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Cruising with Silversea

Silversea Cruises has built a reputation for exclusivity and exemplary service, with staples like spacious suites, diverse onboard activities and gourmet cuisine. The line's nine small luxury ships – carrying between 100 and 596 guests – foster an intimate experience, with nearly one crew member for every passenger.

These small-scale vessels can sail to remote ports in more than 900 destinations across the globe, enabling you to choose unique excursions like a guided tour of Ephesus or a train journey to Moscow. Silversea Cruises can last anywhere from three to 133 days, with 2019 itineraries covering Europe, South America, the Caribbean and more.

During your voyage, you'll be able to soak up the scenery from your suite, since all of Silversea's accommodations offer ocean views. You'll find plenty of amenities on board as well, such as fitness centers, pools, theaters, spas and casinos. Also be sure to take advantage of enrichment programs, which feature guest lecture series from expert onboard guides.

Plus, with Silversea's flexible dining schedule (which allows you to eat whenever and with whomever) you can to cater meals to your preferences. The ship’s upscale dining options include the Relais & Châteaux-affiliated La Dame. 

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Silversea Cruises has built a reputation for exclusivity and exemplary service, with staples like spacious suites, diverse onboard activities and gourmet cuisine. The line's nine small luxury ships – carrying between 100 and 596 guests – foster an intimate experience, with nearly one crew member for every passenger.

These small-scale vessels can sail to remote ports in more than 900 destinations across the globe, enabling you to choose unique excursions like a guided tour of Ephesus or a train journey to Moscow. Silversea Cruises can last anywhere from three to 133 days, with 2019 itineraries covering Europe, South America, the Caribbean and more.

During your voyage, you'll be able to soak up the scenery from your suite, since all of Silversea's accommodations offer ocean views. You'll find plenty of amenities on board as well, such as fitness centers, pools, theaters, spas and casinos. Also be sure to take advantage of enrichment programs, which feature guest lecture series from expert onboard guides.

Plus, with Silversea's flexible dining schedule (which allows you to eat whenever and with whomever) you can to cater meals to your preferences. The ship’s upscale dining options include the Relais & Châteaux-affiliated La Dame. 

Pros & Cons

  • Smaller ships sail to off-the-beaten-path destinations

  • All-suite accommodations offer ocean views for every passenger

  • Main restaurant offers open seating – no assigned seats or dining times

  • No activities available for children or teens

  • Cruise fares are pricey year-round

  • Not all onboard restaurants are included in cruise fare

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  • 3.9Traveler Rating »
  • 4.0Health Rating »

Rankings

Silversea Cruises has been ranked based on an expert evaluation of the line's level of luxury, as well as an assessment of user reviews and health ratings.

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Silver Muse
Silversea's largest ship to date, Silver Muse, is the line's newest flagship (it debuted in April 2017). Muse offers nearly a 1-to-1 crew-to-guest ratio, with 411 crew members and space for 596 passengers. Among the ship's standout ...
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On Board

On Silversea, you can expect to find affluent travelers – including solo cruisers, couples and groups – who are willing to pay for an extravagant vacation. With smaller, sleeker ships that offer activities like bridge gaming and wine-themed voyages, Silversea particularly caters to the 50-plus crowd.
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On Shore

With an emphasis on personalized cruising, Silversea has a dedicated Silver Shore Concierge to help you find shore excursions that meet your interests. Excursions are divided by activity level and atmosphere into two categories: Silver Shore Collection (unique, exclusive excursions, like flightseeing tours with private luncheons) and Silver Shore Excursions (guided small group tours). You'll be able to choose from...
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Before You Book

  • A 25 percent deposit is required within seven days of booking. Final payment is due 120 days before your cruise departure date. For bookings made 30 days prior to departure, final payments must be received within 48 hours of booking.
  • A $200 administrative fee will be charged if you cancel more than 120 days prior departure. Additional cancellation fees apply and vary depending on departure date. For more information, refer to Silversea's Terms and Conditions.
  • Each ship has medical staff on board. Upon booking your reservation, you must inform Silversea in writing of any physical or mental conditions that may require onboard medical attention. You must supply your own wheelchair. Note that not all shore excursions are handicap-accessible.

Before You Board

• You must present all essential travel documents (ticket, passport and medical cards) upon embarkation and obtain necessary visas prior to departure. Consult the U.S. State Department's website for required visa and passport information based on your cruise itinerary.

• Be sure to visit the World Health Organization for a list of standard vaccines for travelers and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for a list of current regulations.

• Shore excursions can be booked 120 to seven days prior to departure by accessing the My Silversea page on Silversea's website. If you miss the deadline, you can still book shore excursions once on board.

• Excursions canceled within 48 hours of the tour departure are not refundable, and cancellation fees vary by excursion.

• Dining reservations can be made on board or through the My Silversea portal 120 to seven days prior to departure.

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.