Six Star Silversea
The crew was wonderful – from bartenders who knew how to make my pre-dinner cocktail just the way I preferred, to the waiters in the dining room where nothing was too much trouble, to the pool attendants who offered sorbet and fresh fruit … and everyone calling you by name. They made us feel very special.
We knew Silversea has all suites and all have ocean-views, what we hadn't expected was how incredibly spacious ours would be. The bathroom even had a separate shower, full length bath and double sinks. We could choose from a selection of bath amenities (I couldn't decide between Bvlgari or Ferragamo so our Suite Attendant gave us both), choose the kind of pillow we preferred (feather), and best of all, could choose all our favorite liquors and wines for our in-suite bar – and they were all complimentary. Is there anything more luxurious that having champagne on ice delivered to your suite every night as you dress for dinner? We had heard that dining course by course on the veranda was an experience not to be missed, and we enjoyed every minute of our romantic evening.
The Silver Shadow only carries 382 guests, so there were plenty of open areas without crowds or lines. And there is nearly one crew member for every guest, so maybe that explains how they come to know you by name almost instantly.
In a word – exceptional. We love the variety of gourmet dishes and appreciate that there is always a CruiseLite option. This is something we look for especially on longer voyages when we don't want big meal every night. And every special request was handled to perfection. It actually seemed to us as if the chefs lived to impress by treating a special request as an exciting challenge for them to prove their excellence. We were certainly impressed!
The excursions were very well organized and the local guides were some of the best we've ever had. And there was a great variety to choose from – some traditional, some quite unique, some relaxing, some adventurous.
The guest lecturers they had on during our cruise both had fascinating backgrounds and interesting presentation topics. It was fun to be able to continue with a related discussion during meals. Another benefit of small ship cruising.
We prefer socializing with other guests than attending the nightly shows, so can't comment on that, but did hear other guests praising the entertainment.
We have cruised on many other lines, but we feel completely at home aboard Silversea with the lifestyle, the other like-minded guests and the impressive, friendly staff who were always attentive and eager to please. We've already reserved our next Silversea voyage!
LIFE ON BOARD
Decide to join in the daily happenings or decide to do nothing at all. Be enriched. Go exploring. Grab your clubs and play a round. Each day reveals a spectrum of choice as diverse and unique as you.
Sophisticated. Diverse. Pure enjoyment.
From a Vista to an Owner’s Suite, each accommodation is warm and inviting, expertly designed and exquisitely appointed.
A Tribute to Your Great Taste
With the importance of food in Italian culture, you would expect dining to be
a high priority at Silversea. And it most assuredly is. Moreover, gastronomic
excellence is a given thanks to Silversea’s partnership with the prestigious
Grands Chefs Relais & Châteaux. No matter where you dine, their influence
is readily apparent in the great diversity and presentation of your selections.
Silversea offers a choice of dining venues, even aboard their smallest ships,
and as many as six restaurants on Silver Spirit — remarkable for a ship
of her size. The main dining room aboard every ship, The Restaurant, is always
open seating so you can arrive at your leisure and dine with the friends you
invite to join your table. And with the worldly crowd of international guests
who sail on Silversea ships, socializing is yet another great advantage of the
Silversea's Wellness Program promotes an enlightened attitude towards healthy living for a complete rejuvenation of mind, body and soul while at sea.
Life on board reveals a spectrum of choice as diverse and unique as you.
Silversea's service is driven by their desire to please.
Silversea Luxury Cruises
A Most Alluring Lifestyle
Discover fascinating worlds of culture, adventure, history, art and cuisine through a diverse collection of shoreside experiences and distinctive onboard events, many hosted by Silversea's expert Enrichment Specialists. Discover dimensions well known and subtle — revealing the heart of a region in ways personal, authentic and unforgettable. Discover Silversea’s Portfolio of Enrichment, and discover a world of experience, a world of elegance, a world of difference.
True peace of mind. Now more than ever, discerning travelers want to know that they can trust their travel provider to ensure their comfort and safety and to accommodate their needs in any unforeseen circumstance. Silversea's unique and affordable Reassurance Program is an any reason cancellation waiver that provides full credit on a future voyage if you have to cancel within the critical 1-90 days prior to sailing, no matter what the reason.
All Inclusive Value
Silversea caters to the discerning traveler's love of fascinating locales and authentic cultural experiences while providing exceptional value.
Silversea's Italian Heritage
With true Italian passion for embracing the best that life has to offer, the Lefebvre family of Rome conceived of a pioneering company that would offer an experience of personal travel unrivalled in the world.
A special circle of friends. Exclusive privileges and prestigious benefits.
Silver Explorer Expeditions
Embark on a luxurious expedition to the best far-flung destinations in the world aboard Silver Explorer, a purpose-built expedition ship unlike any other.
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