Silversea to Launch First-Ever Expedition World Cruise

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Expedition World Cruise
The Silver Whisper sailing in Australia.

Silversea Cruises is introducing two first-ever Expedition World Cruises, which will depart in 2021, sailing two distinct itineraries.

Described by the Silversea as the “uncharted world tour,” the fully inclusive Expedition World Cruises 2021 will officially open for sales this March. The cruises will travel for 167 days and call at 107 ports in 30 countries. Among the ports of call are six new destinations for Silversea—Naxos, Folegandros, Nafpaktos, Ksamil, Bejaïa, and Fort William.

Designed for guests who like to explore deeper and stay active when they travel, the Expedition World Cruise will offer a variety of ways to engage with remote destinations through hands-on exploration; immersive shore excursions, which are included; lectures from Silversea’s Expedition Team; and featured lectures from many experts in their fields such as Felicity Aston MBE—a recipient of the Polar Medal and the first and only woman to cross Antarctica alone. Guests on this cruise can can also expect unique experiences such as a private dinner on the London Tower Bridge’s walkway, an exclusive Viking feast in Kjarnaskogur Forest in Iceland, a Venetian masquerade ball, and a night at the Hong Kong races, among other bespoke events around the world.

Silver Cloud’s Sailing
Departing Ushuaia, Argentina 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. Next, 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 Oceaniaincluding remote exploration stops in Vanuatu, the Solomon Islands and Papua New Guineabefore guests’ arrival in Cairns, Australia, which then leads to the Kimberley Coast. Guests will then visit 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. The Expedition World Cruise will then move on to explorations of the highlights of Iceland, ahead of calls in the Svalbard Region. The voyage ends in Tromso, Norway on July 16, 2021.

Silversea Cruises Expedition World Cruise
The Silver Cloud pool deck,

Silver Whisper’s Itinerary
Guests of Silversea’s other Expedition World Cruise 2021 will sail aboard the Silver Whisper departing from Fort Lauderdale on its way to several destinations in Central America. After transiting the Panama Canal, guests will reach Callao (Lima), before exploring Easter Island and various other highlights of the South Pacific Region, and later arriving in Auckland, New Zealand. From New Zealand, the World Cruise will continue onto Sydney, Brisbane, Cairns and Darwin, before reaching Benoa in Bali. There are also various stops throughout the Philippines, Taiwan and South Korea before the ship’s arrival in Tokyo. After Kagoshima, guests will travel deeper to some of Asia’s most popular destinations including Shanghai, Hong Kong, Ho Chi Minh City, Singapore, Yangon, Colombo, and Mumbai. Silversea’s guests will then set sail for Piraeus (Athens) and Lisbon before crossing the Atlantic Ocean to conclude the voyage in New York.

“By operating two World Cruises in 2021, we are increasing the offering for our guests, pushing boundaries in the world of travel,” said Manfredi Lefebvre d’Ovidio, Silversea’s executive chairman, in press materials. “With a passion for sharing the authentic beauty of our planet, we are enabling our guests to discover the world on their own terms.”

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