Silversea is setting sail on its 139- “South Side Story” voyage departing from Sydney, Australia with the Silver Shadow this week. .
This marks the first time that Silversea will depart on a world cruise from the Southern Hempishere, according to a press release.
“All the world’s a stage, and, in this arts-inspired tale, our discerning guests will discover the authentic beauty and heritage of 66 destinations in 34 countries—each with its own unique story to tell—as we journey from Australia to Fort Lauderdale over 139 days,” said Barbara Muckermann, president and CEO, Silversea Cruises.
“Every detail of our guests’ journeys has been carefully considered and enhanced, from the in-flight experience to the airport lounges and entertainment: arriving in Sydney on business-class flights with additional cabin crew to ensure exceptional service, guests will enjoy bespoke pampering with tailored menus, welcome canapés, vintage champagne, and specially embroidered linen. Each of the special events we have planned is entirely bespoke, too.”
The Silver Shadow will travel from the South Seas to the Amazoncalling in 66 destinations in 34 countries across five continents.
“Under the leadership of Captain Macarone Palmieri, our entire onboard team is incredibly proud to reconvene our close-knit Venetian Society members for the World Cruise. Hotel Director Flavio Gioia, Cruise Director Vicki Van Tassel, Delegate to the Venetian Society Norman Rafelson, and the rest of our amazing crew is committed to providing exceptional service to our guests—and I look forward to greeting travelers personally, too.
“Approximately 20 percent of the voyage’s guests are new to brand, which is very high for a World Cruise, confirming the attractiveness of this memorable journey. Among our extended family, we have two guests from the U.K. who have accumulated over 2,500 days spent sailing with us before the start of the voyage,” added Muckermann.
World Cruise 2023 will depart Sydney on January 10, 2023, and arrive in Fort Lauderdale on May 28. The itinerary will include a mix of destinations, from Papua New Guinea, Mauritius, Réunion Island, and Cape Verde to Tasmania, New Zealand, Myanmar and South Africa.
The first night in Sydney includes a special Bon Voyage reception and dinner. In another first for the cruise company, private executive transfers to and from their local airport.