Silversea’s Silver Whisper set sail on World Cruise 2019 Following extensive refurbishments
Following extensive refurbishments and after a hugely successful pre- voyage event, the enhanced ship welcomed World Cruisers aboard in San Francisco for the start of the 133-day voyage, including author Pico Iyer—the first of nine creatives who will enrich the World Cruise 2019 for Silversea’s guests.
During the ship’s dry dock period, which lasted from December 1 until December 19, Silver Whisper underwent a large-scale renovation—completed in line with the Musification strategy that is inspiring the enhancement of Silversea’s fleet. The initial refurbishment plans of Silver Whisper were revised and augmented following the launch of Project Invictus, Silversea Cruise’s long-term plan to enrich and enlarge its fleet.
With the comfort of guests in mind – namely, world cruising guests on the Tale of Tales – all public areas and guest accommodation were enhanced.
The refurbishment of Silver Whisper is not the only enhancement enriching the World Cruise 2019 for Silversea’s guests. The Tale of Tales will see nine celebrated creatives join the ship over the course of the voyage; each will illustrate their sailed segment by creating a work of art – either a written text, a photograph or another medium. Guests will receive an exclusive anthology containing all nine artworks to document their experiences. Illustrious novelist, essayist and travel writer, Pico Iyer, has joined the first segment of the voyage, sailing between San Francisco, California, and Papeete, Tahiti. Iyer’s work has featured in such publications as Time magazine, Harper’s, The New York Times, and The New York Review of Books, among others.
Prior to the commencement of the World Cruise 2019, Silversea hosted a pre-voyage gala dinner for the Tale of Tales’ approximately 230 protagonists to get acquainted. The bespoke event, which was held at the Jewish Contemporary Museum in San Francisco and hosted by a number of Silversea representatives, offered guests a multi-sensory introduction to the Tale of Tales, setting the stage for the story to be told: guests entered through a grand entrance, where they were greeted by live harp/trumpet music, an impressive LED wall, and temple-themed lounges.