As an innovator in the ultra-luxury market, Silversea quickly became the favorite among modern affluent travelers with its all-inclusive pricing, and unmatched onboard product enhanced by partnerships with the world's most respected luxury brands - Bvlgari, Davidoff and Relais.
Silversea Cruises Ships
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10 Silversea Cruises Ships
Silversea Cruises Overview
The name "Silversea" was chosen because it connotes quality and luxury as well as capturing the romance and special sensations of the sea. As an innovator in the ultra-luxury segment, Silversea quickly became the favorite among modern affluent travelers with its all-inclusive pricing, and unmatched onboard product enhanced by partnerships with the world's most respected luxury brands - Bvlgari, Davidoff and Relais & Chateaux.
Year after year, Silversea receives the highest awards from authoritative guidebooks and prestigious publications on both sides of the Atlantic. Among the many awards and accolades consistently received, Silversea has been named number one in Conde Nast Traveler's Readers' Choice Awards, received a coveted "Six Stars" from Fielding's Guide to Worldwide Cruises and was named "World's Best Small Ship Cruise Line" by Travel + Leisure. Here's why:
Uncompromising Commitment to Service
Silversea's service is simply the world's best. It is a philosophy, an attitude - complemented by a distinctive European style and is inherent in all that we do. Achieving perfection is driven by their desire to please. To see you smile. It begins the moment you step aboard with a warm welcome and a flute of champagne, and follows throughout your voyage with an unspoken anticipation of your needs. Sailing on Silversea's intimate ships is like visiting a friend's home; you're greeted by name and your personal preferences are always remembered.
Aboard Silversea's ships, you will find all the things you love most about cruising, plus one more distinctive benefit: Silversea's unmatched, all-inclusive value.
Other cruise lines claim to offer one truly all-inclusive fare. Yet only Silversea covers virtually every little detail, such as your gratuities and port charges. All beverages including, wines, champagnes, and spirits are complimentary everywhere throughout the ship. They even treat you to a complimentary shore side event, The Silversea Experience, on many sailings.
While most cruise ships keep getting bigger and bigger, there is something uniquely satisfying about Silversea's smaller ships. The intimacy. The close-knit camaraderie. The excitement of exploring secluded, rarely seen harbors where true adventure lies. That is why Silversea Cruises continues to sail against the trends with intimate ships that offer not only a richly abundant and highly personalized onboard experience, but also a meaningful and life-enriching travel experience for their guests.
Along with landmark destinations, the Silversea cruise ships call at smaller harbors inaccessible to larger ships. And they can dock right in the heart of a city while mega-vessels must anchor off shore. This means less tendering and more time for Silversea guests to explore.
Beginning Silversea's tradition of excellence, Silver Cloud is a special place many guests return to again and again.
296 Guests, 222 Crew Members
Silver Wind is one of the most intimate ships afloat, yet large enough to have multiple entertainment venues, plenty of deck space, an expanded spa, wine bar and more.
296 Guests, 222 Crew Members
The luxuries of a private yacht, the amenities of a country club and the fine services of an exclusive hotel are yours to enjoy aboard Silver Shadow.
382 Guests, 302 Crew Members
Each ocean view suite provides a sumptuous retreat. Each public space is intimate yet inviting. Silver Whisper wraps you in a warm feeling of home upon the seas of the Earth.
382 Guests, 302 Crew Members
Silversea's third expedition ship is expertly engineered to explore the most isolated archipelagos of the Pacific. Her small size and shallow draft allow close-up access to rugged coasts well beyond the reach of ordinary vessels.
120 Guests, 96 Crew Members
Having made her debut in December 2009, Silver Spirit is Silversea's beautiful new flagship. Experience for yourself the ultimate travel indulgence aboard Silver Spirit.
540 Guests, 376 Crew Members
With an ice-strengthened hull and unmatched level of luxury, the Silver Explorer offers an authentic expedition experience unlike any other.
