From Tokyo to New York: An extraordinary world cruise with Silversea
Time to look at the world differently: in 2025, Silversea is heading for new ports and extraordinary places with the Controtempo world cruise: 59 destinations in 30 countries on 4 continents in 136 days offer passengers incredible insights into the most beautiful places in the world.
August 2, 2022
The itinerary includes famous big cities and unexplored places from Tokyo to New York. © Silversea
The world cruise Controtempo from Silversea is taking a new approach to sailing the world on board the newest ship, the Silver Dawn. Explore the world during off-season, at a different pace and off the beaten path. Passengers can look forward to 59 ports of call in 30 countries on 4 continents, including 19 brand new ports of call never before visited on Silversea world cruises. Discover classic and iconic destinations through the eyes of locals as their stories and secrets are revealed – a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to discover places you've never heard of. It's worth taking the time to dive into the rich culture of this part of the world.
At Controtempo, the world cruise begins before it starts, as guests can already enjoy a tour of Japan's most legendary experiences beforehand. Then they'll set sail to explore the cities, sights, sounds and tastes of the Far East, including Japan's "umami" – the fifth taste – a new flavor that has transformed cuisines around the world and become part of the Sea and Land Taste (S.A.L.T.) program at the Silver Dawn .
A modern idyll: Hong Kong is considered one of the safest cities in the world and inspires visitors with its diverse culture. © Shutterstock
Time moves at a different pace here, as the second chapter of the trip showcases the cities, traditions and cultures of Southeast Asia. Here you'll discover deeply rooted local traditions and modern fare in such famous places as Ha Long Bay and Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam. Distant temples make way for sprawling cityscapes, while millennia are bridged between today and yesterday.
The Marina Bay waterfront in Singapore will delight passengers with impressive skyscrapers and luxurious shopping. © Shutterstock
Ancient Asian traditions await rediscovery in Singapore, Thailand, India and Sri Lanka as you experience the rhythms of the past. In true Controtempo style, enjoy a unique experience on land as you travel off the beaten path and through lush green rainforests and picturesque landscapes on the Eastern & Oriental Express.
In Cochin, India, experience age-old traditions in a new way. © Shutterstock
There are moments in history when people managed to create architecture, art and culture in a completely new way that is still pure magic, even by today's standards. Fortunately, the sculpted monuments of Petra and the incredible structures of Luxor can still be discovered. After Egypt, you'll cross the famous Suez Canal to visit Israel.
The facade of Al-Khazneh in Petra, Jordan still leaves visitors speechless at its very sight. © Shutterstock
The Mediterranean sun rises to reveal medieval treasures and centuries-old cities. Millennia of history in places like Istanbul, Nafplion, Syracuse and Naples have made the world what it is today. With brand-new destinations like Thessaloniki and Volos, this chapter offers a whole new way to explore the past and enjoy the present.
Syracuse, on the coast of Sicily, is a portal to the ancient world. © Shutterstock
The Mediterranean Sea is all about slowing down – a comfortable pace to enjoy the seaside cafes, lively trattorias and spectacular beaches with plenty of time to spare. Here, you'll taste the perfect espresso or cappuccino while gazing out over the Gulf of Naples, which makes its Silversea world cruise premiere, before enjoying the Atlantic breeze in Cadiz and Lisbon.
Lisbon's Praça do Comércio is the ideal place to watch the city's bustling activity. © Gabriele Galimberti
The west coast of the Atlantic Ocean takes Controtempo in a whole new direction, welcoming travelers with a unique selection of historic cities like Lisbon and Bordeaux, as well as small hidden gems like Saint-Malo and Saint Peter Port. As you sail past remote hillsides, nature comes to life and you can admire the coasts of Europe from a whole new perspective.
Mont Saint-Michel in Normandy is visited by more than 2 million people each year, who marvel at the impressive rocky community. © Shutterstock
On the way to the cities on the North Sea and Baltic coasts, guests will admire numerous architectural and natural wonders. You can also discover a unique culinary tradition that is cultivated throughout Scandinavia, from the old town of Stockholm to the canals of Copenhagen: the "art of fermentation." Velbekomme!
Stockholm beckons with a charming old town and rich cultural offerings. © Shutterstock
As you say goodbye to Stockholm, you'll greet a variety of Nordic cultures. Discover the history, architecture and cuisine of hidden and charming cities such as Bergen and Tórshavn, as well as the famous capitals of Oslo and Reykjavik. Explore Iceland's magical landscapes with pristine waterfalls, huge glaciers and fascinating geysers to uncover the island's most hidden secrets.
Godafoss Waterfall near Akureyri in Iceland is a true wonder of nature that regularly takes passengers' breath away. © Shutterstock
The final movement of Controtempo is a grand crescendo that combines one of Silversea's most remote new destinations, Greenland, with the hustle and legendary character of the Big Apple, the city that never sleeps, New York City. The way there is via the Canadian East, with an optional overland tour to remote Prince Edward Island – a destination few travelers have ever set foot on.
Arrived! The final destination, New York City, remains one of the most exciting cities in the world. © Shutterstock
The 2025 world voyage, Controtempo, will be the very first world voyage aboard Silversea's magnificent flagship, the Silver Dawn . She offers a wider range of accommodations and more space in her suites and throughout the ship. The Silver Dawn is large enough to accommodate eight different restaurants, but small enough to offer Silversea's legendary family ambiance onboard as well as personalized service. Onboard the Controtempo , enjoy the iconic culinary program S.A.L.T. (Sea and Land Taste) , where you can take the time throughout the trip for an in-depth exploration of trendy and timeless culinary treasures.
S.A.L.T. can be experienced at various locations on board, including the S.A.L.T. Kitchen, Silversea's special restaurant that brings the flavors of the world directly to the table, at S.A.L.T. Bar, where you can sample regionally inspired cocktails made with quality local ingredients, and at S.A.L.T. Lab, an interactive space where travelers can recreate all the fantastic dishes they encounter ashore.
This diversity allows for a fuller and richer onboard experience that is a perfect fit for Controtempo, a world cruise that travels to a plethora of incredible destinations and offers a wide variety of regions, cultures and experiences.