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10 Reasons To Sail With Silversea
Friday, July 8, 2016  
A cruise with Silversea is always a special event. I was trying to express this to another cruise enthusiast recently and it caused me to reflect on why we always look forward to sailing with Silversea. Here are 10 reasons why everyone should consider sailing with Silversea.

Sunset aboard Silver Spirit

1. Refined Personal Service
- From the time you step aboard a Silversea vessel you are made to feel special. The truth is, you are special. Silversea delivers the kind of service that can only come from years of rigorous training and a commitment to maintaining the highest standards. If you want to be pampered and catered to in an unobtrusive manner, Silversea delivers.

2. Comfortable Small Ships - All Silversea ships are "small" ships by comparison. With 100 to 540 guests, every Silversea ship delivers an intimate, uncrowded experience. Even the largest ship, Silver Spirit, feels much smaller than it is. And, small is good.

3. The Suites - Silversea accommodations are large and extremely comfortable. Many have large walk-in closets, separate living rooms and private balconies. The beds are outfitted with the finest linens. The bathrooms are stocked with high-quality amenities.

4. Butler Service - All Silversea guests now enjoy the services of a butler. Your butler is available to tend to your every need. From unpacking your luggage, to polishing your shoes, to making dinner reservations, your butler becomes your personal assistant, making sure you have an unforgettable experience on Silversea.

5. Dining - Who doesn't love good food? Silversea excels in the preparation and presentation of every meal. And if you would like a special dinner, just ask your butler to arrange it with the Maitre 'd. And don't forget room service. On Silversea, your butler will deliver course-by-course meals in your suite from the evening's Restaurant menu.

6. Destinations - Silversea's itineraries are second to none. There is an emphasis on unique and exotic destinations around the world. And, because their ships are smaller, you are able to visit ports that the larger ships simply cannot get to because of their size.

7. Shore Excursions - Once you arrive at an exotic destination, Silversea's shore excursion team will make sure you have the best experience possible. Silversea uses only the best local guides, comfortable motor coaches, and complimentary bottled water is always available. Private tours can also be arranged.

8. "Never-Say-No" Attitude - I remember making a special request early one evening from the pool bartender. I asked if it were possible to have a plate of cheese and crackers delivered to the pool so we could enjoy it with our drinks before dinner. It was obvious he had never had such a request. He looked a little puzzled at first, like he was not sure how to react, then his training kicked in. He said "of course, whatever you wish." Ten minutes later, a cheese and cracker plate appeared before us.

Enjoying a drink in The Bar before dinner

9. Inclusive Value - On a Silversea cruise, your gratuities are included in your cruise fare. Cocktails, wine, beer and bottled water are also included. You never have to sign a check for a drink*. The inclusive nature of the Silversea experience makes it a great value.

10. Entertainment and Activities - Even though the ships are small, there is always something going on. Days at sea are filled with a variety of onboard activities, or you can enjoy soaking up the sun at the pool as deck servers tend to your every need. Live music and dancing are available after dinner as well as a variety of entertaining shows in the ship's theater. The ship's spa offers a retreat with a variety of massage treatments that will leave you feeling relaxed and refreshed. And, if you just enjoy retreating to your stateroom, your suite's television offers a choice of movies and other satellite programming.

I am sure I could think of a dozen more reasons to sail on Silversea, but these are the first ten to pop into my head. No wonder we are looking forward to our next Silversea cruise with anticipation and enthusiasm.

* Some premium brands and specialty wines are at additional cost.

These are some of my favorite things about Silversea. What are yours? You can enter your comments below.

Chris Dikmen is President of

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@PETER, It is difficult for a cruise line to make money on a new build ship the size of Cloud/Wind. It does not cost much more to build a ship the size of Spirit/Muse. It is the economy of scale thing. I personally like the Spirit size ship and Muse is not that much bigger. I can't wait to see Muse!
Friday, July 31, 2015 12:00 AM  
We reach also more then 300 days and we had a meeting with owner Manfredi at the Silver Spirit in Monte Carlo. He was not very friendly and tired. A lot of children and baby's on board. There is nothing to do on board for children. I can't understand their parents. The staff is excellent. Also the new Silver Muse is to big. It's better to build a new Cloud or Wind. And also adults only cruises! Silversea was in the past better!!!
Friday, July 31, 2015 12:00 AM  
Always a great trip. The staff takes my wife's food allergies very seriously and delivers a wonderful dining experience to all in our party. We are Silversea loyalists.
Thursday, July 30, 2015 12:00 AM  
It used to be the best, sadly those times are gone. There are some better products out there with more to offer.
Thursday, July 30, 2015 12:00 AM  
A fantastic Enrichment Arts Program with Bernadette DiPietro, fine artist from Ojai California
Thursday, July 30, 2015 12:00 AM  
The best cruise line ever,have sailed on all the fleet,have over 300 days now,nothing is ever too much trouble,have three more voyages booked,they are simply the best,if you havent tried them you are seriously missing the most wonderful experience there is in cruising
Thursday, July 30, 2015 12:00 AM  
We can tick all those with fond memories. Sigh!! Both my husband and I would like to just stay on Silver Seas on anyone of their fleet "foreva" just love them.
Thursday, July 30, 2015 12:00 AM  
3 different wines at dinner, for 3 different people, certainly. 2 starters for mains, no problem. Galley brunch? Bridge tour? Galley tour, champagne in hand? All available. #bsetcruiselineever
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 12:00 AM  
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