Silversea Offers New Complimentary Events for Silver Whisper's World Cruise

Silversea is rolling out several exclusive complimentary events and new mid-voyage land adventures for Silver Whisper's World Cruise in 2013, a 115-day journey from Los Angeles to Fort Lauderdale, departing Jan. 5.

In addition to a gala Bon Voyage reception, dinner and overnight stay at the Peninsula Beverly Hills hotel on the night prior to embarkation, other complimentary events that will be offered to guests sailing the full World Cruise include an exclusive evening of cocktails and dinner at Singapore's members-only China Club. Built atop the Capital Tower, the club offers panoramic views and a '30s and '40s atmosphere. From Cape Town, guests will journey through the Cape Winelands region to enjoy a wine tasting, gala dinner and overnight stay at a luxury hotel in Stellenbosch.

Additionally, a complimentary Silversea Experience, Dinner in the Desert, will be offered in Walvis Bay. Set in the Namib Desert, this evening will include live music, a fire-spinning performance and buffet-style dinner.

Also available is a collection of 14 optional mid-voyage land adventures, nearly half of which are brand new. Each of the overland extensions includes deluxe accommodations (if overnight stays are required), porterage, all transfers, sightseeing and some meals. Prices range from $999 to $7,999 per person, based on double occupancy.

The new overland tours that will debut on World Cruise 2013 include:

"Outback Odyssey" -- The voyage visits Australia for a four-night program offered from Adelaide on Feb. 8.

"Discover Laos" -- Explore the country's capital, Vientiane, and temple-filled Luang Prabang, a UNESCO World Heritage Site situated 2,296 feet above sea level. This two-night program is offered from Ho Chi Minh City on March 2.

"River Kwai & WW II Memorials" -- The visit to Kanchanaburi and the River Kwai Bridge is a one-night program offered from Bangkok on March 4.

"Myanmar: Golden Pagodas & Ancient Temples" -- Visit Myanmar and it's capital, Yangon, and take a trip to ancient Bagan. This three-night adventure is offered from Bangkok on March 4.

"Kandy by Chartered Sea Plane" -- Journey to the center of the Kandy plateau to explore the last royal citadel of ancient Ceylon. Kandy is the cultural heartland of Sri Lanka. This full-day adventure is offered from Colombo on March 15.

"Pumba Private Game Reserve & Safari Lodge" -- This safari adventure in the heart of the Eastern Cape visits a game reserve home to lions, leopards, buffalos, rhinos and elephants, and more than 250 species of birds. This two-night adventure is offered from Richards Bay on March 31.

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