132 Guests, 117 Crew Members
Silversea's cruise itineraries span the globe, seasonally calling on some of the most exotic ports in the world. A Silversea voyage can take you to the Mediterranean, Northern Europe, South America, the Caribbean, Africa, the Far East, India, Canada / New England and Alaska.
Silversea Cruises Accommodations
There is something magical about discovering Alaska from your very own private veranda. Feeling the ocean breeze caress your skin. Listening to the surf gently roll by. Which is why seventy-five percent of Silversea's all-suite accommodations feature a private teak veranda.
Beautifully appointed with all the comforts of home, every suite features a marbled bath with a full-sized tub. In all, Silversea offers six different types of suites. Ranging in size from almost 250 square feet to over 1,300, each is decorated in hushed pastels and warm hues and offers a rare degree of finesse and refinement.
Luxury is found in every detail. Cut crystal. Crisp Frette linens. Personalized stationery. Bvlgari soap, shampoo and lotion. And yes, even signature teak verandas.
Silversea Cruises Dining
As your ship changes latitude and longitude, Silversea's menus change to reflect the flavors of the region. The main event: inspired dining. Step into the restaurant and you know you've arrived for a very special dining experience. The restaurant is elegant, but not stuffy. The European-trained waiters are attentive and personable. The finest wines from an extensive list are carefully chosen and poured into sparkling European crystal glasses. Polished Christofle silverware is laid on crisp linens.
The stage is now set for the main event: inspired dishes created by Silversea's Master Chefs. These dishes are complemented by those of La Collection du Monde, created by the world-class chefs of culinary partner Relais & Chateaux. Marked by innovation and creativity, you're sure to enjoy these epicurean delights, and a dining experience that rivals the best restaurants the world over.
Silversea Cruises Kids & Teens
Silversea does not have a dedicated Children's Program onboard.
Silversea Cruises Onboard Activities & Entertainment
Silversea ships are like intimate and exclusive resorts. When you retreat to your suite, you'll revel in the space, privacy and fine appointments. More than 80% of Silversea suites have private teak verandas where you can watch the world go by. Crisp bed linens, plush bathrobes, Bvlgari toiletries and personalized stationery; nothing has been overlooked. Intimate public rooms on their ships are conducive to meeting your fellow guests. The atmosphere is relaxing and inviting, much like that of a fine private home.
Designing your day is up to you. With neither schedules nor routines to hem you in, choosing what you want to do and when you want to do it are the most difficult daily decisions you'll have to make.
Your Silversea ship offers many activities for you to participate in. Join a culinary demonstration and learn some professional secrets from Silversea's own chefs, as well as renowned visiting Relais & Chateaux chefs. Join fellow guests in the card room for a game of contract bridge. Check out a good book or a stack of videos from the library and retreat to your suite. Attend an enlightening presentation by a guest lecturer and learn more about the region you're visiting.
Because Silversea knows you crave new experiences, they offer many opportunities to explore new areas. Learn a new language, brush up on your dance steps, take part in a stimulating book discussion or delve into the subtleties of wine appreciation.
If sports figures prominently into your day's activities, practice your golf putting, compete in the water volleyball competition or join an aqua aerobics class. Of course, for some, lazing on deck, a cool drink in hand, is exercise enough.
Mandara Spa Program
The name "Mandara" comes from ancient Sanskrit legend about the God's quest to find the elixir of immortality and eternal youth. Mandara Spa, originating in Bali, has embraced the legend with over 50 spas worldwide. On Silversea, they have developed unique and exotic spa treatments including treatments from the UK's most innovative spa brand, Elemis, to reflect the beauty, spirit and traditions of Bali. Silversea cannot promise immortality, but when you experience one of their unique treatments, you will feel as if you can live forever.
Silversea Cruises was voted the World's Best Spa at Sea by the readers of Conde Nast Traveler magazine. Their spa menus include a wide array of choices for facials, body rituals, massages, salon services and personalized fitness programs.
