With a stunning fleet of eight cruise ships, Silversea Cruises takes guests on all-inclusive voyages to all seven continents. The traditional fleet encompasses five ships accommodating 296 to 540 passengers, while the three expedition ships explore more off-the-beaten-path regions. Demand is growing for luxury adventure cruises, and Silversea is renovating the Silver Cloud and will move it into the expedition fleet in November 2017, a few months after the highly anticipated, 596-guest Silver Muse enters service.
What We Love
Amazing Spas: Silversea spas are roomy, relaxing enclaves with excellent service not always found at sea. Silver Spirit’s massive spa includes a ceramic-tiled thermal suite with heated lounge chairs and a private hammam chamber for Turkish baths.
Great In-Room Choices: The line gives you what you need for a good night’s sleep: hard or soft mattress, nine pillow choices, and a single-malt nightcap. The butler also stocks your in-suite minibar with whatever you like to sip. And in the morning, you can order Vitamix smoothies, eggs Benedict, or a bacon-and-spinach soufflé from the room service menu.
Best Known For
All-Inclusive Rates: Everything’s included, except for a $40 cover charge at Le Champagne, the 24-seat restaurant that gilds dishes with osetra caviar, foie gras, and edible gold leaf.
Fabulous Destinations: A truly global line, Silversea ships are sized right to slip into smaller, less-visited ports of call.
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Who It's Best For
Sophisticated Travelers: Yes, Silversea is a pricey vacation, but the inclusive rates offer value and access to English-trained butlers.
Don't Say We Didn't Warn You
You'll Find Simple Entertainment: This isn’t the line for you if you want nonstop song-and-dance numbers. Don't expect flashy musical revues or Broadway shows. The evening performances consist of low-key live music or a DJ for dancing.
Theresa Norton Masek is a Chicago-based contributor to ShermansCruise and a longtime cruise writer.