has been named as the world's best small-ship cruise line by the readers of Travel and Leisure Magazine.
The cruise line was evaluated on a number of areas including food, service, itineraries, activities and value.
This is the seventh time the luxury cruise line has scooped the award.
Silversea's president and chief executive Amerigo Perasso said it was an honour for the cruise line to receive the highly coveted award.
"Discerning travellers are seeking unique experiences and adventures without sacrificing the luxuries of life and this is the type of travel lifestyle we make it our mission to deliver," he commented.
Mr Perasso added that the award was a "clear indicator" that Silversea Cruises
was headed in the right direction and said the cruise line deserved to be recognised as the undisputed leader in its market segment.
Vessels currently operated by Silversea Cruises
include the Silver Whisper, Silver Cloud and Silver Wind.