Want to sail around the world, but haven’t mastered the whole sailboat thing? Have a nice disposable income and a desire for luxury? You’re in luck with Silversea’s 140-day cruise around the globe. Starting Jan. 6, 2020, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and concluding May 25 in Amsterdam, the cruise has stops in Buenos Aires, Sydney, Singapore, Mumbai and Rome, with many more ports in between. Billed as the “Legends of Cruising” world tour, it’s not the only such cruise but it may very well be the most lavish. Here’s what you need to know about Silversea’s 140-day world cruise:
Fares start at $62,000
First and foremost, it isn’t cheap. While no around-the-world trip is inexpensive, this option is not for those without healthy bank accounts. There are seven suite packages aboard the Silver Whisper vessel, starting at $62,000 for the 287-square-foot Vista Suite. Other price-suite combos include: The Veranda Suite (345 square feet starting at $85,000); the Medallion Suite (521 square feet starting at $152,000); the Silver Suite (701 square feet starting at $196,000); the Royal Suite (1,352 square feet starting at $197,000); the Grand Suite (1,435 square feet starting at $200,000); and the Owner’s Suite (1,264 square feet starting at $240,000). There are only two Owner’s Suites available, both on the ship’s seventh deck. No matter what suite you’re in, you’ll have picturesque ocean views through large windows. Certain special amenities are available in different suite classes, like an in-room espresso machine, laundry service throughout the voyage and more. Benefits for all travelers include roundtrip business class airfare from select countries, unlimited internet and $2,000 onboard spending credit.
Lots of Room
With only 388 passengers and 302 crew members, according to the website’s brochure, that’s a 1.28:1 ratio of passengers to crew members, among the lowest in the world. This makes for truly personalized service. Registered in the Bahamas and led by a European crew, the vessel itself is roomy. Built in Genoa, Italy, in 2001, the 610-foot Silver Whisper is described as having the “charms of a stylish boutique hotel” with a “relaxing, sophisticated and genuinely elegant atmosphere.”
Visit 32 Countries, 62 Ports
With Silversea’s 140-day around the world cruise, you’ll get to swim in every ocean and set foot on all seven continents. You’ll visit 32 countries and stop at 62 ports. You’ll also spend three days at the Antarctic Peninsula and two more navigating the Drake Passage.
Out of Fort Lauderdale, you’ll spend two days at sea before stopping in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Once in San Juan, there are 12 excursions available such as nighttime kayaking, a Bacardi mixology seminar and walking tours. Similarly styled excursions will be offered at these many stops: Bridgetown, Barbados; Fortaleza, Natal, Salvador de Bahia and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Punta del Este and Montevideo, Uruguay; Buenos Aires, Ushuaia and Puerto Madryn, Argentina; Stanley, Falkland Islands; Puerto Chacabuco, Puerto Montt, Valparaiso, Robinson Crusoe Island and Easter Island, Chile; Moorea Island and Bora Bora, French Polynesia; Nuku’alofa Tongatapu and Neiafu Vava’u Group, Tonga; Lautoka, Fiji; Sydney, Melbourne, Kangaroo Island, Albany and Fremantle, Australia; Bali and Semarang, Indonesia; Singapore; Phuket, Thailand; Colombo, Sri Lanka; Cochin and Mumbai, India; Muscat and Salalah, Oman; Aqaba, Jordan; Safaga, Egypt; Giardini Naxos, Sorrento and Rome, Italy; Barcelona, Spain; Lisbon and Oporto, Portugal; Dublin, Ireland; Belfast, Portree, Edinburgh and Kirkwall, United Kingdom; Bergen and Flam, Norway; and finally, Amsterdam, Netherlands. And there are even more stops in between the places on that amazing list.
How that’s for a luxury cruise around the world?