Capturing the authentic beauty
of the world

Steve was a natural choice for us. His unique ability to capture what is left of the authentic beauty and truth in the world, and express it with clarity and emotion is just brilliant. A McCurry image not only takes you on a journey, it changes you forever.

Perhaps it was Steve’s friend, the travel writer Paul Theroux, who best summed it up when he said, “It is impossible to see a Steve McCurry photograph and not wish to be there”.

Barbara Muckermann
Chief Marketing Officer, Silversea

Steve McCurry

Steve McCurry

Steve McCurry has been one of the most iconic voices in contemporary photography for more than 30 years. His work spans conflicts, vanishing cultures, ancient traditions and contemporary culture alike - yet always retains the human element that made his celebrated image of the Afghan Girl such a powerful image. McCurry has been recognised with some of the most prestigious awards in the industry, including the Robert Capa Gold Medal, the National Press Photographers Award, and four first prize awards from the World Press Photo contest.

Travels with Steve

Barcelona, Spain

Episode 19

Long inspiring artists and lovers alike, Barcelona is one great city. But Steve McCurry had not come here for fiesta fun. His goal? To observe - and capture - the rich tapestry of life that the city offers when no one is looking.

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Bordeaux, France

Episode 18

A UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2007 Bordeaux is its own eponymous attraction. Captured through McCurry’s masterful lens, there can be few more graceful sights in France than the the fusion of urban and country as portrayed in the following gallery of images.

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St. Petersburg, Russia

Episode 17

Capturing the rare slices of life when we are unaware is what Steve McCurry excels at. Always curious, he delved deep into St. Petersburg's heritage, and looked beyond the pastel-fronted buildings and hordes of tourists to uncover the unguarded moments.

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Australia

Episode 16

McCurry may have been capturing the lands and personas of Australia for almost four decades but he still senses a need to satisfy his curiosity in the land Down Under. Discover his visual jounrney with this superb gallery of images.

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Greece

Episode 15

Santorini: the name alone makes you travel. This tiny Greek island may be a tourist hotspot but as ever, Steve shows his mastery in uncovering the authentic beauty that still permeates through the ancient walls and streets. You just need his eyes to see it.

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Northern Europe: Ireland, Denmark, Norway

Episode 14

Think of windswept moors, craggy coastlines and millennia of culture and we bet you have just thought of Northern Europe. Add to that one master photographer, some legendary hospitality and swathes of natural beauty and you have a recipe for some fantastic photography!

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Mongolia

Episode 13

The chance of gaining deeper insight into the last remaining tribes of Mongolia was too good for Steve to pass up. So in May 2018, Silversea flew him to the rugged steppes of this last untouched travel destination.

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Kolkata

Episode 12

Let us set the scene … almost four decades ago, a young reporter travelled to India for the very first time. Little did he know that this would be the beginning of an enduring love affair, and result in over 30 visits, each time finding a new layer to peel off.

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Bhutan

Episode 11

Bhutan, or more specifically the Kingdom of Bhutan, is to peace what neighbouring India is to chaos. Holding a special place in Steve’s heart, he has returned many times to the landlocked country, yet the mystery and magic weaved their charm as if it was his first time.

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Easter Island

Episode 10

If ever there was a bucket list destination on earth, Easter Island has got to be it. So, in Silversea’s continuous quest for discovering the authentic beauty of the world, we decided to send Steve McCurry to see the mythic Moais in February 2018.

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Japan

Episode 9

A smorgasbord of ethnicity and cultural homogeny, Japan is so much more than a sum of its parts. Looking for a different layer to the Japan that is so often seen, Steve works his magic and captures the culture in an unprecedented way.

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West Africa

Episode 8

If travel is an education then Silversea is the school. And Steve the ideal teacher. Learn of traditions like nowhere else on the continent, epic history and solemn contemplation through this stunning gallery of images.

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Papua New Guinea

Episode 7

Nothing, expect perhaps a McCurry image, can convey the warmth of spirit that greeted our intrepid explorer in Papua New Guinea. Age-old traditions, spiritual ceremonies, tribal identities - nothing escapes Steve’s lens.

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Galapagos

Episode 6

It’s the experience of a lifetime and a bucket list destination, so who better than our iconic explorer to show you the defined beauty of what Darwin called “a little world within itself”. If you haven’t already been, you will want to now.

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Ecuador

Episode 5

A tiny country with a huge heart, Steve’s experience of Ecuador spanned cultures, delved into humanity and truly captured the life and soul of a nation. Profound, compelling and iconic, these images left us speechless.

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Svalbard, Norway

Episode 4

The hauntingly beautiful Arctic provides the backdrop for Episode 4 of Steve’s travels with Silversea.
Transport yourself to the magic of this little known region and take yourself closer to nature and wildlife than you ever imagined.

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Sicily, Italy

Episode 3

Italy’s cultural crossroads is the stunning backdrop for Steve’s continuing adventures with Silversea.
Bathed by the warmth of the sun, discover his poetic imagery of a bygone era.

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Istanbul, Turkey

Episode 2

East meets west as Steve McCurry keeps his curiosity alive in the city of muezzin calls and minarets.
Absorb the depth of personality that this amazing city has to offer in this exceptional gallery.

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Virunga Mountains, East Africa

Episode 1

Steve McCurry’s first adventure with Silversea took him to the mountains of East Africa to photograph the beauty and grace of the last remaining mountain gorillas.
Enjoy this mesmerising gallery of images as he comes eye to eye with some very gentle giants.

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Next travels with Steve

Steve’s journeys with us will continue through some soul-stirring places, people and cultures.
Join him as he unveils the powerful beauty that surrounds us every day.

Jordan
Jordan
Available April 2019
Vietnam
Vietnam
Available July 2019
More to come

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