Everything, including the tips and the minibar: Complimentary beverages are served throughout the ship. Wine at dinner, a Champagne toast in your suite or cocktails — courtesy of Silversea.
No, we mean it, everything’s included: Besides the chilled bottle of champagne that awaits you, every suite includes a beverage cabinet stocked with your preferred assortment of complimentary beverages. All onboard gratuities are included — none are expected. In-suite dining and 24-hour room service carries no charge and no tipping. Roundtrip ground transportation is complimentary from the pier to the heart of town in many ports of call.
Life aboard Silversea is luxurious, extremely comfortable, intelligent, diverse and pleasant. Guests eat when they want, and Silversea offers a series of scheduled events throughout the day for their consideration.
For instance, luminaries from the world of food and wine, famous artists and celebrities, world affairs experts, renowned authors and destination specialists awaken the senses to a fuller cultural appreciation.
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Experienced international travelers: Silversea cruises are exceptional ocean journeys with unique opportunities to explore remote ports-of-call from an intimate haven of incomparable luxury. Guests hail from across the globe, yet share an appreciation for the spectrum of choice offered in Silversea’s array of exotic destinations and exclusive shore explorations.
Comfort seekers: Guests enjoy the most expansive suites of their class at sea, each providing a panoramic view of ocean, shore and port, and an elegant ambience of unrivalled luxury. A full 80% of those suites feature a furnished, private teak veranda where guests can breathe in the bacing sea air and lingo over the unmatched views.
♦ All Suite Ships
♦ Butler Service
♦ Open-seating in The Restaurant – no assigned time, no assigned table
♦ Multiple additional restaurants
♦ Complimentary transportation into town in most ports of call
♦ FREE gratuities
♦ FREE bottled water, sodas, specialty coffees and teas
♦ FREE fine wines and premium spirits in bars, restaurants, on deck
♦ FREE in-suite mini bar stocked with your preferred selections
Launched in 2001, Silver Whisper was the first of Silversea’s second-generation ships, following original vessels Silver Cloud and Silver Wind. Measuring in at 28,258 gross tons and carrying 382 guests, like her sister Silver Shadow, she’s small enough to offer an intimate cruise experience while also being large enough to provide a range of onboard experiences.
Like all the Silversea ships, Silver Whisper is designed with the vast majority of her public rooms located between midships and the stern, while staterooms and suites occupy the ship’s forward half.
Silver Whisper Public Rooms
In the stern on Decks 5 and 6, the two-story show lounge has tiered seating and a profusion of cozy seating clusters. Just outside the show lounge on Deck 5, The Bar is a social hub where a band or DJ provides music for dancing.
Farther forward on this deck is a small casino and the extremely cozy casino bar as well as the ship’s elegant boutiques. Two decks up, The Humidor is a dark, attractive room for cognac and cigars, with buttery leather armchairs. The Card Room, used for meetings and the card game Bridge (as opposed to the nautical Bridge), is on the same deck.
The Panorama Lounge, on Deck 8, serves a continental breakfast, afternoon tea, phenomenal sea views by day, afternoon activities such as trivia or dance instruction, and at night transforms into an intimate nightspot for dancing and piano music.
Next door is an internet cafe with computer stations for guests who are not using their own devices through the shipwide WiFi (charges apply). Adjacent is a library stocked with books, up-to-date newspapers in several languages and a selection of more than 300 DVDs that can be checked out for in-stateroom viewing.
At the top of the ship, the Observation Lounge is a relaxed room, offering views forward over the bow as well as books (in addition to the Library on Deck 8), maps and binoculars for guests who like to keep track of their course. Behind the Observation Lounge, the Spa at Silversea is a fairly spacious facility offering treatment rooms, men’s and women’s saunas and steamrooms, a fitness center and a beauty salon.
Outdoors, the resort-like Pool Deck is dotted with teak lounges, round wicker day-beds, and a pair of hot tubs, all arrayed around a pool that’s heated during cool-weather sailings.
Silver Whisper Dining
Dining is one of Silver Whisper's great highlights, with four restaurants from which to choose. The main restaurant, called simply The Restaurant, serves contemporary, international cuisine at breakfast, lunch, and dinner, with the latter featuring candlelight, dancing on some nights (and yes, guests do dance during dinner) and complementary (as well as complimentary) wines.
Wellness, vegetarian and “always available” selections are also available as are gluten-free products. On Silversea, special dietary requests can be made before sailing, and those requiring special diets will have the opportunity to meet with the chef upon embarkation to discuss their regimens.
For a more intimate (and extra-cost) meal, Whisper offers Le Champagne, created in partnership with Relais & Châteaux and serving six-course wine-pairing menus comprised of regionally inspired dishes.
At the casual end, La Terrazza serves buffet-style breakfast and lunch with seating both indoors and out. In the evening, it serves an Italian menu created on “slow food” principles — locally grown, sustainable, and fresh. Pasta and sauces are made fresh daily, using products from Italy.
The Pool Bar & Grill offers a Wellness Breakfast as well as casual lunches and dinners, the latter featuring the fun “Black Rock Dining” experience, in which guests can grill their own meat or seafood at their table on a preheated volcanic rock. The outdoor dining area is heated on cooler evenings.
Service is doting in all the restaurants, and if you’re not feeling social you can order lunch or dinner served course by course in your cabin, if you wish, from the day’s menu at the Restaurant.
