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Silversea Cruises Amenities and Promotions
- Spacious Ultra-Luxury Suites - over 85% with Private Verandas
- Butler Service - All Suites
- Complimentary Beverages Served Throughout the Ship
- Open-Seating Dining
- In-Suite Dining and 24-Hour Room Service
- In-Suite Beverages
- Free Unlimited WiFi in all suites and throughout the ship
- Transportation into Town
Silversea Cruises Programs
Wine Series Voyages
On select Wine Series voyages, enjoy enlightening lectures, tastings of celebrated vintage blends and optional private tours to world-class wineries and cellars. An extensive selection of fine red and white wine pairings are suggested with lunch and dinner entrees, and are always complimentary.
Culinary Arts Voyages
Join contemporary guest chefs as they share their most tantalizing creations through special menus, demonstrations and interactive cooking classes. Escorted provisioning excursions to international markets will whet your appetite for a grand gourmet dinner, spotlighting the innovative and mouthwatering specialties of the international guest chefs.
For the Active Adventurer
Snorkelling in the Seychelles. Kayaking in Grand Cayman. Whitewater rafting in Chile. Exciting adventures await you on every voyage. Soar in a helicopter high above active volcanoes or glide over Luxor at dawn in a hot-air balloon. Bike through a lush Caribbean rainforest to a tranquil waterfall. Go four-wheeling across desert sands, horseback riding along Tuscany's picturesque coast, or play a round of golf at Dubai's famous greens. Relive adventures of bravery through tales of exploration and challenge.
For the Art Aficionado
Silversea's devotion to encircling guests in a world rich with artistic experiences begins onboard with carefully crafted entertainment showcasing international celebrities as well as regional artists. Expert guest lecturers enrich the voyage destination by interpreting the cultural influences on the mediums of music, dance, painting, sculpture and more.
For the Cultural Connoisseur
Silversea's international itineraries attract guests and staff from across the globe, resulting in a uniquely cosmopolitan onboard atmosphere. A setting especially welcoming for the host of entertaining cultural specialists whose stories will enthrall and delight as they reveal answers to questions of instinctive curiosity.
For the Gourmet
The innovative Relais & Châteaux L’École des Chefs aboard Silversea entertains and educates with a broad curriculum of tantalizing culinary events including inspiring demonstrations and dynamic cooking competitions. Then head ashore to cook under the expert guidance of world-renowned chefs at prestigious Relais & Châteaux – Relais Gourmand boutique restaurants. Or join optional excursions with opportunities to create Valencian paella, discover nouvelle twists on classical Chinese dishes, or learn the time-honoured secrets of Vietnamese clay pot cooking.
For the History Enthusiast
Excursions to Egypt's pyramids. Spain's Alhambra. Italy's Pompeii, the lost cities of Machu Picchu and Tikal. The ancient ruins of Ephesus, Leptis Magna, Cyrene and Palmyra. Silversea's destination specialists are experts at sparking your curiosity with legends and lore, fact and fiction, and mysteries still unsolved by time and technology.
For the Nature Lover
Aboard Silversea's smaller ships, discover amazing landscapes and remarkable species of wildlife in remote corners of the world. Stark and silent Antarctic icebergs. The wild, pristine paradise of the Galapagos. Misty green Norwegian fjords. Wild Amazonian rainforests. Intimately sized ships also mean intimate settings for small groups to examine the work of ecologists, environmentalists, and experienced naturalists. Unique and up-close experiences that are simply one-of-a-kind. Simply Silversea.
For the World Observer
Ever changing. Always fascinating. Our world is shaped by complex and often contrasting cultures, religions and political affairs. Stay informed with complimentary satellite world news delivered daily to your suite, and consider destination focused current events and their varied historical influences through the watchful eyes of noted international authorities.
Rest Assured Program
True peace of mind. Now more than ever, discerning travelers want to know that they can trust their travel provider to ensure their comfort and safety and to accommodate their needs in any unforeseen circumstance. Silversea's unique and affordable Rest Assured Program is an "any reason cancellation" waiver that provides full credit on a future voyage if you have to cancel within the critical 1-120 days prior to sailing, no matter what the reason.
All Inclusive Value
All Ocean-View Suite Accommodation — Most With Private Veranda
The most expansive suites of their class at sea, each provides a panoramic view of ocean, shore and port, and an elegant ambience of unrivalled luxury.
Complimentary Beverages Served Throughout the Ship
An extensive selection of fine wines, champagne, spirits, bottled water and soft drinks are yours to enjoy — all courtesy of Silversea.
