Silversea calls it “controtempo” – exploring the world off-season and off-the-beaten-path.
And that’s exactly what it is planning with a world cruise with a difference onboard its newest ship, Silver Dawn.
Silversea says guests “should expect the unexpected” as they encounter iconic destinations differently – including 19 places never sailed to before and with 33 overnight stays.
The inspiration behind Controtempo, says Roberto Martinoli, Silversea’s president and CEO, “is to take guests closer to the authentic heartbeat of iconic and off-the-beaten-path destinations.
“We will be travelling to an unusual rhythm, from East to West, with more time ashore in unconventional seasons,” he added.
Salt Kitchen onboard Silver Dawn
So, what’s different about Controtempo?
World cruises typically begin in winter and end in spring and focus primarily on destinations where warmer weather prevails.
“We’re going at the time of year when you’re not going to find millions of tourists at both marquee and less-discovered destinations,” says Andrea Tonet, Silversea’s vice president of product strategy.
“We’re travelling deeper because we’re offering a different perspective, a different view, of the places you may think you know.”
Controtempo World Cruise 2025 departs from Tokyo on 13 January 2025 and arrives in New York, its final port of call, on 29 May 2025.
The 136-day voyage visits 30 countries and 59 ports on four continents. There are seven exclusive-to-full-world-cruise-guests bespoke events, three optional overland tours and 23 world cruise maiden calls.
The 596-passenger Silver Dawn, which made its debut in 2022, will have the highest space ratio onboard, including the largest selection of restaurants, bars and lounges.