Dishes from the galleys of Silversea’s master chefs are complemented by those of La Collection du Monde, created by Silversea’s culinary partner, the world-class chefs of Relais & Châteaux.
Menus include hot and cold appetizers, at least four entrée selections, a vegetarian alternative, and Cruiselite cuisine (low in cholesterol, sodium, and fat). Special off-menu orders are prepared whenever possible, provided that the ingredients are available onboard. In the event that they aren’t, you may find after a day in port that a trip to the market was made in order to fulfill your request.
At La Terrazza (by day, a casual buffet) the menu showcases the finest in Italian cooking, from classic favorites to Tuscan fare. The restaurant carries no surcharge. Seating is limited, so reservations are a must to ensure a table—it’s one reservation you’ll be glad you took the time to book. Or dine beneath the stars at The Grill, where you can prepare your own fish, vegetables, and meat at your table on volcanic rocks heated to 400 degrees.
Guest lecturers are featured on nearly every cruise; language, dance, and culinary lessons and excellent wine-appreciation sessions are always on the schedule of events.
Silversea also schedules culinary arts cruises and a series of wine-focused voyages that feature award-winning authors, international wine experts, winemakers, and acclaimed chefs from the world’s top restaurants. During afternoon tea the ranks of highly competitive trivia teams increase every successive day.
After dark, Dolce Vita is a predinner gathering spot and the late-night place for dancing to a live band. A multitiered show lounge is the setting for talented singers and musicians, classical concerts, magic shows, big-screen movies, and folkloric entertainers from ashore. A small casino offers slot machines and gaming tables.
Fitness & Recreation
The rather small gyms are equipped with cardiovascular and weight-training equipment, and fitness classes on Silver Whisper and Silver Shadow are held in the mirror-lined, but somewhat confining, exercise room.
Silver Spirit and Silver Muse introduced more expansive spas and more spacious fitness centers.
South Pacific–inspired Zagara Spa offers numerous treatments including exotic-sounding massages, facials, and body wraps. Hair and nail services are available in the busy salon. A plus is that appointments for spa and beauty salon treatments can be made online from 60 days until 48 hours prior to sailing.
Golfers can sign up with the pro onboard for individual lessons utilizing a high-tech swing analyzer and attend complimentary golf clinics or participate in a putting contest.