Don’t take cruising off your list just yet.
Silversea Cruises offers once-in-a-lifetime expeditions to bucket-list locations such as Antarctica, New Zealand, and Asia to name a few. Many of these exotic ports of call are best seen by water, and you still receive that 5-star hotel-like service in Silversea’s well-appointed staterooms. Silversea offers carefully crafted itineraries that allow you to immerse yourself in each destination while offering the utmost luxury and comfort getting you there. To review this experience and speak to the quality of service offered, a group of Brownell Advisors had the opportunity to sail to Alaska and the Galapagos this past year. Continue reading to learn more about their experiences and all Silversea Cruises has to offer!
From the moment a guest boards, they are met with 24/7 care with a crew to passenger ratio that is almost 1:1. With personal attendants on board, drinks, spa treatments, and dinner reservations are available at a call. Safety is key on board a Silversea vessel, as they offer a 28-member team of expedition staff per cruise that handle all on-shore and off-shore expedition activities. On-board, the variable status of COVID-19 is taken seriously with strict cleaning protocols and respectful understanding of mask-mandates and daily temperature checks.
Luxury cruising does not limit you to the open waters. Silversea stresses the importance of exploring the natural world, adventuring to beautiful untouched landscapes, and immersing oneself in various cultures. Aboard a Silversea cruise the adventure is up to you. With itineraries that can be customized to each passenger’s liking, cruises offer multiple onshore exploration options. Daily activities include but are not limited to sea kayaking, rafting, town and museum tours, snorkeling, and hiking. Options to relax on the boat (maybe with a glass of wine and a book) are available as well! These personalized activities are accompanied with daily expedition-type adventures. Brownell Independent Advisor, Kristen Meckem, a passenger aboard the Silver Origin to the Galapagos recalls her afternoon hike, “Our dry landing in the zodiac brought us up close with various species of animals. Sometimes there were marine iguanas and sea lion s, and sometimes we got to see albatross babies and nesting Blue-footed Boobies.”
To rival the unparalleled service and adventure, the entertainment aboard all Silversea vessels is fun, fresh, and exciting. Featuring smaller group tours of around 100 passengers, those on board often mingle and enjoy the company of other adventurers. Main dining is available at each guest’s leisure, while fine dining experiences with notable Silversea Cruise restaurants are available depending on the vessel. In addition to food, there are luxury fitness and spa services on board. The fitness center offers various classes and circuit training joined by a sauna and steam room. Massages, facials and beauty salon services are also offered to pamper yourself after a day of exhilarating adventure.