Silversea Cruises

Silversea Cruises is one of the oldest and most trusted names in the cruise industry having launched over 20 years ago in 1994. Silversea was actually the pioneer behind the all-inclusive cruising experience that paved the way for some many cruise lines that followed. Even for a large fleet (nine ships total), Silversea still manages to give their customers a truly intimate experience by focusing on smaller, all-suite, ultra-luxury ships. The construction and size of the ships allow their vessels to access more remote locations that larger ships simply can’t get to, such as small islands and the narrow passage ways of the Thames River.

Silversea Cruises consistently ranks among the top luxury cruise lines and has won a number of prestigious awards from publications such as Entrepreneur Magazine, U.S. News & World Report, and The Daily Telegraph.

In April of 2017 Silversea introduced its newest and largest ship yet with the addition of the Silver Muse, which has already been hailed as the most luxurious cruise ship of the year and further elevating this already stellar brand focused on creating the ultimate luxury experience.

The Good

Silver Cloud The first of Silversea’s ships to set sail, the Silver Cloud launched in 1994 and was the model for the next three vessels that went to become the first of several ships that would create the burgeoning Silversea’s fleet. With a total capacity of 296 passengers and a crew of 222, the Silver Cloud boasts an amazing crew to passenger ratio of 1.3:1 making it one of the best in the industry.
  • Tonnage: 16,800 GT
  • Length: 514 ft (157 m)
  • Beam: 71 ft (22 m)
  • Decks: 6 accessible to passengers, 9 total
  • Speed: 18 knots (33 km/h)
Silver Wind The Silver Wind is the second ship introduced into the fleet and is the sister ship to the maiden Silver Cloud and entered service in 1995. This ship is the smallest of the ships offered in the Silversea lineup accommodating 294 passengers with a total of 208 crew members giving it an overall crew to passenger ratio of 1.41:1.
  • Tonnage: 16,800 GT
  • Length: 512 ft (156 m)
  • Beam: 69 ft (21 m )
  • Decks: 7
  • Speed: 21.9 knots
Silver Shadow The Silver Shadow is a special ship within the Silversea fleet that entered service in 2000 and offers more space per passenger than any other cruise ship. The ship offers 194 suites that range in size from 287 sq ft to 1,435 sq ft and 80% offer balconies. She can accommodate a slightly larger passenger capacity than the previous two ships at 382 passengers and 295 crew members giving it a 1.31:1 crew to passenger ratio.
  • Tonnage: 28,258 GT
  • Length: 610 ft (186 m)
  • Beam: 81 ft 4 in (24.8 m)
  • Decks: 10
  • Speed 18.5 knots (34.3 km/h; 21.3 mph)
Silver Whisper The Silver Whisper is a replica of her sister ship, the Silver Shadow and offers the same stats and overall luxury that has come to be expected across the Silversea’s brand. She entered service just a year after Silver Shadow set sail and has the same high crew to passenger at 1.31:1.
  • Tonnage: 28,258 GT
  • Length: 610 ft (186 m)
  • Beam: 81 ft 4 in (24.8 m)
  • Decks: 10
  • Speed 18.5 knots (34.3 km/h; 21.3 mph)
Silver Spirit The Silver Spirit is the sixth ship launched by Silversea’s and their largest behind only the newly launched Silver Muse. The Silver Spirit entered service in 2009. Silver Spirit boasts 270 ocean view suites, six restaurants, a spa clocking in at 8,300 sq ft, and the Stars Supper Club which offers dancing, music, and a night club style atmosphere. She has a capacity of 540 passengers and accommodates 376 crew members giving her a crew to passenger ratio of 1.44:1.
  • Tonnage: 36,000 GT
  • Length: 642 ft (196 m)
  • Beam: 86 ft (26m)
  • Speed: 20.3 knots (37.6 km/h)
Silver Muse Just released in April of 2017, the Silver Muse is the newest and most luxurious of the Silversea’s fleet to date. With uncompromising luxury, the Silver Muse offers 8 restaurants, 5 lounges, 6 bars, 1 pool, 3 jacuzzies, and 6 elevators. The Silver Muse is also the largest of the ships in the Silversea’s arsenal accommodating up to 596 passengers and 411 crew giving her an overall crew to passenger ratio of 1.45:1.
  • Tonnage: 40,700 GT
  • Length: 699 ft (27 m)
  • Decks: 8 accessible to passengers (11 total)
  • Speed: 19.8 knots
Silver Explorer While not a conventional cruise ship, the Silver Explorer offers unique voyages taking passengers to exotic locations such as Norway and Antarctica. She was initially launched in 1989 but wasn’t acquired by Silversea’s until fall of 2007 when she underwent a multi-million-dollar remodel and a subsequent refurbishment in 2017. The Silver Explorer offers passengers a range of activities on board including a library, a lecture hall, an observation deck, gym, sauna, and a state of the art massage room. The ship has a passenger capacity of 132 and accommodates a crew of 115 giving her a crew to passenger ratio of 1.15:1.
  • Tonnage: 6,072 TONS
  • Length: 354 ft 4 in (108 m)
  • Beam: 51 ft 2 in (15.6 m)
  • Speed: 14 knots (26 km/h; 16 mph)
Silver Galapagos The Silver Galapagos is another of Silversea’s expedition ships turned cruise ship and is the smallest ship in the fleet with only a 100 passenger capacity and 75 crew members giving it a 1.33:1 crew to passenger ratio. The Silver Galapagos may be an older ship built in 1990, it was completely refurbished in the familiar ultra-luxury style that Silversea’s passengers have come to expect in 2014. The ship now offers all suite accommodations including butlers for all passengers.
  • Tonnage: 4,077
  • Length: 289.24 ft (88.16 m)
  • Decks: 5
  • Speed: 10/17 knots
Silver Discoverer The Silver Discoverer is yet another expedition ship that Silversea’s acquired and then gave their signature luxury flair. She was initially built in 1989 but was acquired in late 2013 by Silversea’s and officially entered service in 2014 after a complete refurbishment. The Silver Discoverer does lack some amenities that are available on some of Silversea’s other ships mostly due to its function as serving mostly destination-intensive passengers looking to visit more remote parts of the world. She can accommodate up to 120 passengers across five different categories.
  • Tonnage: 5,218
  • Length: 338 ft (102.9 m)
  • Decks: 5
  • Speed: 14 knots

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