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.

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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.

Silversea Cruises Cruiser Reviews

Service and Staff

4.4

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Cabin / Stateroom

4.4

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Destinations and Excursions

4.3

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Ship Quality

4.2

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Food and Dining

4.1

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Entertainment

3.4

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Onboard Activities

3.3

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Children's Programs

2.5

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Embarkation and Debarkation

4.1

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What Cruisers Say

  • SandraK1 says ...

    Anna, in La Terraza, was wonderful when I planned a birthday celebration. The head waiter for dinner (Hot rocks) at the pool grill was lovely. Don F. the cruise director was jovial and efficient and humble. Read Full Review
  • cruiseships says ...

    What's not to like about a suite with butler service? Read Full Review
  • RandyRoss says ...

    Destinations were great. the shore excursions were geared to much older and less active people. I wish you provided access to more strenuous activities (longer guided hikes, etc.). Read Full Review

Silversea Cruises Ships

Class: Silver Cloud

Silver Shadow

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Class: Silver Muse

Silver Muse

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Silver Spirit

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Silver Cloud

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Silver Discoverer

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Silver Explorer

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Silver Galapagos

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Silver Whisper

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Silver Wind

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Ship Size:

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

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  • $$$$: $1500 and up
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