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Silversea Cruises

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Exterior shot of Silver Moon during the ship's sea trials

About Silversea Cruises

Silversea offers ultra-luxurious all-inclusive cruises that include unlimited beverages and gratuities. Five ships in its fleet sail traditional luxury ocean cruise itineraries while the remaining four are earmarked for expedition journeys to remote regions of the world. Stellar service and butlers for everyone are hallmarks of both types of experiences.

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Silver Shadow

11 Night
South Pacific Cruise

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Silver Spirit

12 Night
Europe - Northern Cruise

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Silver Shadow

22 Night
South Pacific Cruise

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Silver Nova

18 Night
Transoceanic Cruise

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AmaWaterways

18 Night
Far East Cruise

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16 Night
World Cruise

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10 Night
Canada Cruise

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7 Night
Alaska Cruise

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8 Night
Mediterranean Cruise

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12 Night
Canada Cruise

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13 Night
Mediterranean Cruise

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Cruise Critic Favorite

20 Night
World Cruise

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9 Night
Caribbean Cruise

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14 Night
Caribbean Cruise

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23 Night
Caribbean Cruise

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Silversea Cruises Tips, Activities, and Overview

Who goes on Silversea cruise ships?

Silversea caters to Baby Boomers, affluent and often retired, with the leisure and the resources to make Silversea their cruise line of choice. Silversea Expeditions also appeals to that demographic, as well as younger professionals with a desire for active cruising that includes posh cabins and stellar service alongside Zodiac expeditions, snorkeling excursions and in-port hikes. Shorter classic voyages also tend to draw younger passengers. About 60 percent of passengers onboard come from the Americas, the rest from international markets.

Do I have to dress up on a Silversea cruise?

Yes, if you are going on a classic cruise ship; no if you're sailing on a luxury expedition cruise. The classic ships divide evenings among casual resort wear, informal attire (for men, this means a jacket, tie optional, and women wear dresses or pantsuits) and formal nights when eveningwear for women is an evening gown or cocktail dress and men wear tuxedos, dinner jackets or dark suits, and a tie is required.

The dress code is more casual on the expedition vessels, and there are no formal nights.

Is everything free on Silversea cruises?

Silversea cruises are fairly inclusive, with the only extras being shore excursions (except on Silversea's expedition cruises on which they're included in the cruise price), shop purchases, spa and beauty treatments, and send-out laundry. Some specialty restaurants also cost extra (and caviar on the room service menu).

Cruise fares include gratuities, unlimited beverages (soft and alcoholic), internet access and round trip transportation into town in most ports. Most itineraries also include transfers to/from the ship, and some even include complimentary round trip economy airfare.

What are Silversea’s most popular activities?

Onboard, each Silversea cruise ship has a pool and hot tubs that see a lot of action, and the spa gets a lot of use, as well. Silversea cruisers also enjoy attending lectures on the culture and history of the destinations they visit, and like to spend time in the library. Evening shows, which range from opera-themed to swing-era classics, also draw a crowd. When in port, most Silversea cruisers opt for one of the line's many shore excursion offerings.

Expedition cruises bring cruisers together with experts to lead hiking, Zodiac, snorkeling, diving and other small group excursions.

Why go with Silversea?

  • All-suite, all-inclusive cruise line.
  • True luxury in suites, service, food and wine -- even in remote regions.
  • Itineraries blend exotic ports and mainstream locales.

Best for: Sophisticated international travelers who enjoy unusual destinations yet want a hint of traditional formality, complete with butler service

Not for: Young families and American-centric cruisers who like to be casual all the time

Silversea Cruises Cruiser Reviews

Room for improvey

The entertainment consists of quite a few movies shown in Venetian Lounge, that one could watch in one’s stateroom.One books and then it’s cancelled because no space.Read More
Elizabethbea

10+ Cruises

Age 69s

a disappointing cruise through Italy, Greece and Turkey

cruise director - low energy.Only heard from him at noon each day for a low energy, monotonal report.Read More
cruise afficiado

10+ Cruises

Age 74s

Definitely not a 5 star cruise. More 3 star

Our flight home was delayed so we missed our connecting flight.Then they downgraded us from business class to economy to get us home.Read More
Pieface52

6-10 Cruises

Age 71s

Nice new modern ship, with some growing pains (LONG review of TA 11/7-11/18/23)

Even though I had no commute and did not need to worry about a DUI, I simply could not comfortably consume so much food and wine at one three hour sitting and I hate to leave good food and wine standing . .For restaurant or event reservations, other than same day for some venues, one had to contact the butler during his on duty times, or call reception (pickup was fortunately usually quick by the hardworking, friendly and efficient reception staff who are much better than I remember from my last SS cruise).Read More
Catlover54

10+ Cruises

Age 69s

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