The Travel Broker team were privileged to attend the launch of the new Silversea’s ship ‘Silver Dawn’ on 25th March 2022.

She is stylish, sophisticated and sexy!

From the moment we stepped onboard we marveled in the elegance and choices onboard.

When you cruise with Silverseas you enjoy amazing suite accommodation, your own butler and ‘All Inclusive’ drinks throughout the ship and in your suite.

Here is a sneak peak at the Grand Suite Suites onboard.

When it comes to dining – you don’t have to make a booking – it’s ALL AROUND Dining which means you can choose each restaurant you would like to dine in each day and at the time you want with no reservations and no fuss.

The standard in cuisine onboard is second to none – if you have not experienced Japanese food before I would thoroughly recommend Kaiseki – it is very special. You can enjoy 24 hour room service also with an amazing menu choices.

Silverseas can boast of having the best offer of wines on the high seas. An offer that goes from the most exquisite wines to the boutique vineyards. There are 110 different wines to choose from which is all included in your cruise fare. Each evening, the Somelier may recommend a wine, you can try something new or chose something you love!

Our cruise began in Lisbon and we sailed to Portimao for an overnight stay – Portimao is a great destination you can visit Alvor, Lagos, Casa da Alfândega or visit many of the beautiful sandy beaches along this coastline. You can taste the juicy hauls of sardines, cooked over open fires, with glasses of wine pressed from the vineyards nearby. You can visit some off the offbeat fishing villages, quaintly tiled towns, there is a rich medley of life, culture and flavours to indulge in.

Silversea have just introduced S.A.L.T. – Sea and Land Taste.


S.A.L.T. offers the culinary curious traveller a literal taste of things to come. Unique to Silverseas, S.A.L.T. gives a travel experience like no other. Enjoy in-depth, engaging excursions and connect your food to your destination in a way that has never been experienced before. Learn of the culinary heritage of local destinations, travelling on a gastronomic journey with those who truly understand the culture behind the cuisine. Then, bring it all back on board and, with the help of Silversea’s guest chefs, enjoy immersive tastings on board. S.A.L.T offers voyage of discovery, wherever you are.


Silver Moon and Silver Dawn boasts three S.A.L.T. venues that will bring authentic dining experiences to your tastebuds. Enjoy special dinners in our S.A.L.T. Kitchen, a restaurant that changes recipes and flavours with every single port you visit. Get a taste for the authentic and settle down to enjoy locally-inspired cocktails and drinks in our S.A.L.T. Bar or connect deeply with the rich heritage of each destination sailed to, as you join our talented chefs to learn how food is prepared in the region in our S.A.L.T. Lab. This programme takes travellers further than ever before in destination experiences.

As part of the S.A.L.T. concept we enjoyed a culinary lunch experience in Villa Vida Park – a stunning 4 course lunch prepared by local young chefs with local ingredients – it was delicious.

We also enjoyed a Portuguse cooking class in the bespoke S.A.L.T. Lab – we made Caldo Verde and Bifanas – beautiful traditional portuguese dishes – see recipes here – the chefs onboard made this a fantastic experience. You can enjoy this on many itineraries adapted to the local destinations – Greece, Italy, France …..

We couldn’t talk about our cruise without talking about our butler; Edwardo, he was just so lovely, checking in on us, bringing us mixers and ice for a pre-dinner G&T’s, having some hor d’oeuvres for us on our return from Portimao and even offering to pack our suitcases for us! He was so helpful, attentive and unobstrusive.








We met some other great crew members who made our cruise more memorable – Monique in the S.A.L.T Bar – she was just amazing, so friendly and looked after us with lovely cocktails. Also on our last night we were treated to a unique show ‘Ship Happens’, Vicki the cruise director has been in the entertainment industry and she put on a comedy and musical show to remember. The entertainment onboard was fantastic we were even treated to a beautiful Opera singing from Richard from Dublin!

Vicki Cruise Director SIlversea










As you walk around the ship – you cannot but notice the amazing art, all beautiful unique pieces to marvel.

You can enjoy so much on this beautiful ship, she has so many venues that offer something different, we particularly loved the Arts Cafe and Observation Lounge and Library on Deck 11 – a lovely quiet area to enjoy the scenery and some amazing books from around the world.

While on your luxury cruise, embark on a personal journey of wellness to complement your global adventures.

Work out in the well-equipped Fitness Centre, take a class in circuit training or Pilates in the aerobics room, and let the sauna and steam rooms work their magic to soothe every muscle. Silversea offers seminars ranging from aromatherapy and nutrition to how to burn fat. A holistic approach to wellness fully integrates exercise, fitness and spa therapies with health lectures and nutritious dining to help you maintain a healthy lifestyle, even while away from home. Take a look at the PTivam Spa where they have a full selection of treatments available along with a beauty salon and barber shop.












When you cruise with Silversea they offer you 1 complimentary shore excursion in each port – this is tremendous value for money. Your wifi is also all included and works very well.

Silver Dawn is one of the Muse Class with sister ships – Silver Moon and Silver Muse.

Check out the christening of the Silver Dawn

About Silversea
Part of the Royal Caribbean Group, Silversea Cruises is recognized as an innovator in the ultra-luxury cruise industry, offering guests large-ship amenities aboard its intimate, all-suite vessels: Silver Wind, Silver Shadow, Silver Whisper, Silver Spirit and Silver Muse – all designed to offer an atmosphere of conviviality and casual elegance. With the inclusion of the expedition ships Silver Origin, Silver Explorer, and Silver Cloud, Silversea’s itineraries encompass all seven continents and feature worldwide luxury cruises to the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, the Galapagos, both Polar Regions, and hundreds of fascinating destinations in between. Silversea is also looking forward to the launch of four new ultra-luxury ships: Silver Moon, Silver Dawn, and two Evolution-class ships.

With over 900 destinations across all 7 continents, wherever you want to go, you can get there with Silversea.

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