Silversea Cruises has opened general sales on its World Cruise 2024, Far East-West itinerary, designed by the cruise line’s destination experts in response to strong demand for far-flung destinations.
With Silversea’s two global voyages in 2022 and one in 2023, the addition of this 132-day Pacific-focused voyage for 2024 expands and diversifies the largest world cruise collection in ultra-luxury cruising, offering guests yet another way to discover the most remarkable travel experiences that our planet has to offer.
“Luxury travel is today defined by choice,” says Barbara Muckermann, Silversea’s Chief Commercial Officer. “Our guests have expressed an overwhelming yearning for extended voyages to far-flung destinations and our new world cruise for 2024—Far East-West—expands and diversifies our world cruise offering, which is the largest in the ultra-luxury cruise industry.”
Each with unique themes, enabling travellers to indulge their interests as they journey in superlative comfort between the world’s most incredible destinations, Silversea’s four world cruises include:
Far East-West World Cruise 2024
The 132-day cruise will connect the most immersive experiences throughout the Pacific, incorporating two of the world’s extremes – from Alaska in the West to the Russian Far East’s extreme, remote beauty in the East.
Departing San Francisco aboard Silver Shadow on 15 January 2024, before calling in 65 destinations across 14 countries, including 40 new destinations for a Silversea world cruise. Following calls in the Pacific’s remote islands of Hawaii, Samoa, and Fiji, among others, guests will continue onto Australia and New Zealand for an in-depth exploration of the region.
After an extended period in Southeast Asia, with calls in Bali (Benoa), Singapore, Ho Chi Minh City, as well as many lesser-visited gems, guests will enjoy a deep dive into the fascinating cultures of China and Japan.
With 23 overnight stays, guests will have many opportunities for deeper immersion into iconic destinations. A series of exclusive world cruise events and included overland programs highlight the voyage, from an Evening on the USS Missouri in Honolulu, to an unforgettable overland to Uluru, the spiritual heart for Australia’s indigenous population, among other remarkable experiences.
South Side Story World Cruise 2023
Silversea’s arts-inspired world cruise 2023, fully sold out on the day of its general opening. The immersive voyage will take guests deep into the Southern Hemisphere, sailing from the South Seas to the Amazon Rainforest and beyond, calling in 66 destinations in 34 countries, across five continents.
Guests travelling aboard Silver Shadow for South Side Story will depart Sydney on 10 January 2023, and arrive in Fort Lauderdale on 28 May. The itinerary will present an extraordinary mix of destinations, from the remote wonders of Papua New Guinea, Mauritius, Réunion Island, and Cape Verde to iconic regions and cities—often unlocked on overnight calls (20 in total)—including 10 days spent exploring Tasmania and New Zealand, three days in Myanmar, and a full week in South Africa. And, for the first time on a Silversea world cruise, Silver Shadow will sail down the Amazon River to unlock the natural and cultural wonders of this legendary region.
The Uncharted Expedition World Cruise 2022
Silversea’s 2022 Expedition World Cruise is billed as the world’s first expedition world cruise to set sail. Connecting the most rewarding experiences on the planet, this 167-day expedition will appeal to those with a passion for discovery, who like to stay active on their travels and continue to challenge their own sense of adventure. From Ushuaia to Tromsø, the expedition world cruise will call in 107 of the planet’s most amazing destinations, in 30 must-visit countries.
Departing on 25 January 2021, Silver Cloud will journey between Antarctica’s highlight destinations, before setting course for the Chilean Fjords. Guests will subsequently set sail for Papeete, Tahiti, via Easter Island and the fabled Pitcairn Island, before voyaging towards Lautoka, Fiji. Calls in many other iconic destinations in Oceania – including Vanuatu, the Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea – precede guests’ discovery of Australia’s Kimberley Coast. They’ll next explore various destinations in Indonesia, before arriving in Singapore, Sri Lanka and India, followed by Piraeus (Athens), Lisbon, and Reykjavik, and then onto Iceland and the Svalbard region, ahead of the voyage’s conclusion in Tromsø, Norway, on 11 July.
The Tale of Tales World Cruise 2022
Silversea Cruises named acclaimed writer Paul Theroux as the first of nine Tale Tellers for the cruise line’s world cruise 2022, the Tale of Tales. Theroux will board Silver Whisper in Fort Lauderdale on 6 January 2022, and will disembark in Lima (Callao) on 18 January, journeying deep into Central and South America with guests on the first of nine voyage segments. This singular itinerary weaves together a story of magnificently contrasting destinations, from Turkey to South Africa, from South Georgia Island to the Seychelles. As well as entertaining guests with their travel stories, Theroux and eight other Tale Tellers will each contribute a chapter to the Tale of Tales anthology—a collection of artistic works presented to guests at the voyage’s conclusion.
Comprising immersive travel experiences, with guests journeying from the 65th parallel south to the 65th parallel north, touching both Antarctica and Iceland, the 137-day Tale of Tales 2022 departs Fort Lauderdale on 6 January to unlock a range of cultures, climates, experiences, and landscapes in 69 destinations across 32 countries and six continents.
For more information on Silversea’s four world cruises, go to silversea.com/destinations/world-cruise.html
Lead image: View of the Tor’s Observation Lounge from outside, Silver Cloud.