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8th Oct 2024 | 10 nights | Silversea | Silver Shadow

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Silver Shadow delivers a fine balance of onboard service and outstanding shore experiences. The 382-passenger ship is just big enough to provide multiple lounge, dining and entertainment options, and small enough for crew to quickly learn passengers' names and preferences.

Built in 2000 with its last major refurbishment in 2011, this well-maintained ship has beautiful bones. Rich teak and shiny brass accents abound. In late 2016, Silver Shadow underwent a much-needed refreshment. Upholstery and carpeting in public areas and in the bigger suites were redone. (The swirl-patterned carpeting in passenger hallways and some public corridors adds needed pizzazz.) Parquet floors throughout the ship were refinished and gleam like new. All accommodations are suites, chock-full of amenities like Pratesi linens and Bulgari toiletries. Colours tend toward subdued shades of beige, brown, blue and burgundy -- staid and classic.

Shore Excursions

Silver Shadow excels at shore excursions with enthusiastic expert guides and as comfortable transportation (air-conditioned coaches, minivans, and private cars with drivers and guides) as a port allows. When we were on a mid-voyage land adventure in Bagan, Myanmar, Silversea chartered a plane last minute after our commercial flight returning to Yangon was delayed. Now that is luxury.

Silver Shadow offers a wide selection of shore excursions that are priced similarly to outings offered by other luxury lines. Extremely physical outings are rare; such excursions are saved for the Silversea expedition fleet. The level of physicality needed for each excursion is clarified and ranges from coach rides with photo stops to extensive walking tours with many hills and steps.

Silver Shadow runs a complimentary shuttle to a town or city centre when possible. The shore excursion desk provides maps and tips for independent exploration. The ship sometimes offers "Good Citizen" excursions, where passengers explore philanthropic opportunities onshore, such as donating school supplies or preserving wildlife.

Daytime and Evening Entertainment

Many activities are scheduled throughout the day, particularly on sea days. Count on shuffleboard, table tennis tournaments, bingo, pool volleyball, golf putting challenges, and trivia games. Most passengers participate in activities, with bridge and trivia ever-popular.

Night-time entertainment is varied. Singers called Voices of Silversea entertain most evenings in the Athenian Lounge, a multi-level showroom decorated in burgundy and beige with chairs, couches, and cocktail rounds, on Deck 6. They generally perform together, although some evenings, members perform solo shows, varying the musical content from country to opera. They perform one show, either at 6:30 or 10 p.m., and it's popular.

A singer croons in The Bar on Deck 5 pre-and-post dinner. After dinner, many passengers head to the Panorama Lounge on Deck 8 where the Silver Shadow Quartet plays and passengers dance or just sip nightcaps. A DJ takes over when the quartet retires and spins late-night tunes. By 10 or 11 p.m., the ship is quiet.

When out to sea, the small casino on Deck 5 is open for slot machines from 10 a.m. until all passengers leave. Roulette, poker, and blackjack tables are open from 2:30 until 6 p.m., and 9:30 p.m. until the last passengers depart. This casino is lively when a group of passengers come in together to play poker or blackjack.


Many of Silversea's daytime activities fall under the enrichment tag, such as language and dance classes, fitness seminars, art lectures, and bridge lessons.

Guest speakers, such as an eloquent physician from University of Miami discussing health care disparities, or an impassioned former diplomat on United States and Chinese relations, deliver enrichment lectures relating to visited ports. Lectures we've attended keep passengers' interests and provoke back-and-forth dialogue. A destination lecturer, usually jovial and outgoing, provides port information briefings with slideshows.

Silver Shadow Bars and Lounges

Teatime and post-dinner cocktails in the Panorama Lounge and pre-dinner drinks at The Bar are the most popular pastimes. If shore excursions begin early morning, few passengers stay late in bars and lounges.

The Bar (Deck 5): The Bar is particularly popular pre-dinner for pairing off with dinner companions while a vocalist sings. (She also sings after dinner, but crowds are smaller then.) There are several cosy seating areas with leather couches and patterned upholstered chairs plus a handsome wood bar with leather stools. Servers circulate with nightly tapas such as mini-quiches. Hours are 6 p.m. until the last passenger leaves.

Connoisseurs Club (Deck 7): Passengers puff away on Davidoff cigars and sip fine brandies and other select spirits while relaxing in overstuffed leather chairs at this lounge. Asian rugs and glass-topped tables with ashtrays complete the clubby look. Bar hours are 9 p.m. until the last passenger leaves.

Panorama Lounge (Deck 8): Panorama Lounge is chock-full of cocktail rounds surrounded by velvety burgundy or cream-coloured chairs. Softly striped curtains frame floor-to-ceiling windows. The bar serves from 10 a.m. until the last passenger leaves. On select voyages, onboard Gentleman Hosts may arrange cocktail get-togethers for solo passengers at 7:30 p.m. The Silver Shadow Quartet entertains from 9:30 p.m. until midnight while passengers twirl around the good-size dance floor. This lounge is much more popular in the evenings than during the daytime.

The Grill Bar (Deck 8): Open from 9 a.m. until 10 p.m., this small corner alfresco bar is always busy. Passengers move between poolside lounge chairs and the few stools to socialise.

