Silver Whisper Review

Silversea Cruises
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  • Overall Rating: 5.0-stars 5.0
  • Expert Rating:5.0-stars 5.0
  • Traveler Rating:4.0-stars 4.1
    • Couples: 4.0
    • Families w/ young children: N/A
    • Families w/ older children: 5.0
    • Singles/Friends: 4.0
    • Groups: N/A
  • Health Rating:
  • Price: $$$$
  • Year Built: 2001
  • Refurbished: 2010
  • Ship Size: S
  • Total Cabins: 194
  • Restaurants: 4
  • Pools: 1

How it Ranks: Silver Whisper ranks #1 out of 5 Silversea Cruises Cruise Ships based on an analysis of expert and user ratings, as well as health ratings.

Among Silversea's largest ships, Silver Whisper has a passenger capacity of 382. Built in 2001 and refurbished in 2010, Silver Whisper is within Silversea's "Millennium Class," sharing that moniker with its sister ship, Silver Shadow. Silver Whisper, like its sibling, offers a nearly 1-to-1 crew-to-passenger ratio, paving the way for a higher standard of service than some luxury competitors. For many cruisers, it was the crew members' efficiency and attention to detail that earned the ship high marks. Silver Whisper's all-suite accommodations, which occupy 287 to 1,435 square feet, are just as well-received. Cabins feature convertible twin-to-queen beds, Pratesi linens, full baths and separate showers and double-basin vanities. More than 80 percent of the suites also come with private teak balconies, a higher percentage than Silver Cloud. Aside from the well-appointed suites, Silver Whisper also features a diverse array of daytime activities, including enrichment courses, fitness classes and afternoon tea, not to mention several facilities, including a casino, spa and gym. Like its sister ship, Silver Whisper also touts four onboard restaurants, including Le Champagne. Though this specialty venue isn't included in your overall cruise rate, previous passengers say a meal at the Relais & Châteaux-affiliated outpost is a must. Round out a day at sea with a show at Viennese — the ship's performance theater — or at one of several cocktail lounges. 

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Silver Whisper Cabins

Silver Whisper offers a wide range of accommodation options. Browse cabins to find the stateroom that suits your needs.

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Silver Whisper Deck Plans

Silver Whisper contains 7 decks. Find out which features are available on each Silver Whisper deck.

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Disclaimers about ship ratings: A ship's Health Rating is based on vessel inspection scores published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). If a ship did not receive a CDC score within 22 months prior to the calculation of its Overall Rating, its Health Rating appears as N/A; in such a case, the ship's Overall Rating is calculated using the average Health Rating of all CDC-rated ships within the cruise line. All ship Traveler Ratings are based on ratings provided under license by Cruiseline.com.