Silver Whisper recently arrived in London, marking the final chapter in the Tale of Tales and the conclusion of another hugely successful World Cruise for Silversea. The cruise line’s guests travelled deeper into a total of 31 countries across five continents on the 133-day voyage, enjoying immersive shore experiences and a number of enriching events—both on board and ashore.
Nine celebrated creatives – the Tale Tellers – each boarded the ship for one segment of the circumnavigation, enhancing guests’ experiences with fascinating talks and producing an excerpt of text or a selection of images inspired by their journeys. Pico Iyer, Saroo Brierley, Harold Koda, Laksmi Pamuntjak, Steve McCurry, Jeremiah Tower, Paul Theroux, Sophy Roberts, and Tahir Shah each joined the voyage, merging the power of storytelling with the beauty of travel to produce a perfect compendium of discovery, which will be gifted to world-cruising guests. Guests’ feedback on the Tale Tellers’ participation was exceptional, indicating the success of the Tale of Tales concept.
Throughout the Tale of Tales, Silversea’s world-cruising guests travelled closer to the world’s authentic beauty through a number of bespoke events. The Tale of Tales began at an exclusive bon voyage gala dinner on January 5, held at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco; champagne and cocktails were followed by an elegant dinner, as likeminded travellers socialized ahead of this journey of a lifetime. At Papeete’s Musee de Tahiti, guests enjoyed a private celebration of authentic Tahitian culture, to the rhythmic beat of traditional drums. Guests attended a highly charged performance of La Bohème at the iconic Sydney Opera House in Australia’s capital, arriving and departing by boat under the city’s glittering lights. Between Osaka and Tokyo in Japan, Silversea’s guests travelled deeper on a 3-day overland tour, immersing in both the country’s enchanting history and its captivating modernity through a traditional tea ceremony, a journey on the famous bullet train, and various other experiences. Subsequently, the sights and sounds of Sri Lanka were perfectly showcased at an exclusive event on the lawns of the Kingsbury Hotel in Colombo, while the history of South Africa was captured for guests at two bespoke events in Cape Town, including a ride on a classic locomotive through the sweeping Cape Winelands and a trip to the historic Robben Island. On Goree Island in Senegal, the Tale of Tales’ guests discovered the region’s history, before sipping cocktails, admiring local entertainment and dining on authentic cuisine inside the island’s fortifications. An immersive experience at Seville’s most famous feria preceded an emphatic farewell banquet at the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao.
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