Silversea’s cruises are for those with higher standards. The unparalleled standard of luxury and meticulous attention to detail means that this six star cruise company really is in a class of its own. Every aspect of your stay will be of the very highest quality. And the most surprising thing? Gratuities are not expected – they’re part of your fare.
The Exclusivity of Silversea
Silversea ships are smaller than your average cruise ship. Staying true to its Italian heritage, the ships are bedecked in the finest classic 1930s Italian art deco style. They are designed to feel spacious yet personal in atmosphere. The eight ships of its fleet host between 200 to 540 guests, and on many ships there is a ratio of almost one crew member to every guest. The ambience is all the more exclusive for this. If you have sailed with Silversea before, you can expect on board recognition during your next cruise and invitations to private parties.
Fine Living with Silversea
All the suites on board Silversea vessels have been designed to allow the maximum of space. All rooms offer spectacular ocean views and most come with a private veranda. On board the Silversea Expeditions vessels, every cabin has butler service. The rooms are bedecked in the finest materials – marble and wooden panelling to name just two. There is a large choice of suites to choose from- from the quiet sanctuaries of the ocean view suites to the prestigious Owner Suites which are perfect for entertaining. And with children not encouraged, you can rest assured that your time on board will be peaceful and you will be undisturbed in your room.
The smaller nature of Silversea’s ships is a distinct advantage – it grants the vessels unrivalled access to the smaller ports. Silversea ships can cruise right into the heart of a city, unlike many of the bigger cruise liners which have to anchor offshore and employ smaller shuttle boats to ferry passengers over to land. With over 800 destinations across the seven continents, Silversea can take you to more places than any other cruise company. It is especially proud of its reputation for providing not just the best home-away-from-home imaginable, but also for providing a truly first class standard of destinations and excursions.
Silversea Cruises and Expeditions
Silversea’s eight ships are split into two classes – Silversea Cruises and Silversea Expeditions. The five larger ships of the Silversea Cruises class are elegant and expansive, yet retain the intimate atmosphere of a yacht-come-prestigious boutique hotel. The suites are particularly spacious and offer spectacular views. You will be particularly blown away by the standard and choice of suites aboard the fleet’s standard-setting inaugural ship, the Silver Cloud.
The three smaller ships of the Expedition class are fortified with special ice-strengthened hulls and kitted out with a fleet of inflatable boats, which allows them to take passengers to some of the world’s most off-the-beaten-track places. A holiday aboard the Silver Galapagos allows you to encounter the abundance of wildlife on the Galápagos Islands through tours, snorkelling, kayaking, and hiking. This area of the world is simply inaccessible to most. On the Silver Discoverer you can watch dolphins and whales and explore the archipelagos of the Pacific . Or you can go to the ends of the earth with the Silver Explorer, which cuts through ice floes to navigate the earth’s Polar Regions . The itineraries on board the Expeditions fleet are packed full of seminars, briefings and recaps from the leading experts in their field. You can also take speciality cruises with themes such as ornithology, photography and diving.
A Culinary Experience awaits with Silversea
Life on board Silversea’s ships is the pinnacle of good living. The culinary experience that awaits its passengers is second-to-none. Drawing on its Italian roots, it goes without saying that culinary excellence is of supreme importance on board a Silversea ship. Silversea has teamed up with Grands Chefs Relais & Châteaux to provide the ultimate gastronomic experience in the form of a multitude of fine-dining restaurants. For the food connoisseurs there are also special Culinary and Wine Voyages which are packed full of lectures, private tastings, wine paring sessions and cookery lessons. And it goes without saying that these voyages will take you to the most prestigious food and wine-producing regions on the planet.
Every Cruise is All-inclusive
One of the most appealing aspects of a cruise with Silversea is the fact that, bar special spa treatments, practically everything is included in your booking fare. Gratuities are not expected at all. All drinks and food are, naturally, also included. You can even inform your butler of the selection of alcoholic beverages you would like in your minibar and this will be topped up during your voyage; naturally inclusive.