Silversea Cruises Guide: Everything You Need to Know

About Silversea Cruises

Imagine a luxury cruise experience like no other, where you're pampered from the moment you step on board, and every detail of your holiday is meticulously taken care of. That's the experience you can expect when you sail with Silversea Cruises.

Unmatched Luxury and Service
Cruising on an ultra-luxury Silversea liner offers unparalleled amenities, exceptional service, and an overall experience that's second to none. Every aspect is designed with your comfort and enjoyment in mind.

Company History and Global Reach
Founded in 1994 by Manfredi Lefebvre d'Ovidio, Silversea Cruises is headquartered in Monaco. The company's luxury cruise ships sail across all seven continents, providing a truly global cruising experience.

Interesting Facts about Silversea

  • Over 900 different destinations to choose from
  • Nealy 80% of suites feature private balconies
  • Butler service in every suite
  • Champagne and selected wines & spirits included
  • At least 1 excursion included in all ports
  • Inclusive in-suite room service as well as Wifi
  • Open seating dining
  • Enrichment lecturers
  • Complimentary transportation in most ports of calls
  • Very loyal repeat passengers

What Makes Silversea Different?

Silversea Cruises distinguishes itself from other luxury liners through its unique corporate philosophy, centered around five main pillars:

  1. Intimate and Relaxed Atmosphere
    Enjoy a serene and exclusive environment on board.

  2. All-Suite, Ocean-View Accommodations
    Every suite offers stunning ocean views for ultimate comfort and luxury.

  3. Inclusive Experience with No Hidden Costs
    Silversea provides an all-inclusive experience, ensuring no unexpected expenses.

  4. Exquisite Cuisine, Onboard and Onshore
    Delight in gourmet dining experiences both on the ship and during shore excursions.

  5. Personalised Service
    Experience exceptional service tailored to your individual needs.

Diverse Experiences
Silversea offers two distinct cruising experiences: classic ocean-going cruises and adventurous expedition voyages.

Classic Silversea Cruises

Classic ocean-going cruises are Silversea's traditional offering, featuring luxury voyages to some of the world's most beautiful and iconic destinations.

Diverse Itineraries
Silversea's itineraries cater to every travel desire, whether you want to explore the grand cities of Northern Europe, bask in the Mediterranean sun, or venture to the Americas. Imagine sipping cocktails on the deck as the skyline of New York City comes into view, or enjoying a shopping spree in Hong Kong followed by an authentic Dim Sum lunch.

Endless Possibilities
With Silversea's classic ocean-going cruises, the possibilities are endless. Experience unparalleled luxury and explore the world in style.

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Silversea Expedition Cruises

In addition to their ocean-going cruises, Silversea also offers expedition voyages. These journeys are designed for those who want to explore the world's more remote and untouched destinations.

Voyage to Antarctica to see giant icebergs and witness the majestic creatures that call this frozen continent home. Or explore the Galapagos Islands, the South Pacific Islands, or Antarctica where you can snorkel between icebergs.

Silversea's expedition voyages offer once-in-a-lifetime experiences that you will never forget.

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Silversea Destinations

In addition to their classic ocean-going cruises, Silversea offers expedition voyages designed for those eager to explore the world's remote and untouched destinations.

Unforgettable Destinations

  • Antarctica: Witness giant icebergs and the majestic wildlife of this frozen continent.
  • Galapagos Islands: Discover unique species and pristine landscapes.
  • South Pacific Islands: Experience the beauty and culture of these idyllic locations.  

Unique Experiences
Silversea's expedition voyages provide once-in-a-lifetime adventures, such as snorkeling between icebergs or exploring untouched ecosystems. These journeys offer unforgettable memories and unparalleled exploration opportunities.

Silversea Cruises Fleet

Silversea boasts a fleet of eleven luxurious ships, each designed to offer an intimate and relaxed experience. The spacious, well-appointed staterooms, most with private balconies, ensure a comfortable stay. Guests can enjoy world-class cuisine, attentive service, and a variety of onboard activities.

Expedition Ships
Four ships in the Silversea fleet are expedition vessels, purpose-built for exploring remote and untouched destinations. With a smaller passenger capacity, these ships provide a more intimate and personalized experience.

