Having cruised on all of the luxury cruise lines, some more than once, the Avid Cruiser is becoming the authority on small to mid-size-ship luxury cruising. Our goal is to help you make informed choices about your cruise travel (when you get to this level, cruising is a means of travel and exploration as opposed to a holiday getaway). While we include reviews of all the major luxury players (see the links below), our Silversea Cruises review is brand new.
Created in the early 1990s by the Italian family behind legendary Sitmar Cruises, Silversea Cruises operates five luxury cruise ships and one luxury expedition ship, all built to the highest standards and with service, dining, and itineraries to match. There’s nothing showy here: no dramatic architectural features, no overabundance of detail, no glitz. Instead, everything is quiet, refined and precise.
Carrying between 296 and 540 guests, the line’s five cruise ships are the ideal size for luxury — not so big that crowds form, not so small that you feel obligated to socialize if you don’t want to. The luxury cruise operator also has an expedition vessel, the Silver Explorer, which carries 132 guests, to the Arctic and Antarctic and points between. Read our full Silversea Cruises review here.
Avid Cruiser now features reviews, plus more than 500 posts, on all of the major luxury cruise lines.