CRUISING WITH SILVERSEA
With true Italian passion for embracing the best that life has to offer, the Lefebvre family of Rome conceived of a pioneering company that would offer an experience of personal travel unrivalled in the world. Like most success stories, the idea was simple. Specially designed ships with renowned European style that would be as elegant and spacious as some of the finest hotels, as warm and inviting as gracious homes. The components would be customised and complimentary, providing for each guest's individual tastes.
Travel Weekly Globe Travel Awards 2011 Winner - Best Luxury Cruise Company
The name "Silversea" was chosen as it connotes quality and luxury, and captures the romance and sensations of the sea. What began as a truly original and innovative vision has since evolved into a sublime blend of sophisticated lifestyle, alluring worldwide destinations and international appeal — the signature elements that inspired the first Silversea voyage and have defined every voyage since. With similar passion, the Lefebvre family has established The Maruzza Lefebvre D'Ovidio Foundation, a charitable organisation supported by Silversea and dedicated to providing comprehensive palliative care services that embrace the lives of terminally ill patients and their families.
The unique blend of Italian heritage and European style combine to create exceptional ocean journeys with opportunities to explore remote ports-of-call from an intimate haven of incomparable luxury, each voyage a unique masterpiece. Discover genuine European expertise reflected in every detail, from the tranquil all-suite accommodation and uncompromising service to distinctive fine dining and a carefree all-inclusive philosophy.
Personal Butler Service – All Suites, All Silversea Cruise Ships
In every suite on every Silversea ship, the dedicated services of a professional butler are the crowning touch to Silversea's renowned, personalised service. Your journey becomes one of ultimate luxury with privileges that go beyond the expected.
Without even asking, your every wish seems magically to materialise before you, presented with a polished finesse that could only be attributed to the deft skill of a professional butler. Around the world and around the clock, your butler is available to pamper you with countless luxuries and delightful surprises.
Upon arrival you will be welcomed with chilled champagne, a selection of toiletries and a choice of goosedown, hypoallergenic, or therapeutic pillows. Your butler will explain the in-suite entertainment controls, unpack your luggage, hang clothing and set out personal items. Your preferred assortment of beverages will be chilled in your suite's refrigerator. Your butler will also discuss any special food preferences with the chef or maitre d' hotel, make onboard dinner reservations, and arrange your private fitness sessions.
Throughout your voyage your butler will:
- Ensure your suite is immaculate
- Suggest and serve breakfast orders
- Polish and condition your shoes
- Facilitate laundry and dry cleaning requests
- Replenish the in-suite bar and preferred beverages
- Refresh the ice bucket
- Turndown bedclothes nightly
- Prepare and pack your luggage
- Additional Services for Royal, Grand and Owner's Suite guests are available upon request:
- Coordination of shoreside activities with the Silver Shore Concierge
- Afternoon canapé service
- Shoreside dining reservations
- In-suite cocktail party planning
- Draw a scented whirlpool bath
SILVERSEA LIFE ONBOARD SHIP
Silversea Cruise Offers 6* Luxury All – Inclusive Value
- All Ocean View Suite Accommodation (Most with Private Balcony)
- Complimentary Beverages Served throughout the Ship
- In-Suite Beverage Cabinet Stocked with Sliversea's Compliments
- All Gratuities & Tips Included
- Complimentary Silversea Experience
- A Full Spectrum of Entertainment & Enrichment
- Complimentary Transportation into Town
The most expansive suites of their class at sea, each provides a panoramic view of ocean, shore and port, and an elegant ambience of unrivalled luxury
An extensive selection of fine wines, champagne, spirits, bottled water and soft drinks are yours to enjoy — all courtesy of Silversea
Besides the chilled bottle of champagne that awaits you, every suite features a beverage cabinet stocked with your preferred assortment of complimentary beverages
All onboard gratuities are included with Silversea cruises — none are ever expected
A shoreside event exclusively for Silversea guests on select voyages. Recent outings have included dinner in the desert in Namibia and a concert at the ruins of Ephesus
Production shows, classical concerts, and folkloric performances. Multi-tiered show lounge. Lectures by world affairs experts, renowned authors and destination specialists
Roundtrip transportation from the pier to the heart of town in most ports of call
Silversea's Cruise Portfolio of Enrichment
Discover fascinating worlds of culture, adventure, history, art and cuisine through a series of onboard events and shoreside experiences, many hosted by their expert Enrichment Specialists. Most Silversea voyages present regionally specific lectures by noted historians, ambassadors, state leaders, authors, and/or geographers – all experts and each sharing special insights into areas of the world they know intimately.
