Silversea Cruises

Company Overview and Ship Fleet


Silversea Contact Info

Silversea Cruises
110 East Broward Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Fleetwide Amenities

All Ocean-view Suite Accommodation

Each provides a panoramic view of ocean, shore and port,
and an elegant ambience of unrivalled luxury.

Complimentary Beverages

An extensive selection of fine wines, champagne, spirits,
bottled water and soft drinks are yours to enjoy — all
courtesy of Silversea.

In-Suite Complimentary Beverages

Every suite features a beverage cabinet stocked with your
preferred assortment of complimentary beverages.

Gratuities Included

All onboard gratuities are included — none are ever expected.

Open-seating Dining

No assigned dining time, no assigned table.

In-suite Dining and 24-hour room service

A formal dinner served course-by-course, a late-night snack,
or a full breakfast delivered at your request — with no charge
and no tipping.

Complimentary Transportation into Town

Roundtrip transportation from the pier to the heart of town
in most ports of call.

New Ship Builds

Smoking Policy

Most areas of the ship are non-smoking.  There are designated smoking tables in the Panorama Lounge and in certain areas on Decks 5 and 6 for cigarette smoking. Cigar and pipe smoking is only permitted in The Humidor and in certain areas on open Decks 5 and 6.

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Silversea Cruise Line

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Silversea is a cruise company reflecting generations of maritime and travel experience. In the early 1990s, the Lefebvre family of Rome, former owners of Sitmar Cruises, conceived and organized a unique cruise company pledging to build and operate the highest-quality ships in the ultra-luxury segment. The name “Silversea” was chosen because it connotes quality and luxury as well as capturing the romance and special sensations of the sea.

Silversea Fleet

Silver Cloud Silver Whisper
Silver Shadow Silver Wind
Silver Spirit Silver Explorer
(formerly Prince Albert II)
Silver Discoverer Silver Galapagos


Silversea Cruises is recognized as an innovator in the luxury segment, offering guests large-ship amenities aboard its intimate, all-suite vessels: Silver Spirit, Silver Cloud, Silver Wind, Silver Shadow, Silver Whisper- all designed to offer an atmosphere of conviviality and casual elegance. With the addition of the regal expedition ship Silver Explorer (formerly Prince Albert II), the company's itineraries encompass all seven continents. 


Silversea Launched its first ship, Silver Cloud in 1994, followed by Silver Wind in 1995, Silver Shadow in 2000 and the newest ship Silver Whisper in 2001. The fleet was purpose-built for the ultra-luxury market, establishing a new class of smaller, intimate vessels that could slip into more exotic ports off the beaten path. These elite vessels were specifically designed for fewer guests, more space and the highest levels of personalized service, delivered by mainly Italian and other European officers overseeing an international staff. All-ocean view suites, most with private veranda, and open seating dining options so guests dine when, where and with whom they desire, add to the very special ambiance created onboard. But what is also unique is that they incorporate the favorite amenities found on larger ships, such as an elaborate show lounge featuring nightly entertainment, casino, spa and state-of-the-art fitness facility.

The company's first expedition ship, Prince Albert II, debuted in June 2008, heralding the beginning of a new mode in exploration cruising -- where an ultra-luxurious ambiance is just as important as an exotic and enriching itinerary.

Silversea caters to the cosmopolitan world traveler and maintains branch offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia and Singapore. The company's headquarters are based in Monaco.

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Wi-Fi and Internet

All Silversea ships are equipped to offer wireless (Wi-Fi) Internet access. You can use your own laptop to surf the Internet and check emails at Wi-Fi locations throughout the ship, or from the comfort and privacy of your suite. Computers, email and Internet access are also available on board at the Internet Café. However, telecommunication services while at sea are via satellite. Therefore, onboard Internet access is not guaranteed at all times. Satellite communications are also affected by weather and the ship's location.

In particular, Internet service is extremely sporadic while in the Arctic. Guests aboard expedition cruises to/from Svalbard should be prepared to be out of communication for the duration of their time on board. (Please be assured that Silver Explorer always has emergency communication capabilities.)

Whether accessing the Internet via your own laptop computers or via the Internet Café computers, the same rates apply. All charges are posted directly to your onboard account. No credit is given for unused Time Plan minutes. Rates shown are in US dollars and are subject to change.

Basic Rate: $0.50 per minute (pay as you go)
Time Plan 1: 100 minutes for $45 ($0.45 per minute)
Time Plan 2: 250 minutes for $85 ($0.34 per minute)
Time Plan 3: 1000 minutes for $250 ($0.25 per minute)

There is onboard mobile phone service that enables you to make and receive phone calls, text messages and other select data services on your mobile phone even when miles away from land. Your mobile phone service provider will bill you for calls and/or messages, which may appear as roaming charges. Please note that mobile phone service is sporadic at best while in the Arctic. Guests aboard voyages to/from Svalbard should be prepared to be out of communication for the duration of their time on board.