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Silver Whisper

Silversea Cruises History

Fort Lauderdale-based Silversea Cruises results from a vision in which Rome’s Lefebvre family, former owners of Sitmar Cruises, opted to build and operate a line catering to the cruise industry’s ultra-luxury segment. Silversea -- so-named named to connote champagne and caviar excellence melded with romance float -- launched its first ship, Silver Cloud, in 1994, followed by Silver Wind a year later, and two more similarly luxurious yet larger ships, Silver Shadow and Silver Whisper, in 2000 and 2001. Purpose-built for pampering, the vessels are designed to carry fewer passengers basking in more space enjoying extreme levels of personalized service, all the while slipping into exotic, often less accessible ports. With Italian officers and a seasoned European staff, hallmarks from the start have been all ocean-view suites, most with private verandas, open seating dining options, and overall emphasis on ambiance targeting the cruising elite. In 2004, Silversea sails more than 140 itinereries with calls to 45 new ports.

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As an innovator, Silversea quickly became a favorite among affluent travelers with its all-inclusive pricing including all beverages and onboard products enhanced by partnerships with luxury brands such as bvlgari Davidoff and Relais & Chateaux. Aboard Silver Whisper, service is personalized to a point where some guests wish never to disembark. Elegant décor lends itself to formal evenings as well as chic, casual days at sea. Exotic itineraries to far-flung locales are another magnet.

Fast Facts

Year entering service: 2000
Registry: The Bahamas
Tonnage (GRT): 25,000
Cruising Speed: 21 knots
Capacity: 382
Decks: 7
Crew: 295
Officer Nationality: Italian
Cruise / Hotel Staff Nationality: International
Destinations: Caribbean, South America, Mediterranean, Canada, Transoceanics

About Gratuities
Gratuities are not permitted.

Ship Features

Le Champagne, the wine room, may be reserved for private dinner parties, with welcome aperitifs and hors d' oeuvres, plus a special menu with paired wines. Silversea’s fleetwide Personalized Voyages program allows embarkation and disembarkation (with a minimum of five nights cruising) where and when guests please at wide selection of ports, thus avoiding risk of “been there/done that” on an otherwise all-new itinerary experience.

Stateroom amenities
Cut crystal, Crisp Frette linens. Personalized stationery. Bvlgari soap, shampoo and lotion.

Kid & Teen Stuff
Silversea does not accommodate infants under one year of age, and reserves the right to limit the number of children under age three.

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Life Aboard

Options onboard include a main dining room (The Restaurant), an indoor/outdoor café (Terrace Café), Poolside Grille, plus 24-hour in-suite dining.

Sports / Health / Fitness
The ship has a swimming pool, two whirlpools, a well-equipped fitness center, men's and women's saunas and steam rooms. Pilates, aerobics, yoga, and circuit trainings are available. Mandara Spa provides treatments from Javanese Honey Steam Wraps and Hot Lava Rock Massages to Vital Aromatic Facials. Golfers can practice swings with Silversea’s pro or attend complimentary clinicd as part of the SilverLinks program.

Afternoons bring contract bridge, guest lectures, wine tutorials, or culinary demonstrations with secrets from Silversea chefs, as well as visiting Relais & Châteaux chefs. Evenings bring flutes of champagne in the wine tasting room, libations in the bar with live music and dancing, casino action, cigars in the Humidor by Davidoff, and fun in the Show Lounge.

Other Facilities
A Medical Center is customarily staffed by a doctor and nurse on 24-hour call when at sea. Apart from valet service, a self-service laundry is available.


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