(11:15 a.m. EDT) — Silversea Cruises’ new world cruise for 2025 is out — and it’s a big one. Dubbed “Controtempo,” the 136-day trip will depart from Tokyo to New York on January 13, 2025, visiting 59 destinations in 30 countries.
The voyage is set to take place aboard Silver Dawn, Silversea’s newest ship, marking the first time a Muse-class ship has hosted a world cruise.
The title “Controtempo”, a musical term that translates to off-tempo, was chosen because the World Cruise 2025 itinerary features off-the-beaten-path destinations visited in unconventional seasons, including 19 first ports for Silversea . The departure from Tokyo will mark the first departure of a Silversea world cruise from the Japanese capital.
Divided into 10 segments, the trip will also include seven exclusive events, including a culinary experience in the Vietnamese sanctuary of My Son, a Bollywood musical in Mumbai, a private tour of the Egyptian presidential palace of Abdeen and a gala dinner and evening at Versailles.
“Responding to the incredibly high demand for extended voyages, our destination experts have designed our new Controtempo World Cruise 2025 to cruise in an offbeat way, allowing the world’s most experienced travelers to rediscover the world in a whole new light,” said Roberto Martinoli, President and CEO, Silversea Cruises.
“For the first time, we will be holding our world cruise aboard our magnificent Silver Dawn, a slightly larger vessel with a capacity of 596, reflecting the strong demand we are seeing for extended voyages.”
Martinoli also pointed to Silver Dawn’s onboard amenities — the SALT culinary program and the Otium wellness program — as additional reasons to host World Cruise on this ship.
Built around the theme “The Essential Tastes of the World”, culinary immersion will be a theme throughout the trip. Experiences featured will include the science of Umami in Japan and the art of fermentation in Scandinavia. “It’s an invitation to gain a different perspective on the world, in true Silversea style,” added Martinoli.
With the announcement of World Cruise, Silversea has opened presale for its Venetian Society members, while general public sales are scheduled to open on August 2, 2022.