Silversea details exclusive World Cruise events

Silversea is rolling out an array of exclusive complimentary events and new mid-voyage land adventures for Silver Whisper’s World Cruise in 2013, a 115-day journey from Los Angeles to Fort Lauderdale, departing Jan. 5. In addition to a gala Bon Voyage reception, dinner and overnight stay at the renowned Peninsula Beverly Hills hotel on the night prior to embarkation, other complimentary events that will be offered to guests sailing the full World Cruise include an exclusive evening of cocktails and dinner at Singapore’s members-only China Club. Built atop the Capital Tower, the club offers panoramic views and an exotic ’30s and ’40s atmosphere where guests may revel in the glamour of a bygone era. And from Cape Town, guests will journey through the scenic Cape Winelands region to enjoy a wine tasting, gala dinner and overnight stay at a luxury hotel in Stellenbosch. Plus, a complimentary Silversea Experience, Dinner in the Desert, will be offered in Walvis Bay. Set in the captivating atmosphere of the Namib Desert, this enchanting evening under the stars will include live music, a fire-spinning performance and buffet-style dinner. Also available is a collection of 14 optional mid-voyage land adventures, nearly half of which are new. These extended off-ship programs will enable World Cruise guests to spend more time discovering the true culture, heritage and uniqueness of the exotic destinations they will visit. Each of the unique overland extensions includes deluxe accommodations (if overnight stays are required), porterage, all transfers, sightseeing and some meals. Prices range from US$999 to US$7,999 p.p., based on double occupancy. A sample trip is “Outback Odyssey,”where participants venture into one of Australia’s most remote areas, famous for its rugged beauty and one of the country’s most enduring symbols, Ayers Rock. This five-day/four-night program is offered from Adelaide on Feb. 8. (