Silversea Cruises has unveiled its 2026 world cruise, ‘The Curious
and the Sea’, touted to be the most diverse and immersive in the cruise
line's history. The 140-day voyage will offer an extensive range of
destinations across 37 countries with 70 stops, including 26 new calls
and nine overnights.
Scheduled to commence on 6 January 2026, from Fort Lauderdale, the
Silver Dawn will serve as the vessel for this seafaring adventure.
Passengers will follow historic trade routes, including transits through
the Panama and Suez Canals.
Guests will have the opportunity to visit remote islands in the South
Pacific, once explored by renowned Captain James Cook; and Western
Australia, which captivated the interest of renowned scientist Charles
Darwin during his travels.
“For this World Cruise, we took inspiration from history’s most
pioneering explorers, each of whom has sailed to the end of the
earth—driven by curiosity and a thirst for discovery,” enthused Barbara
Muckermann, president and CEO of Silversea Cruises.
“‘The Curious and the Sea’ demonstrates our commitment to unlocking
the most immersive travel experiences for our guests, broadening the
largest collection of extended voyages in ultra-luxury cruising.”
Highlighting the itinerary is a 28-day exploration of the South
Pacific, incorporating new destinations like the Marquesas Islands,
Tonga, and New Caledonia. Travellers will be able to immerse themselves
in the breathtaking landscapes and rich cultural heritage of these
remote islands. Another notable feature is the inaugural
semi-circumnavigation of Australia, which will showcase the country's
diverse natural wonders and wildlife.
Silversea has additionally designed exclusive onshore events
specially for world cruising guests. These events will include a
Polynesian-themed evening in French Polynesia, an immersive cultural
experience on Mystery Island in Vanuatu, a gastronomic feast
highlighting regional cuisine in Bali, and a celebration of Northern
African cultures, among others.
Optional overland tours to Uzbekistan, Luxor, and the Balkans will be
available, allowing guests to delve deeper into these captivating
Passengers aboard the Silver Dawn can expect the utmost in luxury and
comfort, with spacious all-suite accommodations and personalised
service provided by dedicated butlers.
Silversea's S.A.L.T. culinary programme will offer hands-on cooking
classes and a menu inspired by local flavours, while the Roman-inspired
Otium wellness programme will provide complimentary treatments and
wellness experiences throughout the journey.