Silversea's Cruise Customized Shore Excursions
For guests wishing to craft their own shoreside agendas, Silversea's expert Shore Excursion professionals are available to assist with personalised planning, knowledgeable suggestions, and hassle-free coordination of all private, independent touring.
Fitness Centre & Wellness Program Onboard Silversea Cruise Ships
Each ship features a swimming pool, two whirlpools, a fitness centre with state-of-the-art equipment, men's and women's saunas and steam rooms. Aerobics, yoga, Pilates and circuit training are available through the onboard fitness trainer. Special classes, private fitness instruction and personalised fitness sessions are also available at an additional cost.
Library & Movie Centre Onboard Silversea Cruise Ships
Each ship features an onboard library with an extensive selection of books and movies which can be viewed on your in-suite DVD player. Silver Shadow and Silver Whisper also feature TV/VCR combinations in all suites.
Pool Deck Onboard Silversea Cruise Ships
Soak up the sun's warmth while lounging poolside. Bask in whirlpools with a refreshing drink. Do laps or join a spirited game of water volleyball in the heated pool. Awaken your senses and sense of well being in tranquil surroundings with a wide range of pampering therapies including facials, soothing body wraps and massages, plus a full-service beauty salon.
Boutiques Onboard Silversea Cruise Ships
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.
Beauty Salon/Hair Styling Services Onboard Silversea Cruise Ships
Beauty salon and hair styling services are available, including manicures and pedicures. Appointments for these chargeable services may be made onboard the ship, or in advance.
The Bar Onboard Silversea Cruise Ships
The live music, the dance floor beckoning, the cocktails and canapés, always complimentary.
The Show Lounge Onboard Silversea Cruise Ships
Enjoy a broad spectrum of entertainment — from full-scale production shows and classical soloists, to cultural entertainment and feature films.
The Casino Onboard Silversea Cruise Ships
The Casino offers three different live games: Blackjack, Oasis Poker and Roulette, plus a number of slot machine games including Video Poker. Join the friendly Casino staff as they host tournaments, jackpots, seminars and receptions. If you are a novice, go to the Champagne Reception, enjoy a glass of bubbly and learn all the games offered aboard. Even if you are an "old-hand" at the game — they have a number of tips and information that may surprise you.
Moonlight Movies Onboard Silversea Cruise Ships
Feature films shown in the open air on the Pool Deck
The Champagne Room (Silver Cloud and Silver Wind Cruise Ships)
Elegant, refined, an intimate wine room. The perfect venue to enjoy a selection of cigars, exceptional cognacs, fine armagnac, exquisite grappa, rare vintage ports and more.
Connoisseur's Corner, formerly The Humidor (Silver Shadow and Silver Whisper Cruise Ships)
An excellent assortment of Davidoff and Cuban cigars. Exceptional cognacs. Wood-panelled walls and sumptuous leather chairs. Dedicated ventilation. The good life indeed.
The Panorama Lounge Onboard Silversea Cruise Ships
The drinks complimentary, the music live and inviting. Offers dancing to a range of musical styles for every taste, from ballroom and dinner dancing to rock and roll favourites and the latest club mixes
SILVERSEA DRESS CODE: FORMAL
What to Wear Onboard Silversea Cruise Ships
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, trousers and sports outfits are appropriate
Formal Evenings Onboard Silversea Cruise Ships
Ladies usually wear dresses or trouser 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 eight days or less typically feature two formal nights, while longer cruises usually have three or four formal nights.
