By Staff Writer
Travellers can now book their spots for Silversea’s Uncharted World Tour 2021. Spanning 107 destinations in 30 countries, the ocean endeavour will set sail on Silversea’s Silver Cloud ship from Ushuaia, Argentina on 30 January 2021, and is the first-ever expedition world cruise. The 167 day-long expedition will cover a total of 39,000 nautical miles and offer a range of immersive travel experiences along the way.
“The Expedition World Cruise 2021 has been specially crafted to unlock the world’s most amazing deep travel experiences for our guests,” said Conrad Combrink, Silversea’s Senior Vice President Expeditions and Destination Experiences.
In Antarctica, guests will witness incredible landscapes and rare wildlife species, while in the South Pacific, they will meet the descendants of the famous Bounty Mutineers on Pitcairn, after spending two days on Easter Island. The journey continues in the French Polynesia, with Bora Bora and Aitutaki’s lagoon, followed by on-water exploration of Australia’s Kimberley region. The stops continue throughout Malaysia’s Borneo, Egypt — including a sail through the iconic Suez Canal — Greece, Albania, Tunisia, Spain, France and the United Kingdom. The lengthy trip concludes with some of Northern Europe’s most remarkable destinations, featuring Iceland, Svalbard and Norway’s North Cape and more.
Silversea’s 70-member expedition team, Artist in Residence Antony Smith and 20-plus guest speakers will join the voyage, offering workshops, lectures and accompanying shore excursions. Guests include Felicity Aston MBE — explorer, scientist, speaker and author; Tim Severin, explorer and gold medalist of the Royal Geographical and Scottish Geographical Societies; and Jo Ruxton, co-founder of the Plastic Oceans Foundation.
A number of exclusive events will additionally enhance the voyage, allowing guests to gain access and insight into the fascinating cultures across various destinations. The cruise will start off with a special bon voyage reception on the rooftop of Palacio Concha, a grand mansion in Chile’s Santiago. Later special occasions include privileged access to Robert Louis Stevenson’s former home in Apia, Samoa Islands, for a private dinner; a night at the illustrious China Club, where guests will enjoy a private dinner on the 52nd floor of Singapore’s Capital Tower and a bespoke banquet on the walkway of London’s most famous landmark, the Tower Bridge. Concluding the world cruise, a Viking farewell will offer an authentic culinary experience in Iceland’s Kjarnaskogur Forest.
Silver Cloud’s two-bedroom owner’s suite costs AU$704,000 per person for the duration of the 167-day voyage while the ship’s vista suites begin at AU$138,000 per person. As part of the voyage’s all-inclusive pricing, world-cruising guests will each receive complimentary expedition gear delivered directly to their suites. The kit will include a commemorative World Cruise Polar exploration parka, a waterproof backpack, and various other items of clothing and accessories.
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