Art inspires. Awakens your emotions and stimulates your thoughts.
In the quiet calm of morning, your private veranda becomes a place of true inspiration. Surrounded by the magnificence of the dawning day, at one with the vista of sea and sky, in awe of nature and the vast beauty of this world. The shoreline of the next port slides closer and closer into view, and with it an undeniable anticipation of things to come and the promise of limitless possibilities.
Silversea creates exceptional ocean journeys with unique opportunities to explore remote ports-of-call from an intimate haven of incomparable luxury, each voyage a unique masterpiece. Discover genuine European expertise reflected in every detail, from our tranquil all-suite accommodation and uncompromising service to distinctive fine dining and a carefree all-inclusive philosophy.
Our guests hail from across the globe, yet share an appreciation for the spectrum of choice offered in Silversea's array of exotic destinations and exclusive explorations ashore. By blending these elements together with enrichment experiences, each new port becomes more than a destination, it becomes a state of mind, transcending the traditional concepts of cruising. It is this distinction that has earned Silversea the reputation of World's Best.
Silversea . The art of travel. The art of good living.
Silversea Cruises The Mediterranean
A romantic odyssey across seamless oceans to fabled lands that have inspired travelers throughout the ages. In the western ports, discover Spain's medieval Moorish kingdoms, flamenco and tapas. The glamour of the French Riviera as it infuses its visitors with an unabashed joie de vivre.
Italy is a land of rich pleasures; the great wealth of art and architecture in Florence, the beauty of Venice with its myriad of canals, and the splendor of the Eternal City of Rome. Through the cerulean waters of the Adriatic Sea to witness the grandeur of Istanbul and the Renaissance-era palaces of Croatia - to Athens' Acropolis and the Minoan palace of Midas on Crete. Eastward still, sailing the Aegean and Black Seas as they reveal the oasis of Palmyra in Syria, Libya's intriguing Leptis Magna, and the untold mysteries of Egypt's pyramids.
Be forewarned . the Mediterranean captures your senses then sends them soaring, stealing your heart and lingering forever in your memories.
Silversea Cruises Northern Europe and The Baltic
Rounding the legendary coasts of Britain and Ireland, beyond the North Sea, crossing the mirror-like waters of Norway's fjords, voyaging in the amber-rich waters of the Baltic - headed toward destinations of majesty and grace, passion and pride. Where else in the world will you find such a never-ending source of enchantment - from misty legends of daring knights and brave warriors to mischievous leprechauns, sea monsters, trolls and other fairytale creatures. Here are ancient castles, soaring cathedrals and imperial palaces intriguing and beguiling. Renowned theatres and brilliant museums showcasing the world's most famous artists and art.
Listen . to the melancholy sound of bagpipes as it drifts across the moors, to the whispered voices of the past echoing throughout Kronborg Castle, to the lure of each new port, as it beckons you onwards promising to reveal unexpected pleasures
Silversea Cruises Africa and The Indian Ocean
What captures your imagination? Is it catching a glimpse of a pride of lions at dusk on the great plains of Africa? Exploring the amazing underwater coral gardens off a tropical gem in the Indian Ocean, or savoring Omani cuisine in the exotic ambience of Arabic-style tents? Perhaps India's cavalcade of sights, sounds and aromas from the teeming streets of Mumbai, or the ancient traditions of Belawan's Toba Batak people? Does Egypt beckon you to walk amid the wonders of Luxor, to behold the Pyramids of Giza and the enigmatic Sphinx? Or do you long to experience firsthand the colorful lifestyle found in the ports of the Arabian Sea?
From the game preserves of Kenya and Tanzania and the glorious islands of the Seychelles, to the archaeological treasures of Ancient Egypt and the cultural diversity of India, each destination a departure point for your imagination to take flight.