The Observation Lounge (Deck 10): This beige-hued lounge is a spacious quiet spot with jaw-dropping floor-to-ceiling window views –- it's all the way forward -- and 24-hour self-service coffee. Passengers come here to curl up with a book (wall cabinets are stocked with hard-covered tomes to borrow) or contemplate the sea on comfy chairs and couches. It's the most underused lounge onboard.

Silver Shadow Outside Recreation

The seawater swimming pool on Deck 8 is heated in cold weather and chilled when it's hot. Up to six passengers can soak in one of the two beige-and-brown-tiled Jacuzzis at a time, and these hot tubs stay busy with passengers chatting and sipping cocktails. There are also two rinse-off glass-encircled showers. Lounge chairs with striped or brown cushions flank the pool and always-popular covered daybeds edge the teak deck.

On Deck 10, the jogging track encircles the upper pool deck. Joggers may have to manoeuvre past some passengers sunning on lounge chairs but only if it's midday. Many couples walk the track at sunrise, sunset, and after dinner.

Silver Shadow Services

There is a 24-hour staffed reception desk on Deck 5. The shore excursion desk is adjacent and posts its hours. The Medical Centre on Deck 3 is staffed with a doctor and a nurse and has clinic hours about two hours per day. Medical assistance is available 24 hours or by appointment.

The library and 24-hour Internet Café are on Deck 7, with eight computers spread between the two spaces. It's easy to hop on one any time; most passengers use their laptops, tablets, and smartphones. Internet charges are not listed; many passengers rely on complimentary Wi-Fi time. Come here to read newspapers and the latest magazines, and browse many hardcover books to borrow. The Internet Café is open 24 hours, with personal assistance available one hour a day, usually from 5 to 6 p.m.

The spacious upscale boutique on Deck 5 sells designer clothes, expensive watches, and fine jewellery. Friendly salespeople are low-key and happy to chat even if you're just browsing. Items like aspirin are tucked away in a closet. (Each suite has a list of toiletries and other essentials that your butler can procure.)

The Card Room on Deck 7 has wood tables with leather chairs, burgundy and cream-swirled carpeting, and floor-to-ceiling windows. Cabinets are stocked with puzzles and board games like Scrabble. This venue is nearly always filled with enthusiastic bridge players; some games go on for hours.

Three complimentary self-service launderettes with Miele washers and dryers and ironing facilities are on decks 4, 6, and 8. Each has a flat-screen television, chair, and laundry baskets to make laundry day a breeze.

The Spa on Deck 10 is tiny; expect a small reception area with leather chairs and a coffee table decorated with an orchid. The desk is hosted by amiable, helpful receptionists. There are a few small treatment rooms with flowery names like Iris and Lily.

Despite its diminutive size, the spa offers an impressive number of services. Skilled therapists use posh skincare products, such as Elemis, for wraps, masks, and massages. More unusual massages include a warm bamboo shoot and essential oil treatment, and Thai herbal poultice.

Prices are comparable to fees charged by other luxury lines; a 60-minute massage can run £170. On busy shore excursion days, the spa often offers reduced-price treatments. And if you book two or three treatments at once, you get discounts up to 30 percent. Men and women have separate changing areas with lockers, showers, sauna, and steam room. Don't be surprised to receive a handwritten thank-you note delivered to your suite after a treatment.

The beauty salon offers everything from Fire & Ice manicures (first a cooling gel and then hot stones are massaged into hands) and pedicures to haircuts and styling -- even teeth whitening. It's most busy on sea and formal days and usually open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The well-equipped fitness centre is by The Spa on Deck 10. It's open from 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Elliptical machines, treadmills, stationary bicycles, free weights, and upper and lower-body weight machines such as leg presses make a full workout easy. Some treadmills have televisions. Headsets, towels, and chilled bottle waters are provided. A wall of windows provides ocean views.

You can hire the fitness instructor for personalised training, but there are many complimentary classes, such as yoga, Pilates, sunrise walks, and fitness seminars. Classes are led in a mirrored room by the weight and treadmill area. When classes aren't in session, come here to stretch, do mat work, or use medicine balls, rollers, and the barre. Extra dumbbells are stacked in racks.

Recently, Silversea switched from relying on frozen ingredients to utilizing fresh locally sourced foodstuff whenever possible. This dramatic change positively impacts the overall dining scene; chefs are happier, the food tastes better and servers are more enthusiastic. The new healthier emphasis includes ingredients like chia and flax seeds and flavoured olive oils on the luncheon buffet, and olive oil on tables throughout the ship, even the Pool Grill. Dinner in the Italian La Terrazza and in Le Champagne are cruise highlights. Service is excellent in all dining venues, although it is at a slower pace at The Pool Grill at lunchtime.

The Restaurant (Deck 4): This dining room smacks of timeless elegance. Crystal chandeliers shimmer. Softly striped formal curtains, lined with sheer panels, tie back to reveal ocean views from windows lining both sides of the room. (Window tables for two are highly coveted.) Recently sanded and re-polished parquet floors gleam. Tables are set with overlay cloths in creamy tones.

The Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and reservations are never needed. Dine as you wish, with fellow passengers or at tables for two. Tables for four are often converted to two, per passenger request. While the maître d' always asks if you'd like to sit with others, he never makes you feel pressured. State upfront if you want a table for two nightly.

