Silver Cloud in Venice, Italy. Photo courtesy of Silversea Cruises.

Silversea opens the books on 115-day World Cruise in 2016

FORT LAUDERDALE — Silversea Cruises has opened the books on its World Cruise 2016, a 115-day sailing from Fort Lauderdale to Venice, departing Jan. 5, 2016.

This far-reaching cultural exploration will be hosted aboard the all-suite Silver Whisper, enabling travellers to journey across six continents as they visit 51 destinations in 31 countries, enjoying 13 multi-day port calls along the way, plus many late-night departures.

Named ‘Venetian World Odyssey 2016’, the epic voyage will follow a westward path from Fort Lauderdale through the Panama Canal to South America and the Pacific. Guests will explore the island paradises of the South Seas, including Easter Island, Pitcairn Island, Tahiti and Bora Bora before sailing to the most desirable destinations of New Zealand, Australia and Asia, including vibrant Hong Kong and Singapore, the resorts of Bali and Phuket and mysterious Myanmar.

The odyssey will continue to India, Arabia and Mediterranean hideaways before concluding with two nights in Venice.

Guests sailing the complete World Cruise will enjoy a variety of special amenities, including a gala Bon Voyage reception, dinner and overnight stay at the Mandarin Oriental hotel in Miami, complimentary Business Class air and transfers (between home, airport, hotel and Silver Whisper), complimentary baggage valet service, a $4,000 onboard spending credit (per suite), complimentary laundry service, Internet package and commemorative gifts.

Additionally, for guests sailing the full 115 days, there will be three complimentary exclusive World Cruise events. These include a masked ball in Venice, an elegant lunch on a private island in Sydney Harbor, and a chartered jet flight to India’s legendary Taj Mahal for a tour followed by lunch and a return flight to Silver Whisper. Plus, three complimentary Silversea Experiences will highlight enigmatic Easter Island, the seascape of Halong Bay and the magnificent Royal Opera House of Muscat.

Air-inclusive fares for World Cruise 2016 start at US$59,950 per person, based on double occupancy. To view the complete itinerary, visit