Silversea pioneered the ultra-luxury all-inclusive cruise nearly 30 years ago. It’s fleet of specially designed ships are thoughtfully designed, reflecting the Italian heritage of the founders. Providing more space, for fewer passengers, Silversea’s all-suite ships are uncompromisingly comfortable with service levels beyond what you would normally find in a five-star hotel.
As a result, Silversea travels to some of the world’s most spectacular destinations and has some of the best itineraries of any cruise line. They now travel to over 900 destinations across all seven continents – from iconic cities to remote islands, the tropical equator to the polar extremes.
Silversea isn’t just about classic ocean cruising, but also bringing some of that traditionally luxury cruising to Expedition cruising as well. Yes, you can travel around the Arctic, the Antarctic, and Galapagos in the same style you have become accustomed to with Silversea, complete with all the mod-cons you would expect from travelling somewhere more adventurous.
Silversea’s classic cruise concept offers you complete peace of mind with seamless convenience, with the special touches which are now the hallmark of the Silversea experience. Private executive transfers are standard, as well and included air travel (where that is applicable), shore excursions included at every port and a level of service onboard exceeding what you would find on land.
The ‘classic’ cruise experience can be enjoyed around the world – Northern Europe (with some departures possible from the UK), Mediterranean, Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Australasia and the Pacific, North and South America.
Carrying roughly no more than 600 passengers, you’ll be able to have the true small ship experience. That means that when you cruise on one of the more familiar itineraries, you’ll be able to get into the smaller, and sometimes more interesting ports such as Nafplion in Greece, Opatija in Croatia and the Faroe Islands.
All of Silversea’s ships a designed to give space to fewer, select travellers. Smaller ships mean you’re able to sail into places the large cruise lines can’t, meaning there are more interesting and unusual itineraries Silversea are able to offer.
They are not short on the usual creature comforts though, with many of the facilities you would expect on a cruise ship.
There is a butler with each and every suite onboard, and their service is legendary. The devoted, discreet and experienced Silversea onboard team take pride in playing a key role in your complete enjoyment of the journey.
When you’re on a Silversea cruise, you’ll stay in beautiful suites, all of which have an ocean view, and the vast majority with a balcony.
Our most popular are the Veranda suites, which inside and out are a generous size and come with all the Silversea signature features. There is a small sitting area, along with a generous-sized balcony – ideal for your in-suite dining.
Silversea’s gourmet excellence will always be a key part of your holiday. Their newest ships offer destination-focused restaurants, bars and experiences allowing you to enrich your travels with authentic local flavours and heritage.
The new S.A.L.T programme (Sea and Land Taste) is designed to showcase the destination’s cuisine, offering an immersive experience like no other.
An expedition with Silversea is like no other. It takes you to the most remote places on the planet, with the intimacy of being on the smallest ships in their fleet – some specifically designed expeditions, and some converted from their ‘classic’ fleet giving a crossover between traditional cruising and expeditions.
The whole ethos of expeditions is to immerse yourself in the culture, landscape, and habitat of the region enriched with help of experts who will be with you every step of the way.
Onboard, there are daily briefings, recaps and lectures presented by the Expedition team. They are all picked for their expertise in a variety of fields and their knowledge of the destination.
You can expect exactly the same level of quality cuisine onboard an expedition cruise as a classic one.
Each expedition cruise destination contains a rich heritage of local communities. From the lush rainforests of the equatorial Pacific to the polar extremes at the very edge of the world, the expedition ships travel to all seven continents.
A fleet of Zodiacs allows you to explore even the most off-the-beaten-track, go diving, or snorkelling or go on a kayak expedition. All designed to offer the best opportunities to see nature in its best light possible.