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Silver Moon

Our Ship Review
Deal Expert / Travel Blogger

Silver Moon debuted in July 2021 as the sister ship to 2017’s Silver Muse and features the same indulgent onboard amenities that have made Silversea a leader in the small luxury ship market.

Carrying 596 guests in all-suite accommodations, this sophisticated ship celebrates Silversea’s Italian heritage and the evolution of its culinary focus via the immersive S.A.L.T. (Sea and Land Taste) program. Other onboard highlights include five-star, white-glove service (the ship has a high crew-to-guest ratio with a crew of 411, including personal butlers) and inviting lounges (the Panorama Lounge for scenic views, Dolce Vita for refined ambiance and piano music, Connoisseur’s Corner for cigars and aged spirits, and Silver Note for late-night tapas-style bites accompanied by live jazz). All of this complements the ship’s roster of global itineraries, which span anywhere between six and 34 nights. 

Designed for couples who enjoy and can afford personalized attention and pampering when they travel, Silver Moon maintains the high standard of excellence that its loyal clientele appreciates. This extends into the onboard Zagara Beauty Spa, which features a soothing thermal area with floor-to-ceiling windows offering sea views and a menu of therapies designed to relax and invigorate. All in all, Silver Moon, with its elevated amenities, elegantly embodies the Silversea mantra of “when perfection isn’t enough.”

What We Love

Spacious, Well-Appointed Suites: Ranging from 335-square-foot Vista and Panorama Suites to 947-to-1,389-square-foot Owner’s Suites (available in one- or two-bedroom configurations), the accommodations on Silver Moon are spacious and luxuriously appointed. Most are in the Veranda Suite category, which measure 387 square feet. All feature a minibar restocked daily, a walk-in closet, a marble bathroom with a tub and separate walk-in shower, and a luxury mattress topped by high-thread-count linens.

Destination-Based Culinary Experiences: Foodies seeking to immerse themselves in regional flavors and preparations — while also enjoying a contemporary take on classic gastronomy rooted in France (at La Dame), Italy (at Terrazzo and Spaccanapoli), and Japan (at Kaiseki) — will enjoy the array of dining options aboard Silver Moon. A trio of destination-focused experiences (S.A.L.T. Kitchen, S.A.L.T. Bar, and S.A.L.T. Lab) delve into regional cuisines and libations by allowing guests to seek out local foods at the source (with visits to farms, markets, street vendors, and cooking schools, for example), enjoy onboard culinary workshops, and dine on menus created specifically to the cruise’s itinerary. 

Best Known For

White-Glove Butler Service: Every suite aboard Silver Moon (and all Silversea ships) is attended to by a professional butler, who will unpack for you (if you so desire) as well as handle laundry requests, make dinner reservations, shine your shoes, and ensure your in-suite bar is always stocked. Guests booked in one of the higher suite categories can even ask their butler to organize an in-suite cocktail party.

All-Inclusive Cruise Fares: Silversea’s cruise fares are full of inclusions, such as “door-to-door” transfers from home to the ship (including roundtrip airfare with upgrades to business class available in select destinations), complimentary beverages (including beer, spirits, and even bottles of bubbly and wine), complimentary crew gratuities, and at least one shore excursion in every port.

Who It's Best For

Well-Traveled Couples: There’s an elegance to Silversea ships — from décor that favors a classic-meets-contemporary look without being fussy or flashy to dining that focuses on elevated flavor combinations and preparations — so meat-and-potatoes cruisers without a sophisticated palate might feel a bit out of place. Silversea guests also tend to be well-to-do, well-traveled, and well into their retirement, so the onboard vibe tends to be on the tranquil side.

Don't Say We Didn't Warn You

Not Everyone Loves a Butler or Other Formalities: Independent types who appreciate luxury, just without its more formal trappings, may find the attentive service of a personal butler and the fine-dining focus in most of Silver Moon’s restaurants to be a bit too much — although a Do Not Disturb sign on the stateroom door and a few slices of fresh-from-the-oven Neapolitan pizza from Spaccanapoli can make even this ultra-luxurious ship feel less precious.

Donna Heiderstadt
Deal Expert / Travel Blogger
Cruise Expert