It’s been a busy week for Silversea Cruises. Not only has it added expedition ship Silver Endeavour to its 11-strong fleet, but the cruise company also has launched an exclusive pre-sale on its Controtempo World Cruise for 2025. The pre-sale is open to all Venetian Society members and 2022, 2023 & 2024 past cruisers. Sales open to the general public on Aug. 2, 2022.
Silversea Cruises has purchased the 200-passenger luxury expedition ship Crystal Endeavour that was formerly part of Crystal Cruises’ fleet, and has renamed it Silver Endeavour as a “testament to one of history’s most famous vessels” and to “honor the spirit of expedition travel,” said Barbara Muckermann, Silversea Cruises’ chief commercial officer, in a press release.
The PC6 polar-class Silver Endeavour is due to enter service in November 2022 and replace Silver Explorer from its 2022/2023 Antarctica season, including the Antarctica Bridge voyages. “The expedition cruising industry is poised to resume accelerated growth, driven by demand among high-end, affluent customers for travel to remote and hard-to-access destinations,” said the cruise operator’s president and CEO Roberto Martinoli. “Silver Endeavour will strengthen our polar offering, further diversifying our broad-ranging product.”
Royal Caribbean Group, which owns Silversea Cruises, will protect the deposits of guests who had originally booked on Crystal Endeavor by booking them on a new journey with Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises or Silversea Cruises. In a Silversea press statement, the company said: “To the extent the Crystal Endeavor guests do not receive their deposits back from Crystal or other sources, the Royal Caribbean Group will refund any amount paid on their new booking up to the amount of their lost deposits from Crystal.”
Controtempo World Cruise 2025
The 137-day Controtempo World Cruise 2025, which boasts the tagline “Time to See the World Differently” on its brochure, will take travelers to 59 off-the-beaten path destinations in 30 countries on four continents. The journey from Tokyo to New York, onboard 596-passenger Silver Dawn, departs Japan’s capital city on Jan. 13, 2025 and disembarks in New York on May 29, 2025. The voyage includes 19 new ports of call for Silversea Cruises, including Thessaloniki, Saint Peter Port in Guernsey and the departure point Tokyo, as well as 33 overnight stays in places such as Xiamen, Jeddah and Rouen. “Door-to-door” all-inclusive fares, which covers private airport transfers, economy flights, business upgrades, shore excursions and more, start at $76,000 per person.
The 2025 voyage can be broken up into 10 segments:
- Tokyo to Hong Kong: Jan. 13-27
- Hong Kong to Singapore: Jan. 27-Feb. 7
- Singapore to Mumbai: Feb. 7-24
- Mumbai to Istanbul: Feb. 24-March 16
- Istanbul to Naples: March 16-25
- Naples to Lisbon: March 25-April 3
- Lisbon to Southampton: April 3-12
- Southampton to Stockholm: April 12-30
- Stockholm to Reykjavik: April 30-May 13
- Reykjavik to New York: May 13-29
For more information, visit silversea.com.