Silversea Cruises: sail the seven seas
Stellar service, fine dining, all-inclusive amenities and adventurous itineraries are hallmarks of a Silversea cruise. Their intimate ships are like boutique hotels, with a casual yet upscale vibe that is perfect for holiday relaxation. Small enough to visit places off the beaten track, yet large enough to offer fantastic facilities and hospitality, a Silversea vessel is the ideal getaway. Their specialised expedition ships add another dimension to what the line can offer, sailing unique itineraries to the ends of the earth. ... Read more
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Out-of-pocket expenses are few on a Silversea cruise - the hallmark of a luxury line is never having to open your wallet! Gratuities and beverages are included, along with 24-hour room service and shuttle transports into the town centre of each port. On the expeditions-style cruises, land tours and those by zodiac inflatable boat are part and parcel of the cruise package.
The Silversea fleet
With a grand total of eight vessels, the Silversea flotilla covers most corners of our globe! They are all intimate ships of varying sizes, ranging from those carrying 120 passengers to those which can take just over 500. The fleet can be divided into two groups:
- Main fleet: Consisting of the Silver Muse, Silver Wind, Silver Shadow, Silver Whisper and Silver Spirit, this group of vessels carry passengers to amazing locations in major comfort. They boast all-suite accommodation and each is unique while still adhering to the signature Silversea style.
- Expedition fleet: This includes four hardy vessels: The Silver Discoverer, Silver Explorer, Silver Cloud and Silver Galapagos. Recognisable by their dark hulls, this trio reach the most remote places - Antarctica, the Galapagos Islands, Alaska and more. They are equipped with zodiac expedition boats and other necessary gear to facilitate unforgettable adventures in spectacular locations.
Silversea entertainment and activities
While most of the action takes place off the ship and in the elements, there is plenty to do while safely ensconced onboard. The options vary widely between each individual ship, but all have a focus on enrichment - be it culinary and wine workshops, guest speakers on a range of topics, destination-focused seminars or a few games of bridge. The line also offers frequent themed voyages so you can enjoy the focus on your special area of interest.
Most Silversea ships also have pools, fitness centres, plush libraries and many more cruise ship classics. Families take note - although kids are welcome, there are no programs for them so the entertainment may not be suitable.
Destinations for Silversea cruises
It's no surprise that Silversea can take you to all seven continents! Africa, Antarctica, Europe, Asia, both of the Americas and Australasia are all on the list and waiting to be explored, and included are some places you won't find on the roster of mainstream lines: the Russian Far East, the Galapagos and the Arctic to name a few.
Eating and drinking
Dining is quite the experience with Silversea. Their main dining room on each ship is called The Restaurant, serving up nothing short of gastronomic excellence. Other casual options and specialty venues differ across the fleet, but you can be assured your tastebuds will be satisfied - poolside grills and breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea in the comfortable Discoverer Lounge are just the start. If socialising isn't what you fancy on any particular night, you can always opt for in-suite dining.
Beverages both in your daily replenished minibar and in bars throughout the ship are complimentary, as are the wines poured with lunch and dinner. This includes specialty coffees for a pick-me-up!
Spacious suites and personal butler service are hallmarks of every category of accommodation on a Silversea cruise. All suites offer an ocean view, and many have a private balcony. All guests are treated like royalty, right down to a choice of nine different types of pillow!
Search out a Silversea deal
You're in the right place to begin your Silversea adventure. Here you'll find all of the options for itineraries from the fleet, with the local cruises at the top for easy Aussie perusing. If you'd like to look at other options, head to the homepage to find a cruise.
If you wish to, you can have a look at every ship's itinerary by clicking on the links below: