Silversea was founded in 1994 by the Lefebvre Family of Rome, Italy. The company's headquarters are based in Monaco with branch offices now in Sydney, Singapore, Fort Lauderdale & London.

From their inception to the 7-Ship Fleet today, Silversea's ambition has been to offer a 'niche' intimate luxury cruise experience visiting smaller more exotic ports & coves all over the world. This was brought to fruition with the introduction of their inaugural ship in April 1994, Silver Cloud: An All-Suite, 16,800-ton 296 Passenger Capacity vessel. Soon after was the launch of their second All-Suite ship in January 1995, Silver Wind (Sister ship to Silver Cloud & identical in size): Another shining example of intimate elegant cruising with a lifestyle of fewer guests and more space with a very relaxed ambience.

In September 2000 Silversea launched Silver Shadow the first of two award-winning All-Suite, 28,000-ton 382 Passenger Capacity 'Millennium Class' ships. Sister ship, Silver Whisper soon followed in January 2001. These new generation ships were built with proportions slightly larger than the two earlier ships yet retaining the same trademark level of intamacy and genuine hospitality.

The newest vessel to join the fleet is the superb All-Suite 36,000-ton 540 Passenger Capacity Silver Spirit. Launched in December 2009, She is slightly bigger again than the previous four ships embracing all the hallmarks of a Silversea ship plus new additions such as Stars Supper Club - A stunning Art Deco setting inspired by the old Rainbow Room in New York. Begin with cocktails, dine on delectable small plate selections from around the globe whilst swinging to live jazz & the velvety sounds of a cabaret singer. Other enticing enhancements include the superb new 8,300²ft health spa, an Asian-themed Seishin Restaurant, a larger resort-style pool, four whirlpools & the largest suites in the fleet - 95% with Private Teakwood Verandas.

Silversea operate an "Open Bar" Policy with Complimentary Drinks throughout their fleet offering a fully stocked in suite bar and a wide range of some of the World’s Premium branded wines and champagnes. There is also a "No Tipping" Policy across the fleet. The ships are sophisticated and stylish without being too formal. The onboard experience is relaxed and unhurried. The attention to detail is extraordinary - Cut Crystal, Crisp Frette Linens, Personalized Stationary, Bvlgari soaps, shampoo and lotion. The dining is exquisite. The menus ever changing to compliment the culture of the region you are cruising - created by the world-class master Chefs of Silversea Culinary partners Relais & Châteaux.
There are also two very small expedition ships in the fleet: Silver Explorer & Silver Galapagos which are specifically designed & constructed to navigate the icy waters of the world's most remote destinations including the earth's polar regions and the beautiful Galapagos Islands, home to an abundant variety of unique wildlife.

Silversea has long been associated with the pursuit of exquisite design, impeccable style and uncompromising commitment to excellence in service. All these qualities touch every guest that steps onboard.