Silversea Cruises has opened an exclusive pre-sale on its ‘Far East-West’ World Cruise 2024, driven by burgeoning demand for extended voyages.
The pre-sale is available to “2022 and 2023 past cruisers”, and will open to the general public on 4 August 2021.
The 132-day journey aboard Silver Shadow will visit 65 destinations across 14 countries, including 40 new destinations for a Silversea World Cruise. Among the new experiences is an included visit to Uluru, about as far away from the Australian coastline as you can get.
The roundtrip voyage will depart San Francisco on 15 January 2024 and encompass most of the Pacific Rim including Hawaii and Pacific isles, to Australia and New Zealand, through Southeast Asia, China, Japan, and the Russian Far East, and back across the Pacific to Alaska, Canada, and California.
The journey comprises seven segments; San Francisco to Lautoka (21 days); Lautoka to Sydney (19 days); Sydney to Benoa (22 days); Benoa to Hong Kong (18 days); Hong Kong to Tokyo (17 days); Tokyo to Seward (20 days); and Seward to San Francisco (18 days).
There are 23 overnight stays enabling guests to unlock deeper cultural immersion. Those stops are in destinations including Honolulu, Lautoka, Auckland, Sydney, Darwin, Broome, Singapore, Hong Kong (x2), Shanghai (x2), Tokyo, Juneau and more.
“Ultra-luxury travel is well and truly back and our guests have expressed a strong desire for longer cruises to faraway destinations, exemplified by the resounding success of our World Cruise 2023, which sold out on the day of its general opening,” said Roberto Martinoli, CEO of Silversea.
Members of Silversea’s Venetian Society and Travel Partners were given a sneak preview of the voyage first, which will include an exclusive collection of once-in-a-lifetime special events and overland experiences.
Highlights of the program include an evening aboard the USS Missouri in Honolulu, Hawaii; a night at the Russian Opera in Vladivostok, Russia.
The 2024 World Cruise also features included overland programs to the spiritual heart of Australia, to Uluru (from Darwin); and to Yogyakarta, Indonesia to visit the Hindu temple of Prambanan and the Buddhist temple of Borobudur on Java, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and the Temple of Borobudur.
On top of the World Cruise’s two included overland programs in Uluru and Semarang, guests will have the option of joining additional overland experiences, including a five-day immersion of quintessential experiences in New Zealand; a five-day journey to the famous Drepung Monastery, the largest monastery and a unique cultural experience in Tibet; and a five-day venture to the remote Sheldon Chalet, in the Don Sheldon Amphitheater of Denali’s National Park’s Ruth Glacier, among other unforgettable experiences.
The 388-guest Silver Shadow features all ocean-view suites, butler service for every suite, and four restaurants.
Fares for Silversea’s World Cruise 2024 range from US$66,000 to US$276,000 per person twin share.