Silversea Cruises is a well known brand to New Zealand's luxury travel community. The tone for its approach to luxury is set by the fact that the ships are all suite in design and is serviced by a butler. As an all inclusive cruise line, once you step aboard you can do so in the knowledge that you have paid for everything and can now just focus on enjoying your cruise.
Elegant and All Inclusive
Silversea takes pride in its Italian heritage, its ultra-luxury ethos, and the elegant design of its ships - all of which inform a more formal approach to luxury than its contemporaries. If dinner jackets, tuxedos and cocktail dresses are part of your travel wardrobe, and you look forward to the formal nights onboard, then Silversea will resonate.
The all inclusive approach allows your days and evenings to flow smoothly and for mixing with other guests for meals and drinks to seamlessly avoid the need for splitting bills or keeping on top of whose round it is (and whether to pay a tip). Shore excursions are progressively incorporated into the all inclusive pricing.
Silversea is distinguished by its ships being all suite in design, and that each suite is serviced by a butler. Although calling on a butler may not be intuitive, or comfortable, for prospective guests, Silversea's goal is to leave you wondering how you managed without one.
From unpacking your suitcase, to shining your shoes, to facilitating your laundry requests, your butler is there to serve you. They will make sure your room is always in pristine condition, ensure white tablecloth in-suite service, deal with any special request you might have and guarantee your customised in-suite bar is always full (they could even draw a bath or organise an in-suite cocktail party).
As an extension of the Butler Service, a new partnership with Blacklane offers guests complimentary airport transfers in certain cities (read more about this offering).
Soft Expedition and World Cruises
For guests looking beyond classic itineraries, such as the Mediterranean, Silversea offers a comprehensive portfolio or soft expedition cruises. With purpose built ships for the unique demands and requirements of destinations like Antarctica, the Arctic, Alaska, the Galapagos and Australia's Kimberley Region guests can enjoy the Silversea experience in a soft expedition environment. Read more about Soft Expedition Cruising.
Silversea Launches its 2023 and 2024 itineraries
2023 and 2024 itineraries
Silversea has launched its 2023 and 2024 itineraries for Venetian Society members, and to the public from 11 August. Covering the destinations that travellers are eager to return to, and some new regions for Silverseas, you can read more about the in our dedicated blog.
Luxury Expedition Cruises
Combining Silverseas luxurious approach to cruising with its expedition heritage, the itineraries in the 2022 and 2023 expedition brochure will appeal if you are looking to work your way though off the beaten track, bucket list destinations.
2024 World Cruise Now On Sale
Silversea's 2024 World cruise departs San Francisco on 15 January 2024 and returns there 132 nights later on 26 May 2024. Circling the Pacific, this ultra-luxury cruise event is expected to sell out, with some suite categories already on waitlist.
Covid-19 Health and Safety Policy
As a member of the Royal Caribbean Group, Silversea has developed a comprehensive health and safety policy in response to Covid 19. The policy includes:
- All guests and crew must be vaccinated
- All guests will be tested prior to and during their voyage.
- Physical distancing accommodated through ship design and reconfiguration
- Shore excursions to low risk destinations with contingency plans.
As the response to Covid-19 continues to evolve, the most up to date policy will be advised at the time of booking and prior to departure.
Contact Fine Travel
Fine Travel has a close working relationship with Silversea Cruises in New Zealand and members of the Fine Travel team are either Silversea Academy Accredited or completing their accreditation. We can assist you in navigating the available itineraries, choosing your suite and advising the latest pricing before booking your cruise. We can also arrange your connecting airfares or arrange it with Silversea where it is included.