Silversea Cruises The Far East and South Pacific
Past and present swirl in a kaleidoscope of images. A region of enchanted landscapes from Thailand's Phang Nga Bay to the gold-plated stupas of the "Golden Dragon", Myanmar's most sacred Buddhist site. Magical lands where red-robed monks ring temple bells from Da Nang to Mandalay and blue wafts of incense rise in venerable pagodas. Exotic Vietnamese cuisine and culture in the Ho Chi Minh City. The relaxing paradise of Fiji, Tahiti and Bora Bora or Malaysia's powder white beaches set in waters that redefine our words for blue and tranquil. Amazing Australia with excursions to the outback, and home to the underwater wonderland of the Great Barrier Reef, and many of the world's leading wineries. The jade shadowed forests and the black sand of Piha Beach in New Zealand.
Unforgettable places where you will be warmly greeted in a dozen tongues and leave with a thousand memories.
Silversea Cruises Alaska and The Pacific Coast
Go west to find gold. Where salmon run upstream through cascading falls, bears trundle from their deep forest home to feast, and at the end of the Tracy Arm fjord seals bask on the bergs of Sawyer Glacier. Misty Fjords National Monument is an unspoiled paradise of ice fields, glaciers and rugged mountains. From the Barbary Coast to Big Sur, savour 17-Mile Drive's seaside vistas, towering forests of ancient redwoods and colonial Spanish mansions. Indulge in the gourmet delights of San Francisco's Chinatown and Fisherman's Wharf, Napa Valley's lush vineyards or one of Seattle's signature coffees. Reel in a magnificent catch or watch mighty whales on their annual migration along the coast of British Columbia.
The treasures of the region bestow new perspective to the meaning of big, leaving those who pass this way with a precious sense of awed amazement.
Silversea Cruises The Caribbean and Mexico
How to fill an afternoon ashore? The possibilities are endless. Discover ancient and mysterious Mayan ruins of a once awesome civilization in Chichen Itza, Chacchoben and Copan. Explore the 17th century plantations of St. Kitts, the beautiful churches of St. George's, the colorful waterfront marketplaces in Guadeloupe and the Spanish tiled courtyards of San Juan. Watch in awe as whales and dolphins rise majestically from the turquoise waters off the coast of Dominica. Go river rafting in Costa Rica or kayak in a tropical lagoon surrounded by Antigua's lush landscape. Take a catamaran ride across the sparkling water around Grenada for an afternoon of snorkeling. Cycle along St. Lucia's scenic back roads to a magnificent jungle waterfall.
Days filled with glorious sunshine and infinite possibilities.
Silversea Cruises South America and The Amazon
Let your passion for adventure lead you southward to lands of stunning natural wonder. To mystical Machu Picchu - fortress city of the ancient Incas. To the primeval rainforest of the Amazon, where alligators take the sun amid giant water lilies, pink dolphins zig-zag before the ship's bow and howler monkeys call a screeching greeting from high atop the lush canopy. Witness the confluence of mighty waters where the yellow Amazon swirls together with the clear waters of the Tapajós and Rio Negro. Journey inland to the magnificent Iguazú Falls - awesome rivers of cascading water plummet from an emerald jungle. Sail through the Chilean fjords to discover the astounding yet serene San Rafael glacier. Encounter penguins, sea lions, dolphins and killer whales; and hundreds of species of birds found nowhere else on earth.
A quest in search of unequalled beauty, of destinations unique and timeless.
Silversea Cruises Transoceanic
Today will be more leisurely, with plenty of time to linger over breakfast on the veranda before your late morning massage at the spa. By afternoon, you manage to keep that casual poolside lunch date with the bestseller you'd been meaning to start. In the Observation Deck, you find fellow travelers enjoying an afternoon tea against the panorama of sea and sky. The colors changing subtly with each passing longitude. Until night falls and the moonlight performs a soliloquy of reflection upon the water just for you. The rustle of evening dresses. The flash of cuff links. Dinner, dancing and a champagne toast to celebrate the sublime effortlessness of the day. A day taken from a bygone era, complete with the luxury of gracious service and the companionship of new friends.
