The Ultra-Luxe Silversea Celebrates 25 Years In 2019

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This year Silversea Cruises is celebrating its 25th birthday, as well as a number of remarkable milestones.

When it launched back in 1994, Silversea was the world's first all-inclusive ultra-luxury cruise line. Over the years, it has welcomed almost half a million guests on approximately 4,100 voyages, and its ships have completed an accumulated total of over 47,800 cruise days.

"I feel so proud when I consider what we have achieved in 25 years," says Manfredi Lefebvre, Silversea's Executive Chairman. "From just one ship in 1994 to a fleet of nine vessels with at least five to come, we will soon realize the vision set out by my father when he brought innovation to our industry and founded our cruise line. I am grateful to our loyal guests, our travel advisors, and to our crew and employees—they have made this great achievement possible. We continuously work to push boundaries of travel; rest assured that this is just the beginning."

Many aspects of the cruise line have evolved in the past 25 years, but the core principles that were ingrained at the beginning of its journey still remain today: providing travel to remarkable destinations in exceptional comfort, personalized service and an intimate atmosphere on board.

Today, Silversea offers immersive travel experiences for guests in over 900 destinations, from pole to pole – more than any other cruise line.

The launch of Silversea Expeditions in 2008 pushed the boundaries of discovery in the ultra-luxury industry, with trailblazing voyages such as Antarctica in 2008, the Russian Arctic in 2012 and the Galapagos Islands in 2014.

In 2019, Silversea's guests will traverse the Northeast Passage for the first time, while the cruise line will undertake the world's first ever Expedition World Cruise in 2021.

Fine food from around the world, complimentary drinks throughout the ship, and a butler for each suite are just some of the luxurious amenities that Silversea's guests have enjoyed since the launch of the cruise line in 1994.

Since Silversea's acquisition by Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. in 2018, these icons of luxury have been further enhanced by Project Invictus, a long-term plan to grow and enhance Silversea's fleet of ships.

Guests enjoy complimentary, chilled champagne in their suites upon arrival and throughout the ship; complimentary sustainable caviar, available 24 hours per day; an enriched offering of canapes, seafood, berries, and fine steak cuts; and an enhanced wine list, which already comprises the largest complimentary offering at sea.

At its launch, Silversea began with just 25 land-based employees in Fort Lauderdale. At the end of 2018, there were 2,571 employees—comprising onboard crew and land-based employees in offices around the world.

Silversea has released a commemorative video to mark the anniversary. Check it out here!