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Silver Wind

Silversea Cruises History

Fort Lauderdale-based Silversea Cruises results from an early 1990s 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 afloat -- 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 respectively. Purpose-built for pampering, the ships are designed to carry fewer passengers 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 itineraries with calls to 45 new ports.

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After a 2003 refurbishment to polish an already stellar product, the all-suite Silver Wind continues to charm with private teak verandas in some seventy-five percent of accommodations in six categories. All suites have new, elegant furnishings and artwork. Also new: A Wine Bar, similar to those aboard Silver Shadow and Silver Whisper, a Computer Center, and a spiffed up spa. Incorporating larger-ship amenities with a small ship feel, Silver Wind guests enjoy all-inclusive pricing and luxury brands including Bvlgari, Davidoff and Relais & Chateaux. Programs are tailored to serve discerning world travelers.

Fast Facts

Year entering service: 1995
Registry: The Bahamas
Tonnage (GRT): 16,800
Cruising Speed: 20.5 knots
Capacity: 296
Decks: 6
Crew: 210
Officer Nationality: Italian
Cruise / Hotel Staff Nationality: International
Destinations: Alaska & Pacific Coast, Caribbean, Mediterranean, South America, Transoceanics

About Gratuities
Gratuities are not permitted.

Ship Features

Private in-suite massages have cache, and guests in larger suites can even enjoy massages alfresco on private verandas. Poolside cabanas are another massage site option. Silversea’s Personalized Voyages program allows embarkation/disembarkation (with a minimum of five nights cruising) where and when guests please at a wide selection of ports, thus avoiding “been there/done that” for an otherwise all-new itinerary experience.

Every suite features a marbled bath with full-sized tub. Six types of suites range from nearly 250 square feet to more than 1,300 square feet, done in pastels and warm hues conveying finesse and refinement.

Stateroom amenities
Cut crystal, crisp Frette linens, personalized stationery, Bvlgari soap, shampoo and lotion, and signature teak verandas.

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) plus 24-hour in-suite dining. The Restaurant, elegant without being stuffy, has dishes from Silversea's Master Chefs, complemented by those of La Collection du Monde, created by chefs of culinary partner Relais & Châteaux. The Terrace Cafe offers similar fare in a more casual setting, with breakfast and lunch buffets, and Italian specialties on evening menus.

Sports / Health / Fitness
Each ship features a swimming pool, two whirlpools, a fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment, men's and women's saunas and steam rooms. Aerobics, yoga, Pilates and circuit training are available.

Afternoons bring contract bridge, guest lectures, wine tutorials, or culinary demonstrations with secrets from Silversea chefs, as well as renowned visiting Relais & Châteaux chefs. Evenings bring libations in the bar, with live music and dancing, casino action, and Show Lounge fun.

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


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