The pace of a classic ocean voyage. The promise of adventure just beyond the horizon.
Sumptuous ocean-view suites and the luxurious freedom of an all-inclusive lifestyle. Distinctive European styling reflected in every detail, from uncompromising service to exquisite gourmet dining. The convivial ambience of intimate spaces and well-traveled international guests. Exotic destinations, exclusive explorations, and uniquely enriching cultural connections. This is the secret allure of ocean travel. This is Silversea.
A little over a decade ago (in April of 1994, to be precise) a luxurious, all-suite ship -- small by the prevailing standards of the day at just 16,800 tons -- made its debut in the Mediterranean. It was the 296-passenger Silver Cloud, the first of what has become a fleet of four Silversea Cruises vessels. Many in the cruise industry wondered at the time whether a niche company with a publicly stated "Uncompromising Commitment to Service" could long survive in an increasingly mass-market business. They're not wondering now.
The Silver Cloud was followed within a year (January 1995) by a twin, the Silver Wind and the company figured that the smartest thing to do with their luxury concept was more of the same -- but bigger. The Silver Shadow (September 2000) and Silver Whisper (June 2001) are essentially enlarged versions of those two earlier ships, each weighing 7,200 tons more with the capacity to carry almost an additional 100 passengers. Besides their similar exterior profile and interior configuration, they have something else in common with their smaller fleet mates -- the characteristic Silversea commitment to service and luxury.
Owned by the Lefebvre family of Rome (former owners of Sitmar Cruises) Silversea has shown clearly that it belongs with the best of them in the ultra-luxury cruise market. Though it is not an inexpensive product on paper -- no luxury cruise vacation is -- Silversea's all-inclusive pricing offers guests value for money. Gratuities, port charges and alcoholic beverages (including wine at lunch and dinner) are folded into the cost of the cruise. The company even provides one complimentary shore excursion on many of its voyages. That outing is called the Silversea Experience and it invariably features something other than the run-of-the-mill tour ashore. On one such excursion during a recent Norwegian fjords cruise, the Silversea Experience included a visit to an ancient castle where a produce fair was in progress and at which the mayor of the town greeted Silversea passengers in person. Not your basic city coach tour! There is a charge for other shore options.
As the inaugural ship in our fleet, Silver Cloud epitomizes everything that is Silversea. Since launching in 1994, the Cloud has traveled to all corners of the world while introducing its guests to our six-star level of luxury. Designed to provide the most intimate of sailing experiences, Silver Cloud offers fewer guests, more space and the ability to slip into exotic ports off the beaten path. This elite vessel is as a grand hotel, as gracious as a long-time friends' home. Each all ocean-view suite provides a sumptuous retreat. Each public space is intimate yet inviting. It's a warm feeling of home upon the seas of the earth.
Aboard Silver Cloud you will find a most accommodating place to view our world. Whether it's delicious onboard diversions, world-class cuisine, memorable dining venues or staying connected from anywhere, Silversea's impeccable standards apply to every detail of your voyage.
Silver Wind, launched in 1995, was the second ship introduced by Silversea. Much like its sister ship, Silver Cloud, the Wind is a shining example of intimate Italian cruising. Fewer guests, combined with more space and Silversea's signature six-star personalized service make for the ultimate sailing experience. This elite vessel is as a grand hotel, as gracious as a long-time friends' home. Each all ocean-view suite provides a sumptuous retreat. Each public space is intimate yet inviting. It's a warm feeling of home upon the seas of the earth.
Aboard Silver Wind you will find a most accommodating place to view our world. Whether it's delicious onboard diversions, world-class cuisine, memorable dining venues or staying connected from anywhere, Silversea's impeccable standards apply to every detail of your voyage.