Breakfast is served between 8 and 9:30 a.m. and is ordered from a menu. Expect choices like pancakes, waffles, egg dishes, Danish and other freshly baked pastries. English breakfast devotees adore scrambled eggs served with baked beans and grilled tomato.

Lunch is served between noon and 1:30 p.m. The menu is substantial -- order up to three courses plus dessert. Dishes like crab and cherry tomato confit timbale, penne carbonara and whole-roasted Asian-style crusted pork loin are typical. You can find a sandwich, like grilled ham and cheese with French fries and greens. If the only salad available is appetizer-size, ask the chef to add chicken, seafood or beef for a main-course meal. A leisurely lunch here is most popular on sea days. When the weather's nice or passengers are busy with activities, most prefer dining more informally outdoors, at The Pool Grill or La Terrazza.

Dinner is served between 7 and 9:30 p.m. The Restaurant feels far fancier come nightfall. Lights are dimmed, curtains are closed. Tables are set with dressier china and more delicate stemware. On formal nights, musicians play classic songs. The expansive menu always features crudo (raw marinated, usually seafood), like scallops or beef carpaccio, soup such as frothy cauliflower, salad, pasta like fusilli mascarpone with mushrooms, seafood such as crayfish-stuffed baby squid, and premium meats. Two gourmet hamburgers, including hickory-infused with taleggio cheese and polenta fries, are new-ish staples. Most passengers order three or four courses plus dessert. Europeans often finish with a cheese course; the menu features 10 selections, many from France. Vegetarians can choose between two sophisticated entrees. Menu staples, like grilled salmon, chicken and steak, are always available. With advance notice, the chef will prepare any dish you like if the ingredients are available.

Knowledgeable sommeliers bring complimentary red and white wines to each table and readily refill glasses. These wines gallop the globe, and include fine labels as Chateau Les Tuileries Bordeaux. If you don't like the evening selections, ask for another complimentary choice. Wines are good enough to avoid spending extra on the Connoisseurs List, unless your budget is limitless or you're celebrating a special occasion.

The dessert menu accentuates gelato -- don't miss the Sicilian pistachio or Italian almond. Italian frozen yoghurt marbled with whole fruit (bitter orange delights), stands out, too, and the froufrou pastries are as chic as any in a Manhattan bistro.

La Terrazza (Deck 7): La Terrazza's indoor-outdoor design showcases gorgeous sea views with floor-to-ceiling windows on three sides of the room. Inside, fine linens top tables, and columns with brass accents and teak rails subtly divide the space into more intimate alcoves. A stunning oval-shaped stained glass light fixture shines overhead. Outdoors on the patio, a cream-coloured awning shades teak tables of varying sizes. On beautiful days, these tables are packed. The breakfast and lunch buffets are presented in a separate annex, so dining feels unhurried and uncrowded. Reservations are only necessary at dinner.

A breakfast buffet is served between 7:30 and 10 a.m., with egg dishes requested from your server and cooked to order. The buffet is well presented, with neatly arranged food on attractive platters kept immaculate by watchful cooks. Help yourself to fresh fruit, yoghurt, cheeses and primo cold cuts, and sides like hash browns and grilled tomatoes. Freshly baked breads, croissants and Danish abound. Servers insist on carrying plates to your table, even if you're only holding a small fruit bowl. They refill water and coffee, clear plates and happily retrieve an extra Danish from the buffet. La Terrazza is the most popular morning dining venue, particularly on shore excursion days.

A diversified lunch buffet is served between noon and 2 p.m. More passengers enjoy dining here rather than The Restaurant; it's less formal plus it's faster on shore excursion days. Staff stands behind counters to assist and serve. The spread is prettily laid-out, at varying heights, on attractive platters and with signage. An array of sophisticated salads, from duck to vegetarian, plus sandwiches are always displayed. Many ingredients, such as artichoke hearts, capers, pumpkin and pine nuts, and seeds like chia and flax, may inspire your own leafy creation. Splash one of eight flavoured extra-virgin olive oils, such as lemongrass-infused, on your greens. Sushi and sashimi, such as salmon or vegetable rolls, are fashioned daily, too. A quiche of the day and two freshly baked thin-crust pizzas, like seafood or mushroom, also await -- or order a personalized pie from the tableside menu of 10 choices. The pizzas are uniformly good.

At the carving station, a cook slices moist roast turkey, pork loin or juicy beef to order. Other hot dishes vary from dim sum and Indian biryani, to fish and vegetable gratins. These dishes, made in small batches, possess finesse. The cheese display excels, often including a fine French blue or English Stilton. Expect a wide array of gluten-free and sugar-free desserts, plus ice cream, pastries such as opera cake, and biscuits like oatmeal raisin and chocolate chunk.

An Italian sit-down dinner is served between 7 and 9:30 p.m. The setting is far lovelier at night. The buffet annex is closed, lights are dimmed and passengers are only seated by or near the windows, or on the outdoor patio. Dinner is by candlelight and served on more elegant dinnerware than at lunch. The restaurant is booked only until it's half-full, so make reservations ahead. The evening menu changes every three days and homemade pasta -- particularly a signature duck ragout -- is always a knockout. The exemplary breadbasket tempts with bulbs of roasted garlic and freshly baked herb-scented focaccia. The noteworthy antipasti plate includes arancini (rice balls), anchovies and robust Parmesan. Lamb chops with deep-fried leeks and sliced striploin of beef with port wine sauce are terrific. Complimentary Italian wines, like Luccarelli Puglia Primitivo, are always good and servers are quick to refill glasses or open another complimentary bottle if you're not satisfied. Tiramisu and panna cotta are dessert standouts.

