula over three days.

Silver Whisper will be the 2020 world cruise guests’ home as they circumnavigate the globe. Photo courtesy of Silversea


Designed by the cruise line’s team of destination experts, many events will enrich the 140-day voyage for guests. Many Silversea executives were in attendance at a bon voyage event on January 5—including the cruise line’s President and CEO Roberto Martinoli—as world-cruising guests convened ahead of the cruise. Held at The Breakers, a resort in Palm Beach, the bon voyage reception enabled the travelers to socialize and share their excitement for the journey to come.


Among the array of enhancements planned for the Legends of Cruising World Cruise 2020 is a new cocktail program, which will immerse guests in sailed destinations through regional drinks and local ingredients, as well as the stories behind each.

Previewing Silversea’s new S.A.L.T. program, which will be inaugurated with the launch of Silver Moon in August 2020, the new cocktail offering will comprise 62 cocktails inspired by the distinctive characteristics of each visited region. Guests will also enjoy cocktail masterclasses, as they learn to mix their own beverages, and will sample cocktail pairings to discover new flavors. Guests will be gifted a special gift box, which will contain a book full of recipes and the stories behind all featured cocktails, meaning they can continue the party once home.


Exclusively for world-cruising guests, Silversea Cruises has introduced a collection of 33 brand new shore experiences for 2020 – the World Cruise Collection. Travelers can embark on a musical and culinary journey in San Juan hosted by an acclaimed artist; attend a private performance of a folkloric ballet troupe in Salvador da Bahia; delve into the Polynesian culture with an anthropologist in Moorea; savor a four-course lunch, prepared by a celebrity chef, in Singapore; indulge in a candlelight dinner under the stars in the Red Sea desert; marvel at Caravaggio’s masterpieces in Rome’s churches and museums; and tour the Royal Yacht Britannia in Edinburgh with the last-serving admiral, among other experiences.

Also, for the very first time on a Silversea World Cruise, travelers will benefit from Zodiac activities, supervised by the cruise line’s Expedition Team, enabling them to indulge their curiosity for discovery under the guidance of experts. In the Antarctic Peninsula, for example, Silversea’s Expedition Team members will lead Zodiac tours on which guests are likely to witness penguins, seals and other animals in their natural environment, as well as large icebergs, before landing at designated landing spots for on-shore discovery.

A strong line up of guest lecturers will enrich an entertainment program for guests: John & Tracy Fleming, Michael Buerk, Bill Miller, Tony Leon, Tom Keneally, James Bradley, Mark Elovitz and Piet De Vries will all take to the stage.


Silversea will welcome guests aboard two World Cruises in 2021, including the first-ever Expedition World Cruise. Offering distinct sets of experiences and differing ways to discover our planet, the Finest World Tour and the Uncharted World Tour will enable Silversea’s guests to travel the world on their own terms as they cruise in comfort.


Aboard Silver Whisper travelers will enjoy Silversea’s service and accommodations. Each of the ship’s ocean-view suites provides guests with the personalized service of a butler; a 24-hour in-suite dining service; a bottle of champagne upon arrival and a drinks bar, stocked with guests’ preferred beverages; fine dining, including complimentary caviar on demand, canapés, and seafood and steak; and an array of other inclusive amenities.

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