Want To Charter an Entire Cruise Ship?

Silver Whisper

Silversea, the ‘ultra-luxury’ cruise line, is offering people the chance to fully charter three of its cruise ships for a series of trips for the first time in 2014.

Silversea announced a collection of three and four day itineraries that are available for wealthy guests or companies to charter an entire ship. These itineraries are based in the United States and in Europe and are available on board Silver Cloud, Silver Whisper and Silver Spirit. These ships have capacity for 296, 382 and 540 guests respectively.

Silversea state that when one of their ships is chartered ‘your group is assured total exclusivity in a secure and confidential environment while cruising to the destinations of your choice’. Steve Odell, president of Silversea for Europe, Africa, Asia Pacific and the Middle East said ‘our intimate sized ships, unparalleled service and all-inclusive nature makes planning an event on Silversea so easy’.

Anyone who charters a Silversea ship will be able to enjoy the freedom to be able to customise the itinerary of their trip and visit the ports of call that they want to. They will also have a certain amount of freedom to decide how long the ship will spend it each port of call and the daily scheduling on board the ship.

There is also the opportunity to organise certain special events, create custom made menus including your favourite meals and craft custom made tours whilst ashore. It essentially gives the party who is chartering the vessel the freedom to create an entire cruise holiday to suit their own needs and wants. What could be more luxurious than that?!

Create a custom menu

When chartering a Silversea cruise ship guests will benefit from the all-inclusive amenities on board. All staterooms on board are suites and have complimentary butler service for all guests, world-class dining is included as are gratuities. There is also complimentary 24 hour room service, in-suite movie channels and DVD library and sumptuous Bvlgari toiletries in all bathrooms.

Complimentary drinks are served throughout each ship, including in the mini bars in each suite. These include many different varieties of fine wines, champagnes, premium spirits, bottled water, soft drinks and speciality coffees.

fine wines

The style on board Silversea cruise ships is luxurious and elegant, inspired by the golden age of cruising. Silversea is owned and operated by a single Italian family – the Lefebvres from Rome and they pride themselves on being a family company offering guests a personalised level of service on board their small, intimate cruise ships.

They remain committed to personalised cruising with an exceptional level of service in an age where the majority of other cruise lines are interested in constructing as large cruise ships as possible – the largest cruise ships in the world are currently Allure and Oasis of the Seas which can carry an astounding 6,296 guests and 5,412 crew.

Images courtesy of Silversea


A Look at Luxury Cruising with Silversea Cruises

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.

Silver Spirit

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 Inclusive



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.

Silver Spirit Vista Suite



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.

Silver Cloud La Terrazza


Enrichment programs

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.

Silversea Cooking Demonstration


Exotic locations

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.

Silver Galapagos Santa Cruz Islands


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.

Silversea High C's


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.

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