Silversea Cruises presents sumptuous ocean-view suites and the luxurious freedom of an all-inclusive lifestyle. Distinctive European styling is reflected in every detail, from uncompromising service to exquisite gourmet dining. Intimate spaces and well-travelled, international guests foster a convivial onboard ambience. And in each fascinating destination, Silversea provides access to exclusive explorations and uniquely enriching cultural connections.
While most cruise ships keep getting bigger and bigger, there is something uniquely satisfying about Silversea’s smaller ships. The intimacy. The close-knit camaraderie. The excitement of exploring secluded, rarely seen harbours where true adventure lies. That is why Silversea Cruises continues to sail against the trends with intimate ships that offer not only a richly abundant and highly personalised onboard experience, but also a meaningful and life-enriching travel experience for their guests.
A passion for perfection
The Ultimate Definition of Gracious Hospitality. Silversea’s service is simply the world’s best. It is a philosophy, an attitude complemented by a distinctive European style and inherent in all that we do. Achieving perfection is driven by our desire to please. To see you smile. It begins the moment you step aboard with a warm welcome and a flute of champagne, and follows throughout your voyage with an unspoken anticipation of your needs. Sailing on Silversea’s intimate ships is like visiting a friend’s home, you are greeted by name and your personal preferences are always remembered. On no other ship will you experience such caring personnel, never expecting or seeking tips. A crew-to-passenger ratio of 1 to 1.34 provides a level of attentive yet unobtrusive service unmatched by anything on the high seas.
Exploring The World Aboard the Ships of Silversea
Discover the pleasures of exploring the world aboard the ships of Silversea. With Silversea enjoy large-ship amenities aboard its six intimate, all-suite vessels – Silver Cloud, Silver Wind, Silver Shadow, Silver Whisper, Silver Spirit and Silver Explorer. Renowned for extraordinary worldwide voyages – to the Mediterranean, Baltic, Africa, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, South Pacific, Alaska, South America, Caribbean, Panama Canal, New England – Silversea will take you there in intimate, all-inclusive ships. Silversea is a luxury cruise line that offers unparalleled service and superlative comfort. When cruising Silversea, expect:
- Intimate, elegant ships – extraordinary space per guest ratio
- Superlative service – nearly one crew member for every guest
- Luxury suites that can be personalised with optional amenities of the finest comforts
- All suites are ocean-view; over 85% with private verandas
- Butler service for all ships, all guests
- Open-seating in The Restaurant – no assigned time, no assigned table
- Alternative dining options – multiple venues
- Gourmet menus by Relais & Châteaux
- Sophisticated entertainment from live music to production shows
- Enrichment lecturers, acclaimed chefs and destination consultants
Dining on Board
Silversea features a variety of dining options on board including a main dining room (The Restaurant), indoor/outdoor cafe (Terrace Cafe), a Poolside Grille (on Silver Shadow and Silver Whisper), Saletta (Silver Cloud and Silver Wind), Le Champagne (Silver Shadow and Silver Whisper), plus 24-hour in-suite dining.
- Main Restaurant
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served with an open-seating arrangement. You may dine when, where and with whom you wish. On select nights, an orchestra provides music for dancing. The menu features classical and modern French cuisine with international flair, complemented by La Collection du Monde, signature dishes created exclusively for Silversea in partnership with Relais & Chatéaux – Relais Gourmands. On designated Culinary Cruises, internationally recognised guest chefs, including Relais & Chatéaux member chefs, will be aboard to share their culinary artistry. A CruiseLite menu is also available from The Restaurant.
- Terrace Cafe
This indoor/outdoor restaurant offers casual surroundings for breakfast or lunch. On most evenings during your cruise, the Terrace Cafe will offer alternative dining, featuring cuisines of the world. Special evenings will be listed in the Silversea Chronicles, the ship’s daily newsletter. Advance reservations may be made on board ship.
- Saletta and Le Champagne
Relish an incomparable new dining experience. Saletta aboard Silver Cloud and Silver Wind and Le Champagne aboard Silver Shadow and Silver Whisper feature the gastronomic creations of Joachim Koerper, chef-owner of Spain’s Relais & Chatéaux – Relais Gourmands, Michelin Two-Star Restaurant Girasol. Guests will dine in an intimate atmosphere while savouring Chef Koerper’s internationally renowned selections. A hallmark is the thoughtful pairing of select wines with each creation. Our Head Sommelier will be pleased to recommend many outstanding vintages. To make your dining experience both a memorable and exclusive culinary exploration, only for-purchase beverage selections may be made on board ship. The exceptional ambience of Saletta and Le Champagne may also be reserved for private dinner parties at an additional charge. Private arrangements include welcome aperitif and hors d’oeuvres, plus a special six-course menu with paired wines. Advance booking is required as space is limited. Please consult your travel agent for all details and pricing.
- Poolside Grille
This casual grille on Silver Shadow and Silver Whisper offers poolside dining for lunch. A range of American lunch favourites are prepared and served to your liking. +24-Hour In-Suite Dining You may order from our in-suite service menu 24 hours a day. Items from The Restaurant menu can also be served in your suite during regular dining hours at your suite during regular dining hours at your request, and course-by-course, if you desire.
