Silversea Cruises reviews

About Silversea Cruises

Silversea features formal service: Couples in their 40s and older dress for dinner — formal nights are not optional here. The experience feels indulgent: Silversea's all-inclusive pricing bundles wine, Heidsieck Champagne, and top-shelf spirits in the fare. Bathrooms have Bulgari toiletries, and beds are dressed with Pratesi linens. Quality comes at a cost: The prices, with few exceptions, are prohibitive for many travelers — some cruises are more than $1,000 per person per day.

Top 5 Silversea Cruises Destinations:

Other (Asia/Africa/Middle East)

(134 cruises)

Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

(60 cruises)

Europe - Northern Europe

(52 cruises)

Europe - Western Europe

(47 cruises)

South Pacific - Australia

(43 cruises)

Top 5 Silversea Cruises Departure Ports:

Piraeus (Athens), Greece

(46 cruises)

Lisbon, Portugal

(28 cruises)

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

(27 cruises)

Venice, Italy

(26 cruises)


(24 cruises)

Expert review of Silversea Cruises

Best For

Silversea attracts mostly couples in their 40s and older who like dressing for dinner and the luxury of being waited on. 

Not For

Casual types who like to let their hair down and party, or families traveling with children.

We Love

  • Silversea's all-inclusive pricing bundles wine, Heidsieck Champagne, top-shelf spirits, and tips in the fare.
  • Beds are dressed with luxurious Italian Pratesi linens.
  • Suites — and they’re all suites on five of the seven Silversea ships —  have impressive walk-in closets. 
  • Large, marble-clad bathrooms come with separate showers and tubs, as well as decadent Bulgari toiletries.
  • Full dinners, course by course, can be served in your cabin.
  • La Terrazza’s “slow food” concept includes house-made pasta.
  • Silversea offers around-the-world itineraries that veer way off the tourist path, spanning nearly 100 countries on all seven continents.
  • Looking for luxury for less? One-week cruises in Europe, the Caribbean, and Alaska start at $300 per person a day.

We Could Live Without

  • The stiff-upper-lip formality of both the passengers and crew can feel, well, stiff at times.
  • Some cruises are more than $1,000 per person a day, not including airfare.

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What cruisers say

  • drlally says ...

    the Spa staff, our butler Ionut/Juliet, Nikki, a server Read full review
  • cruiseships says ...

    What's not to like about a suite with butler service? Read full review
  • SandraK1 says ...

    The perfect size for relatively small group of passengers. Ship is beautiful, clean, well maintained and elegant. Read full review

15 Silversea Cruises ships

Silver Cloud

Price: $$$$
Ship size: S

The sister ships Silver Cloud and Silver Wind redefine the concept of luxury in the modern world. Li...

Sails to:

Canada, New England, New York Europe - Mediterranean Europe - Western Europe Other (Asia/Africa/Middle East) Panama Canal, Central America

Sails from:

Broome, Australia Callao (Lima), Peru Cape Town, South Africa Darwin, Australia Dublin, Ireland Fremantle (Perth), Australia Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida Halifax, Nova Scotia Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Kangerlussuaq, Greenland Lautoka, Fiji Islands Lisbon, Portugal Male, Maldives Maputo, Mozambique Muscat, Oman Narsarsuaq, Greenland Papeete, Tahiti Piraeus (Athens), Greece Port Elizabeth, South Africa Puerto Williams, Chile Reykjavik, Iceland Singapore Ushuaia, Tierra Del Fuego, Argentina Valparaiso (Santiago), Chile Walvis Bay, Namibia More

Silver Dawn

Price: $$$$
Ship size: XL
2 Reviews

A new Dawn has arrived! The tenth ultra-luxury ship joined Silversea fleet in April 2022, sailing a...

Sails to:

Caribbean Europe - Eastern Mediterranean Europe - Mediterranean Europe - Northern Europe Europe - Western Europe

Sails from:

Barcelona, Spain Bergen, Norway Bridgetown, Barbados Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy Copenhagen, Denmark Doha, Qatar Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida Hong Kong Istanbul, Turkey Lisbon, Portugal Mumbai (Bombay), India Naples, Italy Oslo, Norway Piraeus (Athens), Greece Reykjavik, Iceland San Juan, Puerto Rico Singapore Southampton (London), England Stockholm, Sweden Tokyo, Japan More

Silver Discoverer

Price: $$$$
Ship size: S
1 Reviews

Accommodating only 128 passengers, Silver Discoverer can navigate the most isolated archipelagos of...

Ship size:

  • XL: 4,000 + passengers
  • L: 2,000 to 4,000 passengers
  • M: 500 to 2,000 passengers
  • S: Less than 500 passengers


  • $$$$: $1500 and up
  • $$$: Up to $1500
  • $$: Up to $1000
  • $: Up to $500

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