Silversea Cruises

Silversea was founded and run by one family - the Lefebvres of Rome, who pioneered the all-inclusive ultra-luxury cruise concept. This meant the true Italian passion for embracing the best of life and a personal commitment to maintain the high standards of cruise excellence that has been the cornerstone of Silversea ever since. Silversea has recently partnered with Royal Caribbean Cruises bringing together two companies with bold, long-term visions for the luxury cruise industry.

The cruise line was born of a vision to create a whole new category of ultra-luxury cruising: smaller ships with an unmatched, all-inclusive lifestyle and the ability to slip into smaller, more exotic ports worldwide. Silversea launched Silver Cloud in 1994 and Silver Wind in 1995, followed by the slightly larger sister ships, Silver Shadow and Silver Whisper in 2000 and 2001, Silver Spirit in 2009; and in 2017, Silversea's beautiful flagship Silver Muse.

In 2008 the company introduced Silversea Expeditions and Silver Explorer, a purpose-built expedition ship that combines adventure cruising with Silversea’s signature lifestyle. A second expedition ship, Silver Galapagos, was launched in 2013, and Silver Discoverer in 2014. After an extensive refurbishment, Silversea’s matriarch ship Silver Cloud became an ice-strengthened expedition ship in 2017.

Today Silversea operates a fleet of nine ships and a cruise programme that encompasses all seven continents and over 900 destinations. With a capacity of just 100 to 608 guests, Silversea ships are small in comparison to mass-market vessels, yet inordinately spacious in feel and appearance thanks to their unexcelled space ratios. Exceptional service is also a distinction. All accommodations are spacious, ocean-view suites with butler service and most include private verandas.

With its Italian heritage and elegant European ambience, Silversea’s all inclusive cruises attract a sophisticated audience of worldly travellers.

Silversea Cruises' Ships

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Intimate Boutique Ships

Silversea's nine intimate luxury ships can show you the world in a far more personal, meaningful way. The ships can glide into small, secluded harbours not yet on the radar screen, or transport you on an expedition to some of the most remote regions of the globe. At night, return to the gracious hospitality that reflects their Italian heritage - the relaxed, friendly camaraderie in the lounges and open bars where faces quickly become familiar and conversation strikes a common chord.

Polished to Perfection

Silversea is passionate about service and profoundly committed to maintaining the highest standards. Service that is richly personalised, genuine and caring, where every wish, every need is discretely anticipated and promptly delivered. With the experienced, highly trained personnel of a top luxury cruise line and a staff-to-guest ratio of nearly one-to-one, service excellence is guaranteed aboard the ships of Silversea.

608 Cruises · 11 Ships

Cruise Regions

  • Alaska
  • Antarctica
  • Arctic
  • Australasia
  • Caribbean
  • East US/Canada
  • Far East
  • Indian Ocean
  • Mediterranean
  • N Europe
  • Pacific
  • S America
  • Transatlantic
  • West US/Mexico

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Reasons to Book

Infinite Possibilities

Silversea voyages and cruise expeditions sail to over 900 destinations on all seven continents, more than any other cruise line — large or small. Their itineraries include many ports with late-night and overnight departures providing you with more time to experience the local colours and cultures. For those who want to explore beyond the shore, an extensive collection of land adventures offer a convenient, seamless way to extend your travels. 

All-Inclusive, Nothing Extra

Enjoy the ease, convenience and value of an all-inclusive cruise fare that includes almost all of your discretionary onboard expenses such as gratuities, room service, and both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages – those extra charges that can add up to so much more. 

Global Flavours for Wordly Travellers

Renowned for culinary excellence and innovative spirit, Silversea’s luxury cruises offer a choice of open-seating dining options throughout the fleet, as well as several specialty venues aboard all non-expedition ships. In fact Silver Muse has eight restaurants to choose from; more dining options than any other ultra-luxury ship at sea. Daily changing menus present a wide range of offerings including Continental, vegetarian and CuislineLite™ selections, as well as regional specialities unique to the destination. 

Your Suite is Your Sanctuary

Silversea’s suites offer one of the highest space-per-guest ratios of any luxury cruise accommodations. All of their suites feature ocean views, and many with a private teak veranda. That’s why every Silversea suite is indulgently spacious, and beautifully furnished. Freshen up in your Italian marble bathroom with a choice of luxury amenities to suit your personal taste.

Members Club

Venetian Society

A special circle of friends. Exclusive privileges and prestigious cruise rewards. When you complete your first Silversea voyage, you become part of an exclusive circle of friends — the Venetian Society. Membership in Silversea's cruise loyalty programme is an open door to a world of exclusivity, an extraordinary fellowship of international travellers who enjoy the Silversea lifestyle while exploring the world in luxurious fashion and receiving members-only benefits and cruise rewards.

Membership Privileges

  • Onboard recognition and private parties
  • Up to 5% additional savings on select voyages
  • Ship visitation privileges

Milestone Rewards

When you sail 100 days or more, your loyalty is rewarded:

  • After 100 days: receive up to 5% additional savings and complimentary laundry service (excludes dry cleaning and “press only”)
  • After 250 days: receive up to 10% additional savings
  • After 350 days: receive a complimentary 7-day voyage
  • After 500 days: receive a complimentary 14-day voyage
  • After the 500-day milestone, receive a complimentary 7-day voyage for each 150 days sailed

Friends of The Society® Programme

When your new-to-Silversea friends sail with you, as a sponsoring Venetian Society member, you will receive:

  • $250 Shipboard Credit – Available on designated Venetian Society voyages
  • Double Cruise Days – Available on any Silversea sailing. As an example, if you and your friends sail together on a 15-day voyage, you will accrue a total of 30 Cruise Days.
  • Friends who sail with you on a designated Venetian Society voyage will enjoy the same 5% Venetian Society savings that are available to you, as well as any applicable Silver Savings. This benefit is limited to a maximum of four friends in two additional suites.

A certificate of redemption must be submitted prior to the cruise and signed by the sponsoring Venetian Society member in order for Friends of the Society programme to be honoured. Full terms and conditions are available on the website.