- Special Dietary Requirements
If you have special dietary requirements, Silversea will make every attempt to accommodate your requests. Please have your travel agent advise us of your needs on the Guest Information Form at least 75 days prior to sailing. Notification should be sent to Silversea’s Special Services Department.
- Dress Code
Shipboard attire ranges from casual to formal. Casual resort wear is appropriate for daytime aboard ship or ashore and consists of standard sports outfits as worn at resorts. Shoes should be flat or low-heeled for deck activities. Evening attire falls into three categories: casual, informal and formal. On casual evenings, open neck shirts, slacks and sports outfits are appropriate. On informal evenings, ladies usually wear dresses or suits, men wear jackets (tie optional). Appropriate formal evening wear for women is an evening gown or cocktail dress; men wear tuxedos, dinner jackets or dark suits. Sailings of 8 days or less typically feature 2 formal nights, while longer cruises usually have 3 or 4 formal nights. Details will be provided in your Shore Excursions book.
- Beauty Salon / Hair Styling Services
Beauty salon and hair styling services are available, including manicures and pedicures. Appointments for these chargeable services may be made on board the ship.
- Bon Voyage Parties
Please have your travel agent contact Silversea’s Special Services Department if you would like to make arrangements for a Bon Voyage Party and/or to have visitors board the vessel at your embarkation port. Requests must be made in writing no later than 14 days prior to departure. For security reasons, visitors for embarkation day must be pre-registered with Silversea. For visitors during the cruise other than embarkation day, our guests can make arrangements on board. Silversea may limit the number of visitors permitted on board and this policy is subject to change without notification.
The boutiques on all ships in the fleet feature a selection of designer jewellery, fashions, perfumes and Silversea logo items. Shops are closed while in port and on occasion due to local government regulations. Toiletries and convenience items are also available for purchase.
- Casino Gaming
Roulette, blackjack and slot machines are available in the Casino for guests 18 years or older. Cash advances on your credit card may be arranged in The Casino. The Casino may be closed on occasion due to local government regulations.
- Entertainment and Enrichment
Aboard each ship, guests will find a wide selection of stellar entertainment ranging from energetic production shows, classical music concerts and theatrical plays in The Show Lounge; intimate piano recitals, jazz and cabaret in The Bar; and local performers and folkloric shows that truly complement the wines, cuisine and cultures experienced on your voyage. Every evening The Bar and The Panorama Lounge offer dancing to a range of live musical styles for every taste, from ballroom and dinner dancing to rock and roll favourites and club mixes. Moonlight Movies on deck are also offered on select evenings. Every Silversea cruise features regionally specific lectures by noted historians, ambassadors, state leaders, authors and geographers – all experts and each sharing special insights into areas of the world they know intimately. Guest chefs and wine experts also join special Culinary and Wine Series Cruises.
- Library and Movie Centre
Each ship features an onboard library with an extensive selection of books and movies which can be viewed on your in-suite VCR. The onboard in-suite video system is in the PAL format. NTSC (USA) video cassettes can be accommodated aboard Silver Shadow and Silver Whisper. DVD players and a selection of titles are also available aboard Silver Cloud.
Relax, rejuvenate and renew all your senses with a visit to the Mandara Spa, voted World’s Best Spa at Sea. Indulge in a wide range of invigorating, centuries-old Balinese therapies including: Elemis Aromaspa Ocean Wrap, Hot Lava Rock Massage and Elemis Japanese Silk Booster Facial. Reservations for these chargeable services are recommended and must be made on board.
- Fitness Centre
Each ship features a swimming pool, two whirlpools, a fitness centre with state-of-the-art equipment, male and female saunas and steam rooms. Aerobics, yoga, Pilates and circuit training are available through the onboard fitness instruction and personalized fitness sessions to fit your needs are also available at an additional charge.
- Internet Access / Communication
Computers, email and Internet access are available on all ships. You will be assigned a personal e-mail address prior to sailing so you can share it with friends and family. Email and Internet may be accessed at the Internet Point on board. Telefax reception is complimentary; ship-to-shore phone calls and fax transmissions are available at an additional charge. Charges apply and rates are subject to change without notice.
All gratuities aboard ship are included in your fare; none are expected.
- Laundry / Valet Services
Complete valet services, including laundry, pressing and dry cleaning, are available at an additional charge and may be arranged through your suite stewardess. Self-service laundry facilities are also available.
- Medical Services
Each of our vessels is equipped with a Medical Centre and is customarily staffed by a doctor and nurse on 24-hour call when at sea. When docked, supplementary emergency care may also be obtained through local medical facilities. Guests may be charged for medical services and for medications used for their medical treatment. The Medical Centre is not intended or designed to provide ongoing treatment of pre-existing conditions or for extended critical care, and Silversea Cruises Ltd. is not responsible for the diagnosis, treatment or services furnished by shipboard medical personnel. Guests requiring oxygen concentrator on board. Guests wishing to bring their own portable oxygen tanks must obtain prior written authorization from Silversea, as restrictions may apply.
- Special Occasions at Sea
If you are celebrating a birthday, anniversary, honeymoon or other special occasion during your cruise, we will be happy to celebrate the event with you. Please have your travel agent advise us of such occasions at least four weeks prior to departure. Notification should be sent to Silversea’s Special Services Department.