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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.
Silversea offers all-suite accommodations in 15 different categories, which differ in size and amenities and vary by ship. All suites come with flat-screen TVs, robes and slippers, among other offerings. As of 2018, complimentary Wi-Fi access is available in all suites and throughout the ship. What's more, each stateroom is assigned a butler, who will unpack your luggage, make any onboard restaurant reservations, organize laundry requests, schedule shoreside activities and more.
Silversea's Vista Suites occupy 192 to 334 square feet and can accommodate up to two people. Vista Suite cabins are equipped with twin beds or a queen-sized bed, sitting areas, flat-screen TVs, marble bathrooms and large picture windows. These rooms are located on the ships' lower decks.
Veranda Suites measure between 206 and 387 square feet and come with all the amenities found in Vista Suites, including two twin beds or one queen-sized bed, a sitting area and a marble bathroom, plus a larger, private veranda. Midship Veranda Suites can be found near the center of the ship, which is an ideal location for those who are prone to seasickness.
Six of Silversea's ships (Silver Cloud Expedition, Silver Explorer, Silver Wind, Silver Shadow, Silver Discoverer and Silver Whisper) offer Medallion Suites, which measure between 400 and 667 square feet and provide additional room for lounging. In addition to amenities found in Veranda Suites, Medallion Suites also offer living rooms equipped with sitting areas and flat-screen TVs, marble bathrooms and a spacious patio.
Silver Suites, available on all but the Silver Discoverer, feature bedrooms separated from the living and dining areas by curtains or sliding glass doors. These accommodations have many of the same amenities offered by other cabin categories, like flat-screen TVs and walk-in closets. At 361 to 1,366 square feet, these rooms can accommodate two to three passengers with two twin beds or a queen-sized bed, and they include living rooms with a sofa bed and formal dining areas. Silver Suites also feature marble bathrooms with double vanities, full-sized baths and separate showers, plus larger verandas with patio furniture.
With one- or two-bedroom options available, Silversea's Royal Suites offer guests more room to roam and entertain fellow passengers during their cruise. One-bedroom suites, which measure 736 to 1,130 square feet, are equipped with two twin beds or one queen-sized bed, marble bathrooms with double vanities, separate showers, whirlpool tubs and a powder room. These suites also feature expansive dining areas, living rooms appointed with a sofa bed and spacious verandas. Royal Suites can be combined with adjoining Veranda Suites to provide an additional bedroom with twin beds or a queen-sized bed, as well as an extra bathroom, shower, sitting area and patio.
Owner's Suites are apartment-style staterooms that boast one or two bedrooms and offer a few more perks than other suites. One-bedroom Owner's Suites (between 587 and 1,292 square feet) are equipped with a spacious separate bedroom containing twin beds or a queen-sized bed, a larger living room and a dining area, plus espresso machines and multiple TVs. If you reserve an Owner's Suite, you'll enjoy plenty of natural light pouring through floor-to-ceiling glass windows that open up to a furnished patio. Other Owner's Suite hallmarks include double-vanity marble bathrooms with tubs and separate showers. Some even offer laundry service and complimentary internet access. Owner's Suites can be combined with adjacent Vista Suites to make two-bedroom accommodations.
Silversea's Grand Suites, available in one- or two-bedroom configurations, are the cruise line's most spacious lodging option. You'll also find extra in-room amenities, like espresso machines and multiple flat-screen TVs. One-bedroom Grand Suites boast private bedrooms, separate living rooms with sitting areas and dining areas, bathrooms with separate showers and full-sized whirlpool tubs and larger verandas with patio furniture. Meanwhile, two-bedroom Grand Suites – which occupy 1,286 to 1,970 square feet – are available when a Grand Suite is combined with a neighboring Veranda Suite.
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Since Silversea caters to a more mature crowd, you'll find that onboard activities and entertainment are more tuned to enrichment and relaxation than nonstop action.
Catering to an older clientele, Silversea features a host of enrichment activities and relaxing pursuits. You can attend expert lectures covering topics like history and science, or culinary and wine series on select cruises that cater to foodies and wine lovers. If you're looking for a little more action, you can find it in the various fitness classes offered on board. Those who crave a little competition are also in luck: you can try your hand at bridge or test your luck at the casino. If you would rather just relax, take a dip in the pool or a soak in the Jacuzzi. Another option: Book an appointment (either in advance or once on board) at the Zagara Spa, which offers treatments like body wraps, deep tissue massages and facials.
In the evening, the Show Lounge provides a variety of nightly entertainment, ranging from plays to live concerts. Ladies who are traveling solo and looking for a dance partner can take advantage of Silversea Cruises' complimentary Gentleman Hosts program. On specific voyages (labeled with a bow-tie icon online), gentlemen are available to accompany female travelers for anything from dinner and dancing to shore excursions.
Silversea also encourages guests to unwind in any of the onboard bars or lounges – ships offer reception areas, bars and low-key nightcap venues with panoramic views.
The price of your cruise covers all meals at the main dining room, most specialty dining venues and in-suite dining.
Silversea's main dining venue, The Restaurant, offers open-seating dining, meaning there are no assigned times or tables. At The Restaurant, you'll find many menu items inspired by regions on your itinerary. For a more informal atmosphere, venture to La Terrazza, an Italian eatery offering buffet-style dining for breakfast and lunch and a la carte meals for dinner (reservations required). You can also sit down at The Grill, which serves up lighter fare during the day and transforms into a "hot rocks" venue at night, where you can cook meats and seafood right at your table on a heated volcanic rock plate. On select ships, including Silver Spirit and Silver Muse, you'll have access to Indochine, which offers open seating for dinner and highlights Asian-inspired dishes. For seafood and steak, head to Atlantide, available on Silver Spirit and Silver Muse. If you’re after a more casual setting, head to Spaccanapoli (available on Silver Muse and Silver Spirit) for Napoli-style pizza. Also available on Muse and Spirit is Silver Note, a jazz restaurant with tapas-style dishes. Additionally, in-suite dining is offered 24 hours a day.
In addition to the dining options covered by your cruise fare, Silversea features three specialty restaurants – Seishin, Kaiseki and La Dame. Seishin, which is only available on the Silver Spirit, features Japanese-style food and requires a $40 per person reservation fee. If you don't want to pay to eat at Seishin, you can stop by at lunch and enjoy entrees from the sushi and sashimi bar free of charge. Meanwhile, Silver Muse’s Kaiseki highlights Asian-inspired dishes, including sushi and sashimi. Dining at Kaiseki requires a $60 reservation fee per person. La Dame offers an upscale French dining experience with six courses created by chefs from the Relais & Châteaux team, along with white glove service and expertly picked wine pairings. La Dame is available on Silver Spirit, Silver Whisper, Silver Wind, Silver Muse and Silver Shadow; it requires a $60 reservation fee per person.
Dress codes apply during the day and in the evening. While casual dress is encouraged during the day, evening attire is split into three categories: casual, informal and formal. On casual evenings, open-neck shirts, blouses, slacks and casual dresses are acceptable. During informal nights, women are expected to wear dresses or pantsuits and men should wear a jacket, a collared shirt and slacks (ties are optional). On formal nights, a cocktail dress or evening gown is appropriate for women and a tuxedo, dinner jacket or dark suit is appropriate for men. The number of casual, informal and formal nights depends on the length of your cruise.
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