When I think of luxury cruise lines, there are a couple of integral brands that always pop into my head: one of those is Silversea, a line dedicated to providing clients with a top-notch experience. The line is all inclusive of meals, drinks, gratuities, transfers, economy air, and even onboard spending credits on every sailing, creating a very stress-free environment once passengers board the ship. Even more stress relieving is the size of their accommodations: every one of Silversea’s rooms are suites, and no matter what category guests choose, all of the suites come with butler service.
Silversea prides itself in offering a personalized experience to create a home away from home: choose from nine different types of pillows, various toiletries (including Bvlgari & Ferragamo), have your bar stocked with your favorite wines and liquors – you can even request personalized stationery. All of this delivered with a warm smile from your attentive butler, who will also assist in packing and unpacking, reservations, deliver your in-suite dining, and even prepare an in-suite cocktail party for you and friends traveling with you.
The cruise line’s 6 vessels range in size for the small ship category, from just over one hundred passengers to no more than 540 guests. With an intimate crowd of well-traveled individuals, one of the most rewarding experiences onboard a ship of this nature is connected with other like-minded travelers. Even the onboard cruise hosts are incredibly accessible, providing plenty of opportunities to meet and greet with staff and fellow passengers. Alternatively, if you prefer a quieter escape, the small size makes it perfect to kick back and relax with just your loved one.
When it comes to dining, Silversea has quite the culinary background: the line originated in Italy, where a strong emphasis on cuisine is deeply rooted in the culture. It has since partnered with the Grands Chefs Relais & Chateaux for a truly exceptional gastronomic experience. Guests have up to six restaurants to choose from onboard, including La Terrazza, a partnership with Slow Food, The Restaurant, which features specialties from Relais & Chateaux, and The Grill, which features the hot rock dining concept. On certain sailings, Silversea features the only Relais & Chateaux culinary school at sea, L’École des Chefs, on top of the always-popular culinary enrichment program, complete with wine tastings and food demonstrations.
Silversea is one of our partner cruise lines, which means we are able to get clients exclusive amenities and perks, one of which being Voyager Club hosted sailings. On most Silversea sailings, a representative from the Virtuoso network is onboard to host complimentary cocktail parties, shore excursions, and act as a point of contact to guests booked through a Virtuoso agency – and if you book through me, you’ll be one of those guests! Ask about Voyager Club sailings, as well as other special perks that come with booking a luxury cruise line with Vacations by Lindsey!