In a world of multi-national conglomerates, Silversea Cruises is owned and operated by one family — the Lefebvres of Rome. This means genuine pride in ownership and a true Italian passion for embracing the best of life. And it also means a deep, personal commitment to maintain the high standards of cruise excellence that have been the cornerstone of Silversea from the very beginning.
The cruise line was born of a vision to create a whole new category of ultra-luxury cruising: smaller ships with an unmatched, all-inclusive lifestyle and the ability to slip into smaller, more exotic ports worldwide. Silversea launched Silver Cloud in 1994 and Silver Wind in 1995, followed by the slightly larger sister ships, Silver Shadow and Silver Whisper in 2000 and 2001; and in 2009, Silversea’s beautiful flagship Silver Spirit.
In 2008 the company introduced Silversea Expeditions and Silver Explorer, a purpose-built expedition ship that combines adventure cruising with Silversea’s signature lifestyle. A second expedition ship, Silver Galapagos, was launched in 2013, and Silver Discoverer in 2014. Today Silversea operates a fleet of eight ships and a cruise programme that encompasses all seven continents and over 800 destinations. With a capacity of just 100 to 540 guests, Silversea ships are small in comparison to mass-market vessels, yet inordinately spacious in feel and appearance thanks to their unexcelled space ratios. Exceptional service is also a distinction. All accommodations are spacious, ocean-view suites and most include butler service and private verandas.
With its Italian heritage and elegant European ambience, Silversea’s all inclusive cruises attracts a sophisticated audience of worldly travellers.
Silversea voyages and cruise expeditions sail to over 800 destinations on all seven continents, more than any other cruise line — large or small. Their itineraries include many ports with late-night and overnight departures providing you with more time to experience the local colours and cultures. For those who want to explore beyond the shore, an extensive collection of land adventures offer a convenient, seamless way to extend your travels.
All-Inclusive, Nothing Extra
Enjoy the ease, convenience and value of an all-inclusive cruise fare that includes almost all of your discretionary onboard expenses such as gratuities, room service, and both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages – those extra charges that can add up to so much more.
Global Flavours for Wordly Travellers
Renowned for culinary excellence and innovative spirit, Silversea’s luxury cruises offer a choice of open-seating dining options throughout the fleet, as well as several specialty venues aboard all non-expedition ships. In fact Silver Spirit has six restaurants to choose from; rather remarkable for a ship of her size. Daily changing menus present a wide range of offerings including Continental, vegetarian and CuislineLite™ selections, as well as regional specialities unique to the destination.
Your Suite is Your Sanctuary
Silversea’s suites offer one of the highest space-per-guest ratios of any luxury cruise accommodations. All of their suites feature ocean views, and many with a private teak veranda. That’s why every Silversea suite is indulgently spacious, and beautifully furnished. Freshen up in your Italian marble bathroom with a choice of luxury amenities to suit your personal taste.
Intimate Boutique Ships
Their 8 small luxury ships can show you the world in a far more personal, meaningful way. They can glide into small, secluded harbours not yet on the radar screen. Or transport you on an expedition to some of the most remote regions of the globe. Then return at night to the gracious hospitality that reflects their Italian heritage. The lavish amenities of your private sanctuary at sea. And the relaxed, friendly camaraderie in the lounges and open bars where faces quickly become familiar and conversation strikes a common chord.
Polished to Perfection
Silversea is passionate about service and profoundly committed to maintaining the highest standards. Service that is richly personalised, genuine and caring, where every wish, every need is discretely anticipated and promptly delivered. With the experienced, highly trained personnel of a top luxury cruise line and a staff to guest ratio of nearly one to one, service excellence is guaranteed aboard the ships of Silversea.