Informal Evenings Onboard Silversea Cruise Ships
Guests may choose casually elegant dress (dresses or suits for ladies, jacket, tie optional for gentlemen) for dining in the Terrace Café. Following dinner all guests are free to take advantage of any or all of the public spaces for both entertainment or cocktails and after-dinner drinks.
SILVERSEA CRUISE DINING OPTIONS
Italians are famous for the bounty of their tables and the sheer delight in sitting down to a meal with good company. Dishes to intrigue both the palate and the spirit. Created from the freshest ingredients. Substantial and delightful. Traditional and imaginative. Perfectly paired with superb wines and finished with desserts that bring a contented murmur of satisfaction. With never more than 382 like-minded international travellers and an open-seating policy of dining when, where and with whom you desire, you can be as private or congenial as you desire.
The Restaurant Onboard Silversea Cruise Ships
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 & Châteaux – Relais Gourmands. On designated Culinary Arts Voyages, internationally recognised guest chefs, including Relais & Châteaux member chefs, will be aboard to share their culinary artistry. A "CruiseLite" and low carb menu is also available from The Restaurant.
La Terazza Onboard Silversea Cruise Ships
The indoor/outdoor restaurant offers casual surroundings for breakfast or lunch. On most evenings during your cruise, Silversea 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.
24-Hour In-Suite Dining Onboard Silversea Cruise Ships
You may order from the 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 request, and course-by-course, if you desire.
CruiseLite Dining Onboard Silversea Cruise Ships
Alternate entrée options to cater to your personal lifestyle. As part of the Wellness Programme, they offer "CruiseLite" dining. There are mouthwatering, low carb selections offered every evening; as well as delectable entrees for vegetarians. Special requests can always be accommodated with advance notice.
Saletta Onboard Silver Cloud & Silver Wind and Le Champagne Onboard Silver Shadow & Silver Whisper
Relish an incomparable dining experience at Saletta and Le Champagne. Guests will dine in an intimate atmosphere while delighting in internationally renowned selections. A hallmark is the thoughtful pairing of select wines with each creation. The 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 selections from the Epicurian List will be offered. Advance reservations may be made on board ship. The exceptional ambience 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.
Le Pool Grille Onboard Silversea Cruise Ships
The casual grille offers poolside dining for lunch with a range of American lunch favourites are prepared and served to your liking.
SILVERSEA LOYALTY CLUB
When you complete your first Silversea voyage, you become part of the Venetian Society. Membership in the Venetian Society is automatic upon completion of your first voyage onboard any of the Silversea ships. You will then begin accruing Venetian Society cruise days and are eligible for a number of benefits and privileges:
- Onboard recognition and private parties
- 5% additional savings on select voyages
- Ship visitation privileges
- Receive The Venetian magazine whilst onboard
- Milestone Rewards
- After 100 Days, 5% additional savings and complimentary laundry service (excludes dry cleaning and "press only")
- After 250 Days, 10% additional savings
- After 350 Days, complimentary 7-day voyage in a Veranda Suite
- After 500 Days, complimentary 14-day voyage in a Veranda Suite
- After the 500-day milestone, receive a complimentary 7-day voyage for each 150 days sailed
When you sail with them 100 days or more, your loyalty is rewarded:
Silversea Cruise Friends of the Society Programme
Introduce your friends to Silversea and they will also enjoy special privileges and savings when you travel together. When your friends sail with you, as a sponsoring Venetian Society member, you will receive bonus rewards including a USD$250 Onboard Spending Credit per suite on designated Venetian Society voyages and the opportunity to earn double rewards days on all voyages. Certain restrictions may apply.
