The luxury cruise line has created an innovative itinerary that will visit offbeat places – in offbeat seasons. The inspiration behind Controtempo, says Roberto Martinoli, Silversea’s president and chief executive officer, “is to take guests closer to the authentic heartbeat of iconic and off-the-beaten-path destinations. We will be traveling to an unusual rhythm, from East to West, with more time ashore in unconventional seasons.”
In the cruise industry, world cruises typically begin in winter and end in spring and focus primarily on destinations where warmer weather prevails. That’s what’s different about Controtempo.
“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,” said 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 Jan. 13, 2025, and arrives in New York, its final port of call, on May 29, 2025.
The 136-day voyage visits 30 countries and 59 ports on four continents. There are 33 overnight calls, 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 host Controtempo, and Martinoli notes that for Silversea this world cruise will have the highest space ratio onboard, including the largest selection of restaurants, bars and lounges.
The world cruise will also feature S.A.L.T. (Sea and Land Taste), Silversea’s culinary immersion program, and OTIVM, its indulgent wellness initiative.