Silversea Cruises reviews

About Silversea Cruises

Silversea features formal service: Couples in their 40s and older dress for dinner — formal nights are not optional here. The experience feels indulgent: Silversea's all-inclusive pricing bundles wine, Heidsieck Champagne, and top-shelf spirits in the fare. Bathrooms have Bulgari toiletries, and beds are dressed with Pratesi linens. Quality comes at a cost: The prices, with few exceptions, are prohibitive for many travelers — some cruises are more than $1,000 per person per day.

Top 5 Silversea Cruises Destinations:

Other (Asia/Africa/Middle East)

(148 cruises)

South Pacific - Australia

(62 cruises)

Europe - Northern Europe

(46 cruises)

Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

(46 cruises)

Europe - Western Europe

(45 cruises)

Top 5 Silversea Cruises Departure Ports:

Piraeus (Athens), Greece

(43 cruises)

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

(30 cruises)

Lisbon, Portugal

(27 cruises)


(26 cruises)

Bridgetown, Barbados

(23 cruises)

Expert review of Silversea Cruises

Best For

Silversea attracts mostly couples in their 40s and older who like dressing for dinner and the luxury of being waited on. 

Not For

Casual types who like to let their hair down and party, or families traveling with children.

We Love

  • Silversea's all-inclusive pricing bundles wine, Heidsieck Champagne, top-shelf spirits, and tips in the fare.
  • Beds are dressed with luxurious Italian Pratesi linens.
  • Suites — and they’re all suites on five of the seven Silversea ships —  have impressive walk-in closets. 
  • Large, marble-clad bathrooms come with separate showers and tubs, as well as decadent Bulgari toiletries.
  • Full dinners, course by course, can be served in your cabin.
  • La Terrazza’s “slow food” concept includes house-made pasta.
  • Silversea offers around-the-world itineraries that veer way off the tourist path, spanning nearly 100 countries on all seven continents.
  • Looking for luxury for less? One-week cruises in Europe, the Caribbean, and Alaska start at $300 per person a day.

We Could Live Without

  • The stiff-upper-lip formality of both the passengers and crew can feel, well, stiff at times.
  • Some cruises are more than $1,000 per person a day, not including airfare.

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What cruisers say

  • drlally says ...

    the Spa staff, our butler Ionut/Juliet, Nikki, a server Read full review
  • cruiseships says ...

    What's not to like about a suite with butler service? Read full review
  • eadominguez says ...

    Would have liked to see more diving offered for a "scuba expedition" cruise. Read full review

12 Silversea Cruises ships

Silver Cloud

Price: $$$$
Ship size: S

The sister ships Silver Cloud and Silver Wind redefine the concept of luxury in the modern world. Li...

Sails to:

Canada, New England, New York Europe - Mediterranean Europe - Northern Europe Europe - Western Europe Europe - Western Mediterranean

Sails from:

Buenos Aires, Argentina Cairns, Australia Callao (Lima), Peru Cape Town, South Africa Cochin, India Dakar, Senegal Dublin, Ireland Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida Halifax, Nova Scotia Jeddah, Saudi Arabia KING GEORGE ISLAND, SOUTH SHETLAND ISLANDS, ANTARCTICA Kangerlussuaq, Greenland Lautoka, Fiji Islands Lisbon, Portugal Longyearbyen, Spitzbergen, Norway Muscat, Oman Narsarsuaq, Greenland Papeete, Tahiti Piraeus (Athens), Greece Puerto Williams, Chile Punta Arenas, Chile Reykjavik, Iceland Rio De Janeiro, Brazil Singapore Tromso, Norway Ushuaia, Tierra Del Fuego, Argentina Valletta, Malta Valparaiso (Santiago), Chile More

Silver Dawn

Price: $$$$
Ship size: XL
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Sails to:

Caribbean Europe - Eastern Mediterranean Europe - Mediterranean Europe - Northern Europe Europe - Western Europe

Sails from:

Barcelona, Spain Bridgetown, Barbados Buenos Aires, Argentina Callao (Lima), Peru Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy Copenhagen, Denmark Dakar, Senegal Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida Funchal, Madeira Hamilton, Bermuda Lisbon, Portugal Manaus, Brazil San Juan, Puerto Rico Southampton (London), England Stockholm, Sweden Venice, Italy More

Silver Discoverer

Price: $$$$
Ship size: S
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Accommodating only 128 passengers, Silver Discoverer can navigate the most isolated archipelagos of...

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  • XL: 4,000 + passengers
  • L: 2,000 to 4,000 passengers
  • M: 500 to 2,000 passengers
  • S: Less than 500 passengers


  • $$$$: $1500 and up
  • $$$: Up to $1500
  • $$: Up to $1000
  • $: Up to $500

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