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the Tale of Tales...2019

Step aboard Silver Whisper to discover, or re-discover, the beauty of Indonesia, the extremes of Japan and China and the subcultures of Africa. Like all great literature you will always find something new to experience within these pages; the coasts of Australia, the treasures of the Indian Ocean, the untamed splendour of the wildernesses of Kenya, Tanzania and Madagascar.

From the golden gates of San Francisco to the iconic chimes of Big Ben, be the inspiration to become the author of your dreams. Tell your own tale in this 132-day exceptional world cruise sailing. 52 captivating ports, 31 exceptional countries and 17 overnights will be the setting for this, your greatest journey to date.

STARTING January 6 in San Francisco, California

You are about to enter a tale that will take you on a compelling journey. Where each page is full of outstanding encounters, experiences and adventures. Where you are the protagonist and every page is your narrative.

The Tale of Tales will host authors and creatives during its voyage from San Francisco to London. These talented individuals are tasked with creating a literary journal or artwork inspired by their thoughts whilst on their journey. Some excel at fact, others at fiction; all are classed as being the best in their profession. Known for their unique style and fantastic range, their participation will bring forth the light to illuminate your travel experiences. The result will be an anthology of prose and illustrations full of humour, profundity, and fulfilment; from pilgrims on peregrine paths.

The Tale of Tales fuses the magic of storytelling with the beauty of travel into a perfect compendium of discovery.

Tale tellers

Paul Theroux


Paul Theroux is the author of many highly acclaimed books. His novels include The Lower River and The Mosquito Coast, and his renowned travel books include Ghost Train to the Eastern Star, Dark Star Safari, and Deep South. He divides his time between Cape Cod and Hawaii.

Pico Iver


Pico Iyer is the author of two novels and ten works of non-fiction. His books have been translated into more than 20 languages and has been called “arguably the world’s greatest living travel writer”. Born in Oxford, England, to parents from India, he was educated at Eton, Oxford and Harvard.

Image: "Lee Gilbert" by Silver Whisper is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Cover Image: "Silversea Silver Whisper Cruise Ship" by Gary Bembridge is licensed under CC BY 2.0

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