10 reasons to choose Silversea cruises
Whether you’re a cruise veteran or new to cruising, Silversea cruises are known the world over for their exceptional service and incredible luxury. Sailing to over 900 destinations across the globe, Silversea offers curated adventures to all seven continents and an experience you’ll never forget. Named the Best Small Ship Cruise Line for 12 years by Condé Nast Traveller, read on to discover what makes Silversea stand out from the crowd.
24-hour gourmet dining
Feeling peckish in the small hours? No problem. Silversea cruises offer around-the-clock gourmet dining, so whether it’s a bedtime cookie or something more substantial you seek, you can expect to be catered for, 24 hours a day. Exceptional food lies at the heart of the Silversea experience, so you can eat like a king or queen in a whole host of different settings, whether it’s white-gloved service, or a more relaxed dining experience. From fine French cuisine to delicious Asian delicacies, Italian family-style meals, to succulent prime-rib steaks and grills, the hardest decision will be deciding what to try next.
Your own chauffeur
On a Silversea cruise, expect to feel like royalty before you’ve even left your home. As part of its five-star service, Silversea was the first ultra-luxury cruise line to offer guests private executive transfers as standard, having entered into collaboration with Blacklane, the global chauffeur service. Silversea guests have the option of being collected from their home in a private chauffeured vehicle and transferred up to 50 miles to their local airport or directly to the ship. The same stellar service is also available on your return journey, making that transition back to reality that little bit smoother.
Over 900 destinations to choose from
Discover the true meaning of adventure on a Silversea cruise. Travelling to more than 900 diverse destinations on all seven continents, a Silversea cruise is the ultimate way to discover the world in luxury. Sail around the tip of Cape Town, along the oil-rich sheikdoms of the Middle East, past the iconic Sydney Harbour and through breathtaking Chilean fjords. And if you fancy something a bit more off the beaten track, Silversea’s expedition cruises travel to some of the world’s most pristine and remote places, from the unforgettable Galápagos Islands to the icy wilds of Antarctica.
A complimentary shore excursion each day
Look beyond life onboard with a complimentary shore excursion each day. Enjoy a range of unique, fascinating and fun experiences in every port of call and get to the heart of the action without waiting in line. Whether you want to snorkel through coral reefs, experience a train journey to Moscow or a guided tour of Ephesus, the knowledgeable staff at Silversea have designed and curated the most memorable shore excursions for you to enjoy. Discover local culture, history, flavours – and for budding Marco Pierre White’s, consider a S.A.L.T. shore excursion on select cruises, complete with culinary experts helping you get to the heart of local cuisine.
Hugh says: “Myself and Ben have tried and tested many luxury cruises around the world. We can talk to you about a Silversea cruise and the destinations and routes to choose from. We also specialise in LGBTQ+ travel advice for guests who want that extra knowledge and security.”
Ben says: “If you’ve never considered a cruise, prepare for Silversea to smash your expectations and deliver luxury and service in spades. Silversea cruises offer some of the most luxurious liners in the world.”
Butler service in every suite
Silversea cruises are unique in that they offer around-the-clock, dedicated butler service in all cabins. Cast aside any ideas of stuffy formality, however – Silversea butlers are there to take your trip from good to great. No task is too big or small, whether they’re unpacking your suitcase upon arrival, pouring you a glass of bubbly after a busy day or drawing you a scented bath before an evening’s entertainment. Expect your cabin to remain in pristine condition throughout your trip, your laundry to be serviced and your shoes shined… service here really is the best at sea.
Forget the cheesy cabaret shows that were once synonymous with cruise entertainment. On a Silversea cruise, expect to be utterly transported by performers, artists and creatives of the highest calibre, leaving you with incredible memories, moments and chills. From Broadway-style productions to classical soloists, opera and comedy, prepare to be astounded, moved and entertained. Feeling lucky? Roll the dice in the onboard casino. Whirl around the floor with the help of professional dancers or simply sip a cocktail or cognac in one of the many bars and lounges onboard, meet new friends and enjoy the view.
In addition to offering one of the highest space-per-guest ratios of any luxury cruise operator, all cabins offer ocean-view views, many with a private teak veranda. Whether you’re starting the day with a strong coffee or watching the sunset with a glass of something sparkling, gazing at the big blue beyond from the comfy confines of your own suite is an absolute treat. Guests in larger suites can also accommodate cocktail parties, all arranged and organised with the help of your own personal butler. Share the view, and a drink, with some new acquaintances for a unique and bespoke experience you won’t forget.
While many cruise companies claim to be all-inclusive, very few actually are. Silversea cruises are the pioneers of all-inclusive cruising, meaning you won’t find any unwelcome surprises on a Silversea experience. From 24-hour room service to butler service, world-class dining, beverages, entertainment and accommodation are all included in your package. Your rate also includes tourist or “occupancy” taxes, plus all gratuities, meaning you can focus your energies on the job at hand: having fun.
Intimate luxury liners
While some cruise operators routinely have more than 5,000 guests, you can expect a much more intimate experience on a Silversea cruise. Silversea ships range in size from 51 to 364 suites, meaning you won’t feel as if you’re navigating a small city during your downtime. Despite their more diminutive size, Silversea liners offer world-class dining, entertainment and service, with staff who pride themselves on the personal touch. And with a staff-to-guest ratio of nearly 1:1, you’ll find your every need accounted for. A smaller ship also means a greater chance of building new connections with your fellow passengers – and bumping into them again!
Silversea is consistently recognised for their outstanding levels of service, itineraries, suites and excursions. Named Best Small Ship Cruise Line for 12 years by Condé Nast Traveller, Silversea’s list of accolades continues to grow and is one of the longest in the industry. Travel Weekly named Silversea the Best Luxury Cruise Company in 2022, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2004, 2003, while Travel and Leisure US has named Silversea the World’s Best Small Ship Cruise Line for seven years. Other travel organisations that have commended Silversea include the World Travel Awards, TTG Media, SPAA Awards, World of Cruising Wave Awards and more.