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Silversea’s Barbara Muckermann bids Silver Shadow world cruise passengers bon voyage

Silversea President Barbara Muckermann bade passengers farewell at an exclusive event at City Hall, San Francisco
Silver Shadow departed San Francisco to begin its Far East-West world cruise, after Silversea President Barbara Muckermann bade its passengers farewell.

The ship, which set sail on the 132-day voyage on January 15, will call at 65 destinations across 14 countries, including 33 destinations that are entirely new for a Silversea world cruise, while 20 overnight stays will pave the way for deeper cultural immersion.

Meet & Greet

Silversea’s VIP Meet & Greet service welcomed passengers as they disembarked their business-class flights in San Francisco, subsequently taking private transfers to their overnight accommodation at the Fairmont Hotel. 

On January 14, Silversea hosted its World Cruise Bon Voyage event in the rotunda of the San Francisco City Hall, where passengers dined on a fusion of East-meets-West speciality cuisine before Muckermann wished them farewell. 

An exclusive dance performance created by an award-winning choreographer was also included in the festivities. 

Muckermann remarked, ‘It was a huge pleasure to bid farewell and bon voyage to our guests on the “Far East-West World Cruise 2024” last weekend with an exclusive event at City Hall in San Francisco. It’s always special to spend quality time with our world cruise guests...' 



The voyage, which will conclude in San Francisco on May 26, encompasses most of the Pacific Rim – from Hawaii and the remote Pacific islands, to Australia and New Zealand, through Southeast Asia, China, Japan, and back across the Pacific to Alaska, Canada, and California. 

Among the highlights is an overland trip to the solitary mountain Uluru from Darwin, Australia, between March 7-8. A spiritual center for the indigenous population, passengers will experience a cultural event, a meal and entertainment by night. Round-trip air travel and an overnight stay at a luxury hotel are included.


The Hindu temple of Prambanan and the Buddhist temple of Borobudur in Java – both UNESCO World Heritage sites – headline the included overland experience in Indonesia from March 19-20. An overnight at a luxury hotel in Yogyakarta offers passengers the chance to see both attractions, attend a sunset dinner at Prambanan with the temples illuminated at night, and watch the sun rise over the Temple of Borobudur the next day.


A multi sensory dining experience hosted atop Shanghai's Pearl Tower and featuring a special menu created for Silversea passengers will take place on April 8. 


On January 21, passengers dined on board the USS Missouri, the last battleship commissioned by the US, in Pearl Harbour on the island of Oahu, Hawaii.