37 countries in 140 days: Inside Silversea’s ultra-luxe new world cruise

Experiences

Silversea Cruises has revealed its newest 140-day world cruise, which will set sail on January 6, 2026 from Fort Lauderdale.

The cruise will hit 70 destinations in 37 countries, including 26 new or unvisited since pre-COVID destinations – one being Adelaide, Australia. It’s the most destinations ever reached on a Silversea World Cruise.

The cruise, called The Curious and the Sea, will include bespoke events onshore, onboard activities, regionally-inspired culinary experiences and three optional overland tours through Uzbekistan, Luxor and the Balkans.

The cruise journeys through ancient trade routes, including the waters that connected the Silk Road, as well as the Panama and Suez canals.

Silversea Cruises president and chief executive, Barbara Muckermann, says the cruise appeals to the “curious traveller within”.

“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,” President and CEO of Silversea Cruises, Barbara Muckermann, says.

“‘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. We can’t wait to welcome our extended family aboard Silver Dawn for this special sailing.”

Like other Silversea World Cruises, a ticket includes private executive transfers, business class flights and a dedicated meet and greet service that welcomes guests to the Silver Dawn. The journey begins through Central America, before hitting French Polynesia and eventually a semi-circumnavigation of Australia. There are a total of 62 days at sea and overnight stays in 9 destinations, including Hobart, Tasmania, Singapore and Mumbai.

The Silver Dawn offers a personalised butler service and one of the highest space-to-guest ratios at sea. There are 70 custom-designed cocktails related to destinations on offer at the S.A.L.T bar, as well as a host of wellness experiences on offer through the cruise liner’s Roman-inspired Otium Wellness program.

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