Silversea unveils 2014 world cruise itinerary

Silversea Cruises has taken the wraps off its World Cruise 2014, a 113-day odyssey from Los Angeles to Barcelona aboard Silver Whisper, Jan. 6 to April 30, 2014. Silversea celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2014 and will launch the festivities with this far-reaching and stimulating exploration of the world — now available for reservation. Guests aboard World Cruise 2014 will journey in luxury as they visit 54 destinations in 29 countries, enjoying 12 overnight stays along the way. Silver Whisper will follow a westward path across the Pacific to call on Polynesia and lands Down Under, including Hawaii, Samoa, Tonga, Australia and New Zealand. From there, the ship will sail up to the remote island of Koror and then head west to spend a month exploring Asian cultures — from China, Japan, and Vietnam to Thailand, Singapore, and India — including three days in Yangon, Myanmar. Silver Whisper will conclude its global tour calling on modern capitals and ancient cities in the Mediterranean. Since extended visits in port offer travellers the chance to truly immerse themselves in local culture, World Cruise 2014 will not only feature two-night stays in Yangon and Hong Kong, but overnight calls in Sydney, Cairns, Shanghai, Ho Chi Minh City, Bangkok, Singapore, Istanbul and Barcelona. Silversea is offering guests the option to extend their World Cruise by adding a pre-cruise Panama Canal voyage from Fort Lauderdale to Los Angeles (17 days), or extend from Barcelona to Lisbon (7 days) or Southampton (16 days). Fares for World Cruise 2014 start at US$54,550 p.p. (