In-Suite Beverage Cabinet Stocked With Our Compliments
Every suite features a beverage cabinet stocked with your preferred assortment of complimentary beverages, wines and spirits.
All onboard gratuities are included — none are ever expected.
No assigned dining time, no assigned table. Dine when and with whomever you please in The Restaurant, our main dining venue, as well as during breakfast and lunch at the Pool Grill and La Terrazza.
Complimentary 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 Silversea Experience®
A shoreside event exclusively for Silversea guests on select voyages. Recent outings have included dinner in the desert in Namibia and a concert at the ruins of Ephesus.
A Full Spectrum of Entertainment and Enrichment
Production shows, classical concerts, and folkloric performances. Multi-tiered show lounge. Lectures by world affairs experts, renowned authors and destination specialists. The Viking Cooking School Aboard Silversea.
Complimentary Transportation Into Town
Roundtrip transportation from the pier to the heart of town in most ports of call.
Silversea's Italian Heritage
Like most success stories, the idea was simple. Specially designed ships with renowned European style that would be as elegant and spacious as some of the finest hotels, as warm and inviting as gracious homes. The components would be customized and complimentary, providing for each guest's individual tastes. The name "Silversea" was chosen as it connotes quality and luxury, and captures the romance and sensations of the sea.
What began as a truly original and innovative vision has since evolved into a sublime blend of sophisticated lifestyle, alluring worldwide destinations and international appeal — the signature elements that inspired the first Silversea voyage and have defined every voyage since.
With similar passion, the Lefebvre family has established The Maruzza Lefebvre D'Ovidio Foundation, a charitable organization supported by Silversea and dedicated to providing comprehensive palliative care services that embrace the lives of terminally ill patients and their families.
When you complete your first Silversea voyage, you become part of an exclusive circle of friends - the Silversea Venetian Society. Membership is an open door to a world of exclusivity, an extraordinary fellowship of international travelers who enjoy the Silversea lifestyle while exploring the world in luxurious fashion and receiving members-only benefits and privileges.
Be sure to log on to the Venetian Society area of the Silversea website. Members will find full information on benefits, programs and the newest offerings and savings of the Venetian Value Club.
Designed specifically for navigating waters in some of the world's most remote destinations, including both of earth's polar regions, the 6,072-ton vessel boasts a strengthened hull with a Lloyd's Register ice-class notation (1A) for passenger ships. With eight Zodiac boats, her 132 privileged guests can visit even the most off-the-beaten path locations. Experience the thrill of a true expedition aboard Silver Explorer. Venture deep into regions where other vessels cannot go while enjoying a privileged lifestyle that is simply second-to-none.
Silversea guests can now sail to all seven continents surrounded by supreme comfort and the delights of endless indulgences:
• All ocean-view accommodation with private bath — the largest average size accommodation of any expedition ship
• Superlative service and genuine hospitality
• Crew to guest ratio of nearly 1 to 1
• Fares that include all onboard gratuities
• Expert naturalists and special guest lecturers
• Complimentary, hosted adventures ashore
• Complimentary parka (polar voyages)
• Complimentary backpack
• Open-seating dining
• Complimentary fine wines, champagnes and spirits served throughout the ship
• Complimentary 24-hour room service
• Ship-wide Internet access and cellular phone service (fee applies)
Onboard, savor a convivial cosmopolitan ambience and many special amenities usually found only on larger ships, including a spacious Library with an Internet Café, boutique shopping, a full-service spa, beauty salon, fitness center, sauna, live evening entertainment and two top-deck whirlpools. The Silver Explorer even features The Humidor, where connoisseurs can enjoy the finest cigars and cognacs - a diversion offered by no other expedition ship.
The newest addition to Silversea’s fleet of ultra-luxury ships: the 100-guest Silver Galapagos. With sleek lines and a proven skill for navigating the waterways throughout the Galapagos Islands, she is naturally suited for in-depth exploration of this spectacular region. She offers all the intimate conviviality and elegant sophistication that has made Silversea the preferred choice for today’s discerning travelers. We offer two, 7-day year round itineraries, Saturday to Saturday, discovering the islands of the Galapagos. Each one is meticulously crafted to showcase both the highlights and the unexpected treasures that make every island unique. Wildlife encounters found nowhere else on earth, you can get up close as they are “fearless” of visitors. The “icon” of the Galapagos is perhaps the land tortoise and the blue-footed booby. The onboard expedition team and guest lectures are key to the experience. Seminars, daily briefings, previews of the next day’s outings. For photography-enthusiasts – the opportunity to photograph the nature and unique wildlife up close.