Le Champagne (Deck 7): Le Champagne is the most romantic dining room onboard, and Silver Shadow's only extra-fee restaurant. This is a couples' haunt, with just seven candlelit tables for duos who come to whisper and hold hands. Fine art celebrating food and drink hang on walls; sleek glass cases display haute wine bottles. Two picture windows provide ocean views. Chairs sport plush royal blue upholstery. Posh chargers, rimmed with black and gold, rest on creamy linen tablecloths. The delicious menu showcases fancy French multicourse meals with wine pairings and is served between 7 and 9 p.m.

Luxury ingredients -- like caviar with buckwheat blinis, foie gras mousse in cones or terrines and lobster as in a spectacular bisque or Thermidor -- take centre stage. Edible gold leaf risotto is decadently good. Lovely complimentary wines include Champagne Monopole Heidsieck Brut and Tenuta Sant'Antonio Sponsà. Meander through five courses or so and relish on-point servers rushing airy Grand Marnier souffles to your table. Even though dinner costs extra, it's extremely popular, so make reservations as soon as you book your cruise.

The Pool Grill (Deck 8): The poolside alfresco grill is open for lunch between noon and 3:30 p.m. and dinner between 7 and 10 p.m. This isn't your basic greasy burger counter. Grab a seat at one of the Formica-topped tables with rattan-style powder-coated aluminium chairs lining the deck. Even the napkins are fancy -- fine linen rather than paper. There's no waiting in line; servers take all orders. Olive oil and balsamic vinegar cruets, plus a dual grinder of Himalayan pink salt and black peppercorns, grace each table. One side of The Pool Grill is reserved for smokers.

At lunchtime, choices include fresh grilled fish of the day, salads like caramelised fig and goat cheese and the ever-popular Black Angus burgers and sliders. Homemade Ronnefeldt-flavoured iced teas and cocktails are poured.

Come dinnertime, the eatery is simply called The Grill and serves Americana classics with hot rock dining. Servers deliver tortilla chips, guacamole and salsa while you decide between entrees like steaks, veal chops and giant Madagascar prawns. (The prawns are divine.) Entrees arrive sizzling on a heated volcanic stone and you take over the cooking. (If you don't want to, the chef can do it. But know that they cook entrees on a flattop rather than hot rocks, which impacts the flavour.) Sides are aubergine, tomato and zucchini skewers, and a surprisingly good baked potato with all the trimmings. Dessert includes apple pie with vanilla ice cream. It's divine to dine under the stars with that gentle ocean breeze. Plus, there's no dressing up.

Panorama Lounge (Deck 8): This all-purpose lounge offers Early Risers coffee and pastries from 6:30 to 10 a.m., and bouillon from 11 a.m. until noon. Tea service is offered daily -- between 4 and 5 p.m. -- and it's impressive. Select from about 20 Ronnefeldt teas, from black and green tea to wild cherry organic. Loose leaves brew in pots while servers present assorted freshly baked scones, tea sandwiches and tiny pastries. It's all quite proper and very fun.

Room Service: Complimentary in-suite dining is available 24 hours a day. Breakfast can be ordered the night before by 2 a.m. Although breakfast is served between 6 and 10 a.m., with advance notice, butlers bring what you want whenever you want.

All 191 accommodations are posh ocean-view suites. There are eight suite categories. The smallest have large picture windows; the biggest have oversized verandas. Suites are comfortable, elegant, and timeless in design—like a wealthy mature couple's Upper East Side Manhattan apartment. Think classic styling, with richly grained light wood, plush upholstery and carpeting, and mostly burgundy, beige, blue, and brown soft hues. Twenty suites connect, and two are designed to be wheelchair accessible.

All suites possess much in common. They're all well-designed; curtains separate sleeping and sitting areas, and the television swivels between the bed and sitting area. (Except in the largest suites; their separate bedrooms have second televisions.) All closets are walk-in, featuring cloth and wood hangers. Lighting, both overhead and lamp, is good for reading.

Beds convert between queen and twin. Dorelan mattresses from an Italian luxury firm—new to Silver Shadow—feature silken Pratesi linens and fluffy down duvets. Passengers select from a pillow menu with nine choices. Sleep comes easily on these beds.

Amenities include personalised stationery, safes, minibars stocked with passengers' preferences and water bottles, hairdryers (no diffuser attachments), Etro robes and slippers. A sewing kit, shoeshine bag, binoculars, lint brush, and a Silversea keychain with a built-in flashlight are also provided. The alarm clock has a built-in iPod docking station.

The flat-screen Phillips televisions (sizes vary by suite category) offer on-demand movies, music, and channels such as CNN, Fox News, ESPN, and BBC. All suites are Wi-Fi accessible. Passengers can download complimentary interactive mobile content, including movies, via a Silversea app to their smartphone or tablet. Electrical outlets are both 110 and 220-volt.

