Silversea Cruises

1,255 Reviews
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 Whisper
Silver Whisper

12 Night
South America Cruise

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Silver Spirit
Silver Spirit

15 Night
Africa Cruise

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Silver Spirit
Silver Spirit

14 Night
Europe - Northern Cruise

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Silver Ray
A rendering of Silversea's Silver Nova (Illustration: Silversea)

16 Night
South America Cruise

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12 Night
South America Cruise

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13 Night
Transoceanic Cruise

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22 Night
South Pacific Cruise

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16 Night
Far East Cruise

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18 Night
Transoceanic Cruise

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19 Night
South Pacific Cruise

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Transoceanic Cruise

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11 Night
Alaska Cruise

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Caribbean Cruise

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11 Night
South Pacific Cruise

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Alaska 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

A cruise product that is in desperate need of updating..There is such incredible potential!

A Dress code that no one seemed to like and even I refused to leave the cabin one night so that I didn't have to dress up.Entertainment, the production shows were so bad we walked out of 2 and never attended another one.Read More
jwsfun

many10+ Cruises

Age 63s

Disappointing and must downgrade it. Price cutting corners!

One guide on the second day advised us that the best burgers in South Africa was McDonald and in passing a petrol station was pointed out that these were used to fuel cars!There are two other docking areas in Richards Bay large enough to take the Silver Spirit but can only assume this was the cheapest option.Read More
Desmona

oneFirst Time Cruiser

Age 73s

Very disappointing

The itinerary took us to ports we’d never been before - Madagascar, Mauritius, Qatar, Abu Dhabi, Dubai - and we’d had such a wonderful experience on the Moon a year ago that we were looking forward to a repeat, which of course did not happen.My name was wrong on every single piece of paper, document, itinerary, or whatever that came our way throughout the cruise and no amount of begging at reception got it corrected.Read More
saramy

many10+ Cruises

Age 72s

Low budget

New York Strip Steak one fifth of an inch thick.Quite new, spaceous and well maintained.Read More
Perhedegaard

many10+ Cruises

Age 73s

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