SILVERSEA THEMED CRUISESS
Worlds to Discover with Silversea's Portfolio of Enrichment
Discover fascinating worlds of culture, adventure, history, art and cuisine through a diverse collection of shoreside experiences and distinctive onboard events, many hosted by expert Enrichment Specialists. Discover dimensions well known and subtle — revealing the heart of a region in ways personal, authentic and unforgettable. Discover Silversea's Portfolio of Enrichment, and discover a world of experience, a world of elegance, a world of difference.
Wine Series Onboard Silversea Cruise Ships
On select Wine Series voyages, enjoy enlightening lectures, tastings of celebrated vintage blends and optional private tours to world-class wineries and cellars. An extensive selection of fine red and white wine pairings are suggested with lunch and dinner entrees, and are always complimentary.
Culinary Arts Series Onboard Silversea Cruise Ships
Join contemporary guest chefs as they share their most tantalising creations through special menus, demonstrations and interactive cooking classes. Escorted provisioning excursions to international markets will whet your appetite for a grand gourmet dinner, spotlighting the innovative and mouth watering specialities of the international guest chefs.
For the Active Adventurer Onboard Silversea Cruise Ships
Snorkelling in the Seychelles. Kayaking in Grand Cayman. Whitewater rafting in Chile. Exciting adventures await you on every voyage. Soar in a helicopter high above active volcanoes or glide over Luxor at dawn in a hot-air balloon. Bike through a lush Caribbean rainforest to a tranquil waterfall. Go four-wheeling across desert sands, horseback riding along Tuscany's picturesque coast, or play a round of golf at Dubai's famous greens. Sail alongside dolphins in a traditional Omani dhow, or board a Vietnamese junk as it traces a path through a wonderland of jade coloured islets rising from the sea. Relive adventures of bravery through tales of exploration and challenge.
For the Art Aficionado Onboard Silversea Cruise Ships
Silversea's devotion to encircling guests in a world rich with artistic experiences begins onboard with carefully crafted entertainment showcasing international celebrities as well as regional artists. Expert guest lecturers enrich the voyage destination by interpreting the cultural influences on the mediums of music, dance, painting, sculpture and more.
For the Cultural Connoisseur Onboard Silversea Cruise Ships
What makes a culture unique? What traditions do a nation's people celebrate and how do their beliefs differ from our own? Silversea's international itineraries attract guests and staff from across the globe, resulting in a uniquely cosmopolitan onboard atmosphere. A setting especially welcoming for the host of entertaining cultural specialists whose stories will enthral and delight as they reveal answers to questions of instinctive curiosity.
Gourmet Dining Onboard Silversea Cruise Ships
Silversea will entice your palate and send your tastebuds soaring as you travel from destination to destination. Flavours and aromas become as much a part of your experience as the sights you see and the cultures you encounter. Onboard, an exclusive array of epicurean delights is yours. Multiple intimate dining venues where superb cuisine is served with a sophisticated level of attentive service and an ever-changing ocean view. A new Relais & Châteaux cooking school. Special Culinary Arts Voyages and Wine Series Voyages hosted by contemporary guest chefs and international vintners. And Silver Shore excursions to Relais & Châteaux boutique properties where world-renowned chefs reveal their remarkable talents.
Silversea's Culinary Arts Voyages highlight the passion and talents of renowned international guest chefs, whilst guests aboard Wine Series Voyages will savour every moment of wine tastings surrounded by lush vineyards and followed by private tours of world-class wine cellars from Bordeaux, France to Brisbane, Australia and Montevideo, Uruguay.
For the History Enthusiast Onboard Silversea Cruise Ships
Excursions to Egypt's pyramids. Spain's Alhambra. Italy's Pompeii. The lost cities of Machu Picchu and Tikal. The ancient ruins of Ephesus, Leptis Magna, Cyrene and Palmyra. Silversea's destination specialists are experts at sparking your curiosity with legends and lore, fact and fiction, and mysteries still unsolved by time and technology. Their stories will place you in the shoes of the early explorers, then lead you ashore to discover for yourself the lasting treasures of our world's great civilisations. Revealing lesser-known details surrounding important sites from Vatican City to the Berlin Wall, the guest speakers' tales are enhanced by their own intriguing personal experiences.