All suites—even the smallest—have similar bathrooms; a granite stall shower, full-size tub with a clothesline, blue granite counters with double sinks, and marble flooring. Shelves are plentiful, lining both sides of a large mirror and underneath sinks. A makeup mirror is located outside the bathroom on a well-lit vanity table that doubles as a desk.

Choose between Bulgari, Salvatore Ferragamo, and hypoallergenic toiletries, including shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, body lotion, and soap. (Ask your butler for more than one brand, and your request will be graciously received, especially if booked in a high-level suite.) In the largest suites, passengers can choose the more exclusive white tea-perfumed Bulgari toiletries versus green tea. Scented reed diffusers by high-end Italian perfumer Laura Tonatto, in fragrances like Shanghai, top all bathroom counters. Basic toiletries, like cotton puffs and swabs, are on counters and replenished as needed.

Passengers receive Italian chocolate squares as nightly turn-downs. Some evenings, such as formal nights, turn-down is elevated to a four-piece gift box of exquisite chocolates from star Belgian confectioner Pierre Marcolini in intense flavours like caramel passion and almond praline. Passengers in the biggest suites receive a 16-piece box of Pierre Marcolini chocolates on arrival. All passengers are welcomed to their suites with a bottle of chilled Champagne.

All suites get white-gloved butler service, Silver Shadow's big drawing card. Butlers do everything, from wrapping loose eyeglasses in lint cloths to greeting passengers shipside with welcome signs after an overnight journey. They pour drinks, replace soap, and deliver folded laundry in tissue paper. They unpack and pack for you, and when departure time approaches, they clean suitcases and wrap them in ribbons and bows. Getting attached to your butler is easy; saying goodbye is hard.

Vista Suites: The 26 Vista Suites measure 287 square feet and are located on Deck 4. Along with the Terrace Suites, they're the smallest. They're still comfortable, with a seating area with a couch, table, and chair, a large picture window, and marble baths with double vanities, a separate shower, and full-sized bathtub. Passengers receive one hour of complimentary Wi-Fi per passenger per day.

Terrace Suites: The nine Terrace Suites on Deck 5 are identical to Vista Suites, except they have floor-to-ceiling glass doors and a shared teak veranda. The veranda is used by all the Terrace Suites and lacks furniture. Passengers also receive one hour of complimentary Wi-Fi per passenger per day. Two of these suites are equipped for wheelchair access and are conveniently located by the reception and shore concierge desks, boutiques, and bar.

Veranda Suites: The 128 Veranda Suites measure 345 square feet, including 60-square-foot private balconies, and are located on decks 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9. Veranda Suites' biggest differences from Vista and Terrace Suites are the larger couches with two chairs inside and, of course, the veranda with two rattan-style powder-coated aluminium chairs and a low table. Some Veranda Suites accommodate three passengers with pull-out couches. Amenities are the same as in Vista and Terrace Suites, including complimentary Wi-Fi as stated above.

Medallion Suites: The two Medallion Suites on Deck 7 measure 521 square feet, including an 81-square-foot veranda with a dining table, two rattan-style powder-coated aluminium chairs, and a matching chaise lounge. They are the most forward of the suites on this deck and the entry-level for the poshest suites with the best perks. The living room has a dining area with a richly grained inlaid wood table and four upholstered dining chairs. The seating area includes a couch and two upholstered chairs. A glass partition separates the bedroom from the living and dining area. The bathroom has a separate water closet for the toilet and a sink. Whirlpool tubs, unlimited complimentary Wi-Fi, and complimentary butler-served afternoon canapes from a posh Gourmet Bites menu—starring caviar and blinis, and foie gras terrine with brioche—begin in this suite category.

Silver Suites: The 13 Silver Suites on Deck 7 measure between 653 and 701 square feet, including verandas between 110 and 123 square feet. They're popular with passengers seeking a midship location with extra space. All Silver Suites accommodate three passengers, with convertible sofas. The separate bedroom is partitioned by wood doors with etched glass. The dining area features the same table and chairs as the Medallion Suite. The seating area includes a couch with upholstered chairs. The bathroom has a separate water closet for the toilet and a sink. Verandas are furnished similarly to Medallion Suites. Extra amenities beginning at the Silver Suite level include a Bang & Olufsen audio system and an Illy espresso maker.

Royal Suites: The two Royal Suites on decks 6 and 7 measure between 967 and 1,007 square feet, including a veranda of 110 to 116 square feet with a dining table and two chairs and a chaise lounge. Passengers who want the extra privacy of the all-the-way-forward location and an extra bathroom prefer these suites. They're available as a two-bedroom with an adjacent Veranda Suite. The master bathroom has a water closet with a third sink, toilet, and bidet. There's also a powder room (no shower or tub). Royal Suites offer the same amenities as Silver Suites.

Grand Suites: There are four one-bedroom Grand Suites, all the way forward on decks 6, 7, and 8, varying in size from 941 to 1,090 square feet, including a veranda of 103 to 116 square feet with a dining table, two chairs, and a chaise lounge. An adjacent Veranda Suite can be added for a two-bedroom configuration. They're much like Royal Suites in size and design, but those who prefer bigger verandas opt for the Grand Suites. Grand Suites feature a spacious separate bedroom and a roomy walk-in closet—big enough for two to move around in. This bedroom has so many drawers, it's hard to fill them all. The bathroom has a water closet with a toilet, bidet, and extra sink. A powder bath is located off the living room.

