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This is the Essential Cruise Tips Podcast with cruise expert and author Gary Bembridge. Full of tips, advice and ways to plan and get the most from your cruising vacation.

Aug 20, 2014

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Who is Silversea Cruises best suited for?

Silversea is an ultra-luxury cruise line owned by the Lefebvre family of Rome. This independent line is infused with strong Italian influences and style on board.

They offer cruises to traditional destinations like the Mediterranean, Baltics, Asia and the Caribbean on their main fleet of intimate-sized ships holding between 300 and 500 passengers. Silversea have all-inclusive fares, all-suite staterooms, attentive service and partnerships with luxury brands including Bvlgari, Ferragamo, Davidoff and Relais & Châteaux. These small ships still provide choices of dining and entertainment and fares include food, drinks and gratuities but not excursions.

Silversea also offer expedition cruises to places including the Antarctic, Arctic, Micronesia, the Galapagos and The Kimberley in Australia on dedicated expedition ships called Silver Explorer and Silver Galapagos. These ships carry around 100 passengers and provide a luxurious option for people who want explore these remote and hard-to-reach destinations. The ships have partnerships with the Royal Geographic Society and carry renowned on-board expedition leaders who escort the tours.

Silversea is a premium line with fares to match and so are especially popular with professional couples and honeymooners seeking a pampered experience.