In a world of constantly merging cruise vacation conglomerates, Silversea Cruises is owned and operated by one family — the Lefebvres of Rome, Italy. That means genuine pride in ownership and a true Italian passion for savoring the best of life. And that also means a deep commitment to maintaining the lofty standards of cruise vacation excellence that have been the cornerstone of Silversea from its inception.
Silversea cruises is recognised as the premier luxury cruise vacation experience. In the early 1990s, the Lefebvre family conceived and organized this one of a kind, luxury cruise line, promising to build and operate the highest quality cruise ships in the luxury category and to offer a product unlike any other. Silversea launched its first ship in 1994, creating a new niche for the ultra luxury travel industry with a class of smaller, purpose built cruise vacation vessels that could slip into more exotic ports than commercial cruise lines.
These elite and intimate ships are specifically designed for fewer guests, featuring more space and the highest levels of personalized service. Accommodations are amongst the largest at sea and all have ocean views and butler service and most feature their own private verandas.
Dining is an exquisite affair with open seating options so guests dine when, where and with whom they desire. But what is also unique is that although the ships are intimate, they include amenities usually reserved only for larger ships, such as an elaborate theatre featuring nightly entertainment, a casino, and state of the art spa and fitness facilities. As an innovator in the ultra luxury cruise segment with all-inclusive pricing and a unique onboard lifestyle, Silversea is the preferred luxury cruise vacation line among modern affluent travellers across the globe – providing for a convivial cosmopolitan ambience and yet another unique Silversea distinction.
Following the launch of Silver Cloud in 1994, Silver Wind in 1995, Silver Shadow in 2000 and Silver Whisper in 2001, Silversea introduced Silversea Expeditions aboard the Prince Albert II in 2008, offering the uncommon experience of authentic adventure combined with signature Silversea luxury. In late 2009, Silver Spirit debuted as Silversea’s beautiful new flagship. Together, these magnificent Silversea cruise ships offer an expansive schedule of worldwide voyages that encompass all seven continents.
Silversea caters to the cosmopolitan world traveller and maintains branch offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia and Singapore. The company’s headquarters are based in Monaco.