Silversea "Classic" Ships

Silversea Expedition Fleet

What Can You Expect from Silversea's Service?

Silversea is dedicated to providing a seamless and ultra-luxurious onboard experience. From the moment you step foot on the ship, the staff will ensure your every need is met. Enjoy world-class cuisine, attentive service, and luxurious accommodations that make you feel like royalty from embarkation to disembarkation.

Luxury Oceanview Suites
All of Silversea's suites offer ocean views and many feature private balconies. Enjoy ample relaxing space with luxurious amenities such as Italian linens, a pillow menu, and 24-hour room service. Imagine waking up each morning to a beautiful ocean view – it's truly a dream come true.

Butler Service for All Suites
Silversea provides butler service in every suite, ensuring all guests receive the highest luxury and service. Silversea is the only cruise line in the world to offer this, making it the perfect choice for discerning travelers.

Fine Dining
Dining on a Silversea cruise is a gourmet and innovative experience. With at least two dining venues on every ship, and eight aboard Silver Muse and Silver Spirit, you'll enjoy an extensive wine list featuring exceptional red and white wines. Silversea's open-seating policy allows you to dine when and with whom you please.

Gratuities Always Included
All gratuities are included in the cruise fare, ensuring an effortless and luxurious experience. From attentive waitstaff to skilled chefs, you'll be impressed by the service delivered by Silversea's professionally trained staff. With gratuities included, you can fully enjoy your time aboard without worrying about additional expenses.

This is the "Silversea Difference." The attention to detail and commitment to excellence make Silversea the leading ultra-luxury cruise line in the world. From the moment you step on board, you'll understand why Silversea is the best of the best.

Who are Silversea Cruises clients?

Silversea Cruises caters to a diverse clientele, from honeymooners to families, offering something for everyone. The line is especially popular with couples and those seeking a luxurious and relaxing cruise experience. Here are the four types of guests who will feel most at home on a Silversea cruise:

  1. Luxury Travelers
    Silversea is perfect for those who appreciate the finer things in life. From the moment you step on board, you'll be treated to 5-star service and luxurious accommodations.

  2. Experienced Cruisers
    Silversea appeals to those who have sailed with other cruise lines and seek a more upscale experience. The line's all-inclusive pricing and intimate ships are a big draw for seasoned cruisers.

  3. Wildlife Fanatics
    Silversea's fleet reaches some of the world's most remote and secluded regions. With highly trained lecturers on board, guests can share in the knowledge and wonder of these unique destinations.

  4. Adventure Seekers
    Silversea expedition cruises are perfect for exploring the world's most remote destinations. You'll discover new places and wildlife in unparalleled settings from the Galapagos Islands to Antarctica.

What to Know Before You Go?

Silversea includes gratuities for all onboard services in the cruise fare. This means that you don't have to worry about tipping throughout your cruise. (Excluding the SPA and Beauty Salon).

Wifi is included in the cruise fare on all Silversea ships. You'll be able to stay connected with family and friends while you're onboard. In fact, some ships even offer free wifi in select public areas.

Silversea offers complimentary laundry and pressing services for all suites to make things easier. This means that you can pack light and enjoy your cruise worry-free. (up to two pieces per guests per day)

Silversea ships use US dollar as the onboard currency. This makes it easy to budget and keep track of your spending while you're onboard.

Silversea is very concerned about the health and safety protocols. Smoking is not permitted in any indoor areas on Silversea ships. This includes all suites, restaurants, bars, and lounges. Each ship has designated smoking areas, and smokers must use only these areas.

You are allowed to bring a limited number of non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages on board with you. These must be sealed and unopened.

The drinking age on board Silversea ships is 21. Guests who are under the age of 21 are not permitted to consume alcohol on board.

Silversea's loyalty program is called the Venetian Society. The program is designed to give back to Silversea's most loyal guests. As a member of the Venetian Society, you'll enjoy benefits like priority boarding, exclusive events, and special pricing on select cruises.

To join the Venetian Society, simply sail with Silversea once. You'll automatically become a member and begin enjoying all the program benefits.

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