The large living room has a full-size couch and two overstuffed chairs. The corner bar has shelves stocked with glasses, granite counter with an Illy espresso maker, and two chairs. An upholstered chaise lounge beckons before a wall-mounted Philips television. Amenities are the same as for Silver Suites and above, plus more: two hours of satellite telephone calls worldwide per voyage, complimentary laundry and dry cleaning service, and complimentary dinner for two in Le Champagne per voyage.

Owner's Suites: Two Owner's Suites on Deck 7 are coveted favourites for their more midship location (compared with the forward-facing Grand and Royal Suites) and the largest verandas. They measure 919 square feet, including a 220-square-foot veranda with an outdoor dining table with two chairs and a chaise lounge. (Request a second, if you like; it will fit but makes the veranda slightly crowded.) Owner's Suites may be configured as a two-bedroom by adjoining with a Veranda Suite. The large living room features a granite bar with three high-backed upholstered chairs, polished wood dining table with four upholstered chairs, and a spacious seating area including a couch, two chairs, end tables, and a coffee table. The bedroom has a cosy sitting area with a couch, coffee table, and chair. The bathrooms and the amenities are the same as in Grand Suites.

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Best for...

Sophisticated international travellers who enjoy unusual destinations yet want a hint of traditional formality, complete with butler service

Not the best for...

Young families and American-centric cruisers who like to be casual all the time

Who goes on Silversea cruise ships?

Silversea caters to Baby Boomers, affluent and often retired, with the leisure and the resources to make Silversea their cruise line of choice. Silversea Expeditions also appeals to that demographic, as well as younger professionals with a desire for active cruising that includes posh cabins and stellar service alongside Zodiac expeditions, snorkelling excursions and in-port hikes. Shorter classic voyages also tend to draw younger passengers. About 60 percent of passengers onboard come from the Americas, the rest from international markets.

Do I have to dress up on a Silversea cruise?

Yes, if you are going on a classic cruise ship; no if you're sailing on a luxury expedition cruise. The classic ships divide evenings among casual resort wear, informal attire (for men, this means a jacket, tie optional, and women wear dresses or pantsuits) and formal nights when eveningwear for women is an evening gown or cocktail dress and men wear tuxedos, dinner jackets or dark suits, and a tie is required. The dress code is more casual on the expedition vessels, and there are no formal nights.

Is everything free on Silversea cruises?

Silversea cruises are fairly inclusive, with the only extras being shore excursions (except on Silversea's expedition cruises on which they're included in the cruise price), shop purchases, spa and beauty treatments, and send-out laundry. Some speciality restaurants also cost extra (and caviar on the room service menu). Cruise fares include gratuities, unlimited beverages (soft and alcoholic), internet access and round trip transportation into town in most ports. Most itineraries also include transfers to/from the ship, and some even include complimentary round trip economy airfare.

What are Silversea's most popular activities?

Onboard, each Silversea cruise ship has a pool and hot tubs that see a lot of action, and the spa gets a lot of use, as well. Silversea cruisers also enjoy attending lectures on the culture and history of the destinations they visit, and like to spend time in the library. Evening shows, which range from opera-themed to swing-era classics, also draw a crowd. When in port, most Silversea cruisers opt for one of the line's many shore excursion offerings. Expedition cruises bring cruisers together with experts to lead hiking, Zodiac, snorkelling, diving and other small group excursions.

  • Private executive transfers
  • International flights
  • Airport transfers
  • Food and beverages
  • Butler service
  • Shore excursions

Ultra-Luxury Cruises

Every detail taken care of...

Butler Service in Every Suite. All guests are pampered equally aboard our ships. We are the only cruise line in the world to include butler service in every suite, in every category. A staff-to-guest ratio of nearly one to one ensures that your every wish is fulfilled with earnest precision, from the concierge who can customise your voyage to the butler who serves your breakfast in suite.

Beverages in-Suite and throughout the Ship. Select wines, premium spirits, speciality coffees, as well as bottled water, juices and soft drinks are complimentary in all bars and lounges. Your suite’s mini-bar is also stocked with your preferred beverages including wines and spirits. Your butler will replenish them upon request.

Gourmet Dining. Delicious meals created with thought and panache, discerningly elaborated menus with perfectly balanced wine choices and a relaxed atmosphere with erudite friends – dining aboard any Silversea ship is the ultimate experience for people who only want superlatives. It just doesn’t get any better than this. Why not ask the couple you just met to join you? With our open-seating policy, arrive at your leisure and dine with whomever you please.

Gratuities. Our unwavering commitment to flawless service requires an attitude that is totally focused on the part of every member of the staff. Their professional training is readily apparent from the waiter who keeps your water glass filled to the chef who prepares your favourite soufflé à la minute. Yet surprisingly gratuities are not expected. They’re included in your fare. *Please note: Beauty salon and spa treatment gratuities not included.

Ashore Activities and Onboard Lectures. Enjoy included shore excursions – already available with Silversea Expeditions - in all ports and itineraries starting Summer 2022! Whether you travel on an expedition voyage to far flung places or on the ocean going fleet to iconic ports, rest assured the very best of the destination is included in your voyage. What’s more, our experienced and enthusiastic experts and expedition staff will share their knowledge in friendly onboard lectures, meaning you only have to listen to immerse yourself in the authentic beauty of the world!

