Silversea’s World Cruise: Options and Excursions, From Barbados to the Nile

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Did you know there are three options for the Silversea World Cruise 2012 aboard the Silver Whisper? If you don’t have the time to do the entire 116-day voyage, there are a couple of options……..

Just take Part I of the cruise (56 days, Fort Lauderdale to Singapore) or take Part II of the cruise (59 days, Singapore to Monte Carlo). Either way, these special events & shore excursions are complimentary with your cruise.

January 12th Bridgetown, Barbados — Whisper Cup Polo Match.

Enjoy an afternoon watching this princely sport while sipping champagne and sampling canapés, all topped off with rousing entertainment by the Royal Barbados Police Band. No other sport compares to the excitement, speed and skill of Polo, the sport of kings. (Last year, Britain’s Prince Harry was thrown from his horse during a charity polo match in Barbados to raise money for his African children’s charity.)

February 1st Walvis Bay — Dinner in the Desert

What would Dinner in the Desert be like? You will amid the towering dunes of the world’s oldest desert. Savor freshly prepared dishes to the rhythm of a Namibian marimba band beneath an astonishing canopy of stars. Watch a cultural performance. Take a camel ride. Candles, hurricane lamps, fairly lights and a roaring campfire set the mood. Sure to be a most memorable event.

March 5th Ho Chi Min City — Tastes of Vietnam

Spend an evening immersed in the colorful traditions of Vietnam at the landmark Reunification Palace, which played a pivotal role during the Vietnam War and the fall of Saigon. A gracious welcome, a sumptuous dinner and traditional entertainment let you savor the Tastes of Vietnam.

March 12th Shanghai — Chinese Acrobatic Show

This one should be amazing. For more than 2,000 years, the Chinese have practiced the art of acrobatics, and this night one of the best troupes in China performs. Sit back and watch a spectacular show of dazzling artistry along with a night view of Shanghai’s famous Bund, one of the most recognizable architectural symbols of Shanghai.

March 25th Bangkok – One Night in Bangkok Gala dinner

Enjoy an overnight stay in the exclusive Krungthep Wing of the deluxe Shangri-La Hotel, one of Bangkok’s splendid five-star hotels. The evening’s highlight will be a themed gala dinner with traditional Thai classic entertainment.

1-Apr-12         Penang -Tea at the Eastern &Oriental Hotel

Immerse yourself in the rich colonial legacy of Penang as you travel by trishaw along the Heritage Trail to the historic Eastern & Oriental Hotel. Sip tea amid its charming Old World setting and enjoy a Malaysian Cultural Show that is nothing short of spectacular.

April 21st Safaga — Splendors of Luxor

Do you love mysteries? This may be of interest……..Ancient Egypt’s mysteries and magnificence are revealed on this full day excursion. Visit the enormous Temples of Luxor and Karnak. Stand before the colossal statue of Ramses II. Walk the avenue of ram-headed sphinxes and learn of the pharaohs who made Thebes the flourishing capital of Egypt’s New Kingdom.

April 21st Safaga — Temples & Tombs of Egypt & Special Dinner on Nile Boat

Enjoy a two-day visit to Luxor, one of the oldest cities in the world. Known as Thebes in antiquity, it flourished as the political and religious center of Egypt throughout the New Kingdom period. You will visit the magnificent temples at Karnak and Luxor, and explore the Valley of the Kings, including King Tut’s tomb discovered in 1922 by Howard Carter. You’ll stay at the deluxe St. George Sonesta Hotel on the Nile.

All in all, these special events and shore excursions are sure to please anyone and are just a part of the Silversea World Cruise 2012 aboard the Silver Whisper.

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