Silversea are masters in the art of luxury cruises, offering guests exceptional service onboard their fleet of small cruise ships. While their ships are more intimate in size than many of the mainstream vessels, they manage to provide a sense both of grandeur and adventure, transporting guests to the heart of every destination. If you're looking for fully immersive shore excursions across all seven continents, an onboard experience that includes some of the finest dining at sea and perfectly curated entertainment to help you unwind once evening comes, Silversea Cruises is the ideal cruise line for you.
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Exquisite dining is a high priority onboard each and every ship in the Silversea fleet. The main dining room, The Restaurant, on each ship proudly presents delicious dishes at every mealtime, all included in the cruise fare so you don't have to worry about paying at the end. However, if you'd like to try something different, for an additional charge, guests can enjoy the speciality venues.
While speciality dining venues vary across the fleet, here are some standout venues:
Entertainment during your Silversea Cruise can be as varied as you'd like it to be. For those who like to sit down and take in some live productions, the theatre on each ship puts on shows to wow guests. Alternatively, if you prefer listening to live music, there are also plenty of performances from musicians, vocalists and bands throughout the cruise.
However, a night spent sitting in a bar or lounge can be just as memorable. The variety of bars on each ship means that you can visit somewhere different each night or find your favourite spot. Wherever you choose, the highly-experienced bartenders will be more than happy to whip up your favourite drink as you socialise with new-found friends or make the most of a romantic evening.
Ever-improving the offer of choice, Silversea Cruises has some of the most exclusive all-inclusive sailings, including in the Mediterranean, Asia, and Africa and thanks to the smaller size of the ships, you can get even closer to the heart of the destinations. Exciting add-ons for these select departures include a stay at a luxury hotel or a luxury safari. Flights, transfers and shore excursions are included even in the most exclusive Silversea Cruises all-inclusive departures, making your holiday even more of a breeze. Most Silversea cruises are fly and cruise holidays from the UK, to destinations around the world, including fabulous itineraries to Africa, South America, Alaska and even grand transatlantic cruises. You can visit off-the-beaten track destinations, the glamorous ports of the French Riviera or the stunning beaches of the Caribbean.
For the ultimate in rest and relaxation, look no further than the spa available during a Silversea cruise. With services including body massage, facials, a beauty salon, trained stylists and medi-spa treatments, there's no excuse to not lay back, be pampered and let your everyday stresses float away.
If you prefer to stay active, there is also a fitness centre with all the equipment and technology needed for the perfect workout, while the personal trainers are happy to provide individual sessions at an additional charge.
When you're not relaxing by the pool, browsing the boutiques or enjoying the onboard library, Silversea also provides enriching activities to help you get the most out of your cruise. Thanks to onboard lectures from a team of experts in relevant fields, guests have the unique opportunity to learn more about each destination, meaning they can really immerse themselves in the culture and history of the ports of call.
When you travel with Silversea, onboard luxury will enhanced with innovative technology. From Muster 2.0, a virtual safety drill, to digital keys, online check in and more, everything you need will be at the tip of your fingers.
Apart from at the beauty salon and spa treatments, all gratuities are included in the price of your fare, meaning that you'll never find any unexpected charges and the high-quality, attentive service throughout your cruise comes as standard.
Seven night cruise from Barcelona to Rome (April-May 2019). This was our first cruise with Silversea and we were very impressed. Our transfer from the airport was good and embarkation (and disembarkation) was well organised. Silversea are at the expensive end of the market but what you get for this is a modern, luxurious ship with relatively few guests that consequently feels very spacious and uncrowded. Most importantly, you get highly professional staff with an almost one-to-one staff to guest ratio. Our Veranda Suite cabin (770) was excellent, with a large bath and a separate, reasonably large shower, which was the perfect combination for us. There was also a walk-in wardrobe, a comfortable sitting area and a decent-sized veranda. We have had 'butlers' on other cruises but our Silversea butler was actually really useful. We ate at both open dining restaurants, Indochine and Atlantide, and particularly liked the former. We also dined at La Terraza (plus all breakfasts and most lunches) and alfresco at The Grill and Spaccanapoli; they were all different and were all very good. Our only additional costs were spa treatments (relatively expensive but excellent) and shore excursions. Like on most other cruises, excursions can be expensive but in all the ports we visited it was also easy to go ashore independently. Overall, no matter how good the cruise infrastructure is, and on Silversea it was very good, it's the staff who make you want to come back, and we did, and we will.
As usual the service is amazing and everyone caring and friendly. HOWEVER We did not like the new restaurants concept. The menus never changed and not all of the restaurants were our taste. The afternoon tea has been stopped and a cafe installed which is not big enough ie people not able to get a chair and certain foods are only available at certain times. Cakes and biscuits not available at all until about 4.0pm. There are a lot of bottles which are taken out to have boiling water poured onto for soup and lots of glass jars which no one seemed to have. That was so disappointing. The cabin was very noisy and it seemed that the cabins were not quite attached in the refit. Ours was extremely noisy, creaking and vibrating. To be fair, we were treated with respect and listened to and we were moved but there was no way I could sleep even with ear plugs. If you put this on cruise critic it would look bad and Silversea do not deserve a poor report when we think of all the other holidays we have had with them. We met 4 couples who have not travelled with them before and no one is coming back. I dont think I want to travel with Spirit again but who knows. Elaine
The services onboard ship were excellent as were the staff. They were extremely helpful including helping contact shore based services to resolve issues. Being in a suite at the front of the ship meant early morning disruption with the noise of side thrusters and especially with deployment of the anchors. However I suspect this was a ship wide problem just more pronounced at the front. The food quality and choices were very good and varied. The wines were also good but if not to personal taste an alternative was always available. The entertainment was probably the best we have experienced but the shows were for a fairly limited time starting at 10.00pm, perhaps slightly earlier would have been better for us but they have to allow for late diners. My wife has a garlic allergy, this was notified before departure and her meals, order the night before, were prepared without garlic with no fuss. Overall a great on board experience.
My husband and I are seasoned travelers, having cruised to Antartica, Galapagos, Tahiti, Vietnam, Greece and Russia and many other destinations. In our thirty or more cruises, we have expereinced all inclusive trips on Silverseas' competitors. Mostly, we have been pleased with trips and generally pleased with our recent cruise on Silver Explorer with the exception of our accommodations. We started with the least expensive cabin on the 3rd deck. This cabin is in the bow of the ship. There was a noise equivalent to a jack hammer at 30 second intervals triggered by the rising and falling of the rolling bow. After not sleeping the first night, we asked for a change of cabin. This seemed like a reasonable request since the ship was only half full. After an entire day of talking with the management, we were required to pay for an upgrade to the bow of the 4th deck. This cabin was only a little less noisy. We found Silversea's mangagement to be disinterested in our situation. Service was very good on the ship. Due to the small number of passengers, we were treated very well by the ship's staff, if not by the company. The Naturalists are well trained and were professional in their presentations. The shore excursions were average, certainly not up to par with Paul Gauguin or AmaWaterways. Dining options were felxible and convenient. You could choose to dine alone or with others and anytime during a two hour period. The food was fresh and well presented. Overall, the ship has benefits in terms of the all inclusive package but beware of booking a cabin in the bow of this ship, especially on the 3rd deck.