Silversea Cruises boast a casual upscale environment with plenty of room for travelers to move around in comfort. There is no waiting in lines and guests have described the service delivered by staff as stellar. Wine flows freely at mealtime, and guests enjoy unlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages as part of the all-inclusive packages offered by these luxury ocean liners.

 

Rank Chart
Price
Total Ships
Our Score
#1
$149
3,652
7.5
#2
$91
6,296
7.4
#3
$279
4,248
7.0
#10
silversea
$4,450
540
5.6

The Good

Enrichment lectures are provided on almost all of the cruises and deliver cultural insights concerning the destinations visited during the cruise and the people of these exotic locales. Bridge and golf instructors are onboard to help travelers brush up on their skills. Each ocean liner also features a well-stocked library, fitness center, and spa.

The ships do feature small casinos nearby adjacent nightclubs and lounges. Themed cruises are available from time to time as well. Most of the time, guests are left to their own devices to relax however they see fit and also to socialize with one another over a few cocktails. Standard amenities typically include:

  • Butler Service in Every Suite
  • Fine Dining
  • Beauty Salon
  • Fitness Center

Open-seating is available for lunch and dinner, which are served at specific times each day. Alternative dining options are also available with reservations. Extra charges will apply for dining in the specialty restaurants. Full dinners can be delivered course by course directly to your room as well. Unique amenities (which may vary based on the ship booked) include the following:

  • Complimentary Beverages
  • Gratuities Included in Fare
  • Open-Seating Dining Options
  • Complimentary Expedition Gear

All accommodations no matter the room size come with a butler who is at your service throughout the length of the cruise. He will be more than happy to draw your bath, arrange a cocktail party for you and other guests, clean your luggage, and act as your concierge.

Suites onboard the Silversea are spacious and elegantly decorated with Italian marble bathrooms, beautiful furnishings, fresh flowers, and a bar and refrigerator set up to your individual preferences. Champagne is available upon request. Other amenities include Egyptian cotton linens, pillow menu, binoculars and umbrella and Wi-Fi.

Silversea’s Rest Assured Programme provides a 100% Cruise Credit on any and all charges paid including air, pre- and/or post-cruise hotel and land programmes (less any penalties incurred by Silversea such as airline, hotel or tour operator cancellation fees), which may be applied toward a future Silversea cruise. Additional restrictions may apply.

The Bad

There are no organized programs for children or teenagers. As a result, families will not enjoy cruises on board the Silversea liners, as there is little to keep them entertained. Cruise prices are expensive year round due to the all-inclusive packages, so cruises on these ships may not be a good fit for those on a budget or looking for a deal. Also, there are services not included in the overall rate. The services that may cost extra include:

  • Valet Services
  • Laundry
  • Internet

There are no known precautions made on behalf of Silversea to prevent the spread of disease. Also, the destinations for 2015 and 2016 may not be featured in future years. Destinations in 2016 include: Africa and Indian Ocean, Alaska, Antarctica, Arctic, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, Canada and New England, Caribbean and Central America, Galapagos Islands, Mediterranean, Polynesia, Northern Europe and British Isles, Russia, Far East, and South America.

The Bottom Line

Silversea Cruises are better fitting for older adults over the age of 50 years of age, although younger travelers in their mid-30s are not uncommon. Families will not enjoy Silversea Cruises as there are no activities for teens and young kids to enjoy. The main draw of the Silversea Cruise ships is its offering of all inclusive packages. Comfort seekers and experienced international travelers will definitely appreciate the ease and comfort cruise aboard Silversea cruise ships provide.

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Audience & Convenience

Do they have a target audience? Affluent couples over 40 years old.

Cruises are available from 1-19+ days year round.

Destinations for 2015 and 2016

  • Destinations Include: Africa and Indian Ocean, Alaska, Antarctica, Arctic, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, Canada and New England, Caribbean and Central America, Galapagos Islands, Mediterranean, Polynesia, Northern Europe and British Isles, Russia, Far East, and South America.

Transportation services from airports to the ports

  • Air Programme guests will receive associated transfers between the airport and ship.

Safety

Do they have any security? no

How do they prevent theft?

  • Every Silversea suite is equipped with a personal safe, located inside your walk-in wardrobe. Please take great care with your money, jewelry, cameras, binoculars, documents and any other articles that you retain in your personal control or keep in your suite, as Silversea is not responsible for damage to, or loss of, these items.

What precautions do they take for disease prevention? None

Basically, what do they offer in way of Vacation Protection?

  • Silversea’s Rest Assured Programme provides a 100% Cruise Credit on any and all charges paid including air, pre- and/or post-cruise hotel and land programmes (less any penalties incurred by Silversea such as airline, hotel or tour operator cancellation fees), which may be applied toward a future Silversea cruise. Additional restrictions may apply.

Price

What is the price of 2-3 of their featured cruise trips?

  • Galápagos Islands: $6,750 USD per person
  • Mediterranean: $4,650 USD per person

Activities/Services

Standard services/activities on all their cruise ships

  • Butler Service in Every Suite
  • Fine Dining
  • Beauty Salon
  • Fitness Center

Unique  services/activities

  • Complimentary Beverages
  • Gratuities Included in Fare
  • Open-Seating Dining Options
  • Complimentary Expedition Gear

Service Fees

Do any of the services on the boat cost?

  • Valet Services
  • Laundry
  • Internet

Contact Information

Customer Service: 1-888-978-4070

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