Amid unprecedented demand for extended voyages, the leading ultra-luxury cruise line today opened an exclusive pre-sale for its 132-day World Cruise 2024 with a cinematic extravaganza
Silversea Cruises today opened an exclusive pre-sale on its World Cruise 2024, entitled ‘Far East-West.’ Responding to a burgeoning demand for extended voyages, the 132-day journey was designed by Silversea’s destination experts to broaden the horizons of even the most well-heeled travellers, connecting many immersive experiences throughout the Pacific Ocean. In total, guests will visit 65 destinations across 14 countries, including 40 new destinations for a Silversea World Cruise. Plus, 23 overnight stays will unlock deeper cultural immersion.
Hosted aboard the 388-guest Silver Shadow, the voyage will depart San Francisco on January 15, 2024. Travellers will journey from east to west, from one of the planet’s extremes to the other, on a round-trip itinerary that will encompass most of the Pacific Rim, from Hawaii and remote Pacific isles, to Australia and New Zealand, through Southeast Asia, China, Japan, and the Russian Far East, and back across the Pacific to Alaska, Canada, and California. The remote, volcanic Russian Far East and America's wildly beautiful Alaska will feature for the first time on a Silversea World Cruise.
"Ultra-luxury travel is well and truly back and our guests have expressed a strong desire for longer cruises to faraway destinations, exemplified by the resounding success of our World Cruise 2023, which sold out on the day of its general opening," says Roberto Martinoli. "Building on that momentum, our World Cruise 2024, 'Far East-West,' is designed to bring together some of the world's most interesting and far-flung destinations in a meaningful way that lets guests experience the true joy of exploring the world again, while enjoying superlative comfort and luxury, and making lifelong friends."
A CINEMATIC PREMIERE
Silversea today hosted an exclusive, virtual premiere of its World Cruise 2024 for selected guests and Travel Partners. Shot over three days at the famous Villa Arconati near Milan, a cinematic production, hosted by Fernando Barroso de Oliveira, Silversea's President's Ambassador to the Venetian Society, preceded a live Q&A session with Roberto Martinoli, President and CEO, Barbara Muckermann, Chief Commercial Officer, and Fernando.
"I am fortunate to have the privilege of coming together virtually with our world-cruising guests as we announced the array of unique discoveries that awaits them on the World Cruise 2024," says Fernando. "It will be my pleasure to share this remarkable adventure with our extended family of returning Venetian Society members, as well as those curious travelers joining us for the first time."
“We decided to unveil our World Cruise 2024 to members of our Venetian Society and Travel Partners by way of a cinematic extravaganza, in which our beloved Fernando took center stage to showcase this incredible itinerary, presenting the voyage’s highlights to a holographic version of himself,” says Barbara Muckermann, Silversea’s Chief Commercial Officer. “In a nod to our Italian heritage, we hired a beautiful, historic villa in the Italian countryside to surprise our guests and to emulate the elegance in which they will travel while on the World Cruise 2024.”
EXCLUSIVE WORLD CRUISE EVENTS AND INCLUDED OVERLAND PROGRAMS
In addition to a Bon Voyage gala reception, dinner, overnight accommodation in San Francisco on the evening before departure, and a special farewell event upon the voyage’s conclusion, full World Cruise 2024 guests will enjoy an exclusive collection of once-in-a-lifetime special events and overland experiences, recapped as follows:
Guests will step back into the past and celebrate history with their fellow travelers during an unforgettable event at the USS Missouri in Pearl Harbor. A warm Hawaiian welcome and bespoke dinner in full view of this majestic icon of the seas, accompanied by nostalgic music of the 1940s, are among the highlights.
Right in the heart of Australia is Uluru, a solitary mountain with desert stretching out away from it as far as the eye can see. During an included overland program to this spiritual centre for the indigenous population, guests will be treated to a special cultural event, along with an unforgettable dinner and entertainment under one of the world’s starriest night skies. Round-trip air travel and an overnight at a luxury hotel are included.
The Hindu temple of Prambanan and the Buddhist temple of Borobudur on Java, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites, headline this included overland experience. An overnight at a luxury hotel in Yogyakarta offers the chance to see both impressive attractions, enjoy a sunset dinner event at Prambanan with the temples lit up magically at night, and a sunrise over the spectacular Temple of Borobudur the next day.
This unique multisensory dining experience, hosted in a secret location in Shanghai, features a special menu created just for Silversea guests by an award-winning chef. Guests will go on a culinary journey from old Shanghai to modern China, bathed in color, sound, and scent, for a truly unforgettable evening.
As guests take their seats in front of the stunning Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre, they will be immediately transported to another time and place with a captivating performance in what is claimed to be the world's northernmost opera house. Preshow and intermission caviar and champagne will enrich the experience.
Cultures come together at this special event that will immerse guests in tradition and welcome them in true Russian style. Guests will discover local flavours and folklore, including a Cossack performance, and experience how western and eastern influences have shaped this remote corner of the world.
THE WORLD CRUISE COLLECTION AND OPTIONAL OVERLAND EXPERIENCES
As well as enjoying at least one free shore excursion in every port of call – more than 200 experiences in total – full world-cruising guests have exclusive access to a special selection of bespoke shore experiences, the World Cruise Collection. From Brisbane, guests will embark upon a full-day tour of Lady Elliot Island and the Southern Great Barrier Reef, witnessing the coral reef up close and swimming with an incredible array of marine life, including the island's famous manta rays. From Ho Chi Minh City, travellers will gain exclusive access to Mr. Tran Hu Tuan's famous fine art collection at a unique home in the city, which includes many valuable works of famous Vietnamese artists. From Petropavlovsk, guests will experience a magnificent helicopter ride over the remote Kamchatka Peninsula and its volcanic landscapes, travelling on to the Nalychevo valley to bathe in the area's hot springs.
On top of the World Cruise’s two included overland programs in Uluru and Semarang, guests will have the option of joining additional overland experiences, including a five-day immersion into the most quintessential experiences of authentic New Zealand, from the vineyards of Waiheke Island to the geothermal pools of the Whakarewarewa Maori village; a five-day journey to the famous Drepung Monastery, the largest monastery and a unique cultural experience in Tibet; and a five-day venture to the remote Sheldon Chalet, perched on a spectacular nunatak in the Don Sheldon Amphitheater of Denali's magnificent Ruth Glacier, among other unforgettable experiences.
DOOR TO DOOR ALL-INCLUSIVE LUXURY
For full World Cruise 2024 guests, the journey starts at their doorstep. Silversea’s World Cruise offering comprises a seamless door-to-door service that leaves guests free to focus on enjoying each and every moment. Among the most comprehensive at sea, Silversea’s offering includes private executive transfers; a Bon Voyage reception, dinner and overnight accommodation prior to embarkation;business-class air (from selected countries/gateways); a VIP meet and greet; a complimentary Silver Shore Baggage Valet; business class lounge access; and much more.
Designed for immersive exploration, Silver Shadow features all ocean-view suites, the personalized service of butlers for every suite, and sumptuous cuisine served in four restaurants. Enhancing the experience are such all-inclusive amenities as complimentary premium wines and spirits, speciality coffees, bottled water, juices and soft drinks served throughout the ship; an in-suite bar, stocked with guests' preferences; a complimentary in-suite 24-hour dining service; and unlimited, complimentary Wi-Fi.
Please note: sales for Silversea’s World Cruise 2024 open to the general public on 4th August, 2021