Launched in 2000, Silver Shadow introduced guests to the next generation of the Silversea fleet - slightly larger in size, yet just as intimate in feel. In addition the the added space, guests aboard the Shadow are greeted with Silversea's six-star personalized service and attention to detail. The Shadow is as elegant as a grand hotel, as gracious as a long-time friends' home. Each all ocean-view suite provides a sumptuous retreat. Each public space is intimate yet inviting. It's a warm feeling of home upon the seas of the earth.
Aboard Silver Shadow you will find a most accommodating place to view our world. Whether it's delicious onboard diversions, world-class cuisine, memorable dining venues or staying connected from anywhere, Silversea's impeccable standards apply to every detail of your voyage.
Silver Whisper, the newest ship in our fleet, was launched in 2001. The Whisper offers its guest the ultimate in intimate Italian Cruising - six-star service, fewer guests, more space and the ability to slip into exotic ports off the beaten path. It is as elegant as a grand hotel, as gracious as a long-time friends' home. Each all ocean-view suite provides a sumptuous retreat. Each public space is intimate yet inviting. It's a warm feeling of home upon the seas of the earth.
Aboard Silver Whisper you will find a most accommodating place to view our world. Whether it's delicious onboard diversions, world-class cuisine, memorable dining venues or staying connected from anywhere, Silversea's impeccable standards apply to every detail of your voyage.
Prince Albert II
Embark on a luxurious expedition to the best far-flung destinations in the world aboard Prince Albert II, a purpose-built expedition ship unlike any other. Designed specifically for navigating waters in some of the world's most remote destinations, including both of earth's polar regions, the 6,072-ton vessel boasts a strengthened hull with a Lloyd's Register ice-class notation (1A) for passenger ships. With eight Zodiac boats, her 132 privileged guests can visit even the most off-the-beaten path locations. Experience the thrill of a true expedition aboard Prince Albert II. Venture deep into regions where other vessels cannot go whilst enjoying a privileged lifestyle that is simply second-to-none.
Onboard, savour a convivial cosmopolitan ambience and many special amenities usually found only on larger ships, including a spacious Library with an Internet Café, boutique shopping, a full-service spa, beauty salon, fitness centre, sauna and two top-deck whirlpools. Prince Albert II even features live evening entertainment and The Humidor, where connoisseurs can enjoy the finest cigars and cognacs - diversions offered by no other expedition ship.
Earlier this year, the Fort Lauderdale-based line introduced a new option for its passengers called Personalized Voyages. In essence the plan allows cruisers to choose their own embarkation/disembarkation ports, regardless of the cruise lengths and itineraries shown in the brochure. Take, as an example, the seven-day sailing of the Silver Wind between Bonifacio (Corsica) and Valletta (Malta) next June 1. Guests may tack on days from the following cruise between Valletta and Corfu (Greece) by disembarking at any port en route. They can get off in, say, Rome -- adding an additional three days to their journey -- or in Sorrento, just one day later. The extra time onboard is charged at a per-day rate, which could be anything from $570 to $642 depending on the ports and the stateroom category chosen.
The same option exists at the start of the cruise. Guests need not board in Corsica. They can join the cruise in progress in, say, Alexandria (Egypt) three days later, or in St Tropez (France) the next day. The aim, as the name of the program implies, is maximum flexibility for guests.
In 2008, Silversea will expand into the luxury expedition market. It has purchased a pre-owned expedition ship and will upgrade it to the line's high standards of comfort and luxury. Prince Albert II will be named in June 2008 and offer more rugged itineraries than its sister ships (think Arctic and Antarctic voyages). Yet it will be a true Silversea ship with an all-inclusive price plan, spacious cabins, and high-quality service.
Ultra Luxury Cruises. Breathtaking in every respect. Excellence in every detail. Aboard the ship of Silversea, you will discover a journey beyond your expectations. A world of easygoing elegance without an ounce of pretension. For more then a decade Silversea's fleet has fulfilled this promise. Voted World's Best year after year, it is a collection of all the small details, the unseen intangibles that make a Silversea voyage so much more.