Reservations for Silversea Cruises‘ 2025 World Cruise aboard its newest ship, Silver Dawn, have opened to the public. Labelled at the ‘Controtempo’ world voyage, Silver Dawn will visit 59 destinations in 30 countries over 136 days, during the off-season and exploring off the beaten path.
The itinerary from Tokyo to New York includes 19 places Silversea has never sailed to before, and with 33 overnight stays.
The inspiration behind Controtempo, says Roberto Martinoli, Silversea’s President and CEO, “is to take guests closer to the authentic heartbeat of iconic and off-the-beaten-path destinations. We will be travelling to an unusual rhythm, from East to West, with more time ashore in unconventional seasons.”
Typically world cruises begin in winter and end in spring and focus primarily on destinations where warmer weather prevails.
“We’re going at the time of year when you’re not going to find millions of tourists at both marquee and less-discovered destinations,” explains Andrea Tonet, Silversea’s Vice President of Product Strategy. “We’re travelling deeper because we’re offering a different perspective, a different view, of the places you may think you know.”
Controtempo World Cruise 2025 departs from Tokyo on 13 January 2025 and arrives in New York, its final port of call, on 29 May 2025. Guests participating in the entire 136-day voyage will be privy to seven exclusive events, three optional overland tours and 23 world cruise maiden calls.
The 596-passenger Silver Dawn, which made its debut in 2022, will host Controtempo, and Martinoli notes that for Silversea this world cruise will have the highest space ratio onboard, including the largest selection of restaurants, bars and lounges. The world cruise will also feature S.A.L.T. (Sea and Land Taste), Silversea’s culinary immersion program, and OTIVM, its indulgent wellness initiative.
Three optional overland events – and one optional pre-cruise trek – will take guests off Silver Dawn and into less-visited places, starting with a five-day, pre-cruise exploration of some of Japan’s most iconic landmarks. On the Singapore to Mumbai leg, an optional three-day tour on the iconic Eastern & Oriental Express explores rural Malaysia, and Kanchanaburi, Thailand, for a River Kwai Bridge cruise. In Egypt, travel overland from Ain Sukhna in the footsteps of the pharaohs. And from Newfoundland’s St. John’s, you can take a three-day trip to Canada’s Prince Edward Island.
Prices start from AU$108,000 per guest, meanwhile the best-selling Silver Suite, door-to-door, is priced from AU$270,000 per guest.
Find out more information about Silversea’s Controtempo World Cruise 2025 here.