Silversea Cruises will host two World Cruises in 2021, including the world’s first ever Expedition World Cruise. Sales for the two World Cruises 2021 will open to the general public in March 2019.
Fully inclusive, this experience-focused 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 167-day voyage will call at 107 destinations, in 30 must-visit countries – including six new ports of call for Silversea (Naxos, Folegandros, Nafpaktos, Ksamil, Bejaïa, and Fort William). The 2-bedroom Owner’s Suite on Silver Cloud is offered at a price just short of US$1 million for the entire World Cruise.
This expedition will enable guests to engage with remote destinations through hands-on exploration; immersive shore excursions, which are included; lectures from Silversea’s Expedition Team; and lectures from many world-class experts, including, among others, the inspirational Felicity Aston MBE – a recipient of the Polar Medal and the first and only woman to cross Antarctica alone – and Tim Severin – a world-renowned explorer who has retraced the storied journeys of Saint Brendan the Navigator, Sindbad the Sailor, Jason and the Argonauts, Ulysses, The First Crusade, and Genghis Khan. Guests will enjoy a private dinner on London Tower Bridge’s walkway, an exclusive Viking feast in Kjarnaskogur Forest in Iceland, and a number of other events around the world. Moreover, for a segment of this World Cruise, Silversea’s Senior Vice President of Expedition and Destinations Experiences, Conrad Combrink, will feature as Expedition Leader.
Departing Ushuaia on January 30, 2021, Silversea’s ice-class crossover, Silver Cloud, will journey between Antarctica’s highlight destinations, before setting course for Chile’s Valparaiso via the Chilean Fjords. Subsequently, guests will set sail for Papeete, Tahiti, via Easter Island and Pitcairn Island, before voyaging towards Lautoka, Fiji. Calls in a number of other destinations in Oceania – including remote exploration stops in Vanuatu, the Solomon Islands, and Papua New Guinea – precede guests’ arrival in Cairns, Australia, which then leads to the Kimberley Coast. Guests will unlock various destinations in Indonesia, before arriving in Singapore. Next, Silver Cloud will set sail for Sumatra, Sri Lanka and Cochin, India, prior to reaching Piraeus (Athens), Lisbon, and Reykjavik. Guests aboard Silversea’s 2021 Expedition World Cruise will then explore the highlights of Iceland, ahead of calls in the Svalbard Region and the voyage’s conclusion in Tromsø, Norway, on July 16, 2021.
For guests who wish to travel at a more relaxed pace, the 2021 World Cruise is offered. This 54-port, 150-day, 34-country itinerary will begin with the departure of Silversea’s Silver Whisper from Fort Lauderdale on January 7, 2021, and will conclude in New York on June 6. On the World Cruise 2021, world-cruising guests will both embark and debark in the USA, having traveled around the planet.
In addition to many of the benefits offered on the Expedition World Cruise 2021, guests on this voyage will enjoy two new Silversea initiatives: Dine Around Town, which will offer guests the chance to indulge in a ‘meal on us’ at fine restaurants in their choice of two of four cities, with menus and wine pairings; and Your Day Your Way, which will enable travelers to travel deeper on their own or with friends, accompanied by English-speaking guides and transported in private sedans or minivans. Also, guests will enjoy a traditional Venetian masquerade ball in the City of Water and a glamorous night at the races in Hong Kong.
Silver Whisper will depart Fort Lauderdale to begin the World Cruise 2021, before unlocking many destinations for guests in Central America. After transiting the iconic Panama Canal, guests will reach Callao (Lima), before visiting Easter Island and various other ports in the South Pacific Region, and subsequently arriving in Auckland, New Zealand. From New Zealand, the World Cruise will continue onto Sydney, Brisbane, Cairns, and Darwin, before reaching Benoa in Bali. Various stops throughout the Philippines, Taiwan, and South Korea precede the ship’s arrival in Tokyo. After Kagoshima, guests will travel to other destinations in Asia including Shanghai, Hong Kong, Ho Chi Minh City, Singapore, Yangon, Colombo, and Mumbai. Silversea’s guests will next set sail for Piraeus (Athens) and Lisbon, before crossing the Atlantic Ocean on the ultimate stretch of the World Cruise 2021 to New York.