Silversea has arranged special openings and private tours of the world's best museums — The Alexandria National Museum in Egypt, Russia's Hermitage and the open-air museums of Trogir in Croatia and Easter Island, Chile. Whilst a night at the ballet tops the must-do list of travellers aboard Silversea's summer voyages to Russia. From the rose-red city of Petra to Sydney's iconic Opera House. From the temples of Bagan to India's Taj Mahal. The wonders of the world's most famous architectural works come to life with fascinating detail, enhanced by the knowledgeable insight of a private Silversea guide.
For the Nature Lover Onboard Silversea Cruise Ships
Aboard Silversea's smaller ships, discover amazing landscapes and remarkable species of wildlife in remote corners of the world. Stark and silent Antarctic icebergs. Misty green Norwegian fjords. Wild Amazonian rainforests. Australia's vast Outback. Impossibly blue Chilean glaciers. Delight in personal encounters with elephants in Colombo, Madagascan lemurs, and penguins in Argentina. Intimately sized ships also mean intimate settings for small groups to examine the work of ecologists, environmentalists, and experienced naturalists. Unique and up-close experiences that are simply one-of-a-kind. Simply Silversea.
For the World Observer Onboard Silversea Cruise Ships
Ever changing. Always fascinating. Our world is shaped by complex and often contrasting cultures, religions and political affairs. Stay informed with complimentary satellite world news delivered daily to your suite, and consider destination focused current events and their varied historical influences through the watchful eyes of noted international authorities.
Silver Links Golf Voyages Onboard Silversea Cruise Ships
Select Silver Shadow and Silver Whisper itineraries indulge avid golfers with privileged access to world-class golf courses. These professionally guided, optional group excursions include VIP tee times, pull/power drive carts, caddies where available, green fees and transfers. Events onboard may include complimentary clinics, demonstrations, and putting contests. The Golf Professional also offers private lessons utilising the state-of-the-art "V1" digital coaching system. And since Silversea rents the finest Nike clubs – all you need to bring is your game. Independent golf outings may be arranged aboard any Silversea voyage.
Silversea Expedition Cruise Ships Silver Explorer, formerly known as Prince Albert II
Embark on a luxurious expedition to the best far-flung destinations in the world aboard Silver Explorer, a purpose-built expedition ship unlike any other. Designed specifically for navigating waters in some of the world's most remote destinations, including both of earth's polar regions, the 6,072-ton vessel boasts a strengthened hull with a Lloyd's Register ice-class notation (1A) for passenger ships. With eight Zodiac boats, her 132 privileged guests can visit even the most off-the-beaten path locations. Experience the thrill of a true expedition aboard Silver Explorer. Venture deep into regions where other vessels cannot go whilst enjoying a privileged lifestyle that is simply second-to-none.
Onboard, savour a convivial cosmopolitan ambience and many special amenities usually found only on larger ships, including a spacious Library with an Internet Café, boutique shopping, a full-service spa, beauty salon, fitness centre, sauna, live evening entertainment and two top-deck whirlpools. The Silver Explorer even features Connoisseur's Corner, formerly The Humidor, where connoisseurs can enjoy the finest cigars and cognacs — a diversion offered by no other expedition ship.
SILVERSEA GENERAL INFORMATION
Silversea Cruise Special Occasions
Bon Voyage Gifts With Silversea Cruises
Silversea offer a range of gifts that can be pre-ordered to help celebrate that special occasion. Why not send a bouquet of red roses, Godiva chocolates or a pair of travel binoculars to the cabin of the recipient? Or if you're unsure of exactly what to get, there is always the option of on-board credit which can be spent in whatever way they choose!
Silversea Tips & Gratuities
All onboard gratuities are included in the price of your Silversea cruise - none are ever expected
Silversea Cruising with Children
Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or other responsible adult over the age of 21. Silversea cannot accommodate infants under one year of age and reserves the right to limit the number of children under three years of age.