Being no novice to cruising after 20 sailings, I decided to see what the fuss was about in the luxury cruise market. After doing some research, Silversea Cruise’s 540 passenger Silver Spirit was my first introduction to luxury cruising.
In this article, I want to share what makes Silversea Cruises unique and undeniably a choice to try at least once. The major difference is it is six-star class.
Operations began in 1994 with just one ship and was the brainstorm of the former Sitmar Cruise owners. They felt that the timing was just right in creating an all-suite luxury liner having fewer passengers then the trend cruising was been heading that bigger was better. Addressing the savvy traveller’s desire for some place new from Accra to Zanzibar was another priority.
This successful formula had Silversea Cruises expand and they now operate seven ships. Silversea Cruise’s motto “Every Wish Granted” is certainly applied. Their high crew to passenger ratio is 1:1 which delivers the most attentive service a passenger could ever experience.
Silversea Cruise’s corporate office is located in Monaco with several branch offices throughout the world including the United Kingdom.
All inclusive pricing
A cruise aboard any one of their ships is truly all inclusive. The fare includes accommodations, a personal butler, tips and drinks, including alcohol and an in-suite bar. Any brand of alcohol, champagne or wine will be stocked at all times in the cabin.
All cabins are full size suites with ocean views and many offering a balcony. A private butler is assigned to the guest. The room is treated to one of three aromatherapy fragrances by celebrated Italian perfumer Laura Tonatto by personal preference. All scrumptious bed linens come from Prates. A full size tub and shower is featured in the marble bathroom.
The dining experience onboard is gourmet. Each day, the finest linens, china and crystal will adorn the table. Dress up on formal evenings to the hilt but otherwise smart resort casual is standard. 24 hour room service is available for quiet dining on your balcony and anything that it served in the dining rooms can be ordered.
Silversea Cruises enrichment programs can be made up of well known authors, celebrity chefs or experts in a particular field that tends to match up with the itinerary. This is a good opportunity to learn more about things you are interested in.
Most of the itineraries are out of the ordinary and visit destinations that the larger ships just cannot. These ports are often much less commercial and less crowded. Take advantage of the expert on-board travel staff’s in-depth seminars on the destination’s history and places of interest.
More intimate entertainment
Silversea Cruise ships do have entertainment with top-notch performers. You will never know who will be entertaining in the evening but it is sure to be someone special.
Other cruise highlights
Blackjack, roulette, poker and slot machines are available in the on-board casino or watch a movie under the stars each evening. There is also a dance club.
Forget about weight gain as there is a full service spa and wellness centre for health and revitalization. Pick up some insider tips to take home with you.
Never miss out on anything that a mass market mega cruise ship offers. If anything, you will gain so much more. For those who are seeking to be treated like royalty then the Silversea Cruise ships is the right decision. Sail the seven seas of the world just like Sinbad from a few days to several months’ voyages in luxurious surroundings.
Written by Veronica Shine. Images courtesy of Silversea Cruises.