Silversea Unveils 140-Day World Cruise for 2026

Silversea Cruises has unveiled its 140-day world cruise 2026, “The Curious and the Sea.” Guests will embark Silver Dawn in Fort Lauderdale on January 6, 2026, before traveling into 70 destinations in 37 countries—the most ever on a Silversea World Cruise—including 26 calls that are new for a Silversea World Cruise or unvisited since 2020, and nine overnights. An exclusive pre-sale opens to Venetian Society members on June 14, while general sales open on June 22.

Bespoke events ashore, onboard activities, regionally inspired culinary experiences, three optional overland tours (Uzbekistan, Luxor and the Balkans) and more will enrich the voyage. Guests will follow ancient trade routes, sailing the waters that connected the Silk Road and transiting both the Panama and Suez canals; they will step foot on some of the world’s most remote islands, including those in the South Pacific, a region explored by Captain James Cook in the 18th century; and they will witness lands that inspired scientific progression, such as Western Australia, which attracted Charles Darwin in 1836.

Prior to embarkation, guests will receive private executive transfers, business class air and a dedicated meet and greet service; then, they will journey through Central America, before transiting the Panama Canal to South America. Easter Island, French Polynesia and the South Pacific will follow, leading guests to New Zealand and a semi-circumnavigation of Australia. Travelers will then explore Southeast Asia, crossing the Bay of Bengal to Sri Lanka, India and the Red Sea, before passing through the Suez Canal to the Mediterranean. They will delve into European history and culture, before the voyage concludes in Lisbon, Portugal, on May 27, 2026.

Highlights will include a 28-day immersion into French Polynesia and the South Pacific; a 21-day semi-circumnavigation of Australia; and new cultural experiences in Northern Africa. Bespoke and exclusive events include an exclusive "Bon Voyage" reception in Fort Lauderdale on the evening of January 5, before spending a pre-cruise night in a luxury hotel and embarking Silver Dawn at leisure on January 6. Towards the voyage’s conclusion, a grand finale farewell event will immerse guests into the culture, heritage and traditions of the Southern Mediterranean. Other experiences designed by the line’s destination experts are as follows:

  • “Polynesian Dreams” – The bespoke event in French Polynesia will include a seafood feast and cultural performances.
  • “The Magic of Mystery Island” – Dancers from various islands throughout Vanuatu will perform a fusion of cultural rituals, while guests dine on catch of the day and snorkel in clear waters teeming with marine life.
  • “From Paddy to Plate” – Guests will feast on regional cuisine alongside the rice paddies of the Tanah Gajah resort in Benoa, Bali while enjoying traditional performances.
  • “The Exotic Marigold and More” – Guests will journey into India’s Alleppey in the backwaters of Cochin. Following a tuk-tuk ride, guests will be greeted with flower garlands and performances from Kerala drummers and martial artists, an authentic lunch served on banana leaves, and a traditional houseboat cruise.

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