By Published On: 11 Jan 2023

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Silversea Cruise’s World Cruise 2023 set sail yesterday. Named “South Side Story” the cruise departed Sydney, Australia – the first time the company’s World Cruise has originated from the Southern Hemisphere.

“Under the leadership of Captain Macarone Palmieri, our entire onboard team is incredibly proud to reconvene our close-knit Venetian Society members for the World Cruise. Among our extended family, we have two guests from the U.K. who have accumulated over 2,500 days spent sailing with us before the start of the voyage”.

Barbara Muckermann, President and CEO, Silversea Cruises.
Sliversea World Cruise 2023 welcome reception.
Guests on the Sliversea World Cruise 2023 enjoy a welcome reception in the Venetian Lounge on Silver Shadow.

In the past Silver Whisper was synonymous with the World Cruise, but this year sister-ship Silver Shadow plays host to the voyage. The intimate, 388-guest vessel will sail from Sydney to Fort Lauderdale, USA.

Silversea World Cruise 2023 itinereay

The 139-day arts-inspired voyage promises bespoke experiences sailing from the South Seas to the Amazon Rainforest and beyond. The World Cruise 2023 will call at 66 ports in 34 countries across 5 continents.

Visit the 900-year old Shwedagon Pagoda in Myanmar.
Guests can visit the 900-year old Shwedagon Pagoda in Myanmar.

Guest will wonder at the remote villages of Papua New Guinea. There will be visits to Mauritius, Réunion Island, and Cape Verde. Not to mention three days in Myanmar, and a full week in South Africa.

In another first for a Silversea World Cruise, Silver Shadow will sail down the Amazon River to unlock the natural and cultural wonders of this legendary region. 

Seeing the World in the lap of luxury

As you’d expect, guests on the World Cruise with be pampered with all-suite accommodation, butler service and gala events.

“Guests will enjoy bespoke pampering with tailored menus, welcome canapés, vintage champagne, specially embroidered linen, and small flourishes, such as truffle cashew nuts. Each of the special events we have planned is entirely bespoke, too.”

Barbara Muckermann

Next year’s World Cruise will offer an entirely different itinerary. The “Far East-West” voyage will sail round-tip from San Francisco on 15 January 2024. The voyage is on sale now. Visit the Silversea website for more information.

About the Author: Jason Kerr

Jason is the founder and Managing Editor of The Luxury Cruise Review. He has a passion for travel, a weakness for espresso coffee and a love of Greek cuisine.

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