Renowned as one of the world’s leading ultra-luxury cruise lines, a Silversea Cruise through Europe is bound to fulfill your travel dreams. Whether it’s a romantic gondola ride through the world-famous Venetian canals or a visit to the ancient Acropolis in Athens, the most difficult part about planning a trip to Europe is narrowing down what you’d like to see. Fortunately, with an all-inclusive European cruise, you’ll have plenty of opportunity to participate in the culture, gastronomy, and history of Europe without having to pick and choose.
With European cruises that focus on the Baltic and others that include port excursions in the Mediterranean, there’s something for everyone on a Silversea European cruise. Whether you’re drawn to the cathedrals of the European countryside or the sunshine of the Greek Isles, simply choose the cruise option that speaks to you. For more information on which shore excursions are offered on a particular cruise, please reference the specific itinerary of that cruise or contact an All-Travel travel agent for more information.
Silverseas’ Cruise Ships
Depending on the exact cruise chosen, your Silversea Cruise will take you on board the Cloud, Explorer, Muse, Spirit, or Whisper. The Silversea Silver Cloud is designed to provide an intimate sailing experience and accommodates 296 privileged guests with six-star cruise amenities, while the Silversea Silver Explorer is perfect for those who crave adventure, as its eight inflatable boats allow guests to explore places that would otherwise be inaccessible. The Silversea Silver Muse redefines ultra-luxury ocean travel with spacious all-suite accommodations that are hallmarks of the Silversea experience, and the Silversea Silver Spirit has the largest pool and spa in the fleet. Finally, the Silversea Silver Whisper takes Silversea’s award-winning concept of all-suite luxury to the next level with a cosmopolitan ambiance and a variety of special amenities.
Things to Do in Europe
No place in the world can rival the living museum that is Europe: from exquisite castles to sunny beaches and everything in between, there’s something for everyone on a European cruise. Historically-inclined cruisers will be captivated by quaint villages while those who prefer culture will enjoy the architecture and art galleries of the larger, urban cities. Whether it’s exploring the many historical attractions in Rome or sailing into the deep walled harbor of Kotor Bay in Montenegro, there are a variety of excursions for cruisers to choose from.
Due to their small size, Silversea cruise ships can sail closer to European shores than virtually any other cruise line. If you’re concerned about being entertained while onboard, don’t be- Silversea delivers the highest in luxury with gourmet meals, nightly entertainment, and the unique ability to form lasting friendships with fellow cruisers. With cruises that range from 10 to 116 days in length, you can explore as much or as little of Europe as your schedule allows.
European Cruise Tips
The prime European cruising season was once limited to July and August, but many voyages now begin in April and run through October, with a select few being offered year round. Temperatures may be a bit cooler towards the beginning and end of the cruising season, but you’ll avoid thick summer crowds and higher prices. If your cruise makes a stop in Russia, the month of June is one of the best times to visit the country, as St. Petersburg celebrates “White Nights”, or near-endless daylight.
Currency can be an issue on a cruise through Europe, as you could be dealing with the British pound, the Danish kroner, the Russian ruble, the Norwegian krone, and the euro. To avoid the hassle of constantly exchanging currency, use a pre-loaded debit card or a credit card without international fees instead. Bring sensible shoes and thick socks, as cobblestoned streets are common throughout Europe. Finally, bring layers for the weather, as the temperatures can be highly varied even in the prime summer months.