In 2014, Silversea's loyal following of adventure travelers can now explore the remote archipelagos of the vast Pacific aboard the sleek, 120-guest Silver Discoverer. She's the perfect platform for viewing these untamed landscapes, with all ocean-view suites and plenty of deck space so that a breaching whale or a pod of dolphins is always within sight. Her shallow draft allows her to navigate closer to shore, and with a fleet of 12 Zodiacs and a glass-bottom boat, guests can land on isolated shores and explore wetlands and submerged ecosystems, up-close and in-depth. Silver Discoverer will follow routes of ancient seafarers to some of the most isolated ecosystems of Southeast Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Micronesia, Melanesia and the Russian Far East.
Enjoy exceptional amenities on your Silversea Expedition:
• All Ocean-View Accommodations
• Butler Service For All Suites
• Complimentary In-Suite Beverages And Throughout The Ship
• Gratuities Always Included
• Open-Seating Dining
• In-Suite Dining And Room Service
• Complimentary Adventures Ashore - unearth fascinating dimensions of culture, history, science and the environment through a diverse collection of complimentary shoreside experiences and distinctive onboard events.
• Expert Expedition Team - travel with historians, biologists, anthropologists, geologists, botanists, ornithologists, naturalists, photographers and destination experts at your side as you discover remote and remarkable environments.
• Casual/Informal Attire - no tuxedos or formal evening dress required.
• Menus Inspired By Relais & Châteaux - Silversea’s preferred culinary partner.
• Complimentary Parka - for guests aboard expedition voyages bound for the Russian Far East & New Zealand Sub-Antarctic.
• Water-Resistant Backpack And Stainless Steel Water Bottle - professional gear for your authentic expedition.
The All-Inclusive Silver Galapagos Experience
Ever refining luxury exploration, Silversea has made it easier than ever to discover the wonders of the Galápagos. Introducing the evolution of the all-inclusive Silver Galapagos Experience — a new level of comfort, convenience and value where every facet of your travel is included and every detail handled by the staff. All-inclusive fares now include flights to and from the mainland to the Galápagos, transfers, pre- and post-cruise hotel stays, and even immigration processing and park entrance fees.
Experience paradise as old as time itself and immerse yourself in exhilarating explorations from the moment you step aboard, from complimentary Zodiac tours, snorkelling and kayaking to nature hikes led by our naturalist experts and certified guides. Even in these exotic isles, the hallmarks of Silversea remain, from the pampering attentions of your butler to gourmet cuisine and complimentary wines and spirits throughout the ship. It’s the evolution of all-inclusive — just follow your instincts.
• 7-day Galápagos Expedition aboard Silver Galapagos
• Roundtrip Economy Air between Ecuador and the Galápagos Islands
• Two-night pre-cruise hotel stay with breakfast at the Quito JW Marriott
• Evening tour of Quito’s historic city highlights
• Post-cruise hotel day room at Hotel Oro Verde in Guayaquil (for guests with flights after 10pm)
• National Park, Ingala Transit Card and porterage fees
• Transfer from JW Marriott to the airport in Quito
• Transfer between the airport and Silver Galapagos in Baltra
• Transfer from the airport to the hotel in Guayaquil
• Transfer from Hotel Oro Verde to the airport in Guayaquil
Silver Galapagos Activity Services
A Galapagos cruise with Silversea Expeditions offers adventurous travelers who want to experience the life-enriching chance to discover a wild, pristine paradise that has long been regarded as a natural laboratory of evolution. Guests can enjoy up-close encounters with an abundance of Galapagos wildlife. Join complimentary expeditions ashore guided by Silversea's experienced Expedition Team for the most authentic and enriching of experiences possible. Observe unique highland ecosystems, hike through lush mangrove forests and across volcanic fields, explore natural lava tunnels, watch for wild flamingos (in season), read cave inscriptions from the 1800s, and learn about conservation efforts at the Charles Darwin Research Station. Plus there will be many opportunities to swim and snorkel while learning more about the sealife found in the tranquil clear waters that surround the Galapagos Islands. But these exciting shoreside activities give only half the picture of your Silversea Expeditions experience. On board the luxurious Silver Galapagos, the elegant vessel of your Galapagos cruise you will find spacious, ocean-view accommodations, sumptuous gourmet cuisine, the personalized services of a butler, and a generous selection of all-inclusive shipboard amenities, such as complimentary beverages, wines and spirits served throughout the ship and stocked in your suite.
Fares include onboard gratuities, with the exception of gratuities for Spa services.