Silversea Wine Series
True oenophiles will delight in Silversea's exclusive Wine Series Cruises. On select cruises, you can explore the world's greatest wines and wineries - onboard and ashore. Enjoy lectures, tastings and guided excursions to wineries, cellars and vineyards by top experts and wine makers.
Relais & Chateaux Culinary Series
If you enjoy the finer things in life, two of the very finest names in luxury travel, Silversea Cruises and Relais & Chateaux, have come together to bring you an irresistible opportunity. Now you may sample the inspired cuisine of the world's foremost chefs, and encounter enriching locales and cultures, all in the discerning six-star luxury of Silversea. Aboard every voyage enjoy the epicurean mastery of La Collection du Monde - exclusive signature dishes created by Relais & Chateaux Gourmands and Silversea chefs.
The Grand Gala Dinner
Silversea requests the honor of your presence at an unforgettable five-course gala dinner, created in the signature culinary style of their guest chefs. From sumptuously prepared appetizers to a mouthwatering entr?e and a deliciously innovative dessert, this will be a rare treat for every true gourmet, and is a celebration of our guest chefs of the Relais & Chateaux Gourmands' connoisseur skills.
All the Finest Ingredients
The secrets of Silversea guest chefs' delectable signature specialties will be revealed at entertaining and enriching onboard culinary demonstrations. On past Culinary Arts Cruises, your fellow gourmets have learned firsthand how Chef Jonathan Cartwright creates his savory Maine Pumpkin Soup with Seared Diver Harvested Scallops and Ginger Spiced Cream, or how the aromatic Catalan fantasy of Mary Montana (Lobster and Chicken) of Antoni Saez takes form.
And throughout the voyage, guest chefs will be on hand to answer your culinary questions. In addition, on select cruises you may join these master chefs as they escort shopping tours to exotic international markets, choosing the freshest indigenous ingredients. For those whose passion is experiencing the finest culinary artistry, join Silversea master chefs along with guest chefs as they create an intimate alternative dining experience in the Terrace Cafe.
Silver Links 365 Golf Program
Sail aboard Silver Shadow or Silver Whisper and on every voyage you can golf when you desire. Spend your days at sea practicing with our golf pro or indulge in any one of their onboard pleasures. Silversea's Silver Links 365 golf program includes:
- Professional instruction from a PGA-classed pro in 22' x 10' full-motion golf cages with night lighting
- The latest V1 video-computer teaching technology featuring over 100 tour player comparisons in conveniently scheduled 60- or 30-minute lessons. (One hour and half-hour personalized video lessons are available for an additional charge.)
- A VHS video of your lesson to take home with voice over by an onboard golf pro
- Complimentary clinics and demonstrations
- Putting contests and demonstrations for all ranges and abilities
- The finest Callaway clubs and other equipment rentals
- Escorted Excursions - our golf pro will escort you to the world's most challenging courses throughout each itinerary
- Outings include all transfers, power-drive carts when available, caddies or pull carts.
Silversea Cruises Past Guests
To Silversea, returning travelers are more than just their guests. They are a part of a private club of distinguished guests who have sailed with Silversea in the past and share a love for cruising - and thus become exclusive members of the Silversea Venetian Society. This extraordinary club of travelers enjoys exploring the world in luxurious fashion while receiving members-only benefits and privileges. Silversea looks forward to welcoming you to their club.
Membership in the Venetian Society is automatic upon completion of your first voyage onboard any of the Silversea ships. You will then begin accruing Venetian Society cruise days, and are eligible for a number of benefits and privileges including exclusive discounts, onboard recognition, cocktail parties, special gifts, preferred embarkation and debarkation and the Venetian Society Newsletter.
If you are a Silversea Venetian Society Member, please let your Cruise Specialist know at the time of your reservation so we can make sure we check for possible discounts and complimentary promotions.
If you would like to plan a Silversea cruise, please call one of our Cruise Specialists directly. We are happy to help you.