Silver Whisper Suites
Suites range from the 287-square-foot Vista Suites (they’re all located on Deck 4) to the 919-square-foot Owners Suite and 941-square-foot to 1,090-square-foot Grand Suites, the latter two categories of which offer separate living rooms and bedrooms, large teak verandas, marble bathrooms with separate shower and whirlpool tub, and the option of booking and opening up an adjoining standard accommodation for even more space.
Decks 6 and 7 forward features two Royal Suites, measuring 990 square feet, with verandas measuring 129 square feet, and the option to book an adjoining stateroom for 1,366 square feet of living space, plus an additional veranda.
Deck 7 features 13 Silver Suites, measuring 653 square feet to 701 square feet, including the verandas measuring 110 square feet to 123 square feet. Silver Suites are the Avid Cruiser’s favorite category for comfort, location and value.
The two Medallion Suites on Deck 7 measure 521 square feet, with teak verandas.
The vast majority of accommodations aboard are 345-square-foot Veranda Suites, with private teak verandas, marble bathrooms, and walk-in wardrobes.
All accommodations on board come with butler service, a bar setup stocked with your preferences, wifi access, European bath amenities, fine linens and down duvets, a choice of nine types of pillows, and a choice of aromatherapy fragrances created by Italian perfumer Laura Tonatto.
The Final Word
As with all of the vessels in Silversea’s fleet, Silver Whisper delivers a luxury cruise experience that would be hard to beat. Where Silver Whisper stands apart in the Silversea family is its size. For those who find Silver Cloud and Silver Wind too small, and Silver Spirit too large, Silver Whisper and its sister, Silver Shadow, are like the glass slipper that the charming prince slipped on Cinderella, a perfect fit.
The Silver Whisper is an all-suite, mid-size cruise ship, with suites ranging in size from 287 to 1,435 square feet. The ship offers the ultimate in ultra-luxury cruising, with a slightly formal atmosphere. Silversea is a favorite among modern affluent travelers who like to dress up. There are traditional formal, informal, and casual nights on Silversea, and this is where the cruise line differs from the country club casual atmosphere found on Regent Seven Seas and, since October 2010, on Seabourn Cruise Line.
Silversea Cruises includes many extra values, such as ♦ Complimentary beverages served throughout the ship. An extensive selection of fine wines, champagne, spirits, bottled water and soft drinks are yours to enjoy — all courtesy of Silversea ♦ In-Suite beverage cabinet stocked with compliments. Besides the chilled bottle of champagne that awaits you, every suite features a beverage cabinet stocked with your preferred assortment of complimentary beverages. ♦ Gratuities included. All onboard gratuities are included — none are ever expected. ♦ Open seating dining. No assigned dining time, no assigned table. When, where and with whom you dine is up to you. ♦ Complimentary In-Suite Dining. A formal dinner served course-by-course, a late-night snack, or a full breakfast delivered at your request — with no charge and no tipping. ♦ Complimentary transportation into town. Roundtrip transportation from the pier to the heart of town in most ports of call. ♦ Butler service. All suites. All ships.
Year Built 2001 ♦
Ship's Class: Shadow Class ♦
Country of Registry Bahamas ♦
Tonnage 28,000 metric tons (a volume measurement, not weight) ♦
Length 610 ft - 186 m ♦
Cruising Speed 18.5 knots ♦
Passenger Capacity (double occupancy) 382 ♦
Passenger Decks 7 ♦
Officers and Crew 302 ♦
Officer's Nationality Italian ♦
Crew and Hotel Staff Nationality International ♦
Passengers to Staff Ratio 1.26 to 1
Total 194 ♦
Suites with Balcony 159 ♦
Suites without Balcony 35 ♦
Oceanview with Balcony 0 (none) ♦
Oceanview without Balcony 0 (none) ♦
Inside 0 (none) ♦
Accessible Cabins (all categories) 2 ♦
Silversea Cruises' suites all feature butler service, bar set up to your preferences, walk-in closet, marble bathroom with full-size tub and shower, plush robes and slippers, binoculars, umbrella, satellite TV programming, and complimentary room service.
Butler Service ♦
TV with music channels ♦
CD Player ♦
In-Cabin Movies ♦
In-Cabin Internet Access ♦
Private Safe ♦
Bathtub with shower ♦
Open-seating in The Restaurant with gourmet, prepared-to-order cuisine ♦
Specialty Restaurants: La Terrazza, Le Champagne, Pool Grill ♦
Reservations are required for the specialty restaurants. A fee applies for Le Champagne ♦
Silversea gastronomic excellence comes from a partnership with the prestigious Grands Chefs Relais & Chateaux ♦
There is no traditional 1st and 2nd sitting on Silversea Cruises cruise ships ♦
Dress code on Silversea Cruises includes formal, informal, and casual evenings ♦
In-suite dining, served course-by-course during restaurant hours ♦
24 Hour Food Service Available
Bars and Lounges ♦
Card Room/Game Room
Sports and Activities
Outdoor Pool ♦
Fitness Center ♦
Outdoor Fitness Track
Spa and Wellness
Full Service Spa ♦
MedSpa Services ♦
Sauna or Steam Room ♦
Beauty Salon ♦
Fitness Assessment ♦
Health and Nutrition Evaluation
Children and Teens
There are no organized activities for children and teens
Other Facilities and Services
Duty Free Shops and Boutiques ♦
Dry Cleaning and Laundry Service ♦