NEW: Private executive transfer*: Silversea, in partnership with Blacklane, offers chauffeured transportation from guests’ home to their departure airport and home again at the end of their vacation. Silversea covers the cost up to 50 miles. Should the distance of the trip be longer than the covered mileage, guests can pay for the additional miles to Blacklane directly.


  • Air credit
  • Private executive transfer to and from your home
  • Shore excursions (Available on all Expedition voyages and will be available on Classic voyages starting March, April or May 2022 depending on ship and voyage. One per port/per day.)
  • Transfers and luggage handling
  • Complimentary city centre shuttle when applicable
  • Butler service in every suite category
  • Onboard gratuities
  • Multiple open-seated restaurants, serving diverse cuisine and an in-suite 24-hour dining service
  • Sustainable caviar on demand 24 hours per day
  • Beverages in-suite and throughout the ship, including champagne and selected wines, premium spirits, soft drinks, and more
  • Unlimited Wi-Fi


  • In-country flights on selected itineraries
  • Highly-qualified Expedition Team, comprising experts in their field
  • Guided Zodiac, land and sea tours, and shore-side activities
  • Enrichment lectures by our Expedition Team
  • Complimentary expedition parka in cold water regions
  • Complimentary backpack and water bottle
  • Complimentary use of wetsuits and snorkelling equipment on selected voyages

While Silversea strives to serve guests all listed items, some items may be excluded in certain destinations, such as the Galapagos.

Terms & conditions

Executive transfers: This service will be available for bookings confirmed on or after 22 July, 2021 on voyages starting with the following departure dates in 2022: Silver Moon 30-Mar; Silver Cloud on 1 April; Silver Dawn on 1 April; Silver Origin on 2 April; Silver Wind on 4 April; Silver Explorer on 16 April; Silver Muse on 19 May; Silver Whisper on 22 May; Silver Shadow on 24 May and Silver Spirit on 31 May.

What's included in the Silversea Drinks Package?

What's included in the Silversea Drinks Package?

Complimentary beverages everywhere

Enjoy a glass or bottle of champagne, wine, beer, or premium spirits on the house. They’ll also ensure you’re well stocked with water, juices and soft drinks in the public bars and your suite. The Silversea promise is to keep your mini-bar full of your favourite drinks – alcoholic beverages (including wine, spirits and mixers) or cold bottles of water for hot, sunny days! Your butler will replenish daily, but if you want a little extra, ask, and they’ll ensure you get exactly what you want. No wish is too big or too small. Yes, really!

Prices based on:

Vista Suite
Vista Suite

A quiet sanctuary. The sitting area of the Vista Suite has plenty of room to relax. Large picture windows frame panoramic ocean views. The perfect backdrop for breakfast in bed.

  • Large balcony window and sitting area
  • Double vanity and separate shower with full-size bath
  • Walk-in wardrobe with personal safe
  • Queen-size bed, writing desk, and vanity table with luxury mattresses
  • Unlimited standard Wi-Fi, flat-screen TV with media library, direct dial telephone, USB-C chargers, and dual voltage outlets
  • Butler service with champagne on arrival, pillow menu, stocked refrigerator and bar setup, plush bathrobe, luxury bath amenities, umbrella, hairdryer, and slippers
  • Located on Deck 4, 5 & 7

Classic Veranda Suite
Classic Veranda Suite

The Classic Veranda Suite provides generous living space for voyagers. Located lower bow, the Classic Veranda Suite offers all the comfort and attention to detail that you can expect aboard — both inside and out. A generous expanse of interior comforts — elegant décor, stunning marble bathroom and ample seating area, make this a cosy home away from home. But perhaps this suite’s finest asset lies just outside, as floor-to-ceiling glass doors open onto a private veranda, making every sunset feel as if it is yours alone.

  • Veranda and sitting area with double vanity
  • Separate shower and full-size bath
  • Walk-in wardrobe with personal safe
  • Queen size bed with luxury bed mattresses
  • Writing desk and vanity table
  • Unlimited Standard Wi-Fi, flat screen TV, direct dial telephone, USB-C chargers
  • Butler service with Champagne on arrival
  • Pillow menu, stocked refrigerator and bar setup, plush bathrobe, luxury bath amenities, umbrella, hairdryer, slippers
  • Located on Deck 5 & 6

Superior Veranda Suite
Superior Veranda Suite

Located on the upper deck, and offering spectacular sunset views, the Superior Veranda Suite has all the comforts and luxury that you can expect aboard. A comfortable living space, attention to detail and a generous expanse of amenities, this stunning suite makes for a cosy home while on the seas. But perhaps this suite’s finest asset lies just outside, as floor-to-ceiling glass doors open onto a private veranda, making every sunset feel as if it is yours alone.

