Silver Endeavour: the comfort and elegance of Silversea

Let’s discover Silver Endeavour, the latest generation ship for Silversea Cruises expedition, recently added to the fleet and which has helped to increase the offer of polar itineraries for the luxurious cruise line.

Silver Endeavour combines the comfort and elegance of Silversea Cruises with the cutting edge of expedition cruising, aboard the latest generation ship, capable of visiting the most extreme part of the world in a luxurious and unique environment.

Entering service in 2021, Silver Endeavour was renewed in 2022 when the expedition ship joined the Silversea Cruises fleet. It is intended for unique itineraries, with road primarily to the Arctic during the summer and Antarctic in the winter season. Her polar class, PC6, allows her to enter the most remote places on the planet, offering guests new experiences.

Just over 20 thousand tons, a maximum capacity of 200 passengers served by 200 crew members, make her a ship capable of offering excellent service, with a crew/pax ratio of 1:1, an indication of extreme quality. The space on board is also wide, ensuring larger-than-average common areas and suite surfaces.

There are eight passenger decks on the Silver Endeavour board, three of which are entirely devoted to the various suite categories, located on decks five to eight. The basic type, as spacious and elegant as it is, is the Classic Veranda Suite, which, depending on its location on the upper decks, transforms into the Superior Veranda Suite and Deluxe Veranda Suite. All are equipped with a large bathroom, dressing room, minibar and other comforts available to all guests, who are always looked after by their own butler.

In addition to the Premium Veranda Suite, the higher categories are the Silver Suite, the Grand Suite and the Owner’s Suite. These are real flats overlooking the sea, equipped with a living room, large tables to enjoy meals in complete privacy, a double bathroom with bathtub and other unmistakable details such as umbrellas, safe, shoe horns, bathrobes and slippers, binoculars, atlas, a large selection of shampoos, shower gels and creams, etc.

Most of the common spaces are located on decks 4 and 5. The Explorer Lounge, located forward on deck 4, is a comfortable and elegant living room where meetings and daily briefings are held to learn news about upcoming excursions, or interesting conferences from part of the specialists on board. But it is also an excellent place for an evening aperitif, accompanied by music and looking out onto the sea from large windows.

In the central area is the Connosseur’s Corner, a small and elegant refuge for lovers of cigars and distillates.

Another focal point of the ship is the Art Cafè, on deck 5. Here you can always find some snacks, in a beautiful showcase available to guests. The area is also served by a bar open all day, with high tables on the starboard side of the ship, and comfortable lower tables on the port side. In the centre, a small living room with armchairs and sofas is decorated with a modern stove, which recalls the warmth desired by those returning on board after an excursion to the Arctic or Antarctica. This is also where the reception desk and cruise caretaker are located.

On the same deck 5, walking towards the stern, there are other services such as the Beauty Salon, the Fitness Center and the Otium Spa, equipped with a sauna, Turkish bath and a relaxation area overlooking the sea, served with drinks and small delicacies. The number of treatments offered is also numerous, with massages of all kinds.

After then opens the beautiful covered swimming pool, set in the context of The Grill restaurant. Large side windows and a spectacular glass roof make this area a true sea view, enjoyable even in extreme external conditions.

The Observation Lounge, located on deck 9, is an alternative for those who love silence during the day, with beautiful views from the bow, and many small corners in which to sit and read or admire the view. In the evening it becomes the place to have a good drink or dance with live music.

On the same deck 9 there is also the beautiful Library, full of texts about the areas visited, the flora and fauna that guests will be lucky enough to meet live, and some board games. On the opposite side, however, there is a Laboratory, where the specialists on board show interesting information on minerals, animals and other wonders that only expedition cruises can offer.

Dining on the Silver Endeavour board offers many alternatives. The main restaurant, The Restaurant, located on deck 4, is large and very elegant, available for all meals of the day, and always free. It offers international dishes in a nice and relaxed context. The side tables allow you to watch the sailing even while enjoying your meal. A more informal alternative offered by The Grill, also open for all meals of the day, within the beautiful setting of the indoor swimming pool, overlooking the stern. Here there is a small buffet always available for guests to supplement with a choice card.

At any time, as mentioned, you can find snacks in the Art’s Cafè. But that’s not all: a real breakfast is served in the morning, just as there is always good soup at lunchtime, along with a selection of fruits, cheeses and sandwiches. Also in the afternoon, with fantastic scoones, and in the evening for a snack or an aperitif.

The Terrazzino, located on deck 4, is the Italian restaurant on board, with a menu that rotates every 4/5 days, offering the great classics of Italian tradition. This is also a free restaurant, by reservation only, that enriches the cruise experience. You can dine either in the elegant indoor dining room or along the starboard side of the ship, with beautiful sea views.

On board Silversea, room service is available and free of charge 24 hours a day, and during restaurant opening hours, meals can also be served in your suite.

The Mud Room On deck 3, is a storage area for excursion equipment that each guest can keep in their locker, and an area where one prepares to embark on zodiacs for expeditions. At the stern, the Silver Endeavour offers the Marina, a platform from which to set off in a kayak, prepare for some special excursions or, for the more adventurous, attempt the famous “polar plounge”, a dive among the icebergs that will be the quintessential image of your “Antarctic” or “Arctic” experience.

Deck 10 of the Silver Endeavour also offers some beautiful outdoor areas, although these are not always enjoyable due to the harsh climate of the shipping lanes. The Sun Deck offers a bar, open depending on the weather conditions, and a number of areas with sunbeds in the bow area. Even if you can’t stay, often, right in your swimming costume, it remains a beautiful area for walking and observing the view.

Other walks with breathtaking views can be taken on decks 5 and 6, leading to The Bow, an area located at the bow of the ship with a beautiful outdoor Jacuzzi. This is an ideal spot for observing the panorama, directly facing the extreme bow of the ship.

Silver Endeavour manages to combine its characteristics as an expedition vessel with the luxury and comfort that distinguishes the Silversea Cruises’ fleet. This allows you to have unique experiences, visiting extreme regions comfortably immersed in an environment in which everything revolves around the guest. An elegant and relaxing alcove, often immersed in the wonder of the ice and the silence of the farthest latitudes, which gives extreme value to the ‘experience of a lifetime’ of travellers who choose her.

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Gabriele Bassi