Silversea Cruises has announced details for their 140-day World Cruise 2026: “The Curious and the Sea.”

The World Cruise will embark Silver Dawn in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Jan. 6, 2026 and travel to 70 destinations in 37 countries, which is the most ever (so far) on a Silversea World Cruise. Of those, 26 calls are brand new for the world cruise, or unvisited since 2020, as well as nine overnight stays.

An exclusive pre-sale opens to Venetian Society members on June 14, while general sales open on June 22.

The theme, “The Curious and the Sea,” will connect travelers “with the rich history of navigation, inspired by the same curiosity that led ancient seafarers to sail to unknown lands,” Silversea explained. “Channeling the same spirit of discovery that has driven exploration throughout the ages, 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 also follow ancient trade routes, including the Silk Road and the Panama and Suez canals; they will step foot on some of the world’s most remote islands, including those in the South Pacific; and they will witness lands that inspired scientific progression, such as Western Australia, which attracted Charles Darwin in 1836.

“Calling in more destinations than any voyage in Silversea’s history, our World Cruise 2026, ‘The Curious and the Sea,’ will connect the most enriching experiences across 70 destinations and six continents,” said Barbara Muckermann, President and CEO of Silversea Cruises. “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. Appealing to the curious traveller within, we are inviting our guests to experience our planet’s beauty with new eyes, while celebrating the rich history of navigation. ‘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.”

The Silversea World Cruise also includes private executive transfers, Business class air, and a dedicated meet and greet service.

The cruise will leave Florida, travel through Central America, the Panama Canal, South America, Easter Island, French Polynesia, the South Pacific, to New Zealand and a semi-circumnavigation of Australia. Travellers 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. The voyage will conclude in Lisbon, Portugal, on May 27, 2026.

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Map: Silversea's 140-day 2026 World Cruise announces on-sale date.

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