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Silversea, an innovator in the ultra-luxury cruise line industry, is proud to reveal the identities of three new Tale Tellers for the company’s World Cruise 2019 – celebrated creatives who will each illustrate one of the nine segments of the extended voyage.

Steve McCurry, Alain de Botton, and Sophy Roberts will each embark Silver Whisper for a segment of Silversea’s 52-port voyage, joining Paul Theroux, Pico Iyer and four other Tale Tellers who are yet to be announced. The talented creatives will each host a series of lectures for guests while on board and will produce a literary journal or artwork, inspired by their sailed destinations, to capture their experiences. Their efforts will enrich the onboard experience for Silversea guests and will combine to create a fascinating anthology of the voyage, which will be presented as a gift to world cruisers.

“Silversea is delighted to welcome Steve McCurry, Alain de Botton and Sophy Roberts aboard Silver Whisper for the World Cruise 2019,” comments Barbara Muckermann, chief marketing officer at Silversea. “The presence of these celebrated creatives stands to enrich the voyage for each of our valued guests and represents Silversea’s enduring commitment to capturing unique travel experiences in utmost luxury. The Tale of Tales will preserve, in unprecedented vibrancy, the intimacies of a truly international adventure for our guests. At Silversea, we are relentless in our search for authenticity and hidden beauty; the works of each Tale Teller embody these values in varying forms. Our collaboration with the creatives pays testament to our planet’s limitless selection of wonders, each of which beckons exploration and inspires with its beauty. We hope our world-cruising guests enjoy the lectures and journals of our Tale Tellers as much as we have enjoyed curating the experience.”

Steve McCurry:
Steve McCurry has been one of the most iconic voices in contemporary photography for more than 30 years. His work spans conflicts, vanishing cultures, ancient traditions and contemporary culture alike – yet always retains the human element that made his celebrated image of the Afghan Girl such a powerful image. McCurry has been recognized with some of the most prestigious awards in the industry, including the Robert Capa Gold Medal, the National Press Photographers Award, and four first prize awards from the World Press Photo contest. Traveling between Tokyo and Singapore on Silversea’s World Cruise 2019, Steve will capture a selection of images to convey his experiences.

Alain de Botton:
A member of the esteemed Royal Society of Literature since 2011, Alain de Botton is a widely published author whose literary works have been bestsellers in 30 countries. A philosopher, a TED speaker, and the co-founder of the School of Life (an institution that guides learners through real-life issues), Alain de Botton is an accomplished writer who is sure to relay a compelling and inspiring tale from his Silversea Cruises experience between Mombasa and Cape Town.

Sophy Roberts:
Having written for numerous reputable magazines and newspapers, including Conde Nast Traveler, The Wall Street Journal, and the Financial Times, award-winning writer Sophy Roberts will bring a wealth of traveling experience to Silver Whisper, especially in regards to her work in Africa. Her stories focus on remote travel, conservation, and cultural preservation, so the adventurous eighth segment of Silversea’s World Cruise 2019 itinerary – which will see Sophy travel between Cape Town and Lisbon in ultimate luxury – should captivate and stimulate her explorative interests.

The Silversea World Cruise 2019
Commencing from San Francisco on January 6th 2019 and concluding in Greenwich, London, on May 19th, Silversea’s World Cruise will visit 31 countries across 5 continents over a 132-day period. Bespoke land tours complement and enhance the cruising itinerary, offering guests the rare opportunity to explore the untarnished beauty of the path less traveled.

Intimate in her proportions and exceptionally comfortable, Silver Whisper is the perfect ship to transport guests to the world’s most amazing destinations in superlative luxury. Her size encourages a close-knit atmosphere of camaraderie among guests, which will is enhanced by the high quality service of the ship’s attentive crew.

Early booking fares for Silversea’s World Cruise 2019 start from $60,000 per guest.
Find out more information on the Tale of Tales and view the full itinerary of the World Cruise 2019: https://www.silversea.com/destinations/world-cruise/world-cruise-2019.html

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CSI Cruise Line Edition – Get the safety facts on your favorite cruise line

Posted by Anita Dunham-Potter On August - 1 - 2013

On Thursday the three largest U.S-based cruise lines began voluntarily posting crime statistics on their websites. Carnival Corporation, Royal Caribbean International, and Norwegian Cruise Line posted comprehensive data regarding serious crimes committed on their ships. Crimes reported run the gamut from homicide to thefts over $10,000. The most common charges were thefts, rape and sexual assaults. There were no reported homicides.

According to the postings on each cruise line’s website the statistics provided include all incidents alleged to have occurred on their vessels even if the allegations are later determined to be unfounded (i.e., false or baseless). The voluntary disclosures come at a difficult time for the cruise industry in the wake of several high profile accidents and incidents. While the reports show a growing number of incidents onboard ships the statistics show they are very small in number in regards to the 17 million plus North American cruise passengers. So, how did your favorite cruise line stack up? Click the links below to find out:

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Today Christine Duffy, the President and CEO of the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), released a statement she delivered to the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee in connection with the panel’s hearing on the cruise line industry, held in Washington today. “As a result of the cruise industry’s relentless focus on passenger safety, comfort and care, cruising is one of the safest, most affordable, and enjoyable vacation experiences available today,” Duffy said.

In her statement, Duffy outlined a number of proactive measures that CLIA’s members have taken in the areas of safety, self-regulation and training, including:

  • Conducting the 2012 Global Cruise Industry Operational Safety Review, which resulted in 10 industry-wide safety policies, each of which exceeded current international regulatory requirements upon its announcement.
  • Launching the ongoing industry-wide Preparedness Risk Assessment Initiative to improve redundancies and preparedness regarding main and emergency power.
  • Holding a three-day training and joint contingency planning exercise in April 2013 with the U.S. Coast Guard, the Government of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas and other key parties to test emergency response and evacuation procedures involving cruise ships, medical treatment operations, and land-based passenger care facilities.
  • Adopting the Cruise Industry Passenger Bill of Rights in May 2013 which details CLIA members’ commitment to the safety, comfort and care of guests in a number of important areas.

“Today’s hearing provided an opportunity to have a dialogue on important issues and the industry appreciated the chance to detail the proactive initiatives that we have undertaken to enhance safety and shipboard operations in many critical areas,” said Duffy. “Our commitment to the well-being of passengers and crew is unwavering.”

Duffy’s full statement to the Committee is available at http://www.cruising.org/sites/default/files/regulatory/pdf/CLIA-Statement-for-the-Record07-24-2013.pdf.

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