  • Veranda and sitting area with double vanity
  • Separate shower and full-size bath
  • Walk-in wardrobe with personal safe
  • Queen size bed with luxury bed mattresses
  • Writing desk and vanity table
  • Unlimited Standard Wi-Fi, flat screen TV, direct dial telephone, USB-C chargers
  • Butler service with Champagne on arrival
  • Pillow menu, stocked refrigerator and bar setup, plush bathrobe, luxury bath amenities, umbrella, hairdryer, slippers
  • Located on Deck 5, 6, 7, 8 & 9

Deluxe Veranda Suite
Deluxe Veranda Suite

The Deluxe Veranda Suite offers a comfortable living space, close to the heart of the ship. With its preferred mid-ship location and all the comfort and attention to detail that you can expect aboard, the Deluxe Veranda Suite is the savvy traveller’s paradise— both inside and out. Elegant décor, stunning marble bathroom and ample seating area, make this a cosy home away from home. But perhaps this suite’s finest asset lies just outside, as floor-to-ceiling glass doors open onto a private veranda, making every sunset feel as if it is yours alone.

  • Veranda and sitting area with double vanity
  • Separate shower and full-size bath
  • Walk-in wardrobe with personal safe
  • Queen size bed with luxury bed mattresses
  • Writing desk and vanity table
  • Unlimited Standard Wi-Fi, flat screen TV, direct dial telephone, USB-C chargers
  • Butler service with Champagne on arrival
  • Pillow menu, stocked refrigerator and bar setup, plush bathrobe, luxury bath amenities, umbrella, hairdryer, slippers
  • Located on Deck 5, 6, 7 & 8

Medallion Suite
Medallion Suite

A mark of distinction. Sumptuous. Spacious. Rich textures and panoramic views surround you with distinguished luxury. An extravagant suite for an extravagant cruise.

  • Living room with sitting area, writing desk, vanity table, and walk-in wardrobe with personal safe
  • Queen size bed with luxury mattresses, pillow menu, and plush bathrobe
  • Double vanity, separate shower, full-size bath, luxury bath amenities, slippers, and hair dryer
  • Unlimited Premium Wi-Fi, 2 large flat screen TVs, sound system with bluetooth, direct dial telephone, USB-C chargers, and dual voltage outlets
  • Butler service, complimentary laundry, pressing & wet cleaning, dinner at the officer’s table, and champagne on arrival
  • Espresso machine, refrigerator and bar setup, and umbrella
  • Located on Deck 7

Royal Suite
Royal Suite

Stately describes the Royal Suite. Commanding and majestic. Perfect for entertaining. Enough living space to roam. The pinnacle of good living. Available as a one-bedroom configuration or as two-bedrooms by adjoining with a Veranda Suite.

  • Veranda, separate dining area, living room with sitting area, double vanity, separate shower, full-size bath, walk-in wardrobe with personal safe
  • Queen size bed, writing desk, vanity table, luxury bed mattresses
  • Unlimited premium Wi-Fi, 2 large flat screen TVs with interactive media library, sound system with Bluetooth connectivity, direct dial telephone, wall-mounted USB-C mobile device chargers, dual voltage 110/220 outlets
  • Butler service, complimentary laundry, pressing & wet cleaning, dinner for two in La Dame, one evening per voyage, two hours of worldwide phone use per voyage segment, champagne on arrival
  • Espresso machine, pillow menu, refrigerator and bar setup stocked with your preferences, plush bathrobe, luxury bath amenities, umbrella, hair dryer, slippers.
  • Located on Deck 6 & 7

Owner's Suite
Owner's Suite

The name Owner's Suite says it all. A stylish apartment. Prestigious and classic. For those who seek the superlative level of space, comfort and service on board. Available as a one-bedroom configuration or as two-bedrooms by adjoining with a Vista Suite.

  • Elegant living area with dining space, sitting area, writing desk, and vanity table
  • Spacious bathroom with double vanity, separate shower, full-size bath, and luxury bath amenities
  • Bedroom with queen size bed, luxury mattresses, walk-in wardrobe with personal safe, and plush bathrobe and slippers
  • State-of-the-art entertainment: 2 large flat screen TVs, sound system with Bluetooth, direct dial telephone, USB-C chargers, dual voltage outlets, and unlimited premium Wi-Fi
  • Butler service with complimentary laundry, pressing, and wet cleaning; Champagne on arrival; dinner for two in La Dame; and two hours of worldwide phone use per voyage segment
  • Espresso machine, pillow menu, refrigerator and bar setup with preferences, umbrella, and hair dryer
  • Located on Deck 7

Grand Suite
Grand Suite

Expertly designed and exquisitely appointed. Ideal for entertaining friends while you cruise or enjoying a quiet dinner “at home”. Available as a one-bedroom configuration or as two-bedrooms by adjoining with a Silversea Veranda Suite.

  • Veranda, separate dining area, living room with sitting area, double vanity, separate shower, full-size bath, walk-in wardrobe with personal safe
  • Queen size bed, writing desk, vanity table, luxury bed mattresses
  • Unlimited Premium Wi-Fi, 2 large flat-screen TVs with Interactive Media Library, sound system with Bluetooth connectivity, direct dial telephone, wall-mounted USB-C mobile device chargers, dual voltage 110/220 outlets
  • Butler service, complimentary laundry, pressing & wet cleaning, dinner for two in La Dame (one evening per voyage), two hours of worldwide phone use per voyage segment, Champagne on arrival
  • Espresso machine, pillow menu, refrigerator and bar setup stocked with your preferences, plush bathrobe, luxury bath amenities
  • Umbrella, hairdryer, slippers
  • Located on Deck 6, 7 & 8

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